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  1. Why Buy your Metal Detector from Arizona Outback? A new metal detector can be a big investment, that's why it’s important that you have confidence in your dealer's knowledge of their products and their commitment to customer service. Unlike many of our competitors, we are a Full-Time dedicated company. Selling metal detectors is not something we do on the side - it is all we have done for the past 20 years! Our friendly staff are experts in the field of metal detection and have the knowledge to help you start finding gold and treasure fast! We are extremely proud of our reputation in the industry and our commitment to helping our customers succeed! Contact us about any of these deals - Business Line: 1.928.777.0267, or by email: info@arizonaoutback.com. SHOP THE OUTBACK: Visit our Online Store @ www.ArizonaOutback.Com to see our products at - http://www.arizonaoutback.com. We have a secure Online Shopping Cart System and we diligently screen for fraud. FOLLOW US: Visit our Facebook page @ ArizonaOutback and "Like Us" to see weekly posts, updates, current specials, and amazing gold finds! https://www.facebook...311182338894886. Join the AZO Forums and read posts from detectorists around the world. Membership is free and you will find knowledgeable members, great tips, meet new friends, and see some incredible discoveries! There is also a free Classifieds area for selling your used gear. Check it out at - http://arizonaoutbac...t.com/index.php? Follow us on Twitter to see weekly posts, updates, current specials, and amazing gold finds! https://twitter.com/AZOutback Visit our Youtube Channel @ https://www.youtube..../ArizonaOutback. We have lots of videos related to metal detecting and searching for gold. Subscribe and get notices on new uploaded videos once they hit Youtube. EXTRA DISCOUNTS: 15% Military Discount!!! Arizona Outback and Minelab are offering a 15% Military Discount off the MAP Price on any Minelab metal detector purchase. All that is required is a valid DD214 or Military ID for any active or retired Vets. Contact us if you have questions about this amazing deal we are offering to the brave men and women that served our country! No other promotional discounts can be bundled with this offer. AZO Metal Detector Promotions (Updated: 6/21/16) * prices & packages subject to change without notice. Offers good while supplies last. #1) MINELAB: GPZ 7000 Gold Detector The ultimate gold finder! The new Minelab GPZ 7000 is the flagship of all Minelab metal detectors using completely new technology (ZVT). 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 mineralized ground, or square wave PI transmission detectors, that can be insensitive to varying gold sizes and compositions. With extreme depth and maximum sensitivity, the GPZ 7000 outperforms both the SDC 2300 and the GPX 5000. “This revolutionary new ZVT technology far surpasses GPX detectors for detecting deep large nuggets AND finding gold at any depth. The GPZ 7000 will open up the gold fields again.” - Bruce Candy (Chief Minelab Scientist & GPZ Inventor) More info @ http://www.arizonaou...-gpz-7000/1329/ AZO’s GPZ Package Includes: GPZ 7000 Detector Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack KOSS Headphones 14x13” Super-D Water-proof Coil Pro-Swing 45 Detecting Harness Wireless Audio Module Guide Arm Coil Skid Plate + FREE BONUS ITEMS + FREE: Field Training with AZO - Come spend the day on our private mining claims in the heart of the Arizona goldfields! Our instructors will give you personalized attention to make sure you leave the class with the knowledge & confidence to start finding gold fast! Contact us for upcoming dates & availability ($300 value). FREE: Doc's Ultimate GoldScreamer Protective Cover (protects the unit, LCD screen, and wireless module) FREE: DigiWeigh 600g Digital Scale (to weigh up your gold!) FREE: Heavy-Duty Gold Recovery Scoop FREE: Embroidered AZO Prospector’s Hat FREE: Lifetime Technical Support w/ a Pro via Phone or Email FREE: Shipping & Insurance! (lower 48 states only) AZO Price (with Military Discount): Only $6,799.15 AZO Price: Only $7,999 #2) MINELAB: SDC 2300 Gold Detector Find nuggets on land & underwater! The SDC 2300 is a high performance mid-range gold detector, perfect for chasing down those elusive sub-gram nuggets on land and underwater. This compact waterproof detector comes with easy-to-use controls and is assembly-free. The SDC 2300’s mechanical platform is seriously designed and tested to military standards. The Minelab R&D experts have picked the best suitable materials and ensured the product is easy to maneuver and operate.