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#151

grubstake
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From: Perth, WA
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19 June 2017 07:32 pm

Gold Diver wrote:

Here is another video I did last year, forward to 1.40min if you haven't got time to watch the entire video.......I got a new way to film?
https://youtu.be/gue_i871OW0

GD

Looks like Santa brought somebody a drone for Xmas. lol

I really like the style of your video work. The backing tracks are excellent and the filming gives a great sense of the country in outback WA. They're actually more like music videos than the usual prospecting ones showing a sweaty bloke grunting and swearing as he labours over digging a dusty hole for 5-10 minutes, usually kicking over the camera at the halfway point and with a soundtrack of passing blowflies. I've been there and done that myself and it's got limited entertainment value, as far as I'm concerned. Well done!


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#152

davent
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19 June 2017 08:41 pm

Been reading a few of these posts that seem to dis the GM due to it being a VLF.
If only a company could make a VLF that punches deep in hot ground, or a PI/VLF hybrid, then you would really open up the goldfields.
Imagine a PI that could discriminate?........

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#153

grubstake
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19 June 2017 09:08 pm

davent wrote:

Been reading a few of these posts that seem to dis the GM due to it being a VLF.

I think that people who haven't tried it as it was intended to be used (ie. fully auto sensitivity and ground balance), are missing the whole point of the Gold Monster. To my knowledge, this is the first VLF gold detector to incorporate Digital Signal Processing (DSP), the effect of which is apparently to minimise ground noise but to identify and go off big-time on even the tiniest of targets amongst that noise.

Silent operation goes very much against the grain for experienced electronic prospectors, but Minelab's use of DSP makes this a whole new ball game. Unfortunately, preconceptions based on previous generation VLF gold detectors, are hindering otherwise knowledgeable people recognising what the Gold Monster is all about: effectiveness combined with ease of use, at an affordable price.

davent wrote:

If only a company could make a VLF that punches deep in hot ground, or a PI/VLF hybrid, then you would really open up the goldfields.

Minelab already did that - it's called the GPZ!


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#154

PhaseTech
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19 June 2017 10:22 pm

The old gt16000 handled red dirt very well but at 6.something kHz it was not very sens on small gold


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#155

Ridge Runner
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19 June 2017 10:33 pm

PhaseTech wrote:

The old gt16000 handled red dirt very well but at 6.something kHz it was not very sens on small gold

What is the smallest size a machine like that would see Nenad. ?

John.

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#156

davent
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20 June 2017 03:03 am

grubstake wrote:
davent wrote:

Been reading a few of these posts that seem to dis the GM due to it being a VLF.

I think that people who haven't tried it as it was intended to be used (ie. fully auto sensitivity and ground balance), are missing the whole point of the Gold Monster. To my knowledge, this is the first VLF gold detector to incorporate Digital Signal Processing (DSP), the effect of which is apparently to minimise ground noise but to identify and go off big-time on even the tiniest of targets amongst that noise.

Silent operation goes very much against the grain for experienced electronic prospectors, but Minelab's use of DSP makes this a whole new ball game. Unfortunately, preconceptions based on previous generation VLF gold detectors, are hindering otherwise knowledgeable people recognising what the Gold Monster is all about: effectiveness combined with ease of use, at an affordable price.

davent wrote:

If only a company could make a VLF that punches deep in hot ground, or a PI/VLF hybrid, then you would really open up the goldfields.

Minelab already did that - it's called the GPZ!

OK, a GPZ that can discriminate then, so you could pretty safely dig only non ferrous targets!

#157

Norvic
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20 June 2017 03:23 am

Grubstake, You have nailed it in one sentence..............I think that people who haven't tried it as it was intended to be used .............basically it is that lightening fast auto GB & auto Sensitivity that makes it stand out from the pack, the discrimination ices the cake. A brilliant turn on and go VLF.


