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Post  Martin R on Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:33 am

Out of curiosity Dave
Comparing the Z 10x coil v the SDC2300 coil, what is the smallest piece that you have found with both machines
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Post  davsgold on Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:35 am

Martin R wrote:Out of curiosity Dave
Comparing the Z 10x coil v the SDC2300 coil, what is the smallest piece that you have found with both machines
Marty

G'day Marty

Hey I'm really trying to find larger pieces. Laughing but out at Tibooburra we were getting 20 to the gram with the 2300 and 12 to the gram with the 10" X-Xoil.

Another guy that was out there from VIC using the 10x9 X-Coil got 285 pieces for 22.17 grams for 38 days detecting.

How is your 17" X-Coil going?

cheers dave
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Post  Martin R on Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:54 pm

Dave wrote:
How is your 17" X-Coil going?

cheers dave

Well Dave it's like this

Despite all the controversy about how noisy the x coil is supposed to be and all

I have found a setting where it runs nice and smooth , I'm not going to openly discuss the setting anywhere
Seen way to much crap on other Forums to become part of that.

I know it works and runs just as smooth as the ML14" coil (for me anyways) and it has no worries finding the small stuff either down to .3gr at 6"
also finding so much lead shot left behind by others , makes one wonder why they are still there

If anything, it's like getting to know the Z all over again as the targets for a .5gr sound so much like junk
one just has to dig it all to be sure

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Post  davsgold on Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:45 pm

All good Marty, just enjoy doing what your doing.

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Post  davsgold on Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:07 pm

A few more pictures of gold found using the 17x12 spiral X-Coil on the GPZ7000

3 nuggets for 35 grams for the afternoon detecting
Some gold for the X-Coils - Page 2 3_nugg10

Some of the gold found with the 17x12 Spiral X-Coil
Some gold for the X-Coils - Page 2 Some_g10

Species found using the 17x12 Spiral X-Coil, and the SG says there is plenty of gold inside these.
Some gold for the X-Coils - Page 2 Specie12

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Post  Kon61gold on Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:29 pm

Holy Moly Top looking pieces there Dave, well done. Go the X-Coils T06 cheers

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Post  Travelergold on Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:10 am

Aahrr,  some very nice eye candy there dave. Making me jealous now.
It will be about 3 weeks till we get back to the hills for another run. Got back there a few days ago for couple hours for another 2 bits of that maiden patch. With the large xcoil. .3 and .45g. Bit of cleaning will bring weight down a bit. Xcoil really proving itself.   Got that nice trip in a few days. The trial drugs have not been doing there thing so time is of the essence now.

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Post  Nightjar on Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:01 am

Certainly getting the results you wanted Dave, keep them coming.


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Post  davsgold on Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:47 pm

Another successful trip for a few days out detecting, using the ever faithful 17x12 spiral X-Coil on the great GPZ7000 and yes this is a very good combo getting very small 0.1g bits deep and won't miss the big ones either.  This combo is a great setup to use, great for patch hunting with the extra coverage being the 17" elliptical and the 12" part for wonderful sensitivity, all in all a perfect all round coil.

Anyhow this is one piece from the last outing 20 grams
Some gold for the X-Coils - Page 2 20g_nu10

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Post  Mike54 on Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:41 pm

The 17”x12” X-coil is working very well for you Dave, very nice gold finds there. Very Happy Congrats and thanks for sharing your nice finds. T25

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Post  joe82 on Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:41 pm

indeed proving its self mate well done I just cant get my head around the whole cable cutting thing Rolling Eyes

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Post  davsgold on Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:16 pm

Thanks Kon, Travelergold, Nightjar, and Mike and Joe, yes I can say we are very happy with the X-Coils.

joe82 wrote:I just cant get my head around the whole cable cutting thing

The best solution is to get SteelPhase to do the job Very Happy

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Post  davsgold on Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:48 pm

331.6 gram specie and the Specific Gravity (213 grams) suggests about 25 grams of gold, there is visible gold on the outside and so there must be quite a bit inside. Very Happy

The 17x12 spiral X-Coil on the 7000 strikes again. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  moredeep on Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:06 pm

very nice speci dave,might be a great piece to cut into slices/half? display piece

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Post  davsgold on Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:13 pm

moredeep wrote:very nice speci dave,might be a great piece to cut into slices/half? display piece

cheers  moredeep

Thanks moredeep, and that might be a good idea, get it sliced and the faces polished, I have seen some nice slabs done this way, and hey if it don't come out any good you can always drop them into the dolly pot and give them the alternative treatment. Very Happy

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Post  Kon61gold on Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:37 pm

V02  Damn, If only it were all gold Shocked Q35   None the less, gold is gold. Well done Dave. Judging by the looks of your gold specimen, I get an average of +/-  17 grams of gold contained within it.  If you intend on crushing it, do let us know what the gold content comes out to.

