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Minelab GPZ 7000 Gold Nugget Detector

Minelab GPZ 7000 Gold Nugget Detector with ZVT Technology
Minelab GPZ 7000 Gold Nugget Detector with ZVT Technology

New for 2015 and available now - the Minelab GPZ 7000. “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, GPZ Inventor

"I have been using the Minelab GPZ 7000 for some time, first as a tester prototype versions, and now as an owner of one of the first production line models. I did not find the GPZ 7000 to be a detector that immediately wowed me. Instead, it is a detector that reveals itself with use. However, I did finally have my Eureka Moment (story below) with the GPZ 7000 and after that there was no turning back. I sold my Minelab GPX 5000 and the large collection of accessory coils and other options I had accumulated for it. I am fully convinced that using the GPZ 7000 in the future gives me a better chance of finding gold, especially certain types of gold previously undetectable by other detectors." - Steve Herschbach

My Take On The Minelab GPZ 7000 by Steve Herschbach

Introducing the GPZ 7000 by Jonathan Porter

GPZ 7000 - First Impressions by Steve Herschbach

My Eureka Moment, The Rest Of The Story by Steve Herschbach

Putting the GPZ 7000 To The Gold Test - by Nenad Lonic

Minelab CTX 3030 and GPZ 7000 Weight Comparisons

Informal Testing of GPX vs GPZ on Specimen Gold

Does The GPZ Do Better In Mineralized Ground Or Mild?

GPZ Warm Up / Ground Balance

GPZ Technical & Audio Questions

GPZ 7000 Sensitivity & Audio Smoothing

GPZ 7000 Firmware Update Procedure

GPZ Settings With B&Z Booster And External Speakers

Dealing With Saturable Ground and Salt Ground

Minelab GPZ 7000 Tips & Tricks

Minelab GPZ 7000 Video Gallery - various videos about the GPZ 7000

Minelab Technical Paper - GPZ 7000 Zero Voltage Transmission (ZVT) Explained

There also is a huge number of informational posts on the website forum that have been archived in one place at The GPZ 7000 Archive

The GPZ 7000 housing is obviously based on that used on the earlier Minelab CTX 3030 model. Here is a close-up of the armrest and removable rechargeable battery. The battery is slightly larger and has twice the capacity of the battery on the CTX 3030. The batteries are compatible with each other (you can use the smaller CTX battery on the GPZ 7000) and use the same charger system.

Minelab GPZ 7000 Close Up Armrest and Battery
Minelab GPZ 7000 Close-Up Armrest and Rechargeable Battery

The GPZ 7000 features a simple LCD menu system with GPS locating and PC mapping options. Here is a close-up of the GPZ 7000 LCD screen and controls. This is the default main search screen. One set of screen options controls the metal detector settings, while another set controls the integrated GPS tracking and mapping system.

Minelab GPZ 7000 LCD Screen Dosplay
Minelab GPZ 7000 LCD Display and Control Panel

The GPZ 7000 is fully weatherproof and the GPZ 14 coil is fully waterproof to 1 meter. Here is a close-up of the coil, which comes with scuff cover attached. New coils, when purchased, will come with the short lower rod section attached. Currently the GPZ 7000 has only one coil available, the 14" x 13" GPZ 14 Super D coil. More coils are planned and hopefully will be available before the end of 2015. The coil that comes with the GPZ 7000 is remarkable however in the combination of sensitivity to small gold and depth on large gold that it covers.

Minelab GPZ 14 Super D Coil for GPZ 7000
GPZ 14 Waterproof Coil For Minelab GPZ 7000 (Scuff Cover Included)

Details on Minelab GPZ 14 Coil For Minelab GPZ 7000 Here

Minelab GPZ 7000 Key Gold Settings
Minelab GPZ 7000 Key Gold Settings

This page is new and reliable information will be added here as it is released from Minelab or other official sources.

Download the Full Color Minelab GPZ 7000 Brochure Here

Download the GPZ 7000 Instruction Manual / Owners Manual Here

Minelab GPZ 7000 Simplified "Getting Started Guide"

Minelab GPZ 7000 Video Gallery

Minelab Technical Paper - GPZ 7000 Zero Voltage Transmission (ZVT) Explained

The GPZ 7000 Archive

Minelab GPZ 7000 Technical Specifications*
Internet Price $7999
Technology ZVT - Zero Voltage Transmission
Frequency N/A
Autotune Mode(s) Preset Slow Motion
Ground Rejection Automatic and Manual
Soil Adjust Normal, Difficult, Severe
Discrimination No
Volume Control Yes
Threshold Control Yes
Tone Adjust Yes
Audio Boost No
Frequency Offset Yes
Pinpoint Mode No
Audio Output 1/4" Headphone Socket, Wireless Module With Speaker,  Headphones supplied
Hip Mount No
Standard Search Coil(s) 14" x 13" Super-D (Waterproof)
Optional Search Coils None At This Time But Planned
Battery Li-Ion Rechargeable Pack, 7.2V, 72Wh
Operating Time 8+ Hours
Weight 7.32 lbs.
Additional Technology Integrated GPS With PC Mapping Interface
Notes Weatherproof

*Notes on Technical Specifications - Detailed notes about the specifications listed in this chart.

Minelab GPZ 7000 Specifications

Minelab GPZ 7000 Accessories Included In Box
Minelab GPZ 7000 Included Accessories