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10 hours ago, Jennifer said:

Anyone who thinks prospecting is only for the young needs to spend a few dinners with Jack Beebe in Rye Patch like I have...he has some stories.

http://www.mylandmatters.org/Library/Bill_and_Linda/nevada2010.html

Man those are some faces I have not seen in a long while.  Yes I'll tip my hat to those nugget hunters all day long.  I've been fortunate to hunt with a few and couple others not mentioned on the list.  Full of knowledge those great guys are and you are lucky to cross their paths.  Well done Jennifer.

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8 hours ago, Goldseeker5000 said:

 I am looking forward to swinging it and seeing for myself, it's strengths.

Hopefully you get one with no issues this go around.  I'll admit, my 1st impression in 20 minutes was not good, but after a few more hours and then a couple more trips, we seemed to started talking and things started clicking.  You coming from a traditional PI (GPX-5000), I think you'll hear the EMI some folks complain about.  Just realize doing a Noise Cancel much more often is all it takes and things will be good.

Even though we may not agree on everything and we both sometimes type things before we think them out (yes I'm just as guilty), I do want you out there finding more gold with it.  There are some fabulous advantages and if you give it time, you'll learn them.  Good Luck.

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Steve,

Thank You for the clarification on the warble and speaker feedback possibilities. I can now say my GPX6000 is running fine and cannot be compared to the GPX 5000 in regards to its rock solid threshold. I have also been able to hear through the excessive warble the majority of the time and also use the factory reset or noise cancel when it overwhelms me with excessive warble. The sensitivity is like no other detector that I have ever ran on the smaller placer gold sites. I’m also very pleased with its ability to use all the timings in conjunction simultaneously. 

I have found when using the external speaker while working in very hot ground (serpentinite) and using the lower sensitivity levels and lower volume levels it seems to lowers the amount of excessive warble. In some but not all situations the headphones do appear to help lower this excessive warble also. 

Hopefully these issues in the future can be fixed in the software or maybe a speaker replacement is necessary. 

Reminds me of when the the first GP Extreme models came out there was a similar issue in which was fully resolved by the time the GP 3000 was released and Minelab added the low-noise circuitry resulting in a smoother threshold.

Thank You again!

 

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1 hour ago, Gerry in Idaho said:

Man those are some faces I have not seen in a long while.  Yes I'll tip my hat to those nugget hunters all day long.  I've been fortunate to hunt with a few and couple others not mentioned on the list.  Full of knowledge those great guys are and you are lucky to cross their paths.  Well done Jennifer.

Jack's an awesome guy to spend time chatting with, last time we chatted in Rye Patch he was out there putting in many more hours than I did, swinging his Gold Bug and cleaning up like a detector had never been swung there.. LOL.... and wow has he found some large copper up in Michigan.

http://www.mylandmatters.org/Library/Bill_and_Linda/jackbeebe.html

Please feel free to remove when you do the aisle mop up. 😀

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26 minutes ago, NV-OR-ID-CAL-AU said:

I have found when using the external speaker while working in very hot ground (serpentinite) and using the lower sensitivity levels and lower volume levels it seems to lowers the amount of excessive warble. In some but not all situations the headphones do appear to help lower this excessive warble also. 

Yes to all the above.

The old Minelab warble used to freak me out a bit at times. My brain does lock to the threshold, and back when I was running my GP 3500 at Moore Creek for 12 hour days, weeks on end, I would hear the warble for hours after I shut the detector off. Like laying in my cot before I fell asleep, this continuous warble going on in my head, an echo and after effect of listening to it for long hours. I actually worried about what would happen if it never went away, as it was a bit maddening, like tinnitus but worse. I was relieved when the GPX series came along with that rock solid threshold, eliminating the issue for me. It's not reoccurred with the GPX 6000, as there is a difference in the tonal makeup of the warble, plus I'm not putting in those 12 hour days very often anymore.

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12 hours ago, Gerry in Idaho said:

I know guys who were prospecting in their 80's and now in diapers.  What's worse, I know my day will come.  I've a plan though.  I'm gonna swallow a nugget or two, so I have something to swing my detector over and then pan.  Me gots to keep thinking positive.

I bet that would surprise your nurse someday!  I can hear it now, "the guy down the hall eats the crappy nursing home food and shits out gold nuggets!" 😆

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So far, my GPX 6000 has been fine. The 11" mono is highly susceptible to EMI for sure. The 14" DD......I can run it in my backyard which is actually kind of nice since I can do plenty of testing especially on non-gold nugget targets. The threshold is definitely more lively than the usually very steady threshold I was used to on my 4800 and 5000. So far for me anyway, it has not been as annoying as the threshold on my former SDC 2300, and doing a sensitivity adjustment and lightening quick noise cancel on my GPX 6000 has helped so far when it gets a bit unstable.

When I have been prospecting and relic hunting with the GPX 6000 so far, I have also had an Equinox 800 with me. Anytime my GPX 6000 has gone "crazy" with very strong disturbances in the threshold that weren't target related and which a noise cancel with sensitivity adjustment could not correct, I have also turned on my Nox 800 in Gold 1 multi and checked for EMI. Some EMI has always been noticeable on both detectors simultaneously and I had them well away from each other and only one turned on at a time when testing for EMI, so I will chalk it up to that and not a GPX 6000 internal/software issue.

Those of you that have had broken/damaged/dead coils right out of the box, intermittent coil warning codes and intermittent power issues right out of the box......that is not okay and I hope you all are able to get these issues resolved to your satisfaction.

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So far so good for me. No problems and finding gold. 

It does sound a bit warbely compared to the other GPXs but there is no question when there is a metallic target under the coil. Solid, repeatable signals.

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A consideration.... from watching Minelabs Detector Development over many years, We as consumers who want the best performance out of detectors should be very clear that the problems that we as users are having with a ML detector are in fact a problem and not user orientated, since the use of coil chips and subsequent discussions on this forum, I believe ML are in some ways dumbing their detectors/coils down as an attempt to make them more user friendly. If you mainly want performance above all else I suggest if you are having trouble with a ML detector and it is possible for you to firstly discuss such with dealer/someone you know is not having problems, please ensure your problem is not in your use.

Steve H on this the Premier World Detecting Forum has clearly from his first review shown the GPX6000 is a "magic" detector, there is no endorsement better then that in this world, also DP has had many other experienced operators endorse the GPX 6000. Sure there is plenty of negative opinions out there on social media, always has been, always will be.

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