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Re: What the story with the Tarsacci MDT 8000

April 21, 2020 05:46PM avatar
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Druid
Hi Gregg,
I’m sure you know that the engineer of the MDT8000 is the same fellow who used to work at Fisher Research Labs back when they were operating out of Los Banos in California, prior to their purchase by First Texas Products.
His name escapes me at the moment. He was the designer of the Fisher Coin$trike and Gold$trike detectors, as well as (I believe), the ID Edge and Excel detectors.
NASA Tom Dankowski is his collaborator in testing and promotion and there is a 68 page (& growing), thread on his forum all about this machine specifically.
I was following some of that thread at its inception and my take is that the design brief was to build a niche detector targeted specifically to the needs of serious beach jewelry hunters seeking gold drops on mineralized beaches and in the surf. Relic hunting was not what it was designed to accomplish, and different coils are apparently difficult to produce for the multi-domain operating concept. I think it was meant to give more ID depth on the salt beach vs multi-frequency VLF units, probably hoping to compete with PI units by offering visual target ID and discrimination.
Hope this helps,
Cheers,
Drew

Thanks for the info Drew. I think at this point I am just curious. It will be fun to see a year from now how the machine fairs.

gregg

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What the story with the Tarsacci MDT 8000

OregonGregg 180 April 15, 2020 07:35AM

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Druid 46 April 21, 2020 05:32PM

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OregonGregg 40 April 21, 2020 05:46PM

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Druid 47 April 22, 2020 09:19AM

The 'Manta' is tardy. --- The Tarsacci I have no interest in. N/T

Monte 39 April 22, 2020 10:30PM

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diggindeep 112 April 15, 2020 08:40AM

Andrew, 'Thank You' for contributing to this post.

Monte 60 April 16, 2020 06:33AM

Re: Andrew, 'Thank You' for contributing to this post.

SvenS 48 April 16, 2020 05:20PM

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OregonGregg 54 April 15, 2020 10:51AM

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WM6 111 April 15, 2020 08:12AM

I agree and, to me, that raises a flag.

Monte 85 April 16, 2020 03:09AM



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