Hello Treasure Hunters,
Sylvan here, just wanted to share a quick one line story I received from a customer yesterday Sept, 23 2009:
“Zippity do da, zippity day, my oh my what a wonderful day. Found a gold nugget!” – boompa_girl
This customer had purchased a Voyager metal detector from TH and they found a gold nugget the first day out. This just goes to show that it does not take the most expensive equipment to have a successful hunt. Sometimes the most important thing in your bag of treasure hunting tools is the earnestness to unearth your treasure, and most importantly that you are out there hunting!!!
I would recommend a detector that can operate at higher frequencies for gold nugget searches as gold will resonate at a higher frequencies than most relics and precious metals. Consequently, most detectors are VLF (very low frequency) metal detectors and can sometimes miss gold and often confuse gold with iron. VLF detectors also allow for greater detection depths.
For gold nugget hunters, you may want to try one of our dual frequency detectors like the Treasure Hunter XJ9-3050, or the 3019 which has the benefits of a VLF detector and also has a parrallell band of higher frequency specifically for gold detection.