[meteorite-list] Which metal detector is best

From: Donald O'Keeffe <donald.okeeffe_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:41:53 2004
Message-ID: <3A5540A0.1AD2E6B1_at_signalhill.net>

Hi Dave,

I think the Minelab is great for deep gold. It's a slow go; bulky, and
particularly with a bungee it arcs up on you (not good for poking around shrubs
or reaching). If you do go with a Minelab make sure you stay with the 11" coil
for meteorites. The larger coils seem to read through them (ground balance them

I use a White's GM IV for shooting stones. Very noisy machine, but light and
quick -- also much cheaper. To me they're different animals.

Take care,

Dfpens_at_aol.com wrote:

> Thanks to all who gave me info on the two unclassified meteorites, Kem-Kem
> (or whatever it's official name is) and Ross Canyon. This list is a great
> resource with tremendous expertise.
> Now - my next question. I would like to develop some expertise in hunting
> for meteorites and would like to purchase a metal detector. Sometime back,
> there was discussion about the best type to use, and I believe that a
> detector is actually made specifically for meteorites. Since I know nothing
> about detectors, could someone point me in the right direction? The
> internet info that I have been able to look up seems to say that the MineLab
> (used for gold) with an 11-inch coil is best for meteorites.
> Any comments?
> Regards,
> Dave
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