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A Gold Detector Sitting in a Closet Only Finds Dust—More Detector Tips

The diverse minerals, salts, and moisture, plus any halo effect, and old-timer trash, especially decomposing iron artifacts, are often found in any dry placer gold field and can really mask the “penetration powers” of a detector.

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