“Like a kid at Christmas I tore the box open and lifted out my new toy – a Minelab SDC 2300 detector. There is not a box full of parts to assemble, just this little detector all folded up, and nothing quite prepares a person for just how small the SDC 2300 is the first time you see it.” Steve - California, USA More info @ http://www.arizonaou...b-sdc-2300/320/ AZO’s SDC Package Includes: SDC 2300 Detector (4) Rechargeable "C" Batteries Battery Charger KOSS Headphones 8” Water-proof Monoloop Coil Coil Skid Plate + FREE BONUS ITEMS + FREE: Field Training with AZO - Come spend the day on our private mining claims in the heart of the Arizona goldfields! Our instructors will give you personalized attention to make sure you leave the class with the knowledge & confidence to start finding gold fast! Contact us for upcoming dates & availability ($300 value). FREE: Doc's Ultimate GoldScreamer Protective Cover (protects the entire unit) FREE: DigiWeigh 600g Digital Scale (to weigh up your gold!) FREE: Padded Minelab Detector Carry Bag FREE: Heavy-Duty Gold Recovery Scoop FREE: Embroidered AZO Prospector’s Hat FREE: Lifetime Technical Support w/ a Pro via Phone or Email FREE: Shipping & Insurance! (lower 48 states only) AZO Price (with Military Discount): Only $3,187.50 AZO Price: Only $3,750.00 #3) MINELAB: GPX 5000 Gold Detector Featuring Minelab's exclusive technologies, Multi Period Sensing (MPS), Dual Voltage Technology (DVT) and Smart Electronic Timing Alignment (SETA), the high performance GPX 5000 is capable of finding more gold than ever before. From sub-gram nuggets to the elusive 'retirement nugget' and everything in between, with the GPX 5000, you can find it! New improved electronics, new Soil/Timings and an amazing range of features combined with the legendary GPX ability to ‘see through ground’ mineralization, gives you a significant depth advantage over other detectors. With more Timings than ever before, the 8 Timings available on the GPX 5000 change the digital switching and processing of the electronics in the detector. Each timing has been designed for optimum performance under certain conditions, so it is like having a different detector each time you select a new Timing. Also great for the specialist relic and jewelry hunter who demands the best, and wants to recover targets deeper than ever before. Easy for the beginner through to the professional - you can switch on and go with six factory preset Search Modes and automatic functions. More info @ http://www.arizonaou...b-gpx-5000/236/ AZO’s GPX 5000 Package Includes: GPX 5000 Detector 11" Commander Round DD Coil w/ Skid Plate 11" Commander Round Mono Coil w/ Skid Plate Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery w/ Signal Enhancer KOSS UR30 Headphones Heavy-Duty Power Cable 110V Home & 12V Car Chargers Padded Battery Belt & Harness + FREE BONUS ITEMS + FREE: Field Training with AZO - Come spend the day on our private mining claims in the heart of the Arizona goldfields! Our instructors will give you personalized attention to make sure you leave the class with the knowledge & confidence to start finding gold fast! Contact us for upcoming dates & availability ($300 value). FREE: Minelab Pro-Find 25 Pinpointer (handheld pin-pointer speeds up target recovery! Audio & vibration alert. Includes belt holster & built-in LED light) FREE: Minelab 15x12" Commander Monoloop Searchcoil FREE: Padded Minelab Detector Carry Bag FREE: GPX 5000 Training Video (Hosted by renowned electronic prospector Chris Gholson, this 95-minute video is fully endorsed by Minelab and is being distributed worldwide. This DVD will show you how to get the most performance from this incredible gold machine. Filmed in the Arizona Outback) FREE: AZO Control Box Cover (Protects the entire control box, including the legs. Fully padded with side pouch. A must have item!) FREE: Minelab Armrest Wear Kit FREE: Heavy-Duty Gold Recovery Scoop FREE: AZO Padded Armrest Cuff (item matches our control box covers. Offers extra padding in the arm cuff and takes seconds to install) FREE: Coil Maintenance Kit FREE: Extra Lower Coil Shaft (having an extra coil shaft will save you a lot of time & hassle when it comes to changing coils in the field) FREE: Embroidered AZO Prospector’s Hat FREE: Trash or Rubbish Bag (This handy little pouch can be worn on a belt, and provides the perfect storage space for all your finds) FREE: Trial Subscription Card to Lost Treasure Magazine FREE: Technical Support w/ a Pro via Phone or Email FREE: Shipping & Insurance! (lower 48 states only) AZO Price (with Military Discount): Only $3,400 AZO Price: Only $4,000 #4) MINELAB: X-TERRA 705 Gold &Treasure Detector The X-TERRA 705 Gold comes with the 18.75 kHz Double-D elliptical coil as standard, to give you effective depth and ground coverage out in the field. The unit is especially