That's all I'm lookin for. So here's my question. "Is the Tesoro Compadre worth a hoot in highly mineralized sandy soil such as we have here in New Mexico or do I need to look at some other brand or model"? I'll be using it around local parks,houses,and such searching for coins. The detector I buy will be my first. Thanks in advance for your thoughts,experiences,and comments. Good day and happy hunting to all.