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« on: August 08, 2009, 05:14:41 pm »
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Hi,
just bought myself a Eldorado. 3 years old but in perfect condition.

I plan to do a couple of minor mods that i see geotech has for it.

Has anyone here ever owned one? How bad are they in mineralized ground?

I also own a couple of minelabs . sd2000 & 3500.

I am going to try to use this eldorado for small gold.

any thoughts from you guys would much appreciated.

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Quote:Posted by OzDave
Hi,
just bought myself a Eldorado. 3 years old but in perfect condition.

I plan to do a couple of minor mods that i see geotech has for it.

Has anyone here ever owned one? How bad are they in mineralized ground?

I also own a couple of minelabs . sd2000 & 3500.

I am going to try to use this eldorado for small gold.

any thoughts from you guys would much appreciated.

cheers
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Hello Dave . What size search coil are you using and what are the controls on the front panel to verify the model ? Then we can answer you with more accuracy and a much faster response time !!
Happy Hunting and Best Regards.......Eugene

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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2009, 08:52:21 pm »
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Eugene,

It is still coming in the mail, i won it on ebay last week.
But description on ebay says it has a 9 x 8 Coil & below is a pic of the detector that was used in the auction.I hope its the one i have bought.



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Eugene,

It is still coming in the mail, i won it on ebay last week.
But description on ebay says it has a 9 x 8 Coil & below is a pic of the detector that was used in the auction.I hope its the one i have bought.




Hello Dave . You made an Excellent Choice . I hope it is the Eldorado umax with built in mineral rejection , manual ground balance , and a 3 frequency toggle switch . The 9x8 search coil can easily find large coin size targets to 12 inches in highly mineralized soil . Smart choice !!! The Older Eldorado [Pre-umax] was a great machine also , and still excellent by today's standards .
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Eugene,

I will probly make another smaller coil,maybe rectangle for crevices.

As soon as it arrives i will post more info on what i have bought.

Do you have a tesoro?



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will a angle coil work as efficient as a circle coil...? will it work.. All I ever see is circle or elliptical coils..

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I know it sounds like a strange question... but every time I see an magnetic or electro-magnet field.. the diagrams alway show it as a sphere or circle...

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Eugene,

I will probly make another smaller coil,maybe rectangle for crevices.

As soon as it arrives i will post more info on what i have bought.

Do you have a tesoro?




Hello . Not right now , I have an older whites XLT . Some of the Metal Detectors I have owned were a Bandido umax , Fisher Vlf 441 and Compass Relic Magnum 7  Bounty Hunters 505 and Quick Draw , 2 garrett ADS's , Whites Liberty DI , Radio Shack 63-3015 . Tesoro is the Best Metal Detector Made in USA for the price !!!
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will a angle coil work as efficient as a circle coil...? will it work.. All I ever see is circle or elliptical coils..


Hello . They have a 3 inch x 18 inch rectangular "Hot Coil" see the photo below:
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yup..it will work ..the magnetic field will still be round..but also long. as long as the rectangle.
I just want to be able to slide it in,out & around crevices,rocks & so on .
should not be too hard to make. Wink

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