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  1. Hello All, One of the forum members asked about the sensitivity on the GPX 5000 and if it can find small gold. Here are a few pictures of some small gold nuggets I picked up early this year here in Arizona. The average piece of gold on the gold scale is 2.21 grains each. There are 480 grains to 1 troy ounce of gold. The GPX 5000 with small monoloop searchcoils can pick up nuggets well under a grain in size. All the nuggets displayed in the pictures were found by the admin (me) using the Minelab GPX 5000 & 14-inch Coiltek "Blitz" Mono coil. Hope you enjoyed. If anyone has questions about the Minelab GPX 5000, don't hesitate to post questions here on the forums. If you would like to email or call us, please do that also. We will gladly give you the best advice possible on all Minelab metal detectors. Take care, Rob Allison
  2. Hey Guys, No, this was not found recently, like last weekend. I had plans to make Bill Southern's Nuggetshooter outing, but I was really sick (about 5 days worth). This patch was found awhile back by myself and partner. There is more gold, a nice specimens is just peeking through on one of the pictures .... What's nice is the gold is a bit different with some unique shapes that don't so much show in the pictures. When the gold was cleaned, some beautiful edges and shapes are really shown. I've been blessed with some nice patches over the years, but that is not saying I or my partner has not done a lot of ground work, research and such. This does include a lot of days of not posting and skunks .... It's out there, keep the passion alive!
  3. Hey All, Thought you might want to take a gander at some more gold pictures. Can't talk too much about this patch yet, but it's a good one. All the gold is from a Minelab GPX 5000 and Minelab GPZ 7000. Two guys hunting together, gold nugget patches will be found. Hope you enjoy, it's still out there for sure! The largest piece shown (picture # 1) in one of the pictures is 1.9 ounces solid, several 1+ ouncers and a lot of smaller bits. I told the animals they are on Candid Camera right now.
  4. Hey Frank, Nothing used right now for that product. The new cradles are $325.00
  5. Hello All, I'm going through my inventory and have the following detectors, Demo units used at show's, but never used in the field. They are all in new like condition with all items included, plus full warranty. These detectors will not be around long due to the price and condition. Figured right before Christmas would be the best time to unload them. (1) XP Deus Metal Detector, Model 22-WS4, Verison 3.2. New Price is $799.00. Your Price - $525.00 with free shipping. (1) Makro Gold Racer Metal Detector, New Price $599.00. Your Price - $475.00 with free shipping. Built on the cutting-edge RACER technology, the Gold RACER metal detector offers advanced gold prospecting capabilities. Operating at 56 kHz frequency, the Gold RACER detects the tiniest gold nuggets while ignoring harsh ground conditions and hot rocks in gold fields around the world. Standard Package Includes: GR26 (26cm x 14cm - 10'' x 5.5" DD Search Coil), Headphones, 4 x AA Alkaline Batteries. (1) Makro Racer Pro Metal Detector, New $599.00. Your Price - $400 with free shipping. (1) Makro Gold Racer Pro - New Price $899.00. Your Price - $625.00 with free shipping. These are great prices on great detectors that never been used. I will consider payment in gold, silver, potential trades, credit card or Paypal. Contact us if you have questions. Rob's Detector Sales 623-362-1459 rob@robsdetectors.com
