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GPX 5000

November 12, 2014 08:00am
GPX 5000 Gold Prospecting Detector (LHS)

After 4 months and many hours in the bush with garrets atx, I decided to let her go today! And picked up a gpx5000 I couldn't be happier. After watching all the atx videos out there I was convinced I was getting a machine that could near match the gpx. the best thing about having the atx is that I appreciate the gpx more so than someone just getting the best straight away. Did I find gold today ? No I didn't but I found confidence in a machine Smile I did have all these other things I wanted to say but it's been a long day .. and thought I'd share some thoughts.

Posted on November 12, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

My First Beach Find

Quattro MP

November 11, 2014 09:00am
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All up I found a total of $21.46 and the Six Pence.  Many people might say that is not much, but given that this was my first ever attempt at detecting and the beach in this area is racked clean by the local council, I feel that this was a good start.

Please see my attached photo of my find.

Posted on November 11, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

First day out

CTX 3030

November 11, 2014 08:00am
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Went on a beach hunt for a couple of hours to try out the CTX 3030. It was so much fun, I ended up finding £5.50 in coins, a few fishing weights and a 9ct Gold Wedding Band Ring just 5 inches down in the wet sand. I could barely believe it and on the 1st day out even.
There was plenty of good targets which made the CTX's feature of being able to identify 2 targets simultaneously very handy and it handled like a dream on both wet and dry sand.
Thanks Minelab for creating such a beautiful machine.


Posted on November 11, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Money magic

X-TERRA 705 Gold Pack

November 07, 2014 09:00am
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It was a two and a three week break since my last beach trip so I decided to go for two hours. There was no wind blowing and it was very pleasant as soon as I calibrated the detector off I went. About five minutes into the hunt I got my first dollar coin then it was a mixed bag fifty twenty ten and five cents and two items of junk jewellery. The coin count was good though and the junk I found was only three pull tabs and a couple of pieces of aluminium foil and three bottle tops so the adventure continues good luck to everyone.


Posted on November 07, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

Good things also come in threes


November 07, 2014 08:00am
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Well yes we have all heard the phrase that so called "Bad things happen in Threes" well for sure that can be reversed to Good Things also. For just yesterday my friend Steve went to a local well searched site and made three remarkable finds, all from the same historical period. He was out with his Minelab Safari when a short sharp and very fluty signal revealed a good target. However no digging was involved in this instance as their on the rough plough soil clearly lay a small silver coin. Closer examination revealed it was a rare Anglo Saxon Woden Head style Sceat. I just love the little moustachioed face it’s just pure Saxon. Then twenty or so minutes later and some several hundred metres from the Scaet find spot he received another good signal......a second Saxon Scaet was revealed!!!! This time a Frisian Style example very well struck with a central cross design.

Posted on November 07, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

The Silver Cross


November 05, 2014 08:00am
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They were called the silver Memorial Cross. It was incredible to learn of this young soldiers life and history. A true Canadian hero of WW1. Over the next few weeks we learned Edward Delong Burns had two boys and eventually a great granddaughter was located. She never knew the cross existed. I have owned many detectors over the years but the E-TRAC is truly the most incredible machine I have ever owned. I believe without the fine-tuned discrimination the E-TRAC can give you this story would never have happened and the silver cross would not have been returned to its rightful family. Thanks Minelab.

Posted on November 05, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Gold Sovereign

Explorer SE Pro

November 04, 2014 08:00am
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Video Success Story

Finally I hit a target that in any other setting I may have passed over, but as this field had NOTHING to give I figured I'd take a look to see what trash it was. It was a low penny tone. I dug a big plug and each time I broke it in half, and in half again, the chances increased that it was actually going to be a coin and not another beer can. Well, when I split the clod for the last time and the full side of the coin appeared, my heart started pumping in my throat. I placed it down and yelled at the top of my lungs to my friend who was about 200 yards away. Finally he turned and saw me jumping around like those fools on TV when they find an Indian head penny. I ran towards him and he ran towards me.... You should have seen his face as I yelled, " GOLD, GOLD it's GOLD!" We got back to the target... and the rest is in the video attached, for your viewing pleasure.

Posted on November 04, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

1912 Barber Dime

CTX 3030

November 02, 2014 08:00am
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I was metal detecting at one of my favorite spots last month and my detector gave me a very small chip but the numbers where 12-48 it took me a couple of minutes to pinpoint the target i started to dig got about 8 inches down still could not find the target i used my Deteknix X pinpointer and it was telling me there was something there i dug a couple inches at a time and kept checking with the pin pointer when i finally found the target to my surprise it was a 1912 Barber that was almost 18 inches down in the hole. 


Posted on November 02, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments


Explorer SE Pro

October 31, 2014 10:00am

I will tell you the story which happened 7 years ago. I did not realize that I will be engaged in numismatics, sometimes I helped my dad (hold the shovel)))), we did not have much time, and money.

Posted on October 31, 2014 10:00am | 0 Comments

One Month with the New E-Trac (October)


October 31, 2014 08:00am
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My name is Keith and I've already had a good month with my Minelab E-Trac. It started with the 1881 Indian Head Penny then the 1799 Draped Bust Large Cent, my first. My next find was found in a cleared bean field that a 1870 school house once stood it's a nice Silver 1853 3 Cent Trime. The rest of the month included a 1901 and a 1890 Indian Head Penny, a 1947 British Penny, a toy cap gun and a silver plated spoon from 1903. The last find of the month was at a 1830 house and I dug down 10" to find a pocket spill of 5 Wheat Pennies a 1937 Buffalo Nickel, and two Mercury Dimes dated 1938 and 1942D. I found all these finds in the preset coin mode. I love this E-Trac and I'm sure my finds have only started. Thanks Minelab

Posted on October 31, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

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