Field Testing White's TDI Pro

By Goldsearch Australia

I don’t think I’d win any prizes for guessing that there are quite a few people in the detecting fraternity quietly wondering how the new pulse induction machine from White’s Electronics stacks up on the Australian goldfields. Well, after several weeks of testing, I have to say that the TDI Pro is the goods.

It was taken to a variety of places with varying ground types and it passed with flying colours. In fact I was amazed to see that in one particular area I never had to adjust the manual ground balance once during an entire day’s detecting, and that includes upon start up. Of course some places did require the occasional rebalance due to changing mineralisation and encountered one very bad area that forced me to rebalance every 10 to 15 minutes but considering the overall performance, this wasn’t an issue.

The areas where I tested the machine are ones I’m very familiar with having trialled numerous detectors on them over the years. I find this provides a rock-solid platform on which to gauge a new detector’s ability.

The full article can be found in the November 2010 issue of Gold Gem and Treasure. Subscribe now.

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