Recently I traveled from France to Africa for the Holidays, and, although I didn’t go on this trip to go metal detecting specifically, I still took my XP DEUS along just in case. With the Holiday celebrations over and four days left before my return to France, a friend introduced me to a man who had been prospector for 7 years.
When I first met him I asked if anyone had ever hunted for gold with a metal detector around the miners villages in the area. I’m sure you can imagine I was very very excited when he said “No”! That’s when I showed him the XP DEUS metal detector I’d brought along and explained that the machine even had a new program that was recently developed to search for gold in the unique conditions of Africa and Australia.
He’d never seen anything like the DEUS before and, was actually interested in purchasing the machine from me; but wanted to see how it performed first. That’s when we decided to head out to one of the mining camps. After a 3 hour car ride, 30 minute canoe ride and a 1.5 hour motorcycle ride, we finally arrived at the mining camp.
After about an hour walk from the camp, we arrived at the first river bed which had almost no water in it due to it being the dry season at the time; an ideal season for metal detecting! My new friend said the biggest nugget found in the area was about 1.1 kg. It took me an hour or so, but, with the DEUS set at a sensitivity of 10 and a 95 ground effect I swept the coil over the ground. All of a sudden I heard a good sound that registered at an index of 88. After a bit of careful digging I pulled out a 5 gram gold nugget!
Needless to say I’m very satisfied with the DEUS and, honestly, I didn’t really expect it to be this good of a metal detector. In fact, I felt that it was a shame that this and many other finds happened at the end of my vacation. The DEUS was finding so many gold nuggets I was tempted to call my boss to say I was going to be gone longer! In any case, I’m already planning another trip back to the area; and my XP DEUS is coming along again for sure.