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  1. Yep, as soon as Ebay was trying to force me to go to managed payments, I'm out. Ebay was becoming a big time hogger for several other reasons too. It's a shame as it was an easy place to move second hand gear and little odd bits you get in detector trades. So yes, Facebook will be seeing a lot of gear from me in the coming weeks. As for a great time to sell a gold detector? The market is a little flooded here in Oz at the moment with second hand detectors, but there are also lots of buyers out there.....if the price is right! Condition and the right accessories also helps.
  2. Great stuff! I'm sure there'll be plenty more to come
  3. Same thing applies to bigger bits! This one looked like a dirty ball sinker. But a tap with the pick revealed an 0.64g nugget.
  4. Okay here's a little tip. Twice now I have found "lead shot" only to realise it was a perfectly spherical ball of ironstone, with you guessed it, gold inside. Only when rubbed/scratched hard and not revealing that dull lustre of lead did I realise there may be gold inside. If you're not sure, put it on a flat bit of quartz and tap it with your pick.
  5. Did this video in very bad ground. Probably not the worst local ground I can go to, but I'd rate it an 8/10. Lots of hot rocks, mineralised conglomerates, clay, charcoal patches, the works. In the past, the smooth timings did well here, and each machine got more and more gold as they came out, 4000, 4500, 5000....and there was even a few for the Zed, but I didn't do much with the Zed in this spot as EMI generally sucks, and I was getting good results further afield. The SDC also did well on the shallower bits, and A LOT of lead shot recovered. So pretty much the perfect spot to run the 6000, a
  6. Wow, they are both super clean. I have the same two in the collection, but mines a 2100e. Nice carbon shafts!
  7. If it wasn't for the guy in the video, the 6000 wouldn't be released, and would probably be someone's imagination only. If it was Russell Coight, the coil would be backwards, the display would be smashed, and he would have driven over the control box 🤣
  8. All packed, ready to drop off in the morning mate. A couple lucky locals already got there's.
  9. Some shipping this week, possibly in stores early next week, with regular batches (maybe) in the following weeks. But at least that means the wheels are in motion and users will start to get their hands on them soon.
  10. GPZ with 14, I do use a bungy. I can detect without one, but I can feel things after a while GPZ with 12" NF coil, I haven't used a bungy yet, but haven't done longer than a 3hr stint GPX4500/5000 with 12" Evo or smaller - no bungy. I will use one with 15" coils or bigger 6000 with 11" Coil - no bungy. Balance is indeed excellent.
  11. The 12x8" Nugget Finder Evo coil running in Fine Gold will get you closest to the sensitivity of the Gold Monster, but will punch deeper and handle the ground a lot better.
  12. They definitely can, but I find nothing compared to what some are pulling out.
  13. I still love my 4500, but I'll be the first to admit that the GPZ7000 gets the most swing time these days. However, nearly every time I pull out the 4500, it rewards me.
  14. They were the best super cheap hiking boots I ever bought, until they fell apart 😆
  15. Yep, it's amazing how things change in a short time. Here in Australia about 5-6 years ago, there was quite a few dealers starting to stock Teknetics machines. Today, Fisher and Teknetics are pretty much dead here. I think Minelab's lower priced offerings and Nokta Makro's expanding presence squashed them. There is only one official shop selling Fisher here, but there are 4 or 5 stocking Quest gear. I think the worrying thing is if you go to: http://www.fisherlab.com/hobby/ the copyright at the bottom of the page is dated 2009, and the NEW item is the 2016 Interactive Catalo
  16. Possibly the switch is just faulty. When you push forward it will say Ground Balance on the display with the ground balance number underneath.
  17. Does it go to pin-point mode when squeezing the trigger? When you push the switch forward, does Ground Balance come up on the screen?
  18. Would really depend on the trash density at the site. If it's fairly clean, I'd definitely recommend Field mode. If there is quite a bit of trash, then Park 1 will be the go. If it's super clean, but highly mineralised, then All-Metal, but you need to sweep very slow and listen for the faint (but repeatable) threshold variations. Field is actually the recommended mode for relics, so is usually the best option.
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