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#1 nevada brian

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:39 PM

I received my new GPX 5000 from Rob last Thursday in excellent condition. I assembled it, read and reread the instructions that night and was ready to find some gold. I was planing on detecting that Saturday with my buddies rain or shine, I was really excited. Thankfully it was just cloudy! We hiked into our favorite spot, turned the machine on, adjusted a few settings and I was detecting. Within the first hour I had my first nugget. A 1.3dwt (top nugget) boomer signal about 4 inches deep. Towards the end of the day, I decided to put my coil over four other pieces of gold with a combined weight of .9dwt for a day total of 2.2dwt. The first day out with the 5000 turned out to be my best day of detecting, so far :)

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:35 PM

WOWSA! That is some great looking gold. Have you already been a nugget shooter, and the 5000 is new to you, or are you a complete newbe? No matter anyway, that is some great detection with a new to you machine. The GPX 5000 is a fantastic machine, as you use it even more you will be amazed with it capabilities. Again Congrats!
More Au to you, Robert

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:39 PM

A great first time out with a new detector!
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:56 PM

Brian,

That was all your where missing was owning a GPX 5000! Congrat's on your first finds and the many more to come...WTG!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:01 PM

Brian:
Congrats! NIce looking gold :)
Keep up the good work. Youl find more!
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dry spell. Keep telling yourself, I know its out there....just got to get over it....
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:19 PM

Good deal, Brian! That's what I call a good day, a bran spankin new 5000 and finding some good gold with it on the first day!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:54 PM

Right on Brian!! We going out sat or Sunday if it don't rain?
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:15 PM

Cheers! :)

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:50 PM

Great job , a new machine is always a confidence builder and what a great way to break it in!
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:24 AM

Hey Nevada Brian,

Thanks for purchasing the GPX-5000. As you can already see with the gold you have found, you're going to love the detector. Wishing you much more success with the new detector. Keep us updated here on the forums if you would.

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#11 nevada brian

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:43 AM

WOWSA! That is some great looking gold. Have you already been a nugget shooter, and the 5000 is new to you, or are you a complete newbe? No matter anyway, that is some great detection with a new to you machine. The GPX 5000 is a fantastic machine, as you use it even more you will be amazed with it capabilities. Again Congrats!
More Au to you, Robert


Hi Robert,
Been detecting seriously for almost a year, prior to that you would find me hauling 5 gallon buckets to the sluice box. Started off with the GMT, then the GP Extreme which is an awesome machine and found some really nice gold but had the opportunity to upgrade to the 5000.

#12 nevada brian

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:46 AM

Right on Brian!! We going out sat or Sunday if it don't rain?


Only if it stops raining on your side of the hill. We just have wind over here. If wind was water, we would be an ocean!!! Hopefully Sunday

#13 nevada brian

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:46 AM

Thanks everyone :)

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:38 AM

Encouraging - thanks for sharing.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:05 PM

Congrats on your best day.
I'm new to minelabs myself. Made me a believer the first time out.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:26 PM

Way to go Brian. What coil were you using?
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