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  1. GPX 5000 Lcd Screen

    Is it normal to see bareley visable symbals at the top of the lcd screen looks like cell and battery markings??
  2. I tested the 14x9 evo on a 2.5 gram nugget i was abel to barley hear it at 9 inches is that normal. Setting was general.sens extra mono fixed everthing else was fp except target volume was at 13
  3. I used the GPZ 7000 in the Summer of 2016 (with yellow ferrite ring) but it had so much ground feedback in my detecting area that I sold it. I found that the ground noise on the GPZ was masking targets over the GPX-5000 running in fine or enhance gold timings. (Damp & salty highly mineralized ground.) Question: Has the latest software update with Locate Patch & Semi-Auto Ground balance helped significantly to handle this type of bad ground feedback? I am considering buying another GPZ 7000 this Summer to try again. Also, I found that the 5000 can match or beat the 7000 on larger chunky gold targets when running the larger coils. (And of course, the GPZ was superior on some specimen gold types vs the 5000.) Here is an air test on a 3 ounce wire gold & quartz nugget below. The 7000 was at maximum sensitivity of 20 with the stock 14" GPZ Coil. (I didn't own the 19" GPZ coil to try in this test.) I mostly ran in Difficult/General or Difficult/High Yield as Normal mode was impossible here, too much ground noise! 3 Ounce Wire Gold Nugget: (air test) GPZ 7000: Difficult/General: 18" Difficult/HY: 18" Difficult/X-Deep: 16" Normal/General: 21" Normal/HY: 23" Normal/X-Deep: 20" Severe: 15" GPX 5000: Fine Gold w/12" NF Round EVO coil: 17" Normal w/12" NF Round EVO coil: 21" Fine Gold w/15" NF Round EVO coil: 18" Normal w/15" NF Round EVO coil: 23" Fine Gold w/19" NF Round EVO coil: 20" Normal w/19" NF Round EVO coil: 25" Fine Gold w/25" NF Round Advantage coil: 20" Normal w/25" NF Round Advantage coil: 26" -Don
  4. Gpx 5000 Question

    i purchased a gpx 5000 , what is the smallest gold expected to find with it? right now i can see a .3 nugget 3 inches away with small 10x5 coil. i guess my question what is the smallest piece should i be able to find and what settings are best, another thing my detector will see .3 of gold it screams .3 of lead it will not register.
  5. What would be a Fair price for a nice GPX 4000 with control box cover, signal enhancer, 3 of the small batteries for use with enhancer and a charger, and 3 coils, a new 10" Commander DD, a 7"x14" Nugget finder mono, and a 6"x8" nugget finder mono? Thanks for any replies and info.
  6. What I see with Minelab is a company that misses a lot of opportunity to make money, making a solid cover for the 11" coil would cost them about $2 to manufacture in Asia, and they'd sell it for $30 and there is already big demand. They seem to miss a lot of opportunities like this, it's lucky I'm not a shareholder, I'd be complaining I've had stuff manufactured in China before, it's easy to organise and within 2 weeks I could have a big box of them ready to sell, I would consider doing it if we weren't go geographically isolated from the main markets. I won't be running mine at full straight away, I will learn how to use it first, once I've got the hang of it I'll give it a go as I know it will improve my recovery rate. It's starting to get too cold to hit the creeks with my sluice now so I'm going to have to start dedicating my prospecting days to my detectors, which means leaving the water!!! a big step for me I was so impressed you found stuff with the EQ800 that the GM missed so I had to have one, Dan at DredgeNZ has been fantastic in helping sort that out for me at the best price available and is going to help price wise with a 4500 dual coil pack too, is this the one I would need http://www.dredgenz.co.nz/detectors/minelab/minelab-gpx-4500-dual-coil I like I can use the EQ on the beach and in the fields too for a bit of jewellery and coin hunting and it be outstanding for that. At least I can currently get a higher end style coin hunting detector. The Gold ones are just so darn expensive. I have to work on fixing my boat up this weekend so I doubt I'll be prospecting, I'll wait until I've got my Eq800 next weekend.
  7. I bought a used Gpx 4500 with a 14x9 NuggetFinder coil. I was able to take it out gold hunting yesterday. I was unable to find gold, but was able to find lead at surprising depths. I also found an fragment of paper thin metal about the size of a marker tip @4”. The detector worked really well until the end of the day. It seemed that I was unable to ground balance in fixed mode and or tracking mode. I reset all the settings to FP and retuned. I still felt that the detector wouldn’t ground balance. Is the green ‘ground balance’ track button a simple’ switch that can be tested with a volt meter? Or is there a way to test the button?
  8. 4500 Vs 5000

