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  1. Great setup Gs5000, also great country to detect in. I have a Shower/Toilet Tent mounted on the side of our Landcruiser for when my wife goes bush with me ( plus Portaloo etc)
  2. $3500 for a 40 hr week, that will be hard to stop. But why do the need to use Mercury, for loose gold in a river bed?
  3. Its a concern, next year will be our first year in umpteen that we don't have a Backup detector ( previously a ML4500 for the last 10 years, then a 3000 and prior a 2200) its a 2200km approx trip to get there. Some 7 years ago a mate had issues with his 4500 and it was around a 15 day turnaround to get it repaired and returned to the bush and ML gave it priority service.
  4. I think I saw a comparison on the same test patch with a Z, and from memory the Z with the standard coil was as good as, if not better, I think where the 6000 shines is the below .05 gm nuggets and smaller which are not included at the test patch
  5. Not suggesting for Logs, But I advertised a Minelab Pin Pointer for sale. A potential buyer rocked up with 2 railway line sleepers in a 7x4ft trailer and asked me to find the nails, because they did not want to ruin their saw. They had a number of sleepers to check out. Found a couple of nails with the PP and the deal was done. In their opinion was cheaper than a detector. ( to me a lot slower and easier to miss a nail than using a detector)
  6. Have a Mavic pro and Goggles but as Karelian says above (A complex but enjoyable process), but in my case learning how to fly it, not so much in analysing the ground below .
  7. Hi Nenad (Phase Tech), I heard that SP01 production has stopped. To me, there is still great potential for future sales with some 2nd hand units selling for more than the original purchase price. Can you outsource the production and QC and you do the final checkout? Peter
  8. JP re (This one is the best value for money as it is Tx and Rx all in one. https://www.amazon.com.au/Bluetooth-Transmitter-Gecen-Compatible-Headphones/dp/B07YCFHMXQ/ref=sr_1_224?keywords=APTX+receiver&qid=1636142067&sr=8-224 I then run a cable from the receiver to my booster and amplify out to (Twin speakers in our case on the shoulder)speakers.) Does this setup have less/more EMI than using the 6000 speaker. Your settings Auto1/Normal/Threshold or Manual gain 10 or..... Thanks
  9. Arky re ( but the 7000 will stay in the arsenal. May add a smaller coil to it though.) Am very happy with my 10 inch X coil ( weight and performance) but suggest you see a comparison between the 10 inch and the 8 Inch X- Coils.
  10. I recall in the early days with my ML4500, detecting for the day, then putting the 4500 battery on charge via a rear 12volt power point at the rear of our Landcruiser on the way back to camp. Left the battery connected over night, in the morning the battery was not charged. Turned out it was a blown fuse in the charge lead. Replaced the Fuse and used a spare nearly charged battery for the days detecting. A couple of days later did the same thing charged up on the way home. However I did check the battery charging when I got back to camp. There were no lights on the battery indicating it was charging, and another blown fuse. To me what was happening was that when I was starting the cruiser with the 4500 battery in parallel with the starting battery it was helping to turn the engine over and excessive current was blowing the 4500 charge fuse. No more charging the battery on the way home. This problem could have been eliminated with a diode in the 4500 charge so current can only flow one way to the 4500 battery and not from the battery, and may well have been included in later 4500's and probably in the 5000 and 6000. Now always charge my 7000 over night back at camp. Re my overnight charging in the back of the cruiser, maybe the battery should be outside in a tin box, just in case of fire, but no problems in the last 5 years. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-07/lithium-batteries-in-phones-laptops-cordless-causing-house-fires/12483756.
  11. I think for serious newbies in Oz with limited $ the Pup (2300) is a better choice than the young dog (6000) or the old dog (7000).
  12. I like this style of pick, see below, my pick is made out of a Plow disc (super strong and thin), On my pick I have welded a Gal Tube 600mm long to the head and flattened the handle to an oval and taped it up. The pick is carried on my Back on my Z harness above the V see below for the carrier…( but without the fabric attachment) Pick Holder https://www.bunnings.com.au/toughbuilt-modular-hammer-loop_p5820995 Off the shelf purchase in Oz, US? ( Longer/ bigger picks are available) https://www.gold-diggers.com.au/cc-picks-faith and https://www.gold-diggers.com.au/cc-picks-discoverer ( no commercial involvement with this company or manufacturer)
  13. Like the Vid above, Thanks for posting. Re the 6000 and Ground Noises and Hot Rocks, with more sensitivity, am probably going get some of this with a 10 Inch Xcoil on my Z, ( minimal with the standard coil) so will be looking at ground balancing on Hot Rocks to minimise it.
  14. I think if we lived in the US I would downsize to the 6000 from the Z and probably sell SWMBO's ML 2300 and our backup ML 4500, for 2 x 6000's, ditto if we only detected in Vic Golden Triangle and South Australia, but with visits to WA in the future as in the past and health holding up will still use the Z with NF and xcoils.
  15. James re (. I became aware of issues from a couple of prospectors in the Pilbara that blew their boards but so far so good for me.) Question did they do their own patch leads? or get an experienced person to do the plug/socket/patch lead?
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