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  1. So I recently had an experience where I was forced to use headphones with my GM1000, I hate headphones, or should I say I hate the cords on headphones, I get all tangled up in them. I was looking into ways to make my GM1000 have bluetooth wireless so I can use my Equinox 800 wireless headphones on it if I need headphones for any reason, this gadget seems to be the right thing for the job EastVita APTX Bluetooth Transmitter 3.5mm Bluetooth Audio Transmitter Receiver Adapter Car Aux Cable for Speaker Headphone Has anyone tried something similar? or know if this will work? Thanks
  2. From the Anderson Website: Anderson Gold Monster Shaft -0836CF Fits - Minelab Gold Monster Price- $149.99 USD
  3. Hello everyone I am french so excuse my bad english I am a goldpanning addict and I have never used a detector before... However I am interested in goldmonster 1000 but I have some questions, despite reading various topics on the forum, it's not totally clear for me. It seems that there is not a lot of GM 1000 users in France ! Almost nobody is looking for gold with a detector here, it's not Australia or California But i know some areas with 0.1 to 2 or 3 gr nuggets on the bedrock and i want to test it with a metal detector. Do you think goldmonster works properly to search for gold in a stream (river), to examine the bedrock underwater ? I know that the coil is waterproof but the detection capacity is it good underwater? And in the wet gravels on the banks of the river ? In attachment, show you my biggest nugget (2.7 gr) and some "big" pieces of gold i have found (i think GM 1000 is able to find this type of gold). Thanks for your advices ! Vince
  4. GM1000 Falsing

    Is falsing still a problem on the Gold Monster? Reason I ask I'm currently in the market for a detector Im looking at a GB2 mainly but I think I might get a Monster later down the road to add to the assortment of gold detectors. I have read many posts on various pages and forums saying that the coil falses a lot when brushed against something which could be a problem for me. I currently hunt in really thick sage brush an I really dont want the detector going off all the time in the brush that is one reason I plan on picking up the GB2 first because I heard its stays really stable and you can put the coil to the dirt. Has the Monster been updated since its release? do they plan on updating anything on the Monster like headphone jacks or keeping the sensitivity under control to reduce falsing?
  5. Today I was out detecting with my GM1000 and about half way through the day the volume on it went really quiet, I don't know how to do a factory reset on the GM1000 to see if that will fix it, I have it set at maximum volume obviously and its internal speaker is just so quiet, I didn't have headphones with me so it cut the day short as it was so hard to use when you couldn't hear it over the creek noise. I got home and tried it with headphones and they're loud, normal volume levels so I think it's associated with the speaker, perhaps a faulty speaker. I quick google shows nobody else has had the same problem? On the plus side, I did manage to find a couple of nuggets before the speaker packed it in.
  6. Gerry in Idaho made this comment in my previous Monster Gold Post. "Those Monster bits are very impressive. Just think of how small you can detect with the little 5" round coil? Reality is, the small coil does not even need to be used, unless in extreme rough terrain. Both machines are way better at small gold than what we expected." (Referring to the EQ 800) I replied: Hi Gerry, I have used the 5" on the monster & like you say it doesn't really need to be used. There seems to be no measurable difference in size of gold finds with either coil, it does just come down to the terrain & where one is wanting to poke the coil. Both machines are deadly on small gold, that is for sure. The real surprise to me has been the EQ with that 11" DD coil. Especially in Multi IQ. Staggering. People out there need to realise that I am able to run both, & the GB2, in maxed out settings due to our insanely mild ground. This is helping no end in me getting these tiny bits. I realise that many of you wont have a hope of running these hot settings & hence you are unlikely to be getting gold as small as I am showing what I am getting. But it just shows the capability of both these machines. Naturally the tiny gold isn't very deep. Thanks. Not having used the little 5" coil for quite a long time and then thinking about what Gerry & I commented on I decided to go back to an area where I have been finding this small gold with the EQ 800 & the Gold Monster with the 10 x 6 coil. As in my last few gold finds posts. On Saturday I went back with the EQ 800 & the Monster with the 5" coil as I had pretty much done my dash on finds in this area. I got straight into it with the GM & the 5" coil. Manual 10 was a bit ratty, as was Auto + so I settled on Auto for my general detecting but always flicking into Auto + & manual 10 on the hint of a signal just to cross reference. With the 5" coil I was able to get into places that I couldn't with the 10 x 6 coil on the Monster & definitely couldn't