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A PI or use what for the WTHO?

March 07, 2023 11:33AM avatar
In preparation for the WTHO, I'm looking for recommendations for nugget hunting.

What is the mineralisation condition of the soil in that area of Nevada?

Can I do just as well with a VLF, or are your chances greatly increased with a PI?

If so, what are your recomendations for PI machine that won't break the bank (i.e. GPZ-7000)

There is varied mineralization in the Rye Patch area, however I believe anyone will be able to do okay if they are using a detector and coil that they know and trust.

Personally, I will be doing my Nugget Hunting with one of my VLF detectors, and using a small to mid-size search coil. Most Gold Nuggets found in that are are small in size.

As for a PI, I would buy one IF I had the money and time to learn to master it. I would get the Garrett Axiom. If I were to buy a nugget-specific detector, it would be the Garrett 24K re-make of the White's detector. I would also consider the new Minelab X-Terra Pro a good unit to use for Gold Nugget Hunting, and my 19 kHz Nokta Relic or Fisher F-19 Ltd., are good tools, or I might grab a 14 kHz Racer or Racer II.

Tiny nuggets means hunting slowly and methodically, keeping the coil relatively close to the ground and overlapping a lot.


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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/07/2023 11:36AM by Monte.
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PI machine for the WTHO?

glabelle 166 March 07, 2023 10:40AM

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diggindeep 107 March 07, 2023 01:39PM

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glabelle 105 March 07, 2023 05:41PM

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diggindeep 98 March 07, 2023 07:49PM

Andrew, another very informative and useful reply. Thank You.

Monte 109 March 07, 2023 05:28PM

A PI or use what for the WTHO?

Monte 251 March 07, 2023 11:33AM

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