TRAINING Courses for GOLD Prospecting by REEDS


  • "Cracking The Prospecting Codefor BOOKINGS call (08) 9250 3388


  • 'Individual Training' on Your Own Detector - Plus Setting "Cheat Sheet" provided.




YES !!!!, you can find your OWN GOLD 'patches'.

YES, there ARE thousands upon thousands of areas within Western Australia that still have undiscovered 'patches' of gold nuggets and more importantly, MANY of these locations are OUTSIDE live leases that you can easily gain access.

We provide the knowledge to not just find these forgotten & the previously unknown gold zones, but to enable you to go back to KNOWN areas of gold with the ADVANCED prospecting techniques that enable you to rework old ground much more efficiently. When you've finished working any area, you will know that you have covered that ground effectively and maximised any gold returns that were possible.

LEASE OWNERS - YES, we will be able to help you know where the BEST areas should be within your lease and how to best work those 'gold zones'.

See HOME Page for Course Dates or Call: (08) 9250 33 88


A detailed course MANUAL with a Step-by-Step guide to 'Finding New GOLD Spots' is provided, so you don't have to rely on your memory.

Courses are run by Aaron Raddock, an Exploration Geology with over 25-years experience throughout Australia and internationally (India, China, Iran, South Africa, Kenya & Kyrgyzstan) looking for many styles of gold deposits, as well as diamonds, base-metals, coal, etc.

Aaron is also a passionate prospector who had been helping friends and family with prospecting advice for many years which is how these training courses came about.

Every month we try to run a course about every two weeks, with the aim to hold a Saturday course alternating with a Friday course. Course dates are usually posted with 1-2 months advance notice. Course dates are dependent on Aaron's availability.

Our training courses are held in our training room here at the REEDS Prospecting shop.

Courses are usually about 5-hours long, sometimes they go longer depending on the group, so plan for a later finish.

Plenty of food, drinks & nibbles are provided as part of your course fees.

Don't be the one left behind when only a little more knowledge can make an enormous difference.

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  • $290 for 'single entry'.
  • 2nd PERSON is HALF PRICE (when joining a 'single entry').
  • $200 / per person for groups of 3 or more.


For anyone that has previously attended any Prospecting Training Course offered by REEDS Prospecting, either 'Cracking the Prospecting Code' (now being provided) or 'Smart Prospecting 101' (which is now discontinued) is eligible to attend 'Cracking the Prospecting Code' for only 'HALF-PRICE' to the full advertised course.


As there is often small updates completed to the manual, a new manual will be provided to anyone completing a 'Refresher Course'.

This discount cannot be used with any other discounted offer or promotion.



We understand that many prospector's have purchased their detectors SECOND (2nd) HAND and were definitely NOT provided any training or knowledge about the settings and how these detectors work at their best.

Even detectors like the GPX-6000, SDC-2300 and the Gold Monster 1000 that are amazingly automated can still be GREATLY improved by learning the latest advanced GROUND BALANCING techniques.

Having the settings clearly explained to you so that you know just how much the performance changes as you change the settings is very important to make sure you're not running your detector at a much reduced performance without ever knowing you could have been finding more gold !.

The GPX-5000 (&GPX-4500 & 4000) and GPZ-7000 as still the most 'versatile' detectors on the market. Knowledge of HOW the settings work and how to easily adjust these settings to keep your detector running at its BEST, no matter what soil / rock type you are detecting over is one of the most important skills to put you on the path to finding more nuggets.


One-on-one Training Fees (Refresher):   $150

GPX-5000 (+4500 & 4000), GPX-6000, GPZ-7000 & Equinox-800

  • $150 - training usually takes approx. 1-hour 
    • 2nd Person HALF PRICE when training together

PREMIUM One-on-one Training Fees (+ CHEAT SHEETS):   $250

GPX-5000 (+4500 & 4000), GPX-6000, GPZ-7000 & Equinox-800

  • Training usually takes approx. 1-2 hours
    • 2nd Person HALF PRICE when training together
  • DETAILED settings training - the affect of how settings change the performance of the detector.
  • Best settings to match the different Ground Conditions.
  • Double-D coil settings and which areas to use the different coils
  • .... how to return to areas that you can FIND MORE GOLD !
  • Minelab Approved training.

SDC-2300, Gold Monster-1000 & the Vanquish Series ($75)

  • Training usually takes approx. half-hour 
    • 2nd Person HALF PRICE when training together



We can provide a thorough check of a GPX-5000, GPX-4500 & 4000, as well as any of the GP-Series (not modified) and the GPZ-7000 & GPX-6000.

This includes all the accessories, such as headphones, power cords, batteries, etc.

We are able to trouble-shoot the vast majority of detectors that appear to be faulty. If the are any faults that need repairing, we can provide the assistance to send this to the Minelab Service Centre.