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A Closer Look At The " Other " Minelab Gold Monster 1000 Rod Assembly

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This is a previously posted screenshot from the Minelab introductory video of the GM1000. I did a little quick paste work to block out distractions in the screenshot. Its worth a little study as regards the rod assembly. The GM1000 here is sporting the 5" round coil.

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Theoretically one could use a piece of pvc pipe just long enough to accommodate the 5" round coil and the control/handle assembly, and voila - an ultra portable pinpointer with iron discrimination. 

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Nice idea!

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Nice! The GMk will be a versatile machine. 

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Well, if you had one anyway....

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3 hours ago, fredmason said:

that would be a pricey pinpointer...

fred

And heavy too ;)

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Be nice for scanning tunnel walls .

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19 minutes ago, Hobo said:

Be nice for scanning tunnel walls .

And vertical cut banks along streams, rivers and desert dry washes. 

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I have seen supported hand grips similar to this style on cheap china products.....  Here is an example of one version.

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