A Letter from Richard Walburn

Rangertell, I am so excited with the Rodette that I am speechless! At this point I have turned all of my efforts on to the Rodette for in-close field use. On two sites last week I knew this Rodette was working. Call it gut feeling, because at this point I am handling the site logistics for two recoveries.

Onsite historically the cache is about 270 pounds, I waited for technology that one day would do the impossible task. Your Rodette works and I am so excited!

Well now I am proud to say that I can throw all of this smart NERS field charts stuff away in the trash. Because the Rodette IS NOT AFFECTED BY ALL OF THIS CACHE NERS FIELD PROJECTION STUFF!

I still can’t believe after all these years that I have been saying this. I have preached so much about it naturally, because I use this energy as a tracking medium.

Over the years I had used a range of popular “E scopes”, “A rods”, MDFs even gutted the E scopes hooked up to an MFD the way Mr. M does. All responded the same for me in this rejection noble metal pollution environment with expert efficiency on the rejection energy only. You could choose “A to Z” for the same data which was a guaranteed falsely dug hole every time and every visit!

So naturally for a guy like me that has spent 25years at this, I was impressed to see that the Rodette was very different than the rest of the stuff on the Treasure Hunting Market that I was personally familiar with. I have tried just about everything out there except the units costing thousands and thousands of dollars that I just could not afford to test and trash when they didn’t work for me, as I had done over the years with other equipment.

These are massive caches! Not lost pocket change and rings on the beach. I am totally in disbelief of what this Rodette seems to be doing in the filed on REAL Treasure Cache Tests. I am pleasant slave to the Rodette now until I learn absolutely everything I can possibly learn about this unit’s performance on many test sites as well.

Rangertell, I thank you for what you have contributed to the Treasure Hunting Equipment. I have never said this before to any manufacturer of equipment.

I have been a diehard Treasure Hunter for 25 years. I made numerous discoveries. I put about $500,000 into the development of NERS and I couldn’t find the loot on the site except by encrypted coded waybills with a green suit at the end of the search.

Now I can find the exact point and I am so happy about that. The Rodette probe will end the search from the beginning to the end of the NERS study.

A long awaited experience.

Richard Walburn – California



I went back to Japan and I’ve done all my research in Philippines on my 8 day vacation. I checked and located all the prospect treasure sites that are on the maps and the Examiner T-G located and pinpointed them with 100 % accuracy. I worked with samples every site and know the Examiner works in Philippines geological conditions. I always used MFD mode to identify the directions of the targets in all sites that I researched and the depth and shape worked successfully. All the sites that I located are in flat area only. One site is in the hill where the target is buried in bedrock.

The first thing I did was go to the sites that were detected 2-3 years ago with my German partner using his two new LRLs. I set the MFD mode each time but those sites that are in the maps that my German partner detected missed the true target. I think those LRLs only pinpoint the target reflection because the Examiner TG pinpointed at more or less 30 meter from the more expensive LRLs located spot. As we checked the maps we realized the Examiner had pinpointed them accurately with no mistake.

I located 10 spots of treasure target using my Examiner and it gave me successful and excellent results re the targets. The Examiner pointed directly to the true target. I didn’t encounter any target ring (which causes inaccuracy) and I always eliminated micro gold by pressing the xxxxx key.

Comparing it to the two LRLs used before in those sites, they always got lock on the target reflection and depth ring of target that only mimic the true target. The Examiner got lock only when I passed the target, and when I walked passed the NS-EW line. It only locked on 90 degrees and I always got the best and sharpest lock. Climatic conditions during my research were wet and rainy with no sunshine at all.
I checked all other sites that we detected before i.e. less than ten spots using the LRLs and the Examiner TG gave no response lock on any of these sites, I used all gold frequencies on those sites and found there was nothing there. The signals were only false that those LRLs located. We spent a lot of money drilling those sites only to find there was nothing.

Another site I located is in the flat area. Soil condition is sandy loam. This site is not in our map. My friend’s niece, husband and father dug a trash hole 5ft. deep and found 1 treasure chest box/rectangular shape small and tied up with chain and padlock. He didn’t open that box but buried it again in the same hole. After 30 or more years we searched for that box using the two LRLs again.

