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  1. #1
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    Apr 2009
    Murrieta Ca
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    Garett 250 and prospecting

    Can you find gold with the garrett 250? I wanted to buy the Tesoro lobo supertraq but I cant afford
    one. Was just wondering if any of you garrett users have ever used your machine for prospecting...
    positive results...negatives. Any and all info and advice is much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    www.Hamiltontileandstone.com

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    Member-TwinTerrirtories Treasure Hunting Club

    Apr 2009
    Midwest City, Oklahoma
    Tesoro Compadre, Tesoro Silver Umax
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    Re: Garett 250 and prospecting

    Jack, I have found a lot of gold, and silver jewelery with my Ace 250. Some of the gold I have found was very small items. I would think that the 250 would find gold nuggets. Just a opinion though.

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    Feb 2007
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    Re: Garett 250 and prospecting

    I'm surprised some of the gold hunting experts haven't jumped in here but I'll do my best as the farthest west I go Is western NY. Anyhoo, an ace is good for average hunting and even as in the article above could be ok for use in a desert area. But when it comes to a highly mineralized soil such as would be found in Northern Ca or Oregon, Washington, Alaska, NW Canada, this whole geographic region. The Aces would have difficulty because they lack a manual ground balance. I think you'd have to compensate by turning the sensitivity way down to like 1-2 bars and would lose allot of much needed depth as Gold is a heavy metal that will sink even faster and farther than Silver.
    Just MHO, since I've never used one to hunt gold in that region, I hunt gold in the east but mostly in parks etc...
    http://www.thegoldenolde.com

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    Sep 2007
    Sal Sagev Adaven
    E-TRAC,,,, SOVEREIGN GT,,,, GP 3500,,,, GB PRO.
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    Re: Garett 250 and prospecting

    MD dog; good reply
    I'll just follow you with My E-trac, Sov GT,or GoldBug Pro.

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    Dec 2006
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    Re: Garett 250 and prospecting

    There is really nothing that can out hunt a designated gold machine. But if the Ace 250 is in your budget then don't let that stop you from having some fun. I would say your best bet in finding gold is tot lots, sand volleyball courts and fresh water swimming beaches. Get your machine and go for it!

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    A dime.. Noo.. Nooo its a Silver Dime!

    Mar 2008
    vale, oregon
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    Re: Garett 250 and prospecting

    I have to disagree. My ace finds lots of good stuff in Oregon. Its when you have tons and tons of trash together it gets hard.

    LT
    “Whatever you want too much you can't have, so when you really want something, try to want it a little less.”


    Walter Slovotsky quote

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    Feb 2007
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    Re: Garett 250 and prospecting

    I was speaking only of the Gold fields which are mainly found with rich black sand and is highly mineralized. I understand from some of our more experienced Oregonian prospectors that that is the condition of the Gold fields in Oregon.

    Quote Originally Posted by limitedthoughts
    I have to disagree. My ace finds lots of good stuff in Oregon. Its when you have tons and tons of trash together it gets hard.

    LT
    http://www.thegoldenolde.com

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    Apr 2009
    Murrieta Ca
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    Re: Garett 250 and prospecting

    Guess I should just bite the bullet and save up for the Tesoro lobo ST. I dont want to be buying
    and trading out machines. I'd rather just get the one I know I really want. I've read plenty of comments here and other sites from people saying it is one of the best MD's ever made. And from
    what I can tell is in a medium to low price range. Just my kinda machine. Thanks for all of your honest
    opinions.
    www.Hamiltontileandstone.com

  10. #10
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    Nov 2004
    Edwards,Missouri
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    Re: Garett 250 and prospecting

    That LST is a great machine and will not only find nuggets,but coins,etc also.It has a lifetime warranty,no matter how many owners.You may be able to pick a good used one up very reasonable.

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    Nov 2003
    Abbotsford/Okanagan B.C., CANADA!
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    Re: Garett 250 and prospecting

    The warranty on the LST is NOT transferable.. the people at Tesoro are generally just nice about repairs. Re. the Ace250, it wouldn't be a good choice for prospecting. I had one and played around with it for a bit (with some of my test nuggets) and it didn't cut the mustard. Check out the MXT if you want a general purpose detector that's really hot on gold. I've found thousands of bux in nuggets (2oz down to 1/3 grain) with an MXT. I've also had an LST and found the MXT to be superior in the goldfields. The MXT also has ground tracking in disc. mode whereas the LST is preset. ..Willy.

 

 

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