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Minelab Ctx 3030 For Tanzanian Goldfields?

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What do you think about that detector for Tanzania? 

Greetings Erik

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You mention Gold Fields in the title of your thread.  The CTX 3030 isn't designed to be a prospecting detector so I would say no, not ideal.

GPX or GPZ would be more suitable.

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OK so i could buy that for 1400 or a gpx 5000 for 2600 Euro. What do you think?  Honestly i dont know the terrain in africa. Maybe there is also waste thats why i thought about that. 

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The gold monster or equinox 800 could also be solid choices for around 900 euro depending on the soil, the gold sizes and depths. I admit I know absolutely nothing about Tanzania.

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That's the problem, no one can advice you other than a local on the detector for your soil conditions.  Go out and see what people are using if you can....If you have trustworthy dealers there try talk to them.  The GPX is a safe bet, the Monster, Equinox or Whites 24K are the cheaper options if the conditions allow them.  I understand the GPX is a lot of money to spend so you could start off on one of the cheaper VLF models like the Monster and see if you even enjoy doing it and find any gold, then at some point you could buy the GPX and you'll find you still use the Monster as well.

Judging by the number clone detectors sold in Africa perhaps VLF's do work well there.  A quick google showed me that clone T2's are popular in Tanzania so if they will work there I am sure a Gold Monster, Equinox or Whites 24k will work there too and that would be a good place to start.  The 24k is meant to handle some pretty bad soils so maybe the best bet for you?

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The 3030 will find gold under the right conditions...do you live in Tanzania?

look through the archives, 

if you have never been nugget hunting I would not jump until I tried it.

fred

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