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#158

Ridge Runner
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20 June 2017 03:35 am

Norvic wrote:

Grubstake, You have nailed it in one sentence..............I think that people who haven't tried it as it was intended to be used .............basically it is that lightening fast auto GB & auto Sensitivity that makes it stand out from the pack, the discrimination ices the cake. A brilliant turn on and go VLF.

That's the beauty of a prospecting VLF/LF, You don't need all that other stuff junking it up that you never use, That's why I stick with what I got but I can't wait to get my hands on one of these GM's, I think this one is a winner.

John.

#159

LORD
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20 June 2017 07:25 am

Davent wrote:

OK, a GPZ that can discriminate then, so you could pretty safely dig only non ferrous targets!

Wheres the fun in that Dave tongue if i didnt dig trash i could go days without a sweat up lol glasses


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#160

Northeast
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21 June 2017 11:41 pm

No GM report from me because there is no GM to play with cry

Australia Post tracking tells me it is still in the post office that it was sent from last Friday. That post office man tells me that it was definitely sent from there on Friday and the tracking that he can see shows that, but it does not show that it has logged in anywhere else.
And my local post lady tells me that since it has tracking it should show a trail of every depot it moves through. And when she looks it up it looks like it hasn't moved from the original post office.

Hopefully it will be here for the weekend...or Christmas.

Supplier service was great I might add. Ordered Thursday night and mailed Friday thumbsup

#161

grubstake
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22 June 2017 12:16 am

Apparently if there has not been an update, the tracking data shows when the parcel departed a depot, or so AusPost assured me when I rang to complain about a two day delay in receiving a parcel from a local depot less than a kilometre from my house.

It seems as though parcels not sent via the extra cost Express service are being deliberately held up, to encourage us to pay more for a service that used to be standard. They make the Pirates of the Caribbean look like Little Bo Peep. mad


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#162

Northeast
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22 June 2017 09:19 am

Thanks grubstake. That's what the Clermont post office chap told me. It says received by Austrialia Post at Clermont on Friday which to me sounds like JP has given it to the post office. The bloke advises that it actually means it's gone from the post office and into the bigger 'Australia Post' ether. But where it is now is anybody's guess neutral

#163

Northeast
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22 June 2017 09:31 am

Major status update!!! It's close!!! It has moved whilst I slept thumbsup

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#164

clegy
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22 June 2017 09:35 am

If its Booked using the Online MyPost business system, it will ping on arrival (and send you an email) and departure from post office.

If you pay over the counter it only pings on departure.

What happens after that as far as scanning goes is a lottery, sometimes it pings all the way sometimes it just shows up. I do know with the myPost Business system it delivers email to the recipientalong the way and I believe gives a 24 hour notice that your parcel will be delivered.

I highly recommend the online system for keeping your customers in the loop and getting more accurate tracking, 400+ Items and only ever had 1 drama and it was able to be sorted out. They paid me insurance then 2 months later delivered the package to the bloke LOL.

Hope that helps, if you're ordering something online ask that you be added to the online notification system it helps with the "Where the %^&$ is my stuff" question.

Cheers

Clegy


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#165

Ramjet
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22 June 2017 03:46 pm

A Field Test: MINELAB GOLD MONSTER 1000

https://cwpsupplies.com.au/blogs/news/a … nster-1000


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#166

cashgoldsilver
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22 June 2017 05:03 pm

A very in depth report giving the Minelab Gold Monster a big thumbs up I would say.

Thanks RJ thumbsup


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#167

Northeast
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22 June 2017 07:05 pm

Thanks RJ. That review and about 5 others have been put up on another forum over the last month or so. All very positive re: it's performance. They are all US and NZ based though so will be interested to see what it does in Oz.

Norvic says good things about it in Queensland. I have no idea how Queensland ground varies to Vic and WA though.

If AUS Post would hurry up I could find out for myself. 2.30 am (in the middle of the night) today it was in Seymour and doesn't appear to have an inch since roll

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#168

BigWave
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22 June 2017 07:46 pm

Vic and WA are way harder ground than most of Qld IMHO (only tried FNQ the once).


