Garrett ATX in Australia: Using the Discrimination Feature.

A short explanation of the Discrimination feature on the Garrett ATX, and how it will effect detection of low-conductivity targets at depth. Setting any level of discrimination advances the time delay that the detector will read the return pulse from a detected target. The return pulse on small, low conductive targets (such as small gold nuggets) quickly decays and setting any discrimination may result on the loss of detection of these targets. We hope you find this short video informative, and look forward to bringing you goldfields prospecting videos in the coming months. Happy Fossicking! Warren and Colleen.

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New Garrett ATX – All Terrain Extreme Pulse Induction.

ATX logogarrettmirrorWe were privileged to be involved with the Garrett team field testing the new ATX Pulse Induction metal detector in Australia.

This is a fantastic new piece of kit – built to military specifications (note that it is not the AML-1000, it just utilises the same casing).  It has been tested and tuned  in Australia by the Garrett Engineers, with particular attention to smooth performance in highly mineralized Aussie soils that we typically encounter in our goldfields.

The unique new design of the stock DD provides a really sensitive ‘hot spot’ on the coil for detecting very small gold. All in all a very rugged, quality build that will be great in our goldfields – particularly with the larger 20″ monoloop coil which can cover a lot of ground when prospecting. The unit is well-balanced even with the big coil – it comes with a bungee sling so is very easy to swing.
The ATX is fully waterproof so keep detecting when it is raining – and economical to operate with the 8 AA batteries. It has a built-in speaker or you can use the headphones if you so desire. There will be more videos of the ATX coming soon with further details.

Happy Prospecting Everyone!

Warren and Colleen.

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Metal Detecting & Gold Cradling III: Goldfields Relics: Garrett AT Pro

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Cradling For Gold: 1870s Pattern Rocker Box.

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Australian Gold Detecting: 2.4 Gram Gold Nugget: Garrett AT Pro: Garrett Infinium.

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Metal Detecting & Gold Prospecting Australian Goldfields Ghost Town. Land Rover Defender.

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