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Offline thebigtim

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Garrett AT Gold
« on: May 18, 2016, 02:48:33 PM »
I have a Garrett AT Gold, Like most VLF machines this detector can only detect somewhat course gold with a few inches.
Do any of you guys have this machine and have any tips on how to use it to detect areas of higher deposits of mineralization in a river to give me an idea of where i can pan for smaller or flour gold?

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Re: Garrett AT Gold
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2016, 04:16:08 PM »
Your AT gold is a great little unit. If it is salt, or fresh water you'll be in, include that in your  YouTube video search, you'll learn tons of stuff. I also found that instead of searching Google for "metal detector's", I'd always include  my detector's name in the search, that way I only get hit's that I want.
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Re: Garrett AT Gold
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2016, 06:46:32 PM »
Hi.Tim.I have one also and is a great unit as Gord said but there are very few detectors that  can pick up fine or flour gold.Other minerals will over ride it.even a very small piece of tinfoil.A lot of iron or black sand are good indicators of where to search.Luck Mcbain.
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Re: Garrett AT Gold
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2016, 06:48:08 PM »
Have any of you guys every found any gold with your AT gold?

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Re: Garrett AT Gold
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2016, 08:56:39 PM »
Have any of you guys every found any gold with your AT gold?

I don't own one bigtim, I bought a gold cube instead. But 3 of my friends do own the AT Gold and I have first dibbs if any of them want to sell.
Here is a YouTube for the AT in the woods and water, Hope it helps.
Have fun!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J3s597Eu_8
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Re: Garrett AT Gold
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2016, 06:07:57 AM »
I don't have an AT Gold, but use a PI (GPX5000) and VLF (Gold Bug).  With both units on gold, you need to listen for breaks in the threshold, when it is well balanced and avoid discrimination.  Low and slow is the key to finding small gold.  If you dig and cannot find the target, pan some of the dirt.  I have found spots that crackle the threshold and I dug expecting deeper gold, but nothing was there.  Panning found flakes in what I removed from the hole.  The other thing is sweep the spot with a strong magnet to get rid of some of the really small iron.   Even in very remote spots, my magnet quickly looks like a hedgehog.  Metal detecting is a difficult way to find gold, unless you are on bedrock in a spot with larger nuggets that has not previously been detected. 
See my YouTube channel for fun amateur video:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnz8kX6AZOeZbRt0F9XqVJA

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Re: Garrett AT Gold
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2016, 04:07:58 PM »
Good choice on the Gold Bug sunshine!! For the price range, the Gold Bug is the only detector that I would put above the AT Gold and AT Pro for mining. I think the GB has a higher learning curve, but once you get to know her, she can sing to you.
I'd buy either model, but right now my Gold Cube needs a trommel...lol.
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Re: Garrett AT Gold
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2016, 06:13:32 PM »
Good choice on the Gold Bug sunshine!! For the price range, the Gold Bug is the only detector that I would put above the AT Gold and AT Pro for mining. I think the GB has a higher learning curve, but once you get to know her, she can sing to you.
I'd buy either model, but right now my Gold Cube needs a trommel...lol.
Go for it.The cube trommel is only 1000.00 cdn. hell spare change for JT.Claim refugee status.get it for free.Luck Mcbain.
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Re: Garrett AT Gold
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2016, 12:15:37 AM »
the Fisher Gold Bug 2 is the best at 71 kHz ! for finding tiny nuggets , but she won't go as deep as the Garrett  At Gold @ 18 kHz and the AT Gold will find tiny nuggets too [ i prefer to find something a little deeper and maybe bigger ] Both excellent Units ! [ the AT Gold is water proof up to about 10 feet so better options if it starts raining or you are going amphibian under rivers , creeks , lakes - the Bug 2 is not [ weather resistant only with a water proof coil ] and the AT Gold  is more user friendly in my opinion

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Re: Garrett AT Gold
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2019, 07:06:27 PM »
If you find this one buy it  vallon vmh3cs
It is military detector super durable ,you can not brake it , made to  last forever
It is PI detector, super for mineralized  soil   also   waterproof  up to 4m. 
Used one around 400-600 bucks  check on Ebay 
New one close to 4k Euro  <-thinking->