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Title: Minelab ordered
Post by: coastalguy on July 09, 2017, 05:49:54 PM
Just ordered the new Minelab 1000.    If you have a claim (depending on where) I would be willing to give this new machine a try there.   Reviews suggest can pick up "pin pricks" of gold.
Title: Re: Minelab ordered
Post by: beav on July 10, 2017, 03:48:26 AM
Hey coastalguy.

Keep us updated as to how you like the new detector and if it can in fact pick up that ultra-small gold that the GoldBug 2 (up to this point), has been famous for finding. I suspect there may be a lot of GB2's appearing on Kijiji and craigslist sites if the GM1000 is as good as early reports say it is.  Time will tell.

Beav (other coast!)
Title: Re: Minelab ordered
Post by: sunshine on July 13, 2017, 08:47:57 AM
With any detector, it will take some practice.  Sounds like a great machine.  Good luck and let us know what you think.  I look forward to pics of nuggies!
Title: Re: Minelab ordered
Post by: undersc0re on October 19, 2017, 06:24:59 PM
Just ordered the new Minelab 1000.    If you have a claim (depending on where) I would be willing to give this new machine a try there.   Reviews suggest can pick up "pin pricks" of gold.

Interested in hearing if it can pick up small nuggies, especially as deep as 6 inches. I had a gold bug 2 for a few years and an at gold as well and was not impressed with them, even spending hours and hours with different size flakes and test nuggets. Good luck with the new detector!
Title: Re: Minelab ordered
Post by: buckshotbob on February 08, 2019, 08:36:27 AM
I own a 5000 and have found some neat things with it.
Title: Re: Minelab ordered
Post by: sunshine on February 11, 2019, 03:20:38 PM
I have both the GPX5000 and Gold Bug Pro.  I have actually found more gold with the VLF machine, but there are places where the PI is required.  Good luck with your 1000.  Sounds like an interesting detector.