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Steve_Herschbach
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Hi David,

The short answer is the GMT is dedicated to nugget detecting and is usually the better choice for someone who wishes to use the machine solely for prospecting. It is hotter on small gold than the MXT, very important in our local Anchorage area.

The MXT has given up a little sensitivity to small gold in return for it being a more versatile machine for coin, relics, jewely, and prospecting. It is the better choice for someone wanting an all-around unit. If you are not into small gold, the case can be made that the MXT might be a better machine for larger gold than the GMT.

I hate to quote gold sizes, as it always seems to draw nigglers. In general, however, figure the MXT will hit nuggets weighing as little as a few grains (480 grains per ounce) while the GMT can signal on pieces weighing as little as 1/10th grain. This may not seem much of a difference but it means I can find more gold at Crow Creek or Mills Creek with a GMT than a MXT. It also makes the GMT better for prospecting hardrock gold.
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Thanks Steve!!

You have great answers for commmon questions!!

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hey Steve, how is the Infintium on coins?

  
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Hi Jesse,

I would not call the Infinium a coin detector, per se. But in the right hands it can find coins other detectors will miss.

The trick is to dig low tones only. High tones find zinc pennies, nickels, and 90% of the trash. Low tones find copper pennies, clad coins, and silver coins, plus some larger iron trash, large rusty bent nails being the most common. But the trash to coin ratio is quite acceptable in some places. I've done well detecting some "hunted out" areas with the Infinium as it will pull coins up from depths most VLF detectors cannot hit.

See my page Coin Detecting with the Garrett Infinium on the subject and The Garrett Infinium Guide for links to other Infinium information. make sure and read my "Infinium Tips" page.
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Well, here we are in 2006, and not much new to report. I did a small update to my "Nugget Recommendations". The new list price for the Minelab GP 3500 is now $3995.95. No new nugget detectors were introduced this winter, although two new detectors have some potential in the multi-use arena. The new Minelab X-Terra 50 has a 18.75 kHz option that may make it halfway decent as a part-time nugget machine, but that would certainly not be the main reason to buy it. It is basically a general purpose coin and jewelry detector.

A machine with even more potential than the X-Terra 50 is the new White's Matrix M6 for those wanting a unit mostly to coin and jewelry detect but still wanting to hunt a nugget now and then. A variation on the popular White's MXT, the M6 shares all the coils that are made for the MXT and it is very close to the MXT for performance as a gold machine. It sacrifices some versatility in favor of being a quieter and easier to operate model for $100 less than an MXT. The White's GMT, MXT, and Matrix M6 all share similar electronics internally. Here is a crude way to look at the White's selection -

1. White's GMT - 100% nugget detector, with only the rarest of applications for other types of detecting. For someone that wants to use the detector for nothing more than prospecting. Best sensitivity to small gold nuggets.

2. White's MXT - 60% coin, relic, and jewelry detector and 40% nugget detector. For the person who will mostly be looking for coins, relics, jewelry, etc. but who also will spend quite a bit of time using the detector to look for gold nuggets. Sacrifices some small gold sensitivity compared to the GMT in order to be a better all-around unit.

3. White's Matrix M6 - 90% coin and jewelry detector, 10% nugget detector. For a person who wants a simple to operate yet powerful machine for in-town detecting yet who might venture out every once in awhile to look for gold nuggets. Sacrifices threshold based all-metal modes in favor of quieter operation and so loses a small edge compared to the MXT for nugget detecting. But still a better nugget detector than the vast majority of the general purpose detectors on the market.

The GMT has its own coil selection. The MXT and Matrix M6 share coils with the White's DFX.

