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StanTHEMan

Three Little Nuggets,

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Hi all,

I got up WAY too early Friday and hit the road to meet Chris to pick up my new GP3500. About 5 min ahead of me a semi lost it's trailer which scooted along the hiway at 75 mpg spaying it's cargo all over the road and shutting everything down to a one-lane crawl. By the time I cleared the scene at the Carefree Hiway and 17, Northbound traffic was backed up all the way to the 101 interchange! :blink:

Anyway, it was good to see Chris and I both arrived a little early at the rendezvous point. We made our way to an area in the Bradshaws and he went over the differences between my GP Extreme (Which I bought new from him a few years ago B) ) and my new GP3500 and pointed me to an area where Gold has been found. With my GP Extreme I found Gold my second trip out, with my GP3500 I had my first Gold within the first 2 hours of swinging it.

I noticed several diffrences that I like in the GP3500 over the Extreme - First off is the ground-Balance button on the handle. This makes re-balancing a WHOLE lot easier - and one handed. The second thing I like about the GP3500 is the audio is loud enough that I don't need the Super Sound amp that I had on my Extreme. When I hit a target - I knew it.

The most obvious difference I noticed by not noticing. :huh::unsure::blink: Airplanes overhead. ;) I usually wear one earcuff cocked off of my ear so I can hear sounds around me. At one point I noticed the engine of a plane overhead and looked up to see two directly above me. That's when it hit me - - I hadn't heard any PINGs or BOINGs on the detector! :D:D All day I had only heard a faint Ping one time when there was a plane overhead, but I heard many planes overhead and heard no Pings on my detector, so I think Minelab has made enormous progress towards addressing this painfully pesky issue.

Others on the forums have suggested not running in Sensative mode, but I found it to be helpful and here's why. At one point I heard a slight disturbance in the threshold - not even close to being a signal, but definately a slight difference. I was running in Normal and clicked it over to Sensative and it became a definate signal. It turned out to be a small staple wedged way down in some cracks in the bedrock, but I ran in Sensative for the rest of the day and will probably continue to do so.

Overall I'm pretty impressed with the GP3500 and will now have to put together a package to sell my old Extreme. She'll be hard to part with since we've found so much Gold together, but I think I'm gonna find even more with this new machine.

 

 

Oh yes - By the time Chris left I had scored a tiny little piece, and finished up the day with three nuggets for a total of 3 grams even.

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Hey Stan,

 

Way to go on scoring those other 2 nuggets!!! :D You took to the new machine like a duck to water; snagging a piece in less than an hour! I had a great time out there in the hills with ya - thanks for giving me a good reason to sneak away from the office during the week ;) I appreciate the business, and wish you the best on your upcomming hunt!

 

Here's one of the Man getting ready to swing into action with his GP3500

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Stan, nice find there.....I went back to the spot we were in GV but no gold there yet....alot more holes appeared after you and I were there.....let me know when you are headed back and I'll try to meet you. It's good to here you got the 3500 and gold right away!

 

Tom

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Tom,

I'll let you know when I head back down South. I'm heading to California this weekend for up to 5 days. :D Gotta get me some of that California Gold to put in my poke! :P:lol:

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