Garrett Infinium LSPrice: $1200
Based on 42 reviews
Avg. Durability: 3.60
Avg. Ease of use: 3.60
Infinium Handy Hints
Here are some handy hints by Adrian SS from the Garrett Infinium Prospector Network Forum.
MAKE SURE THE DISCRIMINATION CONTROL IS AT ZERO BEFORE YOU GROUND BALANCE.
Adjusting the disc control above zero may help quiet some ground noise in the gold fields, but setting it above position 3 will reduce response to gold by about 50% at a rough guess which will all but kill your chances of finding small gold between 0.3 and 1 or 2gms.
When you start getting some ground noise, re balance over that spot (MAKE SURE DISC IS AT ZERO BEFORE GB,ing) as best you can and also, switch to slow or fast track settings as necessary.
The discrimination control is normally used to get a rough idea of what type of metal you may have detected when searching the beaches or parks etc; When you get a signal, keep scanning the target and gradually turn the disc control up until the signal goes quiet or just changes from HI/LO to LO/HI or visa versa and note the position of the disc control at this point. By experimenting with various targets both in the ground and as a bench test and by learning the signal drop out or tone change point of your favorite target types you can now use the disc control to help identify these targets.
The best way to identify natural gold from iron in gold field conditions is to DIG ALL SIGNALS that are HI/LO or LO/HI in normal mode that REMAIN OR CHANGE TO HI/LO in Rev Disc at a REDUCED signal level or that disappear completely.
You will find that the signal from most small nuggets and large deep nuggets will disappear in rev disc; It is when you are getting close to them that the signal in REV DISC from gold will be heard as a HI/LO tone which is why you have to dig these reduced level tones; They may not always be gold but it is better to be sure than to leave a nice nugget in the ground.
You will find that the signal from rusty tin lids and some rusty nails will disappear in REV DISC but when you get close, the signal from these items will be LO/Hi....YOU WILL NOT GET A LO/HI FROM NATURAL GOLD IN REV DISC.
Gold finder from Australia
Some things are just too danged good!
The first thing I found in the first hole Was a Large metal Clip. It was down maybe only an inch. It had been a while since I detected anything so I almost forgot to double check my self. I just took a second swipe and still had a small sound to the hole so I started my double check. I scooped everything into my plastic scoop. Gee it was in there. I figured it must be a small nail or maybe a screw from the clip. Well it turned out to be a rock. I spit on it. Sorry I do not stick lawn dirt in my mouth as I have several dogs and cats. The rock felt a little heavy and it started to show some white quartz. OK this is different. So later on it turns out to have a fine very fine line of color thru it. I am saving it for now.
Next day out I found a large chunk of what later turned out to be lead. It had a funny white coating on it though. OK it was big weighed at least an oz. It was about 1 in x.5in.x.25in it did start to show some shiny surface after I scrubbed off one end of it. Yep lead. must have been from a bullet. I had not searched more than a couple of feet from where I was until it screamed at me again. I search and dumped it on the ground twice. I then started using from hand to hand. It got down to the size of a number 6 bird shot. Yes that is exactly what it was. I have even found some areas of black sand and maybe a few flakes. Still no big nuggies but what the heck it has only been three weeks.
This is fun folks. Good luck to all. I would not trade mine. 73
Drayegon from Northern California
James from Garden Grove, CA
I am pretty happy with my machines performance at the beach; It consistently locates Aussie 5 cent coins at better than 15 inches in the wet sand while using the 10x14 DD. These coins weigh around 3 grams and are about 0.05ins thick x 1/2ins diam.
One thing to be sure of when ground balancing the Infinium is that the DISCRIMINATION IS AT ZERO, and AFTER GBing the disc control can be moved up to around the 2 position if necessary to reduce the effects of the salt.If it set higher than 3 you will loose sensativity to gold.
Goldfinder from Australia
18 inch mono/ Phantom No voter?
I wonder who the gutless wonder is who keeps saying no to these reviews but won't say what he/she doesn't agree with. Come forward turkey and say your piece.
Goldfinder from Australia
Garrett Infinium LS
I would not recommend this unit for a first time user. If you are going to buy this machine join some forums and read read read.
Scrooge from Florida
Gold in Iron ore
What I have found though is that this machine is a brain snapper in highly iron mineralised ground, and no kidding folks, this thing can find gold nuggets inside solid iron ore; Show me a VLF that can do that!
Sure the Infinium works great at the beach but there are plenty of PI detectors that do that but only a couple that will find gold in iron mineralised ground, so if it's gold you want and your ground is highly mineralised then give the Infinium a go because you won't get anything better for the price.
Gold Finder from Australia
Great Pulse Detector!!!
Indasurf from N. East Coast , USA
Infinium L S Best All Rounder
It outperforms all but the best Minelab P I,s
and one or two high frequency VLF units that are designed to find tiny bits of gold within a couple of inches of the surface. If you want to find gold and can not afford the way over priced Minelabs, then get an Infinium, it will work pretty much anywhere.
Gold Finder from Australia
The Infinium....plusses & minusses!
Pennyweight from Victoria, Australia