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Post  davsgold on Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:49 pm

Yes Kon that would be a nice surprise if it was all gold, even this one was so loud I was looking for the coke can Laughing

I know the SG's are only a bit of a guide that lets you know there is a lot or a little in the specie, I will either get sliced like moredeep suggests or crushed, probably sliced first just to see how it looks and go from there.

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Post  Kon61gold on Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:12 pm

Sliced is the way to go first & go from there.
That 17x12 spiral, is working wonders by the looks of it. Shocked

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Post  Travelergold on Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:52 pm

Dave, we tried to slice a couple nice speccies couple years ago. They were nice white quartz with good gold content, but when cut they broke apart. Either they did not like any heat, even though they were wet cut. Or the gold in them expanded the quartz breaking them. Gold soft and grabbing blade.
They were quite laden with gold and we really wanted to be able to mount slices in a gold band for pendents but that never worked.
Still worth trying, as would be nice looking with quartz and gold showing. And nothing to loose. Just keep your fines from saw. Gold dust.

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Post  davsgold on Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:08 pm

Travelergold wrote:Dave, we tried to slice a couple nice speccies couple years ago. They were nice white quartz with good gold content, but when cut they broke apart. Either they did not like any heat, even though they were wet cut. Or the gold in them expanded the quartz breaking them. Gold soft and grabbing blade.
They were quite laden with gold and we really wanted to be able to mount slices in a gold band for pendents but that never worked.
Still worth trying, as would be nice looking with quartz and gold showing. And nothing to loose. Just keep your fines from saw. Gold dust.

G'day Wally

Yes it won't take long to find out if it will cut/slice or just crack and break. and yes I will keep the sawdust. Very Happy

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Post  davsgold on Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:41 pm

Some more species and nuggets for the X-Coils 4.5 ozs for the week, well it's not even a full week. Very Happy the weather is starting to warm up and getting windy as well, gusts upto 60 odd km/hour is a bit annoying, but hey the gold has more than made up for everything that might seem a bit annoying Laughing

130 grams and 50 grams of gold inside this one Very Happy
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The collection for the week 4.5 ozs of gold in these species and nuggets
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Post  piston broke on Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:38 pm

Bloody ripper Dave T06 cheers Pete.
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Post  davsgold on Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:36 pm

Thanks Pete, it's turned into a very good trip Very Happy

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Post  koeh on Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:09 pm

davsgold wrote:Some more species and nuggets for the X-Coils 4.5 ozs for the week, well it's not even a full week. Very Happy the weather is starting to warm up and getting windy as well, gusts upto 60 odd km/hour is a bit annoying, but hey the gold has more than made up for everything that might seem a bit annoying Laughing

130 grams and 50 grams of gold inside this one Very Happy
Some gold for the X-Coils - Page 2 50_gra10

The collection for the week 4.5 ozs of gold in these species and nuggets
Some gold for the X-Coils - Page 2 Over_410

cheers dave

What sg are you using for the ironstone
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Post  moredeep on Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:21 pm

WOW! very nice dave cheers

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Post  Reg Wilson on Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:06 am

Firstly my thanks to Dave (davsgold) for making the 12" X coil available for me to test. I would point out that this is the GPX and QED compatible coil and not the GPZ one.
My testing involved both air and ground, using bundle, flat and spiral wound coils of a similar size, as well as a couple of larger and smaller coils. Real gold was used as well as a 300ml beer can.
The X coil was superior to all other coils of similar size, except when compared to the 25" Nuggetfinder using the beer can. This was naturally an air test.
The QED gave better target response on the smallest bit of gold, (pinhead size) and was far better on a 1.5 gm raggedy piece which the GPX did not like at all, but the GPX was marginally better on some of the larger bits.
The highlight of the X coil was how stable it was on the ground at my place which is gold bearing. I could run it on the QED with a mode of 1 and the gain flat out on 10. It ran very smooth and responsive on this hot setting that I could not use with any other coil on this ground.
Hotter settings can also be used with GPX and I did so with these tests.
Summing up I would say that this coil improves performance on both GPX and QED.
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Post  joe82 on Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:05 pm

cheers reg, I am just about to recive the 12x6 xcoil to test on the 5000 against the evo range mainly the 12" but will try also the 15" and see how things preform cheers for your report

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Post  davsgold on Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:29 am

This is my first piece of SA gold, we stopped for a few days around Adelaide on our way home, to catch up with some friends.

17x12 spiral X-Coil on the GPZ7000 does the job again.  Very Happy

1.25 grams
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Same piece other side
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Post  joe82 on Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:17 pm

nice work mate Very Happy

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Post  Kon61gold on Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:30 pm

That 17X12 inch spiral wound X-Coil is certainly producing the goods Dave, well done. Can't wait to get my hands on one to test it here in Vic.

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