    Can anyone give me some feedback on a comparison between a GPX 4500 and GPX 5000....
  9. GPX 4500 Mods

    Are mods on detectors like the GPX 4500 really as good as all these Youtube videos indicate? People are saying they're better than a GPZ-7000 after modding like this video It's probably just wishful thinking on my part as there is NO way I can get a GPZ-7000 but I'm in the market for a 4500. I vaguely remember John (kiwijw) saying he's got a modded 4500, older mod style no doubt to the one in the video but he obviously knows his stuff and got his modded. I would appreciate people who have got theirs moddeds thoughts on the mods, and baffles me why if these mods are so good why Minelab doesn't just adjust their detectors to have these sorts of mods from the factory. Make a GPX 4500 v2 and sell it and make even more money. I've also been told older model GPX 4500's aren't as good as the newer ones, is there a year I need to look out for when they started to improve? Some of the 2nd hand 4500's I have seen for sale have mods, so before purchase i'd rather know if I should avoid modded ones, or certain mods or just get a certain year or whatever, any help appreciated. Thanks
  10. I have hunted this site. Actually dug over 100 nonferrous out of using Deus. Folks told me they had been hunting this site hard since 1975. I haven't hunted in a while. Based on the trees in background and listening to the one gent talk, where the gold was found, ,when I hunted a few times was in pretty tall stubble. I have hunted with the gray haired gent once in Ky. He was a big time CTX man. Notice what he's running now in this video. Also notice how deep the holes dug are. I can attest personally soil in this site 3 bars on F75. Now I mentioned gold found. Not what you think. Cheers and enjoy the video. One heck of a find!! Big congrats to Jeff. Never have met him. Wonder what the rarity value of the find is?
  11. Detector Mods

