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Best detector for hot powdered iron ground
Posted by: Shenandoah Digger
Date: February 08, 2012 07:34AM
Like in Culpeper, Va. Not interested in (or willing to pay for) a PI. Just your opinions on a VLF detector. Thanks for your help.

Re: Best detector for hot powdered iron ground
Posted by: Steve O
Date: February 08, 2012 09:47AM
Explorer or E-trac.
It seems that the word M-i-n-e-l-a-b is banned on this forum. When I put that word in front of Explorer a message came up saying a word is banned, So I removed the word and it posted. Is that normal?



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Re: Best detector for hot powdered iron ground
Posted by: dirt doctor
Date: February 08, 2012 11:40AM
Tesoro , Garrett , White's,Teknetics . Just checking . Apparently you are right . I couldn't post it here .



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Re: Best detector for hot powdered iron ground
Posted by: scoper
Date: February 08, 2012 11:57AM
Any m-lab multi frequency unit....they cope well with high mineralisation.Whites top end detectors have one of the best ground tracking systems available with the ability to lock in a setting when the ground gets really tough.The mxt is designed to operate in minerals that contain gold nuggets and this is about as bad as ground gets.Good luck with whatever you choose.

Re: Best detector for hot powdered iron ground
Posted by: Canewrap
Date: February 08, 2012 04:19PM
I've used the MXT in the ground he's asking about and it is just as handicapped as most VLF machines are. The best machines are PIs. I know you didn't want to hear that, but its true. I saw some people doing ok with Fishers (like the 1270), but the problem is that bad signals are good targets and vice versa in that ground. That's why there are still relics in the ground there.

Re: Best detector for hot powdered iron ground
Posted by: Shenandoah Digger
Date: February 08, 2012 04:54PM
Yeah I know the PI's perform best in that ground. Most people don't know how bad it is. The FBS detectors do a little better than the VLF machines, but not much. Believe it or not, my Nautilus IIba found nice relics at good depth when everyone said it wouldn't. The trick was to keep the coil an inch or so above the ground. If you touched the ground with the coil, you got a major all metal buzz.

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Re: Best detector for hot powdered iron ground
Posted by: hunter12
Date: February 08, 2012 05:31PM
I have a minelab. It posted.



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Re: Best detector for hot powdered iron ground
Posted by: Shenandoah Digger
Date: February 08, 2012 05:38PM
No need to bring it here, unless it's a GPX.

Re: Best detector for hot powdered iron ground
Posted by: jabbo
Date: February 08, 2012 06:50PM
CoinStrike.

Re: Best detector for hot powdered iron ground
Posted by: dirt doctor
Date: February 08, 2012 07:00PM
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Tesoro , Garrett , White's,Teknetics . Just checking . Apparently you are right . I couldn't post it here .


Minelab , minelab ( curious to see what happens 7 hrs. later ) .

Well how about that , now it prints Minelab , it sure didn't before . Must have been a poltergeist .



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Re: Best detector for hot powdered iron ground
Posted by: Critterhunter
Date: February 13, 2012 12:50PM
In my mineralized ground my Explorers didn't get the depth of Explorer users in other states. I now own a Sovereign GT and there must be something about BBS technology versus FBS in my soil because this is the deepest detector I've ever owned.



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