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GPX 5000

November 12, 2014 08:00am
GPX 5000 Gold Prospecting Detector (LHS)

After 4 months and many hours in the bush with garrets atx, I decided to let her go today! And picked up a gpx5000 I couldn't be happier. After watching all the atx videos out there I was convinced I was getting a machine that could near match the gpx. the best thing about having the atx is that I appreciate the gpx more so than someone just getting the best straight away. Did I find gold today ? No I didn't but I found confidence in a machine Smile I did have all these other things I wanted to say but it's been a long day .. and thought I'd share some thoughts.

Posted on November 12, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments


SDC 2300

October 18, 2014 09:00am
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But what you can’t put a price on was the fun we had finding those elusive little nugglets out in the warm sun of the Corner Country. Nor can you put a price on the incredible scenery that can be found all around Tibooburra.
Some of our favourite scenery can be seen while driving the back track off the Cameron’s Corner Road to Nuggety Gully through to Tunnel Hill, it is a photographers dream. Our three weeks in the Corner Country was extremely enjoyable and thanks to the SDC2300 we found enough gold to pay for our trip, what more could we ask for?

Posted on October 18, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

LOW HIGH! LOW HIGH! Two monster nuggets found in WA

GP extreme

September 11, 2014 08:00am
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Two huge nuggets totalling over 29 oz! found in Liberty Washington with a Minelab metal detector. 

Posted on September 11, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Minelab SDC 2300

SDC 2300

September 08, 2014 08:00am

I have recently purchased a Minelab SDC 2300 from Pilbara Prospecting Supplies and left for a short trip to the Pilbara.   

I am writing because I am so impressed with the machine and its performance.

Within minutes of tuning and using it, I found my first small nugget of gold. As I hadn’t been prospecting for approximately 8 years I was quite surprised and thought someone had missed a piece.  

To my amazement, I found another 8 small nuggets within another 30 minutes. Obviously others had missed this little patch. I moved onto an area that I knew had been well worked, even with the Minelab 5000 series. To my amazement, I again started picking up small pieces of gold.  I thought to myself, this is some machine. 

Posted on September 08, 2014 08:00am | 3 Comments

The SDC and Me

SDC 2300

August 21, 2014 09:00am

If you’re looking for a prospecting machine that can go anywhere, ignore hot rocks and hot ground while sniffing out the smallest of nuggets, then look no further. The SDC lives up to the hype and then some. This machine will become a staple in any prospectors tool set. I’ve nicknamed named mine “Ole Blue, The Skunk Chaser” because I have yet to get “skunked” while using it. 

Posted on August 21, 2014 09:00am | 1 Comment


GPX 5000

August 10, 2014 08:00am

So, trip planned, caravan hooked up and off to Victoria I go. I meet up with a guy from QLD and we camp in a State Forrest near Stuart Mill for 3 days. He found his first piece with a VLF (non Minelab) on the 2nd day of about 1gr. He had been in the GT for 10 days and commented that I had at least another 8 days to go before my first find.

We moved on to camp in the forest near Tarnagulla and on what was my day 5 were on the diggings at Wet Gully near Waanyarra and only 5 minutes after starting for the day, I got a target signal. I scraped the leaf matter with my boot and signal gone, "another bullet" I thought, but I thought I would check anyway. After picking up the signal again and halving bits of dirt, there in my hand is my first piece of colour, a nice shiny 0.2gr nugget, off the surface, without any digging. I halved his time and we had a laugh over a beer as I stirred him up about that.

Although only a small piece, it vindicated in my own mind, upgrading to the GPX5000. After parting ways with the guy from QLD, I moved on to Avoca and found 3 more pieces of gold, the last being a 0.8 nugget that was about 15cm in hard ground, for a total of 2.2gr. All finds were with the Minelab Commander 11" mono coil. 

Posted on August 10, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

trip to desert

GPX 4500

July 31, 2014 08:00am

...but in one night and the power of God torrential rains and we are now over a pool of fresh water and gold in the area very close to the surface and close to some of had a productive day almost ranges from 60 to 90 grams and discovered that whenever we went westward many gold and decreased obstacles and after a month of our determination to return to our home in the end of the trip I received a 3 kilo and I sold my 130,000 Libyan dinars and was the reason for going to the gold I wanted to study abroad, away from Libya, problems and now luck of God got on the amount of well I can study abroad.

Posted on July 31, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

First Trip with SDC 2300 Strikes Big Gold Nuggets

SDC 2300

July 27, 2014 08:00am

Went to Nome, Alaska and stayed at AkAu Mine for a week. The tailings piles are from the earliest gold rush to Nome area. These have been pushed several times each year for the past three years and the SDC 2300 still produced some heavy nuggets there. I am very impressed with this rugged detector! Way to go Minelab you have a winner because it can stand up to the weather and rugged conditions of Nome prospecting.

Posted on July 27, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

50 Grams of gold with the SDC 2300

SDC 2300

July 23, 2014 09:00am

Here is 50 grams of gold nuggets (1.6 troy ounces) found with the SDC 2300 in California and Alaska, USA. The largest piece is 3/4ths of an ounce. The gold was found over about two weeks detecting time.

Chris R. – Alaska, USA

Posted on July 23, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

Digging out my very first SDC nugget

SDC 2300

July 17, 2014 08:00am

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I did squeeze out my very first SDC gold nugget and it was actually the biggest target of the day. It weighed in at a whopping 0.4-grams! OK, maybe noting to write home about, but gold is gold, and the fact that it came from an old patch was certainly noteworthy. The following day I revisited the patch once again and was able to pull yet another nugget. It was smaller than the first, but still gold nonetheless. The only thing about the SDC I struggled with a bit was the coil design. The angle (or position) at which it sits on the lower shaft is a bit odd, but I think in time it is one of those things a person can get used to. I will be doing a lot more testing in the days to come, but so far I think Minelab has once again produced an incredible PI gold machine…


Chris Gholson - Arizona, USA

Posted on July 17, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

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