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    Gold prospecting, coin & relic hunting, anything outdoors!
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  1. That's a great find! Nuggets are always welcome, but sometimes artifacts like that are even better. Well done!
  2. I finally got my new SAGA Swing Arm hooked up to my GPX-4500 this weekend. Although I haven’t actually gotten out into the field with it yet, I am thus far impressed with the design, overall feel, and quality of the product. I think the install took me about 20 minutes. The Swing Arms offer so much better coil control and they really do help disperse the weight of the machine. It is a really nice upgrade, especially if you swing bigger coils. I also like how it stows out of the way when not in use. Great job Doc, this version was worth the wait! If anyone is interested, I do have several in stock. They will be going up on the new AZO website next month; or just call me in the meantime.
  3. Hi All, I wanted to share some info from Minelab about upgrades that are coming to the SDC 2300 gold detector. Below are the new changes: NEW FEATURES SDC 2300 The SDC 2300s will now include: Re-designed headphones Armrest protector Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery A clip-on coil joint protector has been added to the swivel joint for added protection of the coil joint while detecting. All new accessories are compatible with existing SDC 2300s purchased before the ship date and may be purchased individually.
  4. Hi Doc, the newest SAGA swing arms arrived, and they look great! I appreciate you getting those over so quick. I have already snagged one for myself that I will be installing to a GPX-4500 tonight. I will post up a photo or two when I'm all finished. I have a few in stock, so if anyone would like to grab one, please give me a call!
  5. Hi Everyone, Here are some current MINELAB Specials that will be available on all purchases from now until July 31st, 2020. If you have been looking for a new detector now is the chance to score some FREE accessories with every purchase. And as always, we offer FREE SHIPPING on all detectors! Minelab GPZ 7000 Metal Detector ($7999) - FREE 19" GPZ Coil Minelab Equinox 600 Metal Detector ($649) - FREE Minelab Pro-Find 20 Pinpointer Minelab CTX 3030 Metal Detector ($2499) - FREE Minelab Soft Padded Carry Bag & Minelab 6" CTX Coil Minelab Go-Find 22 Metal Detector ($149) - FREE Go-Find Carry Bag Minelab Go-Find 66 Metal Detector ($249) - FREE Pro-Find 20 Pinpointer Minelab Equinox 15x12 Coil ($239) - FREE Equinox Lower Shaft Please give me a call today to order while supplies last! 1.928.777.0267 info@arizonaoutback.com
  6. I am selling a few pre-owned search coils. I only have one of each. Please contact me at 928.777.0267 or info@arizonaoutback.com to order, or with any questions – thanks! Coiltek 9” ELITE Round Mono Coil: This coil is in excellent condition and has seen very little use. Includes Litz Wire windings and the Camo wrap design. It is an ideal size for general detecting, or for tight areas amongst the rocks and brush. It is very sensitive and gets good depth for its size. Compatible with the Minelab GPX/GP/SD Series gold detectors. Price is only $199! Nugget Finder Advantage 24x12” Mono Coil: this coil is an awesome patch hunter! It offers great sensitivity and covers a big chunk of ground with each sweep. It has been very popular not only with prospectors, but also for those that use a PI machine to detect the beach. Skid plate included. The coil is used, but works great. Compatible with the Minelab GPX/GP/SD Series gold detectors. Price is only $125. Minelab 8” Round Mono Coil: Considered by many to be one of the best coils Minelab ever built. It is ideal for hunting washes, creeks and exposed bedrock. The small size makes it very sensitive to tiny nuggets and easy to maneuver through the brush. The coil is used, but works perfectly. Compatible with the Minelab GPX/GP/SD Series gold detectors. Price is only $99.
  7. I thought you guys would enjoy seeing this gorgeous gold & quartz specimen a friend of mine found not long ago with the GPZ 7000 he bought from me. He recovered many more from the spot, but to me this was one of the prettier pieces. A big congratulations to this lucky finder, please send me more photos!
  8. Hi Everyone, As you may be aware, many of the Minelab detectors have been very tough to get these past couple weeks. One is the Equinox 800. After filling our back-orders, I still have two units left. If you are interested get in touch with me ASAP at 928.777.0267 - thanks!
  9. This Memorial Day remember and honor all who have served and sacrificed for our freedom. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them.” -John F. Kennedy
  10. A good friend spent a couple of weeks out in the Arizona desert social distancing and swinging his Minelab GPZ 7000 metal detector. The photo below is of all the gold he found, which totals over an ounce. The two biggest nuggets combined weighed in at 14-grams. Congratulations on your success, you added some beautiful pieces to the collection! Thank you again for letting me share with everyone.
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    Hi Mike, yes the spammers were able to get through over the weekend. I believe I got most of them banned and deleted, but please let me know if you, or anyone else spots suspicious posts. Thank you for being a great member of our forum!
  12. I agree with Dean, post up those old photos Dick!
  13. Hey Rob, wow what a blast from the past! Great stuff man, I love the pics. The good old days, when I had hair and the nuggets were stacked half a foot deep on the bedrock! If I remember right, that top photo was the day we hit that 1/4-oz pocket with your 4" dredge. Lots of good memories from all those trips we made into the back country. We need to plan something for the fall. In the meantime, here are a few I found on my computer...
  14. Hey JP, I do remember those trips we made into the Bradshaws. Those were a lot of fun! There's good gold in the desert, but just about everything here in central AZ can either poke, bite or sting you. The prickly pear are no picnic, but its the cholla that are the worst to me. Those things stick like Velcro! Great tips on how to manage the weight of the GPZ. I appreciate you sharing that, I think this evening I will re-do my bungee setup like you recommended. Any reduction at all will just mean more time swinging and less wear & tear on the shoulder. I hope you and the family are doing well down in Oz, be sure to say hello for me.
  15. MAY GOLD EXTREME ISOLATION SPECIAL I am excited to announce a new special from Coiltek. During the month of May 2020 you can take 20% off any of the Coiltek Gold Extreme products to suite the Minelab SDC 2300. Supplies are limited and only valid up until the 31st. Please contact me today to order! Phone: 1.928.777.0267, or Email: info@arizonaoutback.com 20% OFF the following premium Coiltek products: • 10x5 Gold Extreme: WAS $295 - NOW $236 • 11" Gold Extreme: WAS $315 - NOW $252 • 14x9" Gold Extreme: WAS $315 - NOW $252 • Gold Extreme SDC Accessory Pack: WAS $67 - NOW $54 Get results using Coiltek Premium Metal Detector Coils, The ultimate performance upgrade for your Minelab SDC metal detector.