Buyer Beware! Counterfeit Metal Detectors
August 2013 by Chris RalphWhen I was recently in West Africa, I got to see and play with my first, phony, Chinese knock-off metal detector.
Looking for nugget laden bedrock in forested mountain regions, you first need to explore the banks of the gold-bearing streams and look for the bedrock that is exposed as this is your starting point.
The first pieces found were in a spot that most gold hunters would not even detect, right in the middle of a downslope meadow.
Just three weeks ago one of our prospecting team members decided to go back to this location on his own. He had a new detector and wanted to try it out some.
I figure there are a lot of new people out there who have the same question. I will try to give some answers that hopefully will give you more confidence in finding your own spots.
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