Another Success with the Minelab SDC 2300 Metal Detector

“I detected over a thrashed patch for about 2 ½ hours, digging numerous targets that had been missed by previous detector operators. Six of these targets being gold, weighing all up 1.5 grams. Two of the gold targets were quart specimens which may lead me to a quartes leader but I’ll save that for another time when I get time to investigate this further.

I found the detector extremely easy to use. It handled electrical interference and mineralised ground really well. I was quite surprised at the ease and the depth that it gave a signal on, especially on small gold. I really think a beginner would find confidence in using this detector, as I found it the easiest detector I have ever used and the easiest to find gold with and get a result.”

Minelab SDC 2300 Gold Finds

Minelab SDC 2300 Metal Detector Coming Soon in 2014

Minelab will be releasing a new Mid-Range Gold Detector in 2014. FInd out some of the great features of Minelab DSC 2300 Gold Detector Below.

This exciting new product is a portable, compact, waterproof gold detector featuring Minelab’s improved MPF technology.  This will be the best mid-range gold detector. Second only to the Minelab GPX Series in performance, the SDC 2300 will be the best mid-range gold detector available.

Key features and customer benefits include:

·         Compact – 16 inch (40.64cm)

·         Waterproof – 10ft (3m)

·         Rugged and assembly free

·         High performance MPF technology

·         Audio and Visual Target Response

·         Easy to use

·         Intuitive icon user interface

·         C –Cell Batteries Included

·         Quick and Easy patch hunting

The SDC 2300 gold detector performance is above the X-TERRA 705 and Eureka Gold and below the GPX Series. This detector offers an entry to Minelab’s Pulse Induction (PI) gold technology. It offers greater versatility in rugged terrains and for recovery of underwater gold because of its waterproof capability, ergonomic design and telescopic multi-position shaft.

More details will be released on the 31st January. Be sure to join the Miners Den Australia eNewsletter to kept up to date – Click here to Join the Miners Den Australia Mailing List

Minelab SDC 2300 Gold Detector

Rooster Booster Tips

The rooster Booster for the Minelab GPX series Metal Detectors has been out for a while now and we would like to give you some more information on how to best run the Rooster Booster

To set up the Rooster Booster correctly the following procedure should be followed:

1. Attach the Rooster Booster to your battery harness as per the instruction sheet supplied with unit and connect to the Minelab GPX series metal detector with the Minelab curly cable (these instructions are for the standard Minelab battery pack – If you are using a different battery harness then fit to suit).

2. In order to get the maximum benefit from your Rooster Booster you will need to have your metal detector setup correctly to run as smooth as possible – the recommended settings to start with are listed below – These settings are a guide and can be adjusted to suit the ground conditions and your own hearing preference

  • Set your gain between 5 -10 – It will depend on which model GPX you are using – Once again the idea is to have the machine running as stable as you can
  • Set your target volume (GPX4500/5000) to anywhere between 1 – 3 – Once you are used to the Rooster Booster, and providing you are not in a trashy area you should be able to get this a little higher

3. Once you have set the above to a suitable level on the detector we recommend that you turn the Rooster Booster to full volume and then proceed to set the Threshold on the detector – By setting the threshold with Rooster Booster on full volume you are able get a stable threshold at a lower level than without the booster – Once you have the Threshold set correctly you can then reduce the Volume on the Rooster Booster to a comfortable level for your hearing

One last thing is to remember that when using the Rooster Booster over heavily detected area’s you need to go much slower than usual and be sure to overlap the swing – This will help you get those faint signals which are the ones that the rooster Booster excels in finding

Gold Luck & Happy Prospecting

Prospector Pete

Discover the Rooster Booster & Low Feedback Speaker for Minelab GPX Metal Detectors

The Rooster Booster Speaker combo is only able to be used with the supplied speaker – The RB Combo has too much gain to allow it to be safely used with headphones

The low feedback speaker that is supplied with the RB Combo can also be purchased on its own with a standard 1/4 Jack – This speaker will work on most of the commonly used boosters on the market in Australia

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The low feedback speaker is different from the standard speaker that is currently available in the market – This speaker eliminates most of the feedback when checking targets with the speaker closer to the coil – The case has been designed to improve the attachment of the spring clips to the speaker case – This solution to the feedback that the currently available speakers have was stumbled  upon while testing many of speakers as part of the Rooster Booster Project – We are not sure why this speaker has eliminated most of the annoying feedback being experienced – However we do know It WORKS – We made some modifications that improved the speaker further and then had the Speaker, Case & Clip engineered & manufactured to our specifications