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Highway1
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From: Just out of Bendigo
Joined: 18 August 2013
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21 January 2018 09:42 pm

Hi guys,
I have just bought (not for a great deal of money) a Fortunefinder 8000 made by Linear Electronics Australia. The detector is VLF from the early 1980's I think, 5 adjustable knobs including discrimination, a toggle switch on the front of the handle. The coil is a 10inch and I think it might be similar to a Whites 5000 10inch coil.

It needs a little TLC but I am sure I can get it to work to a point. There is no manual to help setting it up, so that is a little challenging.
If anyone out there knows anything about these detectors, I would love to hear from them, how good they are or are not? Also if someone has a manual with information that would be great.

Thankyou in anticipation.

Cheers


Minelab GPZ7000 (14" coil), Walbanker, old faithful steel pan, Garrett Sluice pan, blood sweat and tears, never say die.

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Maldon Gold Centre
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From: Maldon, VIC
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22 January 2018 10:25 am

There's an old thread asking the same question.

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … p?id=11536

That said, I had one back in the very early 80's and it was an average detector, I traded it in for a Garrett ADS Deep Seeker package.


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nesral
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22 January 2018 02:46 pm

They came out with a sticker on both side of the housing that (explained in few words) and a picture with preset settings of knobs and toggle switches.

#4

Highway1
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From: Just out of Bendigo
Joined: 18 August 2013
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22 January 2018 03:12 pm

Hi,
MSG: Thanks for information and your thoughts on the FortuneFinder 8000. I have searched those links and I have a copy of "Metal Detecting for Gold & Relics in Australia" on order.

nesral: The housing of my detector does not have any stickers on it all, wish it did.

I am hoping it get it working as best as possible and perhaps use it for coin and relic detecting, I think it would be alot of fun in the right areas.

Still hoping for more information.

Cheers


Minelab GPZ7000 (14" coil), Walbanker, old faithful steel pan, Garrett Sluice pan, blood sweat and tears, never say die.

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Highway1
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From: Just out of Bendigo
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22 January 2018 07:07 pm

MGC not MSG, a seniors moment.

I will drive down and see your gold centre and no doubt have a chat.

Cheers


Minelab GPZ7000 (14" coil), Walbanker, old faithful steel pan, Garrett Sluice pan, blood sweat and tears, never say die.

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Highway1
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From: Just out of Bendigo
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24 January 2018 07:22 pm

Visited MGC today and had a good discussion with Rob, very helpful and he has been in the gold scene for many years


Minelab GPZ7000 (14" coil), Walbanker, old faithful steel pan, Garrett Sluice pan, blood sweat and tears, never say die.

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Maldon Gold Centre
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24 January 2018 08:17 pm

Highway1 wrote:

Visited MGC today and had a good discussion with Rob, very helpful and he has been in the gold scene for many years

Was nice to meet you. Feel free to pop in anytime for a chat.


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#8

kenny2020
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Joined: 07 May 2019
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07 May 2019 11:48 am

Hi all.. new to the forum.. I was given one of those old Fortunefinder 8000's made by Linear Electronics.. could never get it work.. interesting to hear back from Highway1. to see how he went with his.. may be all in the settings.


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