Jump to content

Is Garrett About To Release A New Gold Prospecting Pi?


Recommended Posts

10 hours ago, jasong said:

I dunno, looking at those Aussie vids, the Axiom seems to handle hot ground a heck of a lot better than the 6000 does. Not sure what sensitivity level he was running though.

But - swinging a mono over hot ground like that, if it's like hot ground in the US, would be painful with the 6000 (or 7000 with any coil in normal). But again, no clue how hot that ground is relatively speaking, still impressive since I was having issues with the 6000 and the 11" mono in what I'd call US hot ground in Arizona.

I'm surprised it's like 10am in Australia and there aren't more Aussies commenting on what appears to be some exceptional ground handling with a mono coil. Is that particular place just not very hot?

Just so you know Tibooburra has extremely low mineralisation compared to all other commonly prospected gold fields in Australia, its in high silica granite the soil is red which is deceiving.

This is not a bash at garret though, I think that the nq Explorer bloke went there because of its reputation for prolific small gold. Last time I went there I averaged 7g per day over 2 months, its a pretty easy goldfield the gold is spread out all over the flats and there are heaps of dry blowing areas. The gold is generally small sub gram the biggest piece I've ever got there is only 53g.

I've watched a lot of videos from the NQ Explorer he is a passionate detectorist but I wouldn't rate him highly in regards to prospecting ability, he is definitly no JP in that regard, I'd wait to see a better prospector use it. That being said I still think its a very interesting looking detector and can't wait to try one.

I like how they gave you simple but I believe essential manual control, ml went to far into automaton and eliminated user control over basic essential settings, glad to see that garret obviously listened to Steve and Gerry in development which gives me confidence in risking my money to try it out, especially after my ATX dissapointment.

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites


4 hours ago, schoolofhardNox said:

I want to watch real videos from real people 😉

Ouch! But yeah, I’m admit I’m biased on this one, and frankly have never compared head to head with 5000, and so just don’t know. If asked, straight up I’d say a 5000 owner can keep what they have. It’s a great detector. A new buyer…. I’d look hard at that Axiom. Both can make finds, pick your favorite. Good news is I genuinely don’t care what other people buy or use. You all can sort out for yourselves what you want or not. I’m going detecting!

  • Like 8
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 hours ago, Lunk said:

And he even gave it back to its rightful owner (thanks again, amigo); what a swell guy! 🤘

Who would that be???

Great times and memories.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Steve Herschbach said:

Good news is I genuinely don’t care what other people buy or use. You all can sort out for yourselves what you want or not. I’m going detecting!

..... and truer words were never said... you all need to keep these statements in mind... Steve's not a manufacturer shill or dealer.... he has ZERO motivation to drive a purchaser in ANY direction other than the one that is right for them, that's why this forum is so unique. Where unacceptable and inappropriate biases show up that can mislead a new person, the instigator will very quickly meet the wire brush and propane torch of command staff here (Admin ect) and you'll leave with your smoldering tail between your legs.... Steve's worked hard to keep the drama off this board, and I speak from experience (my eyebrows are finally growing back now but I can still smell the smoke). I came back, ate crow and I did it for this exact reason.. because the knowledge and guidance you get here can NOT BE FOUND ANY WHERE ELSE OR BE ANY MORE unbiased or fair when it comes to trying to not influence YOUR purchasing decision.

We all care about you, but we don't care what you purchase, provided it's what is RIGHT for you and you are happy.

What a great day.... still on the high from yesterday but will try not to reach 82 posts on the topic today, promise.. LOL

@Steve Herschbach

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1
  • Thanks 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, Steve Herschbach said:

The rest is just tweaks and twiddles, fine tuning, but for sheer power and capability, we are near apex detecting in my opinion. Enjoy it now, while the targets last. :smile:

Thank you for your selfish actions Steve 😉, they helped us all and you're right, we're rapidly approaching the "Peak Oil" of detecting. The moment at which extraction of nuggies reaches a rate greater than that at any time in the past and starts to permanently decrease.

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, Minelab took forever to improve their ergonomics on their pulse machines, and finally did with the 6000, now it looks like Garrett is in the same league at least if not better with ergonomics.  Personally I have always found Whites to out perform Garrett in general through the decades. THE big questions now are all direct head to head Performance, Against Minelabs best offerings and if it is not at that level, it must at least improve on their own ATX, and TDI.  And if they are smart keep the price more in line with the TDI.

I question if it can have the penetrating power of the top Minelabs if the battery can last two days, but hope it does, and wish them all the best with what looks like at least a great start on a new platform, Now that Garrett owns Whites Think like they did in the early years of detecting, and stay at the cutting edge of performance.!

Minelab learned with the Nox that a good performing machine at a very competitive price will make more money than if double that price. That should be Garretts business model.

Let the head to head serious tests begin..!

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

You have to admit the Axium is the best looking of the high end PI's, sleek fancy modern design, the feet and coil shape mean it won't be falling over except on the worst of rough sloping ground and that's beyond control of the designers.  It oozes the look of quality unlike the cheap feel of the 6000, it really feels like a $400 detector with it's coils being made of ice cream containers and flimsy twisting shaft and just over all cheap feel with screws coming loose etc.  It's lucky they're not releasing big coils for it, it couldn't handle them.

When I first picked it up yes it felt light, but it also felt very cheap especially after hanging the 7000 off my arm for a while, a much nicer solid design I thought, yes heavy but at least not cheap junky.  The Garrett has the much more modern looking screen and control pod too and a solid looking design.  Sure I haven't held one yet however the pictures sure make it look a nice solid modern looking build.  Sit it next to a 6000 and the 6000 will look 10 years old 🙂

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I question for Steve and Gerry. What did you ask for and didn’t get from Garrett with the Axion and what did you ask for and got from the earliest prototype you were involved in? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...