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    Blackwater, Central Queensland
  • Interests:
    Prospecting (all the gold!) and the general out doors
  • Gear Used:
    GPZ7000 NF Zsearch, GPZ14
    GPX6000, GPX11 mono, GPX14 DD and GPX17 elliptical mono.

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  1. From all accounts I’ve seen on Facebook, the 17x13 is rolling out the door now.
  2. Absolutely going to call this out @phrunt and I apologize, I posted this 12ish ago on the coil cracks thread and this appears 3-4hrs later as a spat against Minelab. Is this what it is? Don’t get me wrong, I’m thankful they’ve acknowledged this, but, I don’t think this post is called for. Many products that we pay alot of money for are updated regularly and it appears detectors aren’t out of that reach either.
  3. https://www.minelab.com/anzea/support/product-notices?article=482551 It’s been about for a little while. Checked my coil yesterday and it’s got tiny little cracks too. I won’t be sending it back as my coil is perfect, I’ll be making the repair with fibreglass and reinforcing it. Either that or replacing it with the NF coils when they’re released.
  4. No where near enough. I wish I had more free time to get out and go prospecting but I just don’t. I’ve been for 2 decent trips this year, one 5 day trip and another 4 week trip with a couple of day trips thrown in between.
  5. Why is it that ML has designed two of their latest releases to have the speaker facing well away from your head? 6000 with the speaker on the back of the control box and this one with the speaker facing the coil???
  6. I plan on kitting it out completely (I plan on living in it). The draw bar is quite long thankfully and it’s currently to light, so having the weight of a bike on there should help with that. I certainly can’t justify the prices of new Chinese import hybrid caravans, so this is the next best thing (some of those things carry prices upward of AUD$70k!). Not sure I’ll be going the e-bike route though, I’m a petrolhead at heart.
  7. Purchased this trailer that I’m going to convert to a camper/off grid set up that I should be able to stay in for up to a month away from civilisation. Plans are to have bulk water (about 350L, more if I can fit it), plenty of solar power (lithium batteries), and a motorbike on the draw bar (if it’ll fit).
  8. Was quietly scrolling through my Facebook feed when this little tidbit popped up from JP’s shop page… Not long now!
  9. Yep, and that one includes a date, presumably the release. 27/08/22.
  10. That is also a horrific coil cable winding job.
  11. I was browsing my Facebook newsfeed when this little gem popped up from the Minelab page…
  12. No, where it will be a proven performer will be in a market like Africa, and the way their ‘competition’ sells there, I don’t hold hope for them.
  13. So for anyone wondering the price of Garrett’s new detector in Australia: As posted on Facebook by The Prospector’s Patch. With a price like that I think they’ll be fighting an uphill battle here…
  14. I know what happened, I didn’t want to say to much more as it’s not my place to say, and thankyou for setting me straight. I certainly wasn’t incinuating you were outside your bounds either. I apologise if you take it any other way. I actually had no idea you fellas were on here. I’ve watched the videos you have on the channel and thoroughly enjoyed them. Would love to see more, but fair enough for not posting them. People are grubs. You are quite welcome to PM me if you feel the need to.
  15. They stopped due to an incident involving firearms and someone being seriously injured. I know more to the story but this isn’t the place to broadcast that knowledge. I also enjoy Krissy’s videos from Outback Gold Fever. While alot of her videos may not impart much knowledge, it’s great to see some of the areas she works in and gives a glimpse of what I hope to see myself in the near future.
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