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Differences in the GoldMaster V/SAT & GMT


LunarMan

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Hi guys,

I posted this on the “Meteorite Hunting and Collecting Forum” list and realized that maybe I should have placed it here first.

I would greatly appreciate any help.

Thank You,

Dave (LunarMan)

Good afternoon Everyone,

I’d like to start off first by letting Jim (Paleface) know he is being thought of and I wish him all the best and a speedy recovery.

Although I haven’t been actively participating with the forum, I have been checking in here and there. Hopefully the future will provide me with more of an opportunity to get out and do some shooting….

Anyhoo, I have the opportunity to purchase a Whites “Goldmaster V/SAT” that is basically in brand new condition and need some help and opinions. When first looking into and for a machine, the V/SAT was one of the first machines I wanted. It was no longer being manufactured, but I found so many people that loved that machine and read so many good reviews, I tried to find a good used one. I couldn’t at the time, so I purchased a Goldmaster GMT. When it comes time to go shooting, I would like to have an extra machine both for myself and anyone who may be accompanying me.

In a nutshell I want to know what the differences are between the V/SAT & the GMT? Is the GMT in manual mode the same as the V/SAT? What do you think it’s worth? It’s a 1995 model, and I am really trying to find people who have a good amount of experience with the V/SAT and GMT machines or at least with the V/SAT. It would be very helpful to get some feedback regarding it’s general function, overall feelings about how good a machine it is, opinions on it’s short-comings, suggestions on how to get the most of it, etc.

Also, the V/SAT like the GMT will be used for both Meteorites and Nugget shooting.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you and best regards,

Lunar Man (Dave)

p.s: My dog ate my list of coordinates for Glorieta, would everyone please send me theirs :laught16:

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They are basically the same when using the GMT in manual ground balance.

A vsat is worth somewhere around $200 to $250.

Hi guys,

I posted this on the “Meteorite Hunting and Collecting Forum” list and realized that maybe I should have placed it here first.

I would greatly appreciate any help.

Thank You,

Dave (LunarMan)

Good afternoon Everyone,

I’d like to start off first by letting Jim (Paleface) know he is being thought of and I wish him all the best and a speedy recovery.

Although I haven’t been actively participating with the forum, I have been checking in here and there. Hopefully the future will provide me with more of an opportunity to get out and do some shooting….

Anyhoo, I have the opportunity to purchase a Whites “Goldmaster V/SAT” that is basically in brand new condition and need some help and opinions. When first looking into and for a machine, the V/SAT was one of the first machines I wanted. It was no longer being manufactured, but I found so many people that loved that machine and read so many good reviews, I tried to find a good used one. I couldn’t at the time, so I purchased a Goldmaster GMT. When it comes time to go shooting, I would like to have an extra machine both for myself and anyone who may be accompanying me.

In a nutshell I want to know what the differences are between the V/SAT & the GMT? Is the GMT in manual mode the same as the V/SAT? What do you think it’s worth? It’s a 1995 model, and I am really trying to find people who have a good amount of experience with the V/SAT and GMT machines or at least with the V/SAT. It would be very helpful to get some feedback regarding it’s general function, overall feelings about how good a machine it is, opinions on it’s short-comings, suggestions on how to get the most of it, etc.

Also, the V/SAT like the GMT will be used for both Meteorites and Nugget shooting.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you and best regards,

Lunar Man (Dave)

p.s: My dog ate my list of coordinates for Glorieta, would everyone please send me theirs :laught16:

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[Lunar Man I have both of the machines you are talking about and I think you have a great backup machine. I us it for my meteorite machine as I can take it off the wand and wear it around my neck. Only difference is you need to learn to balance VSAT. Locatorman

Hi guys,

I posted this on the “Meteorite Hunting and Collecting Forum” list and realized that maybe I should have placed it here first.

I would greatly appreciate any help.

Thank You,

Dave (LunarMan)

Good afternoon Everyone,

I’d like to start off first by letting Jim (Paleface) know he is being thought of and I wish him all the best and a speedy recovery.

Although I haven’t been actively participating with the forum, I have been checking in here and there. Hopefully the future will provide me with more of an opportunity to get out and do some shooting….

Anyhoo, I have the opportunity to purchase a Whites “Goldmaster V/SAT” that is basically in brand new condition and need some help and opinions. When first looking into and for a machine, the V/SAT was one of the first machines I wanted. It was no longer being manufactured, but I found so many people that loved that machine and read so many good reviews, I tried to find a good used one. I couldn’t at the time, so I purchased a Goldmaster GMT. When it comes time to go shooting, I would like to have an extra machine both for myself and anyone who may be accompanying me.

In a nutshell I want to know what the differences are between the V/SAT & the GMT? Is the GMT in manual mode the same as the V/SAT? What do you think it’s worth? It’s a 1995 model, and I am really trying to find people who have a good amount of experience with the V/SAT and GMT machines or at least with the V/SAT. It would be very helpful to get some feedback regarding it’s general function, overall feelings about how good a machine it is, opinions on it’s short-comings, suggestions on how to get the most of it, etc.

Also, the V/SAT like the GMT will be used for both Meteorites and Nugget shooting.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you and best regards,

Lunar Man (Dave)

p.s: My dog ate my list of coordinates for Glorieta, would everyone please send me theirs :laught16:

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Thanks Locatorman & Snakejim,

Being able to dismount the box from the pole is one of the reasons I was interested in the V/SAT. From the many reviews I've read, it's really saves the arm after 8-12 of swinging...... How would you compare it to the GMT for chasing gold nuggets?

Does anyone think $350 is unreasonable? It seems high, but this thing is literally like brand-new and about half the price for a new GMT.

Cheers,

LunarMan (Dave)

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When I had the prospecting shop in Wickenburg 9 years ago, I used to buy VSATs for $125 to $150 and resell them for $200...I think $350 is way out of whack, IMHO..You could get a GM3 for less than that....Keep looking and you'll find one more in line with value..Cheers, Unc

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