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  1. Yep, I've been on the pre-order list for 4 months now...there goes my June detector training trip to NNV! Maybe Fall or ??? WTG Minelab. Bill
  2. Found this posted today on "GPX 6000 Fault" topic on Gold Prospecting Australia forum from deepblue: https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=609151#p609151 I just received my GPX6000 back from Minelab they did a very good job on the repairs and a quick turn around. The problem wasn't there originally but came over time. Every now and then a bump of the coil would cause the GPX6000 to turn off or shut down with an error message coil error. Then after a while turning on the machine would reset it and it would be ok for sometime it the next bump. Thinking that
  3. Maybe the container carrying the US bound GPX 6000 is on the bottom of this cargo with over 300 containers! I've heard each dealer is only getting 2 - 3 GPX 6000 units each at the end of the month, same for June and July...lots of demand, limited supply.☹️ Bill
  4. Gerry, Thanks for posting the WY gold. Looks like I need to make some new friends in WY, probably around the Atlantic City area.πŸ˜‚ Bill
  5. Yes, The Rye Patch slippery snot got me several years ago and I started going sideways down a hill by the north end of the reservoir. Very dangerous and I spent an hour at the car wash in Winnemucca before heading home.πŸ˜‚ Bill
  6. Latest OZ post from Jen Walsh on FB. The GPX 6000 is seeing reef gold, maybe it can find what Gerry is looking for! Bill
  7. Gerry, FB is full of haters and that is why I just posted your excellent article and told them "Class is in session".
  8. Gerry, Does this mean that the GPX 6000 has landed in the USA?πŸ˜€ Bill
  9. Well, I got tired of waiting for ML to offer a smaller GPZ coil and ordered an X-coil. I've never done any electronics soldering before and followed Simon's and Rick's detailed instructions, along with Chet's new procedures to make a patch lead using my 19" GPZ coil. I ordered the required plugs and accessories for the project. Took my time, checked with my ohm meter as detailed in the instructions, secured with double-walled heat shrink and everything worked perfectly on my 15" x 10" coil and the GPZ 19" coil worked great....nothing trashed or disabled. Bill P.S. Latest on FB X-Coi
  10. From Jen Walsh's FB page: The GPX 6000 From day 1 I was skeptical with a hefty price tag of $8000.. Needed to prove itself to me to justify its existence.... My opinion for those interested Firstly WOW....... The weight of this machine is incredible in itself .. Balancing well off one finger with no effort, Hit the on button and your ready to go in seconds. Easy / Difficult ground button one touch . Clear display screen Easy to read and understand. Manual with threshold on or Auto without Swing this all da
  11. Here is a YT video on the 12" Z Search coil vs 14" GPZ coil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YHgCTdnQcU Some of the latest FB postings by Jen Walsh with her new GPX 6000 on Chicks with Picks Australia- From Wayne Barry : I walked over my 34 grammer a foot deep on at least 3 occasions with GPZ7000 and 12 inch nugget finder coil and didn't hear anything. But tonight checking out an old favourite spot .a boom beautiful sweat gold tone loud and clear .GPX6000. 30 gold targets since Saturday arvo I'm with Jen on this note .my new go too machine Wayne Barry Absol
  12. Just in from Australia, GPX 6000 11" coil found 25 gram nugget at 600 mm (23.6") deep. Looks like it can go deep! https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?id=34961&p=25 Bill
  13. Steve, You got my attention at "happier than ever"! Let us know how that elusive 17" coil works for deeper targets...it may just reduce the GPZ edge on deeper bits. WOW, so excited I pre-ordered a GPX 6000 and traded in my GPZ, this is going to be a game changer for those of us in retiree camp and slowing down.πŸ˜„ Thanks Gerry McMullen. No more: Heavy detector, ML harness with struts, ferrite to GB, GB decision of Auto, Semi-Auto or Manual, trying to maintain proper coil control with a heavy coil, not being able to scrape the ground, X signal and saturation signal confusing the dete
  14. Jason, just an FYI, found this comment on FB GPZ 7000 users of Australia from Andy Laurenson: So far (3 evenings work) I am extremely impressed with the 6000. Going over salty ground that I avoided with the 7000 and have found 2 nice specimens and 2 sub 1gram nuggets. Nenad also mentioned that the GPX 6000 worked well in wet clay soils when he was field testing. Bill
  15. Latest Q & A on GPX 6000 from Nenad. https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?id=34961&p=23 Q. So Nenad, now the 6000 is released can you tell us how the Geo-Sense works? Also, how do you compare it to a 5000 and SDC? Cheers A. No idea how Geo-sense works from a technical point of view, only know that it does. It picks up the same type of gold the SDC likes, but at better depth. I got a faint signal with the 6000, scraped the surface and the signal was louder. Checked with the SDC and nothing. Scraped off 2 inches of ground and the 6000 was singi
  16. FB GPX 6000 is showing many interesting finds including this one from Ian Butler. "GPX6000 Gold - Target about 17" deep, could get approx 10" - 12" above surface. GPX5000 in fine got response but not as defined. GPZ7000 gave less response approx 8" above ground in HY/difficult but performed better in General/difficult."
  17. Mitchel, Great post about gold detectors. I also attended Gerry's classes, many times in the past, and his AIR TESTS proved to the entire class at Rye Patch that you need more than one detector to find all of the different types/sizes of nuggets(tiny, specimen, crystalline, wiry, paper thin, 1+ ounce, etc.) He had the GPZ, GPX 5000, SDC and a GBII with a small coil that detected a nugget at almost 2'. Maybe that's why I bought several detectors from him over the years.πŸ˜€ Best training ever! Bill
  18. Looks like the GPX 6000 can find the tiny gold and the large gold in Australia! https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?id=34961&p=23 Hey mate 8 nuggets today from a patch i've been flogging since 2002.Thought there would be bugger all left but there they were, nice bright signals.Amazing machine quiet in hot ground,light and if it's metallic you'll hear it.I found a 1.34g nugget nearly 11 measured inches in depth and the signal was loud and clear.Have fun with it when it arrives.
  19. Remember this marketing strategy, the Geico Caveman. GPX 6000, so easy even a caveman can find gold!πŸ˜‚
  20. I finally figured out what's going on with Marketing and it's called "Influencer Marketing". I fell into the spell while on another forum and this guy did influence viewer's purchasing decisions and the company sold alot of their product in a 5-day period. He was rewarded with a brand new top-of-the line model, something new to promote! He was not an expert in the industry, but viewers followed his posts and his audience grew. In our article, What is an Influencer we defined an influencer as being someone who has: the power to affect the purchasing decisions of others because of his
  21. This video was just posted from Detexpert featuring Debbie Smikoski from Minelab USA. Bill
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