Garrett ATX in Australia: Setup and Controls.

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.

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Our new Garrett ATX.

P1030219We 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 beingP1030201ATX unboxing still 3 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.

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New Garrett ATX – All Terrain Extreme Pulse Induction.

ATX logogarrettmirrorWe were privileged to be involved with the Garrett team field testing the new ATX Pulse Induction metal detector in Australia.

This is a fantastic new piece of kit – built to military specifications (note that it is not the AML-1000, it just utilises the same casing).  It has been tested and tuned  in Australia by the Garrett Engineers, with particular attention to smooth performance in highly mineralized Aussie soils that we typically encounter in our goldfields.

The unique new design of the stock DD provides a really sensitive ‘hot spot’ on the coil for detecting very small gold. All in all a very rugged, quality build that will be great in our goldfields – particularly with the larger 20″ monoloop coil which can cover a lot of ground when prospecting. The unit is well-balanced even with the big coil – it comes with a bungee sling so is very easy to swing.
The ATX is fully waterproof so keep detecting when it is raining – and economical to operate with the 8 AA batteries. It has a built-in speaker or you can use the headphones if you so desire. There will be more videos of the ATX coming soon with further details.

Happy Prospecting Everyone!

Warren and Colleen.

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