I had the opportunity yesterday to test the new VLF EDS Gold Catcher from DETECH .
Headed out to a spot that I knew, which had produced small nuggets in the past this area would also give me a good indication of how this new machine would handle our mineralization .
Chose to hunt with the 6" DD so I could poke around the reef. Balancing the machine is a relatively easy task.
A little chatter from the machine as we have come to expect from VLF. But I was pleasantly surprised with the smooth operation.
After picking up many small pieces of lead shot finally got a signal that was deeper than the top soil.
50 mm down and I extracted a nice little nugget of .76 gram.
The machine is very sensitive to small targets running at 28 kHz .
Will be spending more time with this machine in the next few weeks.
Stay tuned for pricing on this machine comes complete with rechargeable battery system , 6" & 10" round search coils.