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  1. Hey Guys, The new 17" is super popular and in high demand here in the US. I just got another batch of them in, so if anyone is still wanting to get one before Christmas, contact me ASAP. These will not last more than about a week or so and the batch will be gone. https://www.robsdetectors.com/minelab-gpx-6000-17-searchcoil/ Thanks for all the comments of guys/gals using them. ROb
  2. Thanks guys for the comment. Hope all your belly's are full from all the Turkey! 🙂
  3. Hey Guys, I believe this is one of my customers, really the only Minelab GPX 6000 that has been faulty that I have sold (knock on wood). Myself, Deb, Keith and Detector Center have been working to get him a 3rd unit ASAP. I could only imagine the frustration, but I have to give it to Deb at Minelab & Keith at Detector Center that they have done their absolute best to get this resolved. As frustrating has this can be, there is now a procedure that has to be followed when something is under warranty. Many years back, us as Minelab Dealers could just ship a unit from our own inventory to replace the detector and then deal with getting the faulty one replaced. Due to paperwork, warranty and such, this is no longer something that can be done. All detector must go back to Detector Center in PA for a replacement. Detector Center will not ship another unit out until the warranty/faulty unit is returned with all accessories/coils. It's my understanding they have been burned and never had units arrive back, but new replacements shipped out, so the the company is out 2 brand new units. This is about my kind of luck, so I understand the frustration of purchasing a detector that is $6000 and realize you got a bad one, let alone a second unit that was also bad. It's my understanding per the customer that the issue was not EMI, bad searchcoil, loose connections, improper use and such, but more so something potentially internally. I was never able to troubleshoot or physically see the unit in action, just a handful of short videos where the unit wasn't working properly. That all being said, hopefully the customer will see another Minelab GPX 6000 in his hands before the end of this week, or early next week at the latest due to the Holiday. I think most would agree, the Minelab brand is one of the best in the World, so I know there Quality control is good, so I can't comment on what might have happened. Rob
  4. Hey Lunk, You're story traveled all the way to Arizona several weeks ago. I heard from several customers of your recent success and that you had over 100 gold nuggets from the Minelab GPX 6000 at that time. Congrats on an amazing haul of gold nuggets from Rye Patch. Just makes you wonder how many "tens of thousands" of nuggets that place has given up over the years. Kind of reminds me of our hunt out here in Arizona when the SDC 2300's first came out. I think we both had 20-25 nuggets each in just a few short days. Have you considered going back to that place? I'm not sure how many hours or days it took you as I know you spent a lot of time training, but 3/4's of an ounce is a nice run at Rye Patch for sure. Maybe we can schedule a hunt this season or early next year before you head out of AZ. Rob
  5. Hey Steve, Well said. Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving. I will leave you with one of my favorite bible verses -
  6. Hello All, I have a lot of video footage and pictures from earlier this season, mostly around the Summer time. I'm just getting some free time to get some of the stuff uploaded and posted. I figured this would be a nice nugget to post and see right before the Thanksgiving weekend. This piece was found under about a foot of hardpack, caliche gravels. This particular gold nuggets, as seen in the video was wedged in a bedrock crack/crevice. Just makes you think how many years (hundreds, thousands?) this piece has been hiding there. The nugget was difficult to remove from hand tools as we didn't want to damage the piece not knowing the actual size or shape. We ended up using a Hammer Drill with a chisel bit to extract the gold nugget. The nugget ended up weighing right at 1/4 ounce solid. We also found another smaller one, about 1/2 Gram in the same crack prior to this piece. I dug the first smaller one out, but knew it was way too loud of a signal on the GPZ 7000 for it to be that small nugget. Low and behold, we scanned over the spot again and the signal was pretty much just as load as originally. Tool used were the Minelab GPZ 7000, Minelab GPX 6000, Garrett AT Pinpointer, hand tools, picks and the Hammer Drill. Here is a short video below of the gold nugget find and extraction. Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks God we are able to enjoy such a wonderful hobby searching for gold. P.S. If you enjoy these video, Subscribe to our Nuggethunting channel to follow us. Thanks for watching. Any comments are appreciated.