    Anybody had modifications done to GPX 4500 by "Detector Mods"? reviews appreciated, wondering if it's worth the $2200.00.
  12. Hi everyone , I am new here , I joined this forum hoping to find some tips and guidance on gold hunting because I am really confused , frustrated with so many information and resource on the net , and I dont know from where to start on how can i be a really a gold hunter . Background : My Journey with gold hunting started in 2010 , when I heard from a close friend of mine that there are gold in sudan ( I am from Yemen by the way ) so I decided to give a try , so I bought GPX 4500 at that time it was famous gold detector device + I bought the big circle coil to give me more detecting depth . Why I went for this trip : 1st : Get Rich , 2nd to having fun and go on an adventure . 6 months past , we were expecting to find 1 kg gold at least to cover at least our expenses on this trip , but we found 180 Grams in total , it seemed like we were out of luck may be because we just rushed things up without guard our self with knowledge about gold prospect , we just used the experience of people who went on this trip before and good guy who program the device for us . And that is how round 1 ends in 2010 . What kind of advice I am seeking from you guys , I am looking for that advice which comes from experience : I am going back for round 2 in 2018 , I have my old GPX-4500 device unsold and before going to Sudan again I need to start fresh this time I needed to gain some knowledge on areas such as: 1- What book / blogs should I read to start my gold hunting education ? 2- Should I sell my old device and buy another one ? 3-How to tell if the device find gold from the the sound it produce how to tell the differences ( talking about GPX 4500 ) , this question is connected to Q Number 2 ... I hared that low sound means gold , high means steel .. I have experienced this myself before , but I think it is just 60% true , I am not sure though , need your input on this . 4-How to tell if one area has gold ( with 10 - 20 % chance at least ) and it is worth the time to spend on searching , geologically before going for search ? Do I really need the help of Google earth to scan the place ? 5-Is it true that only places where people find gold is the best place to find gold , what about exploring new area ( this question connected to question number 4 ) . 6-Is it true that long range gold detector are fake ? Please see this link for more information : http://raregoldnuggets.com/?p=5095 7-When gold detector will fail to find gold ? 8-Do advice me to try looking for gold in the Nile ? Thank you for reading my post and I am looking forward to hear from you . Khaled
  13. I was googling around trying to find a PI detector second hand in a price range I can afford without annoying the wife too much and stumbled across this Minelab GPX 5000 that if I sign up for this site and get their phone app I could buy for $541 USD with free shipping, seems a bit good to be true, I can only assume its a fake, ,especilly seeing its from China? https://www.dhgate.com/product/wholesale-dhl-underground-gold-detector-ground/258982300.html?recinfo=8,103,1#cppd-1-5|null:103:r1719577311 I just noticed in the history of sales of it is a bucket load of Australians and the aussies are also on there giving it good reviews after purchasing it so maybe it's not fake? Puzzled. Surprised Minelab can't shut these fools down.
  14. Herkese merhaba. Şu anda minelab gpx 5000 kullanıyorum, ancak gpz 7000e'yi değiştirmek istiyorum ama nugget Hayır.Biz şimdi sadece sana sormak istediğim Bizans ve Roma parası var gpz 7000 Doğru seçim miydi? "Hello to everyone. I am using minelab gpx 5000, but I want to change gpz 7000e, but nugget no. We just want to ask you now have Byzantine and Roman money gpz 7000 Was it the right choice?"
  15. Taking the misses away caravaning again and seeing that the last two trips were too gold-bearing spots I decided to take her to the coast instead. I've never detected beaches before and until I get the new equinox will have to settle on the 4500. I'm assuming the gpx will work on sand. Would I use the salt timings? And what about ground balancing? would you turn that off? The other question is coil choice. Go with a DD and use discrimination or don't bother and dig everything. Only got 2 DD's. the standard 11" and a coiltek 24" Would a mono coil work? I've got a 13"x17" nugget finder that's waterproof. The place where staying at isn't popular so I don't think the rubbish levels will be like most beaches. Of course, ill try and keep sand and moisture out of the gpx box.
  16. Over ten years ago I was pushing pretty hard on the idea that high power pulse induction detectors would eventually find use for more than just nugget detecting. Relic hunters in bad ground seemed a particularly obvious situation where PI detectors could pick up where the VLFs left off. Daniel TN just made a great post over at Dankowski’s about the shift from VLF to PI, and how the PI use progressed up the power ladder from Garrett Infinium to White’s TDI to Minelab GPX. I ended up calling this Steve’s Law Of Target Depletion. The basic premise is that if high value targets exist, people will start with discriminating VLF detectors and dig the easy targets. However, knowing good finds remain, over time more trash is dug and more powerful detectors used. As long as any chance of a good find remains, this progression will ultimately deplete a good location of all targets, good and bad. Prospectors see this all the time. A location will start with trash and gold. VLFs cherry pick out the easy stuff. Then the “dig it all” troops go to work. Sooner or later you get to where just finding a target, any target, gets to be a challenge. Yet as long as a single target remains, good finds still might happen. If nothing else the trash can hide good targets lurking below, and so even trash remaining can be a good sign. You can never call a place detected out until no targets at all remain in the ground that can be found. And even then, a newer, more powerful detector may make the place come to life again, at least for a time.
  17. Hi guys new to the forum from down under. I can see there is a wealth of info on here and looking forward to taking it all in. I recently hired a Gpz7000 and its an amazing machine however out of my budget (for now). While on that trip I was having major problems keep the machine quite. So I was advise of looking up Lunks settings for the Z. WOW this turn the trip around and picked up half a dozen bits of yella. However I have now come into GPX4500 and I am wondering if there are Lunks settings similar to that for the 4500. I have had a search but cant see anything as yet. Hoping someone can point me in the right direction. Thanks MATE!!!!
  18. Editors Note: This topic was split from the following thread - http://www.detectorprospector.com/forum/topic/3923-semi-auto-gpz-ground-balance/ I believe there is a lot of reasons of trying to turn GPX into a GPZ. They wont be never the same thing since they are in different technology . But anyone would like to walk around with an more affordable machine that could pack a punch of the " GREATEST". Im someone who started metal detecting and someday looking to upgrade to a heavier and more powerful machine. So after reading the pro and cons of each one i would pick a GPX over GPZ even if i found a Pound of Gold. -Lightest machine? GPX wins even with a larger coil. -Coils price and more coil options? GPX takes that. -immune to the hottest of ground? GPX i guess wins this since is a PI. Dont know where that ground exist but i know is out there. Okay so i have seen running a GPX with one of the newer coils could match the performace on depth on sub-gram nuggets and up. Now the GPZ would clearly stand out on tiny, spongy and specimen gold. But wouldnt you have enough money left to even buy a SDC 2300? I just dont see the reason of boasting a machine for ability to pick up super tiny gold when you need to pay so much for it. That headline for me fits more a GM1000 since its a way less expensive machine.
  19. Guys (and gals), there's an area here in Rye Patch that's under a high voltage power line that everyone with their 7000's and 2300's won't bother detecting due to the obvious issues but I recall people being able to run a DD in, I think it was cancel mode or something like that. Granted you'll lose depth but where they (and my 7000 can't go), I know there's gold there as I've seen BIG gold from a dozer push near by and was thinking of swining my GPX 5000 at. I have a few double d's in my bag of tricks here (glad I brought them) and am thinking about giving it a go. Any tips from those who've attempted this? Do you run in DD, Mono or Cancel? Sadly I don't have a Nugget Finder XP coil which I believe was intended for this purpose. Thanks all. Jen
  20. Monster Coil Jam

