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  1. #1

    Oct 2006
    Alberta, Canada
    Whites DFX, stock and DD coil
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    Best Gold Detector

    Im looking to buy a MD for nugget hunting
    I wanna know what the best model is for gold at around $1000
    thanks
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  2. #2
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    Sep 2004
    Pittsburgh, Pa
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    Re: Best Gold Detector

    I don't have a gold detector, but have heard great things about the Lobo Super Traq from Tesoro. Others may have a better opinion. But I figured this would be a least a starting point for you. Hope it helps.
    I Dig Everything...Even Pull Tabs.

  3. #3
    us
    Mar 2003
    Redding,Calif.
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    Re: Best Gold Detector

    GB2 and the Tesoro LST are fine with me. The truth of the whole matter is there are a lot of great vlf detectors put out BUT it's the man behind the machine that makes ALL the difference. Nugget hunting is 100 times the hardest form of detecting there is,so ya better have some coin and relic experience under your belt. I've swung,sold and used detectors for over 45 years now and you are graced with fantastic small coils of great configurations,lifetime warranties for original purchaser, and good customer support as long as you buy from a local dealer. Don't buy discount because when the checks cashed and your 2,000 miles don't expect squat!!Tons a au 2 u 2-John

  4. #4
    us
    Sep 2004
    N.W. Arizona
    ML 3500,Whites GMT,Gold Bug I
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    Re: Best Gold Detector

    1000.00 $ NEW OR USED ? BIG DIFFERENCE.

    AND THE QUESTION YOU ASKED IS REALLY A BROAD ONE WE COULD GO INTO OTHER DETAILS ABOUT YOUR NEEDS BUT FOR NOW READ ON.

    FOR 1000.00 ACTUALLY LESS THAN 1000. THERE ARE NUMEROUS VLF MACHINES AND 1 P.I. MACHINE THAT I KNOW OF THE GARRETT
    INFINIUM, VLF's WILL DO THE JOB, ONCE YOU BECOME ASTUTE AND ENGULFED IN THE HOBBY YOU MAY WANT A DEEPER SEEKING UNIT SUCH AS THE P.I. UNITS. YOU CAN FIND MINELAB P.I. UNITS USED GENERALLY AROUND 8-9 -1000 AND UP DEPENDING ON THEIR AGE AND ACCESSORIES, BUT ITS TOUGH FINDING A REALLY GOOD COND. MINELAB P.I. FOR THAT MONEY.

    I WOULD RECCOMEND YOUR RESEARCHING THE VLF's
    HERES A LIST TO BEGIN THERE ARE MORE COMPANYS THAT HAVE SOME MODELS AVAILABLE BUT THESE ARE THE BIG ONES TO START RESEARCHING, HAVE FUN LEARNING THATS WHAT IT ALL ABOUT


    MINELAB X-TERRA'S AND EUREKA MODELS

    TESORO LOBO ST
    TESORO DIABLO

    FISHER GOLD BUG AND GOLD BUG 2

    AND MY NEW FAVORITE FOR GOLD AND METEORITES
    WHITES GMT

    THERE ARE OTHER WHITES GOLDMASTER MACHINES ALSO


    THERES ALSO THE NEWER WHITES MXT COMBINATION MACHINE
    FOR COINS/RELIC/GOLD

    GARRETT MAKES VLFS FOR GOLD BUT I HAVENT HEARD MUCH FROM PEOPLE IN THE FIELD AS THE VLF UNITS BEING A GOOD CHOICE IT DEPENDS ON YOUR AREA GEOLOGY MOST LIKELY

    THERE ARE MORE, YOU CAN SEARCH OTHER COMPANYS. YOU SHOULD TAKE THE TIME TO READ AND IF POSSIBLE SEEK OUT SOME INDIVIDUALS WHO OWN VARIOUS MACHINES TO ASK THEM THEIR PROS AN CONS


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  5. #5

    Oct 2006
    Alberta, Canada
    Whites DFX, stock and DD coil
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    Re: Best Gold Detector

    thanks for the suggestions
    I have a Garett Scorpion Goldstinger but it is maddening to operate and it doesent seem to work well on mineralized earth
    i definitley wanna get something more modern and more specialized 4 gold
    I'll look into the Whites GMT
    Dont be influenced by the opinions of others, be your own self

  6. #6
    us
    Sep 2006
    Idaho
    E-Trac
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    Re: Best Gold Detector

    I would say the Infinium, plus you can use it on the beach or in the water up to 200 feet deep. Or my second choice would be used Minelab for GOLD.
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  7. #7

    Nov 2003
    Abbotsford/Okanagan B.C., CANADA!
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    Re: Best Gold Detector

    One thing you outta figure out is what size gold you're after. The GB2, GMT, older Goldmasters, will find veritable specks of gold.. maybe too small. The LST, MXT, X5 and such will find subgrain gold to, say, 1/3 grain. PI's won't be finding this small stuff, even if you rub em on the coil. They will, however, find larger stuff at, generally, greater depths. I'd hold off on buying a PI for the moment.. there's some new stuff coming down the pipe thatmight make you regret buying one. There are also areas where VLF's are superior to PI's because of unique ground conditions. The hell of it is that, whichever you buy (PI or VLF), they'll both find gold and find it deep. ...Willy.

  8. #8
    TreasureTales

    Re: Best Gold Detector

    I've got a Tesoro Lobo Super Traq. I've had it for about 7-8 years. It has a lifetime warranty and it's easy to operate. It also has a built-in pinpoint function. I've only used it twice for nugget hunting -- was successful once. Found a nugget about the size of a 00 buck shot. I believe the model has been discontinued, but I see some brand new ones for sale on eBay at around $650 or so. Use the spare money (difference between $1,000.00 and the price of the machine plus shipping) to buy yourself some really good headphones and a handheld GPS unit, then hit the trail!! Good Luck!!!!!!

  9. #9

    Nov 2003
    Abbotsford/Okanagan B.C., CANADA!
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    Re: Best Gold Detector

    AFAIK the LST is still in production. I wouldn't be surprised if the ones you see on ebay are from dealers 'cause around $630 is the general selling price of a new LST. ..Willy.

  10. #10
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    Jul 2006
    Corpus Christi, Tx.
    Garrett Ace 250
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    Re: Best Gold Detector

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  11. #11

    Oct 2006
    Alberta, Canada
    Whites DFX, stock and DD coil
    167
    1 times

    Re: Best Gold Detector

    wow that article is so awesome it really gives good info on the gold detectors
    Hmm... i really like the looks of the MXT and the GMT
    I dont know which one is best. Seeing as i want to find the small stuff because thats all that there is in my area
    Dont be influenced by the opinions of others, be your own self

  12. #12
    Charter Member
    om
    Jan 2006
    SoCal
    Modded SD2000 / Fisher FX-3 / Fisher Gemini / Schiebel MIMID
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    Re: Best Gold Detector

    Some of ther best detectors on the market are by Eric Foster. He is the Pulse Induction Master. Pulse Induction is the way to go.

    Follow this link to the site that sells them:

    http://www.surfscanner.com/Surfscan3/EFoster.html

    I am not affiliated with either Eric Foster or Surfscanner. I have several Minelabs (SD2000, Excalibur, and Quattro), but The Foster PI units are great (especially for the money).

    Best,

    Mike
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