Hello All - I’m an aspiring detectorist, i.e. I don’t yet own a detector. I have been investigating detectors, how to use them, where I can use them and how to use them responsibly. My search led me to DetectorProspector.com and I feel like I have (please forgive me) hit the mother lode of information. I have poked around the forum for a couple of days and love the friendly and positive tone of the forum and it’s members. I have lots of questions but will continue exploring the wealth of information you good folks have already provided with your posts, reviews, and articles. I’ll try not to ask questions that have already been answered. I’m really looking forward to diving deeper into detecting and thank all members for contributing to such a great source of information and enjoyment! Happy Hunting!
Hi folks been lurking around a couple of these forums for a few years decided to start getting off my rear. and try it instead of reading about it. Bought a new Polaris ranger and been going out rockhounding abit. Now think wanna buy a detector and see what is out here. Been looking at the Nokta gold Kruzer and either the gold monster or the equinox 800.. seems the gold Kruzer you get the best bang for your buck ?? but comparing to others is it close to the same or would I be losing ?
when the ml5000 just came out I wanted to get it but never did. And can't justify the expense yet for 1 .. Would love for someone who does know area and what they are doing to go out with anytime . I'm retired so time is free lol well mostly
I got an old 4x4, and one of the follows with a similar 4wdr was prattling on (in a good way) about prospecting.
it sounds intriguing, and I figured I should probably go slow and get the recommended book, which I ordered from Amazon and get my head around the various detectors,
So the concept would be:
1) to do some local prospecting on the occasional free weekend,
2) do some on extended trips for a couple of hours/day.
3) maybe go on some trips with the others like the gentleman mentioned above.
There are a few mining sites in the area, and I suspect that they have been picked over, so that might make choice of a detector and sensitivity more of an issue. And then there is the legendary "Lasseter's reef"...
Until I have questions I'll just do a 'Chancy the Gardner' and watch.