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  1. Had to hike in last weekend to get the tiniest piece I have ever detected. Packed up the SDC and off we went! Atleast it was not a skunk day but dang, if you like small gold the SDC can hit it at 3” with an obvious signal. Took me longer to get it in the scoop than dig it out of the hole 😂. Also added to my square nail collection 😂. Dinks! Its what the world is made of 😂😂.
    16 points
  2. Another day got me a couple more nuggets, writing up a very long review now. I have an interview on campus at 1:30 puts a hole in the middle of my day, but I will get this done and up with photos by tonight. Look for GPX 6000 - The Novel, coming soon to a thread near you! Info packed, I promise, like only I can do. Probably my longest ever, sure to bore a few, as I want to provide context I think matters.
    15 points
  3. I’ve been detecting for gold for a VERY long time and have seen a lot of crazy things happen over the years but this recent experience takes the cake. On the same day but prior to when I filmed my son Joshua digging some gold with the GPX 6000 I heard Josh calling out to me to come take a look at what he was holding. I was perplexed to say the least because it looked like a big dead stick, so I just assumed he had some sort of interesting critter sitting on the stick and wanted to show me. When he got closer I couldn’t see anything that might have attracted his attention but he was looking at
    13 points
  4. I picked up my 6000 on Monday and have had 3 days of trying out the new toy. First day - i took it to a local prospecting area well known for EMI and tried the 11" mono - the closer i came to the EMI area the less stable it became till it was unusable so i switched to no threshold and lowered the sensitivity - which seemed to work as it was a lot quieter but was capable of sounding off on buckshot. The second day - in same area i tried the 14" DD which totally tamed the EMI so i could run it on manual 10 sensitivity with a threshold. So i am wondering which is better - 11" mono with no th
    9 points
  5. AUgetter, Look up Gerry's Detectors, Boise Id. Gerry provides training at Rye Patch Nv as well as other locations. When I purchased a detector from him years ago I received three days of training at Rye Patch Nv. at no cost. Yes you would benefit greatly from lessons by a highly experienced teacher. Gerry and his guys are highly experienced people! Happy hunting, Jeff
    7 points
  6. Yeah, drive by no-name troller, can't spell, I'll listen carefully to what they say. Honestly, we have no idea who this is, or whether they are on the right forum anyway. Could be some poor lost soul, washed up on this distant internet shore, warning us to not buy the same wine he did. I might delete all this, but this is more fun. Yes, Nokta/Makro make mistakes, and like all companies sometimes communications is fun. But I also know the company has always made things right for people who will work with them on it, so this thread only serves to highlight that aspect. Very responsive compa
    7 points
  7. This was posted by someone else in a different forum. I thought that ya'll would find it interesting. https://www.wfsb.com/news/local-treasure-hunter-helps-family-in-western-massachusetts-find-hidden-money/article_9109b47c-a2db-11eb-a6ef-eb9bac297655.html
    6 points
  8. Got to spend an hour with mine last evening. Thanks to JP for sending it out so promptly 👍 What do you do with a new detector? Put it in Normal and turn the Sensitivity to 10!! 🤣 Went to a local spot that has been a very small gold spot - one that I have described here when using the GPZ and Monster. Found 1 little piece of quartz that could only be described as having a splash of gold on it. Got tomorrow off so will get out and test properly with more regular settings, undug targets and swapping between settings to see what works best in my ground. Ergonomics
    6 points
  9. Apparently these kinds of interviews have been occurring for a couple months with various detector experts (and dealers) around the world. Except for a post buried in a thread (credit to Dances with Doves for calling my attention to these), which I didn't figure would reach the full audience, I think this is the first post of these four episodes with Gerry which were uploaded to YouTube on the 18th & 19th of April. Basically each of the first three episodes covers the one of the new coils separately and sequentially: 5"x10" (~19 minutes), 9"x14" (~22 minutes), 15" round (~44 minutes) an
    5 points
  10. Went on a couple of hunts this past week trying to put my new Coiltek 10x5 Nox coil through its paces and then using my trusty Deus at my favorite relic farm site with numerous iron patches and high mineralization. Tested the Nox coil out on a Colonial site and scored a couple of keepers at decent depth in sandy soil including a flat Tombac button and a brass makeup case with a fancy "wreath" design. Snagged a tiny flat button there when switching over to the Deus and round 9" hf coil. in thick iron. A week later it was off to my relic paradise site we have been pounding regularly for a
    5 points
