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araratgold last won the day on May 28 2019

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    Kambalda, Western Australia
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  1. Simon, you should be able to delete the comment as you are the owner of the channel. If you turn on " hold all comments for review " in your youtube studio, you can check them before they go on your channel. Cheers, Rick
  2. Hey Simon, some idiot has put a link to porn on your video on youtube in the comments ! Cheers, Rick
  3. Nice fix ! However, yet another example of Minelab's CRAP ergonomics and design ! How bloody hard is it to incorporate a decent stand into the design like they have with the GPX, GPZ ?? The SDC2300 has exactly the same problem ! Rick
  4. So Minelab have finally decided to fix some of the problems that should never have made it to market ! WOW ! Other problems that have been there since day one remain ! I'm underwhelmed ! Rick
  5. Slight correction Rob. We are now over 5 years into the life of the GPZ, as it was released about Feb 2015 ! Take this with a grain of salt, however, I have heard through my grapevine that Nugget Finder coils will include the chip as part of the factory made coil. If this is the case, happy days !! I love my X Coils, but am always worried that all the changing of the coils is going to eventually fracture my adaptor, as well made as it is ! Cheers, Rick
  6. Good work Condor ! My 17X is my go to coil, hardly ever comes off, but if it does, it is replaced with the 12X ! Won't use the GPZ14 again, unless both of the X coils crap themselves ! Am really looking forward to Western Australia later this year, the 17X will be my main patch finding coil. Cheers, Rick
  7. Just passed AUD $81 per gram, a new record in AUD ! Go you good thing !
  8. Not using the big Russian jobby yet Steve ? Nice finds by the way ! Cheers, Rick and Kaye
  9. Gidday Mitchel, I have had a few ugly one ounce + nuggets over the years ! All were reef gold nuggets, and were as ugly as a hat full of arseholes ! 🤣 They ended up in the dolly pot and got turned into bush bars. Rick
  10. My two bobs worth. I have had my ZED since a week after release in 2015, so 5 years in late February this year. It has never missed a beat and done thousands of hours now. I would not hesitate to buy mine from myself if the price was right. Electronics by and large are very reliable these days, and will last for many years if looked after. I still have a Black and Decker drill that was made in England that is going strong 20 years on, and all the electrical components in my 32 year old Nissan Patrol are still working ! Cheers, Rick
  11. Another fake video from " Golden Bullshit Media " !
  12. Just a one off Simon, she just wanted to see how it was done, and our planets rarely align. Unfortunately, I wasn't in a position to just give her the $1600 nugget as it was the only one we got.
  13. Gidday All, Just found a clip on my old hard drive taken in October 2015. I took my step daughter out for a swing in a paddock I had access to over near Maryborough, Victoria, Australia. First time that she had ever been out. To say she was excited is an understatement ! Minelab GPZ 7000 in difficult / general. Cheers, Rick
  14. 83.6 ounces gross in the first arvo, part of a patch which went on to go to 118 ounces gross over a couple of weeks. GPZ with standard coil. Oldtimers missed all of this downslope from a small reef mine. Largest on the laptop is 39.2 ounces gross ( 31.2 ounces after acid bath ), plus 2 x 10 ounces and a 7 ounce piece. Found July 2015. Netted $140K AUD. Cheers, Rick
  15. I have to agree with Madtuna. The retailers I have dealt with have been nothing but honest with me, and that includes Davsgold who sold me my two X coils for the GPZ. Also, the maker of the X coils has shown himself to be a very honorable person. I will be attempting, weather permitting, to do some head to head testing tomorrow or Monday between the 12 and 17 X coils, and the standard GPZ 14 over some buried nuggets. All my anecdotal results so far have shown them to be superior than the standard coil, pulling gold from places that I have done to death with the standard coil. C
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