Been reading a lot about the new Coiltek, Nugget Finder & now Detech coils of late. I haven't had much to do with any of these but have detected a small area immediately after 2 x GPX4500 with the Coiltek Elite 14" mono attached. Although not an exhaustive or scientific test the end result was I got 8 x subgram nuggets from the area with the SDC & the 4500's nothing. 2 of the subgrammers came from adjacent to their scrapings so they knew something was there but was still iffy enough to walk away from. I keep hearing or reading how these coils are transforming GPX's into SDC's or even GPZ's but this short "test", for want of a better word, put some doubts in my mind.
I've got no doubt that there is improvement in the new coils in how they enhance the target information or audio response of the detector through better windings etc. but I'm not entirely convinced it's as substantial as some make out. My thoughts are it may be about 10% performance improvement (every bit does help regardless) & 90% of a placebo effect i.e. you buy a new coil excited by the possibilities of it's performance, you regain some enthusiasm & become more positive in approach even detecting more carefully + with more purpose - then when you find gold of course it's the new coil that done it right?
Another thing that has me scratching my head is how excited people are about them finding very small gold. My smallest bit with a GPX5000, fine gold & standard 11" Minelab Commander mono coil was 0.03 of gram (I think about 0.46 of a grain) so they have always been capable of doing it even with an unfashionable coil (but still a good one).
Like I said I'm not doubting that there are definite performance improvements, much like the introduction of litz wire, but I do believe a lot can also be attributed to a refreshed or reinvigorated enthusiasm too.
New detectors could also have a very similar affect on us. What do the experts reckon?
Detech has introduced two new coils for the Minelab GPX, GP, SD series of Gold Detectors. They are listing them as "New Technology".
They are currently being tested in the Australian Outback. I will have pricing, availability and more information as I get it from Detech.
Please pm me if interested.
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Is $67 USD a good price for a Detech 15x8" GPX Coil brand new, still in box from a reputable seller? I thought it was so I bought it. It had the feature I love about my 12x6" X-coil. good ground coverage with sensitivity to small gold. It's why my X-coil has barely left my GPX since getting it but I'd prefer to have a coil I can leave on each detector, saves me time and effort in changing coils too often
I believe this is an old style bundle wound coil....
Has anyone had experience with this coil?
I ended up buying it today as the price just seemed too good to refuse and hope to use it on my QED.
I can't find out much about it, only one person I know has had one and wasn't overly impressed but I do know coils behave differently in different environments. The manufacturers promo text makes it sound good.
15 x 8" Monoloop Closed Design Elliptical 800g
For Minelab GPX, GP and SD series detectors
This closed design coil has been designed to go deeper than standard coils. You can search a large area quite fast, due to the easy size and weight, without losing any depth!
Made to locate Gold! Very stable, no false signals, able to work in heavy mineralisation. Add this coil to your detector and go over ground you previously searched and you will be pleased with the added GOLD you will find.
Every GOLD prospector's wishlist item.
15 x 8" MONO coil is sensitive to smaller gold and still very stable over the ground locating gold nuggets not only in new undetected ground, but gold has been found in many areas that have been searched with detectors and said to have no more gold to find. MONO type search coils and larger size SEF coils have become the coils of choice for most professional and serious gold hunters throughout the world. Better sensitivity, more accurate, able to locate both large and small gold nuggets that other coils miss. Closed or solid design makes searching rubble strewn ground a breeze without snagging.