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#51

clint3
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28 May 2019 01:43 pm

Is beaufort in the gt?

#52

Dignit
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28 May 2019 07:53 pm

Ben Digo wrote:
Dignit wrote:

Who is using the Gold Monster in the Vic GT?

I have one but no luck at all with it. On the other hand my 4500 is very effective smile

Ben Dingo
What settings do you run, and how do you find it on highly mineralised ground?
I’m considering one for my wife as a starter detector. She’s used my 4500 effectively. Plenty of targets but no gold. Can’t afford another 4500 or SDC, but also don’t want to waste $990 on the Monster should it not handle the mineralised Vic GT.
Cheers


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#53

Dignit
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28 May 2019 07:54 pm

clint3 wrote:

Is beaufort in the gt?

Not 100% sure, but it’s close enough for me to count it.


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#54

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28 May 2019 08:19 pm

It handles the ground here ok ive found plenty of gold with it

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#55

Dignit
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28 May 2019 08:24 pm

clint3 wrote:

It handles the ground here ok ive found plenty of gold with it

Thanks clint3. Congrats on the 5.2 grammar you found with it. Do you run it like Maccatuna suggests, or other?
What settings do you find work best in Beaufort?
I was up there with my wife a couple of weeks ago and found plenty of loud hot rocks with the 4500 and 12” Evo. No gold, but only did a couple of hours.
Cheers

Last edited by Dignit (28 May 2019 08:25 pm)


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#56

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28 May 2019 08:39 pm

I run it full manual and all metal and only the small coil.

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#57

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28 May 2019 08:53 pm

Hi dignit.....
Ground mineralization changes from meter to meter....its hard to pinpoint settings to suit certain locations....even temperatures and moisture content of the ground can result in different settings u use....
Listen and learn your machine to determine settings for the conditions you are faced with...
Also...depth, gold type and size will determine settings

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#58

clint3
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28 May 2019 08:56 pm

Ive found that wearing the headphones makes the weak signals stand out

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#59

Derka
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29 May 2019 10:56 am

Do any of you guys rake an area before swinging the GM? Just wondering how much a layer of leaves impacts the GM’s abilities.

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29 May 2019 11:02 am

You need to keep the coil as close to the ground as possible. Simples'


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#61

Dignit
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29 May 2019 09:44 pm

maccatuna wrote:

Hi dignit.....
Ground mineralization changes from meter to meter....its hard to pinpoint settings to suit certain locations....even temperatures and moisture content of the ground can result in different settings u use....
Listen and learn your machine to determine settings for the conditions you are faced with...
Also...depth, gold type and size will determine settings

Agreed maccatuna
I got the impression you run yours the same way every time in FNQ, manual 10 deep/all metal


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#62

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29 May 2019 10:33 pm

Derka wrote:

Do any of you guys rake an area before swinging the GM? Just wondering how much a layer of leaves impacts the GM’s abilities.

How long have you had the Monster for Derka?.
If you like mate send me a message and I’ll help you out as much as I can with it.

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30 May 2019 10:06 am

Jaros wrote:

You need to keep the coil as close to the ground as possible. Simples'

Yep. I do. But when it bumps and gives off signals because of that it gets a little frustrating.

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30 May 2019 10:07 am

dirtdiggin wrote:
Derka wrote:

Do any of you guys rake an area before swinging the GM? Just wondering how much a layer of leaves impacts the GM’s abilities.

How long have you had the Monster for Derka?.
If you like mate send me a message and I’ll help you out as much as I can with it.

Thanks mate. Maccatuna’s offered a few tips which have worked well. Ive found 3 pieces in manual and one in auto. I do find manual very distracting over the hot ground I cover.

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30 May 2019 08:05 pm

remember to ground balance the Monster often, & moving around a bit while doing it to average the ground. Especially important if you stand still for a couple of minutes.


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30 May 2019 08:27 pm

Run some tests with targets .... deep, shallow, big and small.in any type of ground even under water... take your time on each target and listen ...with and without ground balancing and let me know what you find out...I never ground balance this machine .....

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maccatuna
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30 May 2019 08:30 pm

Run some tests with targets .... deep, shallow, big and small.in any type of ground even under water... take your time on each target and listen ...with and without ground balancing and let me know what you find out...I never ground balance this machine .....

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30 May 2019 09:01 pm

maccatuna wrote:

Run some tests with targets .... deep, shallow, big and small.in any type of ground even under water... take your time on each target and listen ...with and without ground balancing and let me know what you find out...I never ground balance this machine .....

Never ground balance ops it would drive me insane I'm thinking. Are you using speakers (if so 1 or 2) or headphones again if so what brand hmm

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30 May 2019 09:03 pm

When you say never ground balance do you just mean you run sensitivity on 10 max, not the auto 1 or 2.
Does the machine still balance itself as you swing it and use it even on max 10?


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#70

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30 May 2019 09:28 pm

That’s right I NEVER ground balance THIS machine and I run it manual 10 all of the time...all types of ground both coils Monday to Friday...
Low and slow....(like any machine)
Methodically
All directions...
No speakers ...
Lord....yes you are getting very warm

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#71

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30 May 2019 11:01 pm

Maccatuna
What general region do you detect? From your newbie post you’re in Qld. What general area of Qld? I’m just curious from a level of mineralization perspective.
I’ve only ever detected around Clermont and Forsayth and found it a lot less mineralised than the Vic GT, and just wondering whether you don’t need to ground balance and run in manual 10 all metal because the ground isn’t as severe as us southerners.
Cheers


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#72

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31 May 2019 09:36 am

Northern Territory

#73

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31 May 2019 11:43 am

Derka wrote:
Jaros wrote:

You need to keep the coil as close to the ground as possible. Simples'

Yep. I do. But when it bumps and gives off signals because of that it gets a little frustrating.

If giving off signal whenever it hits the ground or something I would be questioning if the coil is faulty. I have never used or even seen a monster, but with other machines and coils that is sometimes the case.

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Ded Driver
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31 May 2019 02:03 pm

Maccatuna, just out of curiosity, why don't you G/Balance the Monster?
Is it because you find your location doesn't require it? Or you dont think the machine needs it? Or do you find it detrimental in some way?


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#75

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31 May 2019 07:22 pm

Where I detect would require me to stop and traditionally ground balance every meter...as my old Vlf machine required....this was time consuming and annoying...with this vlf I find it’s not needed ...yes I can hear clearly when the machine is telling me there is a change in the grounds consistency...
Try this next time I find u feel the need to ground balance your machine....continue to swing as you were but stay swinging in the same spot as you heard the balance change...give it a couple of seconds and listen to the change in tone as your machine adjusts to the change in ground conditions.....then continue on..
As I said in the very first post here....listen and learn your machine.....

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