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Etrac settings for gold prospecting
Posted by: Daxzia
Date: July 07, 2016 05:41AM
I live in south eastern Arizona and am looking for help setting my new etrac up for gold prospecting...

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Re: Etrac settings for gold prospecting
Posted by: roadapple
Date: July 07, 2016 03:37PM
The E-Trac is renowned and better suited for silver coins and jewelry, and you'll be hard pressed to find a better machine for this purpose . However, "Gold Prospecting" is not what this detector was designed for/or intended to perform. If gold nuggets are your targets, I would invest in a PI ( pulse induction) machine design specifically for gold prospecting. These type machines excel for that purpose and have the much-needed increase in ground depth for finding nuggets ! Best of Luck !



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Re: Etrac settings for gold prospecting
Posted by: ironsight
Date: July 11, 2016 07:52PM
I agree with roadapple, the eTrac struggles with small gold. Pound nuggets? Not so much!

You might consider getting yourself a gold-dedicated detector.

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Re: Etrac settings for gold prospecting
Posted by: jd88047
Date: April 07, 2017 03:35AM
There is a joey coil made for this purpose. I have not tested my etrac on gold yet except for the rings I am finding. I can not believe the etrac is not able to sniff out nuggets.

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Re: Etrac settings for gold prospecting
Posted by: J.D
Date: April 28, 2017 05:40AM
Well it will still find nuggets but not the very small ones:closedeyes:

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