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  • Gear Used:
    Detector. Aldi’s, MXT All Pro, GM1000, SDC 2300
    Gold pan. Plenty of these
    Sluice. A couple
    Pinpointer. Xpointer
    Highbanker. Yes one
  1. Goldmonster Gold

    Hi Matt If your on Facebook there’s 2 great groups just type in Gold Monster 1000 and you should find then there’s 2 guys in particular that go out pretty much everyday and show there finds so there Very knowledgeably on the detector and very very helpful guys. I’d suggest checking it out. Lovely finds bythe way and quite big as the monster can find unbelievably small stuff. Cheers Mate
  2. GM 1000 Question

    Hi Jesse There’s a great Facebook group “”Gold Monster 1000l””. its definitely worth a look there’s a few guys that go out everyday and are killing it with this detector and post daily!. But the best bit is if you ever need any help or advice these guys in particular will point you in the right direction and if they can’t help you out it’s most probably not worth knowing. Good luck
  3. Northeast's GPZ Gold Album

    Hi Northeast Wow mate that’s some Absolutely Beautiful gold and big for around here!. I haven’t been out for quite awhile now, still waiting for the Monster to come back from Minelab. And I’ll have to look into Nenad headphone adaptor plug so I can get a signal booster for the SDC as I’m struggling to be able to hear the Target noises through all the other noise the machine makes. Your obviously onto a nice area where you are to find them! hopefully there’ll be plenty more to come!! Look forward to some more nice size colour!.
  4. Minelab Fix For The GM 1000

    Hi Stev Cheers Mate yes contacted them yesterday being the first day of the New Year that they are open here. The settings I’m running at the moment due to not being able to use it long enough yet to get use to it, so at the moment I’ve just been running it on Auto normal and on shallow. I’ve got others that I know that just run there’s on manual and flat out with Great success pulling out lots of tiny tiny bits yes they run quite noisy on that setting but there use to it and know the difference between noise and a Target noise , but there not having the same issue I’m having even running there’s on the settings they are. I’ve given them mine to use and I’ve also used there’s and there’s have ran fantastic! It’s been great to have other GM’S available to compare mine against and to also give me the faith that it’s not every detector that’s affected and that I’ve just been very unlucky so far!. I’ve also got a SDC so I’m lucky enough to have something to keep me swinging, But the advantage of the GM 1000 is that it finds even smaller stuff then SDC dose. And yes as I’ve said before I know it’s not every machine or the majority of them, And I’m certainly not saying or suggested that it’s a majority of then as I’ve seen and used other GM’S without this issue and there fantastic machine’s!!, But if I hadn’t had used or known other’s with this detector or had been on these forums, the changes are after having 2 machine’s that have had the exact same issue I’m sure I would’ve either lost faith in them or have used it as a tree guard!. I’m not sure if you use Facebook or not but there are some great GM1000 groups on there and there’s a few guys especially Ricky and Locky on them that are really killing it with them and getting great amounts of tiny bits of gold each day and know how to get the absolute best out of this detector due to them using it every day without fail. So I know that they can be a great detector and in no way am I putting them down and really looking forward to being able to get back out there with it. Cheers
  5. Minelab Fix For The GM 1000

    Hi All just wondering if anyone has had any feedback or information on the falsing issue?? Due to a few other things going on that have been more troubling and then also with Xmas and New Years as well thrown into the mix I had to prioritise things, but now there out of the way it’s back to my gold monster falsing issue! So my first GM1000 had this same issue but it was worse then the this machine they replaced it with, but by saying that the machine I’ve got now is still bad!, bump the ground or the cable and it starts singing to you and it’s not a nice song and it’s just way to much to put up with!!, yes I’ve got my cable Velcroed as I do with my other VLF detectors I’ve owned in the past!. This detector is a very sensitive machine and due to the tiny bits it’s finding you’ve gotta run it on the ground and this shouldn’t normally be an issue! I’ve seen others running there’s over gravel , rocks and hard ground But that’s impossible to do with mine! Because if I do it sounds like someone’s won a jackpot on a poker machine we’ll just about!!!. As I’ve said I’ve seen others killing it with this machine finding heaps !! But to say the least it’s disappointing, frustrating and a bit disheartening to have this happen twice and I just try to tell myself that I’ve just been unlucky otherwise I start to loose faith in this machine as I’m sure some of you’s could understand.. I’m just really hoping that Minelab can help me and us in general to find out what’s causing this problem! , because let’s face it I’m sure there have been other’s that have bit the bullet and brought the GM in hope of finding some gold and although $1000 isn’t a great deal to some of us, To others who just don’t have much cash but have always dreamt of finding gold and this machine was there chance due to it not being as expensive as a PI detector!, and then if they’ve also brought one that’s had this same issue it could be something that completely puts them off the hobby for good! and let’s face it there’s a lot of people that would of brought one and just are not on these forums to tell there experiences good or bad, and I’m sure it’s not great for business having a detector that now has a known problem in the odd one’s. I’m not in any means putting Minelab down or bagging them as I’ve said I’ve seen other people’s GM that performs absolutely amazing and finding heaps and I also own a Minelab SDC 2300 , and I know Minelab make the best gold detector’s in the world! I also know the GM finds smaller gold then what the SDC can find. So I’m just more interested in hearing what’s going on with this issue if there are any on here that know what’s going on behind the scenes to address the issue I’d love to know. Cheers All
  6. Aussie Gold Monster Appraisal

