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Re: Video: Part 2 - Garrett ATX on Small Gold Nuggets :super:
Posted by: jerrym1
Date: November 07, 2013 03:42PM
Hi Tye,

Glad you see it that 3 oz nugget report the way I do! Certainly, I will post my feedback once I get to learn the machine a bit and have the chance to use it. Unfortunately I don't have any goldfields on my doorstep here in Sydney where I live and the nearest ones are around 300km away. I will make that trip ASAP but for now I'm still waiting for my ATX to arrive. My friend is getting one too, so it will be a better report from both of us.

All the best

Jerry

Re: Video: Part 2 - Garrett ATX on Small Gold Nuggets :super:
Posted by: jerrym1
Date: November 07, 2013 03:55PM
Hi Fishers Ghost,

I do agree with you, but if you take into consideration that such a tiny nugget is only detectable with the coil about 2" from the nugget, then if buried 2" deep you would have to drag the coil on the ground. I think the Warren's test was fair enough.

Cheers

Jerry

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Re: Video: Part 2 - Garrett ATX on Small Gold Nuggets :super:
Posted by: Tye
Date: November 07, 2013 09:20PM
Hey Jerry...

That sounds great that the both of you will have one!
I am holding back a bit ..... to hear some good field reports
before I make the purchase. I consider reports from Oz to be a very important part
Of my decision making process! I will be asking Warren a lot of questions and
hope to hear from others like you and your buddy....
Thanks for making it to this forum and spreading the news!

Cheers!

Tye

Re: Video: Part 2 - Garrett ATX on Small Gold Nuggets :super:
Posted by: jerrym1
Date: November 07, 2013 10:11PM
Hi Tye

No worries. It will be our pleasure to enlighten you - hopefully in a positive way.
Tye, should you find out anything interesting from Warren, please share it with us. Thanks.

All the best

Jerry

Re: Video: Part 2 - Garrett ATX on Small Gold Nuggets :super:
Posted by: Fishers Ghost
Date: November 08, 2013 01:44AM
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jerrym1
Hi Fishers Ghost,

I do agree with you, but if you take into consideration that such a tiny nugget is only detectable with the coil about 2" from the nugget, then if buried 2" deep you would have to drag the coil on the ground. I think the Warren's test was fair enough.

Cheers

Jerry

Scrapping the coils over the ground is common practice here and if I could have heard the ATX ping that nugget burried at 1.5 to 2 inches in that hot ground I would have been seriously impressed..

Re: Video: Part 2 - Garrett ATX on Small Gold Nuggets :super:
Posted by: jerrym1
Date: November 08, 2013 05:40PM
According to this technique, you would have to keep swinging the coil on the ground continuously because should you lift it just 1" above ground that would make the total distance 2" + 1" = 3" and you would no longer hear it no matter how impressive the on ground test is. It is a different matter if you have a solid suspicion that in that particular spot a nugget might be. OK, then you might scrape the ground a bit; that I understand, but swinging left to right while making a forward progress walking with the coil on the ground? I don't thing I'll be doing that. BTW, there are no ATX coil covers available as yet.

Cheers

Re: Video: Part 2 - Garrett ATX on Small Gold Nuggets :super:
Posted by: jerrym1
Date: November 08, 2013 06:04PM
I'd like to add just one more thing. I myself would be interested in the test suggested by you. Don't get me wrong, I fully understand what you are on about and I would be impressed too! I just can imagine that had Warren done the test that way and with the coil hard on the ground, many viewers would probably scream "Yeah, but what happens when you lift the coil off the ground?!". You just can't please everyone.

Cheers

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Re: Video: Part 2 - Garrett ATX on Small Gold Nuggets :super:
Posted by: Tye
Date: November 08, 2013 08:27PM
Hi Jerry,

What ever I learn from Warren etc., I will
pass on.. For sure!

I have a good feeling about it all....so wish you guys all the best down your way and will be keeping my ears to the ground.

Cheers Jerry,

Tye

Re: Video: Part 2 - Garrett ATX on Small Gold Nuggets :super:
Posted by: Fishers Ghost
Date: November 08, 2013 09:22PM
All I am saying is can it penetrate that ground to any significant degree?
It is of no concern whether the coil is 1 inch or a foot or whatever, off the ground when it hits a target, we simply need to know if the ATX will find a small nugg buried an inch or two in hot ground.

