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Rob Allison

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Used GPX 5000, 1 Year Warranty Left - $3500.00

21 July 2014 - 06:06 PM

Hello All,

 

    I have a very good conditioned Minelab GPX 5000 that came from Minelab Americas that has one year warranty still left on it.  I'm selling it for $3500 firm.  It comes with all stock accessories and the unit works great.  I don't expect to have the detector long, so if you're interested in it, contact me through the following contact information below -

 

Rob's Detector Sales

623.362.1459 office line

602-909-9008 cell

rob@robsdetectors.com  

 

I will not be able to hold this unit, first person that calls to make the purchase owns it!  :P


Used GPX 5000, 1 Year Warranty Left - $3500.00

21 July 2014 - 06:05 PM

Hello All,

 

    I have a very good conditioned Minelab GPX 5000 that came from Minelab Americas that has one year warranty still left on it.  I'm selling it for $3500 firm.  It comes with all stock accessories and the unit works great.  I don't expect to have the detector long, so if you're interested in it, contact me through the following contact information below -

 

Rob's Detector Sales

623.362.1459 office line

602-909-9008 cell

rob@robsdetectors.com  

 

I will not be able to hold this unit, first person that calls to make the purchase owns it!  :P


Backpacking the new Minelab SDC 2300 into a Nugget Patch

20 July 2014 - 12:55 PM

Hello All,

 

   This weekend I got an invite from a friend that has an old nugget patch that has been pounded with the GPX and prior metal detectors.  He took many ounces out of the area, but thought it might be a great place to really test the ability of the new Minelab SDC 2300 metal detector on gold that might be missed with other Minelab Pulse Induction metal detectors.  He pretty much told me the area has been hit hard, so don't expect to walk out with a handful in this spot.  

 

What was great is my current "Camelbak" hydration backpack was large enough to carry my SDC 2300.  The location was a good hike away from any road, so backpacking was the ticket.  Once we arrived at the location, my friend gave me the run down on the area, where most of the gold was found in the past and where he thought it might be coming from.  He pretty much gave me open range to start where I wanted.  I figured I would start where the largest concentration of nuggets was in the past and work out from there.  

 

Within about 15 minutes, I had my first sweet little target.  Thought for sure it was going to be a small nugget, but ended up being a lead bird shot, which I have never found with the GPX 5000.  I knew right then, this could be good or bad, meaning a detector this sensitive in an area with bird shot could drive you nuts.  I continued working the area with the largest concentration of gold nuggets and found a second target.  This target also was another piece of bird shot.  Finally, the third target in this patch sounded just a bit different and it ended up being the small nugget I found that day (probably about a grain or less at around 2 inches deep).  

 

I ended up spending 3-4 hours working this patch pretty methodically.  At the end of the hunt, I ended up with 4 gold nuggets, 5 pieces of lead bird shot and 3 bullets.  No iron rubbish was found in this patch as it was so remote.  

 

I was using the new Minelab SDC 2300 metal detector with the stock Koss UR 30 headphones and running a "Sensitivity adjustment of 3," 5 being the highest mode.  

 

What I concluded from this hunt is the SDC 2300 can find targets much smaller than the GPX 5000, which I was unsure from the first couple of hunts.  I have ever found this small of bird shot with the GPX 5000 with even a small monoloop coil.  The SDC 2300 also was able to hunt over Magnetite (magnetic ironstones) without any problem, but the GPX 5000 in this area struggled with them.  This was pretty amazing, knowing the SDC 2300 handled the mineralization better than the "Flagship" GPX 5000.  

 

Take a gander at the pictures uploaded below -

 

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For more information about the new Minelab SDC 2300, give us a call at 623.362.1459 or email us at - rob@robsdetectors.com

 

Rob Allison


50-50 Prospecting/Metal Detecting by Rob Allison

17 July 2014 - 07:05 PM

Hello All,

 

   Over the years I have dubbed my style of prospecting/metal detecting – 50/50.  What I mean by this is I spent 50% of my time working new areas and 50% of my time working old, known nugget patches.  The benefit I have found from this is you’re always exploring new ground for potentially new, unworked patches.  You also benefit by working old patches and hopefully able to score a nugget or two to bring home to eliminate that skunk! 

 

Normally, on a single day hunt, I might spent 2-3 hours working some old patches where I know I’m fresh and focused to hear the faintest signal.  Hopefully I’m able to score a nugget in that time.  The second portion of the day I will looking for areas outside the known gold areas and prospect them.  These spots can range from 1-25 miles from the known, documented goldfields. 

 

Some of these overlooked, unexplored regions on the fringes of the known areas can be “Sleepers.”  It don’t take much for Mother Nature & Geology to have a few pounds of gold nuggets lying on a hillside, on the bottom of a wash or even in some quartz float scattered along the desert pavement.

 

50/50 Prospecting/Metal Detecting can be rewarding over a period of time.  Here are some of my finds from using the 50/50 method I developed years ago. 

 

The nuggets on the upper left, upper right and lower right are from prospecting new regions.  The nuggets on the lower left are from working old patches.  You can see the benefit of exploring new spots, while also hunting old nugget patches.  

 

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Wishing you much success!!

 

Rob Allison


Great Prankster Video - A Must watch ....

14 July 2014 - 07:26 PM