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  1. #1
    ca
    May 2012
    Infinium
    6
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Infinium in Freshwater

    Looking at used detectors and I found an Infinium LS is for sale.... But I havent really been able to turn up any decent reports of how well these machines work in freshwater? I know... PI-Start digging. But what else? Does it pick up Canadian coins? Deep detector? Can it detect small gold and jewlery? Steep learning curve? the underwater headphones for Garret: are they any good? Im looking heavily at a Tiger Shark, but I still have one hangup on that machine: here alot of lake bottoms are silt, and more then a meter thick alot of times, so stuff will likely be deep if it isnt a fresh target. I am a diver so it will be getting wet.

    Thanks for any assistance.

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  3. #2

    Apr 2012
    Wa. State
    Quattro, DeLeon, Tiger Shark, Garrett probe , 5" concentric , 10.5 " DD & 18" DD for minelabs. 8" coil hard wired to TS
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    I have had a tigershark for about 3 weeks. Today I found my first Canadian quarter. I was reworking an area of the park that I had worked with Quattro. When I got home I tried the coin on quattro an it barely hit at 2 inches and registered zinc. It usually air test bad though and detects deep. The tiger picks it up at 7 inches in air. I am taking it to Oregon beaches next month and expect a little trouble in surf. Works well in fresh water wet sand but must be internally adjusted when you have a black sand west coast salt beach. I especially like the 8 inch coil in trash. Don't dig many nails, there is usually a coin in the hole with the nail so double check. You will like the sturdiness, reliability and waranty of TS. I only use Quattro for depth because the sweep speed on Tesoro makes up for small coil.
    It's no wonder truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. Mark Twain

  4. #3

    Feb 2012
    North Pole
    Sovereign GT and Excalibur II, Whites, Garrett, Fisher, Alert, MD,Cscope,Tesoro, Compas, XP, Long Rs
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  5. #4
    Charter Member
    us
    Feb 2012
    CTX 3030; The only metal detector I'll ever need
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    494 times
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    Honorable Mentions (1)
    I would go with the Infinium,it should be a better machine and I've heard It's sensative to gold.Good luck in makeing a choice.

  6. #5
    us
    May 2008
    Wisconsin
    GARRETT GTI 2500, Garrett Infinium
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    519 times
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    I have an Infinium and it's a deep machine. It works best digging it all (what doesn't), and for that it can be a 'turn on and go' machine. It picks up small gold well.

    Here's a guy that uses one:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/se...earchid=213433

    He lives in Canada, and does well with the machine.
    "A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." Friedrich Nietzsche

    "You ask where I live. I cannot tell you. I am a Voyageur, a Chicot, sir. I live everywhere. My grandfather was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. My father was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. I will also die while en route, and another Chicot will take my place. Such is our course of life."

  7. #6
    us
    Nov 2007
    SOMEWHERE IN FLORIDA
    Garrett AT PRO
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    5 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    check The AT PRO By Garrett Works Great in fresh Water I hear ... I use mine in salt water and its Great love it ....

  8. #7
    ca
    May 2012
    Infinium
    6
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Bum Luck View Post
    I have an Infinium and it's a deep machine. It works best digging it all (what doesn't), and for that it can be a 'turn on and go' machine. It picks up small gold well.

    Here's a guy that uses one:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/se...earchid=213433

    He lives in Canada, and does well with the machine.

    Thanks for the help, and salutations.

    Havent read much with the Infinium picking up small stuff (easy to find ppl saying the Tesoro is known for it though). The AT pro isnt submersible enough for my tastes. And the link doesnt seem to work....

    If other people have points to add I would LOVe to hear them! Thanks guys!

  9. #8

    Apr 2012
    Wa. State
    Quattro, DeLeon, Tiger Shark, Garrett probe , 5" concentric , 10.5 " DD & 18" DD for minelabs. 8" coil hard wired to TS
    554
    52 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Meter thick silt is a real problem. No detector will work. Larger coil needed, but small coils find small gold. I think I would base my purchase on other places I was likely to use it. The versatility of the Tiger helped to sway me!
    It's no wonder truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. Mark Twain

  10. #9
    ca
    May 2012
    Infinium
    6
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Hot zone View Post
    Meter thick silt is a real problem. No detector will work. Larger coil needed, but small coils find small gold. I think I would base my purchase on other places I was likely to use it. The versatility of the Tiger helped to sway me!
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    well thats pretty much the game here.... sand around the swimming areas (most times) and the rest is muck, some lakes have really jagged rocky bottoms, granite and such otherwise "prairie gumbo" - thick sticky mud.
    Its known as "Canadian Shield" where I do most of my diving, lotsa iron in the ground to mess up cell phone reception and such....
    AT Pro and Whites XLT used in land searches in the Province that I have seen, but not near the lakes I dive in........ (is it always so nearve wracking getting your first detector? lol)

  11. #10
    us
    Aug 2008
    West Coast
    Infinium LS, Tejon, F3, CZ21
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    27 times
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    The Infinium works great in harsh soil, but it's very sensitive and deep, which is a good thing on a saltwater beach where thin iron corrodes after a while, but you will most likely go nuts digging iron in freshwater, where it corrodes very slowly so ends up building up to painful amounts.
    Garret Infinium LS
    Tesoro Tejon

  12. #11

    Apr 2012
    593
    82 times
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    I like the tiger shark simple but very affective and built like a tank!

 

 

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