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  1. Dowsing success

    A member on here prompted me to try dowsing for myself a little while ago, he said if looking for gold, have small piece of gold in your non-dominant hand and a magnet to negate the "rings", for an L-rod he said to use 1/8" 316L welding rod, 16-28" long, I went with 21" long, with a 4" handle...
  2. Making a deep probe (out of pinpointer?)

    Anyone know if its feasible to make a 2 feet long or so pinpointed probe with a narrow shaft (1/2-3/4" thick) for drilling holes with a 1" wide auger and probing for metal detection?
  3. OK, take your best shot dowsers

    Supposed buried jar of coins.
  4. Which metal most closely emulates a gold signal to a PI machine?

    Looking to make some test targets to bury, I have a GPX-5000 for reference. What coins could I use to best emulate gold? Nickels? Aluminum tabs?
  5. Best settings for GPX-5000 for cache hunting?

    Hey again guys, I got a GPX-5000 recently, and am still learning the machine, what would be the best settings combination for cache hunting? This would be eastern US mountain forest type soil, hunting silver or shiny yellow caches. Thanks in advance
  6. Anyone know if caches sink, also, what depth?

    It's really two questions: 1) What is the depth range that actual coin caches were commonly buried? 2) would a jar of silver or gold sink very deep over say a 50 year period? Area is eastern mountains.
  7. Minelab Pro Find 25 is garbage

    First off, Minelabs are good machines, their actual metal detectors. For pin-pointers, they're asleep at the wheel. I bought a Pro-Find 25, brand new. It seemed ok at first, it was detecting shovel heads at around 2 feet, my truck at 5 feet or so, and then on small metal objects it was...
  8. Why did Charlie Ryan get away with murdering Doc Noss?

    I just finished "100 Tons of Gold" amazing story, to say the least. One part I find particularly disturbing is the sequence where Doc, disastrously, tries to fly off the 110 bars. For one thing, it makes no sense that Charles Ryan wanted to "turn the gold into authorities", why on earth would...
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