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Post  brigand on Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:30 pm

Hi everyone,
In the mean time we have sorted out, (because of our budget) that we want to take one of those two (see title) detectors with us on our trip around Australia. Can anyone give us some info who has experiences with one of them or both? I have seen a few stories on the Forum but they were from about 2011 and maybe the detectors have changed in the mean time. Of course the main thing is finding gold and I know a PI machine is better but they are more expensive.

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Post  Narrawa on Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:17 pm

If i had to chose out of those two, id go the Eureka, it can with its lower freq, be used as a coin machine, but was mostly built for a gold prospecting detector.

The other is more of a coin relic machine, and is not very good on the gold fields.

Iv used both, and have just recently purchased the Whites GMT for goldfield only use in trashy areas to compliment my 4500. Very happy with its ability scoring its first bit on its first outing just last night.
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Post  davsgold on Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:53 pm


and have just recently purchased the Whites GMT for goldfield only use in trashy areas to compliment my 4500. Very happy with its ability scoring its first bit on its first outing just last night.

Well done with the GMT mate, good for its first outing.

cheers dave
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Post  brigand on Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:08 pm

Narrawa wrote:If i had to chose out of those two, id go the Eureka, it can with its lower freq, be used as a coin machine, but was mostly built for a gold prospecting detector.

The other is more of a coin relic machine, and is not very good on the gold fields.

Iv used both, and have just recently purchased the Whites GMT for goldfield only use in trashy areas to compliment my 4500. Very happy with its ability scoring its first bit on its first outing just last night.

Thanks for you advise mate. Is a Whites even better? In what price range is that?
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Post  shelby23 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:05 pm

Eureka Gold is not worth the money

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Post  gldfvr on Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:36 pm

[quote="brigand"] Of course the main thing is finding gold and I know a PI machine is better but they are more expensive.

Garrett Infinium LS is a PI machine about the same price as the Eureka Gold

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Post  Narrawa on Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:08 pm

The going price for a new GMT is AU$995.... not sure what the price of the Eureka is.??
I got mine from Goldsearch in Dunolly Victoria.

To say its better would be untrue....each would have its strong points.
Best thing is to google both models and do a little read up on both and their performance. Thats what i did but at the same time i had a sneak preview of one in operation.

The USA prospecting forums are the best place for information about each model....VLF detecting over their is very active compared to over here. Out of the main contenders for serious VLF gold hunting would be the Gold Bug 2....GMT and the Tesoro Gold Lobo SuperTRAQ. These three have a good name and have been around for awhile, not saying the others are not capable detectors, just highlighting what researching has pointed out to me.

PS..I didn't need a VLF metal detector.....i wanted one.


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Post  rc62burke on Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:28 pm

shelby23 wrote:Eureka Gold is not worth the money

Hey Shelby
Do you own one? have you used one? I can't remember you ever posting your experience with them.
If you answer no to the above mate your not really quallified to make a judgement are you.
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Post  shelby23 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:43 pm

Hi rc62burke
I bought one new many years ago, tried it out in the field, there was no way it would pick up any deep targets.
I had it checked at Minelab regularly.
The hot ground is no good for it.
There is real good instructional Videos on Youtube.
Those are very detailed from the USA.
So I had it working properly.
I have a GPX4500 now and wished I hadn’t wasted my money on the Eureka Gold.
It has a spot in the shed gathering dust.
Regards Neale

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Post  rc62burke on Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:40 am

Thanks Neale
Now that clears that up, that info would have been very good in your first post.
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Post  shelby23 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:04 am

Yes rc62burke
I think when I wrote that short post.
I was looking out the window at poring down rain here in Bundaberg AGAIN.
I am very worried about a lot of my friends who can’t find a place to rent in Bundaberg.
I was worried that I can’t get to my property near Calliope because the dirt road has a huge sections of the road are totally missing.
This has affected my normally poor health from Battle Fatigue I got in the 20 years in the Army after Active service.
I am very tired over all this
Regards Neale

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Post  brigand on Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:57 am

Thanks everyone for your ideas.
We dropped the Eureka and X-terra 705 and so now have a new/same problem which one to choose now?
After some investigation we come to; Garret Infinium or AT pro - White's GMT - Fischer Gold Bug II - Teknetic T2.
Please tell your findings/experiences.
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Post  brigand on Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:18 pm

shelby23 wrote:Yes rc62burke
I think when I wrote that short post.
I was looking out the window at poring down rain here in Bundaberg AGAIN.
I am very worried about a lot of my friends who can’t find a place to rent in Bundaberg.
I was worried that I can’t get to my property near Calliope because the dirt road has a huge sections of the road are totally missing.
This has affected my normally poor health from Battle Fatigue I got in the 20 years in the Army after Active service.
I am very tired over all this
Regards Neale

Hope everything went ok at your end mate.
Ofcourse after your story our decision is much less important but we went for the Garret At Gold.
Thanks for helping!
Cheers
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Post  shelby23 on Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:27 am

Hi
The “Garret, At Gold” is a very exciting choice for the next gold chassing season, and many years to come.
It will be great to read your stories of your finds.
I am looking at the add in “Gold gem and treasure” page 5.
It said the 875 oz “Hand of faith” nugget was found with this brand off detector, a million dollar nugget!
What a great looking unit.

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