with the EQ 800 & its 11" DD. Gosh...first signal came in seconds. In that hole in the schist on the right of the detector. I tried the EQ 800 before digging. Not a peep. But the ground was quite uneven right on that bottom edge of the schist & the EQ's coil couldn't get right down on the ground. As you will notice there is a lot of ground not suitable for the EQ's coil. Different angle of the same spot. Small piece of gold The dirt area top right was more suitable for the EQ & is where I got 17 tiny bits with it. The rest...not so good for that 11" coil. I then got another signal with the GM & again I tried the EQ as the ground was reasonable for the EQ's coil but another zero response. Small gold it was This little spot ended up with 6 bits of gold as I dug into it. I tried the EQ on another signal that I got with the GM. It was on the edge of a protruding bit of schist bedrock. It actually got a hit on this & was reading 2 consistently on the VDI. Full max 25 sensitivity & Multi IQ, prospect mode 1 Bloody shotgun pellet. I ended here trying the EQ on further signals as the ground was not favourable for its coil. But the 5" on the Monster was doing a grand job. Down into this schist crevice. A nice little slug. One the 10 x 6 missed. And another Different angle of the above dig. Notice the briar rose bush straight up from the end of the pick handle in between those schist outcrops. This was the spot of my next signal. I had dug a signal in there on my last trip with the GM & the 10 x 6 coil. It was rubbish, but I had attacked that briar rose bush a little. The red berries are the rose hips that the miners used in the early days for making rose hip tea for its vitamin C properties. They are almost ready for picking. Just needing the first heavy frost, then it is harvest time. I did that last year but it was a real pain processing the berries for making the tea. So...got a signal & Had to lay into that briar rose bush a bit more & was getting down into a crevice in the schist Bingo I took a pic of the finds at this stage thinking I would be needing to head off. 11 little blighters. But no...it wasnt over yet. On my way out I got another signal. You will notice the green scoop standing up in the crevice dig of the last find beside that briar rose bush. This find down a bit & into the schist bedrock. Again, not a suitable place for the EQ's coil. Even the GM 10 x 6 missed this one. Well that was it so 12 bits all up. I was out of there as it was getting dark. Here are a few pics of the detected area. The earthy flat areas are where the EQ did well. The GM the rest. I was using the EQ's headphones with cable into the Monster. Gold Monster & 5" coils gold finds. So yes the 5" just gets into more spots that the 10 x 6 cant & still gets good depth on the small ones. I was happy with the result & wasn't really expecting it to be honest. Cheers Good luck out there JW
  7. Somewhere in this, or possibly another forum, I read that if the GM is in manual sensitivity that it won't ground balance (fade) out a target like in Auto???? Not sure if the GM only auto ground balances while in auto or does it always auto ground balance even in manual sensitivity???? Hope that my question makes sense...... Still snow on ground so can't test this myself just yet.... Thanks guys.........
  8. For a bit of a test of my VLF's I put the bits of gold I found on this prospecting trip into small plastic bags and put one at a time in a big bucket of gravel I got from one of the two creeks we found the gold at, I threw a handful of my daughters black sand collection into the bucket and mixed it around to make it a bit more realistic of a test. I also added a 2 gram test nugget I purchased on a local auction site some time ago for the test, in the hope one day I find one , it is smaller than the nugget John found on this trip but it must be thicker. I buried the nuggets down at around the 5cm mark, the same sort of depth we found them at as they were mostly in bedrock, one at a time and run each of my detectors over it, excluding the Go-Find as I knew it had no hope, started at the smallest nugget and worked my way up. I put the most suitable coils for Gold prospecting on each detector that I had and put them in all metal mode when available. Starting left to right Equinox 800, GM1000 with 5" coil, Gold Bug Pro with Nel Snake Coil, Gold Bug Pro with Cors Fortune Coil (Nel Sharpshooter), I also used the GBP 10" elliptical on this one, T2 with 5" Coil, Garrett Euroace with Nel Tornado Coil. I wanted to know which detectors I own would have found the nuggets I found with John to work out which are suitable to do the same job as my GM1000 in that situation with the size gold we found. All were in default settings, sensitivity at max and the Equinox in Gold 1 and all were ground balanced to the buckets gravel. Knocked out of the competition immediately was the Garrett Euroace. Nothing at all from it on all 8 nuggets. All other detectors picked up all the nuggets except the T2 missed the smallest nugget of the 8 but got all the others fine. Moved down to 10cm and had the same results. Moved down 15cm and the T2 lost the smaller nuggets and struggled on the bigger ones, the GM1000 got a erratic on its gold