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May 6, 2017

Arizona gold metal detecting

by oakley711

Arizona gold metal detecting

In Southern California the best place for finding nuggets is over the border in Arizona!

Gold nugget hunting is a great hobby just don’t plan on getting rich doing it! Actually, riding out from San Diego to Yuma and to Quartzite Arizona we usually find some gold, but the truth of it is it is extremely rare to find enough gold that would ever pay for the gas used in the trip.

Arizona gold metal detecting

I’ve had several Mine Lab detectors up the  4500 model and there is no doubt that they go very deep, but for this area of San Diego and Western Arizona, some years back I switched over to the Gold Bug 2.  For the type of gold you usually find out here, I don’t think there’s any better detector that you can get. Most of the little nuggets or pickers are pretty small and if there is exposed bedrock,not that deep. Keeping this in mind,  I think it’s easier to find gold nuggets with the Gold Bug 2 then it would be with a Mine Lab.

When I had my Mine Lab I got a lot of very deep signals and doug a lot of the signals just end up with trash. You really have to optimize your time out in the field, and so I’m really not interested in digging those foot down targets and would what much rather work on targets closer to the surface.

Arizona gold metal detectingNot only that, but the Gold Bug 2 is a supersensitive machine and I think for the type of nuggets you looking for . . .  these tiny little pickers, it works better than the Mine Lab. Plus, and it’s a big plus, you can pick up a new Gold Bug 2 for about $850 or so, whereas a Mine Lab can cost you $5000 or more. I think that most of the prospectors that I’ve run into out in the gold fields who have Mine Labs never will ever make back the cost of their machine in any gold that they find.

Now, I realize that statement is probably true for most metal detectors, but I rather spend $800 or so than $5000 any day!

The Gold Bug 2 has been around for a long time and has a great reputation with prospectors. So, my advice is simple if you’re thinking about getting into this hobby  and getting a real gold detector, you just can’t go wrong for Gold Bug 2!

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Gold Canyon, Arizona

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