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    Slaying some Virginia Gold nuggets with the GPX4800

    Finished up the video of my second successful hunt with the GPX4800 in Virginia. Running the 15x12 commander mono, with the GPX running in Enhance. Dug over 100 trash targets but got 4 nice gold nuggets. It seems that everytime i turn the camera on to dig i get trash, and when i dont out pops a gold nugget.

    Hope you all enjoy!


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    Apr 2003
    Alberta
    Various Minelabs(5000, 2100, X-Terra 705, Equinox 800, Gold Monster), Falcon MD20, Tesoro Sand Shark, Gold Bug Pro, Makro Gold Racer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mgumby16 View Post
    Finished up the video of my second successful hunt with the GPX4800 in Virginia. Running the 15x12 commander mono, with the GPX running in Enhance. Dug over 100 trash targets but got 4 nice gold nuggets. It seems that everytime i turn the camera on to dig i get trash, and when i dont out pops a gold nugget.

    Hope you all enjoy!
    Seems to be the way it goes, nice finds by the way!

    All the best,

    Lanny
    Nothin' quite as fun as chasin' sassy nugget gold! http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/me...mysteries.html

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    Jul 2014
    Port Perry, Ontario
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    It always works that way. i was detecting silver on the weekend. Getting little pieces and lots of junk. Didn't turn on my camera when I dug a marginal signal and got my best nugget yet. 2-3 lb solid silver, museum quality. I had a GoPro on my dog, so I really hope she was on the job.
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    Apr 2003
    Alberta
    Various Minelabs(5000, 2100, X-Terra 705, Equinox 800, Gold Monster), Falcon MD20, Tesoro Sand Shark, Gold Bug Pro, Makro Gold Racer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meMiner View Post
    It always works that way. i was detecting silver on the weekend. Getting little pieces and lots of junk. Didn't turn on my camera when I dug a marginal signal and got my best nugget yet. 2-3 lb solid silver, museum quality. I had a GoPro on my dog, so I really hope she was on the job.
    Nice find!!

    Seems like you're getting dialled in.

    All the best,

    Lanny
    Nothin' quite as fun as chasin' sassy nugget gold! http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/me...mysteries.html

  5. #5
    us
    Mar 2014
    Central Arizona
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    Prospecting
    Nice video, great gold....next time leave out the obnoxious extremely loud music. Volume was 30 times louder than the rest of the video. Other than that, keep up the great work finding the nice shiny gold. Dennis
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    George

    Jun 2019
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    Great finds, gold is elusive, ive chased it since the 70s, know how exciting it is to find, i can close my eyes and see the first nugget i found, a 1/4 ozer yikes i was happy....
    Last edited by alaskaseeker; Oct 19, 2019 at 09:33 PM.
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    You say you are digging up a lot of trash before you get the nugget. That's a pretty pricey detector. Does it not discriminate out the trash well enough to let you know it's trash and not to dig it up? Or does the sound and reading for stuff like aluminum still look/sound like it does if it was gold? I know iron is easier to tell and not dig it up but just wondering isn't there a setting where it will differentiate between gold and other conductive metals?
    Asking cause I'm trying to find out the best detector I can buy for both depth and for finding specifically gold nuggets. I have a Whites GMT and it is horrible around hot rocks but it's pretty decent at finding shallow gold.

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    Maryland
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    Those big Minelabs won't discriminate as they are PI machine. Looks like Orange County red dirt, or maybe just into Culpeper County. Surprised no Civil War artifacts in the batch.

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    GPX,when set up to do so, will blank out over iron.

  10. #10
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    Mar 2014
    Central Arizona
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    Discrimination on some PI's, yes, but don't ever use it. When gold prospecting with a PI you dig it all. Never trust discrimination when detecting gold. The only exception would be an extremely trashy area using a proper VLF with known good discrimination circuit, but even then you will miss gold due to loss of sensitivity. Dennis
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