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Gold detectors
« on: January 05, 2018, 10:11:06 AM »
Thinking about having a crack at doing some gold and relic detecting when we are out and about for a bit of fun.
Any recommendations from users on a proven detector around $1000
Thanks in advance.  :cheers:
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Re: Gold detectors
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 10:25:24 AM »
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Re: Gold detectors
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 10:31:28 AM »
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Re: Gold detectors
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 11:24:14 AM »
 For Gold you really want a real gold machine, for Coin/Relic, xterra 705, Any Garret Machine eg atx Max or the like
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Re: Gold detectors
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2018, 11:46:53 AM »
Hi Pottsy, Minelab are one of the best for gold, but flaming dear, Craig
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Re: Gold detectors
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2018, 12:00:42 PM »
For $50  You can get one that beeps to tell you its found metal when you move it through the air in an open space ... Hopefully it will be able to find enough coins in the sand to repay the cost of it and the 9V batteries  By next Christmas .. Thanks kids  ;D
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Deep-Sensitive-Metal-Detector-Searching-Gold-Digger-Treasure-Hunter-Beginners-MS/142594830235?hash=item2133506f9b:g:UjMAAOSwO7haFkAY
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Re: Gold detectors
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2018, 02:54:53 PM »
For $50  You can get one that beeps to tell you its found metal when you move it through the air in an open space ... Hopefully it will be able to find enough coins in the sand to repay the cost of it and the 9V batteries  By next Christmas .. Thanks kids  ;D
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Deep-Sensitive-Metal-Detector-Searching-Gold-Digger-Treasure-Hunter-Beginners-MS/142594830235?hash=item2133506f9b:g:UjMAAOSwO7haFkAY
So I just point it at my money tree and all should be good. :D :D :D
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Re: Gold detectors
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2018, 07:51:23 PM »
Pottsy
        For 1K your looking at a detector  new or preloved   ??? that will get  you hooked or not  . Walking around looking for a Good Beep might put you off . lf you were to invest 2 or 3 times that amount then your in a different class of kit . Do some Minelab research in store & on the Evilbay  . This will provide you with more info . :cheers:
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Re: Gold detectors
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2018, 08:06:23 PM »
go Hire a few first see what works for you

Good machines are ****in expensive.
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Re: Gold detectors
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2018, 08:12:24 PM »
go Hire a few first see what works for you

Good machines are ****in expensive.
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Re: Gold detectors
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2018, 08:16:55 PM »
But they may well pay for themselves    >:D   ??? ???             :cup:          :cheers:
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Re: Gold detectors
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2018, 04:20:26 PM »
Done the deed, went to Minersden in Adelaide and bought a Minelab exterra 705 dual coil, now for some fun and hopefully recoup some dollars over the years.
See ya on the diggings! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: Gold detectors
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2018, 04:25:39 PM »
Good luck if your going to try around adelaide most of it is on private property up mid north
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Re: Gold detectors
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2018, 05:00:38 PM »
Hit the beach early  in fact just after dawn before all the others turn up . Make yourself a curse sieve so you can dig up the targets with out using your hands . Sometimes you have to be careful . You will find hair clips , ring pulls , wire , tin foil ,cans , bottle tops , coins & jewellery of all sorts of stuff  . Have fun             :cheers:
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Re: Gold detectors
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2018, 11:07:51 AM »
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Re: Gold detectors
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2018, 11:35:26 AM »
Do yourself a favour mate and purchase a handheld pinpointer, saves digging to china for a $2 coin  ;D many models to choose from online or at your local md store  :cheers:
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Re: Gold detectors
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2018, 03:34:07 PM »
Just for giggles keep a dairy of you finds & see how long it is before you pay off the kit  :cup: :cheers:
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Re: Gold detectors
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2018, 04:49:08 PM »
Just for giggles keep a dairy of you finds & see how long it is before you pay off the kit  :cup: :cheers:
Great idea, might just reinforce to SWMBO that it was a worthwhile investment. :D :D
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Re: Gold detectors
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2018, 06:38:05 PM »
You would be better off with a gold pan .  Join a club and learn from all the people who made mistakes

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Re: Gold detectors
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2018, 06:40:13 PM »
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You would be better off with a gold pan .  Join a club and learn from all the people who made mistakes
spent many many weekends for years with the olds camping on the banks of the Turon at Sofala and also out at Hill End panning... was fun as a kid, dunno if I'd have the patience these days ;)
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Re: Gold detectors
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2018, 08:13:41 PM »
Went panning once with the wife and kids at Sovereign Hill, guaranteed gold, funniest bit though, my lad about 8 at the time went arse over tit into the creek, soaked to the skin and all he could say was its ok dad, the pan with gold in it is sitting on the bank! :cup:
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Re: Gold detectors
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2018, 11:55:52 AM »
1st swing today for half an hr, $2 a bit of foil and a cigarette butt,

It's a start, $848 to go :cup:
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Re: Gold detectors
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2018, 02:36:11 PM »
Way to go Pottsy, and had a lot of fun I bet.

Last week I found 2 small bits close together so Mrs Kangaron got the rake out, and they kept coming.
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Re: Gold detectors
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2018, 02:47:38 PM »
Way to go Pottsy, and had a lot of fun I bet.

Last week I found 2 small bits close together so Mrs Kangaron got the rake out, and they kept coming.
Have to go back to find big brother.
fantastic, congrats on that, I hope they keep coming up for you.
I think I know that bit of bush, now all I need to do is seperate it from the other 20,000 sq kms!
Happy hunting ;D :D ;D
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Re: Gold detectors
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2018, 02:58:46 PM »
My first wife was a great gold detector , took me for everything .  ;D >:(
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