  7. Hey Bud, Always great watching you and Gary dig gold and nuggets. The Yuba is a awesome area and loaded with gold. I have a friend, which I believe still has the claims on the Yuba and used to dredge some good sized nuggets, but at depths of 15-20 foot down and car sized boulders they had to move. I think now they are diving and sniping with the Minelab SDC 2300's due to the dredging regulations now. Rob
  8. Hey Smithsgold, Thanks, that video was from earlier this year during the Summer season. That being said, I have about 2-3 hours of footage from that time until more recent that I need to get uploaded. Hopefully everyone enjoys seeing a few nuggets dug out of the ground. I just watched the new video you uploaded, always great videos. Rob
  9. Hey Guys, Good information Chris, as many customers don't even know there is a new Fisher Gold Bug2 that has a screen on it. I have a lot of hours on the Gold Bug2 and about half that much on the Gold Monster 1000. I'm normally 95% of the time running a PI or better, but have found hundreds, probably thousands of dinks with the VLF's. I prefer Manual Balance over Auto with a VLF, just my thoughts. The Auto makes it super easy to use for a new guy and you don't have to fiddle with the Ground balance knobs, coarse/fine. I think the Gold Bug2 like another forum member mentioned, hits harder on specimens with small amounts of gold vs. the Gold Monster 1000. They are both great detectors, one just requires a bit more control management vs. the other. Rob
  10. Hey Guys, Thanks for the comments. I Brake for Bedrock - Na, just hit a nice little pocket earlier this year. They are always nice to find, but not super common. I have a bunch of video footage I still haven't uploaded from earlier this season. Rob
  11. Hello All, Here is a short video of a very nice crack/crevice we found earlier this year during the Summer Monsoons. Prior to this find, we were just weekend warriors placering various areas and metal detecting for nuggets finding a small handful of nuggets per day. We were not finding anything to really write home about, just the common US nuggets from about a quarter gram and up to 3-4 grams. Working one of these dry creeks, we were hitting a few nuggets in the cracks, but found one we decided to chase down deeper. Normally we don't do this, as digging down several feet or more to bedrock can be a lot of work, especially if you don't recover anything. We had a wild hair, so we decided to do so and this spot paid off very well. As you can see in the video below, the crack started off with two amazing gold nuggets, one was 2.2 ounces solid (just a flat lump) and the other was 1.01 ounces. The gold nuggets were almost side by side in the same crevice as shown. We ended up finding 3-4 smaller gram sized nuggets in the same crevice, but the bedrock popped right up and the gold just disappeared. It was a great moral boost for the Summer season, as it's normally pretty hot and nasty during the Summer Monsoons in the Southwestern US. The tools we normally use are shovels, metal rake, crevice tools, metal detector(s) and pinpointer. We were using the Minelab GPZ 7000 with the new Nugget Finder Z Search 12" coil in this video. The pinpointer we typically use is the Garrett AT Pinpointer (Orange one). Hope you all enjoy the video. If you would like to follow us on Youtube, make sure you "Subscribe" to our channel to see all the new videos. Wishing you all a Happy upcoming Thanksgiving and a wonderful prospecting season. Hope you all have some lunkers under your coils this season! Rob
  12. Hey Guys, Thanks for all the info. From my findings to date, Southwestern US region, the GPX 6000 is super sensitive, light and easy to use. However, I'm picking up much more ground noise, more EMI and twice as much hotrocks (mostly ironstones and basalts) vs. the GPZ 7000. I love both detectors, I'm very partial to the GPZ due to all the years I have used it and success with it. The new NF coil really makes it much lighter and a bit more sensitive over the stock 14x13. I'm using the GPX 6000 for more prospecting and exploring due to the lightweight and increased sensitivity to small gold. If I find a patch or rich gully, I can also pack in the GPZ to check out areas with more depth. I'm sure we are going to see a lot more smaller gold being found this season due to the GPX 6000. Rob https://www.robsdetectors.com/minelab-gpx-6000-17-searchcoil/
  13. Hello All, The new Minelab 17" Elliptical Searchcoils for the Minelab GPX 6000 have been flying off the shelves, definitely high demand. Due to the high demand, I haven't had much time to use one, everyone ends of taking mine ... LOL I haven't seen much larger gold being found at depth yet, but I'm sure it is. Curious how people and past customers are doing with this new 17" Searchcoil beyond covering more ground quicker? We still have a few left in stock from the last large shipment and more on the way if anyone is still searching for a new "Christmas present.!" Hahaha Would love to see some pictures or at least hear about any success with the new searchcoil. Wishing you all much success on the goldfield. 17" Searchcoil available here - https://www.robsdetectors.com/minelab-gpx-6000-17-searchcoil/ Rob
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