Realease of new Minelab GPX 6000 comming soon.

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  1. hardyakkagold

    hardyakkagold Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    If anyone on the forum wishes to find their own gold rather than paying for it, Minelab the Australian company which produces the worlds best gold detectors is launching their new and long-awaited prospecting detector in the coming days or weeks.

    This is a high-performance top end of the market specialist gold detector which features Minelabs new Geo-Sense PI technology.

    There are claims that this new technology will revolutionise and simplify the operation and using of metal detectors in highly mineralized soils, with the detector automatically sensing the ground and adjusting the timings and settings to achieve the best optimum detection capabilities possible.

    So it would be ideal for novices and those who do not have much experience using metal detectors, as there
    are only a few adjustments and settings that the user needs to make themselves, with the detector essentially being a switch on and go unit much like the SDC 2300, but with superior depth ability.


    The only setback might be the price with the dealer I have spoken to saying it will be just under $8k here
    in Australia and about $6k in the US, although Minelab has not publicly revealed the RRP yet.

    So if you want to find your own gold and get fit and have an adventure at the same time this might
    just be the detector for you.
     
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    Any other handy kit for prospecting?
     
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    hardyakkagold Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Yes roundy, it does help if you are young and fit, although this is not a prerequisite as many retirees are finding good gold
    in their golden years, particularly over in Western Australia.

    If anyone wants to have a good chance of finding gold then you need to spend at least $3k on an S/H Minelab detector such as
    a GPX 4500/5000 or the GPZ 7000 from about $7k.

    I think this new detector will be extremely efficient at finding small gold nuggets with the 11-inch coil, and larger gold with the
    17-inch accessory coil.

    But, the most important thing is research, no use having the best gold detector in the world if go and search in areas where the gold does not exist in detectable quantities.

    Sticking to the historic and know goldfields and paying particular attention to quartz and ironstone rocks away from the old Diggins
    has proved profitable to many detectorists over the years.

    For anyone wishing to try gold detecting in Victoria I can recommend the series of maps produced by John Tully, they cover
    most of the Golden Triangle and show all the gullies, reefs, and leads, where gold was found during the rushes.
     
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    66rounds Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    So I may miss some bigger nuggets using a small coil and smaller nuggets using a big coil?
     
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    hardyakkagold Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Yes, you are catching on quick!

    The smaller coils will find smaller nuggets better than the larger coils and of course, the larger coils will find bigger nuggets deeper down than
    what the small coils are capable of finding them at.

    In the previous two detectors ( gpx5000/gpz7000 ) that I have owned, I used 14-inch mono coils on both of them as I found it to be the best size
    compromise between sensitivity to small gold and depth on larger nuggets.

    Although this new Minelab GPX 6000 will come with a 14-inch coil as well it is only a D/D one to be used in places where the 11 and 17-inch mono
    coils are too noisy, such as near high voltage power lines, or maybe the salt pans in WA.

    The double D coils lack depth penetration compared to the mono coils and should only be used when the mono coils are too noisy to use.

    So with the coils, it is definitely horses for courses.

    Use small coils for the goldfields where small gold is plentiful such as Castlemaine, and use larger coils for places renowned for larger nuggets
    such as Dunolly and Moliagul the birthplace of the Welcome Stranger nugget
     
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    one on the left, the other on the right arm
    that should do it for a 2 meters person
     
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    I've amassed an impressive collection of rusty old nails, bottle tops, tin cans, tent peggs, brass ammo cartridges and pieces of fencing wire with my ML vanquish. Imagine the junk I could find with that bad boy! :D
     
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    Unfortunately digging up junk is part and parcel of the hobby @Number 47.

    I hope you were not trying to use the Vanquish on the goldfields to find nuggets, it is totally unsuited for that task.

    It is more suited to finding coins and relics in grasslands and parks.
     
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    It's just for the kids to comb the beach and parks. I've bought a cheap pin pointer that works a treat too, that way both the girls can get involved.
     
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    In that case, it is being used as intended.;)
     

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