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#51

BSellin
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06 January 2014 08:15 am

kleinman98 wrote:

Lets hope that all their owners do the right thing and pick up all the ring pulls, tentpegs, iron, aluminium cans and rusty bits of wire so the rest of us can get down to business and find something decent. smile

No Aldi here, or anywhere close to here, but I had the same thoughts, but then I thought, maybe my local sweeping spots will turn into the moon with holes everywhere too and the council gets the shits and gives everyone a kick in the arse.

I hope we don't have too many cowboys and cowgirls cutting up the place and making it bad for the rest of us.


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#52

Ozjono
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06 January 2014 09:44 am

BSellin wrote:
kleinman98 wrote:

Lets hope that all their owners do the right thing and pick up all the ring pulls, tentpegs, iron, aluminium cans and rusty bits of wire so the rest of us can get down to business and find something decent. smile

No Aldi here, or anywhere close to here, but I had the same thoughts, but then I thought, maybe my local sweeping spots will turn into the moon with holes everywhere too and the council gets the shits and gives everyone a kick in the arse. Kk

I hope we don't have too many cowboys and cowgirls cutting up the place and making it bad for the rest of us.

     

That's what I was thinking the parks around my area are already full of dead plug holes ,hope they use there brains and have some respect and dig properly

#53

Sarn
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06 January 2014 10:44 am

Just got one for my hubby to use smile

#54

silver
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06 January 2014 03:39 pm

Lets hope they get rid of all those bundy rum bottle tops too, they just get your heart rate up until you find you've done a deep and careful extraction of junk. it'd be all right if only it was still attached to a full bottle !


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

#55

Wally69
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06 January 2014 09:44 pm

Yep, couldn't go past one myself.

After a back yard run that confirmed old concrete and copper coins are made of silver and silver rings are made of iron........ I parked it in the corner as a "I'll try it later - detector"

Anyway with 10 minutes of daylight left tonight I decided to give it a crack at the playground next door. The kids usually give this place a hit with my detector once a month, so was not expecting much.

Now.... For a $100 detector I must say it did exceptionally well, it yielded a net return of $4.25 in 10 minutes, that is equivalent to a 4.25% return. Better than money in the bank for the whole year, especially considering if I had kept going the potential return, based on my proven performance, would have been 612% for the day or a bit shy of $950k for the year.

A couple of good points;

Targets in all metal mode are loud and clear

Edging the detector close to the foundations picked up a coin previously missed at 6" deep with a mine lab. The poorer sensitivity does have some use.

Lightness (flimsy) construction enabled a quick and effective swing rate, perfect for quickly going over previously cleaned ground super fast

Takes up little room and weight, could be packed alongside socks and underwear in my carry-on luggage on otherwise uneventful work trips

A couple of bad points;

The discrimination translation from Chinese to German to US to Aust is a complete balls-up and only wastes ink on an otherwise simple instruction manual......it should simply say " turn it on all-metal and go" the screen sticker should read "dig every target...you never know!!"

The discrimination.......... is a waste of time

The discrimination.......... Is a waste of time

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Conclusion: what a great coin shooting detector for leaving in the back of the car or taking on holiday. big_smile and if you give it a good crack you could potentially retire with the proceeds. cool

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#56

Shumba
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07 January 2014 11:51 am

Hi

I have a couple of MineLabs, and when I tested the ALDI MD that I also bought, it worked well, and what the MineLab found, the ALDI MD found, as long as it was not too deep. It is a great MD for that price. My grandson will love it! I agree that the DISC and NOTCH either don't work well or I need to practice with it.

The ALDI MD is great value especially for that price.... it is also very light!

#57

mbasko
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07 January 2014 03:46 pm

Edit: link to vid found on YouTube that may be useful to new owners of the Aldi detector

Last edited by mbasko (07 January 2014 11:36 pm)

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#58

Wally69
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07 January 2014 05:29 pm

Thanks mbasko - great video link lol

Did a bit of lounge room testing and now have my discrimination adding value.

Still getting some inconsistent readings on same targets, but think I am off my L's and on to my P's with this machine now.

Still some left at Belrose Aldi if anyone still on the hunt for one 8)

#59

gtol29
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07 January 2014 06:29 pm

Hi Mbasko  many thanks for your time in doing the video on this detector, sure seems like it will do the job well. cool

#60

kleinman98
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07 January 2014 06:36 pm

Its better than I thought it would be. Nice demo.