configured for gold prospecting, with advanced Iron Mask Discrimination and Ground Balance functions, which are perfect for detecting in mineralized ground. Capitalizing on the versatility of the range, the X-TERRA can be used for gold prospecting as well as for coin & treasure hunting, simply by switching between available pre-programmed modes. Thanks to Gold Prospecting and Coin & Treasure Modes you get a gold detector plus coin, treasure & relic detector all in one! More info @ http://www.arizonaou...5-gold-pack/85/ AZO’s X-TERRA 705 Package Includes: X-Terra 705 Gold Detector KOSS Headphones 10” Elliptical 18.75 kHz Coil Coil Skid Plate + FREE BONUS ITEMS + FREE: Headphones w/ Adjustable Volume Control FREE: Environmental Cover (protects the control box & LCD) FREE: Heavy-Duty Gold Recovery Scoop FREE: Embroidered AZO Prospector’s Hat FREE: Lifetime Technical Support w/ a Pro via Phone or Email FREE: Shipping & Insurance! (lower 48 states only) AZO Price (with Military Discount): Only $510 AZO Price: Only $600 #5) MINELAB: GPX-4500 Gold Detector A legend returns! The versatile GPX-4500 is a proven gold finder with many features and great performance. Incorporating Minelab’s superior Multi Period Sensing (MPS), Dual Voltage Technology (DVT) and Smart Electronic Timing Alignment (SETA) technologies it penetrates mineralized ground better and deeper than basic PI detectors. AZO’s GPX -4500 Package Includes: GPX-4500 Detector 11" Commander DD Coil w/ Skid Plate 11" Commander Mono Coil w/ Skid Plate Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery w/ Signal Enhancer KOSS UR30 Headphones Heavy-Duty Power Cable 110V Home & 12V Car Chargers Padded Battery Belt & Harness + FREE BONUS ITEMS + FREE: Field Training with AZO - Come spend the day on our private mining claims in the heart of the Arizona goldfields! Our instructors will give you personalized attention to make sure you leave the class with the knowledge & confidence to start finding gold fast! Contact us for upcoming dates & availability ($300 value) FREE: GPX-4500 Training Video (Hosted by renowned electronic prospector Chris Gholson, this 160-minute video is fully endorsed by Minelab and has been distributed worldwide. This DVD will show you how to get the most performance from this incredible gold machine. Filmed in the Arizona Outback) FREE: AZO Control Box Cover (Protects the entire control box, including the legs. Fully padded with side pouch. A must have item!) FREE: Heavy-Duty Gold Recovery Scoop FREE: AZO Padded Armrest Cuff (item matches our control box covers. Offers extra padding in the arm cuff and takes seconds to install) FREE: Embroidered AZO Prospector’s Hat FREE: Trash or Rubbish Bag (This handy little pouch can be worn on a belt, and provides the perfect storage space for all your finds) FREE: Trial Subscription Card to Lost Treasure Magazine FREE: Lifetime Technical Support w/ a Pro via Phone or Email FREE: Shipping & Insurance! (lower 48 states only) AZO Price (with Military Discount): Only $2,294.15 AZO Price: Only $2,699 EASY TO ORDER: 1. Order Online Now @ http://www.arizonaoutback.com 2. Call our Minelab Experts at 1.928.777.0267 3. Email Us at: info@arizonaoutback.com We accept most all major credit cards including: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express & PayPal. We also accept: cashier's check, money order, bank transfer or cash. Short term layaway options are available. If you call and are unable to reach us during normal business hours, we may be on another line. Please leave a detailed message and someone will return your call. Here at Arizona Outback we pride ourselves on giving the best "after-sale" service in the industry. We are a family owned company specializing in providing our customers with the highest quality equipment at discount prices. Your business is very important to us and we will do everything we can to ensure your satisfaction. Contact us today, there's no pressure, no strings attached, just honest answers to your detecting questions. See the difference an experienced staff of prospectors can make. We look forward to earning your business!
  2. A friend and customer that lives here in central AZ stopped by the other day to pick up some gear and show off what he has found recently with his GPZ 7000. The area he detects is not known for many large nuggets, but it has produced hundreds of little pieces. Many of the gullies are full of black sand and hot rocks, making them very noisy. The 7000 is great for these spots, and he is cleaning up all those bits that were missed. We didn’t weigh it, but his handful looked to have been close to an ounce…A big congratulations to this hard working prospector! I always love looking at gold, so thanks again for sharing!
