Metal Detecting in Colorado Western Mountains
by Keith Ruck
(Grand Junction, CO)
I was wondering about metal detecting in western Colorado mountains. Probably kind of northeast of Ouary area up in the big blue wilderness area. I am new to metal detecting and don't know too much about them. I've read that Whites MXT-300 does pretty good for nuggets in CO mountains. I will have to hike in about 5 miles where I want to try, so its kind of off the beaten path. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
Stan's response: Hi Keith, Your planned adventure sounds great. For the money, I don't think you can go wrong with the MXT-300.
Just be sure to practice a lot under different mineralization conditions before going into a remote area. Each detector has it's own personality and you must learn what every little sound means. It is time consuming work, but a very good investment of your time. Use earphones!
My favorite nugget detector in the next price range up is the Fisher Gold Bug II with multiple coils.