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Qualified
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24 June 2020 06:16 pm

Gday all lookinG at buying a sd2000 for about the same price as a gold monster I prospect around the heathcote area which is full of hot rocks I have read the monster doesn’t really do well with hot rocks am Heading in the right direction with the sd cheers Dave

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24 June 2020 08:11 pm

Qualified
I hear the same reports on the monster .But also read that they a good machines that find gold once you know how to use them and get your head around the noise.Now the sd 2000 is an old ,but fantastic machine . The two machines are different one vlf one pulse induction .I have owned a 2000 and actually bought it in heathcote and for that area it would be my choice of the two.Good luck


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25 June 2020 06:44 pm

Cheers mate I think I’m leaning towards the sd
Just have to find one for a decent price

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25 June 2020 07:48 pm

The SD can find gold 700mm deep, the monster 70mm (if ya lucky)


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Current Det - Garrett ASD Groundhog. . Minelab GPX 5000. Minelab GPX 4500.

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25 June 2020 09:30 pm

I have an SD2100 & a GM1000
Chalk & Cheese, but both are good in the right conditions.
But if you want to compare a GM vs an SD, then its like trying to drive an SUV where you should be driving a full 4WD.
GM : low-med mineral, quartz fields, mullock heaps, dry sandy creekbeds etc
SD : where the mineral is higher, &/or you know the nuggets are deeper


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27 June 2020 07:32 am

Ded driver cheers for that that’s a pretty simple explanation ??

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Ded Driver
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27 June 2020 12:31 pm

ps, obviously the other advantage of an SD (all the PI's) is that you can wack a dirty great big coil on it for open areas tongue


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27 June 2020 03:35 pm

The SD will find plenty of hot rocks. Revert to your DD coil to quieten it down.

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Dave63
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27 June 2020 05:24 pm

Have a Look at

https://detectormods.com/

https://detectormods.com/news/21/gettin … ked-ground

Have a read.

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28 June 2020 02:44 am

or for very good mods, service, repairs etc at very good rates, I can reccomend
https://www.detectronicsaustralia.com/what-we-do


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