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Understanding The Sensitivity Control On The Gold Monster 1000
By Steve Herschbach
OK, I would never have considered the Gold Monster as a coin detector. Micro jewelry maybe, but coin detecting? Well, in the U.K. most detecting is "dig all non-ferrous" and there is a need for sensitivity to small items because Celtic gold and cut silver coins are small targets. Still, I was quite surprised to see this posted on the Minelab Facebook page. Food for thought for owners of the GM1000.
This is my first post :)
I wanted to share my experience as a novice.
My daughter and I were watching a you tube Video on gold detecting and we decided that it would be a fun thing to do together. So I went and spoke to a dealer and he suggested the GM1000.
There was only the one review at the time that was very positive.
Four/ five months later and I have been out six times with my new GM1000 to Various locations within the golden triangle , All I had to show from it was a crap load of junk and a heap lead shots.
I started seeing more reviews pop up so naturally I was reading/watching the reviews on the GM. ( a lot weren’t good)
I started to doubt myself and my machine.
So I decided I need to go out with someone to tell me what I am doing wrong and to see if I had wasted my money.
Via Facebook I discovered someone and went out with him for the day.
He restored my faith in it and I learnt to trust the detector.
The other thing I learnt was how to run it in manual successfully.
After the training I went out again and it finally happened . I found the yellow stuff , Not just one bit either.
Now I can’t retire on the two little bits (0ne .4g and the other .2g)
However God it feels bloody good !
Now I do plan on getting a PI detector at a later stage when funding permits however in the mean time I can now know that the GM can do what it was sold to me as.
Good luck everyone!
How the GOLD MONSTER 1000 complements your go-to Premium Gold Detector By John Wilson
“It dawned on me very early on in my gold detecting days that relying on one detector was not going to give me the best chance to recover the majority of gold on offer from all the goldfields that I frequent. Using one detector was just not going to get the job done. I would say that most of us who are more serious in our quest to find gold will know this and will very likely have multiple detectors for multiple uses.
The more serious of us gold prospectors will rely on at least one of the premium Minelab Pulse Induction detectors, such as the SDC 2300, GPX-4500 or the GPX 5000, while a number of us will have the Minelab flagship GPZ 7000. However, I strongly suggest you also consider a single high frequency VLF to maximise your gold recovery as relying on just one of the ‘big boys’ alone may mean you are missing out on plenty of gold. Let me explain…..”
Best of luck out there
Isn't there supposed to be an owners manual that comes with this detector besides that little "Getting Started Guide"?------How long does that rechargeable battery pack run on the GM1000 with a full charge & under "normal" hunting conditions?------How long does it take the battery pack to charge (AC plug in charger) when the battery is flat?-------Didn't see any info in that starting guide in regard to this.------I wish they would have made the shafts longer! LOL (I'm kiddin)-------I'm about 5'9" and I got plenty hanging off the back when adjusted for me.------So far, what little I have tested it, I'm really liking the detector although I haven't even had it on a hunt yet.-----If you've got any advice for me on this detector--I'm all ears!-------I've been reading up on what I can find on it.--------Thanks----------Del