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  1. I think these pictures sum up the GPX 6000 very concisely and also how I feel about those people who continue to suggest my input is biased or just marketing hype!! Tiny piece at stupid depth for its size, a typical target for a GPX 6000!! 2 Deep 2+ ounce gold content specimens retrieved at 2 feet with the standard 11” mono, both were very good signals at surface. How I’m made to feel when all the nit pickers come out of the woodwork at a product launch!!
    13 points
  2. FB GPX 6000 is showing many interesting finds including this one from Ian Butler. "GPX6000 Gold - Target about 17" deep, could get approx 10" - 12" above surface. GPX5000 in fine got response but not as defined. GPZ7000 gave less response approx 8" above ground in HY/difficult but performed better in General/difficult."
    10 points
  3. Apr 19, 2021 The Gold Rush Guy - "Great to finally get the new Minelab GPX 6000 and take it out for a run. Very impressed with its sensitivity, especially the depth of even small pieces of gold. Apologies with the video quality. Will rectify in future hunts."
    7 points
  4. When you move the cable while it's pointed at your car you are causing the coil to wiggle and pick up the metal in the car. If it was just the cable causing the problem, it would cause the detector to sound off when the cable was moved no matter what the coil was pointed at.
    6 points
  5. Certainly possible, but difficult. All detectors operate on a frequency, and a transmitter running at the same frequency will jam it. But there are many machines running at different frequencies, and they have ability to adjust in a range. Option one would be a shotgun transmitter putting out a broad spectrum signal to jam all the range of frequencies detectors operate at. I can't imagine this working in the city as you would be jamming more than detectors, but maybe on a ranch in the middle of nowhere. You could also use a frequency scanner to locate a detector in use within range,
    6 points
  6. 100% this! I know people out my way who kill it on gold every season with old GP extreme's. I know people out here who find bucket loads with their 45's. I also know people who find an ounce or 2 every couple of months with their 7000's and 2300's, mainly in many small bits. The whole thing for me personally boils down to if physically I can be bothered going out for a few hours. With the 7000, which I still love, I umm and argh most weekends simply due to the pain I know I am going to end up in after 3 hours. The 6000 will change that for me....Patch hunting with a decent chance of
    6 points
  7. You are not bringing me down at all Jason, and I never claimed you gave me any flak. Your questions are entirely reasonable, as are people’s desires to get what they perceive as totally unbiased reporting. What that means is you are the better candidate than I to be doing a bunch of critical comparative performance testing. I’ve already told you what I think, and don’t have anything to add at this time. The problem with honesty is it does not deliver the black and white answers people crave. Reality is a bit more of a bummer, in that nuance and gray areas rule. Everyone has their own set of ne
    6 points
  8. Normally I use USPS but they had stopped all deliveries to some countries during that time.... the endcaps would have cost about 35 dollars...to the land downunder. I remember one time I shipped GG head phones over night to Shizuoka Prefecture Japan .....someone in great need ..it was FEDX 285.oo. And it ended up being 2 day shipping time. He did getting several Plat...and killer golds. Him to me.. Still keeping up with you on the ring count, just. Good to have some friendly competition brother.
    5 points
  9. One thing ML is really good at is to diversify their machines to fit various needs. IMO all current models have individual applications that are not matched by any other ML model. There never will be one-fits-all detector, ever. But what the 6000 appears to do is to sum up all that has been learned from the 5000, GM and SDC to feature an intelligent automated machine in a light weight format. To me, a good day prospecting is not just measured by how many grams I have recovered (if any...), but rather whether I had fun and a good overall experience. The 6000 appears to be perfect for that. But
    5 points
  10. Concealed same cameras do wonders. Nobody should ever assume they are not being seen these days.
    4 points
  11. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) here in the USA has strict controls over these kinds of things. And some local laws even prohibit (or at least used to prohibit) scanning police frequencies (i.e. automatically searching multiple frequencies to pick up a police communication), so it's more than just transmitting that can be illegal. How are metal detectors legal? Because their RF range is limited due to their low power, for starters. (Metal detector manufacturers must go through certification with the FCC before they are allowed to sell a new model of detector. It's not just
    4 points
  12. Yes! This!! 100% I did pretty well with the GPZ 7000 with 19” coil. I also, despite harness and bungee, after days of use, felt my shoulder go “boink” and that was that. And now, no more of “that!” I've got zero issue admitting I'm not the tough young buck I used to be, and taking it easier with what I have left is key to keeping the game going for me. The youngsters do not quite get it, but plenty of you know what I'm talking about.
    4 points
  13. Those are calcium sulphate and silica veins, gold has only been found in trace amounts by Curiosity so far. Minelab tried to get NASA to put a GPX 6000 prototype on the Perseverance rover, but their marketing team couldn’t get spacesuits in time for their prospector models. 😉 https://www.nasa.gov/jpl/msl/nasas-curiosity-eyes-prominent-mineral-veins-on-mars/
    4 points
  14. How about a good old fashioned stakeout? Just remember to have eyes on the site!
    3 points
  15. It looks like some type of commercial resin mix! Like used in making bowling balls! 👍👍
    3 points
  16. Bluetooth sweep frequency jammer might knock out their headphones if they are wireless. Not sure what kind of range they have. Wouldn't be easier to put in some motion sensing lights and an alarm?