  11. These? Meaning Nokta Makro products? I believe you could have gotten a bit more creative on your first post! My name is Dilek - Sales & Marketing Director of the company. Please contact me directly if you are having an issue with one of our products so we can help you. If you have a different agenda and/or a different goal, I am sorry to inform you but you are a bit late in the game as your post will not reach tens of thousands of users we already have around the world. Regards, Dilek
    5 points
  12. You’re not free, metal detecting with the 6000 will still have all the little pre-ambles that are associated with the laws of physics. So scraping the coils is still a no no (In mineralised variable ground types), this is because the 6000 is an extremely early sampling PI, as such it will react to ground signals just as much or even more if you do not exercise some coil control, just that now it is a LOT easier on the GPX because it really is a lightweight sweetie. ❤️ 😊 To deal with salt you will need to use the DD coil and that means a heavier coil, but wow is it sensitive to small surface g
    5 points
  13. Today was a day at the beach like many others except I was out at a time when lots of people were at the beach. There were not that many targets but I managed to get a steel ring for my efforts. On the way back I decided to go dry sand and I happened to be near the area where I found the old costume ring. I just picked a line to my parking area and I got a strong signal. I was digging into the harder packed sand but it was starting to sound like an aluminum can with numbers at 33-34 on my 800/15 in Park 1/multi/23. I always expect to catch the edge of the can with my scoop and pry it out
    4 points
  14. I went back to the same general area yesterday and dug junk and a few coins. This is what the spread out results look like. There are lots of old style pop tops. While digging I noticed one silver quarter and later when I was sorting I found another one as well as a silver nickel. Out of all of the pennies only 4 are wheaties. The good stuff is all from the 40s.
    4 points
  15. I ended up getting out in the lake last weekend & finding another really deep Buffalo with co-located iron. Not too much else, people won’t start swimming till the end of May. I stick to the iron areas that most avoid, going slow. Thanks, Aaron
    4 points
  16. Got ya beat.... Got 5 itty bitties today with the smallest being .011g but I was cheating by using the Monster. SDC got nothing for me today...... Main thing is you avoided the skunk!!!!!
    4 points
  17. The GPX 6000 is an extremely early sampling PI, as such it will react to salt signals because salt effects detectors that early sample (VLF are very bad for salt signals too). Early sampling is kind of like higher frequency which is also affected by salt so in the case of the GPZ the High Yield timings suffer the most because of both these scenarios. The way to deal with salt is to Slow the coil speed down (salt is swing speed dependant) Have a faster motion filter like high freq VLF detectors do (Recovery) Use smaller coils A dedicated coil that can cancel salt s
    4 points
  18. heres what i have to say about thesed i have a few words to say about makro/nokta service i got a water leak in my gold kruzer i called andy at the service center USA & he said that i should fill out the form on the nokta website under service very nice guy very helpful andy called me back in short order & said nokta said to send it in so he could inspect the damage with in a few days he called me back & said the was diffidently water damage & he was going to send me a new control box less than a week i have a new unit & im back in bushiness i cant say en
    3 points
  19. And please make sure it's waterproof. Before the 6000 I used the SDC 2300 to primarily detect in creeks. I always thought it was a missed opportunity that the Coiltek 5 X 10 SDC coil was not waterproof as I would have jumped on one straight away. I found the new 6000 coils extremely buoyant with all that empty space under the coil covers and not ideal for pushing into crevices and cracks under water. I also had a fair amount of EMI with the 11" mono coil so a smaller coil would find its way into my arsenal pretty quick.
    3 points
  20. Yes i would crank the recovery up to at least 7 maybe 8. You will be surprised if you have not tried it.
    3 points
  21. Amazing. I always suspected gold is also growing on trees in Au.
    3 points
  22. Let’s just say we have different ground. I recommend high mineral, big gold people lean to JP, low mineral, small gold folks to me. Our observations and recommendations will be different. Any doubt, see Steve’s Insane GPZ Setting. I’m not saying you will never need DD coil, but I’m also saying a 6000 with 11” mono handles my salt ground better than a GPZ with stock coil. Is that because the coil is smaller? Of course. Does not change the fact that out of box, I’d rather run a 6000 with 11” mono in salt than a GPZ with stock coil. On my ground, the GPZ with stock coil acts more like the 6
    3 points
  23. Good stuff! I'm a fan of Predator Tools, the Ranger and Barracuda. White's made a hand digger that had a great handle and is nearly indestructible.
