Metal Detector Used: GMT
White's GMT – You Won't Leave Any Gold Behind!
I have had my GMT for about 4 years. I got pretty good with it and could find nuggets of about ½ grain. But I had heard it would find even smaller. So this past summer I called Jimmy Sierra and discussed my technique and settings. He gave me some pointers and immediately I found a couple of .2 grain nuggets. My prospecting partner, seeing the success I was having, gave up working with her Tesoro and bought a GMT. She too quickly became proficient.
Recently I was out with my 75 year old father, working an area I had pulled several small nuggets from and we came up with 11 nuggets, plus a little color while dry washing earlier that morning. The GMT is remarkable; it pulled a signal on one nugget that is less than 1/10 grain. So small is this nugget that I can't even get it to register on my digital scale, even when I add it with another larger nugget on the scale. I can weigh .2 grains, and even have one that varies between .1 and .2 grains when I place it on the scale with another nugget, but this one is tiny. In the photo of the 11 nuggets and dry wash color you can see the sub 1/10 grainer between the 1 gram nugget and the nickel.
During this summer and fall, in the San Bernardino Mountains of southern California, my prospecting partner and I, plus the one trip with my Dad, managed to pull out well over 50 nuggets from sub 1/10 grain up to a gram in size, all with the GMT. Many are in the attached photos. Some might not get excited about such small nuggets and some would not even call these nuggets; but as far as I am concerned any gold is exciting, and I know with my GMT I am not leaving any behind. Oh, the settings? Gain of 7, SAT of 7, Audio boost on, and you won't miss a thing!
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