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      Just curious, how many prospectors are still swinging around a Minelab SD series, GP or even GPX4000??
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      For those that are swinging these older models, here's a few additional questions do get a bit of chatter happening....maybe
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      I’ll post link here.  Folks can comment if they wish.  Saves me time by not posting in detail on all forums.  I like this forum very much.  Hope I am not breaking rules here or am not upsetting anyone.
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