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GOLD BUG 2...
Posted by: Smudge
Date: March 05, 2012 03:09PM
..at the beach.

Has anyone used it there to hunt jewelry?

I'm just curious if it performed in wet sand or did you need to stick to dry sand only?



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Re: GOLD BUG 2...
Posted by: Ant
Date: March 05, 2012 03:52PM
I dont know of any VLF units that will penetrate wet black (magnetite) sand beaches, a PI unit is the way to go on those types of beaches. The GB 2 will work on wet sand beaches, both salt and fresh water, but on salt water sand beaches depth will be comprised some, and the old GB2 isn't a deep diver by any means.



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Re: GOLD BUG 2...
Posted by: Smudge
Date: March 05, 2012 06:22PM
Assuming we're not talking about black sand beaches, what kind of depth did you find, on average, on wet salt sand?



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Re: GOLD BUG 2...
Posted by: Ant
Date: March 05, 2012 07:35PM
From my experience the GB2 finds targets from the surface to 5 inches or so. It will occasionally find coins up to 14 inches but that is not the norm, the norm is surface to 3 inches and the GB 2 does not love silver, it loves gold. I found a clad quarter that was down about 14 inches and several others at 12 inches. That was under ideal contentions, under the wet sand at a playground.

Most of the people that look like theyre digging deep targets are digging deep holes because they cant pinpoint the target, they might dig a 10 inch hole and the target was at 5 inches. I know this because I found myself digging deep hole with my ML SE and the coins were not that deep, 5 inches or so. We dont want to dig deep targets anyway; its too time consuming and laborious and not as productive as diggings say one hundred 4 inch targets verses fifteen 10 inch targets.

We hunt wet sand beaches after a storm when the sand is washed away exposing the stratus layer or bedrock that the targets have settled to. The most productive sites are constructions scrapes at any old area that construction equipment has disturbed the soil, old lots are good too.

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Re: GOLD BUG 2...
Posted by: Smudge
Date: March 05, 2012 07:49PM
Ok, thanks for the replies. I appreciate it.



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Re: GOLD BUG 2...
Posted by: Ant
Date: March 05, 2012 08:23PM
Okay, you're welcome.

Another thing to note is that really deep targets wont give off an audible sound. They give off what is referred to as a negative response/sound. Thats when the threshold goes away or wavers and then comes back, and the deeper targets that give of an audible sound wild sound like a quick tick. The coil needs to be scrubbing the ground in both cases. Its neat to dig a 7 tick sound that turns out to be a gold ring. The key is learning the sounds, and the only way to learn the sounds is by digging trash and keepers targets, and then one day it will just snap into your brain like magic.

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Re: GOLD BUG 2...
Posted by: Ken in Georgia
Date: March 05, 2012 09:13PM
I dug a tungsten ring a 12 inch, an a silver ring @ 8 inches. So the G2 and the Gold bug DP/ Pro are good there !!!!



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Ken in Georgia


Detectors own DFX, Tejon, X-3, Cibola, Vaquero, Cortez, CZ-5, 1265x, 1266x, Siver Sabre II. ID Excel, Amigo, Golden, DeLeón, G2 (the best iron eater in the world) 5 inch coil , 11inch coil. E Trac.

Re: GOLD BUG 2...
Posted by: psyvad
Date: March 05, 2012 10:20PM
Ken, when you found the deep rings, were you hunting in all metal or with discrimination?

Thanks!
Bart

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Re: GOLD BUG 2...
Posted by: Ken in Georgia
Date: March 06, 2012 12:58AM
Discrimination only 11 inch coil !!!!



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Ken in Georgia


Detectors own DFX, Tejon, X-3, Cibola, Vaquero, Cortez, CZ-5, 1265x, 1266x, Siver Sabre II. ID Excel, Amigo, Golden, DeLeón, G2 (the best iron eater in the world) 5 inch coil , 11inch coil. E Trac.

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