Heading into 2006 my own personal electronic prospecting arsenal remains the same. The Minelab GP 3500 is my main prospecting unit, with the Fisher Gold Bug 2 supplementing as a small gold sniper. My White's MXT rounds out the package, mainly for hunting larger nuggets in trashy tailing piles where the Minelab would have me digging too much junk.
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Hi Steve, Thanks for all the great info. I'm no expert of detecting but I do have a Fisher Gold Strike. The only one I have ever used so I really can't compare but I can tell you this, Like you said, What a chatter box. IF its not dirt its beeping! The few times I have used it it has worked me to death digging haha. Thanks

  
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Steve better be carful giving out all that good advice. Could you imagine 15000 + customers showing up at your store, since feb 9th. Your store could only hold a few hundered at a time at best. People would be lined up down the street. Your employees would be swamped. And asking where the heck did all these people come from. Im going to stop by just for the heck of it, of course i can never leave with out something. Got thousands of dollar of go prospecting equipment, and barely found a speck. Ye ha what gold can do to a guy. I love it. Im going out side right now to rooot around in the mud for some. Spring is coming early this year i can smell it in the air. Almost 50 degrees here in palmer this day. Where the heck some of that gold. I think I smell some right now, got to go. later. I figured it out that feb 9th is the date of the last post date. still alot of attention to that one.
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Like all the reviews you made but i'm still wondering what detector would be best for me. I live in the Prescott Arizona area. I would have alot of hot rocks and mineralized soil to deal with. Being older and retired i'd guess maybe a couple times a mo. i'd get out. I'm between the Whites GMT the Gold Bug 2 or the Tesoro LoBo. What would you think would be the best choice given were I live? I'm thinking maybe the LoBo since it is made in Prescott I was thinking maybe it would handle the soil better here but i'm not sure about that either. As far as detectors I have now I have a Whites XLT a Whites DFX and a Fisher CZ20. Everyone i've talked to about gold detecting has told me i'd be way better off getting a gold detector. Is that true? Given the soil here I haven't had much luck finding anything with the detectors I have. What is the best advice you can give as far as if it would pay to get a gold detector and what would fit my needs the best in your opinion between the three gold detectors I named? The 3 being retired are about all that are in my price range. Thanks Chuck (Arizona)

  
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Hi Chuck,

Well, I'm no expert on Arizona. I highly recommend anyone, including myself, intending to detect a new area try and find out what the locals use.

Every area has a different set of requirements, and through trial and error the locals usually figure out what works. I do know that if money is no object that most serious Arizona hunters use the Minelab SD or GP series metal detectors.

The XLT, DFX, or CZ-20 can find gold nuggets. Any detector can find darn near anything if the target is large enough and near enough to the surface. But those machines will not do well on smaller or deeper gold nuggets, and so you certainly will improve your odds of using a detector designed specifically for nugget detecting.

Given that you mention "the 3 being retired are about all that are in my price range" you can either look for a used Minelab or use a VLF detector. Again, trying to get some advice from the locals is a good way to go, although I suspect most locals will confuse the issue as much as help when dicussing VLF machines. I'm certain I could use the Whites GMT the Gold Bug 2 or the Tesoro LoBo and find gold myself in Arizona but as to which is the "best" for that area I'd defer to somebody who has actually used them there. You may want to review information on Rob's forum at http://www.nuggethunting.com/forums/index.php? and Bill's forum at http://www.nuggetshooter.ipbhost.com/ as it is mostly Arizona folks that hang out on those forums.

I wish I could give a more definitive answer, but despite what I tell my wife I do not know it all. I can tell you however that it is the operator doing the research to make sure he or she is on good gold producing ground and then VERY PATIENTLY using whatever type of dedicated nugget detector they have that will make the real difference. There are successful hunters using every model of machine you have mentioned and then some. They all will bring home the gold in persistent hands and so whichever one you get, dedicate yourself to using it for long hours on nugget producing ground and you will get yourself some of those elusive gold nuggets.
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Thank you very much for your honest response Chuck

  
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Hi Chuck,

You are welcome. You also asked which out of the three you own would be best for gold. That would be the DFX, provided you could learn to proficiently tune the Prospecting Mode. At 15 kHz it has an edge over the other two units for gold. The CZ-20 is locked in what is referred to as a "salt mode" for saltwater use and that hurts it a bit on small gold. The XLT is running at about 6.59 kHz which is a bit low for good nugget detecting.
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hi steve, i have the mxt with standard coil, for arizona gold, what would be best coil, smallcoil,or big coil. not alot of trash, but alot of hot rocks. thinks dean

  
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Hi Dean,

Well, see my answer to Chuck above for the disclaimer. But my favorite for the MXT and bad ground is the White's 10" elliptical DD coil.

