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Newbie 76
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26 October 2018 10:42 pm

Hello
Does anyone use or have used a garrett at max ?
I'm tossing up between a minelab gold monster and a at max .

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HoudiniHarry
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26 October 2018 10:57 pm

Hi Newbie, the first question is what are wanting to with the detector and next where do you want to detect?

You know the gold monster is targeted at gold and the AT Max is Highly Recommended
Coin, Jewelry, Cache Hunting, Relic Hunting, Organized Hunts and Water Hunting

Two totally different machines.

Cheers


Having a great time searching for gold....
GPX4500, Equinox 800 and SDC2300

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nesral
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27 October 2018 09:36 am

Newbie 76 wrote:

Hello
Does anyone use or have used a garrett at max ?
I'm tossing up between a minelab gold monster and a at max .

I'm using a US GARRETT AT MAX !

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Newbie 76
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27 October 2018 09:42 am

HoudiniHarry wrote:

Hi Newbie, the first question is what are wanting to with the detector and next where do you want to detect?

You know the gold monster is targeted at gold and the AT Max is Highly Recommended
Coin, Jewelry, Cache Hunting, Relic Hunting, Organized Hunts and Water Hunting

Two totally different machines.

Cheers

Hi Houdini
I'm looking to target the golden triangle for gold .
From my research they are both vlf machines ,so they should find the smaller gold that pi machines don't.
How are they totally different machines ?

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Newbie 76
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27 October 2018 10:00 am

nesral wrote:
Newbie 76 wrote:

Hello
Does anyone use or have used a garrett at max ?
I'm tossing up between a minelab gold monster and a at max .

I'm using a US GARRETT AT MAX !

Hello
Why a us version ?
How do you like it ?
Is it easy to ground setup?
Has it found you small nuggets /larger ones?

Cheers

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HoudiniHarry
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27 October 2018 11:11 am

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … p?id=23250

May help

Cheers


Having a great time searching for gold....
GPX4500, Equinox 800 and SDC2300

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Ship of fools
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27 October 2018 03:02 pm

I have an At Max, but I wouldn’t say I’m using it.
VLF machines are better in the quartz rich over burden heaps (if that’s the right term) or on bedrock not suited to iron rich ground.
The higher frequency gold monster would be a better choice for gold, if your planing to cover the more ground than that then get the best P. I. Machine you can afford.
Matt T


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27 October 2018 07:23 pm

Ship of fools wrote:

I have an At Max, but I wouldn’t say I’m using it.
VLF machines are better in the quartz rich over burden heaps (if that’s the right term) or on bedrock not suited to iron rich ground.
The higher frequency gold monster would be a better choice for gold, if your planing to cover the more ground than that then get the best P. I. Machine you can afford.
Matt T

Hi Matt
Thanks for your input !
So your saying you should have bought the minelab gold monster instead of your at max ? As it operates at a higher frequency ?
As I'm a newbie do you know if the golden triangle (ballarat bendigo ararat ) is mainly iron rich or quartz rich ...not sure if it's that easy to answer but if you don't ask you won't know big_smile

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29 October 2018 09:36 pm

No, I bought the Max for coin and relics. I did believe at the time it would be good for jewellery on the beaches but it doesn’t like the black sand. So I bought a P.I. Machine (Whites TDI Oz pro) then insanity struck and I started looking for gold!
The At max is not a good gold hunter, you can do it, but it may push you to a new level of insanity!
There are a number of VLF machines made specifically for gold. I haven’t used any of them so hard to say which one for you.
With VLFs gold responds better to higher frequencies but higher frequency doesn’t punch as deep! Punching deep also picks up more mineralization which brings false signals! A conundrum!
Matt T


Though I could not caution all, I still might warn a few;
Don't lend your hand to raise no flag atop a Ship Of Fools.

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29 October 2018 09:54 pm

I’ve only played in CQ, but going by what is written in this forum the golden triangle is red hot dirt and most favour P.I. Machines.
I’m getting out of my depth now, the quartz rich areas you would work with a VLF are reef areas and Mulluck heaps left at old mines.
Matt T


Though I could not caution all, I still might warn a few;
Don't lend your hand to raise no flag atop a Ship Of Fools.

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Newbie 76
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30 October 2018 11:03 pm

Ship of fools wrote:

I’ve only played in CQ, but going by what is written in this forum the golden triangle is red hot dirt and most favour P.I. Machines.
I’m getting out of my depth now, the quartz rich areas you would work with a VLF are reef areas and Mulluck heaps left at old mines.
Matt T

Thanks for the info Matt
Seems like I'm better off with the gold monster, if you don't recommend it the garrett at max ,I like the screen controls and the screen on the at max

Cq? Is where ?

Angelo

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grubstake
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31 October 2018 01:38 am

CQ = Central Queensland


Where it is, there it is.

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Stru
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31 October 2018 08:17 am

Go the minelab every time


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Newbie 76
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31 October 2018 10:01 pm

Stru wrote:

Go the minelab every time

Gold monster works well in the golden triangle ?

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Stru
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01 November 2018 08:58 am

Sorry newbie, I didn’t read your post thoroughly and thought you were talking about an garret atx.


GPZ7000. SDC2300. Nox800. Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore

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Newbie 76
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01 November 2018 12:55 pm

Stru wrote:

Sorry newbie, I didn’t read your post thoroughly and thought you were talking about an garret atx.

Hi stru
Just starting out so any advice is great .

Hoping to detect for gold in the golden triangle ,which detectors work in that type of soil ?
Thanks

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Stru
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01 November 2018 01:02 pm

Pulse induction detectors. The gpx series are tried and proven with the sdc and gpz excellent options too. Then you have the QED that I know nothing about but it was designed in vic I believe so a good less expensive option? My take is its hard to find gold with the best detectors so if you are in it for the long haul you may get lucky but likely frustrated with any other options.


GPZ7000. SDC2300. Nox800. Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore

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Ship of fools
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01 November 2018 02:21 pm

Newbie, go back to Harry Houdini's post and click on the link.
If your after one machine to do it all I certainly don't have an answer! looking at Stru's signature he has three, two pulse induction and a Vlf, none of them cheap!
The machine is only going to find gold after you have found the places that others have missed, so you need to learn to research and to prospect.
lots of good information on these pages (forum).
Matt T


Though I could not caution all, I still might warn a few;
Don't lend your hand to raise no flag atop a Ship Of Fools.

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