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Minelab GPX 5000 - Now Proven to be the Best Metal Detector in the World
The Minelab GPX 5000 has proven itself to really be the best metal detector in the world. It is possibly also the most expensive, but you get what you pay for.
This is a gold metal detector, designed to pick up really deep signals in the ground.
When searching for gold, no-one really minds the effort of having to dig down into the earth to a depth of two or three feet.
The price of gold makes such effort more than worthwhile when found.
The trouble with searching for gold for amateur prospectors is that everywhere has already been searched, time and time again.
Most gold prospectors only find gold flecks in rivers and streams where the forces of nature have brought some gold to the surface and rain has flushed it into a waterway.
Huge deposits have been staked and mined by dedicated companies, as happens in South Africa, the USA and Australia.
Every now and then, someone gets lucky and finds a sizeable gold nugget.
There is gold underground throughout the world, but it takes a top-of-the-range gold detector like the Minelab GPX 5000 to find them nowadays.
Australian man finds a huge gold nugget
An amateur gold prospector found a huge gold nugget using a Minelab GPX 5000 in the Australian Bush, early in January 2013.
The nugget weighed a massive 177 ounces (5.5kg).
The area where it was found, in the Australian Bush near the town of Ballaret, Victoria, has been searched many times by gold prospectors.
The man said he heard a faint signal and was made aware of something large underground, thanks to to the shape finder thingie on the Minelab GPX 5000.
The nugget was buried 60cm (23.5 inches) deep.
The value of the gold nugget is enough to pay off his house and all of his debt, and still leave a tidy sum over.
Most metal detectors simply cannot detect metals buried that deep in the soil.
My own, a White's Coinmaster Pro, is great for what it does, finding coins and shallowly buried metal objects. It simply could not find any metal buried deeper than 8" or so.
Big gold nugget news video
Features of Minelab GPX 5000
The Minelab GPX 5000 is excellent for use on ground where the mineralization is high.
As gold is often found in highly mineralized ground, this is a tremendous help to the prospector. This is one of the few metal detectors that can "see" through the ground to what lies below the surface.
Its advanced technology allows you to see deeper than ever before.
- MPS (multi- period sensing). Advanced pulse induction from Minelab allows the metal detector to "see" straight through mineralized ground to a deeper level than ever before.
- SETA (smart electronic timing alignment) - This sensor removes all unwanted 'noise' caused by magnetic fields and so increases sensitivity to metal finds.
- DVT (dual voltage technology) - Pulses with dual voltage levels work with MPS to increase ground power transmissions and increase finds.
- Read more at Minelab.com
To serious gold prospectors, the high price of the Minelab GPX 5000 is more than offset by the increased opportunity to actually find gold, even on land that has been well-prospected by others before.
Not just gold nuggets of course, now you really can find long-lost gold jewelry or coins that have been buried for centuries, well out of reach of normal metal detectors.
You can buy a vehicle for the price you will pay for a Minelab GPX 5000.
The difference is, your car will cost you money the whole time you have it.
The Minelab will earn you money and pay for itself over and over again.
For both the serious metal detectorist and the hobbyist, the Minelab GPX 5000 really is the best metal detector in the world.
Gold prospecting poll
Have you tried gold prospecting?
You don't have to use a metal detector at all when panning for gold.
Even gold nuggets lying undiscovered on the ground can be spotted by those of us with a keen eye.
Gold is a beautiful shiny golden color, and is not easy to miss. It does not tarnish like other metals.
It is also quite heavy for it's size, so if you find a grain of it, it should be heavier than the other stones there.