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Post  tirp56 Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:53 pm

well guys its finally here but with a big price tag ,which i for one cant justify ,so we will just have to wait and see

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Post  shandeemax Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:13 pm

$8000 Yikes that hurts! affraid affraid
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Post  adrian ss Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:37 am

I think ML is targeting Africa with the 6000. They will snap it up by the truck load where here in Australia those with the 2300, 5000, 7000 have already got great detectors and might not be too keen on spending 8000 dollars on a machine that may not be a lot better than what they already have.
Certainly at 8 grand it is well out of my reach.
Picking itty bitty tiny nuggets out of the dirt is not my idea of fun anymore.
Just a thought?
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Post  moredeep Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:57 am

anything under a gram I chuck back Q35 Q24


cheers moredeep
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Post  pablop Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:20 pm

moredeep wrote:anything under a gram I chuck back Q35 Q24


cheers    moredeep

Just leave a map of where you have been and where you have thrown your tiddlers and I will scoop them up. To me, any gold is good gold.
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Post  geof_junk Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:57 pm

moredeep wrote:anything under a gram I chuck back  


cheers    moredeep
 You are young make that a pennyweight and I am with you.Q35Q24
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Post  adrian ss Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:18 pm

A nugget that takes one of these to get it out of the ground might catch my interest. Laughing

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Post  joe82 Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:25 am

I want to see tests compared with the 7 the 5 ATM the only thing I see it having over the 7000 is less weight ????

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Post  gef50 Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:50 am

the only see over the 5k is onboard battery Razz
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Post  joe82 Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:37 pm

True that yeah the cable can be a pain in the A*s*

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Post  Mechanic Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:27 pm

joe82 wrote:True that yeah the cable can be a pain in the A*s*
Hi Joe,

Disclaimer: This is some shameless self promotion! Very Happy
So you don't like being tethered to the detector?

https://www.detectronicsaustralia.com/product-page/busy-b-dbv-wireless-battery-system

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Post  joe82 Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:21 am

Arrrhhhh yes indeed now ya talking I may just have to set my 5000 up for the wife when she gets back in the field cheers for the info mick 👍

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Post  bowenboi Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:32 am

At just over a meter the 6000 picks up a piece of steel in a flogged area .minelab 6000 detector 20210412

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Post  joe82 Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:26 am

Doesn’t that hit ya in the #### but mate if that was a chunk of yellow it’s yours 👍👍👍

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Post  tirp56 Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:10 pm

well guys you have had them out in the field whats the verdict ??

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Post  bowenboi Wed May 05, 2021 9:09 pm

As I mentioned there is a issue with the 6k
I've spoken to Minelab dealers and it needs to be sent back in to have boards separated by clips that were not put in at manufacturing.
i am not canning the 6k I'm informing people .
Is there any truth in this claim.
Cheers.

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Post  hiluxer Thu May 06, 2021 5:23 pm

bowenboi wrote:As I mentioned there is a issue with the 6k
I've spoken to Minelab dealers and it needs to be sent back in to have boards separated by clips that were not put in at manufacturing.
i am not canning the 6k  I'm informing people .
Is there any truth in this claim.
Cheers.

You didn't previously mention any such issue on this forum, mate.
You say you've spoken to Minelab dealers and that you're "informing" people, but then ask if there's any truth to it! Sounds more like you're spreading some Facebook fake news, perhaps?

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Post  GemQ Thu May 06, 2021 6:34 pm

bowenboi wrote:As I mentioned there is a issue with the 6k
I've spoken to Minelab dealers and it needs to be sent back in to have boards separated by clips that were not put in at manufacturing.
i am not canning the 6k  I'm informing people .
Is there any truth in this claim.
Cheers.

Get a life.

Post this crap up on multiple forums and then log off them. Congratulations hero 🤬
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Post  mbasko Sat May 08, 2021 3:05 pm

Well there is a little bit of truth to it.
Due to the GPX6000 having 2 x boards there is obviously a different process in manufacturing. As a result some GPX6000's were delivered with a connecting cable not clipped onto the boards correctly.
You will know if you have this issue out of the box because it will fail to turn on fully at all. If it turns on ok no issue. Very simple.
I know this because mine was one of them! The Minelab technician told me there had been others but I've not seen or heard of any so it looks like only a small percentage may have been affected!
I had purchased 2 x GPX6000's at the same time in the first batch for myself & a friend - mine had the issue & his did not.
I haven't seen or heard any information to suggest that the issue will or might occur to any other first batch GPX6000's that are operational out of the box? If so, I would assume they would have asked me to return both machines at that time!
The issue should not occur with future batches now.

