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#26

maccatuna
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28 April 2019 08:33 pm

Derka
Let me know how you go...good luck

#27

ProspectorPete
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28 April 2019 09:18 pm

Thanks for the video maccatuna, I assume you would focus more on listening for the good signal rather than watching the screen?
Hoping to buy a GM1000 soon, your thread has helped explain how to run it and what to listen for, thanks.

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#28

maccatuna
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29 April 2019 10:40 pm

Yes that's right ...at the end of the day it's a metal detector not a gold detector....it can only indicate whether it is a ferrous or non ferrous target....its left up to you to decide the rest....in saying that I've had the indicator show full iron target identification then only to dig down a few inches to see it change to the complete opposite..ending up as a gold nugget...

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#29

Ded Driver
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29 April 2019 11:07 pm

Ive noticed a few discussions around the forums / farcebook etc where some people compare the GM to a GPX & seem to overlook the fundamental difference in that the GM is a wideband VLF.
I haven't had mine very long, & not found gold with it yet, but in practising with it on test pieces Im learning the noises it makes, starting to ignore the screen indicator, & I quiet like the little beast, & its not too bad as a coin/relic hunter in low trash areas, although I prefer my XT for that.... An EQ600/800 is on the wishlist ... oneday

Last edited by Ded Driver (29 April 2019 11:08 pm)


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#30

AJH1
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From: Inverleigh, VIC
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30 April 2019 01:10 pm

Thankyou Maccatuna, like you I have been watching youtube and all the different ideas out there becoming confusing, I can not wait to get out and have a go. I was testing at home running over my wedding ring and the sound is very different to the ground noise I was getting. Your video is excellent.
Adrian

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#31

Derka
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30 April 2019 08:20 pm

Hi Maccatuna

I ran the GM in full manual today as per your advice. I took a small bit of gold with me in a plastic zip lock bag and put it next to any target to compare the noise difference. It worked really well, I found a total of 2 bits, including my test bit which I had no idea I’d lost until the GM picked it. Its the small bit in the photo.

I found that I can listen for targets using deep all metal manual 10, or look for targets using gold-mode manual 10 and the screen. But I think using the screen is distracting and better to focus on the sounds.

One thing that wasted half my day was that I was detecting around old iron bark trees. Really great targets but I never found anything. Turns out all the targets was the mineralisation in the tree. It set the GM off like crazy.

Thanks again Maccatuna. clap

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#32

maccatuna
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30 April 2019 08:58 pm

That's great Derka...and good work....its really a great machine....

#33

4x4life
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30 April 2019 11:48 pm

Does lead shots give off same sound as gold? Cheers

#34

maccatuna
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01 May 2019 07:01 am

Sure do...

#35

4x4life
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01 May 2019 08:19 am

Thanks mate legend i haven't got any gold i may take a little lead shot with me i only picked up the monster a week ago

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#36

roundtuit
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06 May 2019 08:08 pm

ordered a gold monster today going to vic ina couple weeks i will give your settings a try thanks for the info


30/30 gm 1000

#37

roundtuit
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15 May 2019 02:08 am

hi do you use the small coil a lot or just in the trash cheers roundtuit


30/30 gm 1000

#38

Derka
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15 May 2019 09:26 pm

Small coil cos its lighter and picks less minerisation noise bcos it has less area coverage compared to the 10 inch.

#39

Ded Driver
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15 May 2019 09:48 pm

takes twice as long to cover the same area with the small coil. I find it painfully small, but its a good pinpointer tongue


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#40

LORD
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From: Roxby Downs, SA
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23 May 2019 11:09 pm

Can anyone give me an idea of the possible depth the GM will get a larger nugget, say a 1 gram or even 5 grams.
I know how good it is on the tiniest of peices but I was wondering if its worth getting one to work heavily trashy sites from the old timers where there's still good gold


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#41

Rockhunter62
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24 May 2019 12:14 am

Hi Lord,

Have a look at the post below. From memory it was about 100mm down and screamed.

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … =23650&p=2

Cheers

Doug


Forest Gump once said "life is like a detector going beep, you don't know what it is till you dig it up"

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#42

LORD
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24 May 2019 04:29 pm

Oh wow, nice piece Rockhunter62
Do you find you rely on the discrimination or just dig everything?
Most reports I have read say run in max sensitivity not auto.

Last edited by Jaros (24 May 2019 04:36 pm)


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#43

clint3
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24 May 2019 05:31 pm

Hi lord i got a 5.20 gram at about 6 inches with mine.will go deeper than that i think it depends how big the target is.

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#44

Rockhunter62
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24 May 2019 05:33 pm

LORD wrote:

Oh wow, nice piece Rockhunter62
Do you find you rely on the discrimination or just dig everything?
Most reports I have read say run in max sensitivity not auto.

Hi Lord,

I was running on full auto and deep/all metal. Dug every signal as I was seeing what it could do. As I said I went over the area with the SDC and found nothing else so I was happy with how it went. thumbsup

Cheers

Doug


Forest Gump once said "life is like a detector going beep, you don't know what it is till you dig it up"

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#45

AJH1
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27 May 2019 06:13 pm

I have been out twice now and found lots of bits of metal. If I am getting hot rocks, if I keep waving over the area will the sounds reduce as it balances to the ground?
Thanks
Adrian

#46

maccatuna
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27 May 2019 07:01 pm

Never rely on the discrimination ...I’ve found many deep gold targets silent in discrimination mode .. if your In goldfields you dig every target even in trashy ground.... there’s no worse feeling in seeing your mate dig a target you left thinking it’s trash ...only to see him dig up the trash then to find under the trash was a juicy 18 gramer?...
These machines are metal detectors not gold detectors .. it’s up to to decide if it’s gold or not....gold comes in all shapes and sizes ..every peice will detect different
I tend to use my big coil to locate gold then change to the smaller coil to clean out the smaller pieces ....
Small coil works good in washouts and tight gully’s ...
both coils I run manual 10 sensitivity NO ground balance what so ever
If you want to run your machine in full auto just to keep your machine quiet in hot ground then I absolutely guarantee you miss targets...
A good target is repeatable from all angles BUT don’t rely on the discrimination OR the indicator display....IT WILL LIE

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#47

maccatuna
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27 May 2019 07:30 pm

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#48

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27 May 2019 07:42 pm

#49

Dignit
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27 May 2019 11:58 pm

Who is using the Gold Monster in the Vic GT?


GPX 4500, pick, Jeep Cherokee and gold fever

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#50

Ben Digo
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28 May 2019 10:11 am

Dignit wrote:

Who is using the Gold Monster in the Vic GT?

I have one but no luck at all with it. On the other hand my 4500 is very effective smile

Last edited by Ben Digo (28 May 2019 10:12 am)


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