Post By Lanny in AB
Post By Rebel73153
Feb 19, 2014, 08:48 PM
New to nugget hunting with detector?
I want to start nugget hunting so i picked up a Tesoro Lobo ST. Is it a good choice, and is it as good as say the Gold Bug Pro, MXT, or GMT? Any tips on using it? Any and all info appreciated. Thanks
Feb 19, 2014, 09:57 PM
I have not used a Lobo St personally but I do believe you have as good a machine as the MXT and possibly the GMT for nugget hunting, the same fellow designed all three detectors. Dave Johnson. His name generally pops up when talking good VLF nugget detectors.
GPX4000 Coiltek Elite 14" mono, 15x8 mono Detech, 8" round Commander mono, MXT Pro 8x6 SEF, 4.5" round dd Detech, Gold Bug 2 6x3
Feb 19, 2014, 10:04 PM
Thanks for the reply. I guess the next thing is to get out and start swinging the coil and learning it.
Feb 19, 2014, 10:28 PM
A great big welcome to the forum.
Go online to see what user videos (Youtube, etc.) you can find. Read some good books and articles on nugget hunting. It's not like coin shooting. Gold often has a very soft sound, faint disturbances in your threshold, etc. Just a disturbance in your threshold can mean you might be passing over a piece of gold. If a manual didn't come with your machine, find one online and know it backwards and forwards. Know how "hot" or "cold" the ground you'll be detecting in is. Know how to deal with hotrocks, interference, etc.
If you can join a club that has some claims that's a good way to learn the ropes and perhaps get some solid advice from fellow nugget shooters.
All the best,
Feb 19, 2014, 10:58 PM
Thanks for the info Lanny. I think joining a club would be a real good idea. Get together with some folks that already know the ropes. Thanks again.
Feb 20, 2014, 09:49 AM
Use it in All Metal - all the time when nugget shooting and get a good pair of headphones. The LST is a GREAT gold nugget hunter and has found a lot of gold for me!
Feb 20, 2014, 10:20 AM
Thanks Terry. Can you suggest a GOOD pair of headphones for it?
Feb 20, 2014, 10:46 AM
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There are VLF units arguably better than the Lobo ST (I'd argue that), but nobody disputes that the Lobo ST is a competent gold machine. Since it's what you actually have, use and master it and don't worry about the others.
And don't forget to read "The Book" Gold Prospecting with a VLF Metal Detector (online for free):
and also join a local chapter of the GPAA.
Feb 20, 2014, 10:54 AM
Thanks for the link and advice.
Feb 20, 2014, 11:07 AM
I use Killer B's Killer B site
Originally Posted by Rebel73153
Feb 20, 2014, 11:28 AM
Thanks for the link Terry.
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