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#1

Leafs
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24 June 2021 08:52 pm

Will this work on the Victoria gold fields or just on the beaches ? Thanks Bob

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grubstake
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24 June 2021 09:17 pm

The Sea Hunter Mark II doesn't have any provision for ground-balancing, so it wouldn't cope at all well in the typically highly-mineralised goldfields areas. It's really only intended for beach/ocean usage, where Pulse Induction detectors have the great advantage of not being overwhelmed by the conductive salt water, which causes major problems for single-frequency VLF detectors.

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Last edited by grubstake (24 June 2021 09:18 pm)


Where it is, there it is.

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GMC
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26 July 2021 06:28 pm

Hi Bob,
I was involved in the design and field testing of the Infinium LS.
The first test was to sea how the Sea Hunter Mk 11 would perform in the high mineralised soils.
The site for testing is one that has extreme varying mineralised soil.
This is where any testing was done for different detectors.
The Sea Hunter Mk 11 was unable to handle this mineralised soil.
It could only detect a 5 gram nugget at one inch and it was struggling.
The coil had to be flat on the ground to receive any signal.
So the answer is, definitely not recommended for prospecting.
All the best,
Phil

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Leafs
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28 July 2021 07:31 pm

Thanks for the replay


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