    Sorry about the title, I couldn't help myself with all the monster talk . This video is a bit of detector vs big coil comparison on a decent sized bit of trash (unfortunately).
  21. Coils For Caliche

    I had my first experience with caliche recently...I was wondering if anyone has advice on which coils work well on caliche covered nuggets. I plan to buy a 9x14 evolution soon, but don't know if that will be better in this regard. I was swinging an advantage 12" RM and managed to get one, but thought there could have been some I may not have heard. I use a goldscreamer and it blasts on the tiniest of targets so I think there may be something special about nuggets with caliche. Any experience you can share is appreciated.
  22. Hello, This was posted in the Find's forum as well but no answer yet. So I am planning on getting a 18 or 15" DD coil for my GPX 5000 for relic hunting. I am looking at ML and Detech coils. I am unsure if I should go ahead and get the ML 18" DD or rather the Detech one, or maybe even the 15" Spiral DD by Detech. Which one gives more depth on relics? Which one is more quiet? Any suggestions? Thanks FschJg
  23. Just recently we were detecting (all experienced detectorist) in the grasslands of California, with two GPZ's, one had the stock 14" coil and the other had the 19" coil and two GPX's one had the 17x13 Evo and the other had the Minelab 12x15. Towards the end of the day, we decided to perform a test. We buried about a 9mm slug 14" deep. I went over the target with my GPZ, HY, Normal, Sen 15, Smoothing Off, and barely heard the target. Same settings with the 19" but much better results. Heard the target about three inches above the ground. Next, the GPX with the Evo coil in Sharp, General, don't remember the gain but a smooth threshold with the gold screamer, and no signal. The next detector is the one that is really giving me heart burn, the GPX with the 12x15 commander in Sensitive Extra, General, don't remember the gain but a smooth threshold with the stock battery. It gave an obvious signal about 5 inches above the ground. I could not believe how loud of a target response this stock GPX gave. After hearing the results from the GPX, I increased my Sensitiviy to 20, but there was too much ground noise to hear a target. I also tried different ground and gold modes with the GPZ, but nothing compared to that GPX. I wish we had more time to really investigate, but we were all tired, and the sun had already set behind the mountain. Is this just one of those scenarios that we must except and move on, or is there some credibility here??? Has anyone done similar tests or can give some suggestions? Still scratching my head, Brian.
  24. how do i find out the birth day of my 4500? Thanks for the help.