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  1. Hey ya'll, what's the best 4500 settings using an NF 25 mono for large, deep nuggets. Thank you in advance.
  2. Hey, Are Minelab SD 2200D Super Detector’s worth much these days?
  3. was offered a GP 3500 in really nice condition coil did not have a scratch on it and neither did anything else, by a woman in the area I currently live it only had one coil a battery that is probably no longer working and a carry bag price was $500 but she seemed really negotiable on price was told her husband purchased it like 10 years ago he got sick and did not get to use it much she told me he paid like $700 when he purchased it back then said he purchase used never thought to take photos of it or serial number but got to thinking about it and going back and making a offer so in every ones opinion what would the value of a GP3500 be I do not want to cheat the lady but dont want to get taken either and I do not want to purchase if it was stolen either so is there a way to check that also thanks for reading
  4. I have an old sd220d that I bought at a very good price a few years back..I powered it up when I first got it, but have never used it as we don't have much gold here in Alabama.My question is, can the sd2200d be used to detect for coins similar to the TDI? Thanks
  5. Nenad has a wonderful article on Treasure Talk, a great read..... Thank you @PhaseTech https://www.minelab.com/usa/community/treasure-talk/comparing-minelab-s-sdc-gpx-gpz-detectors
  6. Hey guys. I've had a gp extreme for years, but never used it much, as I'm mainly a relic guy. But landed a permission last year, and stumbled on a real nice patch. This is Northern Cali...soil is rocky clay, not too bad, I run a Deus and Monster without too much trouble, except areas of hot rock. Anyway, been using the stock 11 inch coil, and getting nuggets to 2 dmt,down to around 12 inches. I'm ready to buy a 17x13 Evo coil,to see whats deeper..but here's my question...it's on a hilltop by a river canyon. Side I'm working, is uninhabitable. Directly across river, is subdivision, houses less than a mile, as the crow flies. I'm worried about EMI. I know if you flip that switch on the Extreme, it turns off half the windings in the DD coil. If I do so, would that be a good test, to see if a Mono coil will work here? I don't want to spend $500 on something, that won't be able to use here. Btw, I did pickup someone's cell phone or ham radio once before, lol.
  7. Right now I have 2 stock SD 2100 v2s that I just picked up. stock machines with factory 11" coils(DD according to manual). Will be trying to put them to use in some areas of my home state of Alaska (I do have a GB 2 & GM 2 for VLF friendly areas & conditions) but also hope to use one when we visit family in the Prescott AZ area. May be able to talk my wife into using one but most likely scinario is a primary machine & a backup machine. Right now I am looking at the Docs Gold Screamer kit with Lithium batteries. Also thinking an 8" Mono coil would be a good start for extra coils. Make sense? Recomendations? Would be interested in gently used if someone has one.
  8. Hey guys a quick question. I live in Alaska and most of the gold in my area is smaller. I have an original GB2 & GM2 I can use for that. I have no PI machine and would like to occasionaly hunt in AZ when I visit family in Prescott, & maybe hunt some other areas of AK. I dont want to spend a lot for a machine I will use only occassionaly. Is the SD 2200 stil a good machine? If so whats a fair price for one. One just popped up local for $1000 but not sure it's a bargain...
  9. I have an older Minelab GP Extreme. After a theft at my place, I found that it's battery charger was missing. Does anyone know where I can get another battery charger for it?
  10. Is there much value to Minelab's SD2000 any longer?
  11. is there much difference between a GP extreme and the GP 3500 ?. I would like it to look for coins and if possible also for the beach
  12. Version 4901-0053 Rev 1.1

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    Minelab GP 3500 Instruction Manual, 3.55 MB pdf file, 53 pages Minelab GP 3500 Data & Reviews Minelab Metal Detector Forum
  13. Version 4901-0036 Rev 1.2