If you have trouble with hot rocks try using the coin mode and just enough discrimination to knock out the rocks. It may cost you gold but will quiet the machine down if it is hitting rocks every swing or two. A last ditch attempt sort of setting.
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Thanks Steve, is the bigger the coil the better or is the 10 inch big enough. I know the mxt is not the best gold detector, but i live in the east and do coin hunting the most.I get to go out west once or twice a year I know they make a 18" excelerator coil for the mxt is it just to big. Thanks for the info. Dean

  
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Hi Dean

It depends on ground mineralization. Bigger is not always better. A large coil "sees" more ground, and in bad ground you may very well have to reduce the sensitivity of the detector to keep from overloading on ground signal. Thus, a larger coil can often work against you in bad ground. The theoretical gains in depth are lost by decreasing the sensitivity of the machine to compensate for ground conditions.

Where conditions allow larger coild do cover more ground, and sometime add a little extra depth. In my opinion the extra depth claims for larger coils are overstated by a huge degree. I do not see the 14" ellipticall DD coil as adding any real depth of detection compared to the stock coil. You will actually lose a tad of depth with the 10" elliptical DD coil compared to the stock coil in easy ground. But since DD coils "see" less ground than concentric coils they handle bad ground conditions better.

Only PI detectors really get extra bang for the buck out of larger coils as far as depth is concerned, due to their inherent ground ignoring performance. With VLF detectors I usually am just looking for extra ground coverage with a larger coil. Any extra depth is a bonus.The 18" Excelerator is a man killer. Good in flat terrain but it plumb wore me out at Ganes Creek in rough ground. And I was using a support harness! But if you are man enough to handle it it will cover a huge swath of ground. I think 14" is pushing the limits for long hours of use, at least for me.
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Thanks Steve for the response. I always take your advice, that is one of the reasons I got the MXT it is great on coins and jewerlry. Thanks Dean

  
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What next?

Steve,
I see you sold your MXT. Are you replacing it with something better? Perhaps the Minelab X-Terra 70?
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Xterra 70

I am waiting to see that review too. From the few reviews I have read it sounds like a good machine. I haven't seen any reviews though on how it will do on gold.

  
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Good info,as usual Steve

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Hi Brian,

I have an X-Terra 70 in hand, and I expect you'll see it added to my "nugget detector list" soon. I did not sell the MXT to get an X-Terra, however. My MXT was getting rough around the edges and so I am just going to get a shiny new one.

One thing I can say is MXT at list of $799 is still going to be the more competitive nugget machine compared to the X-Terra 70 at list of $899, plus around $100 for the higher frequency coil. So for those that are mainly after nuggets, you'll be looking at an MXT at a street price of $699 compared to the XT70 at a street price of about $899 if you get it with the higher frequency coil, or $799 if you give up a bit of small gold sensitivity and just use the stock 7.5 kHz coil. The MXT also has a much better coil selection at this time.

(Note for 2008: The X-Terra 70 was dropped to an MSRP of $850 and can be had for about the same price as the MXT. You still need an optional 18.75 kHz coil to boost the frequency, however. The coil selection has much improved since the model was released.)

But I do like the X-Terra more for in-town coin and jewelry hunting, so for those for whom that is the major draw the X-Terra fares well in features against the MXT. The X-Terra 50 is no slouch on small gold either, and so may be a lower price alternative to the X-Terra 70 that will stll do the trick. More soon after the snow melts.

Thanks John!
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Steve,
Look forward to hearing your opinion on the x-70. I like the packaging with everything in one control box. One thing I don't like is all the menu buttons, reminds me of my Fisher Gold Strike. A real pain to make adjustments. The dial potentiometers on the mxt are much easier.
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I have a DFX, and I am very new to it although I have onwed it for a few years now. I was told it wasn't good for nugget hunting, is that true? What would you suggest between the MXT or GMT if the DFX isn't as good?

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Hi Charles,

You can find nuggets with a DFX, but it is lackluster at best. In theory a DFX in 15 kHz mode should be the same as an MXT, but in practice the MXT is a superior unit for gold nuggets.

