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« on: August 26, 2010, 03:35:50 am »
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I have a minelab sterling metal detector (20 yrs old).  I've given up with it, it's useless.  Spent the last 6 months in gold territory, average of 5 hours per day, 5 days a week.  You'de reckon I'd found something by now.  I' thinking of buying a Garret Scorpion Gold Stinger.  Can anyone assist? What depth is it capable of with changeable coils?  Is it better than my sterling?  It's advertised as deep seeking - Is it?  What size targets can I expect at certain depths?  Am correct in not liking the sterling any more?
The reason I am looking at the garret detector is from recommendations (form sales persons) and affordable price>  I would appreciated any comments that will assist in my final decision - or any recommendations please.  I have the time on my hands to search, but I want to be in a position to be able to find and not feel like I am wasting my time.

Allan Angry


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Several which included White's, Fisher, Minelab, Garrett, and a couple Longrange Locators which did not work!
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 04:04:32 am »
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Your Minelabe Sterling is an older VLF detector which is designed for coins etc.  Gold has a much lower frequency so you need a good Detector designed for finding Gold and the ability to discriminate out the Iron and junk.
I am not updated on the Newest Gold Machines but White's Fisher Garrett and Minelab All have excellent Gold machines. 
That's a Basic answer but I think You will find that you have been using the wrong machine!  Step up to a Gold machine. Detecting   Good Luck!


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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 12:38:57 pm »
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The Sterling operates at 5khz which is probably too low for gold. Try one of these:

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Ring one of the three dealers and talk to them about your general location, etc. They'll be able to advise you as to which machine is best.

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It's all about that moment when metal that hasn't seen the light of day for generations frees itself from the soil and presents itself to me.
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