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  2. Don't know what I did there, but I was going to say that Steve's personal notes on settings will make for an interesting start for the season. Gerry, I read your posts and have for years. Thanks for the advice. As soon as I get handy posting some pictures I will share some success with the 2100 and Gold Bug 2.
  3. I wasn't around then but remember the one with the old ute and couple of guys doing the teaser for the Apex.
  4. A second big question is how useful this will be in really trashy areas of the motherlode. It has potential here to do what more expensive machines cannot
  5. Thank you Gerry and Steve, You guys are getting me pretty fired up to get out there and melt snow! Steve, I have a pretty good notebook started with your tips from the videos and
  6. Steve I'd say your assessment of the above is pretty spot on. I have a few of those machines and have seen most of the others in field right along side the ones I use. Not having seen of used the E1500, I still think your assessment is accurate. Companies price products the way they do for a reason and I wouldn't expect a 2k PI to outperform a 6k or even a 4k PI.
  7. That seems a reasonable assessment to me, and why I've been pointing out all along 6000 and 7000 owners don't need one unless there is an attribute of it that they particularly like, like 7000 owners wanting a lighter machine to use for some particular reason or they want a PI they can use for stuff other than gold with its excellent Target ID's. I genuinely think GPX 4500/5000 owners would benefit from it, it's doing noticeably better on small gold than those models, along with its ability to find the gold they often miss, the prickly stuff and not just that, I tested a bunch of regular small nuggets commonly found here, and the Algo was doing better than the GPX 5000 by quite a bit, some the 5000 didn't even hit the Algo did. For them it's of even more benefit as they can share coils between detectors, and their Bluetooth transmitter and headphones. While I've never used an Axiom, I've not really known its comparison. The SDC is an iffy one to me, mainly due to my milder soil environment and it was a pretty poor performer here with the original GPX series being far better with fitted with a spiral or smaller bundle coil except for it being poor on the prickly type gold, so that one makes me wonder, as the Algo for me here in my soils is doing better on the smaller gold than the GPX, I have no doubts a GPX will be deeper on big targets though. What I see with the Algo is a whole lot of bang for the buck, half the price of an Axiom, way less than the 6000 and of course the 7000. The perfect detector for people not wanting to spend a lot of money and still get a very good performance machine, but not by any means the best and is filling a large hole in the market for that reason. Its other notable benefit is its very good EMI handling, it can run well in places others cannot. Now the big question hanging over it is benefits outside of prospecting with its Target Id's, how beneficial is that going to be in parkland and beach settings, for me so far, it's looking good.
  8. If I were a betting man, I'd bet your assumption will be pretty accurate
  9. Heya Smith 1 , ! Findin' anything worth posting up ? We do like to point and nod around here........ Or just tell us more 'bout what yer lookin' for and how.
  10. I find the speculation that the E1500 will somehow outperform detectors costing much more money to be, well, how to put this nicely… questionable at best. If this detector was GPX 6000 class it would be stupid to sell it for one quarter the price of a GPX 6000. I don’t think Alex is stupid. Here is the current price structure in Australia as of today after Garrett just introduced the lower priced stripped down Axiom package: 1. GPZ 7000 $10,499 2. GPX 6000 $8,999 with two coils 3. Garrett Axiom $4,999 with one coil 4. SDC 2300 $4,399 5. E1500 with Sadie & Battery $2649 6. Minelab Manticore $2499 7. Gold Monster $1299 I have pretty solid information in hand indicating that you pretty much are going to get what you pay for. The E1500 is a very affordable option at close the price of a top end VLF and will outperform said VLFs on gold in mineralized ground. Time will tell but I think the E1500 will fall short of SDC 2300 and Axiom level performance, essentially being a bridge between VLF detectors and those models. The 6000 and 7000 will continue to rule the roost but at twice the price of the SDC/Axiom level you are not getting twice the depth. Pulling a number out of my ass I’d assign a very debatable expectation of about a 15% increase in overall performance at each major step up in price. People can of course argue that number all day long but I think it is very important to give newbies some sense of reality. Twice the money does not get twice the performance. Gains are more like 10% - 15% - 20%…. pick your number, but it’s not double, triple, quadruple. If I was still selling detectors I’d explain to this new customer that they can go find a gold nugget with a Gold Monster. I’d explain that for twice the money but not much more than a Manticore they could get an AlgoForce E1500 and be able to deal with mineralized ground and hot rocks that will give the Gold Monster trouble. I’d tell them that for substantially more money they could get some very solid bang for the buck in the Axiom/SDC range, a step up from E1500 but still not top tier. Finally, I’d tell them that if money is no object and they simply want the best performance they can get, to look at the 6000 or 7000. I’d comment that out of the box with provided coils the 6000 would have the edge for smaller gold, and the 7000 the edge on larger gold. Adding aftermarket coils to the 7000 can close the gap between it and the 6000 on small gold, but nothing you do to the 6000 will have it hitting the big stuff as deep as the 7000. That would be my short and sweet sales presentation and I offer it up as the most simplified big picture no B.S. look at the scene as you are likely to find. My somewhat educated opinions only, feel free to toss in trash bin if you don’t agree. In the States this would be the rough situation if the E1500 could be had here: 1. GPZ 7000 $8,999 2. GPX 6000 $6,499 with two coils 3. Garrett Axiom $3,995 with two coils 4. SDC 2300 $3,599 5. E1500 with Sadie & Battery under $1999 6. Minelab Manticore $1699 7. Gold Monster $799
  11. I have seen small patch in pending for P. very small. I wonder if it still has gold for now as the people who applied for it should have done the surface very well otherwise others would do it. you mentioned paper trail. you mean tenement reports online? any links? Thanks
