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SEF 10 x 12 vs SEF 8×6 vs Coiltek Wot Metal Detector Coils

By James Cross

Let me share some thoughts on the SEF and Wot coils when used with my Minelab Etrac and Explorer metal detectors. SEF 10 x 12 Excelerator Coil Review I recently purchased the 10 x 12 SEF Excelerator Butterfly coil for my Minelab detectors. The day after receiving it, I decided to take it out to […]

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What Size Coil for Finding Gold Nuggets?

By James Cross

It is fun watching dvds of the pros metal detecting for gold nuggets with their high end setups and large assortment of coils. However, most hobbyist nugget shooters are not able to spend enough time in the gold fields to justify buying several ridiculously expensive coils to fit every possible scenario encountered and to learn […]

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Tips for Buying a Metal Detector

By James Cross

First off, I highly recommend that you should avoid the inexpensive detectors advertised as kids metal detectors. You get what you pay for. Expect to pay $150 for an entry level metal detector or you will most likely get discouraged by the poor performance of a cheap metal detector. Most major metal detector brands can […]

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Where to Go Gold Panning in California

By James Cross

Many gold prospectors like to guard their favorite gold panning locations like it was their life depended on keeping the location secret. I am all about enjoying this hobby and helping others get started. I know that competition can lead to less gold in the long run, but I really enjoy seeing newbies get excited. […]

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Is it Safe to Go in Old Mine Shafts?

By James Cross

If you spend much time in the gold fields, you are bound to encounter old abandoned mine shafts from the early gold rush days. Often, these mines contain interesting relics from the past and perhaps some pieces of gold bearing ore. Some outdoor adventure shows, prospecting dvds, and posts by some prospecting forum members attest […]

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