ddreg Posted December 29, 2009 Report Share Posted December 29, 2009 Hello All,I have no experiance in metal detecting. My friend bought himself a GTI 2500 and told me to go hunting with him. I think he is interested in relic hunting in old ghost towns. So I started doing some research on metal detectors then came acoss the Spectra V3 and I thought that that was the ultimate metal detector. I asked my friend about it and he though the $1500 was on the expensive side (not for the V3 it self but for metal detectors in general), his GTI cost him around $800. So I asked him what some other good names were. In his list he mentioned Minelab. So I go and do some research on Minelab detectors and find the Minelab E-Trac. Now I think this must be the ultimate detector.So, as you can see, I'm the kind of guy that thinks I better start with the best. (even though I have zero experiance in this hobby). Anyway, my interest really was on hunting meteorites. I didn't really think gold. So while doing research on the Minelabs, I see they have a gold specific detector. And at first I thought $1500 was an expesive top of the line detector, now I come across this GPX-4500 at $4500 . Now I got gold fever. I've watched some of the videos of people finding the nuggets and they are kind of tiny. Seems a bit of a let down.So, finally to my question:Do you guys hunt primaraly to collect the gold? or to make money? How long did it take to pay off the detector? How much do you guys find in a day? How often do you go home empty handed? I'm in Salt Lake City, Utah. Do you know how well people do in this area? How well will the GPX-4500 work when going relic hunting with my friend? How well will it do meteorite hunting?Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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