They located the depth ring and target reflections with 2-3 meters away from where the Examiner pointed. The Examiner locator gave the exact 5 feet depth measurement with a sharp lock. When I entered 6 and 7 feet it gave me no lock, So Examiner is so accurate I prepared an excavation contract and will be bound for retrieval on October this year. I will give you all recovery result when that time comes. I ran out of time when I checked that site as the next day was my departure day. I wasn’t able to operate this time.

(You can use my field test result and research/ info on your website. You can also edit any word to make my English better.)

Japanese Treasure Hunter

We eventually heard back from the treasurehunter. He found a box in exactly the spot detected by the Examiner and at last report was still working on the contents. Rangertell

Dear Sir,

I have the examiner since last year and I have spent hundreds of hours practicing in the field. I have asked friends to bury different objects made of gold and I always find the exact spot, depth and weight (down to 1 or 2 grams).

I’m amazed at how accurate the distance, depth and weight functions are: If you go 2-3 grams over the weight of the target you lose response completely. Experimenting with the depth parameters I found out that even using xxx1.2or xxx1.3 etc. it works fine, so when you are digging you know you are on the right spot.

I have tracked down and dug up many targets in depths 1to 2feet that were giving weights from 100grams to 6000grams (always using xxx over the target) at the gold frequency xxxxx. Holding a piece of gold in the same hand with the examiner eliminates some of the small unwanted targets.

One more thing; Two months ago I picked up a very strong signal 30kilometers away, using my GPS and the Examiner I went to the approximate area and picket up several targets. Each one of these targets was strong at one moment then losing gradually strength disappearing and then gaining strength again and so on. The whole circle lasting approximately three minutes. Would that be due to the area or due to the nature of the targets?

I still think it’s the best long range metal detector: I don’t have to dig for lead, steel and other junk; also with the depth function I know exactly the depth of the target even if that is mineral and unfortunately there are too many of these targets here in Europe!
I’m looking forward in hearing from you.

Thank you. 


I am writing this letter in relation to the Examiner w/ Signal Generator which I
recently bought from your esteemed organization for the purpose of tracking and locating numerous minor and major Japanese treasures burial sites in the Philippines and particularly here in the island of Borneo.  

Those war booties were looted from 12 countries during World War 11 in the Pacific and were secretly buried in deep pits, caves and tunnels towards the end of the war in 1943 – 45 with the intention of retrieving them back quietly at a
later stage.

I am happy to inform that in every area where markers indicate, I am able to locate with confidence the target positions using my Examiner. It is very easy to use and a versatile tool which makes reconnaissance and locating faster especially in difficult environment conditions. By far, it is also a discreet tool in some areas to avoid suspicion while at work.

I think many decades ago having this kind of equipment was next to impossible. Thank you very much indeed for your innovation of such valuable tool available for my use.

Cheers —   Treasurehunter


I have received permission from a land owner to set up a base camp and look for a treasure that I have researched for a few years. Art Flowers

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A few weeks later it appeared to have worked.


Found my first lost treasure. I had set up a base camp and was committed to using the whole winter looking for this treasure. The story was that a family had taken sick on their way to Sacramento in 1865. They had buried their life savings along the trail. It was recovered yesterday by the relatives. No, we are not rich for their life savings was only $75……….Art Flowers

Art finds the signal booster a must. Here is how he found the treasure.

Since receiving the Rangertell Body Booster I will not use my rods without it in my pocket. I find that using it when Dowsing, with my LRL or my MFD I get a better lock when I come to the signal line. When tracing the signal line I no longer have to walk a “S” pattern.
I can follow the signal line with the rods in an inverted V with little or no rod drift. When I get to the target my lock ups are stronger than they ever were. This is a great tool that everyone who uses rods should have.
As for the treasure find. I feel great about helping a family clear up a 135 year old mystery. I think when they check what the gold and silver is worth it will be a lot more than $75. I had three signal lines at this spot. I always put the booster in my pocket with the front of the unit facing out. I turn the dial all the way to the right.

