I have the Minelab Safari and it's a great machine. I don't get to use it as much as I like because I have arthritis really bad in my shoulders and it's hard for me to swing anything for more than a few minutes at a time, but the safari is a lot lighter than the Excalibur I had which I really loved. Anyway, when I go to the beach, my Safari loves Silver. I have dug dimes at 14 inches and even found a small Silver necklace at 12 inches. I was really surprised on that one. Of course I get my share of bottle caps, nails and screws but when I search, I don't discriminate and dig everything. Haven't found any gold yet but probably because I don't get to hunt much. Been wanting to go hunting somewhere besides the beach and plan on doing it soon. Well, was just wanting to comment that the Safari loves Silver and hits a really hard tone when you swing over it. Thanks and hope everyone has a blessed New Year.