I wanted to get everyones opinion in both of these VLF detectors. Personally, I have been a whites owner for over 15 years and have had many models. Currently I own the GMT and the TreasurePro, both great machines and performing very well. I have always wanted a Minelab detector but we're too expensive for the decent ones and finally the GM 1000 comes out and "seems" like the right fit. I have often been told to not buy MineLabs for the states because of the mineralization here and was also told that those machines were optimized for Aussie soil. So I've always stuck with that but never gave that advice to anyone because I was never sure. Another reason I have avoided MineLabs is because I can't seem to find anywhere to detect in Apple Valley, California ,does anyone have any suggestions on where to go locally here? My health doesn't allow my to venture very far but I live to detect! So please any feedback and opinions would be valued and weighed.