    3 points
  24. I presume you’re spending a lot of your time in Normal timings then Steve? 🤔 (Indicative of the ground you’re working) And your right it’s vital that a wide variety of ground types are accessed during field testing. 👍 The GPX11” mono will handle salt better than the 7000 because it is a smaller coil than the GPZ14. But when the ground is wet or its a very conductive/salty area the only choice will be the DD coil. 😊 Tip: 😊 Difficult has just as much sensitivity and depth as Normal on the smaller sub gram targets.🧐 Please note: A lot of our OBP customers read this forum so thin
    3 points
  25. This was the most secretive project yet. Picture Steve crouched in bottom of ditch with prototype wrapped in garbage bag because a car came up. The protos spent most of their time in garbage bags, for fear a telephoto might see something. The actual shape was a big secret, no photos, don’t be seen.... adds a little extra challenge to nugget detecting. I am however, a lousy poker player, so no worries there!
    3 points
  26. I’m was on the GPX 6000 development crew. This is my first production level model, a step up from my last prototype... which I thought was great. Sadly for some out there, this means I have a 17” mono while the rest of you wait. The good news as the guy who tested this detector in Nevada and California is I can tell you all about it. But hold the questions. Got a day of detecting under way, will report and answer all questions fully and honestly. Tester haters can take a hike now and leave the forum, as I’m as fond of you as you are of me. Like in, F Off. If I could withhold good information f
    3 points
  27. It was a strong signal and I think it was laying on the upper part of the hard dirt/pan that was down about 10 inches. Part of the hole filled in before I took the picture. I think it has been there a long time but it didn't dark tarnish like the other coins. Earlier in the day I was at a play park and use 4khz because the sand box is on top of a drain tank. Multi has to be taken back there to around 18. The Franklin location doesn't really have any EMI issues. I broke off the ears on my CTX 17 and put the shaft back on with a repair kit that includes zip ties! It works fine.
    3 points
  28. What you guys will find with testing is the results bleed seamlessly between the various models, with each having some edge the other lacks. This is the part that maddens people and makes simple answers dangerous. A Gold Monster still is best for finding invisible gold. If you have to own one detector, you will compromise, period. I promise anyone as a person that does the tiny gold thing, that if you get a 1/10th grain speck and do your tests, in actual ground, it will take a microscope and a micrometer and a lot of hours to sort out. For some people the Gold Monster will back up the GPX 6000
    2 points
  29. I think this is about the plastic quality and the process how it is manufactured. I had the same issues with the plastic housing of the meter pod of my VX3 and the plastic parts of my SpectraSound headphones and the MXT display pod. After some failings to glue these plastics I came across the Epoxy Structural Adhesive >>Scotch Weld DP 410<<. That really did the job and gave new strength to the plastic parts. Right now I have this on all my cracked White's detector plastic parts.
    2 points
  30. I haven't heard of any Kruzer/Anfibio detectors leaking. Any waterproof detector can leak but the Kruzer/Anfibio are very well made and less likely to leak. Well done Nokta/Makro. I look forward to your future detectors.
    2 points
  31. Add my name to the list. Predator Tools is a small company run by the Lesche family (at least part of the family, including the patriarch, George, who designed the famous hand digger). AFAIK they don't distribute on a wholesale level (or if they do it's extremely limited) which is why this ad post by Kellyco isn't hawking their products. Yes, basically a shovel head on a trowel handle. I don't get to use mine much since my ground typically contains rocks, and near trees, roots. I consider it a specialty tool -- for well manicured and watered sports fields, for example. Under the r
    2 points
  32. I think the Simplex is one of the most underrated metal detectors out there. To be able to do what it does for the price is simply amazing. I have a couple of other machines that are great in their own way, but every time I take that Simplex out, I just shake my head when I consider what I find versus what I paid for the machine. It is light and the most comfortable machine to swing out of the three. It is solidly built and I have had only minor issues with it (easily fixable). I have owned mine for less than a year and it has almost paid for itself!
    2 points
  33. I agree with that list for the most part but I would not add the garrett edge digger. I found it to be pretty blunt and it didn’t cut a good plug. I’m also a big fan of predator tools, those have always been my favorites. I use the ultra eagle and raptor.
    2 points
  34. Hello there. Just wanted to respond to some of your comments. I prefer not to post pricing because I do not want to be conveyed as I am trying to make a sale which is not my purpose of being on this forum. I just want to share information with the members. Sales is the dealers' job, not mine. The MSRPs of the HPs are $99 and $70. Now, your second question: What's going on at Nokta? We are doing VERY well, thank you! We have been releasing accessories because we want to offer a full range of products to our customers. If they buy a detector from Nokta Makro, we should be able to at least o
    2 points
  35. GPZ owner and hopefully a 6000 owner as soon as the bank balance allows. I was fortunate enough to have a go with one and it sold me simply on the ergonomics of the machine and the way it pinged the small bits. Clear crisp signals nearly every time. The nitpickers honestly don’t know what they’re missing and I reckon their mind would be changed the moment they pick a 6000 up. Some great write ups here once again.
