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#726

goldtruck59
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04 August 2019 11:24 am

madtuna wrote:

Mine has lines down the screen...has for 12 months or so but still ticking along nicely.
They take a hiding.

cant see the bloody screen anyhow !!!

GT wink


PX Ranger Super Cab Xterra705, GPX5000, GPZ7000, Dog called Nugget, wife called boss.
From Near Bendigo

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#727

hookey13
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From: Eltham, VIC
Joined: 30 June 2019
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04 August 2019 05:17 pm

Cheers guys all good advice.


Prado/Z7000/Melbourne

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#728

kingswood
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05 August 2019 07:05 am

madtuna wrote:

Mine has lines down the screen...has for 12 months or so but still ticking along nicely.
They take a hiding.

Same thing!....one nice black line down the right side of the screen.
Still working so can wait until the end of the season to get sent away for repair smile


"There’s no point detecting in ground that is too deep for the detector so I like to keep bedrock in sight at all times" Jonathon Porter 2014

#729

Darrin
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Joined: 21 May 2017
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11 August 2019 01:53 pm

Why is my Z making this constant noise? Have tried a full reset, different battery, unplugged all the leads and checked. nothing has made any difference.
All thoughts appreciated.

Have added a video to youtube but i can't post the link due to restrictions on this account.

Please search Youtube for "GPZ 7000 noise" by dgelae.

Last edited by Darrin (11 August 2019 01:56 pm)

#730

RM Outback
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11 August 2019 02:20 pm

Have you tried removing the skid plate and cleaned it, if you've used it in damp conditions it might have some dirt build up between the skid plate and the coil itself.

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#731

mbasko
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From: Central West NSW
Joined: 27 January 2015
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11 August 2019 03:09 pm

Edit to add Darrins video:

Darrin wrote:

Why is my Z making this constant noise? Have tried a full reset, different battery, unplugged all the leads and checked. nothing has made any difference.
All thoughts appreciated.

Have added a video to youtube but i can't post the link due to restrictions on this account.

Please search Youtube for "GPZ 7000 noise" by dgelae.

It's EMI mate.
Looks like you're in your backyard?
You'll need to get out of town away from EMI sources such as phone lines, power lines, radio frequency etc.
You can tune the GPZ so it's useable near power lines but suburbia will be too much for it.

Last edited by mbasko (11 August 2019 03:11 pm)


Everything we use comes from mining or farming.

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#732

Darrin
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11 August 2019 03:12 pm

I did wonder if that was it. I have run it at home before though with no worries. Will change location to see if it helps.
Thanks Mbasko

#733

Darrin
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11 August 2019 03:14 pm

Thanks for adding my video?

#734

mbasko
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From: Central West NSW
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11 August 2019 03:17 pm

No worries - let us know how you go but I reckon you'll be ok out in the bush thumbsup


Everything we use comes from mining or farming.

#735

Darrin
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11 August 2019 03:26 pm

Hope so, heading away soon and doubt there would be time for a repair beforehand.

#736

Salutations
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11 August 2019 06:32 pm

Almost definitely EMI...Had same issue when I first got mine. Headed out into middle of cricket/footy oval and it quietened down a heap...was still in suburbia but was then able to run smooth enough. It ran/runs infinitely better in the gold fields. Try big clear space away from houses and power lines should give you peace of mind your GPZ is fine. Good luck!

#737

Darrin
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11 August 2019 07:39 pm

Problem solved. It was EMI. Moved to a different location and all good.
Thanks

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#738

Eliza_92
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Joined: 05 September 2019
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31 October 2019 06:41 am

Hi guys,
Newbie here using my dads 7000. Bit overwhelmed with the settings and have been just sticking to what it was set up on when purchased. Detecting around the VIC Golden triangle, dunolly and Talbot mostly. Any tips or hints with settings would be really appreciated.
Also is there any one who runs workshops or classes with training for the 7000 around victoria?
Thanks, Eliza.

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#739

Northeast
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31 October 2019 07:23 am

Good morning Eliza.

Dad’s 7000 - you’re very lucky wink

The 7000 is actually pretty simple with some basic settings covering a good range of targets.

Ground Mode = Difficult.

Gold Mode = General.

Audio smoothing = Off.

Sensitivity = turn it up until the Threshold gets scratchy and turn it back 1 or 2 points.

Noise cancel the machine.

Ground balance the machine in Semi-Auto over the Ferrite with the Quik Trak button held in. After it makes no noise over the Ferrite you could then ‘pump’ the coil a few times without the Quik Trak button held in.

Difficult/General will get very small targets right up to the ounce plus stuff at depth.

Using High Yield will help on the very small targets.

