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Welcome to Towers Prospecting World, your go to store in North Queensland for anything Minelab.
Welcome to Towers Prospecting World.


  • May 8, 2023

    Suggested settings for the GPX4500 and 5000

    I get asked about settings for the 4500/5000 detectors constantly, so I put the settings I used as go-to in a table for my customers. They are conservative but work well. I see some very radical settings from time to...

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  • August 1, 2022

    New Location in Charters Towers

    As some of you who visit or call us regularly might already know, we had our store for sale for a short while as we wanted to retire back to our home town of Charters Towers. We have some projects...

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  • Land Access for North Queensland
    February 11, 2022

    Land Access for North Queensland

    In Queensland almost all land will need some sort of permission from the landowner to be able to go detecting or fossicking. You will need to organise this for yourself if you are expecting to be able to fossick in...

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  • So you’d like to go metal detecting?
    October 20, 2020

    So you’d like to go metal detecting?

    So you’d like to go metal detecting and you have so many questions and so few answers? I hope this basic guide might make it clearer for you.

    Firstly I will ask you what you want to go looking for, coins and treasure or gold, and most people will say both.

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  • GPX series - Gain, motion, audio and stabiliser settings.
    October 13, 2020

    GPX series - Gain, motion, audio and stabiliser settings.

    From my perspective the gain setting is basically a sensitivity control. The manual tells us;

    With a high Rx Gain setting the detector will pick up smaller and deeper targets, but may respond to unwanted interference and ground noise. A high Rx Gain setting is recommended for mild soil conditions and areas of low interferen

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  • SDC2300 information
    October 9, 2020

    SDC2300 information

    Why does the SDC2300 beat the more expensive Minelab PI detectors? To explain this we need to know a little about how these detectors work. The coil transmits a magnetic field generated by a pulse of current, or a series...

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  • Townsville store address change
    December 1, 2019

    Townsville store address change

    Our Townsville store address has recently changed as our lease expired and we have relocated to a more prominent and visible position. The new address is; Shop 11, 260 - 262 Charters Towers Road, Hermit Park, QLD  4812 This location...

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  • Detector choices
    July 10, 2018

    Detector choices

    The first thing I will ask you when you tell me “I’ve never done it but always wanted to” is “Do you want to look for gold or coins/treasure?” Most people want to look for gold so let’s take a look at the choices you may have.

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  • Prospecting World brief history
    June 21, 2018

    Prospecting World brief history

    Cairns Prospecting World is the new Minelab certified store situated in Bungalow, Cairns, and is a sister store to our Townsville Prospecting World store in Aitkenvale, Townsville. For a brief history, my wife and I ventured into business in 1999...

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