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Colleen & Warren.
In this short demonstration video, we check the response of the Garrett ATX with the optional 20″ x15″ Deepseeker Monoloop Coil on larger, deeper targets. For this purpose we bury a 300gm lead ‘nugget’ (we didn’t have an actual 10-ouncer to hand!!) in mineralized Australian soil. This is purely for illustrative purposes and is not meant to be a “will detect target X at depth Y” demo — there are too many variables in the field for tests of this nature to be definitive. The big mono will, of course detect targets of 300gm/10oz at much greater depths, dependent on field conditions and control settings, and operator technique. In addition to the target response segment, we also demonstrate the use of the Garrett sling and do a ‘real time’ coil change.
We hope you enjoy this short demonstration and find it informative. More ATX goldfields videos to follow soon! Happy Prospecting! Warren and Colleen. www.nqexplorers.com www.garrettaustralia.com.au www.garrett.com
Our visit to the site of an 1870’s North Queensland ghost town uncovers an inordinate amount of clock parts – clearly the ‘old timers’ were obsessed with keeping track of time out there! The town was established to service a large gold mine and stamper battery – which included a narrow-gauge railway from the mine to the stamp heads. By the 1920s, the place was all but abandoned. Nothing remains now but a few building stumps and the battery chimney. Thanks for watching and subscribing! Colleen and Warren. www.nqexplorers.com www.garrettaustralia.com.au
Thanks for stopping by our website – in upcoming adventures in the Aussie bush, we visit the site of an 1880s ‘ghost town’ where judging by what is unearthed, the ‘old timers’ were obsessed with timekeeping! Also on the way are more ATX ‘in the field’ videos where we look at some of the more advanced features of Garrett’s new flagship detector. Happy Hunting everyone! Colleen and Warren.
In this short demonstration video, we check the response of the Garrett ATX with it’s stock DD searchcoil on tiny gold nuggets in highly mineralized Australian ironstone clay/gravel which is typically encountered in our goldfields. The advantage that the ATX provides to Aussie prospectors over current PI machines is the ability to detect very low conductive, sub-gram nuggets with a DD coil. Most prospectors will be utilizing monoloop coils for their sensitivity on small gold, the penalty is that in hot and variable ground, the monoloop will experience unstable and variable thresholds to the point where it may become unusable. With the ATX stock DD, you now get stable operation in very hot ground on sub-gram gold. All this with a single setting (no complex switch settings) and the option of two modes of operation: Motion, and Non-Motion.
Experienced prospectors will know that a test bed cannot fully replicate actual field conditions, such as varying mineralization, soil moisture content, soil air voids, ambient noise, ambient temperature, threshold settings, coil swing technique and the fact that the gold has been in the ground for many millions of years – but this test bed demonstration will serve to illustrate the usefulness of the ATX with the standard DD coil in adverse environments. The ATX is no re-badged Infinium or Recon-pro, it is new technology that provides a real advantage on small gold in hot ground. This comes with no sacrifice to the ability to detect large nuggets at depth. We hope you enjoy this short demonstration and find it informative. More ATX goldfields videos to follow soon! Happy Prospecting! Warren and Colleen. www.garrettaustralia.com.au www.garrett.com
Colleen returns to the site of her Gold Sovereign find with high hopes armed with her trusty Garrett AT Gold and turns up some great militaria, personal items and coins. Included are the remnants of an Egyptian silver filigree ‘panel bracelet’ – no doubt purchased in the bazaars of Cairo or Alexandria by an Aussie Digger on his way home from the Middle East. This site was established originally by elements of the Australian 7th Infantry Division, and was also occupied by 9th Division units later in the war. Thanks for watching and commenting – Colleen and Warren.
Our new Garrett ATX is getting plenty of use: Day 1 was our first trip to the beach with the ATX where we turn up a handful of modern 1 & 2 dollar coins, along with some silver jewellery. The very next day following a 3 hour drive to the west we are in the goldfields with the intention of running the ATX over an old gold nugget patch. Unfortunately the grass was so deep at that location that we had to scout around for a more suitable area to prospect. Here we experiment with the powerful non-motion mode and identification of iron targets. Please stay tuned for out continuing goldfields adventures with the ATX. Happy Hunting everyone! Warren and Colleen. www.garrettaustralia.com.au www.garrett.com
This is a brief run through on the new Garrett ATX Extreme Pulse Induction metal detector. In this video we look at unpacking and deployment, coil changing, battery changing and general operation of the controls. The ATX was extensively tested in Australia in the world’s most challenging conditions for a metal detector – from the volcanic soil of North Queensland to the ironstones of the Western Australian goldfields. In these conditions the ATX performed smoothly and found small gold in areas that had previously been ‘flogged out’ by other PI detectors. We hope you enjoy this brief introduction to the ATX – we will be heading out to the goldfields in the coming weeks to bring you more videos of the ATX. Thanks for watching – Colleen and Warren.
We are pleased to announce that we have received our new Garrett ATX Extreme Pulse Induction detector courtesy of Garrett Australia. In the coming weeks we will be uploading videos featuring the ATX with our first video being an ‘unboxing’ and run through of the basic functions and controls. We will be then undertaking field trips utilizing the ATX for relic hunting in highly mineralized soils, and of course, prospecting in the goldfields. Happy Hunting! Colleen and Warren.