I went to the first signal and using one rod and turned the dial left until the rod opened to 45 degrees. I knew I had a lot of gold by how far I turned the dial down. I checked the other two signals but they both disappeared with little movement of the dial. Thanks for this tool because it is a great help to me. Arthur

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First time out with the Examiner

Equipment used and Equipment Set-up: 
Sample of 3 gold coins (approximate weight 3 ounces).

1. Cleared the calculator, then set the Examiner’s Calculator to xxxxx (xxx) 

2. Set the front Sensitivity/Gain Potentiometer to maximum. 

3. Extended out the antenna to just about maximum length (90 to 95% extended).

Test Set-Up: Had my son hide the gold somewhere on the ground on a 25 foot radius 360 degree circle. Coins were located somewhere on the 360 degree circle. Afterward I came out to find the gold, without knowing the coins location. Standing in the middle of the circle, with right hand level and steady on the Examiner handle, then standing in the center of the circle (walking around the center point) watching for the antenna to draw off center after about four or five complete circles in both directions I had my chosen angular spot. Where I believed the antenna was tracking to and where the gold was hid. Here are my results after three times and why I stopped after three times.

1st test: detected direction was approx.13 degrees off to the left side of the gold’s placement.
Results: Extremely encouraging due to the fact there’s a 360 degree circle and I could be off as much as 180 degrees (half-circle either direction). That’s about (13/180) or about 93% correctness in direction.

2nd test: again, the same repeat, I found detected direction was off 13 degrees to the left side of the gold’s actual placement.
Results: Again 93% correct direction. Wondering if the 13 degrees (to the left) is consistent? Was I doing something wrong in not getting to the exact angular location?

3rd test: I took more time with this test and really let the antenna swing out fully to find its own equilibrium point. I could see what was happening with the antenna started swaying-triggering to a point (13 deg from final) but found the final resting spot. Dead equilibrium point just to left of that. I felt certain I located the gold accurately on this third test.
Results: Positive hit the pointed location of the gold was dead-onor within a negligible 1 degree (99.5% direction correctness).

Conclusions: I believe anything over 22.5 degrees (which equates to 16 directional divisions in a circle) or 87.5% correctness and you might start your journey towards the gold in the wrong direction. While my first two tries were better than 22.5 degrees situated at an encouraging at a consistent 93% accuracy, the third and final test at over 99.5% accuracy made a believer out of me. I stop after the third test being confident all three directional test results were real. The Examiner is a powerful tool in the directional finding of the gold’s location in repeatable fashion.

Ok…to make a long-story short….I found, through diligent trials, I prefer having the antenna out full, the best number for me is “xxxxx (xxx)”, with the sensitivity set on “6”. [Below 4 is too little, 8 and above is too much]…the detector is optimized for me in this fashion.
In this fashion…it’s now child’s play finding the gold anywhere my son hides it. I’m now at 100% accuracy anywhere he hides the gold on a circular line. So you won’t be seeing any more data coming your way…I am done testing.

-Texan Goldseeker

Two days ago our group went to a site (high grade of gold ore) to find a hidden box of goldbars which was hidden since 1949. With some information about the location, but the exact details where it was hidden not obvious, I scanned the area using the box or star method.
The Examiner moved and I found the center, but I used only two sides of the area because the other sides are full of bushes which is very difficult to walk along. I found the center walking to and fro many times. When I was directly above the target the Examiner moved in circular motion.

I used the gold frequency given and walked towards the suspected site. I determined the depth by walking. Then I measured the distance. Then we dig and bingo, at the depth measured we found not gold bars but two pocket loads of high grade ore with enough volume. After that down under that hole we found a treasure mark made of stone and it points under the bamboo tree, which is only a foot away from our hole.
Then after that, one tip of information from the one who saw it was hidden, that the treasure is under the bamboo tree, which we didn’t dig anymore because were received information that the landowner was angry because he was not informed about the operation. So we stopped the digging. Anyway I was happy that the Examiner works, using the box method.

God Bless.

Hi Ranger,   

I’ve been recovering from the 10 hour drive home from Colorado. Whew! I tried the Examiner in the mining districts between elevations of from 7,700 to 12,800 feet. I got lots of long range hits, but mainly worked the ore dumps of mines that I could four-wheel into. 

