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Here's what Steve had to say about the new White's GMZ:

Hi,

White's just came out with a new gold nugget detector that sets a new standard for low cost and ease of operation. The main feature of the new White's GMZ is the lack of features! It only has two knobs and one switch. The idea was to design a detector for those that just can't quite figure out how to tune more complicated detectors. The other goal was to keep the price low. The GMZ list price is $499.95

What makes this unit interesting is the operating frequency - 50 kHz. I've not had a chance to get one of these out in the field yet, but this little unit should be hot on small gold, especially with a small coil. In other words, a great detector for the Kenai Peninsula.

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Steve Herschbach

Alaska Mining & Diving Supply, Inc.

Cheers, Unc

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Here's a bit more skinny on the new GMZ.

First, it's a silent search machine, no threshold available.

Second, no iron ID. All metal, all the time.

Third, 50 Kz, just like all the rest of the Goldmasters

Forth, yep, just three controls.

On/off and gain are the same control. Turn it up about half way to start.

Ground balance - set the loop on the ground and turn it up until it starts to chatter. Turn it down a bit until there is no sound from the ground. Adjust the gain again until it is smooth, no sound except from metal targets.

Toggle switch - Normal ground or Salt.

Standard 9x5 DD loop, same as the GMT.

I've played with it a bit in the yard, but not in the field yet. I used it to clean out all the metal trash from my test garden. Yes, it's sensitive to all those tiny bits of gold, just like the Goldmasters. I don't know yet how it responds to hot rocks or highly changing ground. The depth is comparable to the GMT. There is no V-Sat, auto tune, or boost. Just a simple, straightforward, lightweight, all metal detector.

History - About 8 years ago, Dan Geyer, Whites engineer, designed this little machine in his spare time for himself to use. He didn't think it would fit in Whites line, and at the time, neither did Whites. He used it to find a butt load of small gold at a still secret site in Northern Nevada. Several of us dealers tested it and liked it since it's much easier to learn and use than a GM. But Whites didn't think it would fly, due to the success of the GMT at the time. Since then there has been a "changing of the guard" at Whites, and it came off the shelf, literally. We played with it again and decided that there was a notch for it since it was priced well under the GMT and the TDI. It has only been out to dealers for about 3 weeks so it has not hit the mainstream yet. As such it's not on any official web sites yet either.

I have one in stock now and will see if I can post some pictures if anyone is interested. Oh yeah, the price is $479.95 I voted for $449.95 but was outvoted :-(

Digger Bob

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Thanx DB & DW--rumors been flying and nice to see facts. Tesoro used to send me test units and it was great to play with preproduction toys-good or bad--guess us boyz do really our love new toyz?? thanx again time for a turn on and go-John :twocents:

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BOB, How about some pics, I dont see it on Whites website yet.

Here's a picture of the box. The rest looks the same as all the rest.

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Hi,

Just confirmed with Steve Howard at White's that the official MSRP for the GMZ is $499.95. Not saying you can't get it for less or that it might not change in the future but that is the word as of today. Or maybe some wires are crossed? Maybe you can do some checking Bob.

I hope top get one out in the field soon. Should be hot as a pistol with the little Shooter coil. The GMZ will easily hit smaller gold than a Gold Bug 1 but won't match the Gold Bug 2 on the tiniest stuff - but the GB2 does cost twice as much. Keep in mind though this is an entry level unit. It was not intended to go head to head with units costing much more. But for small gold it may very well outperform lots of units that cost far more.

Steve Herschbach

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Hi,

Just confirmed with Steve Howard at White's that the official MSRP for the GMZ is $499.95. Not saying you can't get it for less or that it might not change in the future but that is the word as of today. Or maybe some wires are crossed? Maybe you can do some checking Bob.

I hope top get one out in the field soon. Should be hot as a pistol with the little Shooter coil. The GMZ will easily hit smaller gold than a Gold Bug 1 but won't match the Gold Bug 2 on the tiniest stuff - but the GB2 does cost twice as much. Keep in mind though this is an entry level unit. It was not intended to go head to head with units costing much more. But for small gold it may very well outperform lots of units that cost far more.

Steve Herschbach

Great info Steve! Thanks - Terry

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Whats really special about this New Detector?? It will interchange with all GMT. coils.

Great info Steve! Thanks - Terry

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Hi,

Just confirmed with Steve Howard at White's that the official MSRP for the GMZ is $499.95. Not saying you can't get it for less or that it might not change in the future but that is the word as of today. Or maybe some wires are crossed? Maybe you can do some checking Bob.

I hope top get one out in the field soon. Should be hot as a pistol with the little Shooter coil. The GMZ will easily hit smaller gold than a Gold Bug 1 but won't match the Gold Bug 2 on the tiniest stuff - but the GB2 does cost twice as much. Keep in mind though this is an entry level unit. It was not intended to go head to head with units costing much more. But for small gold it may very well outperform lots of units that cost far more.

Steve Herschbach

Maybe it costs more in Alaska because of the shipping? Kidding. I just called and Jimmy Sierra has it priced to his dealers and in his literature at $479.95. Alan at the factory keeps changing his mind about the MSRP, so when Whites comes out "officially" with literature it may well be $499.95. It's so new and so few dealers have it yet, some things are still up in the air.

And you are right. It is designed for the beginner who can't quite get the hang of muliple controls and strange terminology. But they still want a true gold machine and not a compromised coin machine.

BTW, on the hottest hot rock I have, disapears at a ground balance setting of 7 in the air. Yet it still pops on a half grain nugget. Oh, and it's a motion machine too just like all the other gold machines. The silent search takes some getting used to if all you've ever used is a threshold machine.

Digger Bob

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Hi John,

OK, I guess I exaggerated a bit. MSRP on the Gold Bug 2 is $879.95. Of course you buy it for less than that. But still quite a bit more money than the GMZ.

Mind you I'm not promoting the GMZ as an alternative to better units. Personally I'd pay more money and get the GMT or Gold Bug 2. But for a few people on a budget it may do the trick.

Steve Herschbach

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