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Re: Nugget hunting

January 30, 2019 08:23PM
I mostly run a GPX4500 nugget hunting with a 14x9 Evo NF coil, then also I run a 14" round coiltek elite coil for the deeper stuff. I am not detecting nuggets now its winter here, just in between dedicated VLF nugget machines for now, will pick up something before spring, maybe a GM1000. I am tempted to go back to the GB2 but I am tired of all the ground balancing that has to be done in alkali soils of Nevada where I mostly hunt. The GB varies a lot where there is alkali on top of the soil, you have to rebalance ever couple three ft as you hunt. Gets annoying.

The MXT does pretty good on alkali soils for grain size gold to 3-4", vlfs not that good for deeper gold, its limit is about 2 grain nugget to 3", it misses the majority of small 1-1.5 grain nuggets, unfortunately this is the majority of gold left out there in the known gold fields either 1-2 grain nuggets or 1-2 gram nuggets at 12"-16" Deep. The early pi guys had a field day on larger nuggets in this same area, but that is all gone. The MXT Pro is my coin/jewelry machine mainly. But when I do use it for gold I run Relic two tone with a detech 4.5dd or 6" dd round coil.

I have one patch that is near worked out, all the grain size gold I have gotten near the surface with the GB2, and am working on super deep 1-2 gram nuggets now. That takes the gpx4500 and 14" round coiltek elite coil and super hot settings with a audio enhancer as well, I use the SP01 its an audio enhancer not just an amplifier. Plus that requires a super slow swing speed.
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Nugget hunting

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Good response

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