[meteorite-list] Which metal detector is best

From: meteorites_at_space.com <meteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:41:53 2004
Message-ID: <20010105035534.15283.cpmta_at_c000.snv.cp.net>

On Thu, 04 January 2001, John Gwilliam wrote:

> Fisher's Gold Bug and Gold Bug II along with White's Goldmaster series of
> detectors V-Sat, Goldmaster 3 and Goldmaster 4B) have proven very effective
> for hunting meteorites.
> Regards,
> John Gwilliam
> Where at? Gold Basin. A metal detector is a tool and as such is only as good as the user. An experienced user will have several types. I favor my old Garrett ADSIII, and then I have the Wilson VLF710 (no longer in production) and the very impressive Wilson "Northstar" These machines are very powerful and easy to use. I have found more meteorites with these than any metal detector that I have used. At Glorieta they are barr-none, hands down better than anything out there. But then again, even these will be of little use if the user is not skilled in using them. In using a metal detector to find meteorites, it takes skill, knowing your machine, and a lot of intuitioin-- that is knowing to be sensitive to those strange hunches. For me, those hunches in searching the proper place have proven for to be essential in the success that I have had in the field. Steve Schoner, American Meteorite Survey.
> At 09:30 PM 1/4/01 -0500, 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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