probability meter on the smaller ones and the bigger ones were getting harder to to get a stable probability, The GBP lost the smaller ones on all coils and was getting faint on the bigger ones and the Equinox was really struggling and only signalled on them as the center of the coil past them, the edges of the coil got nothing at all on all nuggets. Moved down 20cm, T2 was out, GM1000 lost the smaller ones completely, erratic on the bigger ones, GBP signal was getting faint but still a dig on all coils only on the biggest ones, smaller were still gone, Equinox lost all but the biggest ones. Down to 25cm, GM1000 was out, GBP still faint on the biggest ones on all coils, Equinox was faint but still there on the biggest ones. At 30cm all were out except the most faint signals on the GBP with Cors Fortune and the 10" Elliptical which I wouldn't dig as sounded too much like normal ground noise, and the Equinox was the same but giving a slightly better signal than the GBP and maybe I would dig it. These were the winners for me! GM1000, then Equinox followed closely by the Gold Bug Pro's with various coil options. With any of these combinations I could find the same size nuggets in the same ground, except the Equinox's big coil would let me down. The T2 did surprisingly well and I see why it was a popular prospecting detector but prefers bigger nuggets, however it's still the most comfortable detector I own. The GBP's are really good machines, I take back everytime I doubted their ability, it was my ability that was the problem, not the GBP, I was just in ground that didn't have big enough nuggets for them. As for tiny nuggets the GM1000 and Equinox are the only suitable machines I own. I really want Minelab to bring out that 6" for the Equinox now as I think it will do very well. This was by no means an accurate test, I was just working out what detectors I have that can find these nuggets so if my wife or anyone wanted to use one I wouldn't be wasting their time using one as the Monster is firmly in my hands when I go detecting from now on until perhaps the Equinox gets a smaller coil. The other reason I wanted to do this test was because I liked John's 6" GB2 coil so much for the task, and my Nel Snake 6.5 x 3.5 for the Gold Bug Pro is the same sort of size and shape. I will try out my GBP at the same creek sometime with that Nel Snake and see how it performs in the real world. Seeing his GB2 in action made me want a GB2 but my next and possibly final detector for some time is going to be a GPX 4500.
  9. Hi guys, The other night after work I took the Gold Monster & EQ 800 for a walk. I was keen to try some comparisons. Got to the old workings & fired up the EQ 800. All was good for a few minutes & then all of a sudden the thing went crazy. Noisy as & VDI numbers all over the place. Lifted the coil up in the air & no difference. Waited for it to settle down...which it didn't. WTF. I checked my settings. Backed the sensitivity from 25 down to 15. Still no change. Did a factory preset. Was ok again for a little bit & then Bang....same thing again. I thought the worst.....that something had gone wrong with it. Didn't think it could be EMI as there is nothing out there to cause it. On getting home later I saw that Steve had done a post on interference from mobile phones. MMMMMM....maybe....although I had never had that kind of reaction like I had with the EQ that night. I do use my phone for taking photos & I do get a bit of a reaction on my PI's & the Zed when a txt comes in or a phone call. But nothing like what happened on the EQ. Well the EQ 800 was unusable so I tried the GM 1000. No problem with that. It just purred away. Sensitivity on Auto + as it was hitting better than manual 10.. got a faint as little signal. Then another Gosh...dont sneeze. Then a better signal. A bit deeper & it was still in there. Bugger the EQ, there went my comparison testing again. So I just kept going with the Monster. Another signal Another small bit of gold All up ten little pieces & no junk It was just going on dark & I decided to pull pin. I got the EQ & tried it quickly & it had settled down. Maybe it was some form of EMI. Blowed if I know from where though. I like how the EQ 800 headphones, through the cable, fit the Gold Monster. Cheers Good luck out there JW
  10. Was doing some testing on targets with my GM 1000 the targets were clad coins,lead bits,aluminum foil and a couple of gold rings I was trying to get a feel for how each sounds different on the GM 1000 what I need an explanation on is this when I would pass a clad coin pennies,nickels,dimes and quarters under the coil they would all give pretty much the same sound but where I need the explanation is on the iron and gold chance meter on the GM 1000 they all also read on the non ferrous side of the meter why is this nails and things like that would read on the iron side but all clad coins hit on the gold chance side should the meter be reading clad coins like that I understand the nails and things like that but why the pennies,nickels,dimes and quarters the clad coins also would give of a sound on the speaker and hit on the gold chance side of the meter while in deep all metal or discrimination modes it did not matter.