Normal will help on most targets but also may increase the ground noise you hear and drive you balmy.

The mineralisation of the ground you are working and the general size of the gold in the area will dictate your settings choices but the combo of General/Difficult is a safe place to start and will handle mineralisation, ignore most hot rocks and provide a good coverage of different sized pieces of gold at different depths.

And dig everything unless you are over a rubbish dump!

Hope that helps and best of luck thumbsup

Last edited by Northeast (31 October 2019 07:25 am)

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#740

Eliza_92
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Joined: 05 September 2019
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31 October 2019 09:30 am

Thank you Northeast,
Haha yes I think I've been attempting to use it more than he has.
Heading out tomorrow to dunolly so I'll follow all of the above and see how I go.
Really appreciated the reply.
Thanks, Eliza.

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#741

Northeast
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31 October 2019 09:37 am

My pleasure wink

Another good thread here re: Ferrite balancing.

https://www.detectorprospector.com/foru … ment-98470

#742

Eliza_92
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Joined: 05 September 2019
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31 October 2019 12:33 pm

Thanks for the link on ferrite balancing Northeast smile

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#743

Nothing Great
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01 November 2019 07:28 pm

My last couple of trips i havent bothered doing a noise cancel or ground balance just got it out of the car turned it on for 5 minutes and left it running laying on the ground while getting ready. This idea was suggested to me by a friend and has worked great so far. Gold every outing and its ran great so I think I will stick with it.

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#744

Ben Digo
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From: Rowville, VIC
Joined: 02 September 2018
Posts: 83
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02 November 2019 06:40 am

Happy hunting NG.


In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

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#745

kingswood
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05 November 2019 05:44 pm

Interesting observation today. We are doing some pushing on an area we got a bit of gold out of. Its very variable ground, mix of quartz wash, gravels and white clay.
I know from past detecting here that even difficult moans and groans....Today tried normal...same moans and groans.. certainly wasnt any worse surprisingly!
Normal is a beast...detected some tiny bits of bucket shards in HY/Normal that actually almost blanked the machine smile
Some gold...Not much...need more smile


"There’s no point detecting in ground that is too deep for the detector so I like to keep bedrock in sight at all times" Jonathon Porter 2014

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#746

goldwright
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Joined: 26 February 2015
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05 November 2019 06:40 pm

kingswood wrote:

Interesting observation today. We are doing some pushing on an area we got a bit of gold out of. Its very variable ground, mix of quartz wash, gravels and white clay.
I know from past detecting here that even difficult moans and groans....Today tried normal...same moans and groans.. certainly wasnt any worse surprisingly!
Normal is a beast...detected some tiny bits of bucket shards in HY/Normal that actually almost blanked the machine smile
Some gold...Not much...need more smile

Yeah have been using normal more and more and with a bit of careful coil control and slowing down a bit the Z does stuff that continues to surprise even after 4 years of use.


GPZ 7000 CTX 3030 SDC 2300 GM 1000 Equinox 800 XP Deus

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#747

kingswood
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05 November 2019 06:55 pm

goldwright wrote:
kingswood wrote:

Interesting observation today. We are doing some pushing on an area we got a bit of gold out of. Its very variable ground, mix of quartz wash, gravels and white clay.
I know from past detecting here that even difficult moans and groans....Today tried normal...same moans and groans.. certainly wasnt any worse surprisingly!
Normal is a beast...detected some tiny bits of bucket shards in HY/Normal that actually almost blanked the machine smile
Some gold...Not much...need more smile

Yeah have been using normal more and more and with a bit of careful coil control and slowing down a bit the Z does stuff that continues to surprise even after 4 years of use.

I may use normal a bit more too smile
If only there was a way to make it ignore loader bucket bits ha ha.


"There’s no point detecting in ground that is too deep for the detector so I like to keep bedrock in sight at all times" Jonathon Porter 2014

#748

Shep
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Joined: 20 January 2016
Posts: 160
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02 December 2019 03:00 pm

I will be buying a gpz in the next week or so and wondering if the bigger coil is worth getting?

#749

Ded Driver
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From: West of the Border, WA
Joined: 27 May 2018
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02 December 2019 04:01 pm

GPZ+19" user lol
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APLA member, GPX4000, modded SD2100, XTerra705, GM1000, Whites MXT Pro, Nokta Pointer, sP01 Enhancer, Garmin GPSMAP 64S, kti PLB, a map, all sorts of coils & a cupla buckets full of hope & enthusiasm

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#750

Goldchaser1
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From: Kalgoorlie, WA
Joined: 28 February 2017
Posts: 795
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02 December 2019 05:51 pm

our is constantly finding gold,should we send it back its out of warranty??? lol


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