So what type of detector is it? Is it a VLF type detector? Nope. Is it a Pulse Induction type detector? Nope, not that either.
This is all new technology called ZVT or Zero Voltage Transmission.
A quantum leap in gold performance with breakthrough new technology from Bruce Candy.
ZVT technology goes to the NEXT LEVEL for all serious gold prospectors, providing substantially improved depth. No longer will you be limited to using either sine wave continuous VLF transmission detectors, that struggle in mineralised ground, or square wave PI transmission detectors, that can be insensitive to varying gold sizes and compositions.
ZVT (Zero Voltage Transmission) creates ultraâ€‘constant high-power opposite polarity magnetic fields, increasing gold sensitivity. This innovative technology detects gold nuggets at extreme depths.
Superâ€‘D The Super-D smart coil consists of a central transmit winding and two outer receive windings. This configuration greatly decreases interference from magnetic soils, reducing ground noise.
ZVT + the Super D coil combine to get you up to 40% deeper gold!
Ultra High Performance - take a look at these performance features built into the new GPZ7000:
Extreme Gold Depth. So how deep can you go? Well, up to 40% deeper than the GPX series. Old gold fields are new again, thanks to the revolutionary new ZVT technology. Minelab takes you much deeper than ever before!
Maximum Gold Sensitivity. The incredible sensitivity of the GPZ 7000 with the Super-D coil gives you the ultimate advantage in the field. Find gold others have missed, from subgram gold through to those elusive retirement nuggets still out there.
Precision Ground Balance. Most gold is buried in the mineralized and difficult ground that many detectors can't cope with. The GPZ 7000 accurately ground balances and automatically tracks to even the most severe ground conditions, with ease.
Enhanced Noise Immunity. The outstanding noise immunity of the GPZ 7000 enables very smooth and quiet detecting. With 256 Noise Cancel channels, the GPZ 7000 picks up less atmospheric noise. Listen to the gold, not the noise interference!
Very Versatile Detecting. In addition to the performance side of the new detector, Minelab has also added features that make it both easier to use and more user friendly than its GPX 5000 predecesor.
Simple Menu System. The easy-to-use Menu Pages group similar functions together under Detect and Map sections, with all settings quickly accessible. Use the Guide sequences to get started. You donâ€™t need to be an expert to find gold!
Wireless Audio Freedom. Detect without your headphones attached to the detector. With the WM12 Wireless Module you have the choice of using the built-in speaker, the supplied headphones, or your favourite headphones.
GPS Locating & PC Mapping. See your location and log gold finds as you detect. With the built in GPS you'll efficiently cover more ground and won't miss a nugget! Record your favourite hot spots by saving data to XChange 2 with Google Maps.
Waterproof Coil to 1 m (3 ft). The GPZ14 coil is waterproof and submersible to a depth of 1 m (3 ft). You can easily detect rivers and shorelines with no fuss! The weatherproof design of the GPZ 7000 allows you to go detecting in rainy or wet conditions.
Note: GPZ 7000 detector is weatherproof only. GPZ 14 coil is fully waterproof to 1 m (3 ft). WM 12 is not waterproof or weatherproof.
So how does it compare to older gold hunting detectors?
Take a look at this chart and see for yourself!
MAXIMUM GOLD RECOVERY Detector Comparison
With extreme depth and maximum sensitivity, the GPZ 7000 outperforms both the SDC 2300 and the GPX 5000.
* When compared to the average performance of the GPX 5000 in typical environments. Actual performance depends on prevailing conditions.
The information displayed in this graph is an out-of-the-box comparison, is indicative only, and is based on the results of laboratory measurements and field testing undertaken by, and for, Minelab using a GPX 5000 with the 11" Monoloop coil, an SDC 2300 with attached 8" Monoloop coil and a GPZ 7000 with the GPZ 14 Super-D coil. The nominal performance for GPX 5000 with the 11" Monoloop coil is used as the baseline for comparison of the other detectors. The performance of the GPX 5000 on larger nuggets with a larger comparable accessory 15" x 12" Monoloop coil is also depicted. Note that a GPZ 7000 with a GPZ 14 coil will also typically further outperform a GPX 5000 with larger accessory coils on small and medium nuggets.
Please be aware that the depicted results give a relative and realistic comparison of the three detectors for typical goldfields conditions for detecting the weight ranges of gold shown, but do not represent performance under all conditions, and should not be regarded as conclusive.
Minelab does not warrant or represent that the performance levels depicted will actually be achieved, as performance of the three detectors will vary depending upon prevailing conditions. Relevant factors in detector performance include, but are not limited to, detector settings, coil size and configuration, ground type, mineralisation levels and type, electromagnetic interference, gold nugget size, shape and composition, and operator skill level.
What's in the box with the purchase of your GPZ7000?
- GPZ 7000 Metal Detector with built in GPS - Weatherproof
- 14"x13" Super D waterproof coil (to 1 meter or 3 feet)
- Koss headphones (non-waterproof)
- WM 12 Wireless Module (non-waterproof)
- GA 10 Guide Arm
- High Capacity Lithium Ion battery pack and charger
- Pro-Swing 45 and spare J strut
- 2 field guides
- X Change 2 software and instruction manual CD
- BC 10 battery charger with multi-country/universal charging plugs
- Car Charger plug
- Battery terminal connection cable for charging directly from a car battery
- USB mini cable for charging the Wireless module
- USB cable for PC downloads of the GPS data to X Change 2 and Google Maps
FAQs - (we will add to this as the questions are asked)
- How long will the battery last? In normal conditions, this battery will give over 8 hours of continuous use.
- What is Zero Voltage Transmission? Zero Voltage Transmission is an all new technology developed by Minelab to allow high power to find the large gold without sacrificing its ability to see small gold.
- Will the GPZ 7000 be complicated to operate? No! Unlike the GPX series of detectors which have a lot of settings to adjust properly for optinium performance, there are only a few settings to manipulate for peak perfomance. The rest are taken care of automatically by the detector's electronics.
- Can you change coils on the GPZ7000? Yes! Unlike the SDC 2300 which has a fixed coil, the coil is changeable on the GPZ7000. At the launch there is only going to be one coil available, but shortly thereafter other coils will be offered for this detector.
- Is the Wireless Module (WM 12) waterproof? No.
- Can multiple Wireless modules be used with the GPZ 7000? Yes. You can use two modules to create a stereo speaker sound, simply pair them to the detector and clip one to each shoulder while detecting. You can also use several modules while training a new user, allowing the new user to hear what you are hearing while detecting.
- Do you have to use the GPS while detecting? No. It can be turned off if you prefer to hunt without it.