  6. Hey Tortuga, Congrats! What about the recent ones from Bill's outing?
  7. Hello All, I'm going through my inventory and have the following detectors, Demo units used at show's, but never used in the field. They are all in new like condition with all items included, plus full warranty. These detectors will not be around long due to the price and condition. Figured right before Christmas would be the best time to unload them. (1) XP Deus Metal Detector, Model 22-WS4, Verison 3.2. New Price is $799.00. Your Price - $525.00 with free shipping. (1) Makro Gold Racer Metal Detector, New Price $599.00. Your Price - $475.00 with free shipping. Built on the cutting-edge RACER technology, the Gold RACER metal detector offers advanced gold prospecting capabilities. Operating at 56 kHz frequency, the Gold RACER detects the tiniest gold nuggets while ignoring harsh ground conditions and hot rocks in gold fields around the world. Standard Package Includes: GR26 (26cm x 14cm - 10'' x 5.5" DD Search Coil), Headphones, 4 x AA Alkaline Batteries. (1) Makro Racer Pro Metal Detector, New $599.00. Your Price - $400 with free shipping. (1) Makro Gold Racer Pro - New Price $899.00. Your Price - $625.00 with free shipping. These are great prices on great detectors that never been used. I will consider payment in gold, silver, potential trades, credit card or Paypal. Contact us if you have questions. Rob's Detector Sales 623-362-1459 rob@robsdetectors.com
  8. Minelab Metal Detector Forum Hello All, This forum will be dedicated to strickly to the Minelab Brand. Talk about metal detectors, searchcoils, accessories or whatever is allowed here as long as it's releated to the Minelab brand. Below is some information I have gather for anyone that is interested in learning more about the Minelab brand. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=dWK0AQt8W1g The Minelab Story: Since its origins in 1985 Minelab has been the world leader in providing metal detecting technologies for consumer, humanitarian demining and military needs. Through devotion to research and development and innovative design, Minelab is today a major world manufacturer of hand held metal detector products. Over the past 20 years, Minelab has introduced more innovative and practical technology than any of its competitors and has taken the metal detecting industry to new levels of excellence. Specialising in advanced electronic technologies, Minelab's competitive advantage was created early on with a highly innovative and dedicated research and development team inspired by the innovative physicist Bruce Candy. Minelab spends a higher percentage of annual revenue in research and development than any of its competitors enabling us to continue to provide cutting edge technology in metal detecting equipment. We excel in providing leading technologies and are confident that our culture of innovation and commitment to quality will ensure Minelab continues to succeed. With manufacturing, distribution and customer service operations in Australia, Europe and the United States you are always safe in the knowledge that customer care is close at hand. Minelab’s worldwide network of Authorised Dealers are able to give you the most up-to-date knowledge in products and techniques that will help you to improve your success rate in the field. Minelab products continue to set new standards in the world of metal detecting for both performance and innovation. In line with these high standards Minelab is an ISO 9001 Quality Endorsed Company. ISO 9001 is a worldwide quality standard certification that ensures continuous improvement is maintained in order to provide the highest level of product quality for our customers. We believe in a strong customer focus and working together to find innovative solutions that add value to our products. It is this commitment to the development of new technologies, along with excellence in customer service that will give you a big advantage when you are out detecting, no matter what the ground or environmental conditions. With Minelab products you will have the opportunity to find more good targets more often. In 2008 Minelab became a member of the dynamic Codan Group of Companies. The parent company, Codan Limited, is an international leader in high frequency radio and satellite communications markets with customers in over 150 countries. In 2009, Codan celebrates its commemorative year, marking 50 years of Codan communication equipment. Minelab Customer Care Helpline - If you ever have a questions, comment or concern about a Minelab product, you can now call the new Customer Care Team Number: 1-877-SOS-MLAB (1-877-767-6522) Ewout A. Kozel Operations Manager, Minelab USA North American Operations e: Ewout.Kozel@MinelabUSA.com Minelab Website, Minelab Treasure Talk, Newsletter and Minelab TV links - Minelab's Main Website - www.minelab.com Minelab's Treasure Talk - Minelab's Newsletter - Minelab's TV - Minelab Product Warranty - Dealers and customers can now submit their metal detector or product warranty information through Minelab's website. This makes it much easier for Minelab to receive the correct information and elliminate any chance of the warranty card getting lost in the mail. You can still submit your warranty cards through mail if you prefer. Standard Minelab Metal Detector Warranties are 3 Years from the date of purchase. Minelab's New Repair Warranty Info - 7 day, no questions asked product replacement Covers out-of-box failures - No questions asked! 