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    Metal detector buying advice?

    Ran into a really nice guy detecting today while I was looking for gold. He told me about all the nuggets people are detecting locally so naturally I need one ASAP.

    Can someone give me a model that will work good for gold? Budget is in the $500 range.
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    You’re gonna get a ton of answers on this question, I’ll let the good guys steer you in the correct direction
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilderness medic View Post
    Ran into a really nice guy detecting today while I was looking for gold. He told me about all the nuggets people are detecting locally so naturally I need one ASAP.

    Can someone give me a model that will work good for gold? Budget is in the $500 range.
    Minelab Xterra 705 Gold
    “During the gold rush its a good time to be in the pick and shovel business.” Mark Twain

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    https://www.amazon.com/Minelab-X-Ter...52009644&psc=1

    This guy here? Will it also work for coins and other treasures?

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilderness medic View Post
    https://www.amazon.com/Minelab-X-Ter...52009644&psc=1

    This guy here? Will it also work for coins and other treasures?

    Thanks.
    Yes sir! It's a great all around machine. The only down side is it's not waterproof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Icewing View Post
    Minelab Xterra 705 Gold
    Quote Originally Posted by Icewing View Post
    Yes sir! It's a great all around machine. The only down side is it's not waterproof.
    Two questions before I order.

    Is it water resistant, say for detecting in light rain?

    How small of gold will it detect?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilderness medic View Post
    Two questions before I order.

    Is it water resistant, say for detecting in light rain?

    How small of gold will it detect?
    You can get a rain cover.
    I'll be honest there is no gold where I live to run it on prospecting mode. On coin/relic mode I have found pieces of gold as small as a stud earring while hunting a sand volleyball court.

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    Cool. Thanks for the replies, can’t wait to try it out.
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    Icewing,

    I sure enjoying the 705 with the high frequency coil for small jewelry, very sensitive on the "smalls".

    Doc
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    Gi to the prospecting forum and as there might help
    Approved TreasureNet Stickers
    .:: $4.00 for 11" X 3" Bumper Sticker ::.
    .:: $2.50 for 1" x 4" Detector Sticker ::.
    (Free Shipping)


    SEE: TreasureNet Bumper Stickers

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    What are others in your area using? Not all gold bearing areas are the same. Some detectors work better in one area but not as well in others due to mineralzation, hot rocks, size of nuggets, and modern trash mixed in with the gold.
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

 

 

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