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    gold bug on the beach?

    .there do any of you guys use a gold bug on a beach?I have been hunting on a beach for about 8 hours (about 7 visits) and only ever found 1 coin.This is in the wet sand.

    when i head to the dry sand i find heaps of junk

    Im thinking either the beach is too sanded in and the gold bug cant reach the targets or the gold bug is no good in the wet sand.

    any ideas?

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    The gold bug runs at 71kz.That just happens to run too close to the conductivity to salt water, and the black sand is like trying to read through a solid sheet of metal to the gold bug. There is no way to stabilize the machine. Now in the dry sand the gold bug will pick up the tiniest piece of gold. So small that you could hardly even see it. The gold bug does have limited depth even on the dry sand. There are so many machines that are better for both the dry and wet sand. Scroll through this site and most of your questions will be easily answered. If it is the only machine you can afford at this time, then my suggestion would be to stick to the volleyball courts where you may pick up small chains, anklets, or perhaps a diamond stud earring that most detectors will miss. Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by search and recovery View Post
    The gold bug runs at 71kz.That just happens to run too close to the conductivity to salt water, and the black sand is like trying to read through a solid sheet of metal to the gold bug. There is no way to stabilize the machine. Now in the dry sand the gold bug will pick up the tiniest piece of gold. So small that you could hardly even see it. The gold bug does have limited depth even on the dry sand. There are so many machines that are better for both the dry and wet sand. Scroll through this site and most of your questions will be easily answered. If it is the only machine you can afford at this time, then my suggestion would be to stick to the volleyball courts where you may pick up small chains, anklets, or perhaps a diamond stud earring that most detectors will miss. Hope this helps.
    its the new gold bug and it runs on 19kz which is meant to allow it to punch the black sand.Ididnt buy it as a beach machine its just that the gold is a 2.5 hour drive so the beach is good practice and i dislike digging up parks.thanks dude

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    May 2011
    Halifax, N.C.
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    Gold bug II will work in the wet sand but will not get great depth. I bought a Technetics G2, same machine, just for hunting for the smaller jewelry on the volleyball courts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zip View Post
    its the new gold bug and it runs on 19kz which is meant to allow it to punch the black sand.Ididnt buy it as a beach machine its just that the gold is a 2.5 hour drive so the beach is good practice and i dislike digging up parks.thanks dude
    You are fine in DRY sand, in wet sand you are out of luck. All single frequency VLF machines are terrible in saltwater and wet saltwater sand. Single frequency VLF machines (Very Low Frequency), have limitations in the harsh saltwater environment. Take for example the Tesoro Lobo Super Traq. This VLF single frequency machine (17.9Khz) is one of the finest and deepest gold nugget finders on the market today. The Lobo Super Traq, is capable of finding BB-sized gold nuggets eight-inches deep in heavily mineralized ground, or a nickel in dry beach sand at 14-inches. Put that same nugget – or even the nickel, seven-inches deep in wet saltwater sand and the Lobo could walk right over it while chattering, or maybe without seeing it at all. Why?

    The magnetic iron sands (“Black Sands”), salt, and high concentrations of other minerals in the water and sand conspire to bounce the radio waves away from the target. Conductivity and mineralization act like a shield around the target and create white noise that must be filtered electronically. Think of it as turning on your bright headlights in a heavy fog at night. All that powerful light is diffused and causes a complete white out – you can’t see anything three-feet past the hood of your car! However when you turn on your yellow fog lights, you can see a little further – not as far as you could in clear daylight, but further. That is why all radio wave machines must be “ground balanced” or tuned, to maximize their depth potential. On the beach, you need a multi-frequency VLF, or a pulse induction machine for the wet..

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    rodger that one

    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman View Post
    You are fine in DRY sand, in wet sand you are out of luck. All single frequency VLF machines are terrible in saltwater and wet saltwater sand. Single frequency VLF machines (Very Low Frequency), have limitations in the harsh saltwater environment. Take for example the Tesoro Lobo Super Traq. This VLF single frequency machine (17.9Khz) is one of the finest and deepest gold nugget finders on the market today. The Lobo Super Traq, is capable of finding BB-sized gold nuggets eight-inches deep in heavily mineralized ground, or a nickel in dry beach sand at 14-inches. Put that same nugget – or even the nickel, seven-inches deep in wet saltwater sand and the Lobo could walk right over it while chattering, or maybe without seeing it at all. Why?

    The magnetic iron sands (“Black Sands”), salt, and high concentrations of other minerals in the water and sand conspire to bounce the radio waves away from the target. Conductivity and mineralization act like a shield around the target and create white noise that must be filtered electronically. Think of it as turning on your bright headlights in a heavy fog at night. All that powerful light is diffused and causes a complete white out – you can’t see anything three-feet past the hood of your car! However when you turn on your yellow fog lights, you can see a little further – not as far as you could in clear daylight, but further. That is why all radio wave machines must be “ground balanced” or tuned, to maximize their depth potential. On the beach, you need a multi-frequency VLF, or a pulse induction machine for the wet..
    rodger that one

  7. #7

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    Its not working in the beach.
    For more best finds, can you shose VLF(BBS) or PI. So detecting on the beach you need VLF and PI.
    Good luck.
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    Coins usables=0
    Silver= 0 pieces
    Gold= Nothing


 

 

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