My name is Mike Bearden and I live in north Alabama. I have been metal detecting since 1969.
I have used just about every brand of metal detector offered to the public in the last 30 odd years and really enjoy metal detecting and field testing different product lines.
Kellyco sent the new Teknetics Gamma 6000 to me to see how well it will perform in my area which is heavily saturated with iron ore and red clay.
I live in the middle of the iron ore belt that stretches from 150 miles north of my home and on down below Birmingham, Alabama.
This ground has proven to be very tough [...]
Purpose : I conducted a field test to evaluate the operation, functionality and capability of this detector in a variety of environments and conditions, running all tests from the viewpoint of the new detectorist.
Method : I first read over the user manual and operate the machine in a sterile environment to familiarize myself with the controls and operation. I then research the machine via the Internet and speak to the manufactures’ technical representatives on any specific questions so as to further and deepen my understanding of the detector in order to give it the fairest evaluation possible. Finally, I conduct independent tests as [...]