Garrett ATX: 20″ Deepseeker Monoloop Coil.

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.


Garrett ATX: Australian Sub-Gram Gold Nuggets.

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.



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.


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.


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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