My best responses came at close range using the new frequency settings with 2 sections of aerial extended. At the first mine, I only had one hit. I boxed it in and went over the spot with the detector. I immediately had a loud signal. I dug up a small piece of black ore. Not what I expected, but, knowing that the geology of Colorado is different than my experiences elsewhere, I saved the piece. 

The next day at a mine near a ghost town, the Examiner gave me strong hits at several places atop and on the sides of the dump. I boxed them in, marked them, and detected 6 pieces of that same strange black ore. They really scream in the headphones of my White’s GMT! Back in town, I got hold of a book on gold occurrences of Colorado that mentioned native gold in polymetallic veins in a host rock of Tertiary andesitic lava/tuff. 

Okay, now I scrubbed the pieces and looked at them with my jeweler’s loupe. Native gold visible on the pieces! On the way back from the Pass, I talked the family into stopping to hunt at a place where the river intersects that gulch I told you about. Same story, I found a couple of pieces of the mystery ore. My best day was my last day there. My son and I four-wheeled into an old mine in the mountainous area. Just for fun, I set the Examiner to the long frequency with only one length of aerial showing. I received many, many, many, many hits. I recovered almost 100 pieces of ore! My son found about thirty. I will send pics after I crush and pan out the material. 

All I can say is wow! All for now,   

500 Gram pure silver specimen found with examiner

Hi Ranger,

We returned a week ago from our annual Colorado vacation. Besides finding lots more of our usual tri-metal ore, I found a nice paper weight with the Examiner. 

It is a 5cm X 10cm irregular mass of mostly native silver weighing 505 grams. When dug up, I almost tossed it over my shoulder as it looked just like any piece of rust-encrusted, iron mining debris. 

Then I remembered that it had not registered as iron on the IronID of my White’s GMT. I whacked it soundly with my rock hammer and broke off a lot of the oxidized shell. I also noted that where the hammer hit any spur or protrusion, the metal flattened and silver colour showed. 
I then checked it with a magnet, and it was attracted. Bad news. Ah, but then I remembered that most of the primary silver ore I had collected here was magnetic, because it held iron oxides besides silver, copper, and small amounts of gold. Just to be sure, I checked it with the Iron ID meter again. Non-ferrous! 

When I got it home I soaked it for a couple days in muriatic acid to take off the remaining exterior oxidation. Several baths in water leached out more iron oxides, leaving a spongy black metal mass. A bath in liquid metal polish then showed out the silver colour interspersed with small areas that are black or coppery. 

It took a long time to find, as the Examiner was drawn to many individual pieces of ore that have small amounts of silver in them. I had boxed the target in to about a 15 inch square, and only made half a swing with my detector coil before having my earphones blown off my head.
I was very pleased with the cause of the resulting headache. We’re hoping for silver nuggets in the primary ore chunks, and maybe a little more gold. I’ll let you know if there are any surprises as we crush the ore.

Ben (Phoenix, Arizona)

A new user has decided to conduct a test with the RT Examiner T-G and
here are his findings.

March 25 2004

Rangertell test 

Well here it is… 
Took all three samples out into back yard. Left all samples inside the plastic shopping bags.
I have a plastic and metal picnic table. Placed all three samples on table together.
 Set up RT and after a moment it found them at about a distance of 30 feet. 
I then removed a sample (the bottle flake) and put it on the porch behind a number of metal and other materials.

Again Rangertell found the two samples 
Removed black sand sample 
Rangertell found placer sand. Took each of the two other samples to same place and tested individually from same distance.
 The bottle and black sand reacted about the same with the placer sand noticeably slower.
 Did not do walk by test, as it is late. Am taking leave tomorrow to
do some things and will do the calibration tests.


1. RT hits on gold, (used basic given frequency)

2. Distance and size impact response

3. Bottle and black sand samples have about the same amount

4. The placer reaction may be being impacted by the amount of sand in the sample.

5. Material can block signal from being located, but maybe by moving one way or another will allow signal to propagate.

6. The longer the material is in a location the stronger the signal 

Tried a quick and dirty test in computer room and from reaction of Rangertell my computers have more AU than the combined samples.
Will possibly go back down south where I got the heavy hit last Sunday, weather promises to be not so good, so maybe there will be less people around. I do not need anyone helping me dig up what could
 10,000 dollars in gold coin, each of which could be worth upwards of $90,000.

