Join us in the spectacular Sierra Nevadas of California as we try our hand at underwater detecting with ATX and AT Gold metal detectors in the Feather River Canyon. No nuggets came to light on this occasion but we got some nice California gold in the pan and enjoyed the cameraderie of like-minded prospectors. A big thank you to Joey Wilson, Adventures in Prospecting of Oroville, CA, for organizing this great adventure. Also thanks to Steve Moore from Garrett, and Recce Muru of Garrett Australia for his great camera work.
During our visit to the Garrett Metal Detectors Production Facility in Garland, Texas, we next spoke to Garrett’s Senior Design Engineer, Brent Weaver. Brent is responsible for the design and development of the AT series of detectors, the AT Pro, AT Gold and ATX. Brent outlines the extensive field testing that was undertaken in Australia with the ATX as part of the engineering design process, and also discusses and explains the limitations of single-pulse detectors as opposed to high-end multiple-pulse machines.