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Post  Guest on Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:27 am

Yeah it's a nifty looking machine but it is difficult to see it working in the water, All those digital radio transmitions might not be too flash in water. Still I guess there has been a lot of design and development put into it. You would not think that they would come up with a gadget such as it is and not have it work any better than a simple analogue or micro processor controled wired detector hey?

At nearly 2 grand US it would want to be reasonably good.

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Post  Tucon on Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:43 am

What do we want in the new 6000 you ask, well how long is a piece of string ??

firstly this is a very hard question to answer as the more features we all want the more the machine will cost !!!
The minelabs are a very very good piece of specialised equipment however the price in my opinion is over the top !

The new machines need to take a fairly large jump in current features rather than just little tweaks as we have seen in the addition of the 5000..

- Personally i think the overall look and design layout of the machine is good and can stay..
- The box and controls could do with being fully sealed (water proof)
- The leads would benefit from possibly having milspec sealed plugs ( downfall here is all the stuff we already own would now be useless Crying or Very sad )
- A large jump in depth and extra fine gold settings are are must !! lets face it all the easy stuff is gone and you have to revist old areas and hope like hell someone else has been sloppy in working the area..
- The machine needs to come with 2x batteries as standard at no extra cost... come-on what rechargeble tools these days only comes with one battery !! even a bunnings special drill at $35.00 comes with a protective case, 2x batteries and 100 piece drill and tip set...
- Finaly a screen that displays an indication of what the target may be.. this technology is already out there and some very cheap machines already have this as a feature and they appear to be surpisingly accurate..

hope this helps Smile


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Re: the GPX 6000

Post  NuggInOne on Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:54 pm

I would love it if specific GB would work with the quicktrack button.
Also, a deeper timing than normal, but quieter, even if I had to give up some sensitivity

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Post  Prospecting_Australia on Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:47 pm

An overall improvement in quality that reflects the $6000+ price tag; better quality power cable and coil connectors; stronger stems not the cheap glue on crap which comes apart after a couple of months of continous use; a harness that actually fits a female or slim male, or even a harness/backpack option; a quick flip dedicated pinpointing mode.
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Re: the GPX 6000

Post  Guest on Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:57 pm

How about being totally shock proof with a super super hard shaft & coil! Detect Pick & Shovel all in one? Could also have an inbuilt reel if the fish are on the bite!
And has already been stated, without a doubt all time winner, the stubby cooler, Gets my vote! Very Happy

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Post  rc62burke on Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:02 pm

Hi All
Someday here is a stubby cooler incorperated into the box cover (I made it for a battery, the battery now sits under the box) worked well that can was still cool after a 1/2 hour walk in Nov in NQ.
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Re: the GPX 6000

Post  goldquest on Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:20 pm

Jefgold wrote:Ok now we experienced the brand new machine but what do we expect in the new one.

Now this doesn't have to serious for I gather most have read what was wanted in the original 5000 under Yarns.
http://golddetecting.4umer.net/t79-your-new-detector-gpx-5000

What do you reckon? It may even have an orb spider evader or a search button (for gold)

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Yesterday I bought my GPX5000 so I hope that Minelab don't release a new machine too soon. Is there somebody who can help me with the settings? I would really appreciate this. Laughing

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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:21 pm

Hi this has probably been said 100s of times before but here goes discrimator for mono coils
Cheers
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Post  Universal1 on Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:26 pm

goldquest wrote:


Yesterday I bought my GPX5000 so I hope that Minelab don't release a new machine too soon. Is there somebody who can help me with the settings? I would really appreciate this. Laughing

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Post  Guest on Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:58 pm

`Full depth discrimination`would be handy for those that like to leave gold behind.
If the Junk is only shallow,stop whinging,dig it and get onto the next target.Digging rubbish is part and parcel of this hobbie.
I dug 49 bits of tin plate out of a square mtr a few weeks back. Target #50 was a .45 nugget and it only took 1/2 an hr.
Remember,surface junk hides deeper nuggets.

