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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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From: S/E Melbourne, VIC
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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.


GPX4500 / sP01 / Evo coils. Nox 600. Whites GMZ.

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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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From: West of the Border, WA
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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)


APLA member, GPX4000, SD2100 Modded, ML Xterra 705 Dual Pack, GM1000, sP01 Enhancer, Garmin GPSMAP 64S, kti PLB, a map, all sorts of coils & a cupla buckets full of hope & enthusiasm

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#30

AJH1
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From: Inverleigh, VIC
Joined: 30 April 2019
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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

#31

Derka
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Joined: 23 April 2019
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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

Last edited by 4x4life (01 May 2019 08:19 am)

#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


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#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


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#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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From: West of the Border, WA
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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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