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Minelab GPX on well pounded sites?
Posted by: soky72
Date: January 19, 2017 11:47AM
I've heard the GPX machines really bring old sites alive again. I'm curious to hear your experiences in those situations. I consider it a good day if I find a piece of camp lead at most of my sites, in fact I've found a couple of buttons and several pieces of round shot of various size and caliber but no three ringers with my F75 ltd but I feel like stuff is still there.

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Re: Minelab GPX on well pounded sites?
Posted by: 3RINGER
Date: January 19, 2017 11:41PM
Soky what I have seen on some of my units is that high mineralized ground can produce a iron grunt on a good target at depth. Especially lead bullets. Have used the GPX in these areas that stopped giving up CW relics for me and others and got schooled. Due to the high mineralized ground some of the targets were not deep at all, the dirt was jacking with the other units and reading iron. Then there are the targets that were beyond the depth other units could read properly much less even pick up.

The GPX in my case HAS brought sites back to life and it will stay part of my arsenal of units. Just like any other tool there will be a place and time it will be needed.

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Re: Minelab GPX on well pounded sites?
Posted by: Old California
Date: January 20, 2017 10:55PM
Only machine i use on pounded sites, GPX 5000.

But in thick iron, vlf for sure. Otherwise, GPX nothing else comes close when relic hunting.

Paul



AKA..Paul (Ca)

Whites GoldMaster BFO
Compass Klodike BFO
Bountyhunter BFO
FisherScope TR
Metrotech TR
Detectron TR
Rayscope TR
Mity Mite TR
Garrett BFO
D-Tex BFO
Goldak TR
Relco BFO
Jecto BFO
Teknetics
Roach TR

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Re: Minelab GPX on well pounded sites?
Posted by: 3RINGER
Date: January 20, 2017 11:47PM
Most definitely. The location I went to today has been heavily hunted and rarely has finds coming out. Also given the fact that the ground is highly mineralized to the point that
units I've tested here gave an iron grunt on good targets. No more testing, I used the GPX for this hunt.

Some will say well that's not much of nothing...when others will not go there because it's "hunted out", I'd say it was a good day and I had fun doing it.




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Re: Minelab GPX on well pounded sites?
Posted by: Old California
Date: January 21, 2017 01:53AM
Good hunt Tom,

That was a good hunt especially from a pounded site, masking from mineralztion is effecting even the best vlf.

GPX sees through the masking. It's hard going back to vlf out in the cleaner areas because you know it can't compeat with a GPX.

WTG,
Paul



AKA..Paul (Ca)

Whites GoldMaster BFO
Compass Klodike BFO
Bountyhunter BFO
FisherScope TR
Metrotech TR
Detectron TR
Rayscope TR
Mity Mite TR
Garrett BFO
D-Tex BFO
Goldak TR
Relco BFO
Jecto BFO
Teknetics
Roach TR

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Re: Minelab GPX on well pounded sites?
Posted by: 3RINGER
Date: January 21, 2017 08:43AM
Paul I think masking from the ground is what kept these there so long for sure.

All I need now is one of your rod mods to pack in with lol

HH Paul

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Re: Minelab GPX on well pounded sites?
Posted by: Old California
Date: January 21, 2017 02:15PM
Hello Tom,

I've tried both the Deus and Mars shaft on the GPX, both are equal but the Mars shaft was tougher to mount the control box on. The GPX mounting bracket was a bear to mount on, not so much with the Deus.

I can't see myself going back to the original Minelab shaft setup, first day with the original the handle broke off. That's when the Deus shaft came into play, from there switched over to the same deus type Mars setup.

Good luck with the GPX, they are terrfic for relic hunting.

Paul



AKA..Paul (Ca)

Whites GoldMaster BFO
Compass Klodike BFO
Bountyhunter BFO
FisherScope TR
Metrotech TR
Detectron TR
Rayscope TR
Mity Mite TR
Garrett BFO
D-Tex BFO
Goldak TR
Relco BFO
Jecto BFO
Teknetics
Roach TR

Re: Minelab GPX on well pounded sites?
Posted by: soky72
Date: January 23, 2017 10:00AM
Great information guys and just what I'd hope to hear! Thanks for all your responses.

Re: Minelab GPX on well pounded sites?
Posted by: joe klecz
Date: January 23, 2017 06:19PM
Yes I too nominate the GPX for cleaning up those pounded CW sites for that matter any site that's not iron and nail laden,,,the 5000 is my weapon of choice when the blog have given all they can.

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Re: Minelab GPX on well pounded sites?
Posted by: 3RINGER
Date: January 25, 2017 10:19PM
Soky hunted three more days over there and here is what came from the site they called hunted out lol. The group px are of day two and three. Today's hunt is still in the tackle box waiting to be cleaned but pulled a round ball, some more buck n balls and two more pistol bullets. Think about all the pounded sites you've stopped hunting. Go back, there's more I'd bet bud. HH




Re: Minelab GPX on well pounded sites?
Posted by: soky72
Date: January 27, 2017 02:17PM
Looks like it would open up a lot of old sites for me!

Re: Minelab GPX on well pounded sites?
Posted by: Smigo
Date: January 27, 2017 08:53PM
The 5000 goes really deep. Goes even deeper with one of the latest flat wind coils by either Coiltek or Nugget Finder. Adds inches extra depth. Turns an awesome machine into a weapon.

Re: Minelab GPX on well pounded sites?
Posted by: kmyer74
Date: February 06, 2017 06:44PM
I too have had the f75 ltd for years. I got a gox 4500 a month ago for the same reason you asked about. I stopped getting much production at my sites that have been hunted for decades but the gpx brought them back to life. Digging minie balls at depths the f75ltd couldnt hit. Gpx is the best relic detector that ive ever used. Well worth the money imo.

Re: Minelab GPX on well pounded sites?
Posted by: soky72
Date: February 06, 2017 09:42PM
That's what I want to hear! I got a 4500 gpx coming to me in the mail right now and am anxious to hit some spots. What kind of setting do you run?

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Re: Minelab GPX on well pounded sites?
Posted by: 3RINGER
Date: February 08, 2017 08:03PM
:beers:

soky take the time to really understand the unit. A lot of folks pick up a unit...out of the box and out they go. Weeks later it's for sale because it don't do what they thought. GPX is a relic hunters dream IMO

Plenty of guys on here to ask Q's to when you have them, most of the Q's I had was found in SEARCH with some great tips. Don't worry about all the settings and pushing the unit, run factory and learn the unit in your test garden and go from there bud.

Keep us posted and HH

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