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Re: the GPX 6000

Post  Imadogman on Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:31 pm

[quote="rc62burke"]Hi All
Someday here is a stubby cooler incorperated into the box cover (I made it for a battery, the battery now sits under the box) worked well that can was still cool after a 1/2 hour walk in Nov in NQ.
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Lee -- can you pls show some photos about how you rigged up the battery under the control box pls? Is there a risk of battery damage (they are expensive) and is the weight a problem? Do you use bungy and hip stick ? cheers.
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Re: the GPX 6000

Post  rc62burke on Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:08 pm

Hi Ima
Yeah I will take some pic's of my set up, I'm busy ATM playing mechanic, so when I get time to scratch myself I'll post pic's
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Re: the GPX 6000

Post  scjonrob on Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:25 pm

Somebody already eluded to it, but three simple letters, .......G.....P.....S....Smile

And simple audible target identification - 'gold', 'iron', 'lead', 'tin', 'junk', 'unknown' or 'other'. Then its up to you if you dig or not, but as they say, dig every target.

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Re: the GPX 6000

Post  getascripter on Wed May 30, 2012 11:08 pm

I'm all for depth increase ... from what I've seen so far, if we are looking for a serious improvement (not merely a bit of this & a bit of that) DEPTH is the major need for any prospector ... AND the most financially rewarding, in the long run Very Happy

Stronger detecting capability = more people SERIOUSLY considering the New Purchase!!
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Re: the GPX 6000

Post  Firefly on Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:20 pm

When the new 6000 or 5100 is released it may well provide more depth using ground penetrating radar.... Minelab and Niitek are combining their technology in this new handheld detector. Here's the link to the announcement.

http://www.minelab.com/aus/consumer/knowledge-base/news?article=94868


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Post  getascripter on Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:35 pm

Firefly wrote:When the new 6000 or 5100 is released it may well provide more depth using ground penetrating radar.... Minelab and Niitek are combining their technology in this new handheld detector. Here's the link to the announcement.

http://www.minelab.com/aus/consumer/knowledge-base/news?article=94868


Now THAT will be something worth waiting for and taking out a bank loan! Very Happy If they can translate that technology to gold detection ... the world is our oyster!! DEFINITELY interested in THAT new development affraid
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Re: the GPX 6000

Post  bedrock on Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:10 am

Could that be the next quantum leap after PI detectors took over from VLF machines?
I wonder how deep that technology is able to penetrate into the ground and for what size objects?
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Re: the GPX 6000

Post  olive on Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:07 am

Guest wrote:
Adrian SS wrote:Here is a new machine that makes some of MLs look like a T-Rex. Very Happy Just sh..t stiring

http://www.xpmetaldetectors.com/uk_detecteurs_DEUS.php

Had a read of the DEUS and tell you what, it could be a very good dry beach machine.

hi australia, sorry for my poor english,
the deus is a very good light weight WI FI detector (wi fi between the remote control, the headphones and the coil) ; the weight is amazing compare to my 4500.
the stem is fantastic (i use it with my 4500 carried in hipmont) , you can put the detector easyly in a little back pack.

But but.........................., its a VLF : good dicrimination but impossible to good as deep as my 4500 can (on verry easy soils, so you imagine in very mineralized conditions !! !!!!)
So to improv the next model in europe we need :
a LIGHTER unit !!!!
a wifi connexion between headphones and unit (not the coil !!!), you dont imagine the feeling of freedom of this system .
an improvement of dicrimination deeper than now ( something like 80 % of the signal).
lightweight batterys.
A reduction of the blanking time on iron (to run the detector correctly on a trashy area)......
a longer coil cable to carry it safetly in hipmont (2.5 meter minimum).
waterproof coil like the coiltek platypus......


But once again if minelab loose some part of market with his VLF years after years (PI is a marginal market in europe), it's because of the weight of their unit and the lake of the unit-headphone wi fi on their models.

regards.

