You have truly developed a tool for the serious treasure hunter
Over the years I have used several models of Garrett detectors and am currently using an Infinium LS, a very powerful and versatile detector I employ for gold prospecting when in Nevada and use underwater here locally. Other detectors owned and used by me are the Troy Shadow X-5, White's 5900 and 6000 along with the White's Spectrum and DFX, a Fisher 1235X, Minelab Sovereign XS, Minelab X-Terra 705 and even a DEEPERS MF-2008-B. One of my best gold nuggets was a 1.57 Troy Ounce Nevada nugget found with the Minelab X-Terra 705 two summers ago.
I recently completed a trip to Spain to visit with my wife's family and to take in a little treasure hunting hoping to hit a few local hot spots with my nephew. I leave a Troy Shadow X-5 in Spain with a digging tool so I don't have to transport the detector on the plane. My nephew had recently purchased a Nokta Gold Sense, a detector I had never heard of and was anxious to try his hand at metal detecting on a Sunday afternoon.
The first day out it was apparent that my detector was malfunctioning and on top of that my favorite spot to metal detect was now a construction site. I found one small worn medieval coin a few hundred yards from the site and my nephew didn't find anything. My nephew had to work during the week and encouraged me to take his new Nokta Gold Sense out to detect. I packed a sleeping bag, some food and water into my rental car and headed towards a small village south of Madrid. The village of Ocana about 4 hours from Zaragoza is well known to every treasure hunter in Spain and has been detected extensively for over 30 years but always manages to yield more treasure.
After a short period of adjusting the detector and choosing to hunt with iron eliminated, I began sweeping the coil and within a few feet of the car got my first signal. The signal was loud and turned out to be a round musket bullet from the war between Spain and Napoleon's forces. The bullet was so deep I almost stopped digging for it as the soil in Ocana this time of year is sunbaked and hard like adobe. Luckily I had a long handled digging tool and after much digging and sweating was able to recover the bullet at around 14 inches in the ground. The rest of the day was a repeat of the same thing, targets so deep I was exhausted from digging but the detector was picking this stuff up that had been out of reach of the other detectors. At the end of the day tired and exhausted but ever so happy, I had recovered several more bullets, bronze and silver Roman coins, Roman relics, Celtic-Iberian relics, medieval coins and several copper and two silver cobs from the 1600's and the usual assortment of buttons, buckles and thimbles and a very neat little lead votive offering from the Celtic-Iberian times that was a full 2 feet in the ground and took me over an hour to recover. All were found in an area that had been hit hard over the years with other metal detectors and all were deep, much deeper than I was used to finding metal in this area and I had personally went over it over the years with White's, Garrett, Fisher and even a Minelab Sovereign with an 18 inch WOT coil. Hands down the Nokta out performed every detector I have ever used in Spain and this with just a short time to learn how to use the Nokta Gold Sense detector. It was a pleasure to use the Nokta Gold Sense without the constant hum of a threshold in the earphones and all signals were sharp enough and strong enough indicating a positive signal even at the great depth where they were located.
That night, I ate a can of tuna packed in olive oil with a piece of good Spanish bread and a couple of tree ripened apricots, drank some water and after having smoked a smooth cigar placed my sleeping bag along a hedgerow in a thick mat of dried grass and while looking up at the stars drifted off to a peaceful night's sleep. After waking up and heading into the village for some hot coffee with steamed milk and a fist full of churros for breakfast it was off to repeat another morning of successful treasure hunting.
I knocked off about noon and headed back to Zaragoza to return my nephew's Nokta Gold Sense and for a couple of days visiting the rest of the family before heading back to the United States. The trip was by no means long enough for me and in my mind I have already mapped out other places the visit with the detector next time around. Places that are considered to be well looked over that I know will produce even more good finds at those increased depths made possible by the Nokta Gold Sense.
I guess my next move is to order a Nokta Gold Sense from Kellyco here in the United States with the optional smaller coil and car charger for detecting Civil War sites, some old beaches on the Gulf Coast that give up some nice old silver after a good storm and will try using the Nokta Gold Sense in the Nevada Black Rock Desert area for gold nuggets sometime late this fall or early winter. I am looking forward to another trip to Spain and in realizing the full potential of this unique metal detector. Thanks for a great product and for making meaningful progress in the area of metal detecting when so many other domestic metal detector manufacturers tend to stay in the same old rut. You have truly developed a tool for the serious treasure hunter.