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AllenJ last won the day on July 1 2019

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  • Location:
    Northern California
  • Interests:
    Prospecting/metal detecting, hunting
  • Gear Used:
    Whites TDI SL SE, Minelab GPX5000 & GM1000, Garrett Carrot Pinpointer

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  1. Welcome Jared, I'm from Northern CA myself. Hope to see you in the field!
  2. Goodness sakes Karelian, I thought I was the only person who took everything but the kitchen sink detecting! Good luck sir, I hope you find a big one.
  3. Sounds like you had a great season and can look forward to starting off next year in a productive spot. Thank you for sharing.
  4. Sounds like you had a great time, thank you for sharing and congrats on the gold!
  5. Having a technician that close is great, wish I had one that close! The TDI is a pretty easy machine to learn and use, it won't take long before you're detecting. Congrats on your purchase and looking forward to seeing pics of your finds.
  6. Awesome finds sir, congratulations!!!
  7. The only time my TDI SL went crazy was when I turned it on in the house, PI units are very sensitive to EMI. Where are you testing when you're having your problem?
  8. I use it and actually found their map the most accurate concerning the area I'm currently working, it showed a road that no other online mapping source did.
  9. 1) What detectors you have purchased in the past couple of years? In order of purchase: Garrett AT Gold, White's TDI SL SE, Minelab GPX 5000 and Gold Monster 1000. 2) Where you happy with your purchase(s)? Yes. I got the AT Gold because I thought I would like coin and relic more and as a first detector I did not want to invest a ton of money and find out I did not like detecting. Well I did like it and quickly found out I loved nugget shooting and prospecting so I got the TDI SL SE. It handles mineralization so much better than VLF's and I really liked not digging so many "ghost" targets and hot rocks. The GPX was used and a deal I could not pass up, my son uses and loves it. This year I got the Monster and am having a blast finding lots of small gold. 3) Have you had to do a warranty claim on it, how'd that go? Yes, the Monster had an issue so I contacted Minelab and they took care of me. I'm very happy with their service. 4) If you had your time again would you still buy those detectors or do you regret it? No regrets, each purchase served a purpose. If I had known how much I was going to like prospecting/nugget shooting I might have skipped the AT Gold but it served its purpose and I don't regret getting it. 5) Do you still use any of your other detectors, if so why? I sold the AT Gold to help fund the Gold Monster purchase so no to it but I do still use the TDI SL. If I could pry the GPX out of my son's grasp I would use it too lol. 6) Your favourite detector of all time? In my opinion each detector I own has an area it is better than the others in, so my favorite is the one that best fits what I need to do in that particular area. Right now the area I'm in it is small gold in medium soil, so the Monster is getting the most use.
  10. Not sure where the next segment to that video is but Chris Ralph has a YouTube channel with some really good stuff on it. His current videos are up in Northern CA, my area, and someday if we cross paths I'm going to get him to sign my copy of his book lol.
  11. Great gold, congrats! Completely agree with you on the Monster. It is fun, easy to use and super sensitive to small gold. My son uses a Gold Bug II, he loves it, and we have a lot of fun teasing one another on which detector is best. At the end of the day though we both agree that both detectors are really good at what they do and having both in the field, working areas together, we're getting the benefits of two of the best VLF gold detectors out there.
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