I think this stems from the MXT being based on the GMT circuit. It came from a gold machine design and so features an excellent ground balance system designed for extreme mineralization. The DFX was built to be a great silver coin hunter and was not optimized for gold nuggets.

The MXT is a hybrid unit designed for many uses. Since you already have a DFX, I'd recommend you keep it for coin, jewelry, and beach hunting, and get the specialized GMT for nugget hunting. The MXT is a fine machine, but the GMT hits much better on tiny gold nuggets than the MXT. With a DFX and GMT you have all the bases well covered.

By the way, I actually have and use a DFX. I was out with it yesterday. It is my preferred jewelry detector. So I do like the DFX and am not putting it down. It is just that nugget detecting is an area it is weak in.
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Steve, I stopped in and bought an MXT(my first detector) from you on the way to Fairbanks last thursday, I was not sure which detector I was going to get but had narrowed the choices down to the MXT or X 70, should I get another coil for hunting tailings or would it be best to get a Gold Bug II or other dedicated nugget detector? Also I cannot make the coil cover they sold me fit onto the stock coil, I would apreciate any advice and do you know of any good places near Fairbanks to detect for coins or gold? I have read most of the posts at this and other forums and everything you have written and I must say thanks for all the fine information you have made available to people like me.
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Hi Dave,

The MXT is a superb machine for hunting tailing piles. It is not as hot on tiny gold as the GMT or Gold Bug 2, but that is not what you are after in tailing piles. I personally do not want to hit tiny stuff when I am on a chase for larger nuggets. They simply distract me from the real goal.

The stock coil on the MXT is underrated in my opinion. I know many people, including myself, who have done very well with the stock coil for hunting tailing piles. A slightly larger coil like the 14" White's 1400 DD or Sierra 12" round HotShot can cover a tad more ground per swing, and so are popular for hunting tailing piles. But any larger than 14" is generally not a good idea as the extra weight becomes an issue.

If you want a boost on small gold on bedrock, etc. the little 6" Shooter coil for the MXT will help, but ultimately if you want gold under a couple grains the GMT or Gold Bug 2 are the way to go.

The X-Terra 70 is a very viable alternative to the MXT but the MXT still has the edge for nugget detecting based solely on its vastly superior coil selection. Lots of people are still waiting for a small X-Terra coil.
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Hi,

I just updated my detector listing to include the Minelab X-Terra 70. It has cleared the bar that I personally set to be considered as a nugget detector. It has all the features and power needed to find gold nuggets, and indeed some people are making some nugget finds with the X-Terra 70.

Dan J visited my mine at Moore Creek this summer. We have horrible hot rocks, and previously the only VLF units I have found that can even be used at the mine without constantly sounding on hot rocks were the Fisher Gold Bug 2 and Tesoro Lobo.

Here is what Dan had to say about the X-Terra at Moore Creek "All my nuggets came from just west of camp down to Nevada Gulch. I used the stock 11" DD coil on a GP3000 for 9 of the nuggets. The stock coil is my favorite for Moore Creek, lightweight and easy to maneuver through the brush. The other 3 nuggets were found using the Xterra 70. High grading dig holes got me 2 of them, another Xterra nugget came off the runway in a real trashy area. The more I used the Xterra the more I liked it. I predict the Xterra will become the detector of choice for hunting trashy locations like Ganes Creek."

Dan is one of the best nugget hunters I have ever had the pleasure to observe when it comes to technical capabilites. He puts me to shame with his ability to pull nuggets out of ground detected by dozens of other hunters.

Some other serious nugget hunters discuss the X-Terra 70 at http://www.nuggethunting.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2664&hl=terra

The Lobo in disc mode set at 1.5, of the Gold Bug 2 in iron disc mode, or the X-Terra 70 in coin mode set to reject ferrous all do a good job of rejecting the hot rocks at Moore Creek while still hitting non-ferrous targets. Note that a VLF unit set like this does not see through the hot rocks. They are rejected, and so nugget near or under the rocks are masked. The X-Terra did also seem to do a better job of rejecting iron and steel trash than the other two units.

