Minelab GPX6000 metal detector was introduced April 2021 in Australia and the initial Post we made about the detector is included below.
Here is our latest impressions and review.
The Minelab GPX6000 WILL find plenty of small Gold - Small Gold Nuggets Detected - about 40 pieces in one day for 2.7 grams.
In A Nutshell - Our Experience with the GPX 6000.
Now We Can Endorse it.
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Initially the GPX6000 was MAJOR disappointment;
I have to tell you that when I finally got the money together to buy a GPX6000 last August and travelled to our mining lease in Sandstone I had great anticipation and thoughts of a Bonanza of gold.
Instead I got, noise, interference and out-detected by a GPX4500 - I was pretty annoyed.
In fact I videoed the 6000 and my attempts to quieten it down and was going to put a scathing review of it on the website but decided to get the coil checked first. (that's me above and I was pretty unhappy at the time about the performance of the 6000)
The coil was a dud - Minelab never explained what the problem was but replaced it.
I have since tested the GPX 6000 again and even though I bought a new Nuggetfinder Zed Coil for the GPZ7000 on the same trip, the 7000 remained in its bag due to the excellent performance of the 6000.
Suddenly the 6000 was quiet and even though both my hearing aids died during the trip, I could clearly hear the signals with the 6000 Headphones.
...and boy it did find the gold.
Small, big, loud, clear, deep small bits you name it.
Even found gold in previous GPZ7000 holes that that machine had missed.
So we are now fans - BUT A WARNING - if your GPX6000 is noisy get the coil checked it could be faulty - we have heard reports of coils being faulty so get them checked if very noisy.
ALSO be prepared to kick aside every bit of Banded Iron, magnetite or hotrocks because it finds then in copious numbers as well!!!!
AND be prepared to dig extremely small targets - because it will find them!
Would I Buy a GPX 6000?...
This is a question that YOU need to answer based on your budget, the amount of time you will use the detector in the field, your physical capacity and other factors.
See this page for some help on how to select a Metal detector for finding gold nuggets that is good for you based on your criteria.
However, given the number of people detecting for gold at the regularly hammered areas and the GPX 6000 machine resale value, I think the GPX6000 gives you the best chance to find gold - so it is worth buying if you can afford it.
BUT - Hire and try it before you buy.
Please note that we do not sell Minelab detectors nor have we tested a Minelab GPX 6000, so these links are provided for information only
NOT as a recommendation to buy!!.
Here is a link to Minelab training page with training videos and further information Minelab GPX6000 page .
Here is a link to the Minelab GPX6000 Manual
The GPX6000 detector will cost you around $7999 Aud in Australia.
That is only $1500 less than the GPZ7000
Apart from the Minelab GPX6000 which is lightweight at 2.1kg it will have two coils.
The coils are waterproof submersible to 1 meter but the detector is only splash and rainproof unlike the SDC2300.
It will come with Bluetooth Headphones which are Wireless Headphones and supplied with Detachable Cable and USB Charging Cable.
It also has an inbuilt loudspeaker.
Minelab GPX6000 comes with two quick release rechargeable Li Ion Batteries 5833mAh.
Battery runtime is said to be 8 hours. (approx!)
It has an AC mains charger and also included in the box is a Battery charging cable with crocodile clips for use in vehicles.
Search Modes - (Ground Type) Difficult (default) / Normal
Double-D Modes - EMI Cancel (default) / Conductive Ground Cancel
Ground Balance - Auto / Manual (quick-Trak)
Noise Cancel - Auto
Sensitivity - Manual (levels 1-10) / Auto (level 11) / Auto* (level 12)
Threshold Tone - On /Off
Volume - 5 levels
Length Extended - 145 cm (57 in)
Length Collapsed - 76 cm (30 in)
Weight - 2.1 kg
Display - Monochrome LCD with backlight
Audio Output - In-built loudspeaker, Wired 3.5 mm (V) headphones
Bluetooth wireless audio (Low Latency)
Supplied Headphones - ML 100 wireless headphones
Supplied Batteries - Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery 5833 mAh
Operating Temperature Range - minus10degC to +50degC
Storage Temperature Range - Minus 20degC to +70degC
You know what, Udo and I are still deciding whether we can actually afford another machine.
We already have 5, GPX5000's, a GPZ7000, 2 SDC2300's, A CTX 3030, Eureka, Equinox, Gold Monster and Garrett ATX - mostly to teach and show at our training seminars.
Well, we did buy one, at $7999 with the loss in revenue over the past year with Covid that was a significant cost to the business. See our review earlier in this page