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Some software and hardware updates now available for the QED.More  QED firmware updates (inc Auto GB  option) just announced here. New  QED hardware updates/options and pictures will be posted  first here  as they become available.

Another satisfied QED user! QED user report for 9 days detecting! User loves it, found it easy to use,found gold with it and he prefers it to his 5000! Also a report on a QED used at the beach for coin shooting.QED users reporting in with their multi ounce gold finds with the QED!
From  another QED user today:"Been out and about today testing and comparing against other machines etc in ground that has been horrible in the past.Bround balancing Ive found very simple and easy.'m using the Nokia booster but need a little more sound/threshold.Otherwise no complaints from me, very impressed."
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« on: Friday July 30 2010 13:19:52 AEST PM »

TIPS FOR DETECTING GOLD NUGGETS (in steam beds)
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Several years ago, I decided to devote my time entirely to nugget hunting in northern California, giving up the other methods I was using. Being retired at a relatively early age, I had plenty of time. And so, I spent approximately six hours a day, four days a week, during the next two years, learning by trial and error what equipment to use, how to use it properly, and where to go to be the most effective with it.
  
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« Reply #1 on: Saturday October 2 2010 09:52:53 AEST AM »

  
TIPS FOR DETECTING GOLD NUGGETS (in steam beds)
BY GORDON ZAHARA
Several years ago, I decided to devote my time entirely to nugget hunting in northern California, giving up the other methods I was using. Being retired at a relatively early age, I had plenty of time. And so, I spent approximately six hours a day, four days a week, during the next two years, learning by trial and error what equipment to use, how to use it properly, and where to go to be the most effective with it.
  
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Hi Doug, I read on given link about "rake" in prospecting. What is a "rake"?
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« Reply #2 on: Saturday October 2 2010 10:24:17 AEST AM »

  
  
TIPS FOR DETECTING GOLD NUGGETS (in steam beds)
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Several years ago, I decided to devote my time entirely to nugget hunting in northern California, giving up the other methods I was using. Being retired at a relatively early age, I had plenty of time. And so, I spent approximately six hours a day, four days a week, during the next two years, learning by trial and error what equipment to use, how to use it properly, and where to go to be the most effective with it.
  
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Hi Doug, I read on given link about "rake" in prospecting. What is a "rake"?


Not sure of the context of rake in the link except that in very trashy areas some people  use a rake to remove surface trash  from an area  before they detect it.
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« Reply #3 on: Saturday October 2 2010 10:55:21 AEST AM »

  

Hi Doug, I read on given link about "rake" in prospecting. What is a "rake"?


WM6, I am not Doug but I'm sure this wil provide all you wish to know on what this long-handled tool is and does, even in Europe.

  

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« Reply #4 on: Sunday October 3 2010 07:04:58 AEDT AM »

Thank you, for nuggets we probably need a heavy-duty rake.

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« Reply #5 on: Sunday October 3 2010 17:22:55 AEDT PM »


 WM6
  Just a common garden rake works well.
Lots of prospectors use a rake for working dry
washes and gullies. They start at the bottom
of a gully and dig a small area to bedrock or a
false bottom. They detect the starting point as
they dig.

 Then they proceed to dig into the bank and
bottom ,then rake it back to the starting spot
in thin layers. They detect each layer before
raking another layer back over it. That way you
are only detecting the shallow layers,and are
back filling the gully as you go.

 As you rake the dirt back,you can also rake out
any rocks or trash,so you have a smooth area
to detect. Working like this,you can find lots of
gold with a VLF detector,including the big deep
stuff. I do this all the time,only I usually have a
drywasher,or sluice ,to get the fine gold,before
using the dirt for back fill.
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« Reply #6 on: Sunday October 3 2010 21:11:56 AEDT PM »

WM6
I use a Fire Rake, which has one side a flat blade and the other a rake, and made of good quality material. I find it ideal.
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« Reply #7 on: Monday October 4 2010 05:01:38 AEDT AM »

Thanks for all explanations and hints. I am here mostly a hiker due of rough terrain so I need something small and lite to put it in backpack. Maybe like this:

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