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  1. I was able to get out into the desert a while back to hit one of my old patches with the Minelab GPZ 7000. This was a spot I had done really well over the years with the GPX machines and taken a lot of nuggets from. Most of the pieces were less than 3 grams, but a few were in the ¼ and ½ oz. range. I knew it would be a great spot for the 7000 because all the easy, obvious targets were gone, and I thought most all the trash would be too…at least that’s what I thought. Within five minutes I picked up my first nugget. I use the term nugget loosely because it probably only weighed 0.1g. I kept spiraling around the hillside and was blown away by how many small bits of trash were still left. Some of the wire fragments that sounded off on the GPZ blew me away; I could barely see them in my hand! I even found a target in one of my old dig holes. Most of what I pulled from the old patch was trash, but I did walk away with 18 nuggets for a grand total of about 6-grams. Not too shabby. The GPZ is a heavy machine, and to be honest I still prefer the “feel” of my GPX, especially when putting in long days. However, if you don’t mind digging lots of holes chasing small targets, the 7000 will pull even the tiniest nuggets at amazing depths. I was totally impressed...Now only if they can get the electronics of a 7000 inside an Equinox housing! Happy hunting everyone – stay safe!
  2. This beautiful spread of nuggets was found recently by a good friend of mine here in the southwest. He said that the entire patch fit inside a 200 square-foot oval piece of ground. Everything was found with his Minelab GPZ 7000. The nuggets all appear to be fairly rough with some attached host rock. What amazes me is the variation in color amongst the gold. Some nuggets appear more orangish suggesting copper, while the others look to have more silver in them. It makes me wonder if everything came from the same vein, or if perhaps there were several different stringers that all combined to form the patch. Either way this is a heck of a nice haul and it couldn’t have happened to a better guy! He asked to remain anonymous, so I won’t say much other than he is a true inspiration. He is dealing with some major health issues that would have had most folks bed ridden and depressed. Instead he is out there digging holes in the desert making the most out of each day. He is an amazing guy whom I’m proud to call a friend. As the Ozzies would say, “Good on ya mate!”
  3. A customer of mine over in California just sent me these photos of an incredible discovery he just made using the new Minelab Equinox 800. According to him, he was working a heavy trashed site. He said the place was covered with iron, tin, and just about everything else imaginable. Despite the junk, the machine locked onto a nice high tone and when he dug down, out comes this beautiful black powder flask from the early 1800’s! What’s even more amazing is that this was only the second time he had ever swung the detector! This great find Alan; I really thank you for sharing it. Hopefully there are still more treasures waiting for you beneath that junk, keep up the good work my friend!...The first photo shows it right out of the ground, and the second is after a cleaning and being straightened out.
  4. A friend just texted over this photo of a beautiful gold & quartz specimen that he recently detected with his Minelab GPZ 7000 here in Arizona. It weighs in at a bit over 8-grams. This is a great find and a wonderful addition to any collection! Thank you again for sharing with us!
  5. We just got in a small shipment of the newer Nugget Finder 17x13” SPOKE Evolution Coils. The only difference between this and the current solid version are the addition of the “spoked” holes which help to reduce the overall weight. Even though this is a larger sized coil it only weighs in at a hair over two pounds. The 17” EVO coil has been a big hit among many prospectors here in the US and abroad. It is definitely worth consideration from someone that is looking to chase deeper nuggets, or to cover new ground quickly. A fitted skid plate is included with each coil. Price is $495 with FREE Shipping. Please feel free to call (928.777.0267) or email me to order or with any questions.
  6. These great photos just came in today from a customer of ours in the western US that just purchased one of the Nugget Finder 17x13” Evolution Coils. The photos pretty much say it all…Congratulations on your first finds with the new coil and a big thank you for sharing with us! “First time out with the new coil, seems to work pretty good! Thanks Chris!”
  7. Earlier this month a friend of mine in CA scored this beautiful nugget while out swinging his Minelab GPX 5000. This chunky little piece tipped the scales at just over an ounce (22 dwt) and was dug at a depth of 2 feet! Nuggets like this are truly a treat – congratulations to the lucky & hard working finder!
  8. This is the stuff dreams are made of! The folks at Nugget Finder just sent me this photo today. This massive 72-ounce pile of gold nuggets was all dug off the same patch using the Minelab GPX 5000 coupled with the new 15” Evolution Super-Lite Coil! It took the lucky finder about 2 weeks to clean up the discovery. The biggest piece of the patch weighed in at 6-ounces, and most everything was deep… What an incredible find! A big thanks to our friends down under for sharing this testimonial. More information about the new 15” EVO’s can be found on the AZO website.
  9. My family and I were out doing some detecting this past weekend at an old mining camp. The camp dates to the 1870's and as you could imagine was loaded with trash, so I opted to run the Minelab CTX 3030. I found several Wheat cents, modern day coins, and a few old rusty relics, but the coolest find was below. At first I thought it was just a piece of scrap metal until I rubbed off the dirt. It measures approx. 9" x 4" and it is the first I have ever found. I am thinking it came off a whiskey barrel. What do you guys think???
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