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Just the 12 inch coil would be great. It keeps being pushed back because of a delay in parts arriving caused by Covid.

This isn't Nuggetfinder's fault, but frustrating nonetheless.

It's not the weight reduction of the new coils that I find attractive, but rather the increased sensitivity and possible greater depth, on small pieces.

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To be fair the delays have been very long, a good part of a year, I am doubtful it's due to parts delays from the virus especially with Australia's success in suppressing the virus, if it were they'd be out of stock of the GPX coils too as a majority of the parts are shared between the two and for the most part shipping although more expensive for international shipping is going at similar to normal speeds with the right shipping companies and domestic shipping is generally pretty close to normal.  Even on their website they say "Almost every part used to make a Nuggetfinder Coil is produced at our Factory in the Victorian Goldfields City of Bendigo."  Melbourne was locked down for a long time but in Bendigo they could have continued making them.  A small operation like NF would be able to run with just Rohan if necessary even during a lock down.  I'm not trying to be hard on them, I just don't believe the reason.  Let's not forget they announced them a couple of weeks off a year ago now.

Of course I'm planning on getting one when they do come out, I like to try things out.   They should be more open on their website why the date keeps changing though, it's at least 3 times now they've changed the goal post position for release date on their website.  It'd be nice to know what's really going on.  At the moment the website says they're coming out in 2020, so times ticking, they have to be here soon, although this time they've removed any release dates and just have coming soon.

Whatever you do don't question why they are so delayed on the Nugget Finder Facebook page, they ban you.

If it's because they want further testing to improve the product and make it better for the end users, that's great, they just should let people know that's the reason for the delays.

I guess I can't be too hard on them, it seems common with metal detector manufacturers to have big delays, now it's accessory manufacturers too 🙂

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Simon although most parts are made on site the materials to make them may beheld up at their source. Rohan was very sincere and accominating way back in 2006 when I had a problem with a 16" coil and have not had any reason to think he has changed since then.  I believe the 12" will be the best size for prospecting and will be used almost as the goto coil, except for some of those tiny bits less than 0.01 gm bits.  

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3 minutes ago, geof_junk said:

Simon although most parts are made on site the materials to make them may beheld up at their source. Rohan was very sincere and accominating way back in 2006 when I had a problem with a 16" coil and have not had any reason to think he has changed since then.  I believe the 12" will be the best size for prospecting and will be used almost as the goto coil, except for some of those tiny bits less than 0.01 gm bits.  

Thanks Geof, You're probably right there, I guess it depends what country the source is as to how badly they're affected due to the virus, China reopened a majority of it's factories in March and April so they're pumping out product at full steam.  

I don't think Nugget Finder themselves have ever stated the reason for the delays, certainly not in a formal manner like on their website so it may not even be due to sourcing materials.  If they delay again so it's no longer 2020 I think it'd be nice if they say on the website a bit more about what's going on rather than just changing the site to reflect a new date.

It's still saying 2020 now and with such a little amount of 2020 left they can't be long now.  I'm sure a few people have them on the Christmas list to put under the tree 🙂

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Lets hope it is available to put under the xmas tree, in years past it was the Easter Bunny that dropped the presents (or was that the nuggets😀)

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I too am waiting for these long awaited Z coils, but for the life of me I don't understand why Rohan has started with one so close in size to the standard ?

Maybe a 10 inch, or 17 inch, would have been a better option to give current users a different size coil ??

One thing I do know about Rohan, he won't release them until they are perfect, with any bugs ironed out. 👍

Rick

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