Minelab Gold Monster 1000

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Thanks for the tips Maccatuna. I have been experimenting in my yard with hot rocks and gold. And yep, I can pick the difference in tone when over the gold. Thanks for the vid too. Ill give it a go Tuesday when Im out. Cheers.
 
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Thanks for the video maccatuna, I assume you would focus more on listening for the good signal rather than watching the screen?
Hoping to buy a GM1000 soon, your thread has helped explain how to run it and what to listen for, thanks.
 
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Yes that's right ...at the end of the day it's a metal detector not a gold detector....it can only indicate whether it is a ferrous or non ferrous target....its left up to you to decide the rest....in saying that I've had the indicator show full iron target identification then only to dig down a few inches to see it change to the complete opposite..ending up as a gold nugget...
 

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Ive noticed a few discussions around the forums / farcebook etc where some people compare the GM to a GPX & seem to overlook the fundamental difference in that the GM is a wideband VLF.
I haven't had mine very long, & not found gold with it yet, but in practising with it on test pieces Im learning the noises it makes, starting to ignore the screen indicator, & I quiet like the little beast, & its not too bad as a coin/relic hunter in low trash areas, although I prefer my XT for that.... An EQ600/800 is on the wishlist ... oneday
 

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Thankyou Maccatuna, like you I have been watching youtube and all the different ideas out there becoming confusing, I can not wait to get out and have a go. I was testing at home running over my wedding ring and the sound is very different to the ground noise I was getting. Your video is excellent.
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Hi Maccatuna

I ran the GM in full manual today as per your advice. I took a small bit of gold with me in a plastic zip lock bag and put it next to any target to compare the noise difference. It worked really well, I found a total of 2 bits, including my test bit which I had no idea Id lost until the GM picked it. Its the small bit in the photo.

I found that I can listen for targets using deep all metal manual 10, or look for targets using gold-mode manual 10 and the screen. But I think using the screen is distracting and better to focus on the sounds.

One thing that wasted half my day was that I was detecting around old iron bark trees. Really great targets but I never found anything. Turns out all the targets was the mineralisation in the tree. It set the GM off like crazy.

Thanks again Maccatuna. :clap:

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Thanks mate legend i haven't got any gold i may take a little lead shot with me i only picked up the monster a week ago
 
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ordered a gold monster today going to vic ina couple weeks i will give your settings a try thanks for the info
 
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Small coil cos its lighter and picks less minerisation noise bcos it has less area coverage compared to the 10 inch.
 

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Can anyone give me an idea of the possible depth the GM will get a larger nugget, say a 1 gram or even 5 grams.
I know how good it is on the tiniest of peices but I was wondering if its worth getting one to work heavily trashy sites from the old timers where there's still good gold
 

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