G. P. Z. 7000. How good is it really ?
by Neil Dempster
(Chirnside Park Victoria)
Hello everyone. First off can I say what a terrific report on the GPZ 7000, really well done, congratulations.
In 2007 Jonathan Porter released a double d.v.d. titled the G.P.X. factor.The last track on DISC 1 shows Jonathan working a patch with a G.P.X. 4000 and what looks like a 20" round mono coil.
It continues on the first track of disc 2, after 45 minutes digging, showing Jonathan recovering an 80 gram nugget from a hole about 2 feet deep.
O. K. now without wanting to put down the advancements made by Minelab over the years you gotta ask the question, why is the G.P.Z.7000 any better than the G.P.X. 4000 with probably four times more copper wire in the coil and eight years more "advanced" electronics, and over twice the price.
I know it's early days yet but I haven't heard of anybody finding a nugget of that size at that depth, or deeper, with the 7000.
As time goes by I may be held to account for my comments but it would appear, and based on the evidence on the d v d, the 7000 has a lot of catching up to do.
If you wish I can send this d v d to you to have a look at but for anybody wanting to purchase a 7000 I'd be having a long hard look at this d v d and weighing up what is known about both of these detectors before committing to such a large amount of money.
Neil Dempster. email address is email@example.com