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#126

Jazz
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16 August 2019 12:13 pm

@Tathradj - Would be cool to do some sort of group outing one day though. I am a Tura Beach lad. The Wife and I are more than happy to do a few K's though.

#127

Glumbug
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21 August 2019 10:36 am

Thanks maccatuna. Brilliant advice on the GM

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#128

Jazz
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22 August 2019 07:33 pm

My cheeky Wife got me one of these and it arrived today, unbeknownst to me.

Looks like I have joined the GM1000 club.

No idea how to use it though, my first detector ever. So the learning begins.

Took it for a quick run on the beach near the dunes. Only had ten minutes of light.

Managed to find half a dozen bottle tops, some fishing swivels, a hook, and a tiny splinter of metal.

Least I know it works tongue

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#129

webstertwin
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25 August 2019 09:43 pm

G'day all, how do these go on coin shooting , relics ect ? any info ? as i would use it for coins ect 65% and gold 35%.
cheers


Previous: AT gold - Ctx 3030 XP Deus
Present. : Nox 800 , goldrat sluice & dream mat ,

#130

Ded Driver
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From: West of the Border, WA
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25 August 2019 11:14 pm

guys, the GM1000 was primarily designed as a VLF fine gold detector. yes, it can find coins & relics in the right circumstances, but it will also find an annoying amount of trash ... it has a special affinity for aluminium.
Jazz, if beach detecting is your thing, there a far better detectors for using on the beach, at similar or less cost.
Webstertwin, if you are after coins & stuff 65% of the time, & only 35% on gold, again, there are far better dedicated machines for the money. eg, an Equinox 800
The GM1000 is a great little machine when used for its design purpose, in the right ground, but it isn't ideal as a coin/jewellery&relic hunter. For a ~$1000 budget there are several good machines for this purpose.
hope this helps in your decisions
DED


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#131

Jazz
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26 August 2019 11:10 am

Ded Driver wrote:

Jazz, if beach detecting is your thing, there a far better detectors for using on the beach, at similar or less cost.

Too late. Already got one. tongue

Nah, it will be used predominantly for gold hunting. Initially planning to go to the Moruya and Mogo areas. Interested to see how it goes at Yambulla too, but really don't know much about Yambulla and whether there is anything significant to look for down there.

I did read that they don't like salt water, which I am finding is very true. Took it down the beach for a test during the week. Worked very well in the dry sand and yes, it certainly loves little specks of aluminium foil.

Went out to Pambula goldfields twice now, found lots of nails, iron, and a horseshoe. But from what I understand Pambula is all reef gold, so I wouldn't expect to find anything there anyway. If my understanding of the area is correct?

But overall I have recovered around two dozen 'things' and no false tones from the GM 1000. Everything I have dug up so far had a reason for firing off the detector. So I am pretty happy with that anyway. Just gotta find an area that actually has some gold and see how I fare then.

And yes, I do know that it can take many many trips before I find something of value, so I am under no allusions that I am going to strike it rich on my first outing. It's more the fun of actually getting out there and seeing our awesome area. Anything else is a bonus. cool

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#132

Jarrod84
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15 October 2019 06:45 am

I keep reading contradicting views which is annoying for such a simple machine.
Many say that auto mode has something to do with ground balance.
It does not, the auto modes automatically adjusts the level of sensitivity to the ground feed back. The first auto setting is for automatic quiet operation, auto plus adds a bit more sensitivity and allows more noise.
There is no semi auto.

The auto sensitivity is there so if you run over some quiet ground it automatically turn the sensitivity up for you and then back down when you hit noisy ground to keep the feedback at the same level.
It is an auto ground balence machine, it is ground balancing from the moment you turn it on until the moment you turn it off regardless of your settings.
Manual only applies to sensitivity and not ground balance.

The reason it isnt as sensitive in auto as man is because they didnt expect people to run them so hot and the auto dumbs down the sensitivity lower than most people run in manual.

If you swing over hot ground in auto and the machine smooths itself out it hasn't ground balanced the noise out, it has turned the sensitivity down.

Hope this helps some of the confusion.

