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Steve - When collapsed down could you give the width and height dimensions too?  Like you mentioned I am looking for a storage case to put this in so that I can throw it in my RZR. (Shock, water and dust proof)  I am not there yet like Lucky Lundy and just put it in a gun rack. 😁

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I was on the team, as were Nenad and JP. Any others here? In any case, if you have specific questions about the GPX 6000, ask away, and get straight answers. If it violates our NDA expect to be told s

All my testing was northern Nevada and northern Sierras, worst locations. The 6000 handled everything I could toss at it as well or better than GPZ. It lacks disc outside of the hi and lo tone thing,

I pushed hard to have it made for you (us) so may as well enjoy.  A reminder that this takes two seconds to stow away, and I swear it feels like a feather. It weirdly feels way less heavy than 4.6 lbs

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I’ll add the extra measurements, but I just ordered the 36” version of this $80 case, and will let you know in a couple days how it fits in a new thread.

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9 minutes ago, Jonathan Porter said:

The key is to get the bulk GB right then get the super fine close to ground GB accurate within the saturation zone to refine the GB even further allowing the detector to smooth right out.

Follow up for JP and Steve if you both have time. A few of the places I detect are right on a serpentine/greenstone contact. The gold is specimen and tends to be right on this contact or close to it.

Even with carefully "quarantining" my detecting to each side of the contact there are pockets of different ground intermixed, and this wide variability causes issues with GB. Does the 6k's GeoSense help smooth out some of this variability better/worse/similar to the Zed and 5k? How quick would you say it tracks, and does this effect small target recovery? How does the 6k deal with the ground signal change after excavation (since sometimes digging a hole changes the ground response)?

I've learned to keep my coil on or close to the ground, even when digging, to keep the tracking locked in, but I'm curious about the speed of the 6k's tracking for the variable ground conditions I've seen in the Klamath Mtns.

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2 minutes ago, afreakofnature said:

Can you carry your cell phone, GPS, PLB like an inReach, or a hand held radio on when using it?  I know that cell phones messed with the GPZ. 

Every EMI source is to be avoided. Does not mean you won’t carry them, and that it will not work, but it all adds up. 

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5 hours ago, Calmark said:

I'd like to know around what date the extra batteries and 17" mono coil will be available in the USA.  I realize knowing that exact info is probably as accurate as placing random dates on a dartboard and tossing a dart at them blindfolded to choose.  😁

 

I also wonder what the cost of those accessories will be.  GPX 6000 with 11" mono, 14DD and 1 battery for the USA market for $6000.  Add in another battery and 17" mono and what's the total cost?

Maybe one of the ML dealers can answer Calmark's questions for us along with when will the GPX 6000 be available in the USA? We're already sold on the GPX 6000, thanks to Steve H. and all the excellent posts on the DP forum.

Bill

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10 minutes ago, cobill said:

Maybe one of the ML dealers can answer Calmark's questions for us along with when will the GPX 6000 be available in the USA? We're already sold on the GPX 6000, thanks to Steve H. and all the excellent posts on the DP forum.

Bill

Like I said, Minelab USA is not telling dealers anything except "before end of year." I like my "any day now" better. :smile:

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Whenever Minelab fills dealers in, it'd be good if a dealer could ask them if repair parts are being sent with the 6k's or if there will be a shortage/wait time on them too.

Just curious since between my 45 and Z I had to replace skid plates, 2 shafts (I broke my 45, the original Z shaft wouldn't grip the other shaft properly and needed replaced), and a battery. My 45 also needed a main board replacement not long after initial purchase. So, these things do happen even with new machines and would be good to know whenever ML fills dealers in with more info if possible.

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Do you still absolutely need metal free boots for the 6000? For the GPZ I strictly use metal-free shoes, but when I go hiking with the SDC in rough terrain I wear my favorite hiking boots that have a very small amount of metal in them (like all real hiking boots have, but composite toe protection). Works just fine with the SDC without any problems. But for the GPZ this is an absolute no. Just wondering how the 6000/11/14 would compare? Obviously, metal free is always better. But I just have not found any pure plastic boots that earn the title "hiking boots".  And I have tried at least a half dozen different ones. I know there is a different thread on boots, but just curious if the 6000 is as sensitive as the 7000, even if you keep the coil away as far as possible from your boots while swinging. 

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