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On 4/14/2019 at 3:38 PM, IronDigger said:

Excellent report..and for those who have the gpz....you must be shaken at the bit to get a hold of these coils....I know I would be considering the results. 

I would be if they'd  do a 10 inch elliptical and provide a connector.. so that I don't have to cut my baby"s cord. Ha ha.

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11 minutes ago, Andyy said:

I would be if they'd  do a 10 inch elliptical and provide a connector.. so that I don't have to cut my baby"s cord. Ha ha.

That's very unlikely to happen, the whole point of cutting the cord is the security chip is inside the cord, if they start cloning that chip they'd get themselves in trouble.  Even though you cut the cord you can still use your stock coil by just adding another end piece on it that then attaches to the adapter you've made.

JW has a 10x9" elliptical X-coil.  They've gone to 10" round now but if demand was there they may start pumping out a few more 10x9's?

What I would consider ideal is if Minelab accept the X-coils are here to stay and start selling the chipped adapters as a genuine accessory. I'm sure people would be happy to pay decent money for them. 

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Sorry to ask...1200 to 1500 Australian for a coil for the GPZ?

what is the current state of affairs? Now that I am officially old (69) and weaker by the day, I would love a 10x9 for my gpz...

but, cutting leads and soldering, that would take a leap of faith...and skill.

fred

 

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Fred you folks must have electronic or sound gear repair centres, it would be easy for such a serviceman to cut your Zs coil lead and make the patch lead. 

Regarding the price of the X coils, I guess demand determines price along with the cost of making, freight etc.

State of affairs.....buh I guess again electronic gold prospectors in the main are not brand loyal, they`ll wack any brand of coil on any brand of detector as long as it gets the gold. That is exactly what is happening with the X coils on the Z detector, those old detector patches will be visited again with these X Z combos with profitable results, plus of course new patches will be found because of that extra depth and sensitivity. 

Fred you`ll forget those aches and pains that accompany age (well a wee bit), that old saying springs to mind "the early bird gets the worm" and that is exactly what JW has shown us in this thread.

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5 hours ago, fredmason said:

what is the current state of affairs? Now that I am officially old (69) and weaker by the day, I would love a 10x9 for my gpz...

I believe they standardized on the 10" round.  I don't think 10x9's are available anymore.

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5 hours ago, Norvic said:

I guess again electronic gold prospectors in the main are not brand loyal, they`ll wack any brand of coil on any brand of detector as long as it gets the gold.

You hit the nail on the head there Norvic. Always striving to use the best of the best. Even if it means mixing & matching to get the best result possible with what we have available to us. In this case & point in time it is the GPZ & these X coils on the gold.

5 hours ago, Norvic said:

That is exactly what is happening with the X coils on the Z detector, those old detector patches will be visited again with these X Z combos with profitable results, plus of course new patches will be found because of that extra depth and sensitivity. 

This seems to be what ALL X coil users are reporting. Got to be very happy with that.

 

5 hours ago, Norvic said:

"the early bird gets the worm"

Yes. If it wasn't me getting what I am by being the first out of the blocks then someone else would have been getting it. If I came along later....then I would have missed the boat.

Good luck out there

JW 🤠 

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:ohmy:      🐛 🦅  = :nugget:   

I was a bit late to the party...    JW's been everywhere 🙂

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Times ticking pendulum.gifI best get out there tomorrow searching for my next piece.

 

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Hi Simon, There are three pieces less for you to find after I went out for a few hours late this arvo. I went back to that spot at the creek you couldn't find. Was a fun few hours. 10 x 9 X coil. Running the Zed on full max 20 sensitivity, high yield/normal. Ran as quiet as a church mouse. Forgot to take my phone for photos:rolleyes: Good luck on your mission tomorrow.

JW 🤠  

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Been following these  X after market coils for a while now. Appears the winning combo is the gpz  technology and an X coil. The X coil gpx combo seems like its not getting much of a edge to the other brands like Nuggetfinder and Coiltek. If i had the zed I would be right on that combo fellows...early bird gets the gold !

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26 minutes ago, IronDigger said:

Been following these  X after market coils for a while now. Appears the winning combo is the gpz  technology and an X coil. The X coil gpx combo seems like its not getting much of a edge to the other brands like Nuggetfinder and Coiltek. If i had the zed I would be right on that combo fellows...early bird gets the gold !

GPX 12x6" X-coil is better on hot rocks and possibly because of that mineralised ground, I cant know that but you would think so.  It's very sensitive to small gold.  It runs nice and quiet and is good with EMI but the differences won't be as profound as with the GPZ as it severely lacked options, the GPX has hundreds of options.   I'm finding the 12x6" a perfect match for a QED, it almost turns that into a high frequency VLF for nugget sizes.

But I have to admit, the changes the X-coils have made to the GPZ are far more dramatic.  That's a klller combination. If I had a GPZ I'd be rushing to be in the queue to buy that 10" and the 15" round.

The GPX X-coils are most certainly a good viable option and I'd consider them right up there with Nugget Finder, at the moment my X-coil is my favourite coil so my previous favorite the Nugget Finder 14x9" EVO is feeling rejected.  I do really want to get a larger size GPX X-coil like a 12" round or maybe bigger and it will certainly be my next coil so that says something.  I do love my X-coil, I've not taken it off since getting it.

Don't take my smaller gold take than JW as any form of indication on the GPX X-Coil, it's completely normal, he's a far more experienced prospector than me.  He knows where to look and how to find it, I'm still in the early learning phase.   I am sure if he was the one with the GPX and X-coil the gold take would be very different. 🙂  Even if we go to a place both swinging the same detector and coil he's likely to come out with 5+ nuggets to my 1.  Every time he takes me detecting I learn something though 🙂

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