Which Metal Detector?
Well, I am in Northern California and I want to try my hand at metal detecting.
I would like to get a Minelab X-Terra 705 but the price is a bit high for me at the moment. It will be my first detector and the learning curve time wont justify getting a machine like that for starters if I want to find gold nuggets as soon as I can.
I also am lucky as far as location. I am 30 minutes from beaches and 2 to 3 hours from gold country.
So, what is an affordable detector ($400 to $500) for both beach and nugget hunting???? What brands and models????
Panning is frustrating without a detector to narrow the area and effort.
I would like it coil submersible so as to dip into the water.
Would love to hear any ideas.
OH!, I recently found out that when a machine has several frequencies you still need to buy a coil for each of those frequencies in order to detect at that level. Previously I thought a coil could handle any freq. the machine produced.