I started buying a metal detector to have something to do during the part of the year when it’s too cold to be in the water and now it’s my favourite way to prospect.
I’ve ended up accumulating three:
- A Garrett AT Gold which I use mostly for coin shooting
- A Minelab GPX 4500 that I use for general purpose nugget-hunting
- A Minelab SDC 2300 that I use in shallow deposits or when looking for small gold.
I love the 2300 because it’s just so easy to use, turn on and go. I dislike the fact that the speaker is next to useless when it’s loud outside, such as when working creeks, but with headphones it’s dynamite, and so portable.