Hi there, I am Axtyr, from Victoria in Australia. I started with my first detector in 1983, a Goldseeker 9000. It wasn't until 1986 when I purchased the Minelab Goldseeker 15000 that I got my first gold, a 3.63 gram nugget about 10 feet from the car on the first day out. I used this detector until about 1990 when I lost interest. In 2014 I purchased a 20 year old SD2000 and had it modified and used that for the next 12 months finding just under an ounce of gold. Then I purchased the GPZ7000, and recently a GPX5000 as a spare for my wife. I get out about once a week and usually come home with something although there are some spots where I have never found any gold. So that's it from me on the gold front. Good luck to everyone out there.