Not that I am selfish, but those who have the courage and conviction should not reward those who scoff.

Best of luck Mr B. Let us know how you go. Ranger



We identified several sites of unworked/identified lode claims. Some from as far as two miles away. We also found a quartz bed which has gold that is visible under magnification. All of which are very promising. 

My brother is a dowser and we regularly got corresponding information. Those were the lines we would trace. He was working out a line and set his water bottle down and walked 20-30 yards off. As he could no longer see it he asked me to see if I could point it out. I was about 50 yards away from where he started his search. I entered the frequency for water in the Examiner and it pointed it out immediately.

One day we got to visit a small gold field that a company is getting ready to process and mapped the main fault line by dowsing. This confirmed the information we were accumulating on our activities. (The company already had an underground map of the underlying strata and found we were on target.) This exercise along with some other tests have confirmed our knowledge and faith in the Rangertell. Dowsing was also encouraging.  

In early May, our Uncle who is a mining engineer of some note, (who got us access to the previously mentioned site) is going to visit Arizona and look at our finds. I will let you know his determinations.

I did have the opportunity to locate copper ore bodies of working sites from quite a distance in old worked out sites and identified some sources that the previous work did not take advantage of. However, this ore body is quite small so far as copper goes and I do not think it would be worth the effort to reactivate the site. Had a great time, accomplished a great deal.

Hello Downunder

If you look in your records you will find I purchased a Rangertell a number of years (5+?) ago.  Have been using it hard.  For those sceptics out there give them the jolly ol American Bird.  Sometime just after I received this machine I was learning how to use it and hit on a line to a site way off in the distance.
As time would show it is about 20 miles +/-. I was hitting on a gold body that is made up of both a placer field and a lode body. It took three of us about three years of work to run out this line, of course we had day jobs too. Well, we have just this past week found the lode body formation. We are going to back out and continue sampling and testing. It seems to be contained in a quartz vein. We are within about a 40 foot span of this. There is about 2-3 feet of overburden that we need to move off. Right now we are taking assay samples and the overburden is running a little over an ounce per ton. We have drilled down to the granite rock body but our equipment does not have quite what it takes to drill the hard rock.
Both the placer field and the overburden are testing at ounce/ton or just above that. Let the sceptics come here and I will allow them free access to all my testing equipment and sit in the shade and watch them make fools of themselves…
My Rangertell has the original calculator on it. The number display has long since ceased working. What can I do about getting a replacement, as I am unable to locate one here in the States. Is there another calculator that will work? I am also looking for a frequency for gold bearing quartz if you should have any, to help me get the vein nailed down.
Have a good day…
R.K. Butch Davies
2159N 700W
Clinton, Utah 


One day while i was in the Philippines, my friend invited me to see a Japanese guy stayed in my place, he is using a self-made locator probably dowsing 2 antenna rod. I ask him for a challenge to see how accurate his locator, I told him the protocol, he will going to locate or find the gold sample that I will going to hide somewhere around his house. I did hide the gold sample by just throwing away about 50ft from his location, he started to find the gold sample, it took him almost an hour he couldn’t able to locate even the direction, he move near the gold sample at about 20ft. but still not able to locate it.

I told him stop looking for the sample, his locator never work at all.so it’s my turn now, I ask him to hide the sample, then I set the tuned examiner to MFD mode to locate the direction of the target, I’ve got the signal line then I tracked the line and it leads me to the gold sample he hide.

Not even 5 minutes I located the sample, he said my machine is bad and worst, I told him I didn’t do any form of cheating, there were many person watching, more than 10 person were watching the challenge, the examiner will not put you to shame or disappointment as far as gold sample is concern to locate. I always doing this whenever I go the site if I encounter person like the land owner just to convince them that i can able to locate my target in searching in his property.

Best regards 
Treasureman , Philippines