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Author Topic: Help I bought a metal detector and It's smarter than me  (Read 5736 times)

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Offline Arik

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Help I bought a metal detector and It's smarter than me
« on: May 13, 2012, 09:16:01 PM »
Hey all,

I have recently purchased a AT Gold metal detector.... I'm a newb and this thing is way advanced for me the book says this and that but, I was wondering if anyone out there has and is currently using one of these bad boys for searching for the "colour" and would be able to give a laymans version about the use....

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Re: Help I bought a metal detector and It's smarter than me
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2012, 04:36:26 AM »
Have you watched the Garrett video's? Doesn't seem too bad....ya gotta spend some time with it - according to Garrett. :)
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Re: Help I bought a metal detector and It's smarter than me
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2012, 11:22:40 AM »
Have you watched the Garrett video's? Doesn't seem too bad....ya gotta spend some time with it - according to Garrett. :)

Here is a link to a video that might help [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxKp6BwYa9s[/youtube]

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Re: Help I bought a metal detector and It's smarter than me
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2012, 03:16:40 PM »
Watching with interest, planning on buying this one soon...and I'm a newbie too

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Re: Help I bought a metal detector and It's smarter than me
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2012, 04:09:38 PM »

Good luck with your new machine.  Sorry, there is no short cut on learning how to use the machine.  If you don't know how to make it work and learn what different targets sound like you going to be frustrated.  Read the instructions, read some AT forums, and practice with various sizes of lead shot at various depths.  The AT is a VLF detector and is good for small gold nuggets IF properly ground balanced and IF you learn to recognize what your machine is telling you. If your gold will pass thru a number 8 classifier you won't see it with the detector, so don't expect to find small to fine gold.  And don't expect to see gold deeper than about 6 ".  Your experimenting with lead shot will give you a good idea of what to expect.

Metal detecting is probably the hardest and most frustrating way to prospect. 

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Re: Help I bought a metal detector and It's smarter than me
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2012, 05:55:15 AM »
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Metal detecting is probably the hardest and most frustrating way to prospect.

DITTO --- well said  ...Wil

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Re: Help I bought a metal detector and It's smarter than me
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2012, 04:46:13 PM »
Take different metals and burry them in your back yard and practice learning..(  Silver, GOld, Nickle, Copper )

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Re: Help I bought a metal detector and It's smarter than me
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2012, 10:54:33 AM »
Tell me this please. Isthe gold itself the detector is picking up or is it the black sand?

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Re: Help I bought a metal detector and It's smarter than me
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2013, 06:05:32 AM »
Tell me this please. Isthe gold itself the detector is picking up or is it the black sand?

It will detect any 'conductive' materials. Gold is a better conductor then black sands, so it will sing a different tone for the gold vs. the black sands.

Easy answer 'both.'
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Re: Help I bought a metal detector and It's smarter than me
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2013, 06:06:16 AM »
Watching with interest, planning on buying this one soon...and I'm a newbie too

Did you ever buy your metal detector? Have you swung it much if so? Have you found anything?

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