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Post  Jag49 on Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:06 pm

Enough of the ranting and raving let's get down to the nitty gritty.

PLEASE anyone with actual finds with the SDC either gold, relics or junk can we please see some photos of your finds. Alternatively if you've actually used one and found nothing please let us know as well. Hopefully we can establish a creditable record of how it's performing out there.

HOPEFULLY the discussions on the pros/cons of the unit can be left to fester in other posts, lets see some concrete results rather than just rumours and fiction .... remember a picture is worth much more than mere words.

Here's hoping, T.

ps will post photos of my finds as soon as I work out how to resize them (alas only junk).

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Post  Jag49 on Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:00 pm

Results of 2 hours in Taradale, not a renowned nugget area but anythings worth a try.
Could only stand 2 hours in the drizzle that was falling.
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Post  rc62burke on Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:06 pm

Jag49 wrote:Results of 2 hours in Taradale, not a renowned nugget area but anythings worth a try.
Could only stand 2 hours in the drizzle that was falling.
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Hey Jag
Mate I think you need to take it back for a warranty claim it does not appear to be working!!!!! there are no lead shot in your pic!!!!

 lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! jocolor jocolor jocolor jocolor jocolor jocolor geek geek flower scratch 

Sorry mate couldn't help it  Very Happy Very Happy 

Would be nice to see some vids of nugget digs etc
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Post  Guest on Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:18 pm

Today's nugs ranging from 0.07-0.6, 3.9g total. From the surface down to 10".  Please don't tell the dept, as I'm pretty sure most are (flychit) and should have thrown back Laughing   Sorry Lee was too busy digging gold to stuff around with a video camera  Wink

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Post  Jag49 on Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:55 pm

Four hours around Creswick, windy as hell, luckily just branches not trees coming down, the coins are not for size comparison, they were detected around an old shaft that someone must have been working.
No gold,just showing it as it is .......
Cheers T.
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Post  Guest on Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:59 pm

Goldgeo wrote:Today's nugs ranging from 0.07-0.6, 3.9g total. From the surface down to 10".  Please don't tell the dept, as I'm pretty sure most are (flychit) and should have thrown back Laughing   Sorry Lee was too busy digging gold to stuff around with a video camera  Wink

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Nice gold there even for flychit  Razz Not after your exact location or anything but interested to know what state to compare who's finding what where.

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Post  Guest on Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:00 pm

Jag49 wrote:Four hours around Creswick, windy as hell, luckily just branches not trees coming down, the coins are not for size comparison, they were detected around an old shaft that someone must have been working.
No gold,just showing it as it is .......
Cheers T.
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Speaker or headphones?

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Post  searching on Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:17 am

Yesterday was the 8th day out with the SDC 2300 and it has found gold each time, as well as numerous bird shot and tiny pieces of tin. We are prospecting in WA with GPX 5000's, but felt that the 2300 might recover a little more yellow from the many areas that had produced multiple pieces of small gold in the past, but now seemed to be exhausted. I have photos of the first 2 day's gold finds, but can't master the art of loading them.
The gold statistics are:-
Day 1 - 6 for 1.5 grams
Day 2 - 10 for 2.0
Day 3 - 4 for 1.5
Day 4 - 4 for 1.6
Day 5 - 9 for 1.9
Day 6 - 2 for .9
Day 7 - 6 for .9 (1/2 day)
Day 8 - 4 for 1.5

The largest piece was .8 and the smallest .1. The targets(gold and junk) were checked on the first 2 days against the 5000 with a 12 x 7 NF coil (smallest we have) and 70% could not be heard by the 5000.
Very satisfied with the total of 45 for 11.8 - detector 10% paid for! The GPX will still be the tool of choice for general prospecting, but in areas where we cannot get any more, a run with the SDC might save us from a "goldless day".

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Post  Qld Sandy on Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:19 am

Day one - 1 hour detecting on an old patch.

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Day two - 4 hours detecting on another old patch.

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Post  Guest on Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:53 am

[quote="Burranah"]
Goldgeo wrote:Today's nugs ranging from 0.07-0.6, 3.9g total. From the surface down to 10".  Please don't tell the dept, as I'm pretty sure most are (flychit) and should have thrown back Laughing   Sorry Lee was too busy digging gold to stuff around with a video camera  Wink


Nice gold there even for flychit  Razz Not after your exact location or anything but interested to know what state to compare who's finding what where.

WA

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Post  Guest on Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:48 am

Thanks - looks to be going well over there & Qld too. Been picking up a few bits in "goldless" SA too by the looks of Nenad's vids.

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Post  GoldHound on Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:28 pm

Here's a pic of the 3x small specks that I got when I tested the SDC that I mentioned in my initial report.
Found on an old surfacing on the Turon, highly mineralized, flogged to death by me and many others.
Humble beginnings I know, but I would have got plenty more if I didn't spend so much time testing and traveling from spot to spot to perform the tests I wanted to perform to prove its performance.

