By Jim McCulloch
Victoria Australia nuggetshooter "Aureous" has launched a YouTube gold prospecting channel called "Gold N Ghosts". His first video shows some of his successes with his Goldmaster 24K at "worked out" Australian sites. Worth watching! HH Jim
By Gerry in Idaho
White's 24K is one of my favorite dedicated VLF gold detectors for finding gold.
It is even better when you use it to find gold nuggets.
It is unstoppable when used to find and return a 14K gold ring with natural Alaskan gold nuggets in it, weighing 1 ounce.
The owner was broken hearted and thought it was gone forever.
Now he is all smiles and very appreciative.
His exact comments are posted in the Finding Rings Forum of DP, but I wanted to give a little love to White's for making such a fine 24K detector.
From back in May when i first found my little nugget patch. Some of the smaller pieces of gold in this spot would ring up to the iron side, but since almost every target in this spot is gold, it shows you that on small gold the probability indicator should be ignored. Some nice gold for only an hour or so spent detecting. Will have more videos to come, im slowly working through my backlog.
Thanks for watching!
Some of you may know what it is like to swing a large PI detector. It can turn into a job and not be fun even though the weight of gold found is good.
I have used a GB 2 since it first came out and when I break it out I call that therapy.
Recently Gerry's Detectors helped me obtain a Goldmonster to add to my many detectors. Thanks Gerry. I did not know what to expect , I just needed something to have as a loaner.
Was not really impressed by the rod as it is a 3 piece screw together type. The big coil looks funny and the ergonomics are sort of out of balance. Well that all went away when i turned it on.
The photo shows the result of the first three outings. I am very impressed. I never thought i would put my GB2 in the corner. Fisher needs a wake up call. Sorry I am the most die hard GB2 fan out there but this detector with the 5 inch round coil is amazing. Turn on and go. Rechargeable batteries and great response on the smallest gold. Did not even use headphones. The Bug 2 is better in some ways (hot rocks) but is in need of a total update. Heavier cables , push button, possibly a 71HZ Gold Bug Pro type package.
I hear the Equinox is as good for gold. I guess i have some testing to do.
I could easily put the heavier GPZ away for awhile and just go back to small coil detecting. If I can figure out the Equinox I could find old coins and small gold with one machine on the same day.
This must be Steve's approach. Tired of heavy detectors.
Finally go the video finished of comparing equinox 800 to the gold monster 1000 on in-situ targets in the field. This is my no mean the comprehensive review as im sure the settings on the equinox could be tweaked more produce even better results. But from what i saw on my ground they were vary evenly matched. The gold monster seemed to pop a little harder on the targets, but the equinox still hit all the targets the gm1000 hit. Since i detect mainly creeks the equinox has a leg up since its water proof and i dont have to worry about it getting wet or falling in the creek. Hope you guys enjoy the video and ill take more footage as i work this little patch.