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    Minelab GP Extreme User's Manual, 2.22 MB pdf file, 61 pages Minelab Metal Detector Forum
  14. I took a Fatshark battery pack that holds two 18650 li-ion cells and fed it into a buck converter adjusted to 6.86V output and used it to power my GP Extreme. I'm testing out a (TDI) Beach Hog coil at the beach. I have a Barrie Johnson Nuggettfinder MKII that has its own speaker/amp as well as speaker/phones volume controls. The buck converter has less than a volt dropout so it has a reasonable life of about an hour and a half. I did run into a problem though - if the coil got too near my scoop the detector overloaded. Something, the audio amp, the detector, I don't know which, overloaded and went into a low frequency oscillation. I thought I had fried the detector inputs but I shut everything down, waited a bit, and repowered and everything was fine. I can't duplicate the issue using an input signal from a signal generator into the Nuggettfinder - which has me scared now. It happened twice in the latter part of the battery life so maybe this is a factor? Is the GP Extreme designed to take overloads from large metal or is it at risk of frying? I bought mine with fried inputs and fixed it - don't want to do that again. I may move to a buck boost converter, put a 2S battery management circuit on the pack, and use larger 26650 cells which would keep the voltage stable and last longer.
  15. Took the plunge and sold a ring and bought a SD2200 with a few coils. Just for a bit of fun alongside my Equinox 800. Any ideas how I can go about salt-proofing the control box? I'd like to be able to access the buttons and knobs if I can. Thanks
  16. G'day, just new to this forum. Wondering everyones opinions on a 2200D for beach detecting on dry or eroded sand banks? I have a few spots in mind which a pulse induction machine would be handy on spots my mates CTX can't reach. Of course I'd have to waterproof the machine but as a general machine for depth would it handle alright on these areas? Anyone here use the machine for beaches regularly? It'll be my first pulse machine, I'm a long-time user of the Equinox 600 and 800. Cost isn't an issue, I'm just getting bored and limited in parks. I found one at a decent price with a few DD coils. Would I just be wasting my time and money? The spot I have in mind is a long strip of beach where I've found a bit of silver and military relics in the past, and I know of someone who's found a half sov and someone else who's found a cartwheel penny there . I've looked in to a Whites TDI machine but seems like no one here sells them 😞 Cheers!
  17. As the title says. I would like to discuss the current status 3500 brings compared to its digital Brothers 4000,4500, 4800, 5000. I am sure that we all enjoy and appreciate the older Tech, but does it have an equal footing against the new generation. Simply put can it hold its own against a 4500 or 5000. I don't except it to equal to say the 5000, does it give said units a run for there money, as the saying goes. I think we all pretty much know that the newest Gadget or Gizmo doesn't always equate to True massive Performance differences in the field. Example being the 4500 against the 5000. The differences are so minimal in true real world Performance that one could easily justify not going to a 5000. This is the type meaning I am asking. Such as fine gold, how low can it go lol. Deep gold, how deep and how big does it need to pick it up at that depth. We have a lot of great swingers on this forum, always willing to discuss these conversations. Perhaps this might help others in the long run. Things to consider 3500 has been discontinued. But so was the 4500 to a certain extent at a certain point in time, no longer the case of course. Did the 3500 excel at a certain thing? Kind of like the gold bug analog unit that finds specks of gold. There by still relevant in today's Tech.
  18. Hello to all i have my eyes on a SD2200D are the eve coils compatible with the SD ,or it needs to be modified in Ballarat,i dont think anyone will modify them in the UK 🙂 Also the last one i saw going on th eBay of thieves went for 295 british pounds how much will you pay max??? Thanks for your input RR
  19. So today I decided to take my old SD2200D coupled to my 17x10 coiltek mini ufo coil up a local creek that I has been very heavily detected. I also took along my Fisher gold bug with its 5 inch coil. My plan was to walk right up this creek detecting with the SD on the way up and then the gold bug on the way down. We have not had any decent flooding for a looooong time so any exposed bedrock has seen multiple coils by now. My plan was to target deeper areas with the Sd and then try to find some missed crumbs with the gold bug. So long story short I got a 0.6g and a 1.2g piece. Both were on the edge of bedrock areas where deeper gravels start. Having not had the sd and it's selection of large coils that long I was surprised at the comparatively small pieces it was able to detect.(when compared to the massive coil). I ran out of time to use the gold bug much but I've used it a lot in this area before so wasn't expecting much. Thanks for looking!
  20. The Herald/Sun Sep 1995 If you can't read the scan Right Click the second image and Open in new window Reg this is the Scan that you wan't to see.
  21. The Minelab SD2200D was the first Minelab PI model I really used a lot. I tripped over this old photo from 2000 of me and my SD2200D taken by Jeff Reed. I am pointing at the location where I found a nice 8 pennyweight (20 pennyweight per ounce) nugget. This was high in the Wrangell Mountains of Alaska. Steve's points to where nugget was found
  22. Version 4901-0036 Version 1.2

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    Minelab GP 3000 Instruction Manual, 4.19 MB pdf file, 64 pages Minelab GP 3000 Data & Reviews Minelab Metal Detector Forum
  23. I recently picked up a used SD 2100 on craigslist for next to nothing. When I power it on, the audio clips then settles down to a stable threshold . It also clips on a strong signal response. Is this normal ? Thank's to all who reply
  24. What would the difference be on mineralized rocks and hot bedrock between these two detectors? Took out my 3k and had a hard time detecting due to these two factors. Hoping a new 7k would solve that issue. Thanks.
  25. I just bought on eBay this coil minelab "super goldsearch 18". I bought it as a project for the tdi. I showed it to a friend with many years in the hobby, he told me that he had seen it many years ago and that he remembers it for the "beautiful design". It looks like the lid of a garbage can. According to when it was manufactured, it was a very expensive coil, designeg for the SD, but it has no more information. Does anyone know anything about this coil?
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