My first metal detector was one of these, I still have it. For a Chinese cheapy they look great, are robust, reliable and
actually work to a degree. They find bottle tops, nails etc in superb fashion and they will register a gram sized
nugget when same is rubbed on the search coil. When I saw one advertised on trademe recently I quizzed
the trader whose reply was interesting to say the least. Check the auction for yourselves.
Listing #: 1336252426
Q.These appear cheap for a gold detector. What size small nugget are they likely to find say 5 t0 10 cm below surface level? Even the most junky machine will find a 1/3 oz nugget at that depth, sadly the likely hood of finding them at that size in known areas is likely long gone. Tell me about this machine.
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A. we get very good feedback from customers who purchase these they do have success finding gold in New Zealand this model has the same features as the Fisher gold bug 2 but is made in China so available at this low cost however the best entry level gold model is the Minelab Gold Monster see my other listings for details 9:19 am, Fri 2 Jun Metal Detector Lafayette Gold Seaker