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Minelab GPZ 7000

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Steve Herschbach
  • Price: $7999 Freq: ZVT Weight: 7.32 lbs Waterproof?: No Current?: Yes

The Minelab GPZ 7000 was introduced in 2015 and is still in production. The GPZ 7000 features Minelabs new Zero Voltage Technology (ZVT) which along with the new Super D coil takes the GPZ to the next level for gold prospecting. The GPZ 7000 along with Minelabs GPX pulse induction detectors currently set the standard for professional gold prospectors worldwide.

"With extreme depth capability and maximum gold sensitivity, the innovative GPZ 7000 takes gold detecting to a new level of performance. This exciting detector has many versatile features and new technologies including wireless audio, integrated GPS and a weatherproof platform. With easy page navigation for detecting and mapping functions, and icons showing settings at a glance, you'll be an expert in no time!" Source: Minelab website

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Minelab GPZ 7000 metal detector

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Minelab GPZ 7000 control panel

  • Extreme Gold Depth - So how deep can you go? Well, up to 40%* deeper than the GPX series. Old gold fields are new again, thanks to the revolutionary new ZVT technology. Minelab takes you much deeper than ever before!
  • Simple Menu System - The easy-to-use Menu Pages group similar functions together under Detect and Map sections, with all settings quickly accessible. Use the Guide Sequences to get started. You don’t need to be an expert to find gold!
  • Maximum Gold Sensitivity - The incredible sensitivity of the GPZ 7000 with the Super‑D coil gives you the ultimate advantage in the field. Find gold others have missed, from sub-gram gold through to those elusive ‘retirement nuggets’ still out there.
  • Wireless Audio Freedom - Detect without your headphones attached to the detector. With the WM 12 Wireless Module you have the choice of using the in-built speaker, the supplied headphones, or your favourite headphones.
  • Precision Ground Balance - Most gold is buried in the mineralised ‘difficult’ ground that many detectors can’t cope with. The GPZ 7000 accurately ‘balances’ and automatically ‘tracks’ to even the most severe ground conditions, with ease.
  • GPS Locating & PC Mapping - See your location and log gold finds as you detect. With the built-in GPS you’ll efficiently cover more ground and won’t miss a nugget! Record your favourite ‘hot-spots’ by saving data to XChange 2 with Google Maps.
  • Enhanced Noise Immunity - The outstanding noise immunity of the GPZ 7000 enables very smooth and quiet detecting. With 256 Noise Cancel channels, the GPZ 7000 picks up less atmospheric noise. Listen to the gold, not the noise interference!
  • Waterproof Coil to 1 m (3 ft)‡ - The GPZ 14 coil is waterproof and submersible to a depth of 1 m (3 ft). You can easily detect rivers and shorelines with no fuss! The weatherproof design of the GPZ 7000 allows you to go detecting in rainy or wet conditions.

Official Minelab GPZ 7000 Product Page

Minelab GPZ 7000 Owner's Manual

Minelab GPZ 7000 - Steve's Review

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Lunk

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

By far the best performance gold nugget detector I have ever owned. Superior depth and sensitivity, outstanding ground cancelling, great user interface and downloadable software updates make this machine the weapon of choice for professional nugget prospectors as well as the serious hobbyist. Even though it could shed a few pounds and cut its price tag in half, I believe the GPZ 7000 still merits 5 stars based on its incredible performance alone.

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Reg Wilson

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I have to agree with Steve on this one. I can't for the life of me see how anyone could give it five stars. I have been detecting since 1979 and have yet to use a detector which would rate five stars. The GPZ definitely has a depth advantage over every thing else so far, handles most ground types, and has good signal response and definition. The negatives are, obviously weight, poor screen, very high price, and poor build quality and reliability with some machines.

While I was lucky with with my GPZ and got one that functioned beautifully, some of my friends were not so lucky, and had all manner of problems, some of which were resolved either by being returned to Minelab, the introduction of the 'magic ring' and the little dance that accompanied it, or a soft ware up date. Not really good enough.

I give it a 4 star rating because of the above. (PS I sold mine)

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NorCal

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The 7000 is heavy and costly but it is the best gold detector and I give it 5 stars.

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Steve Herschbach

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I have owned the Minelab GPZ 7000 and have done very well with it as a gold prospecting detector. The GPZ 7000 is a very high power all metal (dig all metals) detector that acts very much like an extremely powerful all metal VLF detector. It gets exceptional depth on a wide range of gold nugget types, especially on porous wire or specimen type gold that can be hard for pulse induction detectors like the GPX 5000 to detect. On the other hand the GPZ 7000 will signal on some type of hot rocks and alkali (salt) ground that a pulse induction detector would handle, so there is a trade of sorts being performed. In general however I could not ask for a better nugget detector for the Western U.S. and pounded areas in particular. I have rated the GPZ as four stars instead of five due to its weight (over 7 lbs), minimal coil selection, and very high price. See my detailed review for far more information than I have presented here.

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MSC

  

I very much like the 7000, great machine, for sure, 5 stars.

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