Minelab Gold Detectors

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 13, 2008 at 22:23

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Hi,
Having recently moved to the goldfields in WA, I would like to get a detector. But where to begin!! I have been to 3 shops so far and they have all told me something different. I would purchase second hand to start. I was thinking of the GP3000 or GP3500. Any advice would be appreciated.
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AnswerID: 315183   Submitted: Sunday, Jul 13, 2008 at 22:53

Member - Footloose replied:

Have you had a peek here ?
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FollowupID: 581339   Submitted: Sunday, Jul 13, 2008 at 23:11

Doin It posted:

Not yet but I will. Thanks
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AnswerID: 315186   Submitted: Sunday, Jul 13, 2008 at 23:28

Member - extfilm (NSW) replied:

I am about to buy a 4500 before next season and have been fortuanate to have been able to use a few over the years.
If you are new to detecting, both these are rather difficult to use.
I would suggest an extreme. I found gold with one last year.
It is easy to use and is cheaper than both those.
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FollowupID: 581362   Submitted: Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 09:59

Doin It posted:

I had wondered about the extreme's. most people that I have spoken to either use the 2100, 3000 or 4000. There seems to always be 2nd hand extremes for sale over here. So I wondered if they weren't quite suited to the ground here. I know 2 people with the 4500 and are really happy with them (although they have been recalled). Both have found gold already and they have had them in use for less than a month, and they have worked ground that they have worked previously. So good luck when you get yours.
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AnswerID: 315188   Submitted: Sunday, Jul 13, 2008 at 23:41

Member - Au-2 replied:

You could try this site, there are forums on every detector available.




http://www.findmall.com/index.php




Sheila
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AnswerID: 315211   Submitted: Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 09:54

DIO replied:

The detector is one thing but you do need to research, research, research. You have to know where to go, if and what permission may be required, etc. The MSN site link you were provided with is a good place to read what others are doing, thinking, finding etc and how. Spend some time doing some homework before you outlay thousands of dollars on something you might not find easy to use and satisfactory for your expectations. Good luck.
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FollowupID: 581366   Submitted: Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 10:17

Doin It posted:

I totally agree, hence me joining this forum to get other opinions. I suppose I am lucky as I live on a large station and have the bosses permission so I have a big back yard to explore and learn on. I know there is gold here as 2 workers here detect on the property.
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AnswerID: 315219   Submitted: Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 10:26

Member - Brian (WA) replied:

Hi If you can afford it, I would go 4500. If not GP extreme.
We had two GP's . I feel the GP is as good as the 3000,3500.
We will still keep one as a backup and move up with the next
one out. You still have to Walk over it to find it
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FollowupID: 581369   Submitted: Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 10:30

Member - Brian (WA) posted:

forgot to say, look at Coils. remember low and slow
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FollowupID: 581387   Submitted: Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 13:01

Doin It posted:

Thanks for that Brian.
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AnswerID: 315257   Submitted: Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 15:00

bushdaisy replied:

HELLO, I HAVE A MINELAB GP 3000 FOR SALE, ' SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES LET ME DO THIS ' LOTS OF EXTRAS ARE INCLUDED,
cheers bushdaisy
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FollowupID: 581499   Submitted: Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 23:10

Doin It posted:

mmm more info please.
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FollowupID: 581544   Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 15, 2008 at 14:46

bushdaisy posted:

it's a minelab 3000GP, incl.all origin accessories+ 1 koss headphone,
caps, bags, 3- 12V batteries, harness,pick,1 spider DD-19" oval coil,
users manuel, extra bungy cord+power cable, 2 intermediate shafts,
$ 3000
5 DD+ mono coils different sizes, together $ 500
thats it, no more to say
my partner past away so i'm not going by my self detecting .
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FollowupID: 581565   Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 15, 2008 at 16:06

Doin It posted:

Hi Bushdaisy,
Sorry to hear that. I will let my other half know the details and get back to you.
Thanks Doin It
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FollowupID: 583745   Submitted: Saturday, Jul 26, 2008 at 22:48

Doin It posted:

Hi bushdaisy,
sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you - just the usual everything happens at once. I will pass on the offer of the detector, thankyou.
Once again sorry i didn't get back to you sooner
Cheers
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AnswerID: 315263   Submitted: Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 15:09

Member - Ann D (WA) replied:

Talk to the guys at Reeds in Guildford Perth sorry dont have number for them,

Friend are always talking about this company.

Ann
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FollowupID: 581497   Submitted: Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 23:07

Doin It posted:

Thanks Ann. I have already spoken to them, probably the most helful so far.
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