  11. Two Questions with two different creeks, both are freshwater inland mountain fed creeks about 25 minutes or so drive from each other. Creek #1 So I went to an alternative creek to my usual spot today to do some exploring, my GM1000 wasn't behaving at all there, I was unable to use it, I'm unsure if it was because I'm an unlicensed driver of the thing and was operating it incorrectly or if it couldn't handle the ground. I tried JP's ground balancing method numerous times to calm it down and I tried running it on Sensitivity 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ,7, 8, 9, 10, Auto and Auto+, All metal and discriminate in all the sensitivity levels, nothing made a difference I would still constantly get this Siren sound when I was swinging around. I've attached a link to a Youtube video showing the issue. I thought the siren sound was when it was overloaded such as when you put it up next to a big chunk of metal (the same noise happens on my daughters Go-Find 40 when it goes near big bits of metal and at this creek as she has tried it before here and was unusable due to the siren constantly going off) so I dug the area of some of the siren noises, Couldn't find any metal at all with the naked eye, certainly not giant bit's that I would expect would set off the siren noise. I didn't find one bit of junk at the location. The other odd thing is a majority of the time the Gold Chance indicator was indicating it was a non-ferrous target that was causing the siren noise, usually all the way over to the Gold side, you'll see in the video no doubt. I knew I hadn't found a nugget the size of a baseball, so what on earth was causing it! I gave up using the Monster and started just digging buckets of gravel and running it through my sluice and found more gold in the two hours I was there than I would normally find in a day at my alternative creek. It's the first time I've used the sluice at this location but it was nice to see a girl sluicing on my walk to the spot I went to, gave me confidence there must be gold around.. BUT and I think this may explain the siren, my sluice was getting full of little black rocks, I just kept running it for the 2 hours anyway as I could see the front of it was filling up rapidly with little bits of gold (and one nugget that got stuck in the first portion of the carpet) and when I pulled it out to do my cleanup and gather up my hoard I was struggling panning it down because these little black rocks were heavy. I eventually got out a magnet that came with my panning kit and ran it over them and wow, cleaned out my pan in seconds, it was all magnetic. I had to be careful and clean the magnet in another pan as gold was sticking to it like mad. I ended up getting a large container of the stuff in only 2 hours of running about 8 buckets of gravel and that container is damn heavy. Is this stuff the culprit of my Monsters siren noise? Would an Equinox 800 handle this soil better? Are they tiny little crazy hot rocks? they do look like little black crystals up close. All other hot rocks i've encountered in the past are big proper rocks. Is it possibly this black sand I hear about, for some reason I assumed sand would be associated with a beach, but I am new to this all. V Highly Magnetic, and for some reason Gold really likes to stick to them, you'll probably notice little bits of gold in amongst it in this photo. It looked a lot and felt damn heavy so I put it into a coffee jar I had laying around and weighed it. 2.45 Kilos! 5.4 Pounds! No wonder my backpack got really heavy Creek #2 So I've been messing around quite a bit with my GM1000 at another gold bearing creek, when I run the sluice in there I can get lots of bits up to the size of .3 of a gram but mostly the bigger bits are .1 to .2 of a gram. I've noticed in air tests if I run my GM1000 in manual 10 I can get a much bigger depth on a .2 gram nugget than in Auto or Auto+ in an air test so I'd prefer to run it in manual if possible.. I know that air tests are rubbish but it just seems like manual 10 goes deeper most of the time. When I swing my GM1000 in and around this creek in manual 10 I am getting a lot of signals around the place but mostly in clusters, but not everywhere, I can cover 2 or 3 meters on manual 10 and get no signal, then I can come across a spot where about 1 meter radius has signals, so there is some ground that comes up clean, move a few feet away and I get signals again, is it possible this is small gold its seeing or is it some sort of falsing, our ground is normally very mild and if I do dig a bucket of gravel from where it signals there is almost always gold in it. Is it possible that the signals are just the tiny bits of gold I get when I dig a bucket from those spots and sluice it, it seems to me that's the only explanation, but some of the bits are so small it would be a surprise. My other concern is these little signals are this black crystal stuff again, the creeks are near to each other and I have noticed hard to pan out tiny black crystal rocks there, but not millions of them like the other creek, usually 50 or so in a days sluicing. Thanks for any help, these situations have me puzzled, I also would like to know opinions on if the Equinox 800 would handle these situations better than the GM1000.
