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  1. 12 hours ago, mungass said:

    everyone is using facebook marketplace.........no fees...........



    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. 

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  2. 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.  


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  3. 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, as most of the junk would be gone. 


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  4. 4 hours ago, VicR said:

    Unfortunately the guy in the Minelab videos looks like Russell Coights All Aussie Adventures which puts me off the videos a bit. All Aussie Adventures is a comedy show about Russell who believes he is a real Aussie with an intimate knowledge of the bush but in reality knows bugger all and gets himself and the people he is trying to impress with his bush skills into all sorts of predicaments. I think I will stick to the manual.

    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 🤣

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  5. 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. 

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  6. 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 Catalog 🤔 


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  7. 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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