Minelab (as usual) delivered terrific service/repair within a week & kept me informed of what was happening.
They would have dispatched an immediate replacement but due to demand there was no available stock in Australia. The Minelab technician also told me the problem takes them ~5 minutes to fix. Not a major issue just a pain.
Could have been a bit of an inconvenience but as it was I was on roster & unable to use it anyway that week.
Now it's been repaired, tested & I'm out finding gold without issue. I have no complaints or concerns about it at all!

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Post  AraratGold Sat May 08, 2021 6:28 pm

So GemQ,
It appears that you owe Bowenboi an apology. He was speaking the truth.
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Post  mbasko Sat May 08, 2021 9:01 pm

AraratGold wrote:So GemQ,
It appears that you owe Bowenboi an apology. He was speaking the truth.
Rick
Well partial truth.
The actual fault looks like it suffered from Chinese Whispers & bowenboi's post reads like all GPX6000's will need to be sent back for repair.
From what I can gather they don't - it appears a very small percentage of units even had the issue.
If it were widespread I'd imagine we'd have heard about more of them by now?

One positive out of it for me now is I know mine is 100% ok.

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Post  Reg Wilson Sun May 09, 2021 12:06 am

Sorry mbasko, but let me correct you. It is not positive. You believe that your detector is 100%. You believe that 'what you have gathered', that a small percentage of units have a problem is just that; what you believe. What is fact and what you believe are not necessarily the same thing.
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Post  mbasko Sun May 09, 2021 12:43 am

Well it's a positive that I can see within a negative situation.
What I believe came direct from the Minelab Technician that repaired mine.
Sorry Reg but anything else is just online hearsay as far as I'm concerned - not fact. Show us proof that it's a widespread issue or that there are clips missing that seperate the boards! That wasn't mentioned in my conversation.
If you want to believe questionable information posted on an issue (supposedly from Minelab dealers they've spoken to not a dealer - mustn't have believed the first one 😂) then asks if there's any truth in it go ahead. Looks & sounds like second or third hand BS to me.
P.S I don't agree with posts attacking bowenboi as he's likely got the info second or third hand as above. My info is from my own experience with an issue not from what some bloke told me or something I seen online.

Isn't the QED "days of our lives soap opera" enough drama for you? 🙄 Go annoy Howard & co. 🤣

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Post  norvic Sun May 09, 2021 7:42 am

I only know what I`m experiencing, last two+ years the X coils knocked the GPZ7000 up another notch, giving top use to the early birds. This hobby of ours has been this way since dot, early adoptees get the spoils with an occasional negative product but positive producing products have been the chief go, the 6000 is one such product and has lifted our game another notch.

If some have teething troubles that would not be surprising as that has been so with all products/detectors/coils etc etc, that these problems are addressed is the important thing.

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Post  Reg Wilson Sun May 09, 2021 12:04 pm

Sorry mbasko, didn't realize your skin was so thin. I should know better than to question the bottomless well of your wisdom.
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Post  butch Sun May 09, 2021 2:16 pm

bowenboi wrote:At just over a meter the 6000 picks up a piece of steel in a flogged area .minelab 6000 detector 20210412

I've read the manual on the 6000 and there's nothing about discrimination????
My 3500 would have blanked that piece out at 18 inches.,
Basketball
Anyone know if this thing has a blanking discriminator at least??
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Post  adrian ss Sun May 09, 2021 3:52 pm

Would you put 100% faith in an iron discriminator when searching for gold.
Sure an Infinium will tell you it is iron at almost full detection depth and a gold bug DP will tell you the chances of a target being iron but these detectors with iron disc can easily be fooled by the ground mineralisation and small nuggs will often sound off as iron in a PI.. It is very difficult to get the timings to isolate small gold eddy currents from ferrous stuff.
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Post  butch Sun May 09, 2021 4:19 pm

I agree Adrian, it would depend on the intensity of the blanking signal.
i would still expect to get all the bells and whistles for $8000.

Still waiting to find out if it has a discriminator?
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Post  mbasko Sun May 09, 2021 4:38 pm

Reg Wilson wrote:Sorry mbasko, didn't realize your skin was so thin. I should know better than to question the bottomless well of your wisdom.
Reg my skin is fine thanks 👍
If you'd rather believe hearsay & 2nd hand rumour over direct information from somebody that experienced the "issue" (non issue IMO) that's up to you. It's no skin off my nose but it probably doesn't fit in with your agenda/s.
I've copped worse insults than that off you Reg. You seem to be slipping up a bit lately - Doug & his attack dogs must have you rattled 🤣🖕

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Post  adrian ss Sun May 09, 2021 5:47 pm

butch wrote:I agree Adrian, it would depend on the intensity of the blanking signal.
i would still expect to get all the bells and whistles for $8000.

Still waiting to find out if it has a discriminator?

No talk of disc here:

https://www.minelab.com/__files/f/451933/4901-0386-1%20Inst%20Manual%20GPX%206000%20US.pdf
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