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Help With Gold Detector.
Posted by: Happy_Hour
Date: February 24, 2018 07:47AM
My friend who is a geologist for Mobile oil will be going to Africa for 6 months and where he is going sits in a region where gold is found...Money is no object to him and what type of detector if it was you, take with you. He has no hands on experience with a detector. He has told me that the ground would be unforgiving for a detector...

Re: Help With Gold Detector.
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: February 24, 2018 08:43AM
MineLab 4500.

Re: Help With Gold Detector.
Posted by: Happy_Hour
Date: February 24, 2018 01:13PM
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doc holiday232
MineLab 4500.

Doc, was that a hard question. If I knew anything about gold detectors, I would not have asked this question.

Re: Help With Gold Detector.
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: February 25, 2018 11:35AM
No it wasn't a hard question and my answer would put an"inquiring mind" on a google trip.Try it--you may learn something.

Re: Help With Gold Detector.
Posted by: Tony
Date: February 25, 2018 05:53PM
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doc holiday232
MineLab 4500.

I was going to reply with the very same answer.....glad I didn't :rolleyes:

Ah what the heck.......Minelab GPX 4500 !!

Re: Help With Gold Detector.
Posted by: oldkoot
Date: April 03, 2018 07:29PM
my vote for the GPX 4500 also or GPX 5000 and if money were no issue the GPZ 7000

Re: Help With Gold Detector.
Posted by: goldseeker4000
Date: June 02, 2018 07:39AM
If he has never detected before he should get the Minelab Gold Monster 1000. It is quite simple to learn and have success qith. It can handle the heavy mineralization quite well for a vlf.

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Re: Help With Gold Detector.
Posted by: Pyledriver
Date: October 01, 2018 06:51PM
I really like my SDC2300, especially for traveling! In the Arizona gold fields I haven’t felt the need for anything else, but that machine is also tailored to the type of detecting I do, and the fact that a backpacking trip is never out of the question. It’s also essentially ‘turn on and go’. That said, the 4500 would be my choice for adaptability due to the ability to change coils. In a new area, a small coil like the Joey, and 8 or 11” commander, and one larger coil in the 14-17 range for the deep stuff and he’d be set. Oh, a lightweight battery setup such as the RC options people get for these...oh and a ‘screamer’ type speaker...etc...etc..lol. Or he could pick up a Monster for much less money and still do well. What are people using where he’s going? What do THEY consider best for the type and depth of gold they typically find? The gold monster is financially a very safe choice at ~$800 while the others could be several thousand. Is this a once in a lifetime chance to make a haul? Money is no object-get a GPZ and LEARN it first.



Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
C. S. Lewis

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Re: Help With Gold Detector.
Posted by: lytle78
Date: October 02, 2018 08:37AM
I have no idea where your friend will be working, but wherever it is, there are a few things he should keep in mind.

If locals are busy seeking alluvial gold, they will likely react pretty negatively if they find he is “competing” with them.

Mobile has no doubt specific authorization to do exploration for petroleum resources. I doubt this extends to searching for gold nuggets. He could get himself fired or his company in serious trouble for violation of their contract/permit for exploration.

Here’s a link to their report on African operations

https://corporate.exxonmobil.com/en/company/annual-report/global-operations/upstream-africa



Rick Kempf

Re: Help With Gold Detector.
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: October 03, 2018 08:38AM
Rick with yet another timely update.

I have been a share holder with Exxon for years and this"$100.00 oil" looks exciting.

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