Minelab Gold Detectors

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

Doin It

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.
Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Sunday, Jul 13, 2008 at 22:53

Sunday, Jul 13, 2008 at 22:53
Have you had a peek here ?
Site Link
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Follow Up By: Doin It - Sunday, Jul 13, 2008 at 23:11

Sunday, Jul 13, 2008 at 23:11
Not yet but I will. Thanks
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Reply By: Member - extfilm (NSW) - Sunday, Jul 13, 2008 at 23:28

Sunday, Jul 13, 2008 at 23:28
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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Follow Up By: Doin It - Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 09:59

Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 09:59
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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Reply By: Member - Au-2 - Sunday, Jul 13, 2008 at 23:41

Sunday, Jul 13, 2008 at 23:41
You could try this site, there are forums on every detector available.




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




Sheila
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Reply By: DIO - Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 09:54

Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 09:54
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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Follow Up By: Doin It - Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 10:17

Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 10:17
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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Reply By: Member - Brian (WA) - Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 10:26

Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 10:26
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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Follow Up By: Member - Brian (WA) - Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 10:30

Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 10:30
forgot to say, look at Coils. remember low and slow
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Follow Up By: Doin It - Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 13:01

Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 13:01
Thanks for that Brian.
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Reply By: bushdaisy - Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 15:00

Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 15:00
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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Follow Up By: Doin It - Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 23:10

Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 23:10
mmm more info please.
Thanks
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Follow Up By: bushdaisy - Tuesday, Jul 15, 2008 at 14:46

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2008 at 14:46
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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Follow Up By: Doin It - Tuesday, Jul 15, 2008 at 16:06

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2008 at 16:06
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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Follow Up By: Doin It - Saturday, Jul 26, 2008 at 22:48

Saturday, Jul 26, 2008 at 22:48
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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Reply By: Member - Ann D (WA) - Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 15:09

Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 15:09
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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Follow Up By: Doin It - Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 23:07

Monday, Jul 14, 2008 at 23:07
Thanks Ann. I have already spoken to them, probably the most helful so far.
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