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Super Fix

Performance in the Goldfields

About the following examples

In an attempt to bring an "in the field" Super Fix detecting experience to you, we have presented below a collection of sound files saved from actual in the field laptop computer and cassette tape recordings. It should be noted that the recordings were made using our first hand built prototype Super Fix in which we have not been able to fit the final impulse rejection circuitry into the case using standard size .1" prototype board &  components.

These audio recordings were produced sequentially using a laptop computer or portable cassette tape recorder patched into the normal Minelab headphone socket both with and without SuperFix and are reproduced below as close as possible to actual in the field performance.

All of the following examples were recorded within our local Dunolly Goldfields region using a stock standard GP2100 fitted with a standard Minelab 8" mono searchcoil. We chose to use a SD2100 because it has both manual ground balance and manual frequency adjustment, thus enabling us to totally control these settings for our field testing. The 8" mono coil was chosen so as to conveniently demonstrate SuperFix's ability to identify targets at the limits of a standard detectors detection capabilities.

The location of the areas where these examples were recorded were as close as practical to our Dunolly shop and were chosen for their collective ability to enable us to demonstrate to you the following SuperFix features.

All of the photographs below were taken at site of the tests at the time the tests were recorded
Click on individual links to playback audio files.

Comparison tests of impulse electrical interference

Photos below show (left side) detector with coil on ground as these examples were recorded direct into a laptop computer, and (right side) a general photograph of a section of Painkiller Gully at the location where these examples were recorded.

      

The following examples were recorded as shown, with the detector ground balanced to the area and lying motionless on the ground listening to electrical impulse interference. It should be noted that the recordings were made using our first hand built prototype Super Fix in which we have not been able to fit the final impulse rejection circuitry which will give a superior result to the sample you hear below.

Minelab detector used as normal without Super fix - (file size 1.7 Mb)
Minelab with Super Fix in Super Fix Mode - (file size 1.6Mb)

Comparison tests of mains electrical interference

Photos below show (left side) a general photograph of a section of a small gold lead where it crosses the railway line which is normally unworkable due to electrical interference from a Telco cable running along the nearer side of an access track, with our operator included in the distance preparing to record these files, and also (right side) a photograph showing both the track and how close to the actual cable location these examples were recorded.

    

The following examples were recorded as shown with the detector ground balanced to the area in M\Lab Mode as best as the interference would allow, and then scanning at a constant height and speed over the target.

Minelab detector used as normal without Super fix - (file 1.67 Mb size)
Minelab with Super Fix in super Fix Mode - (file 1.57 Mb size)

Comparison tests of small gold target

Photos below show (left side) small gold nugget in hole with five cent piece for size comparison, and also the detector coil scan height above ground surface. (right side) photograph of method we used to maintain a constant scan height over the target for both example recordings. Both these examples were recorded direct into a portable cassette tape recorder.

    

The following examples were recorded as shown with the detector ground balanced to the area and scanning at a constant height skimming the polystyrene sheet for consistency.

Minelab detector used as normal without Super fix - (file size 2.59 Mb)
Minelab with Super Fix in super Fix Mode - (file size 2.05 Mb)

Comparison tests of large gold target

Photos below show (left side) approximately 6.5oz  gold nugget used for these examples. (right side) photograph of method we used to insert the nugget into a ground cavity leaving the bulk of the matrix undisturbed and showing the 8" coil scanning above. Both these examples were recorded direct into a portable cassette tape recorder.

    

The gold nugget can only just be seen in the shadow of the cavity and is approximately 16" below the ground surface.

Minelab detector used as normal without Super fix - (file size 2.19 Mb)
Minelab with Super Fix in super Fix Mode - (file size 2.37 Mb)

Low tone detection with high tone channel muted

Photos below show (left) the same 6.5oz  gold nugget to the centre left of photo and a section of a tin can at bottom right that were used for these examples. (right) the same setup as photo at the left but the section of tin can has been replaced with a sizable hot rock. Both these examples were recorded direct into a portable cassette tape recorder.

    

The coil had to be swept approximately 10" high over the large metal targets so as to not overload the detector but much closer to the hot rock.

The first example below demonstrates how Minelab morphs the two opposing targets (gold and a section of a tin can) producing a confused signal while Super Fix clearly identifies both targets individually.

Minelab detector with Super Fix firstly in M\LAB Mode - then In S\FIX Mode with high tones muted (file size 2.1 Mb)
Minelab detector with Super Fix in M\LAB Mode over hot rock (file size 1.55 Mb)
Minelab with Super Fix in S\FIX Mode with high tones muted  (file size 1.46 Mb)

Super Fix - the advantages far outweigh the cost.
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