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When Does New GPZ Gold Metal Detector Come Out?

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3 hours ago, Northeast said:

Some great advice above. 

And on unproven ground a pan, a shovel and a tub of water may be your best value option  👍

My thought; I agree..
Why..?
You say you're surrounded by old gold mines.. What makes you think you have near-surface detectable Au
when all your now-long-gone neighbors needed to go underground to get at theirs..? Just sayin'..

Swamp

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For new detectors coming out from Minelab, keep your eye out on the patent, and trademark websites for names like Codan, Minelab, Bruce Candy, ect....

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There has been way more gold found without a detector than with one!

Mitchel

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If the GPX line is any guide (4000, 4500, 4800, 5000), the successor to the GPZ 7000 may well be the GPZ 7500, offering only incremental improvement. 

I'm not accusing Minelab of laziness, but the fact of the matter is that unless some of the other manufacturers do some impressive catching up in the high-end gold machine niche, Minelab probably doesn't need to do much to stay ahead.

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On 1/9/2019 at 7:49 PM, mn90403 said:

There has been way more gold found without a detector than with one!

Mitchel

That may be the case but I don't think you can come upon an "easier" way to find gold than strolling over the ground at a leisurely pace, than with a detector. The "hardest" work is digging & backfilling your dig hole or scrapping out a crevice. You don't need to spend time & money moving mountains of over burden or burrowing into the bowels of the earth through hard rock & then having to process the ore. That is the realm of the big boys & lots of money. Not your individual lone prospector. These days machinery does a lot of the hard work, unlike in the early days. I think we have it pretty easy. Look at the amounts of large gold found by the individual in more modern times when detectors did come out.

Good luck out there

JW :smile:

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Yes, JW, I agree.  But look at all the clues that were left behind from the era before metal detectors!

My point was that we should and do seek out gold spots found WITHOUT a metal detector and we then try it WITH the 'easy find' tool as you describe.

Mitchel

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Interesting, talking about clues left behind, early days with the early VLFs we run around here and there, getting the easy surface stuff. I revisit over the years some of those isolated places with our deeper more sensitive detectors and in some cases Wow, we got some clues but we left more. How many such spots not revisited or forgotten or the original operator has moved on and of course how many clues taken out now with our "better" detectors, patches "almost" found

Makes you wonder about those patches that were almost found? What techniques should we be adopting to maximise our chances of finding them? Maybe the metal detector has spoilt us a wee bit but then again maybe we are not utilizing that detectors capability properly, sure we might believe we have mastered its capabilities and got our swing right but have we mastered what ground to use it on? Buh time will tell.

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Hey longhn! I would buy Steve's GPZ if I were you. I would love to own anything the Gold Godfather Steve has touched! P.S. Steve you selling that fresh Walco pick yet ? -Mike

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