WHITES GM-3


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Hello to Everyone, I hope some knoweledgable,experienced,detectorists can give me a little advice. I am TOTALLY new to detecting. Recently I acquired 2 brand new {don't know the year they were made} White Goldmaster-3 detectors from a guy who owed me some money. He said he had never used them,bought them new and parked them in his closet ever since. The manuals to them are gone and I am going to see if I can get one from the manufacturer.I did put batteries in them and turned them on and they started squealing like hell when I turned knobs, so I know they work.I live in Utah and would love to learn how to detect for gold and make a bunch of trips next door to Nevada. My questions are many,but mainly what are the pluses and minuses of the GM-3 ? Easy to learn how to use? Are alot of nugget hunters out there using them? Has alot of gold been found with them? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks...utahjoe49er Joe Lundy

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The GM3 is the most sensitive gold machine that White's ever made...Even more so than the GMT...They cut back on the sensitivity for the GM4 and the GMT according to what Dave Johnson, the creator of it and many other VLF's and Jimmy Sierra told me...I had one and got rid of it too quick--foolishly confusing Operator Error with bad beeper...I didn't understand the machine at the time and hated it...Now I wish I had it back...It's important that anyone getting into gold machines understands their equipment and learns how to run it...Now I think the perfect arsenal is whatever Minelab PI you can afford with backups including a GM3, VSAT or GM2, plus a GoldBug2.....And, of course, appropriate coils for all...Cheers, Yer Unc in the Dubyah

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Thanks Ron and Seb, Seb, my plan is to use one and my boy to use the other,but thanks for the offer. Ron,well more sensitive is a good thing it sounds like,right? I have seen some pics on this forum of some fabulous gold being found with Minelabs. I think what I will do is take the manual and take a short field trip to Nevada and try and learn how to run them. My boy,17,says "Yeah dad I can run this thing", but then again he has grown up and had a computer game in his hands for years.While the old man grew up in the stone age. A

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Thanks Ron and Seb, Seb, my plan is to use one and my boy to use the other,but thanks for the offer. Ron,well more sensitive is a good thing it sounds like,right? I have seen some pics on this forum of some fabulous gold being found with Minelabs. I think what I will do is take the manual and take a short field trip to Nevada and try and learn how to run them. My boy,17,says "Yeah dad I can run this thing", but then again he has grown up and had a computer game in his hands for years.While the old man grew up in the stone age. A

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Hit the wrong button, anyway I will see how it goes. Fall is coming so it will be cooler out in the sagebrush. One thing I'm wondering about off the top of my head is-this machine has an iron ID thing on it,should I trust that or as I read somewhere recently,dig all targets? Thanks for the advice... utahjoe49er Joe Lundy

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Hello Joe,

You will like the White's GM3. I've owned three of them over the years. It's a very sensitive VLF gold nugget detector. Back in the day it was one of the best. The unit will find very small gold, gold specimens and any other type of metal you are searching for. It will take some time to master the manual ground balance (coarse and fine), but I'm sure you and your Son will master it.

Feel free to always use this forum if you have questions or just want to chat.

Wishing you the best out there,

Rob Allison

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