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Garrett ATX Meteorite hunting video
Posted by: Paleomanjim
Date: February 14, 2014 12:25PM
I was out at the Franconia strewn field earlier this week hunting meteorites with a friend. I was using the Garrett ATX on day 1 and my friend was using his Fisher gold bug 2. I video'd most of the finds with both machines.
Had a great time hunting and recovered 32 small iron meteorites! Both machines work great for hunting meteorites. The Gold Bug 2 is noisier and responds to all types of hot rocks but it is also more sensitive and will find small irons that the Garrett ATX cannot hear. The ATX is super quiet and responds only to the largest hot rocks. It is also very sensitive, but will not find the really small irons. It is also much heavier and a bit slower to use. It is so quiet that very few false targets are dug. Both machines are great for meteorite hunting. The ATX would probably be the best choice for beginners because it is simple to use and anyone could find meteorites with this detector. The Gold Bug 2 is a bit more sensitive to the smaller meteorites and experienced hunters would probably find a few more finds with this machine. Enjoy the hunt!......





Re: Garrett ATX Meteorite hunting video
Posted by: James02
Date: February 14, 2014 10:13PM
It's the same with gold. Good observation.

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Re: Garrett ATX Meteorite hunting video
Posted by: WaterWalker
Date: February 15, 2014 07:55AM
Opening my eyes to a new use for the ATX...I bet there is no snow or sub-freezing temps in AZ today. When does the next flight leave...Oh yes, the flights are being cancelled due to the weather!

I have heard of meteorite hunting but never gave it a thought or looked at any posting until this morning. That is how bad the weather is here in MA for detecting right now.

Many thanks for the post and I am looking forward to researching meteorite hunting...Boy that would be a change from out of the water onto the desert, at least I have a machine that can do it all!

Re: Garrett ATX Meteorite hunting video
Posted by: N3TUF
Date: February 23, 2014 07:06PM
You can save yourself a lot of time pinpointing with the Garrett Pro Pointer!

Re: Garrett ATX Meteorite hunting video
Posted by: bearkat4160
Date: March 01, 2014 09:05PM
Enjoyed your video!



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