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Diamond Queen

Member Since 20 May 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 01 2012 12:25 AM
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In Topic: At Gold Basin until Thursday

20 June 2012 - 12:20 PM

Chris and Queen...the x-705 is fully qualified to do all the things you say you want to do with a vlf...I realize you have a friend that uses the Explorer...it is a great machine. It is also an extremely heavey machine and requires serious application to fully appreciate.
I use my x-70 at the beach in dry and wet sand, I use it at the parks when I want to get a little detector fix and I have found some grain sized nuggets out in the Dales...it will with the proper coil do it all.
In my last park trip I found a 1903 barber dime, a wheaty and the usual junk, the trip before I found an old silver coin that someone holes and made into a necklace, before that another barber dime and wheaties/junk...a few week earlier a 10k mens bracelet worth about 300 in gold value, the trip after that a womans 14k ring worth about 100 in gold...pounds of junk coins at the beach...you get my point...
I like my x-70 but it took a while to get to know it...I could know it better but for my use it is fine...the Xterra-705 is even better than the x-terra-70...
fred



Fred Thank you so very much for the advice I talked with Chris not 100% sure yet but keeping the X 705 might be a big possibility. I told him I wouldn't have a problem with that... ;)

In Topic: At Gold Basin until Thursday

19 June 2012 - 10:33 PM

Oldies thank you so very much I appreciate that.. I do enjoy the relic hunting a lot I am in no way saying I won't go out nugget hunting again. I most definitely will because I love to go and hang out with Chris. I go and dig all his targets lol just like I know he will go with me when I relic hunt as he has stated he enjoyed going with me to the beach doing detecting. So I think it will all work out great in the end for both of us no matter what we will spend a good fun time with each other... ; ) agin thank you all for all of the advice it is most appreciated!

In Topic: At Gold Basin until Thursday

19 June 2012 - 11:52 AM

Chris and April, I would'nt give up on those two machines that you have. I have the Minelab Explorer II, the daddy to the E-Trac. There is a long learning curve to these machines, at least 50 hours min. I would save my money and learn your machines. Just my two centavos worth. Hendo :) :ph34r:


Hendo,
It's not that I am or want to give up on those machines... I just like doing the coin,relic and jewlery hunting and was looking to get a machine that would better suit that type of metal detecting... I am not sure the 705 will do that for me... I have already tested the gold bug pro out on it and unfortunately there was no way for me to descriminate the trash from the good targets with it.. I had to dig every last little noise it made... I have yet to be able to test the 705 out on it... I just know I want to have a machine I can use for the relic stuff and still be able to go out with Chris on his trips for nugget hunting... I am very easily disappointed when it comes to stuff and I guess this is what has happened with the nugget hunting I have been going out for a long while now with Chris and have watched him and others pull nuggets out of the ground he even got a little meteorite out of gold basin.... I again for the ummm teenth time walked away with nothing. I know that you can find more gold and silver doing the coin, relic and jewlery hunting which is why I have leaned more towards that type of detecting.. I mean it's like I told Chris it's sad when I have more fun metal detecting and digging up our front yard than I do going out to supossed gold bearing places... :( I just don't know what to do I guess.. Thank you for your advice though it is much appreciated... ;)

In Topic: At Gold Basin until Thursday

17 June 2012 - 02:49 PM

Just wanted to stop in and say, That I absolutely had fun at gold basin minus the heat and tire issue... it was good to get away from Cali for a few days. I absolutely enjoyed meeting Frank C and his wife two of the nicest people I have met. Frank thank you so very much for your hospitality and knowledge you shared with Chris and I. I am defintely looking forward to going back and hanging out with you guys again. I was just really bummed that I spent 26 hrs in 3 days on foot with Chris in the heat and I did not find so much as a fragment of a meteorite or gold.. :( I know it takes patience and time but after almost two years I think its been going out with Chris in SO MANY different places and I have yet to fine so much as my first little nugget... Its kinda wearing on me especially here in Cali all I dig is bullets. Gold Basin was awesome such a clean place I did NOT dig any trash there. In fact there was a few times I had to check my dectector because I would go so long with out a target that I started thinking something was wrong with my detector.... LOL ^_^ But all in all it was a great stay in Arizona and I am anxious to go back in the fall or winter when it is much much cooler! :rolleyes:

In Topic: Is it really a bad thing?

19 March 2012 - 09:48 AM

Well I was utterly and completely unaware that this happened to you babe. But I think I am 100% positive I know who this dealer was and as long as I have anything to do with the decisions of purchasing prospecting equipment we will NEVER buy from this dealer again I don't care how good the deal is. I too am a firm believer in giving good customer service if you treat me like crap I don't care if your giving me something for free you will not get my business.

On a good note I may not be able to as active as you are in all the prospecting stuff I.E going out and playing ;) or being able to get on here and chat with everyone, but I know I do enjoy doing it all when I can. I have not had the pleasure or opportunity to meet some of the people you know on here, But I enjoy hearing about your dealings with them. I can tell you guys that Chris enjoys his prospecting very much, but he also enjoys being on here and knowing, meeting and talking to all of you. He has had nothing but great things to say about everyone on here.

Rob all I know about about you is the few conversations and kind words you have shared with me on here and all the great stories and conversations Chris tells me you guys have. I do know you are a good guy, a GREAT business man and from what I can tell a dedicated family man. I want to thank you personally for all the great advice, service, conversations, hospitality and friendship you have shared with Chris and I. I am very very excited and anxious as well to meet you in person FINALLY next month as I will be with Chris when he goes to Arizona. It is a trip the whole family is anticipating and looking forward to. As well as a much needed and deserved break for us all. So again thank you very much for everything. I do hope your wrist is healing and coming along for you :(

As to everyone else who has had dealings with Chris and I ( you all know who you are ) I want to send a big thank you to all of you as well, and hopefully one day I will meet you guys as well. :) Until then everyone " HAPPY HUNTING " :wub: