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Post  GPMAN on Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:48 pm

Hello everyone.

Well where to find gold hey? I guess the answer is simple in the ground! Laughing

But i was after some advice.

Regarding where to look i have been doing a lot of research of late, looking into a number of maps and of course reading on this very informative forum. study

I've been to a number of the "flogged spots" in the GT. but a lass no gold Sad I am still very motivated and loving the outdoors and fresh feel of walking around.

I run a Standard ML GP3000 with a 11" DD

I guess what i would like help with is my coil size on the detector. What size and type etc as i feel like i get bugger all depth when swinging?

And a few areas i can try on my weekends that's within a car drive.

I'm not after exact locations or anything but would really like to know areas that i can work on.

And i happy to go with some one if they want a buddy.


Anyway.

Thanks for your time. See you on the goldfields




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Post  Wombat on Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:06 pm

GPman are you finding anything at all like 22 bullets, bird shot, small nails,?? If so then you are working in the right direction. Try to use your machine in Mono and not DD. That coil was made for that machine and it will find gold. Work around the edge of old digging and not necessary in amongst the digging as there is a better chance to find a rouge nugget that the old boys missed. Also go and get onto a training day like at Coiltek Maryborough, this will save you years of hard work. You can use your 3000. I know plenty of chaps out there that did not find their first nugget for years. So get training and this will save a lot of heart ache
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Post  piston broke on Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:16 pm

Hi GPMAN, welcome aboard. I think a mono coil would be a better choice. I hope you are swinging LOW and SLOW, as this will increase your chances greatly.
It is an awesome hobby so i hope you have some success and stick with it. cheers Pete.
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Post  GPMAN on Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:19 pm

Wombat wrote:GPman are you finding anything at all like 22 bullets, bird shot, small nails,?? If so then you are working in the right direction. Try to use your machine in Mono and not DD. That coil was made for that machine and it will find gold. Work around the edge of old digging and not necessary in amongst the digging as there is a better chance to find a rouge nugget that the old boys missed. Also go and get onto a training day like at Coiltek Maryborough, this will save you years of hard work. You can use your 3000. I know plenty of chaps out there that did not find their first nugget for years. So get training and this will save a lot of heart ache
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Thanks mate,

Funny you should say that. I did a training day at coiltek last weekend it was really good to talk to the boys


what size mono?

and yes finding many bullets just need more depth i think.

thanks.
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Post  GPMAN on Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:20 pm

piston broke wrote:Hi GPMAN, welcome aboard. I think a mono coil would be a better choice. I hope you are swinging LOW and SLOW, as this will increase your chances greatly.
It is an awesome hobby so i hope you have some success and stick with it. cheers Pete.

Swinging LOW and SLOW boss Wink

Any recommendations on coils?

Cheers Pete.

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Post  Wombat on Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:53 pm

GPman most nuggets are found just below the surface to down about 16" to 18" down with most detectors of the day so your 11" DD coil will more than handle that. Master that coil first and find your first bit of gold then you can experiment with other coils knowing that you and your detector can find gold. The only other coil that I may be looking at is a 10"X 5" DD eliptical Coil I had one on my 3000 and found plenty of small gold but not deep. Listen for those nice quiet sounds that could be deep gold. Just keep going mate you will find gold with that machine and with that 11" coil
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Post  Guest on Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:24 am

G'day GPMAN and welcome to the forum.. Very Happy .. You should have no trouble finding gold with the 3000, I recon the 3000 was a great machine... I traded mine for the 3500 when it came out and I recon my 3000 was as good if not better than the 3500... So all I can say is persist and you will be rewarded... Very Happy

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Post  kon61 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:36 am

Welcome to the forum Pete.

GP 3000,for general purpose use on both small to medium sized nuggets at very good depth,Coiltek 14" round terracotta mono for low to medium mineralized ground,14" round Coiltek dd pro elite,for highly mineralized ground. Clean up coils for the tiny sub grammers at shallow depth,(where ground permits) you can't go past the Coiltek 10x5 mono or it's dd twins in Coiltek or Commander for working highly mineralized ground.

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Post  GPMAN on Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:40 am

Anyway anyone have some good areas to try?
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Post  Guest on Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:17 am

GPMAN wrote:Anyway anyone have some good areas to try?

There are many many places outlined in many posts in here ! Read on ! cheers

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Post  onebob on Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:49 am

G'Day GPMAN,

start here https://golddetecting.forumotion.net/t605-australian-goldfields then visit any detector hire shop and buy the guides for your area of interest.

happy hunting

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Post  Grumpybunz on Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:46 am

GPMAN wrote:Anyway anyone have some good areas to try?
Ballarat in the creeks.. They just dont realise that the whole place has Gold.. We used to find it right up to the town center
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Post  Guest on Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:19 pm

Well you say you are doing research! Well doing that will give you tons of locations to go!

Most importantly make sure you have legal access to the ground a miners right too!

The GT is world famous nugget district and only last week someone found a 177 ounce nugget!

I think the biggest mistake newcomers make is covering too much ground too quick and not listening for the faint signals!

If you can afford an upgrade to a 4500 or 5000 that will make the job much easier!

Cordell Kent said in the 177 ounce speech the nugget will have your name on it!

Best of luck!

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Post  lockie86 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:47 pm

hey gpman, stick with your 3000 mate the main thing a gpx is beter at is picking up EMI and finding gold dust. Razz

wile your starting out forget about mono coils, on a gp series in most places in the GT all they will find is hot rocks and ground noise, the 14" round Coiltek dd pro elite is awsome it will find smaller gold deeper and larger gold deeper then the Standard 11" DD Cool

what setings have you been using?

and what area's have you been looking?

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Post  GPMAN on Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:14 pm

lockie86 wrote:hey gpman, stick with your 3000 mate the main thing a gpx is beter at is picking up EMI and finding gold dust. Razz

wile your starting out forget about mono coils, on a gp series in most places in the GT all they will find is hot rocks and ground noise, the 14" round Coiltek dd pro elite is awsome it will find smaller gold deeper and larger gold deeper then the Standard 11" DD Cool

what setings have you been using?

and what area's have you been looking?

lockie


Hi lockie86

So far I've been to creswick, maryborough, heathcote and Dunolly. i was thinking of getting a larger coil you think DD is the way to go on the older machines?

In regards to setting im still playing round with them have been running in deep mode as it seems to have a more even threshold.

A few people have told me to press the tune button and then turn it off after a few seconds to lock the frequency to run the machine quieter.

Any idea of places to camp and detect for aussie day weekend?








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Post  lockie86 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:48 pm

your better off with a dd coil to begin with becoz no mater were you are in the triangle it will run smooth enough to find some gold, in most places in vic the ground is to hot for a gp to gain much advantage running a mono az you will spend more time digging ground noise and hot rocks.

I believe az long az you get your threshold smooth it doesn't mater how you tune it.

deep mode is great on big deep nugget's but your more likely to find gold using normal sensitive

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