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Fisher F75 SE on deep silver dime

F75large-popUpeditHi everyone…here is the next in my ongoing series of metal detector tests on the same deep silver dime.  Up to bat is the Fisher F75 SE.  So far, this one knocks it out of the park as “best” at giving me a “DIG ME!” signal on the dime.  Like I’ve said before though, lots of variables to consider from ground moisture to undetectable RF noise.

Fisher CZ3D on a deep silver dime

Fisher CZ3D

So, my current mission to test all the metal detectors in my stable against a deep silver dime in my test garden continues.  Now…remember…variables is a key word here.  Meaning, time constraints won’t let me test all of the machines on the same day…and I have witnessed numerous times that the exact same metal detector can NOT get the dime one day and then (with identical settings) can get it the next.  The variables I’m talking about are ground moisture, “invisible” RF interference, etc….heck, it could even be moon phases, gov’t conspiracies and UFO’s for all I know.

So, this take this test for what it is…different detectors on the same targets but on different days.  Up to bat today is the venerable Fisher CZ3D.  The original CZ design is dual frequency and originally the brain child of Dave Johnson.  It has had many iterations since with the last being the 3D.  This is a design that goes back to the late 80’s/early 90’s!  Amazing that it still holds it own against the modern crop of metal detectors.

Ethics and the art of recovery

*reprinted with permission of First Texas Products*

ETHICS AND THE ART OF RECOVERY
First Texas Products takes pride in the industry we serve, and ask you to join us in observing and promoting ethical and legal detecting practices, and in supporting dealers and organizations that do the same.

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Fisher Gold Pan kit!

Do you have a case of “Yellow Fever”?  With gold prices consistently high, more and more people are out searching for that wondrous yellow metal.  Gold has always captured the imagination of mankind.  Read more about gold and its history HERE (link to wikipedia).  Fisher (of metal detecting fame) recently released several gold prospecting/panning kits.  Now, I’m first to admit it, I’m a TOTAL NOVICE when it comes to gold panning!  However, like most who first venture into prospecting, I’ve done a ton of research about how to “get started”.  Youtube can be a wonderful thing for learning panning techniques!  Below, you will find my review of Fisher’s new Gold Prospecting Kits and my experiences as a new guy trying to learn a new art… (Click “read more” to…well, read more!)

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  • October 8, 2011
  • Fisher

New Gold Prospecting book by Fisher’s Dave Johnson

Fisher and Teknetics Chief Designer Dave Johnson has written an AWESOME book on gold prospecting with a VLF metal detector!  Tons of great information for prospectors and potential prospectors…as well as folks who just want to “learn more” about metal detectors!   Special thanks to Dave Johnson and Mike Scott for allowing me to reprint the book in it’s entirety here on www.detectorstuff.com !

VISIT the brand new Teknetics website HERE!  http://www.tekneticst2.com/

*reprinted with permission of First Texas Products*
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Gold Prospecting
with a
VLF Metal Detector

Dave Johnson, Chief Designer
First Texas Products & Fisher Research Labs

This book explains how to use a VLF induction balance metal detector for gold prospecting. The author has nearly 30 years’ metal detector design engineering experience and has designed machines in every major metal detection technology category.

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9 Fisher to release new Gold Bug metal detector!

I just got my hands on a sales flyer for a new Gold Bug gold hunting metal detector from Fisher Labs.  Very, very interesting set of specs.!  One thing that definitely has my attention… 19 kHz frequency and the mention of relic hunting possibilities!  (think lead and brass!)…also check out the last item under “Controls and Features”…an optional 11” DD coil!  Could this be an awesome nugget buster and a monster relic machine?  Can’t wait to start hearing field reports!  Discuss in our FORUMS HERE

-Mark

Gold Bug

Gold Bug

  • October 7, 2009
  • Fisher