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Steve Herschbach    7,478

From http://www.minelab.com/customer-care/product-notices?article=305146

We are pleased to announce that the GOLD MONSTER 1000 detector will be available soon. The GOLD MONSTER 1000 turns beginners into experts with fully automatic operation in an easy-to-use, high performance detector.

Minelab GM1000 Color Product Brochure - PDF download

GOLD MONSTER 1000 Getting Started Guide - PDF download

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The GOLD MONSTER 1000 comes with a choice of coils, battery options and shaft configurations. If you are looking for super sensitive gold performance at a great price, then this is the detector you've been waiting for!

Features:

  • Fully automatic operation
  • Extra sensitive VLF performance
  • Highly adaptable
  • 2 search coils included
  • Easy quick start

From Minelabs Facebook page:

"Thanks for your comments! For those people that have questions about the product name; Minelab’s new ENTRY-LEVEL specialist gold detector, the GOLD MONSTER 1000, has been designed to meet the needs of both consumer recreational enthusiasts and small-scale artisanal gold miners around the world. In order for this exciting new product to be distinctly recognisable to these diverse markets, Minelab has created a universal logo that reads left-to-right in English language script and right-to-left in stylised Arabic script. The Arabic pronunciation of GOLD MONSTER is “Wahesh Al Dahab”.

Further to the dual logo, Minelab will be providing 5 languages on the product carton and 8 languages in the Getting Started Guide to make the GOLD MONSTER 1000 our most universal detector to date. From America to Australia to Africa, and everywhere in-between, the GOLD MONSTER 1000 offers the newcomer to gold detecting their best chance of success!

[Note: The GOLD MONSTER 1000 supersedes Minelab’s Eureka Gold VLF detector.]"

 

 

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Steve Herschbach    7,478

Minelab Gold Monster 1000 - screen captures from video above...

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Rick Kempf    241

Interesting - obvioisly aimed at the African gold market.  Fully automatic - same goal as FT announced a while back.  Looks like ML got to market first.

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Jennifer    524

Doc won one of these at the conference in Las Vegas, great machine, was super light, felt good in my hand, nice balance... a Gold Bug 2 killer perhaps.

Jen

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idahogold    243

Get 'em hooked on Detecting at entry level   then Bump you up to P.I.:cool: 

GoldMonster -looks good!.....wish my sdc had a cool name....how much in AfricanPesos  we talkin? Anyhow$$

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Norvic    1,121

Crikey, gotta give it to Minelab, they have the media term "feeding the chooks" down to a fine art. Get us "cackling" amongst each other, "chaffing at the bit" in anticipation of release day. Have they cracked the mineralisation barriers holding VLF back? Just gotta find out...........back to the future maybe?

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Randy Lunn    137
1 hour ago, Jennifer said:

Doc won one of these at the conference in Las Vegas, great machine, was super light, felt good in my hand, nice balance... a Gold Bug 2 killer perhaps.

Jen

Yes, at 45KHz it is getting very GB2'ish

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DolanDave    319
1 hour ago, Jennifer said:

Doc won one of these at the conference in Las Vegas, great machine, was super light, felt good in my hand, nice balance... a Gold Bug 2 killer perhaps.

Jen

Congrats to Doc.... that is cool.... hope he is doing well...

Dave..

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