Minelab SD2000 Gold Prospecting Metal Detector Ex Rental Sale

Submitted: Monday, Jun 23, 2008 at 17:37


Hi All,
Dont know if this is a good or bad price but had this sent to me at work. Minelab ex rental
Hope it can help someone.
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Reply By: Matt(WA) Monday, Jun 23, 2008 at 17:39

Forgot to add
Minelab SD2000 Gold Prospecting Metal Detector
From $ 800
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had a look at the site, can't find where they are for sale, because I will buy one at that price.

If you can help please do


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Reply By: Member - Dennis P (Scotland) Tuesday, Jun 24, 2008 at 02:42

Hi Matt,
If you can grab one for $800 then go for it, that is a good price.
I have seen earlier models go for more than that.
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Reply By: Mike Harding Tuesday, Jun 24, 2008 at 05:52

The SD2000 is an old model now although if a couple of mods are performed on its electronics some say it's better than the latest GP4500 and I would not be surprised if they are correct.

It is a PI detector and is perfectly capable of finding gold despite being 10 years old. $800 is a very fair price. I suggest you don't wait too long, especially since you've posted it here!

Mike Harding
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G'day Mike
Just curious to know what mods your talking about and cost.
I know very little about detectors but I think the 4500 are around $6000.
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Hi Gary

The mods to the SD2000 are quite technical in nature but, essentially, are concerned with achieving rapid damping of ringing in the coil in order to allow the receive circuits to be turned on sooner. I didn't do the designs for them so don't know the details. To my knowledge there are two people in Oz (the world?) who will do them and I _think_ the cost is around A$700.

Mike Harding
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Gary hope this works y-tube
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no No. 2
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Thanks Mike and Richard for your replies.
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Follow Up By: Member - Pedro the One (QLD)

To all :
That price of $800 is really good .... I have an SD2000, paid $1300 for it a little while ago, subsequently had the two mods. done by a bloke in Vic .... cost was only $200 though.

Possibly only got a good price 'cause the Bro arranged it, after getting his 2000 done. So now us three bro's all have SD2000's, modified ..... the other two bro's are doing EXTREMELY well with theirs .... I can now manage to find my Troopy with mine !!

But, just to whet yer appetites, this is what one bro found, in one week !!Image Could Not Be Found

For the record, my sole contribution is trhe little piece above the coin !!! He found all that in the first week, on his first trip, using a 10 year old, old technology SD2000 !!!

For me, that's the stuff of dreams .........

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Reply By: Matt(WA) Tuesday, Jun 24, 2008 at 13:15

I am not after it guys, Just thought it might be able to help someone out who was chasing one. Not much of a gold nut!!
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW)

Really!! I love gold.... its about $920 an ounce... what s not to like about it LOL!!! Michael
Patrol 4.2TDi 2003 395,000 Ks on the clock and still going slow!

There's time to rest when you're dead, Get out and do something instead!
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