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Re: New Minelab Waterproof PI ( 22:46:39 WedDec 11 2013 )

Well, the new Minelab is called the SDC 2300. The last of the SD series was the SD2200v2 so speculation is this is an improved compact SD unit (SD Compact, get it?) waterproof to 10 feet.

Minelab SDC 2300

Thanks for the comment cubsqueal. Probably be a much longer detailed book version out by spring.
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Re: New Minelab Waterproof PI ( 22:52:50 FriJan 31 2014 )

Whats the cost of this detector ? I like how its so compact !!

  
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Re: New Minelab Waterproof PI ( 01:02:27 MonFeb 3 2014 )

A few more details on the Minelab SDC were just released at http://www.minelab.com/usa/consumer/knowledge-base/news?article=215928 1/31/14

The US retail has not been publically announced yet but lots of rumors flying about somewhere in the $3000 - $4000 range.



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Re: New Minelab Waterproof PI ( 01:32:22 MonFeb 3 2014 )

Thanks Steve.Not exactly inexpensive :smile:

  
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Re: New Minelab Waterproof PI ( 08:19:13 MonFeb 3 2014 )

No, that would make it the second most expensive detector available from the Big 5 manufacturers (First Texas, Garrett, Minelab, Tesoro, White's). It will obviously be a niche machine as few people need a waterproof PI detector.



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Re: New Minelab Waterproof PI ( 17:15:05 MonFeb 3 2014 )

What detector do you recommend for a rookie ?

  
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Re: New Minelab Waterproof PI ( 18:43:08 MonFeb 3 2014 )

Hi Steve:

I do like my Infinium because I use it down by the creeks and would hate to have it destroyed by dropping it into the water. Just picked up Minelabs new pinpointer and it looks like it's made real nice. I like the vibe part of it and that's why I got it over the Garrett.

Hi dmort:

As far as getting started, do your research and get what suits the type of detedting that you plan on doing. Most folks take a long time trying different MD's till they find what works best for their needs. Usually, one isn't enough though.

Good luck detecting!

Dickb
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Re: New Minelab Waterproof PI ( 15:34:26 TueFeb 4 2014 )

Thanks.Portability is a factor as I will have to fly most places I want to hunt in.

  
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Re: New Minelab Waterproof PI ( 21:23:06 TueFeb 4 2014 )

Hi dmort,

All metal detectors by their nature weigh very little and break down into small packages. Lots of models to study at the Gold Nugget Detector Guide but if you have nothing else to go on the Fisher Gold Bug Pro is worth a look. Good all around unit, less than 3 lbs, very compact, and affordable.
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Re: New Minelab Waterproof PI ( 02:44:46 ThuFeb 6 2014 )

Thanks for the input Steve !

  
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Re: New Minelab Waterproof PI ( 17:04:43 MonMar 17 2014 )

I have posted An Extensive Review of the Garrett ATX vs Minelab GPX 5000

Very long story short - if you can get past the ergonomic shortcomings of the Garrett ATX it delivers 90% of the performance of a GPX for 1/3 the price.

For me personally ergonomics is paramount and I want that extra 10%. But for somebody looking for bang for the buck the ATX has got it.





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New Minelab SDC 2300 ( 17:45:48 FriJun 6 2014 )

My first impressions report can be found at Treasure Talk



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Re: Metal Detecting for Gold - Dedicated Thread ( 19:30:41 WedSep 3 2014 )

I have gone to the King Tut placer deposits in Mojave county AZ. I built a trailer mounted sluice, and on our finest day, did two ounces in one run. Other days, we made enough to buy about half a pack of smokes. In that area, nuggets up to 7 oz have been found. It is largely public areas, just in case you are interested.

I found out that I own 2.07 acres about 14 miles from Gold Basin area. It is posted by GPAA and others, but there is still a lot of open public lands around.

Interestingly, a large number of meteorites have been found in the Gold Basin area. This area is about 6 miles off a paved State route called Pierce Ferry Road in Mojave county, what makes up the NW corner of AZ. It is also close to White Cliffs Martian strewnfield, where a meteorite of Martian origin layed down a lot of million dollar rocks. It takes a trained eye, as they look mostly like any other rock to me.

I want to get over there and do some prospecting on my own land. I am wanting to find a meteorite. I currently own an old White's 6DB, and that is an outstanding unit for what it is made for.

Mainly for ANY detector, it is important for operator to become as one, to do research, to set out grids, to get maps, and keep good records. I have found a ton of stuff with it since I bought it in 1980. I just sent it in for factory readjustment, and bought a Garret's Pinpointer.

I am anxious to get going. Might be a trip over to Gold Basin, AZ, King Tut, my property, or the 160 year old acreage of a friend that has been constantly occupied with many houses through the years since founding. He's found gold coins, and just a ton of "stuff".

I always wanted to get out and do a metal detector, as one can cover a lot of ground, and it is much easier than digging. I have settled on the Garrett ATX, and let a top of the line White's slip away recently. I bought it at a yard sale, and sold it for $750, and it seemed a good thing at the time. Now I wish I had it back.

Good luck. Contact me for what I know from personal experience with that area of AZ.

  
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Re: Metal Detecting for Gold - Dedicated Thread ( 02:15:03 MonJun 15 2015 )

Steve. Are you still reading this page
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