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Steve's Nugget Detector Guide Update May 2020


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Phrunt, There are many genuine dealers selling on eBay--just gotta know who they are. And it looks to me like they do pretty well. Gerry in Boise, Idaho is one of many.

Steve,  When you posted the good price on the Nokta AU Goldfinder I bought one because many people agreed that the Gold Racer coils would work on it. So I bought a small elliptical Gold Racer coil for it, and it didn't work, even though both detectors run at 56 Khz. I couldn't believe it, but it was verified by Serious Detecting and the Nok-Mak Service Center in Georgia that the G Racer coils won't work on the AU. That was a Nok-Mak blunder in my opinion. Since I like to have coil choices, I sent the AU back for a refund--did like the detector and found that the high frequency with the 5" coil unmasked 3 times the amount of non-ferrous relics as my 13 Khz "relic killers" did in a local ghost town site. Learned something.  So maybe you could delete the coil sharing ability between the two.

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