In this short demonstration video, we check the response of the Garrett ATX with it’s stock DD searchcoil on tiny gold nuggets in highly mineralized Australian ironstone clay/gravel which is typically encountered in our goldfields. The advantage that the ATX provides to Aussie prospectors over current PI machines is the ability to detect very low conductive, sub-gram nuggets with a DD coil. Most prospectors will be utilizing monoloop coils for their sensitivity on small gold, the penalty is that in hot and variable ground, the monoloop will experience unstable and variable thresholds to the point where it may become unusable. With the ATX stock DD, you now get stable operation in very hot ground on sub-gram gold. All this with a single setting (no complex switch settings) and the option of two modes of operation: Motion, and Non-Motion.
Experienced prospectors will know that a test bed cannot fully replicate actual field conditions, such as varying mineralization, soil moisture content, soil air voids, ambient noise, ambient temperature, threshold settings, coil swing technique and the fact that the gold has been in the ground for many millions of years – but this test bed demonstration will serve to illustrate the usefulness of the ATX with the standard DD coil in adverse environments. The ATX is no re-badged Infinium or Recon-pro, it is new technology that provides a real advantage on small gold in hot ground. This comes with no sacrifice to the ability to detect large nuggets at depth. We hope you enjoy this short demonstration and find it informative. More ATX goldfields videos to follow soon! Happy Prospecting! Warren and Colleen. www.garrettaustralia.com.au www.garrett.com