    Hi Orhirboy Great review mate! And although these machines haven't been out all that long there are some people finding some nice gold with it! Just have to be patient I guess, And the thing that we also need to remember is that not everyone posts there finds for obvious reasons. But as you also stated it's got to be used for what it was intended for ! A Lamborghini is a beautiful car very expensive with some very high tech parts but if you take it out on bush tracks through the scrub looking for gold I can guarantee you it's not going to get you where you need to go!! As yes it's not made for going off road!. Everything has a particular purpose. I've been speaking to a guy using his Monster on some old areas that some older Pi machines were used over, it's some chunky quartz s and slate crevices and using the small coil to squeeze in and around the big bits that a larger coil just can't get in between and he has done very well indeed with well over half an OZ been found in the past three weeks on a nice patch he found, some nice specimens there that his shown me. So it's certainly a great little machine that punches well above its weight, and as we know you can't find anything unless you put your coil over it! There's plenty of dirt out there and not much gold in comparison, so it dose come down to luck a majority of the time, but the more your out swinging the detector the better your chances are of getting lucky!
  7. Whites TDI SL

    Nice Finds indeed! and fantastic to see the TDI still going strong, it's also great to see some finds from the guys running these machines and I'm really looking forward to any videos of the machine running and also your finds!!. Please keep us posted!
  8. Oh ok was hoping you were going to say Australia , good luck should sell easy
  9. Thanks Steve Always great to hear information from such an experienced and informed detectorist as yourself!. Perhaps I should wait and see what the new minelab is going to offer? But as you said it makes a huge difference if your out swinging what you have multiple times a week and I'm sure the new VLF will take a bit of getting use to anyway so then your back to square one again, and if I'm not getting out much I'm going to struggle regardless of how good it is I guess. Thanks again Mate appreciate your time and help!
  10. Hi Jimmy Just wondering where about's you are? Cheers
  11. I've got the Mxt All Pro but originally bought it so I could do both park, beach and gold prospecting but Now that I've got the GM1000 and sdc for gold I'm not so sure that the Mxt is the best machine out there for coin hunting that's also an easy to use machine? What are your thoughts or suggestions for a great coin detector?. Thanks again mate
  12. Reports Of GM1000 5" Coil Touch Sensitivity

    Hi Steve Hi mate have you got a photo by any chance of how you've got it setup? I'm guessing it starts off straight then and coils around towards the top half?. And how have you been going with it mate been having any luck? It's certainly a great lightweight machine good on the back and upper body that's for sure.
  13. Northeast And The GM 1000

    Hi Northeast Mmm very nice bit and there indeed mate!! You've gotta be wrapped with that mate. I haven't used the bigger coil yet either only due to the majority of gold found around the Northeast Victoria region either being flour gold or very small nuggets and most being sub gram from what I've been able to find researching, but still having trouble finding places to detect around this area , but I'm not very savvy on the computer/ technology side of things unfortunately. Anyway mate nice to see some nice gold being found with the GM1000 it's certainly a sweet little machine, I've been talking to another guy around bendigo finding plenty with it some beautiful little bits of gold! Just a matter of finding where it is and putting the coil over it. Regards Hoggy
  14. Reports Of GM1000 5" Coil Touch Sensitivity

    This can be a "touchy" subject , and I'm certainly not "knocking" minelab in anyway at all!. In fact there great there made in Aussie mate!. I see there now finding gold up in the gum tree's yes in the gum leaves. I'm still "tapping" into the gold side of detecting and just love being "cable" to swing a "coil" and find something every now and then with these very "sensitivitie" machine, hopefully one day we'll all find some "Monster Gold" or even just "1000" little bit would be great. Thank's Everyone for your advice and tips. Hopefully I'll get the hang of my detector one day! Perhaps then more gold will come my way! And hopefully before I'm old and gray!. And may all your gold be in the bottom of your hole. Copyright : Bhogg Sent From : Bat Phone
  15. Reports Of GM1000 5" Coil Touch Sensitivity

    Hi Northeast and Norvic It's very hard for minelab to foresee an issue that they or testers didn't have, let's face it minelab are the detector most of the serious gold detectorist are going to or are using without a doubt ! and there's obviously a reason behind that. I'm certainly not unhappy with the detector that's for sure, and I know lots either on this forum or others have said either people are not securing them to the shaft correctly or similar things to why people think it's giving false sounds or signals. But at the end of the day there is a issue in the first place if people have to do this to there detector to stop this issue I personally believe, as I don't believe any detector is made to make sounds or signals if bumped on the coil or coil cable surly True or false? And this was my only issue. And the only reason I usually strap the coil cable to the shaft of any detector I've owned is to stop the cable getting caught up on twigs and other objects. The first GM1000 detector sounded off with the slightest tap or touch on either the coil or coil cable strapped to the shaft or not strapped to it and I tried it strapped a few different ways, and the bit of hose I've got over the cable where it joins the coil was the help keep it stiff to help it to not move around as much to help it stop falsing as much and it has helped a bit for sure!