  12. has anyone had issues with their headphones for the GM 1000 mine all of a sudden got to where you have to mess with the plug the part that plugs into the control unit has vary low volume but when you mess with the wire that goes into the plug it starts working i know its the headphones because I plugged a set of ear buds into the control unit and they work fine are the headphones under warranty also or do I need to purchase another set If they are under warranty who do I contact to get them replaced the dealer I purchased from or who
  13. Has the Gold Monster 1000 already been made redundant by the Equinox 800?
  14. I am really interested in the GM and I had a few questions. 1st how does it do on bedrock?That's primarily where I'd use it. 2nd I'm going to post a picture of some gold I found sniping. I really want to use a metal detector at this location. There's definitely gold there. Do you think this gold is big enough for the GM to see? And 3rd I have access to a old hydraulic mine do you think it would do ok there? My last detector was a mxt and I never did find gold with it. I'm located in Oregon
  15. Just wondering on peoples thoughts on how the GM would go on the beach, I am looking at buying one to use for hunting nuggets and cleaning up patches, but I go to the coast several times a year so it would be nice to still have a swing while on holidays. I have seen some commentary about them being okay at finding gold chains etc and I know I will dig a lot of junk, just after thoughts. Thanks in advance.
  16. I have noticed when using my monster that it really sounds off when bumping into rocks weeds and such. Especially on auto or auto plus or higher sensitivity manual. I think I have finally figure out what seems to be going on and was wondering if and one else has noticed this. Where the cord attaches to the coil there seems to have a little to much movement in the cord and when you bump something it is actually the movement of this cord that is making it sound off. I have taken some velcro and rapped around the cord so the cord can not move when the coil is bumped. Kind of stretching the cord to the shaft to minimize movement. It seems to help a lot. Anyone else notice this or is my machine defective?
  17. Offered on Ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/Docs-Essential-Rod-Kit-and-Accessories-for-Gold-Monster-1000-Metal-Detector/322903192432?hash=item4b2e87b370:g:yKoAAOSwTmtaGS5v Gold Monster 1000 Metal Detector NOT Included Doc's Essential Adjustable Rod Kit and Accessories for Minelab Gold Monster 1000 Manufactured and Distributed by Doc's Detecting Supply Henderson, Nevada No one can dispute what an amazing detector the new Minelab Gold Monster 1000 is. However, there are some design considerations that the average gold prospector may find frustrating. Included standard with the Gold Monster 1000 is a three piece screw together rod that is non adjustable. These three pieces form one rod set and in order to change coils, you have to remove one coil from the end of the rod and attach the other coil. This Minelab standard three section screw together rod can be nice for travel. However, in actual use, these three rods have a tendency to want to become unscrewed. (I recommend putting a piece of electrical tape around each screw together joint to prevent them from becoming unscrewed.) There are no tie wraps included to secure the coil cord to the rod, this can cause the detector to false when the loose wire bumps a bush. The Minelab provided plastic scoop is angular in design, and can actually get rocks caught where the scoop is molded to the handle. It is essential to have a nice rounded bowl type scoop that can work like a mini-gold pan to isolate those little nuggets. HERE'S WHAT YOU GET! Included with Doc's Essential Rod Kit and Accessories are: One (1) high quality light weight real carbon fiber upper with 7 adjustment holes so you can find the exact length to suit you. No more rods coming unscrewed from itself. Two (2) 28 inch lower fiberglass rods, one for each of the 2 coils that come standard from Minelab with your Gold Monster 1000 (detector not included). No more unscrewing the coil. Simply switch the rods with your coil already attached. 4 real VELCRO® brand tie wraps, 2 for each rod to make sure your coil cable is securely attached. 1 Heavy Duty high quality Treasure Scoop. *We use authentic Gorilla Glue® brand glue in assembling our upper rods and lower rods. Gorilla Glue expands as it dries. Accordingly you may find some excess dried glue on the rods. This is perfectly normal and does not effect the functionality of these high quality products. The excess glue will wear off with use. **Doc's Detecting Supply is a Certified Minelab® dealer.***G.M. "Doc" Lousignont, Ph.D. is one of only a handful of Minelab Certified Gold Machine Trainers in the United States. QUESTIONS? CALL Doc 1-800-477-3211
  18. My apologies if this has been covered. I did some searches and did not find answers to the question. I have a GPZ with headphones (Sun Ray Pros) and would like to use these on my new Gold Monster 1000. I have tried the typical stereo conversion cable and it still did not work. By not work, I mean the sound stays on speaker. It did not work for Sun Rays or Black Widows headphones. But of course, the original GM1000 headphones *do* work. But we all know how cheesy those are. So far, the only solution I have heard involves opening up the headphones and making permanent modifications. Has anyone else been successful at this? (see my attempted conversion cable below..)
