Gold Detector Question

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 11:44
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Hi All,

Just wondering if any one has used a Bounty Metal Detector, eg, Tracker IV, and Quick DrawII.
Are they any good for the price, $325 & $425.
Any Info would be appreciated.

Hope everyone has a safe and Happy easter.

PS; We leave on Tuesday..............................................................Wooooohooooooooooooo!!!!!!
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Reply By: ianmc - Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 12:24

Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 12:24
The best detectors are selling at over $5000 each so I suspect the gold would have to jump out at U with these cheapies.
Anyway best way to find out is go to Finders Forum. Its an aussie forum & U shall get answers there.
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 15:38

Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 15:38
I bought and tried a cheapy, $520 odd dollars... We have 20acres in the gold belt north of Ballarat. Didn't find anything, not even a bottle cap. Bumped into a bloke nearby with a Mine Lab unit approx$6500, he found gold on my block, albeit only very small amounts... All of it less than 150mm underground and all of it in places I'd already searched... I sold my unit then sulked because I didn't have the $$$ for the Mine Lab.
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Reply By: Big Woody - Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 23:02

Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 23:02
Better off with a 10 year old Minelab than a new cheapie. We have 9000 acres in Gold Country and 4 metal detectors. Never found a thing until we got a 2nd hand Minelab for about $1000. Found plenty since.

Have a great trip mate.

Brett
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian (WA) - Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 23:34

Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 23:34
They might be ok on the beach looking for $2 coins but I dont think
you would find much gold with them. If you can get as others have said
get a Minelab and you will find gold in the right areas.
brian
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Reply By: glenno(bris) - Friday, Mar 25, 2005 at 00:02

Friday, Mar 25, 2005 at 00:02
IMHO you would be lucky to find a one cent piece at three inches with a bounty hunter(tracker etc) .
check this out http://www.treasureenterprises.com/
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Reply By: Member - Craig M (NSW) - Friday, Mar 25, 2005 at 10:07

Friday, Mar 25, 2005 at 10:07
Hi,
Thanks for the info everyone.

I wish i had $6000 to buy a new minelab but afraid not.
The enterprise site is where i came across the Bounty Detectors, there is also a for sale add and someone is selling a 2nd hand minelab Explorer for $800, the new version costs about $1800. So that might be worth looking into.

Thanks again.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Mar 25, 2005 at 10:29

Friday, Mar 25, 2005 at 10:29
That $800 job is designed for coin and treasure detecting not gold.
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Follow Up By: Member - Craig M (NSW) - Friday, Mar 25, 2005 at 11:02

Friday, Mar 25, 2005 at 11:02
Thanks Maddog,
That would be right.
Its not u that is selling them is it?

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Mar 25, 2005 at 14:45

Friday, Mar 25, 2005 at 14:45
No not me Craig. I just hang around a few detecting sites dreaming about lasseters reef.
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Reply By: japmel - Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 21:21

Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 21:21
Craig M

Hi there,
The bad news is a bounty hunter isn't going to find much if any gold these days as there have been much better detectors around for a number of years now.

The latest gold detector from Minelab is the GP3500 valued at rrp $5800.00
but you can get them for around $5400.00

Haveing said that though you should be able to get a Minelab SD2000 for around $1000.00 or cheaper.

I would advise that you get a Minelab detector in the SD or GP range anything else is useless for finding gold in Australia.

I have been detecting for a number of years and currently have a Minelab GP3000
so if you have anymore questions please ask.

Regards
japmel
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Follow Up By: goldfinder - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 17:42

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 17:42
Good advice japmel. I just returned from a trip to Vic and the gold stuff is definately getting harder to find. I always find gold but the amount varies greatly. To stay on the cheaper side get an SD2000 and have it Modified at one of the gold prospecting stores. This allows it to find the smallest bit of gold that it would normally not have a chance of hearing. I use a GP Extreme and am waiting for some reports on the GP 3500 before possibly upgrading as I will be heading of to WA later in the year.
Spoke to a bloke at Tanagulla using a modified SD2000 and he had quite a bit of smaller gold to show.
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