Had a search of the forum and although there are a few mentions of the 14" DD in various thread content I couldn't find a specific thread for discussion around it.
Did a video a few days ago getting a few small pieces of gold and small rubbish at a location I've found lots of small gold in a small area.
I know that I like watching videos and many of us often encourage others to do a video of this or that. I figure that rather than asking everyone else to do it I should probably do some of the hard yards myself! This is certainly not an advertisement of a Youtube channel and I have no illusions that my production quality or information provided is any better than fairly average 🤣
Something for you Northern Hemisphere folk to watch during the cold months.
Happy for anyone to add to the discussion, link a video, show some DD finds or provide some tips on the thread.
The thing I found interesting about this was that the target shown at 3.55 mins was quite bright in Normal ground mode. It ended up being no target at all and just a small pocket of really wet clay. The fact that it brightened up with the DD surprises me. The fact that it then brightened up quite a bit more in Normal maybe should have alerted me to the fact that it was ground noise and not a genuine target as the difference in signal on small pieces of gold swapping between Difficult and Normal has been quite small.
By Rob Allison
The new Minelab 17" Elliptical Searchcoils for the Minelab GPX 6000 have been flying off the shelves, definitely high demand. Due to the high demand, I haven't had much time to use one, everyone ends of taking mine ... LOL
I haven't seen much larger gold being found at depth yet, but I'm sure it is. Curious how people and past customers are doing with this new 17" Searchcoil beyond covering more ground quicker?
We still have a few left in stock from the last large shipment and more on the way if anyone is still searching for a new "Christmas present.!" Hahaha
Would love to see some pictures or at least hear about any success with the new searchcoil.
Wishing you all much success on the goldfield.
17" Searchcoil available here - https://www.robsdetectors.com/minelab-gpx-6000-17-searchcoil/
Seeing how this topic has numerous mentions across the internet, what are the range of faults exhibited? My nearest dealer is over an hour from me so I don't want to travel back and forth after picking mine up if I get a faulty one. So I know what to look for after collection and field test.
My first 6000 was faulty out of the box which they replaced with a new one. I've had the new one for 21 days and probably used it 8 days before it went bad. When i was boxing it up to ship back i heard something rattling inside of it, not good. In researching i found that they've known them to have major issues since March or April, yet they have refused to address the issue with a production stop or at least look at the different production runs and recall those units. I think when it's all said and done there will be a substantial number of them that are faulty worldwide. As it stands now, Detector Center states that there is a" temporary" 10- 14 day time frame for repairing them. My bet is that it's not going to be temporary. If this failure rate continues there may be grounds for a worldwide class action lawsuit, who knows. Oh, and i owned a business for 40 years. Not a very smart way to run a business. JMO.
Nugget Hunting a Hydraulic Pit
Me and Gary @Two Toes head deep into the Sierra's in search of those elusive Gold Nuggets the Old timers missed.
Yes I include Gary in with the Old Timers as he has Detected this spot before. Nugget Hunting in a Hydraulic pit isn't the easiest thing to do but it's one of the funnest and most rewarding ways of finding Gold.
On this adventure we take three different Metal Detectors The Minelab SDC 2300, White's TDI, and a White's Gold Master V-Sat this allows us to use both Pulse Induction and VLF technologies in our search for Gold and Treasures.
Watch as we pull those Gold Nuggets the old timers missed over a hundred years ago out of the ground !!!!!
Gary finds a old Lead soldered painted Can with Gold inside what did the Old timers us it for ? I find Six musket balls encased in rotting wood how long have those been there ?
Plus Many many old square Nails !!!!!
Thanks for watching I hope you enjoyed the adventure we sure had fun finding all the cool stuff and wondering what and how they used it.
I am in the market for a used SDC 2300 and wanted to know if there have been any software/firmware or hardware updates since the first introduction in 2014?
Are there any pros/cons of buying an older machine lets say 5 years old vs a 1 year old machine?
Are the supplied oem headphones satisfactory or is it better to invest in better headphones?
Is the Lithium Battery upgrade a good investment and does it come with a charger?
Thanks in advance