    3 points
  17. Looks like it is falsing off your car. If it was your cable it would also do it in the air.
    3 points
  18. As far as I know I can neither confirm nor deny that question. I will reveal now I was involved with Vanquish, but after Equinox I kind of decided it’s pointless for testers to get involved in direct release commentary. I put in huge effort, and took not a small amount of risk to get people early info on Equinox, but looking back I unfortunately remember the rocks that were tossed my way when I said Equinox was the real deal. Just another shill, after over twenty years of accurate reports. Funny those same people now agree it was a game changer, but I’m still the suspect one? How does one figh
    3 points
  19. I know that this is used to protect those historic areas here. Very effective. And when it comes to archeological research they remove the cover layer with the scrap metal and do their job, as the first layer of soil has to be removed anyway. Effective, cheap, and very annoying for the tomb raider.
    2 points
  20. Oh, regarding cameras. They are just no deterrent. People cover their faces, police are often slow to respond to such crimes and archaeologists don’t usually have the funds to finance private security. Saying that, three people were recently identified from footage taken with wildcams during the day after their mugshots were plastered all over Facebook.
    2 points
  21. I use cellular deer cameras for security. If someone tried to steal or damage them it would be too late, the photo would already be sent to me. They are easy to hide. They are relatively inexpensive and some last a long time (up to a year) on lithium AA batteries. Non-cellular cameras are less expensive. All can be bought with a steel box that makes them tougher to get to or damage.
    2 points
  22. Hi EL, It was my first run with the DEUS and it was pretty warm out in the sun. I managed to find a complete and in very good shape pick, a small two piece button and a few musket balls and lead pieces. One thing I keep finding are wads of thin lead sheets. I would guess that was what they bought to melt for pistol/rifle balls? I need some time with the DEUS to get it down and I bought it with the 11 inch coil when the 9 inch was probably what I needed.
    2 points
  23. It kinda looks like western Australia without bushes and trees... strick
    2 points
  24. Hey Jason there are drone hacks that can remove that height limitation. I only have the Mavic pro that’s fully hackable. I’m not sure about full hack-ability on the 2.
    2 points
  25. ?? That is some kind of easy. If it was my property I'd pepper it with scrap metal. May be there is a milling company close to you. Asking them for scrap metals made of brass, copper, iron, aluminum, etc...and what they want for, and then sow this. Will be fun to watch them...lOl 👀😜😂🤣 oops...forgot this...: Welcome aboard, WhiteRabbit.😊
    2 points
  26. Would love to see that piece after an acid bath.
    2 points
  27. There are these style that don't include the glasses, but still let your hear the environment too. Unfortunately not AptX either though... I stopped using headphones entirely because of rattlers and I like to listen for my dog in case he hurts himself. I dig the concept of having phones that let you hear the environment. I can see XP making something like this for some reason.
    2 points
  28. They will work, just not low latency - bummer.
    2 points
  29. I've done well with the 8x9 concentric especially in parks with bottle caps and trash but finding any concentric for a Tesoro is really tough. The 3rd party companies seem to only make dd's. I currently swing the 10x12 widescan. Mars Tiger is probably the closest you will get to that. Nel has a sharp shooter that might be good but with all dd's, flat iron can give you fits in some cases and bit trickier to tell apart with a single tone machine but not impossible. About the noise, does your machine chatter if you tap the side or wiggle the coil cable? See if your getting noise near th
    2 points
  30. As a guy with glasses and hearing aids... I like! I may order a prescription set as polarized sunglasses, could be great for wading work as well as the desert.
    2 points
  31. Forget the GPZ, you may need to use some discrimination for gold due to all the meteorites, and it will be getting harder to detect as it’s mostly non-ferrous metals like aluminum and titanium that we have also been trashing Mars with so far:
    2 points
  32. Me. With electronics, I reject the premise, which is that multiple functions cannot be implemented as well in a single device, as in many. I’ve gone from needing at least six detectors to now needing three. The Equinox had a lot to do with that. The 6000 for me takes it down one more machine, as with the 6000 I no longer feel I need a hot VLF like the Gold Monster, 24K, or Gold Bug 2. So I sold the 24K. If I need disc while nugget hunting, the Equinox covers it. The 6000 will also probably serve as my Tahoe beach detector, which previously I’d been trying the Impulse AQ. After looking at the s
    2 points
  33. I don't miss true discrimination on the high end machines and it won't be possible with accuracy anyhow. But some sort of iron meter would be useful to have in principle, if used at discretion and with caution. However, for the VLF's discrimination can be a real gamer changer. Just yesterday I was in a large gold-rich river canyon here in the Motherlode country. About 20.000 miners were working in this canyon during the old days, with a railroad passing right through. There is SO much trash that hunting without some sort of discrimination is completely useless. The only machines that work ther
    2 points
  34. Welcome! I started back in August of last year and also have an Equinox. I've hunted both beaches and farms now, and I have to say that if it is there for the finding you will find it when you get the hang of it. Best of luck to you, and we hope to see photos of finds from your hunts!