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All easily heard targets that the GPX 5000 couldn't pick up.
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Post  Rikademis on Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:02 pm

It's making me think about selling my GP3000. I was considering a GPX4500 but for similar $$ I'm thinking this might be an easier option.

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Post  Guest on Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:18 pm

Here is today's effort, 26 nuggets in 3hours. Probably would have got more but it took me a while to find some once out of the hole. Thank god for my girly scoop  Embarassed 

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Post  Jag49 on Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:53 pm

Burranah wrote:
Speaker or headphones?

Mix of both with and without ... I wear hearing aids and glasses to then have headphones on as well can be awkward (hearing aids are around $2500 each to replace and I've lost one previously).
Cheers T.


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Post  Qld Sandy on Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:32 pm

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Post  goldchaser on Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:51 pm

Qld Sandy wrote:SDC 2300 ACTUAL FINDS 34b4acb6-3ec3-4e52-9943-fed05b8a6d5a

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If you read the heading of the post Sandy it says "actual finds"
Not that out of date stuff from the cupboard.....
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Post  Qld Sandy on Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:40 pm

Those are today's finds. Interestingly my mate with his 5000 and a 14" coil got 1 piece (not in the photo) for 0.2 grams.

I see why you lift heavy fings now.  cyclops 
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Post  goldchaser on Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:08 pm

Qld Sandy wrote:Those are today's finds. Interestingly my mate with his 5000 and a 14" coil got 1 piece (not in the photo) for 0.2 grams.

I see why you lift heavy fings now.  cyclops 


Haha. Might get to join this thread tomorrow,maybe,put it over a fresh patch too...
Keen to see it running,and im glad you took that the right way....
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Post  Qld Sandy on Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:43 am

I've been running on the top setting (5). Halfway through yesterday, I reduced that to 4 as it ran better on the ground at that. I also used the headphones and what a %$^#^% pain they are. That is about to change!!  Nothing in the way of ground noise so far, and 2 hotrocks. The 5000/sadie coil is as good for most bits I've checked except the real small ones, but in Fine Gold, the 5000 also gets numerous hot ground and hotrock signals. The SDC is a good checker of those for your mates to help them out.  T06 
Total so far in 32 nuggets for about 14.7 grams (smallest so far is 0.15 at around 3"+ in a small gully) for about 9 hours of fun. I say fun because it sure doesn't seem like work. Cheers.
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Post  Narrawa on Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:45 pm

Sorry folks...i cant resit this......

I found some nuggets today, one of which may take SDC owner/operators a life time to find in equivalent weight. T08 


It was point 3 grams. T05  T05 

Not going to tell the other sizes, that would be just wrong of me.!! T05  T05
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Post  Guest on Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:10 am

5 small bits for around 0.4g from memory.


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Post  Reno Chris on Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:44 am

50 grams of SDC 2300 gold from California and Alaska, USA. Keep hunting small stuff and you will probably find some big stuff too. Finding a little gold regularly can help keep you focused and listening closely. The weight of the little ones does add up.
(and yes, it bangs hard on those big nuggets)
The bigger nuggets and those to the right of them are from Alaska, and the ones to the left of the big nuggets are from California.

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Post  goldenhero on Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:51 am

Nice collection there Chris , the SDC is working great on your Gold areas , a big difference in the smooth water warn Cali nuggets and the rougher placer Alaskan ones , congrats ..cheers Mick

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Post  Narrawa on Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:12 pm

Reno Chris and others, i was just taking the p!ss. Shocked Laughing Laughing 

I can't think of a better brand or model detector that would compete with the SDC for smallish gold. My only gripe is....there's not enough 4500/5k user's making the switch.
 and i wasn't grinning like Dr Evil when i said that.   V22
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Post  Reno Chris on Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:50 am

I made a goof on my original post - the rough ones are from California, the smoother ones are Alaska.

Narrawa - My SDC is a tool to go with my other detectors. I cant see ditching my 5000 for my SDC 2300, but cant think of a better machine for a new chum who has not worked with a metal detector before who wants to get started detecting in Australia. Should help grow the grey nomad legion even more!
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Post  Qld Sandy on Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:36 pm

54 nuggets and specimens so far from old patches for around 20 enjoyable hours detecting, for just over one ounce of gold.
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Post  Detrackozi on Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:56 pm

What can I say but anytime you want me to show you how to find small gold on your old patch with the 4500 or 5000 give me a call
we must just do a good job on our patches

If you are finding that many bits and the sizes you are posting then you had not done you patch to good in the past or was it you just spent the time looking for slugs and not using small coils and listening for the crumbs.

We are not finding the 2300 straight out of the box that great yes picked up gold and buck shots but the audio is not making the nuggets jump out at you that's for sure still got to try it now with the amp/mod and open speaker but if happy look out there will be a 2300 for sale for $3600
with the bits it found. T29

These bits here are a lot smaller then what has been showing up on here with the 2300 and these bits were found with the 2100 and 8" coil
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