  12. Welcome aboard moondog ! Are you any relation to skydog ? 🥸 Gearing up for retirement is a good plan .
  13. Hybrid is the new buzzword set to trap detector dollars.
  14. Hi Kingswood, Just a few questions hope you don't mind answering them: Old workings in a line, super exciting.....(you mean mines in a line like a strike?) Dead SPL's (I only saw P or PA in tengraph when use dead tenement section, never seen any SPL?) Dead leases in random unexpected places(what kind of leases are they?) detect the edges of the contact zones (what is contact zones?) Thanks, Ethan
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  16. I try to use context when hunting to decide if I'm going to dig a signal. When I hunt a large sports field I will dig all good signals in the field of play itself as that is usually the cleanest in terms of trash because most trash is going to be located on the sidelines or where spectators are. I do dig these areas too but I try to have a purpose with each hunt. On the sidelines I will turn the sensitivity down low so I'm only going down 2-3 inches in depth. Recovery's are quick this way and I can clean out an area rapidly of all targets. Then the next time I come through the area (after a weekend of games) everything is surface finds and this includes, rings, coins and trash. I'm usually at a trash to gold ratio of 100/1 on the sidelines/spectator areas and 40/1 out on the actual fields of play. There is no way to truly tell gold from aluminum but you can increase your odds by being smart about how and where you hunt. If somebody does ever invent a machine that can tell the difference our hobby will be destroyed because anyone with a detector and time will recover it all. I love it when people say they hate digging trash because that just means there is more of the good stuff left for me.
  17. Includes belt mount clip, new Fisher chest mount, Price dropped to $375.
  18. My guess for the new Garrett, is an SMF detector that will be priced around the same as the 900. The big question though, is will it have some new technology that notably outperforms all the other flagship SMF detectors? My bet on that, would be "no", but I hope I'm wrong. I'm also hoping they keep the landscape screen :).
  19. Yeah, the response from those air tests on large pieces were not very deep
  20. I did but a great shovel 😂😂
  21. Boy Howdy ! How are your ankles doin' ? 😳 I like the looks of it though ! There's gotta be ONE big one there somewhere .... 👍
  22. Do you have a Deus 1? I doubt that there will be any major Deus 1 or ORX software updates in the future. Deus 1 and the ORX in Goldfield can be set on several different frequencies depending on which coil you are using, including roughly 18 kHz, 31 kHz, 54 kHz or 81 kHz. Deus 2 using its Mono program can be set on roughly 7, 13, 18, 24, and 40 kHz. Mono can be setup to mimic and easily compete with Deus 1/ORX Goldfield by switching it to PWM Pitch tones, lowering the disc to -6.4 and turning on the threshold tone. Deus 2 FMF Goldfield has the Frequency Max feature that changes the highest used frequency in its multi frequency mixture. It can be set on 40, 24 or 17 kHz. At this point with Deus 2's coil availability, it is not quite as sensitive to really small gold using its FMF Goldfield mode as some of its competitors running at around 40 to 48 kHz. It's close though. Deus 2 using its Mono selectable single frequency mode is very competitive even with the 9" coil. If XP were to offer a smaller land based only Deus 2 coil and a higher selectable single frequency for its Mono program like the 54 and 81 kHz on Deus 1 and the ORX with the HF coils, or offer a selectable single frequency Goldfield program things would get even better for Deus 2 especially if that smaller coil also bumped up sensitivity on smaller gold using FMF Goldfield.
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