30 day product replacement review Covers out-of-box failures up to 30 days after initial purchase! 90 day guarantee on out of warranty repair work Repair for same problem at no additional charge Free shipping back to Minelab to remedy problem (3-day select, both ways) Currently excludes Excaliburs (to be included Jan 1, 2011) For in-warranty work, they will extend a customer’s warranty for the amount of time they have the machine! Minelab Metal Detector Technologies -
  9. Hello All, Here is an old video I found back around 2014-15. I was using the Minelab GPZ 7000 metal detector, working a small ravine where I found many ounces of gold throughout the prior years. This was one ravine or wash where I always brought the next best detector to give it a whirl. For at least 10 years, I have been able to return back to this spot and find a few pieces deeper that were missed. It's a hard spot to work at least with larger coils, as the ravine or wash is loaded with large cobbles. This particular day using the GPZ 7000, I managed only a few targets, but this one happen to be gold. It was a faint whisper type target under a large cobble. I managed to remove the cobble and this is where the video pretty much starts. The nugget weighed right at 1/2 ounce and was probably 18-20 inches deep. The ravine or wash needs to be handstacked and then detected. There is no question, there is probably several ounces of larger nuggets still hiding at depth. I have dozens of older videos I haven't uploaded to Youtube. It's just a matter of time uploading these darn things. Hope you enjoyed. It's out there and "maybe even where you find it!"
  10. Hey Geof, Ya, they made an attempt here also. I think Chris cleaned it all up, I also cleaned up a few post here. Thanks for the heads up, please report anything that don't seem right.
  11. Hey Uncle Ron, Ya, several guys here in the US tried to replicate the "Walco" brand, but their product in my opinion never really did. Walco's used a great wood and the craftsmanship was excellent. Many think they can just make a pick, but the quality never holds up. Bunk makes some great picks we carry, the Burro and the Hermit. We also stock all the Apex picks.
  12. Hello All, Here is some older footage of a wash I was working with the Minelab GPZ 7000. Not all the targets were gold nuggets, but were down on bedrock in the right locations. Hope you enjoy.
  13. Hello All, Well the family finally got to break loose and enjoy a week in Jamaica. This was our first trip there, but have traveled to many spots within the Caribbean. If you have not visited Jamaica, it's worth it. The people are awesome and there are a lot of places to see. We visited some of the main attractions like Dunn's River Falls & Mystic Mountain. The Falls were awesome, they are around 900+ foot high and the water is nice and cool and many waterfalls to climb through and under. The Falls were running very strong, as there has been a lot of rain in Jamaica a week or so prior to our arrival. We spent a lot of time Snorkeling and exploring the beaches, but didn't do any detecting. I really enjoy the underwater life, as I could spend all day just floating around the coral reefs observing. I learned a bunch about the culture and what is going on in Jamaica. What was surprising is they just got their independence in 1962 from the British. Many locals stated that about 75% of the businesses are now owned by the Chinese. The locals expressed some frustration, but they again they said it's bringing in jobs. I wanted to visit the Coffee Factory, where the famous Blue Mountain coffee is grown. The Mountain is around 7000 foot above see level and this is where the coffee is grown. Jamaica has natural resources, primarily bauxite, and an ideal climate conducive to agriculture and also tourism. The discovery of bauxite in the 1940s and the subsequent establishment of the bauxite-alumina industry shifted Jamaica's economy from sugar and bananas. They also product a lot of Limestone. There are two huge ports where ships come in and have both of these products loaded up. No Gold found in Jamaica, but their Rum sure is good!
  14. Thanks Guys. Funny, I was looking at a spot and I walked over and turned on the GPZ 7000. Not more than about a foot from where I ground balanced the detector, the first target was this gold nugget. I continued to dig trash for another hour or so until I gave up on this location for now. The weather, at least in the mornings is much cooler. It did get close to 90 this last weekend in the lower desert.
