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  1. Some Nevada Gold Nuggets

    Hey Steve, Congrats on the recent success hunting new ground. This is something that is difficult for many, they want to continue to pound old, known fields. Trust me, it's difficult for me also, as I know I can almost always pull a few small ones from old patches if I'm willing to spent the time hunting slowly. What I tell many of my customers about finding new patches is this. It's very hard to re-program yourself to explore new ground as the chance of getting skunked (recovering no gold) is very high. However, if you would happen to find a new location, there is no telling what the potential could be (grams, ounces or pounds). I recommend if possible this 50/50 method. We all like to bring home a nugget or two if possible, so I will hunt either some gold ground in the morning and hopefully eliminate the skunked by getting a dink or so. I then concentrate the second part of the day searching new ground. This method sometimes allows you to get a piece of gold, eliminate the skunk and explore new ground all on the same day. Each time in the field, you are at least making an attempt to find new locations. It's all a process of elimination in my book, you hunt the best you can on that ground and then you don't have to hunt it again. I recommend having a "Plan of Attack" prior to the hunt. Know where you're going to hunt some old patches or ground, then have a plan to attack some new country on the outskirts of known gold locations. If you do this enough, I would almost guarantee some new gold and hopefully some decent patches to your poke! Just some suggestions that have worked for me in the past.
  2. Hey Steve and members, That is correct, the XP 9-inch elliptical HF coils have shipped. I will have my first batch mid-week if all turns out well. I have another order right behind it, as I think they will sell quickly as everyone has been waiting for them. I have them now listed on my site - https://www.robsdetectors.com/xp-deus-9-5-elliptical-waterproof-dd-high-frequency-search-coil/ Just a FYI.
  3. Minelab Gold Monster 1000 Begins Delivery

    Hey Principedeleon, I would hold off until early next week, most major Minelab dealers will have them in stock. Just a FYI, that company is not allowed to ship into the US market, nor are we allowed to ship into the South American market.
  4. Expensive Lesson Learned.... Insure !!

    Hey Auwander, I can tell you that I have been in business for over 17 years now and have shipped thousands of packages. Some people have questioned me over the years why I might charge a few dollars more on shipping than others. Well the main reason is just this - damage control. For a few extra bucks I can guarantee the package is fully insured. I'm still fighting with Fedex on a GPZ 7000 I shipped earlier this year. If you seen the package, looks like something tore the entirepackage in half. Luckily, I insured for $8000.00, but Fedex is trying to play games and not pay for it. Funny, they will take the money you spent on insurance all day, but it's now been 3 months and I have yet to see them replace or send me the value of the package.
  5. XP Deus HF 2nd Outing

    Hey Condor, Great to hear you got some gold with the new HF 9" inch round. I haven't found any time to escape with it, so was hoping a few guys like yourself would report back. The HF coils from XP are selling well and have increased sales on the XP Deus. The Deus is pretty slick, extremely light, wireless and now very sensitive to small gold. I have a few very trashy areas I'm excited to give it a whirl at. Thanks for the "Shout out," and a bit Shout Out for Steve and the great forum!
  6. Weather Resistant System For Minelab GPX

    Hey Steve, Bootyhunter and all, The cover is pretty nice and will be a good asset to many in areas where there is a not of rain or snow. Steve might remember, but years ago at either Moore's Creek or Gane's, it rained all day. It was miserable to be honest and extremely cold. It it wasn't for finding some nice gold, most probably would have been back at camp where it was warm. I remember one guy, not sure if it was Glenn, but it was so cold their Minelab shut down several times. One the unit warmed up, it powered back up. Curious if a cover like this would hold some of the heat in.
  7. Minelab GPX Small Lightweight Battery

    Hey Guys, Not a bad set up at all. Surprises me it took Minelab 10 years to develop, when this could have been released with the GPX 4000 in all honestly. They allowed Coiltek to make a fortune on the older Coiltek Pocket Rocket Li-Ion System and within the last 5 years Doc's Goldscreamer Power Pack System. Minelab leaves a lot of money on the table for other manufactures to develop products, but maybe this is their goal. I have sold either a Pocket Rocket or Goldscreamer Power Pack for approx. 95% of all the detectors I sold, let alone the ones I sell to other customers that purchased elsewhere. I would only guess that is hundreds of thousands of dollars just on the battery system and pouch alone. Now when you think about all the aftermarket coils, signal enhancers, headphones, coil covers, battery systems, covers and such, you're probably in the ballpark of several million dollars. Either way, the customer will benefit as someone will make it.
  8. Minelab GPX Small Lightweight Battery