Last edited by Jarrod84 (15 October 2019 06:48 am)

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#133

Anniegee
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27 November 2019 11:33 am

Great information and good to see your video! Thanks for posting that, and to everyone else who has added their bit, as it reassures me my "Monster" is working well...I've heard that "gold" noise every time I dig up a beer can lol


I am willing to be pleasantly surprised!

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#134

Ded Driver
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27 November 2019 02:05 pm

a GPX turns gold into iron & lead, .... but the little Monster turns it into aluminium, consistently cry playful
sometimes its a good thing that the GM doesnt go real deep wink

Last edited by Ded Driver (27 November 2019 02:06 pm)


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#135

Gelignite
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20 December 2019 10:06 pm

Great Tip Maccatuna.
I'll be more than happy to post back on this. I would like to know whick Coil do you find works best. The small round or the Oval.
Cheers perfect

#136

LORD
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21 December 2019 12:02 pm

https://youtu.be/4ZJJZkkkQxc
Full manual 10
Full volume
All metal
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GPZ 7000, SP01, Nox 800, GM 1000, Deteknix pin pointer, little ripper pick

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#137

Derka
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08 March 2020 07:32 pm

Found this 2 grammer this week with the Monster.

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#138

Friar
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29 April 2020 08:34 pm

Thank you Maccatuna for the video. Informative, educational and direct to the point. thumbsup

#139

Pete E
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04 May 2020 10:02 pm

Given similar size coils, does anybody know how the Nox 800 running in gold modes compares to the GM 1000?

Last edited by Pete E (04 May 2020 10:03 pm)

#140

dirtdiggin
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04 May 2020 10:16 pm

Pete E wrote:

Given similar size coils, does anybody know how the Nox 800 running in gold modes compares to the GM 1000?

Hi Pete
I’ve got both and have done tests against each other and I personally believe the Monster Just has the edge over the Nox 800 with the 6 inch coil on it, I was surprised how close they were though I thought the Nox had the Monster on depth though.
Hope that helps.

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#141

Pete E
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04 May 2020 11:43 pm

dirtdiggin wrote:
Pete E wrote:

Given similar size coils, does anybody know how the Nox 800 running in gold modes compares to the GM 1000?

Hi Pete
I’ve got both and have done tests against each other and I personally believe the Monster Just has the edge over the Nox 800 with the 6 inch coil on it, I was surprised how close they were though I thought the Nox had the Monster on depth though.
Hope that helps.

That's very interesting..I don't think there is any gold prospecting with metal detectors done over here, so I have always wondered about the more specialist detectors you guys use...

#142

Ded Driver
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05 May 2020 12:01 pm

the GM1000 is intended to be a dedicated VLF gold detector.
I have tried using it for coins & relics, & it can do, but other machines do it better


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#143

PeterInSa
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05 May 2020 06:01 pm

Pete E, Re Nox 800 and GM Comparison you may not have seen this vid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITSYb4Tts_8

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#144

maccatuna
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01 June 2020 09:13 pm

Hey guys it's been a while...glad to see this has helped some in understanding the monster..I havent used the monster for white some time ...but got a chance to head out to the patch for a short hunt in some washouts...heres the results from 3 hrs of work 4.21g 1591006375_img_20200531_111010_979.jpg

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#145

Pete E
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02 June 2020 12:14 am

maccatuna wrote:

Hey guys it's been a while...glad to see this has helped some in understanding the monster..I havent used the monster for white some time ...but got a chance to head out to the patch for a short hunt in some washouts...heres the results from 3 hrs of work 4.21g https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 10_979.jpg

Very nice results indeed!

#146

MissyM
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02 June 2020 08:07 am

Well done, persistence paid off! Bravo thumbsup

#147

kabkesnow
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02 June 2020 02:24 pm

Thats awesome, this post convinced me to get the monster and ended up finding a small nugget with it on my first day out using the settings you posted. thanks for the helpful info! 1591068249_gold_find_1.jpg


Gold Monster 1000, X-terra 705

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#148

maccatuna
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02 June 2020 06:14 pm

That's the first of many...well done

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#149

maccatuna
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05 June 2020 04:20 pm

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Snuck out this morning for another run with the monster ...3.19g...from 2-3 square meters...

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#150

kabkesnow
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05 June 2020 04:22 pm

You are killing it with the monster! haha


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