    2 points
  36. Amazing story! I always liked the smell of eucalypts oil. Now I know why!
    2 points
  37. Eucalypts reveal their veins of gold.pdf
    2 points
  38. My favorite is the Raptor, I consider it a hand shovel.
    2 points
  39. 2 points
  40. Been bulldozing a lot with the 11” mono. Get a speck nearer the winding, bang! And yes, in the right ground little invisible hot rocks will make it impossible, but here at least I’m good. Guys here will love it, but gimme that 6x10 scrubber also please.
    2 points
  41. I don’t see how anyone could not like it, just swinging it and listening to it. Yeah, I know, wear headphones... except I don’t anymore. The speaker is so loud it literally vibrates the speaker grill at full volume No harness, no bungee, no headphones... you may not find gold, but you’ll be comfortable doing it!
    2 points
  42. Hey Steve, for a such a simple turn on a go machine we sure are finding a lot of diversity in the ways to use the GPX 6000 so early on. 😊 I still remember that quiet ground raked spot I took you too in WA and you showed me the way you use a Gold Bug, that was an eye opener and I learned a lot that day. 😂 I never could master the bulldozing technique you showed me, but you sure did sniff out some tiny pieces on the ground.
    2 points
  43. Not for me, been scrubbing the heck out of the 11” coil, going to need lots of scuff covers. So funny you say that... I’d say just the opposite for what I’m doing. Just goes to show why people are needed in different areas with different focus. And 11” mono handles salt so well, way better than GPZ, that the DD will be for truly worst case scenarios here... and the beach! JP and I hunt different ground, and I’m half nuts, so my Nevada recommendations will tend to be “hot” compared to JPs. I’m running the 6000 like it’s a Gold Bug 2, already lobbying for smaller “scrubber coil!”
    2 points
  44. Trash is easier than gold so far this morning good showing already though so no worries, will finish out day, be home very late. I just wanted to note that fact production unit was delivered to my doorstep means dealer units are not far behind, probably on the way right now.
    2 points
  45. I think JP summed it up nicely. Yeah, 6000 gives Monster run for the money, but I still bet on Monster for the tiniest bits. Yeah, the 6000 gives the 7000 a run for the money, but I still bet on the GPZ for the deepest bits. For me 6000 is SDC that should have been, in regular box, with swappable coils. And better ability to obtain a smooth threshold while retaining power. SDC is more compact, fully submersible, less expensive, and will kill hot rocks that will bother 6000. But for me there is no comparison. Maybe an SDC owner that has Coiltek coils, but not really. That’s an afterma
    2 points
  46. Hit it with the stock coil. Turn down sensitivity, turn up recovery speed and have at it. The 10x5 is not going to make a dramatic difference in your ability to hunt that site from a separation standpoint. The 10x5 strong suit is not so much separation as that it provides the ability swing in constrained areas, is light weight yet gives superior swing coverage vs. the 6" round. If I had a choice, would I tend to grab the 10x5 vs. the stock in the situation you describe? ...Yes. But I can easily make do with the stock coil in that situation. In other words, don't sit on the sidelines wait
    2 points
  47. I'm trying not to fall into the NursePaul philosophy of buy high/sell low and what don't get stolen you can give away. If I had 20% of the value Paul's stuff that's been stolen, I'd buy 2 6000s.
    2 points
  48. Minelab have made clear that the GPZ 7000 is the top dog, especially for larger, deeper gold. I would expect vey few serious operators to ever take a step down, as the drive is always "more power, more power." JP already made it clear the GPZ is and will continue to be his main machine. Long story short it will not be a market dump for the 7000. This is not a deal where everyone is upgrading to what is being sold as a more powerful replacement for the GPZ. Most power users will stay with what they have, or maybe add a 6000. I think this is aimed at people who have a SDC 2300 or GPX 4500/5
    2 points
  49. I live in WA, along the Columbia River, and my local native soils are highly mineralized. In certain areas my Mojave is more chatty, almost unusable, than my Silver regardless of coil selection; might be EMI but not likely given the rural locations? I have owned 11 Tesoro models (4 & 5 pin) and tried nearly every coil option over the last 12yrs searching for that perfect combo for my ground. My Mojave is paired with a 3x18 cleansweep coil 95% of the time and I use it for tot lots & sports fields for shallow drops. I also use the stock 7 and concentric 4 occasionally when I'm curi
    2 points
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