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  1. #1

    Jun 2007
    12

    Detectors you have found nuggets with ?

    Hi All,

    Like to know what detectors you were using when finding a gold nugget ?

    I'll start , MineLab 2100 - found many small to medium size , but no real small stuff ever.
    Whites GoldMaster 2 - real small stuff , like matchhead size nuggets plus bigger.

    How about you ?

  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2007
    CA-AZ-NV-NM
    Garrett GTI 2500
    543
    16 times

    Re: Detectors you have found nuggets with ?

    I use a Garrett GTI-2500. First gold I ever found was a gold hotwheels car at 2 inches. First real gold I found with the 2500 was slightly larger than a domino-sized piece of quartz with gold veins running thru it. A lot of minerals in the AZ desert. I was hunting in the all-metal mode, and had to adjust the ground balance several times. When I hit it, the 2500 went ape-sh!t and registered gold pretty quick. (Startled me, as I wasn't expecting that kind of response.) Anyhow, 8 inches down and.... my first gold nugget! I "voluntarily" gave it to my wife. (Actually, she took it for safe-keeping! thinking gold might make me crazy...)

  3. #3
    us
    Feb 2005
    Visalia, CA
    985
    6 times

    Re: Detectors you have found nuggets with ?

    MXT and Gold Bug 2....

  4. #4
    mx
    Nov 2004
    Alamos,Sonora,Mexico
    11,211
    2383 times

    Re: Detectors you have found nuggets with ?

    Er, any one with a Garrett scorpion gold stinger experience? Can't take an expensive gold detector into the Tayopa country, too rough.

    Don Jose de La Mancha
    "I exist to live, not live to exist"

  5. #5

    Jun 2007
    Western Washington
    32
    27 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Detectors you have found nuggets with ?

    GMT - Rye Patch and Eastern Oregon, small nuggets.

    MXT - Ganes Creek, AK. 1/8th, 1/4, and 2 ounce nuggets.

  6. #6

    Feb 2004
    468
    1 times

    Re: Detectors you have found nuggets with ?

    About 8 years or so ago (give or take a few years), I found small gold nuggets with a Fisher 1212x.

    My Whites Goldmaster 2 died and I had an opportunity in to go to an area that is usually not available.

    I panicked and then looked in the Phone book for metal detector. There was one listing and they only had one model in stock. The 1212x.

    I bought it in desperation. But I was really impressed with this basic detector. I spent several days digging small nuggets with it.

    It was no Goldmaster but it did work and I got me some gold.
    I am looking for Pandora's Box. I have got to see what is inside.

    Proud to be Rogue.

    Expedition Central America: T minus 2 months and counting!

    This time with Satellite Internet connection!

  7. #7
    us
    Mar 2003
    Redding,Calif.
    3,968
    2303 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Detectors you have found nuggets with ?

    GB2 and TLS rock my gold filled safe deposit box just fine!!John

  8. #8

    Nov 2003
    Abbotsford/Okanagan B.C., CANADA!
    712
    2 times

    Re: Detectors you have found nuggets with ?

    Fisher CZ6a (beat out 2 ML SD2200d's for size and quantity of gold), Lobo ST, MXT. ..Willy.

  9. #9
    us
    Mar 2007
    Merced, Ca.
    Whites XLT, GMT, V-Sat and ML2200d
    201
    2 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Detectors you have found nuggets with ?

    GMT--What gold Cooter


    WAIT! I found my first nugget last saturday 14 grains
    Cooter

  10. #10

    Jun 2007
    12

    Re: Detectors you have found nuggets with ?

    Thanks everyone for the information, congratulations to those who have found gold.

    Regards Bobby.

  11. #11
    se
    Sep 2006
    Sweden
    White's or Minelab
    4,015
    318 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Detectors you have found nuggets with ?

    GTI-2500 with 4.5" coil the nugget was about 12*8 mm.
    Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little wacke.

  12. #12
    us
    Jun 2006
    California
    Whites new coinmaster-Teso Silver Max-Minelab GT
    1,800
    2 times

    Re: Detectors you have found nuggets with ?

    So far.... the gold bug 2.

  13. #13
    RTP
    RTP is offline
    us
    Aug 2007
    Mojave Desert
    Anything White's
    12
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Detectors you have found nuggets with ?

    Spectrum, Lobo, Gold Bug, Gold Bug 2, Goldmasters2, 3 & 4, GMT, MXT. Favorites GM3 & MXT.

  14. #14

    Jun 2007
    12

    Re: Detectors you have found nuggets with ?

    Quote Originally Posted by RTP
    Spectrum, Lobo, Gold Bug, Gold Bug 2, Goldmasters2, 3 & 4, GMT, MXT. Favorites GM3 & MXT.
    Hi RTP, one of your favorites is the GM3, Iv'e read some good things about this detector but have not been able to pick one up, may be owners just don't like to sell them.
    Can you tell me why you like it please.

    Bobby.

  15. #15
    RTP
    RTP is offline
    us
    Aug 2007
    Mojave Desert
    Anything White's
    12
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Detectors you have found nuggets with ?

    White’s GMT is the best nugget detector White’s has produced to date, but I just liked the ruggedness of the GM3 and the way it was configured. You could use it pole mounted, chest mounted or belt mounted it was your choice. It was easy to use, manual GB has never been a problem for me so keeping it tuned was a snap in most ground. Now I just have to wait for the new rumored White’s PI. I’m sure it will be another winner.

 

 

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