Steve Herschbach

New Minelab Gold Monster 1000

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With the money Minelab throw at R & D I`m thinking this detector could be a real winner.  One of my mates has ordered one, delivery date unknown, price unknown and hopefully I`ll get a chance to have a play with it a day or so after it comes out. :smile:

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The old XT/Eureka Gold are good performers but the Eureka Gold sales were no doubt suffering from the machine being so much heavier and more expensive than the competition. I have to admit I did a double take when I saw it came out in 1998, almost twenty years ago. It really does seem like yesterday but the reality is the machine was growing to be one of the older models still on the market.

I actually believe that Minelab themselves are surprised at how well some of their detectors end up selling. The machines almost always tend to be underestimated on release yet recognized as winners as time goes by. I am still surprised at how quickly the GPZ spread among users here in the U.S. but our conditions seem to favor the machine perhaps more so than has been the case in Oz. The GM1000 although targeted at Africa I think will be a run-away sales success in the U.S.

That would be good because if it is a hot seller it will be easier to get a 14" elliptical out of Minelab for the machine.

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47 minutes ago, Steve Herschbach said:

 

That would be good because if it is a hot seller it will be easier to get a 14" elliptical out of Minelab for the machine.

I notice the coil lead attaches to the back of detector display.  I`ve still got 4 different size coils from the Ground Tracker, Eureka Ace Duel days, including a 12x6.   I wonder if they might work on this detector.

minelab-gold-monster-1000-coil-connection.jpg

 

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With this detector running at a rather unique 45 kHz it would be doubtful any existing coils would work.

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