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#61

silver
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07 January 2014 07:45 pm

Maybe none hangin in the trees after all ! (excellent vid )


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

#62

Hillman75
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07 January 2014 09:06 pm

Thanks Mbasko very informative video

#63

Wally69
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07 January 2014 09:37 pm

ALDO strikes again..... Do you name your detector?

Went back to the park, hit the grass for 20 mins with the discriminator on, got a couple of ring pulls so notched the discriminator up a bit more.

Can anyone identify the coin on the right, have made a few rubbings to try and highlight the details

Thought I may have dug up a silver 1st LT bar as I had just found a dime but as it only has a single pin (broken off), it doesn't match the us ww2 era pin style on the internet. Maybe a cuff link ?..???

Not sure about the other one, looks a bit tarnished to be what I would like it to be. Dig tool scratch is the right colour but so is brass. sad

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#64

mbasko
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07 January 2014 11:24 pm

gtol29 wrote:

Hi Mbasko  many thanks for your time in doing the video on this detector, sure seems like it will do the job well. cool

I didn't make the video.  Found it looking at something else & thought it might be useful.  Put it up in a rush sorry - should have added some words at the time. Apologies to the maker of the video & all. ops

#65

silver
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08 January 2014 01:41 am

Hey Scotto I put some stuff in   GARRETT ACE 250 QUESTION    that you might find interesting, 6 months in it should be right down your alley !!!


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

#66

Redfin
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08 January 2014 11:44 am

Thought I would jump on the bandwagon.
Picked up a couple this morning
Aldi next to DFO at Moorabin Airport.
They still have over a dozen left.


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Current Det - Garrett ASD Groundhog. . Minelab GPX 5000. Minelab GPX 4500.

#67

TenOunce Tone
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08 January 2014 12:19 pm

Great video Mbasko, Thanks for the comparative testing, looking forward to getting mine in the mail!!

Cheers, Tone


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#68

axeman
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08 January 2014 12:51 pm

Some one on here said said they were similar to the jack lange version, I hope not because I've had a jack lange and so has a mate and they both have packed it in. Mine I only used a few times.
smile Mick


minelab eureka gold detector, cresswell concentrator, mackirk sluice, high banker, Mazda 4x4 bravo, and I ain't afraid to us it.

#69

Saltytom
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08 January 2014 01:00 pm

Aldi Belmont still had 3 yesterday if anyone still looking 8)

#70

Wally69
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08 January 2014 01:00 pm

Now I really need some advice.......

Nugget looks natural with ironstone inclusions, but may not be able to discount a fire produced alloy or a smelting off cast.

Definitely not your golden triangle yellow as I am about 1,000kms from where all the fun is. Local geology is broken down ironstone, sandstone but have come across a bit of rough edged quartz, I had assumed, up to now, it had been imported at some stage. Area was farmland pre 1950's but original land was purchased with gold sovereigns by someone lucky enough to have toiled in the golden triangle before it was known by that name.

Looks like it has an extremely high copper content. Allbrite brings the copper oxide reaction to the surface but it shone bright yellow within the first couple of seconds of emersion. Scratch results in bright yellow and buffing brings up a 18k gold colour. It has good weight about it but I don't have an appropriately sized reference sample to compare against.

Looking for some thoughts on this one.

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#71

Wally69
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08 January 2014 03:24 pm

can't leave this one alone

Gave it a quick bath in hydrochloric acid, embedded stone looks more granite-like.

Still has copper dusting surface straight from bath

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But with a quick finger rub, it comes off

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Other side - might have to call it the "moby-dick nugget"

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Anyone come across a similar specimen .?????

#72

scotto
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08 January 2014 05:34 pm

Hay Cheers Silvia thanks for that gr8 info  big_smile


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#73

Dozer
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09 January 2014 12:01 pm

Got mine today. I will give it a go over the weekend.

#74

Gaje
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13 January 2014 08:35 am

Hi Guys

just for those still looking for the MD from aldi... Bankstown had 9 when i went in last night,,,, but only 8 when i left,,,lol
so a few still available there

a noob for all this so love reading through the topics

#75

BSellin
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13 January 2014 09:05 am

Went to Bundy for a 3 day holiday - saw none in Aldi there.


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