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#169

xcvator
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22 June 2017 09:55 pm

Ramjet wrote:

A Field Test: MINELAB GOLD MONSTER 1000

https://cwpsupplies.com.au/blogs/news/a … nster-1000

Is it my jaundist eye or was that written by an ML reseller yikes


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#170

Northeast
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22 June 2017 10:30 pm

Kevin Hoagland is some sort of presidenty thing of the Gold Prospectors Association of America.

Link is here https://www.goldprospectors.org/Profile/userid/2861981

Don't think he's got sales edge.

Edit: he is a treasure talk contributor.

Last edited by Northeast (22 June 2017 10:31 pm)

#171

PhaseTech
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22 June 2017 10:32 pm

I posted that review up previously. It is by Kevin Hoagland who used to work for Minelab in Las Vegas but is now with Gold Prospectors Association of America and is host of the show Gold Trails.


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#172

gmb1144
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24 June 2017 12:41 am

Hi all, got my gold monster last night so I thought I would take it out for a quick swing tonight after work. went to a large mine heap(central vic) that I have found about 25 small pieces .05 to .6 over time with the 4500 and many different coils the last being a 6" coiltek. nearly all from a patch about 4m x 6m on one side.To start with I thought that I had just wasted $1000 it was so different to the 4500, it seamed to work best in iron reject as when I put it in all metal there was to much ground noise, (need more time to experiment with the sensitivity) so the settings were, gold(iron reject) and auto sensitivity.Once I got my head around the sounds it was making I got the first target a lead shot no more than 1"deep, that was encouraging, a few minuses latter another target to my surprise a .05 flat piece of gold. Over the next half hour 8 pieces lead shot and 4 more pieces of gold the smallest being .025 and the largest .1 all no more than 1" deep then to dark to see, I wouldn't expect to get anything bigger as I have given this area a good going over whit 6" coiltek,14 mono elite, 12 x 7 NF and 14 x 9 evo. So overall pretty impressed considering the one and a half hours I have used it for and it costing less than the last 2 NF coils I have brought (14x9 and 19"). cheers

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#173

Ridge Runner
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24 June 2017 02:19 am

Congrats that's a great result, The GM is making it's mark.

well done.

John.

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#174

Northeast
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24 June 2017 11:08 pm

So the GM 1000 got in yesterday. Worked yesterday and busy day today but had to take 'the dog for a run' this evening. Got about an hour to play with the new toy.

OMG it is simple!!

Ran in auto sensitivity and auto + at different times. Certainly a bit more chatty in auto + but essentially a silent machine 99% of the time.

Went to a spot that I've got 15 or so very small bits of gold from over a small area - I'm guessing somewhere that they have washed gold and these are tiny bits that have slipped through. I've been over it several times with the Z and the SDC and had cleared out everything that they could get. Really dark red clays and quite a few hot rocks so knew it would be a good test.

Certainly pinged the hot rocks but changed to gold mode and it masked them out. Clay was no trouble. This is a spot I have to run the Z in difficult ground mode because normal is just nuts.

Lots of targets showing on the iron chance side of things and simply due to time they were left undug. Assuming that many were hot rocks as SDC or Z hadn't seen them. 2 that indicated gold chance and that they were!! Small. Tiny. Minuscule. Unbelievably wee. But they were gold.

Using the 5" coil by the way.

Hopefully get out again tomorrow but will only be a few hours. Very happy with it so far though. It worked, it found gold, it was bloody simple and it was oh so light big_smile More time required though to see just how accurate the discrimination is as that is the #1 reason I bought it thumbsup

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#175

Northeast
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24 June 2017 11:22 pm

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The 'bigger' one on the left I got with the Z a few weeks ago at Beechworth having a little hunt with Elusive. The scales say .12 for that one.

The two on the right are today with the GM. They don't trouble the weighmaster hmm

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