My wife started with a GMT and I use a 1990's gold bug m scope which is now the new gold bug 2. We have really high mineralized soil with every sulfide known to man here in Northern Calif. The Gmt now sets in the trailer or is used as a loaner and I like the new gold bug, simple, effective and light. She uses a Tessoro Lobo now and loves it and uses a Garret AT gold for the water. The Lobo is the most productive in her case and our soil but between the GMT and the gold bug 2 its the gold bug 2 hands down.