By Steve Herschbach
We just went through a few years on constant releases of new prospecting detectors. And now the flood has subsided, with almost nothing on the horizon.
There is the “any moment now” Makro Gold Kruzer, running at 61 kHz and waterproof to 15 feet. After that however it gets pretty thin.
First Texas has new detectors in the works, but nothing rumored that is aimed specifically at prospecting this year, but maybe later. Right now a PI beach detector appears to be up next. Garrett - maybe they are working on it but personally I have given up waiting on a lighter weight ATX. Tesoro - nothing going to happen there obviously.
Minelab still “owes” us GPZ owners a smaller coil but with Equinox occupying all their efforts....?
Nok/Mak outside of the Gold Kruzer has been working on a PI for years, but absolutely no hints on it getting any closer to market.
XP I thought might bring a version of the low cost DPR 600 to first world markets but no sign of it happening.
And White’s? Who knows. Maybe we will see a repackaged GMT but the shine has worn off of repackaged detectors these days.
Long story short is it often takes new detectors to stir up activity on forums. For now at least the future is looking pretty quiet. The good news is we can just focus on using what we already have to best effect without being tempted or distracted by new shiny toys!
I have been looking for a website like this for sometime now.
I am quite new to prospecting and have so many questions for you guys.
I have 4 questions today
a- Are there metal detectors that are made specifically to prospect gold only?
b- which is the best if they exist?
c- Can they locate gold at a very deep depth?
d- Can they be used on land and in water?
Look forward to receiving your replies.
I''m somewhat experienced and have owned metal detectors on and off for 20 years, mostly Whites. I am done with relics and coins (except gold). I want to strictly prospect mines, stream beds, tailing's, etc. for gold. I do not care about #19 lead shot size nuggets. I want larger. I live in California and will detect in CA and western states.
My wife is new and I will be purchasing her a Fisher Gold Bug Pro for, general searching as well as beach etc. I have the dilemma of weather to purchase the...
Whites MXT All Pro
Whites TDI-SL or
Fisher Gold Bug ll
I'm leaning towards TDI-Sl for gold and prospecting.
Any comments or help and guideline on the subject?
I will start by saying i am a recent nevada transplant from oregon. I owned a whites mxt pro but never used it much for nugget hunting. I would like to take advantage of some of what the high dessert of nevada offers and try my hand. That being said I thought I knew which detector I would be buying until I started reading all the information I have found online, including Steve's reviews. I was going to get a whites tdi sl. Now I'm thinking maybe a GMT or waiting for the new fisher czt. Someone please give their best sales pitch and help me out. I don't have the funds to spend more than this so the minelab units are out of my price range. Keep in mind I am new to this so if I sound like I don't know what I'm talking about it is because that is true.