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Post  hbomb on Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:38 am

just starting on the 5000,and i do not know it, so i do not know how i will go on the 6000 lol

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Re: the GPX 6000

Post  Guest on Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:32 am

just a thought, i.m thinking that the new detector wont be a gpx. the reason i'm thinking this is that they made sd 2000. sd 2100, sd 2200 then gp extreme, gp 3000, gp 3500, then the gpx 4000, gpx 4500, gpx 5000... each lot comes in 3's so that makes me think it wont be a gpx but something different, could be wrong
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Post  rocket1100 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:23 pm

secret squirrel wrote:we might laugh about it all now, but ! all of the above could actually be on the drawing board already to be incorporated in the SUPER 10000 XS model !! and judging by the price increases it might cost around 10 grand as well.....but, who knows , maybe they won't throw in a set of steak knifes but a small 4 by 4 with camper trailer and a quad bike ! so if we all stop detecting and wait for that one there will be plenty left in the ground and by then the gold price will be 10 grand an ounce the way it is going and we can all afford one .....win win all round lol! Smile
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Count me in on that one..... Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: the GPX 6000

Post  Twodogs/Dion on Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:50 pm

My dream is they build an i-pod into the machine so I can groove to me tunes while walking. Once you go over a target, a rather posh pommy voice comes over saying "excuse me sir, but I do believe you just walked over a piece of gold", "it's a gram piece, down about 3 inches", "it has a gold content of about 96%", "would you like me to text the missus to dig it for you".

Well a man can dream can't he, haha.
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Re: the GPX 6000

Post  Guest on Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:30 pm

....I would like to see GPS capabilities with a USB outlet so when you get back to camp you can download and log the area you covered on your laptop.....

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Post  donkeypunch on Fri May 03, 2013 6:02 am

did i miss the release of the 5500? BUGGER

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Post  Guest on Tue May 21, 2013 6:47 pm

It should have an inbuilt scanner that senses when you are digging and then scans to make sure you filled in the hole. If you don't it shuts down the detector for a while. It would after all be in the companies long term interests to have such a feature. Very Happy

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Post  Detrackozi on Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:55 pm

Could have a new shaft, hand grip, new redesign control box with changes to the switch setup and all your leads and speakers will not work and will cost you just under $8,500 Plus a nice new color Laughing Laughing Laughing

Would you buy one if it's $8,500 Razz
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Post  bedrock on Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:03 pm

Detrackozi wrote: Could have a new shaft, hand grip, new redesign control box with changes to the switch setup and all your leads and speakers will not work and will cost you just under $8,500 Plus a nice new color Laughing Laughing Laughing

Would you buy one if it's $8,500 Razz


we'd better say a big 'NO' to that, otherwise Minelab gets the wrong idea ! And I hope they're not being calibrated for 'chinese' hot ground Twisted Evil
If they want to charge 8 and half grand for it, it better be a 'big' step forward again, so people can recoup their money with the finds.....
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Re: the GPX 6000

Post  joe82 on Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:47 pm

I herd that one was sent to j.p. in Clermont to try and it was returned the same day for being way to sensitive, is there any truth in this?

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Post  Narrawa on Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:24 pm

joe82 wrote:I herd that one was sent to j.p. in Clermont to try and it was returned the same day for being way to sensitive, is there any truth in this?
Ya didn't get the name of that courier company by any chance???.....i'll be using that mob from now on. Shocked 

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Post  rc62burke on Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:58 pm

rc62burke wrote:Hi All
Someday here is a stubby cooler incorperated into the box cover (I made it for a battery, the battery now sits under the box) worked well that can was still cool after a 1/2 hour walk in Nov in NQ.
cheers
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I heard it was sent back because it did not have the stubby cooler in place as per my suggestion & I reckon JP made a good decision too because it gets bloody hot up here & no-one likes hot beer.
just kidding guy's I have no inside info & I am paid well to say that oh crap too many "Scotches" Embarassed 
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