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|Options||Garrett ATX||Minelab GP 3000|
|Battery Type||8 AA||Sealed|
|Operating frequency||730 PPS|
|Tone ID||Adjustable, 25 settings|
|Ability to change coils||Yes||Yes|
|Ground balance||From ferrous ground to saltwater||Auto|
|Waterproof||10 feet (3m)||Coil only|
|Warranty||2 Years||2 Years|
|Number of Reviews|| 7
|Avg. User Rating||4.11||4.75|
|Avg. Durability Rating||4.11||5.00|
|Avg. Ease of Use Rating||4.78||5.00|
|Avg. Depth Rating||No data available yet|
Most helpful review for Garrett ATXATX looking for gold
I was in Arizona in Jan. 2014 picked a new ATX from Arizona Outback with a days training. I also have a AT Gold, I was able to find 4.5 grams of gold over a weeks time. ATX was easy to use easy to adjust. The coil was standard double D, ground was very dry, hard and most finds we're 8 to 10 inches. Really like the ATX.
Mike Orr from Burlington Ontario Canada
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Most helpful review for Minelab GP 3000Using the Minelab gp3000 compared to the gpx3500, 4000, 4500
Only 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
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