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Thats a great detector, found my first 8-10 oz's with one, if the ground gets too bad, go in to Alkaline mode, Mine would pick up rice grain size nuggets no problem. in very, very bad soil. Grubstake

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Cool... Heard a lot of good stuff about it. I just got it and have only been out 3 times with it.... I defiantly know what lead sounds like, is their a certain sound gold makes? It seems to give faint sounds ALL the time as I swing, even after ground balance. Most of the times it seems a single rock is making it go off. My solution is to flip it into disc mode with disc set at 3-5 and see if it still goes off, if not I assume it's a,hot rock or something. Is that a good idea?

Thanks for your help!

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You could hunt in Disc. if it was set to around 1 1/2 or 2 anything higher and your going to miss gold, but its a factory set ground balance when in Disc. Better to hunt in all metal and dig it all. Grubstake

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Yup the LST is a good VLF and I also found many a nugget with one years ago as well as it's earlier cousin the Lobo. It will however track out some small nuggets and meteorites if you swing over them too many times when checking a target. If a small target seems to vanish reset the tracking swinging over another area then go back to locate the small target again.....

That is the only drawback and have fun!

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All metal, sensitivity at 8. Re-groundbalance every 10-minutes in hot ground so that the auto-tracking doesn't decrease your depth. A lead bullet sounds exactly like a nugget. Listen hard for whisper breaks in the threshold and don't be afraid to swing it with some speed..

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A whisper break? I get all sort of hums and faint low tones when I'm swinging , so I turn down the threshold until i can't barely hear it... Is that right? :-) just not sure what im listening to... Other than the unmistakable zipp, but I know if ifs deep, it's not gonna zipp zipp on me I don't think.

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I use a LST exclusively right now. I would echo what these guys have said. All metal mode, sensitivity high, coil flat on the ground. The signal of lead and gold are very similar. Way shorter of a sound wave than ferrous targets. I keep my disc. on 4.5, and then when I hear a signal that is like two sharp tones close together I throw the disc. on and if it is a boot tack or small nail. It should disappear or be a broken tone. Dig all faint sharp targets. If you diggin #8 shot your hearing it right...Good Luck!!! Happy Hunting!!!

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A whisper break? I get all sort of hums and faint low tones when I'm swinging , so I turn down the threshold until i can't barely hear it... Is that right? :-) just not sure what im listening to... Other than the unmistakable zipp, but I know if ifs deep, it's not gonna zipp zipp on me I don't think.

It takes time on the headphones, I would say between 50-100 hours, to distinguish breaks in the threshold that could be a target, or may just be a change in soil mineralization or EMI noise. "Whisper" breaks in the threshold - which should always be just barely audible, like a mosquito humming in your ear - are repeatable targets that just barely make a positive break, or sound. "Negative" breaks, like you get on "cold" rocks, are when the threshold goes momentarly silent over a target. This can be a deep target, or a change in soil density and mineralization. I never hunt with discrimination in gold country. Even minimal discrimination of 4, can cause you to lose a half-inch to an inch in soils like out by Stanton. Good Luck!

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Hi guys, I have a lobo also that I got for meteorite hunting and found the auto ground balance balances out chondrites but it works killer on irons. What headphones do you recommend for the lobo?

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Simple, solid and dependable.

Good advice from all the guys.

I will expand a bit on what Bill posted. Do not linger over small signals. A common mistake as your learning. A trick I use is when getting a signal like that I put down a marker. Stateside I used the little red telephone flags. After working the grid go back to to them. Still important not to linger. Of course if you are working near a scallywag they might get to your flags first.

As far as "deep" nuggets. Terry is correct about the hours needed to learn the tones. Like an instrument it is the difference between a whole note--sharp note or flat note.

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Hi guys, I have a lobo also that I got for meteorite hunting and found the auto ground balance balances out chondrites but it works killer on irons. What headphones do you recommend for the lobo?

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There are going to be a lot of different opinions on this subject (sort of like, "How do you like your eggs?"), but for me the bottom line is COMFORT. I use a $30.00 pair of Wally World headphones, because they are more comfortable after six-hours than my $150.00 set. Sound quality really doesn't matter as much as cord length and duability.

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Luv my TLST but the new Gold Bug Pro is REALLY kicking butt here in N kali. I much prefer the CalRad stereo/mono dual volume adjusting headphones as pretty cheap and work on all my machines,15-135B for winter and sh-806 rv for summer as smaller ear cups for air circulation and rattler detection too. Both of them are over 28 years old and still made and sold by Whites/Tesoro and many others too for under $40----tons a au 2 u 2 -John

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