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    us
    Aug 2010
    Roseburg,Oregon
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    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

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    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.

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    us
    Aug 2010
    Roseburg,Oregon
    Tesoro Lobo ST Garrett Pro Pointer
    375
    32 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks for the reply. I guess the next thing is to get out and start swinging the coil and learning it.

  4. #4

    Apr 2003
    Alberta
    Various Minelabs(5000, 2100, X-Terra 705), Falcon MD20, and the Tesoro Sand Shark for sniping underwater on cleaned bedrock.
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    Metal detecting for gold and Surface Suction Sluicing, AKA Triple-S mining.
    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,

    Lanny
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    Nothin' quite as fun as chasin' sassy gold! http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/me...mysteries.html

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    us
    Aug 2010
    Roseburg,Oregon
    Tesoro Lobo ST Garrett Pro Pointer
    375
    32 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    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.
    Lanny in AB likes this.

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    TerrySoloman.com

    May 2010
    Congress, AZ - White Plains, NY
    Tesoro Cult Member - Tejon; Sand Shark; Lobo Super Traq; Vaquero; Cibola; Compadre - Minelab GPX 5000
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    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!
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  7. #7
    us
    Aug 2010
    Roseburg,Oregon
    Tesoro Lobo ST Garrett Pro Pointer
    375
    32 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks Terry. Can you suggest a GOOD pair of headphones for it?

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    LRL fraud debunked

    Dec 2010
    ciudadano del universo, residente de El Paso TX
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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):
    http://www.fisherlab.com/Hobby/davej...ook-reders.pdf

    and also join a local chapter of the GPAA.

    --Dave J.

  9. #9
    us
    Aug 2010
    Roseburg,Oregon
    Tesoro Lobo ST Garrett Pro Pointer
    375
    32 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks for the link and advice.

  10. #10
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    TerrySoloman.com

    May 2010
    Congress, AZ - White Plains, NY
    Tesoro Cult Member - Tejon; Sand Shark; Lobo Super Traq; Vaquero; Cibola; Compadre - Minelab GPX 5000
    5,830
    3114 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel73153 View Post
    Thanks Terry. Can you suggest a GOOD pair of headphones for it?
    I use Killer B's Killer B site
    Please visit my Website http://TerrySoloman.com

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    us
    Aug 2010
    Roseburg,Oregon
    Tesoro Lobo ST Garrett Pro Pointer
    375
    32 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks for the link Terry.

 

 

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