Steve Herschbach

Minelab Official Gold Monster 1000 Availability Announcement

14 posts in this topic


Thanks Steve for posting. You just made my day.

Chuck

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

FYI taking orders in Australia for May release .

Retail will be Aus $ 1099.00

Cheers

goldrat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Debbie Downer here...lol...

 

Looking at the photo, I don't like the design of forward mounted electronics. It just seems... exposed.

Looks light for a Minelab though!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure what you mean by forward mounted electronics? The tube sticking out front is the battery compartment.

minelab-gold-monster-1000-battery-compartment.jpg

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, when I am forcing my way through dense scrub using a machine with a screen, I generally want to protect the screen, like relic hunting with my V3i, the back of the screen housing is all scrached up from sticks, twigs and grasses.

So in that situation my choice is do I protect the screen, or the battery and cable? I don't like the choice. :blush:

Just an observation and my reasoning for not liking it. It does look like it could protect the hand similar to a sword.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see it is a VLF machine and operates at 45Khz.  Per their advertising it has auto or manual operation, comes with 2 coils, less issues with salty soil than 71Khz machines, waterproof coils and water resistant box, adjustable shaft with multiple configurations, priced about 1000 bucks and more.  Sounds like it could be a real contender to the present best VLF gold machines.  

http://www.detectorprospector.com/forum/tags/minelab gold monster/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, Roughwater said:

I see it is a VLF machine and operates at 45Khz.  Per their advertising it has auto or manual operation, comes with 2 coils, less issues with salty soil than 71Khz machines, waterproof coils and water resistant box, adjustable shaft with multiple configurations, priced about 1000 bucks and more.  Sounds like it could be a real contender to the present best VLF gold machines.  

http://www.detectorprospector.com/forum/tags/minelab gold monster/

Yep, you've nailed it. For someone with zero experience, and wanting to try prospecting for not too much money, the GM1000 ticks all the boxes.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yesterday here I got my June issue of Lost Treasure and yet not at the end of April. I went from page to page but couldn't find a word about the Gold Monster 1000.

Minelab I've got to hand it to you not one word is getting out unless you want it to. I just hope you Minelab don't tell me it isn't a Gold Monster 1000. By saying late April Fools joke Chuck.. I couldn't say I didn't have it coming after the one I pulled.

Chuck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By Reno Chris
      So while lots of folks were able to make the Las Vegas GPAA gold show that concluded Sunday afternoon, many could not make it. This year the GPAA has experimented with a couple things including a live broadcast of interviews with various dealers and other folks. Some of it is pretty good, while other parts are so-so, but its easy enough to fast forward through parts you dont care about. There are a lot of interesting people at these shows and they got some very interesting and entertaining interviews. There are interviews with Bill Southern, the Pomrenke boys from Bearing Sea Gold, Shannon Poe from AMRA, Debbie Smikoski from Minelab (who talks about the GM 1000 with Kevin), Dave Variboff from Goldbay (who sells millions worth of gold specimens) and lots of other folks in the mining and prospecting business. On the second day, because they were running out of good people to interview, they even interviewed me. There is a lot of good information here and it is all saved, but the way facebook archives this stuff, its not that easy to find.
      So here is how you can find it if you want to look in -
      Go to:
      https://www.facebook.com/pg/GoldProspectors/videos/?ref=page_internal
      The videos are not fully labeled, but if you hover over them with your cursor and look at the length, the one that is 1:25:17 long is the one with me in it, I appear at the 45 minute mark, Debbie Smikoski from Minelab follows me at the 1:07:39 mark. A lot of the time before me on the video is Shannon Poe from American Mining Rights Assn. (AMRA). Other folks like Bill southern, Dave Variboff and others are all on the other videos from this weekend. Its worth checking out - its not all 5 star entertainment and information, but there is some really good stuff there. 
    • By phoenix
      I have bought the last three major releases from Minelab on the first day but I`m not jumping in on the first day with the Monster.    When I first got the 2300 I used it almost exclusively for about 6 months and found over 1000 pieces of gold with it for an average weight of 0.1318 gram per piece.  My biggest piece with the 2300 was a speci with 10.75 grams of gold.  But the thing that finally wore me down with the 2300 was the amount of birdshot you get in Victoria.   The first day I used the 2300 I got about 40 bird shot and I think five pieces of gold. The birdshot has taken all the enjoyment out of the 2300 for me.
      What I would really like to see in the Gold Monster 1000 is that the discrimination rejects most of the birdshot.   I realize that`s probably a big ask, but with the amount of money Minelab throw at R&D maybe they have come up with someway to do it.     This is a very small sample of the birdshot I have recovered.  cheers Dave

    • By Ridge Runner
      Chris G. on the Outback Forum said he got a email from Minelab and they told him that the US won't see GM 1000 maybe the end of May if not June.
      This no Joke and I don't know how many ways you can spell crap but this is crap. I don't think Chris would be saying if this wasn't true.
      To Minelab
      A lot of us have put their money down for a while and I'd like to hear the why.
      Chuck
    • By bloodgold2
      Hi mate, looking at a machine for my son that I reckon a switch on and detect would be a good starter. I have read you have done testing on the Gold monster 1000, did you have any chance to test it on fine gold in species? Say up against the gold bug2? Cheers Dave.
    • By Ridge Runner
      I said I was going to give a review on the Gold Monster 1000. Well the first thing this morning here it was from Rob's Detectors and I guess because I've been blowing so hard about it he sent it over night. Just after putting it together and checking to be sure it worked I was in my van headed for Rich Hill being I have a claim on the east side. In no time I found my first nugget at about little less than half gram. It came in so loud even without the headphones that came with it. My next target was even smaller than the first. I drop it on my scales but it was so small I didn't get a reading of the weight.
      I didn't have much time to hunt so back in my van and home I went. My wife and had plan to go out for dinner but I will get back with everyone when can.
      The only thing I'll say right now is if you got a Gold Bug 2 give it to someone you don't like and do it quick before the price drops out the bottom on it.
      Chuck 
    • By Ridge Runner
      I was reading a article on Africa and how the people don't like a detector with too many settings. In keeping it simple and this is why Minelab stepped up with the Gold Monster 1000. Here we got a detector you just turn on and start detecting. The cost of the Monster is not a monster in this case that most can afford.
      I too was looking at a map that showed the area you can find gold. It all looks great but I don't think I'll go there like Chris R. did. I sure like me a lot so because of that I'll stay home.
      Chuck
      PS Minelab is still saying that the Gold Monster 1000 will be here soon. I just want to know how soon is soon ? I have turn the net upside down and can't find a word being said.