He also said "mainly coins and rings etc not nuggets"
I believe your recommendation would be the best for gold nuggets -
around a $1000 to spend - Makro Racer - Nokta Fors Core - Teknetics T2 (original) - Fisher Gold Bug - Teknetics G2 _ Minelab XT-705
I would not recommend a Pulse Induction for what you are intending to use it for
I hope this helps