  19. I am using the Minelab Gold Monster 1000 here in Oahu. So far I have found 16 gold jewelry items. And yes, I do dig a lot of tin foil and many small pieces of other types of metal. Most of the time, I can operate in manual sensitivity level 9 or 10. In some areas, I do have to switch over to auto sensitivity + to be able to hunt. I do have high hopes for the Equinox 800 here.
  20. I've been tossing around Steve's idea of using the the GM1000 (5" coil)with the shaft adapter to drastically shorten for use pin pointing. But I know this detector is very sensitive on the small stuff and was wondering if anyone has had issues with the detector circuitry setting off the coil. I have mine on a 2.5' broomstick and don't notice much difference. But it is difficult to tell.
  21. I was delighted to discover that the 12-volt vehicle charger for the GPZ 7000 also fits the the rechargeable battery of the Gold Monster 1000...buh-bye inverter & alligator clips!
  22. Was thinking of picking up a more dedicated nugget detector. I am debating a Minelab Gold Monster vs one of the many Gold Bug versions? Anybody have experience with the GM 1000 to compare?
  23. OK, I would never have considered the Gold Monster as a coin detector. Micro jewelry maybe, but coin detecting? Well, in the U.K. most detecting is "dig all non-ferrous" and there is a need for sensitivity to small items because Celtic gold and cut silver coins are small targets. Still, I was quite surprised to see this posted on the Minelab Facebook page. Food for thought for owners of the GM1000.
  24. Hi All, This is my first post :) I wanted to share my experience as a novice. My daughter and I were watching a you tube Video on gold detecting and we decided that it would be a fun thing to do together. So I went and spoke to a dealer and he suggested the GM1000. There was only the one review at the time that was very positive. Four/ five months later and I have been out six times with my new GM1000 to Various locations within the golden triangle , All I had to show from it was a crap load of junk and a heap lead shots. I started seeing more reviews pop up so naturally I was reading/watching the reviews on the GM. ( a lot weren’t good) I started to doubt myself and my machine. So I decided I need to go out with someone to tell me what I am doing wrong and to see if I had wasted my money. Via Facebook I discovered someone and went out with him for the day. He restored my faith in it and I learnt to trust the detector. The other thing I learnt was how to run it in manual successfully. After the training I went out again and it finally happened . I found the yellow stuff , Not just one bit either. Now I can’t retire on the two little bits (0ne .4g and the other .2g) However God it feels bloody good ! Now I do plan on getting a PI detector at a later stage when funding permits however in the mean time I can now know that the GM can do what it was sold to me as. Good luck everyone! Rob
  25. How the GOLD MONSTER 1000 complements your go-to Premium Gold Detector By John Wilson “It dawned on me very early on in my gold detecting days that relying on one detector was not going to give me the best chance to recover the majority of gold on offer from all the goldfields that I frequent. Using one detector was just not going to get the job done. I would say that most of us who are more serious in our quest to find gold will know this and will very likely have multiple detectors for multiple uses. The more serious of us gold prospectors will rely on at least one of the premium Minelab Pulse Induction detectors, such as the SDC 2300, GPX-4500 or the GPX 5000, while a number of us will have the Minelab flagship GPZ 7000. However, I strongly suggest you also consider a single high frequency VLF to maximise your gold recovery as relying on just one of the ‘big boys’ alone may mean you are missing out on plenty of gold. Let me explain…..” http://www.minelab.com/anz/go-minelabbing/treasure-talk/how-the-gold-monster-1000-complements-your-go-to-premium-gold-detector Best of luck out there JW