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  1. I appreciate the feedback Fred. So Ill make sure they work correctly before buying. A deal on a GP3000 came up for $1200, I may jump on that over the $1700 GP3500. I read the main difference between the 2 is the manual frequency tuning (not a major concern for the area) and the button that was added to the handle to allow easy switching between the manual and automatic ground balance modes. I used to have a Fisher Gold bug 2 and I loved the manual ground balance so the Gp3500 handle button (toggle switch sounds more appropriate) seems overrated. Regards, Chadron

  2. Hey Jim, I hear you are the expert on the area and topic. Out of the following detectors, which is the best for the area around the Rands Mountains in Kern county. Minelab SD2200 (d or v2), Minelab GP3500. These are the models I have found available in the price range I can afford.

    Based on online reading, I believe the GP is the better for various reasons but it also costs 2x the SD models. Let me know and thank you.

    Maybe we can meet up one day when it gets cooler out. We were at our claim today (early hours 7am-noon) to haul a ton but the roads were washed out so bad we only ended up getting a 1/4 ton before the heat became too much!

    We (wife and self) live in Cal City but may be moving to Johannesburg in October. We have 2 historic load claims in the Rands Mountains and a small mill setup including a 4x6 jaw crusher with roller mill, impact mill and sluice shaker table. I've been saving up for a larger 10x15 jaw crusher but have considered getting a metal detector instead to change up the hauling and milling.

    Please share your thoughts. Thank you, Chadron

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