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Offline jmp333

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Cheapest gold detector for use in Victoria
« on: August 14, 2017, 21:49 »
Have a mate looking at getting into gold detecting on occasions and wants to know the best detector for around the $1000 mark. He will be using it in Victoria. My thoughts are the Minelab GPX 4500  is best but a lot dearer than $1000. Anyone got any other ideas.
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Re: Cheapest gold detector for use in Victoria
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 06:07 »
I wouldn't have thought that the Minelab monster would be much use here in Vic but i have had a few pictures of gold found with it sent to me. Seen some on different PMAV sites as well but i thought that might be advertising from the shop who sell them. Seems to be ok for small gold. I know one shop tried there first unit and sent it back as it wouldn't handle hot ground. Another new Minelab coming out either in a few days or next month. 
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Re: Cheapest gold detector for use in Victoria
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2017, 13:14 »
QED  sold by  Finders Dunolly. Good reports and around $1600 for  control box. Will take many coils.
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Re: Cheapest gold detector for use in Victoria
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 14:58 »
The guy on Facebook  Aussie Treasure Digging is selling a  SD2200V2 with 2 coils for $900 and a few other machines. Hes pretty well known about the detecting community and seems to know his stuff, and pretty sure hes in Melbourne



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Re: Cheapest gold detector for use in Victoria
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 17:38 »
An x member of the forum, and he has a 4500 for sale as well, he is well respected just not on here
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