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As per above ... 5000 is more designed for prospecting for native gold and ideal for this ..

but if lookin for relics / treasure etc . would also suit and using the correct configuration using the DD coil as can only discriminate with the DD coil

Maybe also have another VLF treasure type in your arsenal .. even the vanquish series or equinox

cheers hope this helps

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The 5000 is a powerful detector and if you learn it’s language the subtitle differences in the way the audio report changes over a target you may be able to tell with some success what it is saying this is iron trash, or that is an aluminum can but not 100% accurately hunting gold is difficult it sounds like a lot of things depending on a long list of variables all non Ferris metals can and do at time sound like a gold nugget, sometimes iron too. trash in an area tells you the targets are not all gone and some may be what you are looking for and trash can overwhelm you too at times. Early gold miners lived where they prospected the packed stuff in, they did not pack most of it out and you are confronted with all of it it driver experienced operators nuts digging trash after trash many days in a row. The great strength of the 5000 is it can ignore many of the minerals in the soil (PI detectors in general)and gold lives in areas of high mineralization but unless you have listened to it for years you will not have the benefit of speaking its language. The 5000 is very tunable to conditions but the learning curve is very steep you don’t learn a new language in a day(s) same with the 5000 and as mentioned it has many coils to choose from that’s another thing to learn what coil is best for the conditions, but a skilled operator can make it sing. Now the 5000 has been around for some time and in the hands of skilled operators you as a new user are going to follow in those same footsteps but for a while not understanding it’s language at a big disadvantage, the new detectors bring new tools and have very small differences, they are easier to operate… are more powerful, 40% more powerful the 7000 claims, the 6000 better at tiny gold, the axiom more stable and some iron discriminations good at small gold too the 6000 and axiom are easier to swing, they are less complicated to operate. My first gold detector was the 7000 it’s easier to use than the 5000 but it’s and overweight corn fed beauty. These things are why experienced detector operators  buy new technology for thousands of $$$ looking for the missed gold. Starting out with the gpz 7000 it took me 6 months to find my first nugget it can be discouraging. PI detectors are dig it all machines as much as you can. Jewelry, coins and relics have fewer variables  coins are consistent in shape and composition and they have discrimination you can cherry pick but have difficulty  where gold lived and why most everyone has both.  But you are very lucky, here our host one of the most knowledgeable in the world at this we do here who has compiled the most comprehensive resource on every detector you can think of, read and understand his words and that will bring you the 100% you seek and much joy as you take your journey.

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I would like to know how long you have been using a detector or is this your first detector.

Should it be your first detector please get the Equinox 900 and learn it first. All detectors will have a learning curve that you must learn and get good at if you really want to find what you are looking for.

Withe the 900 you can use the factory settings straight out of the box and find almost anything you want.

However you must learn the different tones for the different types of metal/items that you are looking for.

If this is your first detector don't break the bank in case you don't like the results of the finds.

Good luck on your decision.

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The 5000 can find coins jewelry and relics at great depth. That is why they are used on the east coast of the US. They are not as good at discriminating between targets, so if there is a lot of trash you will dig a lot of it. It really shines in ignoring high mineralization in the ground, which is critical for gold nuggets. I would reflect on what you really want to spend most of your time doing, and if this is your first detector have realistic expectations - many spend a long time finding their first gold as before they are successful they have to learn where the gold is going to be. If the place is hunted out, or there were no big nuggets to start with, detector choice is not going to matter much. Location matters.

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