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  1. Hello All, I just received two great trade-in Minelab Pulse Induction metal detectors. The price does not include shipping. Both units are in great condition and include stock accessories and some other stuff. I will get some pictures up later, but I'm sure these units will not last long. Please contact me ASAP if you're interested. I will not ship Internationally on these unit, US sales only. Used Minelab GP 3000 Metal Detector, includes stock accessories and 11" DD Round & 18" Round GP Extreme Black searchcoils. Asking $1500 firm. Used Minelab GPX 4000 Metal Detector, includes stock accessories and 11" DD Round & 15x12" Commander Mono Searchcoils. Asking $2000 firm. Both units have control box covers. The warranties on both units has expired, but I will honor a 30 day warranty from date of purchase. Both units have been checked out and work great. I will post more details about the units and exactly all accessories, but some customers wanted to know about them now. Contact us at - 623.362.1459 or text me at - 602.909.9008. You can also email us at - Two great Minelab Pulse Induction gold detectors for anyone looking to get into the Pulse Induction technology and get more depth, better mineral immunity and superior performance over the conventional VLF gold detectors.
  2. Hey Guys, I have been selling White's products for some time now, most are not listed on my site due to time. That being said, I had the opportunity some time back to start to carry White's products, so I jumped on it. The main reason was to be able to sell all major brands, but secondly, the results and field tests of the new White's Goldmaster 24K and some rumors of the new TDI. A few guys I trust on field reports have been using the Gold Master 24K for some time now and claim it's getting more depth than any other VLF on the market in it's class, including the Gold Monster 1000. It also seems to be more sensitive per their reports and findings. I have been testing this unit for some time, but haven't posted any Youtube videos or reports myself yet. What I can say honestly right now is that it does seem to have better sensitivity on specimens in my opinion vs. the Gold Monster and other VLF's I have used to date and it does have a bit more punch. I haven't decided yet on what VLF detector I'm going to run with, but I'm really impressed with what White's did with this new 24K unit. Anyone else using or testing the new White's Goldmaster 24K gold detector? Would love to hear what you have to say.
  3. Hey Garikfox, A piece like this would be considered a specimen and would in my opinion be more valuable as it. That being said, some will crush up the rock and pan out the gold. This is pretty much what the old-timers would do on pieces like this and free milling gold ore. Today the market for buying/selling gold is different, there are collectors that really value these type of pieces. However, back in the late 1800's or early 1900's I believe it was about getting the gold, there wasn't any collectors or interest in "specimen value."
  4. Hey Fred, Yes, I think this goes for all picks that have a large pick point on one end. I'm not sure if you remember, but Walco had a pick with a huge pick point, probably 2 times the normal size. A friend and I were hiking up this steep hillside years ago and he slipped off a rock and fell onto the pick point. I thought for sure he was dead, as he yelled out a loud scream and I seen him quickly grab his side. The pick tip just missed from going right into him, but it did tear off about 1/16th of an inch of flesh about 3 inches long. If it was any closer, it would have punctured into him, not telling what would of happen. We were at least an hour away from the vehicle, so this could have been bad, real Bad! I recommend if possible on these type of picks to be careful when climbing. What would be nice is some type of hard plastic or something that could cover the sharp pick end while hiking and it could be removed when you need to use the pick. Just a thought, P.S. Yes, Bunk need to build me about 20 more of each .....
  5. Hey Guys, I have never been there, but heard a lot of stories and even sold detectors to a few of those guys there. The videos are great and sure get the blood pumping.
  6. Hey Adam, Believe it or not, customers have a wide range of what they want when it comes to prospecting picks. Myself I like just one magnet and a good lightweight pick around 20-24 inches in length. However, some really like a ton of magnets on their picks, while others don't want any as they believe some specimens that contain iron and gold could be picked up and discarded. Over the years of selling a bunch of different picks brands, some of the most popular where the Walco and Hodan brands. I sold hundreds of both brands, the Hodan were very lightweight, while the Walco picks were moderate weight, but built almost construable. The Apex brand is one of only a few brands that are still in business. They make a bunch of different sizes, magnet choices and they can even customize a pick if needed. They are a bit pricey, but they back the picks really well. I think there is a huge market for Bunk to sell a bunch more picks, but the production has been really slow.
  7. Mike, I got the PM and sent you back one. I also sent Bunk a message, but haven't heard back yet.
  8. Hey Garik, I have and sell them. If I don't currently have one in stock, I will have it shipped directly to you.
  9. Hey Boulder Dash, Yes, you could buy 10 today from me of course, then sell them ... LOL Just kidding.
  10. Hey Guys, Way2cool - They never gave an explanation on why there is a price increase just on these two units. If I hear something I will post about it. Roger - The Gold Monster 1000 metal detector is actually one of the best VLF gold detectors on the market today. It's priced right at $799.00 (currently) and comes with two searchcoils, the 5" round and the 8x5" Elliptical. The Gold Monster is very simple to use, no question the easiest turn on and go gold detectors on the market today. Minelab started to sell some items like control boxes to the public, but that kind of stopped. It does show the Gold Monster control box as an accessory, saying you can buy this only if something would happen to the one you have. The are not fragile, I have had one since they came out and it's bounced around on my quad, even off it one time, so I know they are durable like all other Minelab detectors. Hope this helps a bit,
  11. Hello All, Just a FYI, Minelab will be raising the price on both the Minelab SDC 2300 and the Minelab Gold Monster 1000 effective 08-15-2019. If anyone is on the fence, this might be the time to jump in and get a unit before the price increase. Minelab Gold Monster 1000 - $799.00 increased to $849.00 Minelab SDC 23000 - $3750.00 increased to $3799.00 We have free items included with both items if purchased from us, along with free shipping and unlimited support. We would love to earn your business and promise we will treat you right!
  12. Hey Garik, Over the years there has been a lot of debate on coils and aftermarket coils. You bring up a good point, the "coils don't say Minelab on them." Over the years some believed the Minelab coils, such as the Commanders were fine tuned better than aftermarket coils. I'm not an expert, so I couldn't honestly say one way or another. I have found gold with all the coils over the years. That being said, many aftermarket coils such as Coiltek, Nugget Finder, Detach and other make great coils and other choices and configurations that Minelab don't make. The new coils are flat wind technology coils, so they are more sensitive and get a bit more depth than the older conventional Mono or DD coils. These coils would include the Coiltek Elite and Nugget Finder Evolution (EVO) series. Hope this helps a bit,
  13. Hey Fishing8046, I have noticed over the years with the Pulse Induction metal detectors I have been able to get more depth and found gold I missed. I'm not sure if the ground is more conductive, or if the wet ground is eliminate more ground noise. That being said, it's seems to work with the PI's at least. If you have any old patch, I would recommend running across it a few days after a rain when the ground is moist, not soaking wet to see what you might turn up.
  14. Hey Del, You got one of the last Burro's I had in stock, so Thanks for your business. The Hermit and Burro picks from Bunk are great prospecting tools. I'm hoping to get another batch of both in very soon. They are very well built and Bunk takes care of any issues that the pick might experience beyond normal wear and tear.
  15. Hey Boulder Dash, Excellent report and gold finds. Thanks for sharing with it, many are unable to get out in the heat or are working too much. The posting of yours and others sure gives us encouragement that it's still out there to be found.