Minelab 5000 very good value for money

by Bob Broadbent
(Ballarat)

The 5000 is most definitely quieter and will handle hot ground better than my old 4500 in some areas that I work there is a percentage of red magnetic slate the 5000 cuts through with ease where I struggled to maintain ground balance on the 4500.

Likewise red clay.

I had no trouble stabilising my 4500 in WA but I am thinking that the 5000 would even be workable in normal settings there.

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by: Bob Broadbent

Since I wrote the first comments about this machine i have refined settings and in doing so have come to realise just how good this machine is. I kept all my aftermarket coils (coiltek) and use them exclusively as I had used them with my 4500 and knew their capabilities thoroughly. All I can say is that with a known series of coils and using the machine on familiar ground some of which is extremely mineralised that this machine is far better than my old 4500. In FACT if I use the machine in normal settings the maximum coil that I can use is a 14 mono without picking up the pick on my belt. Very happy.





































































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