Whites Gold Master GMTPrice: $800
Based on 23 reviews
Avg. Durability: 3.57
Avg. Ease of use: 3.43
At 100 hours I thought I knew it all, how wrong I was. There is no substitute for practice and your ability will just get better and better as you notch up the hours. As a beginner, just follow the "how to use book" then move on with your own experimenting from there. Read all the reviews, there will be many you can pick-up helpful hints from. Eventually, you and your gmt will blend together as one. Good luck. Chris.
Chris from Qld australia
Just about right
I see where people buy a metal detector and then they are upset because they didn't find the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine on the second day out. Folks, that's like buying a guitar and wondering why you don't have a gold record on MTV. Nothing takes the place of practice. I can't stress say that enough - so I'll say it again: NOTHING takes the place of practice. Get it? Learn your machine inside out BEFORE you go out prospecting.
Another problem I see reading these reviews is that some people can't seem to figure out how to use the GMT (or whatever they bought). You know, that's where the value of buying from a local dealer really shines. Yeah, I know, you might save $10 and get a 'free' gold huter's coin pouch (read; junk that you'll never use) from that mail order house - but if you need some training on how to operate your MD, a telephone session to that on-line dealer ain't nearly as good as some one-to-one hands on time with your local dealer.
OK back to the GMT. IF I was relic hunting, I would probably look at something else. But I am gold prospecting (only) and it was a toss up between the Fisher Gold Bug II and the Whites GMT. The Fisher has a smidge more depth and the Whites has a touch more sensitivity. Neither of those two was a deal breaker. I went with the Whites because I liked the 'follow the paystreak' display feature and when it's all said and done, I made the right choice for me. That doesn't mean that it is the right choice for you, so do your homework first.
All said and done that GMT is a great little machine at a fair price. Take the time to learn your GMT and you'll be glad you did when you start finding nuggets. They are out there and people are finding them with the GMT (and other machines too) I just like my GMT. I would buy the GMT again without hesitation.
Ashton Page from Sunny Portland Oregon ; )
Marc from Anaconda Mt.
Only way to go
eems strange it get's alot of use here in Az 3 Points outside Tucson is where I work mine the most.Only one that gets the job done I have 9 rigs.
Ken from Tucson,Az
GMT is awesome!
Some users stick with the stock 6x10 DD coil but in my testing the 4x6" has it's place. The 4x6" is spectacular in seperating items and runs a smoother threshhold. In laying down test samples 2.5" apart in size 1gr,4gr,1/2g,1dwt,1/4oz it goes zip five times each swing.. Try that with anything else out there and get back to me :)
If the ground allows for it you can turn the 6x10" all the way up and go for everything above about 1/2g another 2" deeper. 1/4oz nugget at about 12" in air tests. It still picks up the small stuff just not quite as good as the 4x6" in on the ground tests. Haven't tried the larger Sierra coil to know how it behaves..
It's said GMT is about as good on sub-grain sized gold as the GBII. Not much into sub-grain stuff but mine for sure does 1gr at 3" with audio boost.
Kevin from Sacramento, CA USA
William from Joseph, Oregon
HAVE TO BUY NEW CIOL JUST FOR LOOP CABLE
DAVE BREITWEISER from LAKE HAVASU AZ
GMT Rocks on tailings
Cooter from Mother Lode
Simple and effective, yet refined
Richard from Reno, NV
Easiest to learn
Steve from Oregon