When we scrape a coil it is not usually in a sweeping normal scanning manner, it is when we search for a very weak signal from a small target that is near the surface where a short scrubbing action is often used in an attempt to localise the target before getting down on hands and worn out knees.:cheers:

Re: Video: Part 2 - Garrett ATX on Small Gold Nuggets :super:
Posted by: jerrym1
Date: November 08, 2013 11:01PM
To test whether it can penetrate the ground to any significant degree, we would have to bury that particular 0.16 gram nugget to 2" depth you have previously suggested in that particular soil. I am referring to the test on the video that you criticize. NOW, it is already known to us from Bearcat's videos that a nugget of very much the same size can be detected sitting on TOP of iron rock at just about 2 inches with nothing but air in between. In the very best scenario (ground = air) we could only hope to detect the buried 0.16 gram it if we press the coil onto the ground. Even 1/2 " above ground we would hear nothing, since we have already exceeded the maximum 2" in free air capabilities. So it can't be tested in 2" depth at all.

My way of testing it and the way I am going to run the test it once I have received my ATX is as follows:

The known fact is that I can't exceed the nominal 2" free air possibilities between the coil and the nugget.

Thus, I shall bury the 0.12 nugget, which I have, to only 1" tightly packed iron ground, which I also have, and will try to hear it with the stock coil 1" above the test ground (1" + 1" = 2") or closer if it doesn't work. If it works, then I will re-bury the nugget to 1 1/2" depth and try again. Hopefully there will be no need to go as close to the ground with the coil as to actually touch the ground. This test would be (I think) pretty close to what you'd like to see. Am I right?

Your sentence "It is of no concern whether the coil is 1 inch or a foot or whatever" makes no sense to me, and frankly I don't understand the logic of it at all.

Why would it not be of any concern how far off the ground the coil is? Any further away than 1 inch and we won't detect anything. How else can we perform the test if it doesn't matter the coil is a foot away or whatever, as you put it. Mind you, I am still talking about the same 0.16 gram nugget. After reading that sentence I somehow have a feeling we're not on the same page.

Re: Video: Part 2 - Garrett ATX on Small Gold Nuggets :super:
Posted by: jerrym1
Date: November 08, 2013 11:09PM
Hi Tye,

Thanks for that. Any new info is appreciated!

Cheers

Jerry

Re: Video: Part 2 - Garrett ATX on Small Gold Nuggets :super:
Posted by: bearkat4160
Date: November 09, 2013 09:56PM
That is a good test Jerry and I have done it and it still picks up the .1+ gram nuggets still...



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Re: Video: Part 2 - Garrett ATX on Small Gold Nuggets :super:
Posted by: bearkat4160
Date: November 09, 2013 10:00PM
The 3 oz report has to be bunk as I put a partially flattened 2 oz sinker in a 15 inch hole and buried it, and picked it up with the ATX and the GPX 5000.

Bearkat



Minelab GPX 5000, Garrett ATX, Whites GMT, Fisher Gold Bug II, Garrett GTI 2500, Infinium LS, Ace 250, Scorpion Gold Stinger, Garrett AT Gold.

Re: Video: Part 2 - Garrett ATX on Small Gold Nuggets :super:
Posted by: bearkat4160
Date: November 09, 2013 10:04PM
I put two layers of Gorilla tape on the botton of my ATX coils so they will still be in good shape when the coil covers are available - so I CAN drag the coil on the ground just to get maybe a bit more depth and less air between ground and coil.



Minelab GPX 5000, Garrett ATX, Whites GMT, Fisher Gold Bug II, Garrett GTI 2500, Infinium LS, Ace 250, Scorpion Gold Stinger, Garrett AT Gold.

Re: Video: Part 2 - Garrett ATX on Small Gold Nuggets :super:
Posted by: Fishers Ghost
Date: November 09, 2013 10:57PM
Sort of half on and half off the same page. :laugh:
I often say what I mean but have no clue as to what I said. :confused:

Your test sounds fine.
When I said the coil height is of no consern I ment that if I detected a target, any target, with the coil some significant height off the ground and the signal was weak I would then lower the coil and try for a stronger signal. If the signal was still very weak then I might scrub the coil on the ground in an attempt to pinpoint the target. I would have already ground balanced the coil to very near ground level and being a PI like the Infinium or the ATX, any change in height of the coil above the ground will not cause a change in the threshold tone and so any small weak signal will become stronger when the coil is placed/scrubbed on the ground over the target..

If the signal is not penetrating the ground, due to mineralisation and is responding to surface targets only then any lowering of the coil towards the target will either cause a positive or negative response from the detector which would indicate that the detector is ground balanced to the surface minerals only and would therfore be unlikely to detect a buried target. (Not what we want from a good gold metal detector)

In ref to PI metal detectors from my own exp there is very little improvement in signal strength whether the coil is 3, 2, 1 inch or even lower towards the ground surface other than the natural increace in strength due to decreacing distance of the target from the coil. Having said that, it is also a natural technical trait of a pulse Induction metal detector to perform better with as little air space as possible between the coil and the ground, although I have not realy noticed this effect myself, Maybe it can be measured electronically rather than by the human ear?



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