    1 point
  35. 👍👍 ty for that answer. I hadnt really paid em much mind other than the necking,as i was studying where entrance ways etc may be and or what mayve came 1st. Naval rifle range or p.o.w,s? Together? Yes it is a p.o.w site,im havin limited success findin location specific info on this particular 1,thisun didnt house the officials but id think thered still b few coins or relics to b had and lots an lots of practice on purrrrfect plugs,after we dry up lil bit. Ive done more walkin lookn last few days as try to go with the flow of mother nature. Im not native to this location,they once boasted of the
    1 point
  36. I have a Mavic 2 Zoom that I use in the Rockies and Arizona. It's been a real time saver scouting prospect, mines, and outcrop up in the mountains. I can see which have features that interest me, it's high enough resolution to tell the difference between ore piles and waste piles. Resolution is good enough that I can pretty easily identify outcrops. The zoom is actually surprisingly good too. The height limitation sucks around the high mountains, but I find a high spot to launch and combined with the zoom I've been able to see whatever I've sought. It hasn't been as useful to me in the de
    1 point
  37. Quick one-handed grab, tip it to the side and it will automatically shut down the rotors instead of trying to pull away.
    1 point
  38. I actually have some hogweed in back of my house, only reason I know is because I didn't know what it was. Never got any on me. I do have a good amount of poison ivy front of my yard, I left that for one of the neighbors that had a little fluffy dog that liked to sniff around it and leave treasures there. Ivy now keeps the owner and the dog away so there is a benifit to it 🙂
    1 point
  39. usps works well for us - much cheaper
    1 point
  40. Look's like Steve may need a new category on the site! "Dangerous Detecting Plants and animals!"😁 Everybody around the country, and world, seems to have some plants or animals that we aren't all aware of, that can do us harm while enjoying the hobby, or just traveling!! Yikes! 🤯 I had no idea about the last two plants mentioned! I'm sure there are more! I think most are vigilant for animals! But plants that aren't obviously hazardous, are good to know! Kac, I've probably seen Giant Hogweed when traveling, but thankfully never touched it! We have a few such things in my are
    1 point
  41. Well heck I think you should make a video and show all the experts how to manage the settings since everyone is doing it wrong- I'm no expert either I've had good results and mine is always in Fine Gold but my gain is alot higher than 8 along with some other tweeks I like going behind other people just to see whats left and guess what no one gets it all with old or new deeper beepers including myself-lots of other things play a role as well as the operator New tech-its only as good as the operator heck I was still using a bungy free modded Sd2000 when most everyone else was using the Gp
    1 point
  42. I have a Buddy that bought them for fishing videos! Problem with Prospecting is when looking around your giving away your area. Other than that they work fine and we’ve made some great videos with them.
    1 point
  43. Try telling that to the people who used it as a hammer (and a pry bar, and...). Isn't that what the Equinox is in the IB/VLF space?
    1 point
  44. Quote ......I voted I'm on the fence. Features like being lighter and more compact for hiking definitely have me interested, but $6,000 and not "needing" a new machine make me wonder. How long would it take you to recover cost? but you have to consider the befits of "instant expert" and weight and ease of use which is one of the forum owner main consideration.
    1 point
  45. lets all hope for a good season with good gold prices and lower fuel prices
    1 point
  46. We have from 1 foot to 4 feet of muck then we hit gravel top of gravel to bed rock is about 8 feet some times more hardly any big rock in the gravel . The big rock has been pushed up to the top due to the frost with the freeze thaw most of our gravel is thawed if we strip off the muck in the fall the blue berry bushes will have solid ice under them I don't even know how they can grow we always hit flowing water when we get close to bed rock
    1 point
  47. Gold pans, sluices and fancy backpacks from XP are nice but........an XP simultaneous multi frequency detector with some typical XP speed would be fantastic if I can afford it................. $$$$ To be fair, they did produce the X35 coils and I do really appreciate their Mi-6 paired pinpointer. It works very well.
    1 point
  48. I work only with the dealers that the manufacturers say are their legitimate dealers. I recommend dealing with nobody but official dealers, period. Anyone that is not an official dealer authorized by the manufacturer, is selling the detectors against the manufacturers wishes, and more often than not are scammers and rip offs. If the price advertised is well under the manufactures minimum divertissement price, then the advertiser cannot be legitimate. Period. They are violating the manufacturer policy, and would be canceled. The fact they are still doing it screams counterfeit. If you want
    1 point
  49. As I stated recently in a different thread, I want to recommend something to ease the swinging burden of nose heavy big coils. Start with a unit like docs detector buddy, or get a 2” wide strap make a foot long loop at one end which arm goes through. The other end goes around shoulders and stops about a foot above detector arm cuff. Now add an 8” or so length of elastic or thin bungee to the strap end. Put attach a hook at end of elastic with zip tie. Add a U-hook to center of arm cuff strap with zip ties. Now just Adjust the strap length until when hooked up the coil is suspended by the elas
    1 point
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