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Questions about metal detecting....
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20 Aug 2019 09:44 AM
If the gold is big enough it is but there are better choices in my opinion. The MXT is not going to see small gold nearly as well as the higher kHz dectectors like the Gold Monster 1000, 24k, or Gold Bug II to name a few.
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27 Aug 2019 03:04 AM
Figured many may find these useful if they haven’t seen them before.

The Bill Southern/Kevin Hoagland video mentioned previously

https://youtu.be/EkqwXJCSbyM

Good in-depth seminar on what the various settings do. Geared towards Minelab I think relevant to many.

https://youtu.be/yeDqGlpKcu0
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07 Sep 2019 07:20 AM
Iam knew at the metal detecting scene.... Me and my wife went out and purchased a metal detector. A cheaper one... Not going to fork over hundreds for a detector not even knowing anything about them. So we bought a metal detector from harbor freight the name of it is literally metal detector item number62307. Iam having problems getting the initial setup done. I want it to find gold however canot get it to work..I believe I could be doing something wrong. Can u help me?
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Leo Lorenz
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07 Sep 2019 09:37 AM
Trying to find the right way to say this without discouraging you in your quest to find gold. But having the right tools for the job is very important. And that also applies to finding gold. First of all, you absolutely need to know "something" about detectors before you buy one. Is it a pulse detector or vlf ?
Does it have manual or automatic ground balancing functions? Head phone attachment possibilities? And many others. There are several You Tube video's about this detector. I really doubt that you would be able to find gold with this detector because it is the wrong tool.
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07 Sep 2019 12:35 PM
Not knowing your detector, I’d venture that you might be able to detect jewelry within a few inches of the surface. But gold prospecting is probably beyond the size, depth and mineralization capabilities of that machine.

I’d suggest testing with various targets in a known environment. When I bought my Gold Bug 2, I even bought a few tiny nuggets on eBay (like $20) just so I’d have real nuggets to test with.

If you figure out what the machine can do in a controlled environment you’re less likely to be frustrated in the field.
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Christina Smith
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07 Sep 2019 01:35 PM
Yes the detector that I have isn't all athat great. However do you think it would be able to dectect let's say gold in quarts? What is a good detector to start out with? That's within a reasonable budget??
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07 Sep 2019 02:14 PM
It would depend on how mineralized the soil and quartz are and it would depend on how solid and how big a gold specimen.

Not trying to be discouraging but realistic. I think it would be very unlikely that you’d find a deposit that fits the bill. Especially on a GPAA claim as we’ve all hit the same ground with more sophisticated machines.

That said, anything is possible. But I t’s up to you to decide whether you’re good with the odds.

I think you could find a decent gold machine on the used market for $500, maybe less. I’ve been happy with my Gold Bug 2. I started in January and I’ve yet to find gold with it. I can find metal as small as birdshot all day long though so I know the machine works. I just need to improve my prospecting.


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08 Sep 2019 10:12 AM
The detector will not find gold in quartz. I seen the video of this thing in operation and it barely even detects a penny on a table when the coil is right on it. Depending upon where you would be using the detector, the size of the gold nugget would have to be 1/2 oz on the surface in order for this detector to sound off. I also would think getting something like a Gold Bug Pro would be something worth using.
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