  3. What a cool old video, thanks for sharing that Jen!
  4. Even though it’s not gold, I thought you all might enjoy seeing this cool relic I detected the other day. The way it screamed on the GPZ had me convinced it was a big nugget. Unfortunately it wasn’t a multi-ouncer, but luckily it wasn’t trash either. I took a minute for me to realize what I was looking at, but best I can tell it is an old jeweler’s loupe, or a magnifying glass. The leather is all curled up, but the glass lenses inside are intact and have a beautiful patina on them. As for a date, maybe 1920’s??? What do you guys think? Showing before and after cleaning.
  5. I had a customer that bought a detector a while back stop by my office this morning. When he came in I noticed he was carrying a large, leather pouch. He also had a big smile, and after he opened the bag I knew why. Inside was one of the prettiest Arizona specimens I have seen in a long time. The entire piece weighed in at over 7-ounces and was covered in gold. We didn’t have time to do an SG test, but I would estimate that there was approx.. 4-ounces of metal in the rock. It was a gorgeous piece, and I want to thank him again for bringing it by and letting me photograph it…Have a great weekend everyone!
  6. Chris Gholson

    Unknown Mineral - Any Ideas?

    Wow, thank you guys for all the great input!!! Dick, I have found a similar looking rock up at Gold Basin, but instead of green it was purple. I once heard flourite as a possibility? Gerard, I really appreciate all the photos. I have not heard of asbesotos in the area, but that doesn't mean its not there. I will do some research on nearby historical claims and see what they list as commodities. Chalcedony appears to be a good possibility. Thank you again!
  7. Hi everyone, I am hoping someone out there might be able to help me identify this rock. It is a beautiful green color, almost like a jade. I have been looking at rocks in the desert for many years, but have never come across this particular mineral before. I don't believe it is related to copper. Any ideas?
  8. Chris Gholson

    Small little patch found - VIDEO!

    Very nice - well done! There's lot of that bird shot out there, but just enough gold mixed in to keep it interesting. Keep it up
  9. A quick note to let you all know that AZO is open, and I was finally able to get back the shop. The snow started falling here in northern Arizona late Saturday night and basically didn’t stop until yesterday afternoon. It was an awesome storm that dumped upwards of 3+ feet in the mountains! The roads in town were an absolute mess, so we waited until the plows had a chance to run. In any case, the AZO office is open and I am working as fast as possible to return all phone calls and emails. I do apologize if I missed you during this closure, I will be making contact today or tomorrow. If anyone is planning a prospecting trip to the northern Bradshaw Mountains, please use caution. The back roads will most definitely be covered in snow. Stay warm and be safe out there!
  10. Coiltek 14x9” CTX Coil - NEW!!! Coiltek is very proud to introduce the new Coiltek 14×9” CTX coil. Utilizing the Minelab CTX technology this coil is fully approved and tested to the highest standard. Now offering more choice for the CTX3030 user, the 14 x 9″ coil provides excellent sensitivity and target separation complementing the detectors ability. Fully submersible, this coil matches the detectors submersible capabilities and has excellent characteristics when hunting in the water or on wet sand. This coil makes pinpointing easy and covers the ground well with the elliptical shape. Official release date is 28th March 2017. If you would like to pre-order one from our first shipment, please email or call me today. Contact Chris: info@arizonaoutback.com, or call: 1.928.777.0267.
  11. Thank you to all the men and women who have served this great country. We appreciate your courage, dedication, and hard work. And a huge thanks to the military families for their support and personal sacrifice…God bless
  12. I found this photo online last night and I thought you guys might enjoy. Check out this amazing use of gold in ancient dentistry. According to the story this was the skull of a pharaoh, which dated to approx.. 2,500 BC! The work is so intricate it boggles my mind that it was accomplished so long ago. I don’t think I would ever want to detect a skull, but in this case I might make an exception Have a great weekend everyone!
  13. Dear Forum Members, In an ongoing effort to keep spam and unwanted posts from the AZO Forums, we manually inspect and approve all new members on a daily basis. We get, on average, approximately 125 new registrations a day and a large majority of them are bogus accounts waiting to spam our forums. If you are a new member who has registered but can not yet post after 2 days of your registration, please email us at joe@arizonaoutback.com and we will get your registration validated asap. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in helping keep the AZO Forums the hottest prospecting forums on the net!
  14. Hi All, A friend of mine over in southern California scored this beauty just recently while detecting the beach. What a great find and a beautiful model! Thanks for sharing the pic with us!
