Just the other day, I reached my goal of digging 100 Arizona gold nuggets with the GPZ 7000 this winter. Nothing of much size - the largest weighing in at only 5 grams - but even the tiniest bits are a thrill to find. As usual, I was targeting well known and flogged placer areas, working in and around the old dry-blow diggings. All up, 1.78 ounces troy. It will be interesting to see how much the GPX 6000 increases the number of nuggets found in this size range next season...only time will tell.
Good luck out there!
As far as a carry case, Beatup came up with a great idea for the 7000. It's a double snowboard bag, 158cm fits the collapsed 7000 perfect. Not a hard case mind you, but it's padded with waterproof luggage type exterior and heavy duty zippers. It offers some protection bouncing around in my RZR, I bungee it to my overhead rack so there is still room for all the other gear in the rear compartment. I'll try and find the website if anyone is interested.
I have had this problem recently except it happened when switching gold or ground modes. I was switching back and forth to check target signals and lost all audio. It has happened twice and both times i have had to power off the Z to get the sound back. 🤷♂️
I have also noticed that my buttons don’t react that fast. I could fly through the buttons much easier if it would not take a full second or two to switch modes or select things. Is this normal? I have no one to compare this with. I had my GPS fixed under warranty and asked to have my screen changed out since it was scratched, in the process they replaced the front panel, I could have swore it worked faster before they put a new one in. No warranty now.
Maybe a hard restart or factory reset is in order and reinstall the firmware? 🤷♂️
I have had GP machines from the Extreme to the 4500 and nothing has EVER broken despite thousands of hours in the field being banged around, in the back of my pickup and on ATVs over rough trails.
I noticed that my GPZ has started rebooting and loosing it's current setting whenever I lay it on the ground. I have used one of Docs protective covers since I bought it.
I took off the cover and found this:
It appears that one of the pins that holds the battery in position has sheared off likely causing the reboot issue:
Luckily the broken pin was still in my big Minelab protective bag:
I'll try to epoxy it back on and treat the detector as if it is made of glass from now on. I'll admit that I have occasionally let it drop to the ground from a foot or two when going to dig a target. An apparently very bad habit I acquired when using the GPs. No more..
I'll see if I can fabricate a pad for the broken stand since I don't see this part available from ML separately.
I bought the machine used with about 10 hours of prior usage, so no warranty for me.
Just posting this so you guys won't have the same issue.
I’ve done a bunch of research online and I just can’t seem to find this. Does anybody know if there is a detailed video on each of the menu items/settings for the GPZ along with examples in real world environments? I realize that when I’m out in the field now, after continually reading this forum, that I kind of stick to the same settings that I’ve been using for a long time (except for changing between high-yield and general, as well as normal and difficult). It’s winter time, I am bored and I’d like to learn more on my GPZ 🤣🤣. Even if this is not a YouTube video and it’s some thing I can purchase I’d be willing to do that as well!