Minelab GP 3000Price: $3000
Avg. Score: 4.75
Based on 4 reviews
Based on 4 reviews
Avg. Durability: 5.00
Avg. Ease of use: 5.00
Needle in a hay stack
August 19, 2013Had the Whites GMZ, TDI, Garrett Sea Hunter and Minelab Sovereign 2APro. Took them ALL out to where I know there is GOLD several times and the only one that found the half a piece of bobby pin was my GP 3000. The Hot Rocks were everywhere. I got No signals from the other MDs, when I found that bobby pin at over 9 inchs with the 3000. All the other MDs were lighter to handle but the weight and quality is in my GP 3000.
I only now have a Whites MXT and the 3000. MXT for coins and the 3000 for the Gold fields. The only thing I would like to see in my 3000 is a VDI meter. I have dug too many nails, tacks, rusty cans, etc. Minelab 3000 is simple and easy to use.
From the B.C. Canada gold fields.
Ease of Use
Would you recommend this to a new user? Yes, absolutely!
Ralphe Tylor from Prince George B.c. Canada
Using the Minelab gp3000 compared to the gpx3500, 4000, 4500
October 03, 2009Only being a novice and new to the prospecting game, I always wanted to jump straight in and get the 4000 but then the 4500 came out. So having the money to purchase both I had a friend that sat me down and drilled me on a bit of information as he had done the whole prospecting thing for a few years starting with the minelab sd2200 model.
Now the info that I received is as follows.....if your working a high mineral or high trash area then by all means the the gpx models are the best, but if you were to work low mineral low trash ares like the ground I'm prospecting in then the gp3000 is the way to go, not only that but, you must first start off getting used to the tones and signals that are being received, for example my buddy went out with one of his buddies to prospect in the golden triangle, Victoria, Australia and to his surprise his mate was passing over signals using the 4500 while his 3000 was picking up a stronger signal and that was in a low trash area and yes more gold nuggets.
My message to you is if your a novice then start at the bottom, but if you a gun and know your ground don't let those nuggets pass you by....... cos I'm sure you don't new comers out gunning you on there cheaper model.
They both have there good and bad points but let me tell you this..... it is very hard to find a 3000 model for sale anywhere in Ozzy including on ebay as for the 3500, 4000 and 4500 models, well there constantly being sold all over the world. Hold on to your 3000 when you update don't sell it because they are worth there weight in GOLD....... thanks for reading....
G digger from Melbourne, Australia
August 23, 2008Fantastic only if you want to find gold, and that is why I bought it. A little heavy but I'm in the building trade not a girl[sorry that is for the bad reveiw].Anyway has bungy cord and you can get harness as I have. If you want nuggets buy minelab!!!!!!!!!!! Only 4 stars can't afford GPX 4000 or 4500 dam
NUGGET STEVE from AUSTRALIA
December 10, 2006Not impressed. Bought it sold it. Might need to get into a gold area.
Too heavy & bulky.
Anonymous from Macon,georgia