  15. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  Wishing all of our forum family here a very happy and prosperous New Year! May all your targets be golden!
  16. A good friend of mine over in California sent me these photos of a beautiful nugget he just dug. This chunk weighs in at 16.3 dwt or 25-grams, which is almost 1-ounce!!! What an amazing surprise signal! He was using the Minelab GPX 5000 outfitted with the Nugget Finder 14x9” EVO coil. Congratulations to the lucky finder on this great piece of gold. Thank you for letting me share. Have a great weekend everyone!
  17. Hi everyone, I thought I’d share this photo of a beautiful little gold specimen that a friend of mine found with his Minelab GPZ 7000. What a great piece to add to the collection, way to go!
  18. Yesterday Dean and I headed out to hunt a historic property that he was able to get permission for us to detect. This area was first established around the end of the 19th century and serviced gold miners, cattle ranchers, and railroad workers for many years. It was a relatively small area and the grass/weeds were overgrown making it hard to get the coil near the ground, but we managed to pull some interesting targets. I was running the Minelab CTX 3030 and Dean the Nokta Relic. My best find of the day was a 1944 Mercury dime. I also found a 1935 & 49 Wheat cent plus a cool little Arizona Tax Token. Unfortunately no gold coins, but we had a blast. Below are some of the finds…All in all it was a great day to be out swinging in the fresh air with a good friend
  19. I was able to get out this past weekend for some detecting. I decided to revisit an old patch of mine here in Arizona that had given me at least 40 nuggets over the years. It was a good spot, but I had pounded it to death. My last visit with the GPX-4500 only produced three targets for me; all of which were bullets. I didn’t have much hope this trip, but I figured if I beat the brush and swung nice and slow, I should be able to squeak out a few more targets. Well, I got targets all right, and luckily a majority of them were yellow. The sensitivity of GPZ 7000 absolutely blows me away! I found myself scratching out tiny flakes of gold in the dirt around my old holes! I couldn’t believe it, but by the end of the day I had accumulated a nice handful of little gold. I hit 17 pieces for a total weight of 3.5-grams. I was happy that my trustee GPX didn’t pass over any nuggets of size, but it definitely proved that the technology inside the 7000 allows it to see gold in mineralized ground that other machines simply can’t. Here are a few photos of the gold, along with one that I believe are the remains of a good-sized snake. The only portion missing was the head; kinda neat.
  20. AZO Closed January 18-22nd, 2021 I wanted to give everyone a heads-up that the Arizona Outback office will be closed next week from January 18th – 22nd. We will resume normal business hours on Monday the 25th. Any orders placed during the previous week will ship first thing that morning. I will also do my best to get all phone calls and emails answered as soon as possible. Thanks - have a great week!
  21. I have a very small batch of the new GPZ 12" Coils from Nugget Finder on the way. The new "Z-Search" Coil will be 300-grams (or 10.5 ounces) lighter than the stock coil, it will include a genuine Minelab lower shaft, and best of all, NO modifications or adapters are needed! Several experienced prospectors (including Jen) will be putting the coil through its paces on various goldfields here in AZ, NV and CA. They should have some great feedback which we will share here and our other social media channels. The coils will be incredibly limited at first, but I expect will supply will get better as we move in 2021. If anyone has questions, or is interested in getting on the list, please send me an email at: info@arizonaoutback.com
  22. I received this photo and testimonial from a customer that recently purchased a Minelab GPX 5000. It appears that he is off to a great start! Thank you once again for the business, and for sharing your new finds with us. “Hi Chris, I'm up over 1/2 ounce in nuggets since I bought the 5000. My last 5 nuggets were found with the little 8x6 Nugget Finder "Sadie". Thanks again!”
  23. Chris Gholson

    The First Ten Days

    Outstanding gold to kick off the new season! Those specimen pieces are sure pretty..Congratulations to you both!
  24. I wanted to wish a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my good buddy Barstow Craig who is 61 years young. We have been friends for well over a decade, and have dug gold together all across AZ and CA. Thanks for all the memories amigo, I hope you find that multi-ounce birthday nugget today!
  25. Hey everyone, I was out detecting this weekend and came across a patch of unusual metal discs. At first I thought they were tokens, or even baggage tags from a railroad, but they aren’t. I found two types, the first says: KINNER AIRPLANE & MOTOR CORP. The other says: GLADDEN PRODUCTS INC. They appear to be made of copper. I did find out that Kinner made motors and airplane parts, but went bankrupt back in the 1930’s. None of the resources online mentioned these little metal discs. Does anyone out there know what these are???
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