  15. Hello All, Nothing to get too excited about, but this was the first target of the day. The rest of the day a lot of iron rubbish and lead bullets. I know there are some more nuggets in the area, just have to find them. Hope you enjoy this short video.
  16. Hey Mike, Thanks for sharing the nuggets. Hey, you didn't get skunked. Good to hear the SteelPhase is performing well. I finally got another batch of them in, but I'm sure they will be gone quickly. I forgot to try it out on my GPZ 7000 this last weekend. The Minelab Gold Monster is amazing. I used it for about 2 hours in this wash I found a lot of gold. I was surprised I didn't find any small nuggets, but I did dig about a dozen small pieces of lead from hard bedrock cracks. I didn't have the right tools for working the small cracks, just a larger pick and the bedrock was very hard to break up.
  17. Hey Guys, Yep, the weather is starting to cool off, at least in the morning hours now. Today it got a bit warm around 11am or so.
  18. Hello All, I haven't been out much this year, so I thought I would post this short video of a nugget and partner and I found several years back. It was found with the Minelab GPX 5000 & NF EVO 14x9 Searchcoil. It was a wash a partner and I were working down to bedrock and this piece was found in the bank of the wash. The wash bottom was decomposed Granite bedrock with some crevice or grooves in it that seems to trap nuggets well. This piece was right at 1.5 ounce solid. Here is the short Youtube video. We would appreciate a "LIKE" and FOLLOW OUR CHANNEL. Thanks!
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    Mine shafts

    Hey Guys, Back about 15 years ago I was working for a large Food Distribution Warehouse. There was a guy I worked with all the time that went out Jeep 4x4ing one evening when it was dark. He stepped out of his Jeep and walked about 20 yards away to use the restroom and fell right into a mine shaft. He dropped 300 foot and died. He had several friends that were Jeeping with him, they couldn't find him cause it was so dark for about 10 minutes. They finally realized after shinning a spot light around, they all drove right in between several old mine shafts that were not marked or fenced off. My passed friends family fought with the Sheriff's Department for over a day, as the MCSO claimed the rescue was way too dangerous. In the mine shaft, was also a small car that someone drove or pushed it in, so the rescue meant they had to go below the vehicle and rescue my passed friend. It was on the news the next day about how to be careful out in the desert due to unmarked mine shafts. This was out around Casa Grande area if I remember correctly.
  20. Hey Mike, Get out there and get them! I got the good ole skunk today with both the GPZ 7000 and Gold Monster believe it or not. I was a bit surprised, but it happens.
  21. Hey Guys, Grubstake - It was interesting to see this country. Really makes you appreciate what you have. The majority of Jamaicans are just getting by. Many try to get into the tourist industry due to tips, American money. GPX Power - Plenty of that stuff all over. You can buy it pretty much on any street corner. At the major family resorts I never seen or smelled it. Bob Marley is an Icon over there. I bought a few hand paintings of him from the locals.
  22. Hey GPX Power, I believe you purchase from the first batch, which didn't include the pouches and the prices was slightly less. From the second batch and on I raised the price to reflect the pouch now being included in the purchase to make it easier. I sent you a PM, check it out. That being said, these units are selling very well and we are down to just one unit left in stock. I will have more coming in very soon, so I recommend a pre-order from our store or call us to insure you get one of the units on the next batch from Australia.
  23. Hey Guys, I'm real surprised we were not notified about it. Many of the Distributors from my knowledge were not notified either, just rumors until everyone knew they were shutting down. Kind of weird .....
  24. Hello All, I haven't received any solid confirmation yet, but it sounds like Tesoro Metal Detectors could be shutting down their doors. Rumors of layoffs and going out of business have been floating around for about a week. If this is the case, we will no longer be stocking and selling Tesoro products. The Gifford Family has been in business for over 20 years manufacturing metal detectors. We wish them all the best in the future if the rumors are correct. Hope to have more solid information in the next couple of days. Thanks Tesoro for allowing us to sell your products for many years.