    Hey Steve and All, They are available now, we have a limited amount of them. You can only get the Combo right now, not just the battery alone. https://www.robsdetectors.com/minelab-gpx-small-battery-control-box-cover-pouch/ $162.00 plus shipping is the MAP price. $147.00 for the battery alone when they are available. The small battery lasts around 3 hours and is 46% lighter than the GPX stock battery. 7.4v 18.6Wh. Keep in mind, you will need the small cord if you don't want to use the stock, longer curly cord. Minelab talked about having a small cord made and packed with the battery combo, but looks like they don't yet. We have a handful of the small 16" Coiltek GPX 5 pin cords, but I see them going really quickly! Hope this helps a bit,
  9. Nugget Finder 19″ Round Evolution Searchcoil

    Hey Jen, We just got them in, only a few to start with. Here is our online store link - https://www.robsdetectors.com/nugget-finder-19-evolution-19-round-mono-searchcoil/ Just a FYI. I know you mentioned you might want one.
  10. Hey Moses, Sorry to hear about the issues. I have sold a lot of Garrett ATX's, never hear much about the coils from at least the customers I dealt with here in the US. Many have upgraded at some point to a Minelab GPX series or GPZ 7000. I can't comment on why Garrett re-done the coils on the ATX, maybe there was some issues. I know some did complain about the open design always handing up on brush and such on the ground while swinging side-to-side. I have yet to see a Counterfeit Garrett ATX, but I'm not saying they are not out there. I have seen about a dozen Counterfeit Minelab GPX series (4500 & 5000) in person. Most of them where purchased in Africa and a couple off of Ebay to the American market. Whatever you decide, search for a local, Authorized metal detector dealer. I would also see if one would provide any type of instructions if you purchase from them in the future. Good luck on whatever you decide. Rob Allison - Rob's Detector Sales
  11. Hey Chuck, Funny you mentioned the Tesoro Mojave. A guy called me about 2 months ago looking for one of these units. He said he uses it for gold prospecting in Western Australia of all places. He said the Tesoro brand is very difficult to get over there and he went through several of these units, looking for another one. Why he was using this unit for nugget shooting is another questions, but sounded like he was finding gold and was happy with it. On another note about Tesoro, I sure wish they had they a good Tesoro that would run against at least the entry level PI's on the market today. I honestly believe Tesoro has some of the best customer service in the World. They also have a lifetime warranty on all their metal detectors. I remember in the late 90's I had an original Tesoro Lobo go down. I called Tesoro and they said bring it up today. The guy said if I drove it up, he would look at it and repair while I waited. During this visit to the Prescott facility I had the unit worked on, fixed and tuned up in just a few hours and during that time they toured me around the office and warehouse. Some of the most friendliest people I have ever met. I could only wish some of the other manufactures were in the same boat. Jack Gifford was the owner and head engineer at Tesoro Metal Detectors in Prescott, AZ. He also worked for Bounty Hunter & Fisher. Just my two cents, Rob Allison Rob's Detector Sales
  12. Hey Steve, I learned the hard way also, some time back when a customer called and said his coil cover wouldn't work. He said the original white 6.5-inch elliptical coil cover I shipped him wouldn't fit his new Goldbug2. I was puzzled, but quickly realized they changed the small coil and I never got any notification of it. Now I have to ask customer on all orders when they order the 6.5-inch coil to make sure if they have the new or old version.
  13. Rob Allison Forum

    Hey Guys, Anyone having issues on my forums, please email me at - rob@robsdetectors.com with your username and I can set up a temp. password for you. Email me and let me know your username and email address, then I will send you the details. We updated the forums to the latest software and some older members could of got effected.
  14. Rob Allison's Nuggethunting Forum Has Moved

    Thanks for verifying for us Steve. Great that the URL is working good.
  15. Rob Allison's Nuggethunting Forum Has Moved

    Hey Steve, I set it up where the old URL re-directs you to the new URL. I just tried it, it worked fine. Hopefully others it will do the same. If you would, click on the old URL from the top of this post, it should take you to the new forums with the new robsdetectors URL automatically.
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