Minelab GP 3500 Reviews, Price and Specifications

Gold Nugget/Prospecting PI Metal Detector

Retail Price: $3950

Number of Reviews: 4

Avg. Rating (4.0 Stars) average total

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Minelab GP 3500


  • Weight Complete with 11" coil (excluding battery): 2.4 kg (4.8 lbs)
  • Configuration: Shaftmount
  • Technology: Dual Voltage MPS Technology (DVT)
  • Transmission: Bi-level Pulse Induction
  • Ground Rejection: Automatic Ground Balance
  • Search Mode: Motion Detector
  • Audio Output: Headphones Koss
  • 1/4" (6.35mm) Headphone Jack
  • Coils: 8", 11" and 18" Monoloop and 18" DD
  • Multi-function Quick-Trak Remote
  • Manual Tune Control
  • 3-Speed Tracking
  • Re-positioned Controls
  • Easy Adjust Bow Knuckle
  • Improved Smart Point Built in Diagnostic Port
  • Improved Discrimination Software
  • 2 years Warranty for Electronic Box
  • 1 year Warranty for Coil

From a Novice

Mick in Bundy QLD - best

I have a GP3500 and have found pieces weighing from 1/2gr to 3 1/2oz. All up 12oz. OK, this detector may not like hot rocks but it is a serious machine. Just bought a lightweight battery amp and rearing to go again.

Mar 23, 2011
16 people found Mick's review helpful.

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Horse Shoe Detector... maybe?

"Just trying to help" in USA - best

I'm sure this mahine is great for finding Horse shoes, but you will see that once it is switched ON, it will proof to be one of the best gold detectors as well! It does, however, have a drawback - it cannot swich itself on and if the operator can't find the "On-Off" switch, chances are he will have a hard time finding gold. READ and UNDERSTAND the owner's manual before you try to operate this machine! (The white plastic round "thing" at the end of a shaft is an electronic search coil - not a shovel!). Just trying to help...

Jan 22, 2010
11 people found "Just trying to help"'s review helpful.

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VLF Cannot Outperform It!

Matt64914 in Ballarat, Australia - best

Whoever operated the GP 3500 must have had it switched off as there is no possible way your VLF could outperforme a GP unless the operator had no idea what he was doing or the machine was faulty.

Jul 09, 2009
8 people found Matt64914's review helpful.

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VLF Outperformed it in Mild Soil

Auflu in California - one star

I took the Minelab dealer with me to my claim to see if he could find nuggets that were too deep for my White's Goldmaster. The GP3500 didn't find anything, and completely missed a 2 dwt nugget that I found with my GMT only 6 inches deep, after first checking the area with the Minelab. I think its good for finding horseshoes though, which I hear is good luck.

Feb 15, 2009
34 people found Auflu's review helpful.

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