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Thommo
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Joined: 15 April 2015
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15 April 2015 08:29 pm

Has anybody got any information on a old"would say late 70's" metal detector? It's a Fortune finder 8000, old black box, toggle switch on handle(auto,man&reset),3 switch (on/off, batt check, disc& ground cancel), 5 knobs (vol, depth, tune, disc, ground cancel) and a white back ground intensity meter. It also has a 10inch coil with blue sticker same as Whites 5000/D but says Fortunefinder made by Linear Electronics Australia, any other info on this would be much appreciated.

#2

Goldpick
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From: Mount Gambier
Joined: 07 November 2013
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15 April 2015 09:12 pm

Very hard to find any reference to the mentioned detector other than a comparison in a copy of the Doug Stone/Bob Sargent/Sharman Stone book "Metal Detecting for Gold & Relics in Australia" from 1980. Maybe someone might still have a copy of this book?


Prospecting gear: Used - Whites GM3, GM2, GMT, ML XT17000, ML X-Terra 305, Garrett Gold Stinger, Tesoro Vaquero, Nokta RS pinpointer, Minelab Explorer SE Pro/Etrac, Ace 250
Current - XP Deus, Equinox 600, Makro Racer 2, Fisher F75, Tesoro Tejon, Teknetics G2, Whites SPP, Garrett Infinium, XP MI-6, Whites Bullseye TRX, Deteknix X-pointer, Garrett AT Pointer

#3

grubstake
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From: Perth, WA
Joined: 20 October 2014
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15 April 2015 09:16 pm

There's a review in the old book, "METAL DETECTING FOR GOLD & RELICS IN AUSTRALIA". S/C ( Douglas Stone, Bob Sargent & Sharman Stone) Reprint 1980. 175pp. This book is the complete guide to metal detecting in Australia. It teaches you the techniques necessary for finding gold, coins and relics on the goldfields. it shows you exactly where to go and what to do with your finds. The 40 maps provides details to the Australian goldfields together with historical information on the gold nugget producing areas. This book also details the actual operation of the following models of metal detectors: C-Scope VLF/TR 2000-d; Compass Coin Magnum; Fisher 552-D VLF; FortuneFinder 8000; Garrett ADS Deepseeker; Bounty Hunter Red baron RB7 VLF SPD; White's Coinmaster 6000/D.

The book is available here: http://www.treasureenterprises.com/book … ecting.htm
Said to be in excellent condition, $40.00.

Are you in Perth? From memory, Prospectors Patch in Midland has one on the wall.


Where it is, there it is.

#4

Thommo
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Joined: 15 April 2015
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16 April 2015 09:30 am

Thanks guys, might have to buy that book, that's all I could find on it also


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