I think the reason you are not seeing lots of reports about nugget finds with the X-Terra is simply because it is not marketed for that use and few people are using it to nugget hunt. I'm as guilty as most, in that the only nugget detecting I have done this summer was with my Minelab GP 3500, and I was so short on time I was not inclined to spend time testing out VLF units. I ran the X-Terra 70 at Moore Creek long enough to feel confident in its abilities... but not long enough to find a nugget!

For people looking for a good multi-purpose unit that is strong on gold, the X-Terra 70 is well worth consideration. Its prospecting mode is quite powerful and the coin mode handles tough hot rock areas quite well. It has features, like tone id and notch discrimination, that are lacking on other "nuggets plus other stuff" detectors and so people who will be using the X-Terra 70 more for coins and jewelry than nugget detecting may find they prefer it for these extra features.

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Hi, Steve.

Thanks for the info! It's been interesting reading the questions/replies over the years.

I live in Anchorage and enjoy Crow and Mills creek, so from what I've read a GMT or GB2 would be my best bet. But I also do a lot of vacationing/traveling across the state and would like to tote my MD with me to try my luck on the road.

What would your best edu-macated guess be for an "Alaskan Travelers MD"?

To give it a shot myself after trying to digest what's in this thread, it seems the MXT or X-Terra provide the ability to find gold locally but also provide the versatility to use while traveling to the various gold areas in the state. With the X-Terra sounding like it would be better in the depth category, such as with tailing piles. All given proper coils/setup, of course.

Did I get close or totally blow it? :confused:

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Hi cheeser,

Well, there is nothing says you cannot use the Gold Bug 2 or GMT anywhere in the state. They just happen to excel around Anchorage, but they sure will work almost anywhere else in Alaska. The only reason to go to an MXT or X-Terra 70 would be if you are into coins, jewelry, or beach hunting in addition to nugget detecting.

Of the two, the GMT is probably the better choice with its optional automatic ground balancing, which can be very helpful in bad ground. The GMT also hit big nuggets deeper in bad ground than the Gold Bug 2. The Gold Bug 2 is really hot on gold but suffers for depth in mineralized soils.

The MXT is very popular at Ganes Creek because people are not after larger gold at Ganes. But locally it is lackluster as it is not as hot on our tiny gold as the GB2 or GMT. Same issue with the X-Terra 70.

The MXT can get better depth than the X-Terra simply because you can get larger coils for it. Largest coil for the X-Terra 70 is 10.5". Coils for the MXT can be had in 12", 14", and even 18" sizes. In low mineral ground these can add extra depth and coverage.

One thing I really must emphasize a lot. Nugget detecting is all about location and operator expertise. Put me in a place with gold nuggets, and I'll go find gold with any detector on the list. One thing watching people at Moore Creek taught me the last couple seasons was how huge the gulf is between experienced nugget hunters and novices. Detecting is a skill that takes work and patience to get good at and most people simply do not seem inclined to really apply themselves to the task. It is also hard work! If it was just a matter of taking it easy, walking around waving the coil and putting nuggets in my pocket, I'd quit my job and go detect for gold instead!

The point being certain units do give you a bit of an edge in certain situations, but we are really only talking just that... an edge. So in some ways it is not all that important which detector you get compared to the task of learning how to detect and getting into good locations. That is what gets the gold!
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Tony_Michigan
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White's GMT coil selection?

What, in your estimation, is a really good coil besides the stock coil that comes with the GMT? I see the HotShot is available. Does it detect much deeper than the stock?

I use the Hotshot on my MXT and DFX and really like it.

Thanks for any help!

You guys rule!

Tony

  
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Re: White's GMT coil selection?

Hi Tony,

I have the HotShot for my MXT and really like it. I've not tried one on the GMT, however. I have talked to some people who thought the HotShot was unstable compared to the stock coil on the MXT, but mine sure works good. I'd like to try one on the GMT. The only large coil I've used on the GMT is the Sierra Goldmax.

Larger coils rarely add as much depth as people think on VLF detectors. The larger the coil, the more ground the detector sees, and in mineralized ground this can greatly negate getting much extra depth. In fact, if the ground is bad enough, a larger coil will overload, and you will have to back off the sensitivity, giving up any gains you were hoping for. On VLF units I look for a larger coil mainly to give me better ground coverage. Any extra depth would be a bonus.
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