Whites Surfmaster/Lytle Creek area

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New member here seeking advice. I'm a diver and was looking at the Surf PI Dual Field by Whites as I wanted something for diving and also for beach/ gold nugget hunting. I am concerned that this unit could/would drive me crazy! I had a Whites 30 years ago and the, whats the term, "non-discrimination" aspect of it had me digging everything. Is there a waterproof(to 100 ft.) unit by anyone that also discriminates really well so that when you use it on land you can avoid a lot of junk?

Going to Lytle Creek this coming weekend to pan a little, hike etc. Any tips on areas of THAT area to collect/classify and pan(until I purchase a detector)? Been out of the "SPORT" for a long time and looking for an "all around" detector although I realize that there are detectors made specifically for nuggets, relics, etc. Thanks

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  • 3 weeks later...

If you are talking about Lytle Creek in Cajon Pass, the best bet is to drive to the end of middle fork rd and hike at least a half mile upstream. I have done well with a sluice box up in there, but anywhere east of the end of the road is just not worth it. As for an underwater detector, try looking into the minelab excalibur II. Hope this helps.

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