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X-TERRA 705 Gold Pack

So you want to find a patch

May 01, 2014 10:00am

This blog is about highlighting some of the decisions I make when out patch hunting and why.

Posted by Jonathan Porter on May 01, 2014 10:00am | 0 Comments

X-TERRA 705 Gold Vs Eureka Gold

November 15, 2013 01:41pm

A question I am often asked is: “I’m looking to buy a detector, but unsure whether to get an X-TERRA 705 Gold or the Eureka Gold”. It’s actually a very good question, as it isn’t an easy one to answer as there are advantages to each machine. 
 
One of the main differences between these two units is that the Eureka Gold has three operating frequencies built in, 6.4, 20 & 60 kHz, whereas the X-TERRA 705 Gold operates on 18.75 kHz with its supplied 10x5” DD coil...

Posted by Nenad Lonic on November 15, 2013 01:41pm | 3 Comments

Notch Discrimination on the X-TERRA - Ever wonder what you're missing? Part 2

October 06, 2010 11:34am

Part One of this blog post described how the X-TERRA categorizes targets, based on their conductive values. In Part Two, learn how to increase your opportunity to detect jewelry and old coins by modifying the preset Patterns.

Now that I've outlined how the ferrous vs. conductive properties are represented by the visual and audio TID, let’s evaluate some targets. If you turn your X-TERRA 70 or 705 to the Coin/Treasure Mode, and set it to hunt in factory preset Pattern 2, you will be rejecting notch segments -8, -6, -4, -2, +2, +4, +6, +14, +16, +18, +20, +22, +24, +26 and +48. You will be accepting notch segments 8, 10, 12, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44 and 46. Those of you who have performed target ID tests with your X-TERRA know that this setting will accept U.S. pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars and dollar coins. A Coin hunters dream?

Posted by Randy Horton on October 06, 2010 11:34am | 5 Comments

Notch Discrimination on the X-TERRA - Ever wonder what you're missing? Part 1

September 24, 2010 03:31pm

A guide for US coin-shooters
A metal detector does exactly what the name implies. It detects metals. Set to accept everything, you will find nails, foil, pull tabs, jewelry, coins, tokens, relics etc. Anything that is metal. In order to avoid digging those targets you don't want to dig, we implement a feature known as discrimination. Metal detector discrimination is basically the same for all makes and models. Some may do it better than others, but the theory is universal. Simply put, discrimination is the ability to adjust your detector so that it accepts most of the targets you want to dig. And, rejects most of those targets you don't want to dig.

Posted by Randy Horton on September 24, 2010 03:31pm | 9 Comments

Don't forget Factory Preset!

September 20, 2010 01:50pm

I have heard from some users that have tied themselves into knots when trying to find the best settings for their detector. This can happen because there are some combinations of settings that don’t work well together and there are some lesser used settings that you may have set and then forgotten to check.

In these cases please remember to perform a Factory Preset. This will return your detector to the settings that it contained from the factory.

Posted by Phil Beck on September 20, 2010 01:50pm | 7 Comments

X-TERRA Coil Range

September 13, 2010 11:02am

Why are there so many coils available for the X-TERRA series of detectors?
Good question.

Currently, there are eight coils available to suit your X-TERRA detectors.
All of them do mostly the same, detect metal but a few of them are ‘specialist’ coils more suited to a few tasks “the Pros” or seasoned hunters indulge in!

While there is absolutely nothing wrong with the “stock 9 concentric” that comes as standard kit with a lot of X-TERRA’s, the option to customize your detector without shelling out buckets of money is offered through what’s termed as VFLEX technology available only on the X-TERRA range.

Posted by Des Dunne on September 13, 2010 11:02am | 0 Comments

Are you hearing everything you swing over?

July 26, 2010 10:22am

Are you hearing everything you swing over? You wouldn’t know if you weren’t would you? Do you know that it is not just volume that assures you are hearing signals?

A very strong but simple reminder is that you cannot find what you cannot hear!

One of the most unexploited features of Minelab gold detectors is the tone adjustment.
Proper use of the tone adjustment will allow you to custom tune your detector to your personal hearing. And more importantly, it is simple to do.

Posted by on July 26, 2010 10:22am | 0 Comments

X-TERRA 705 Gold Pack - A simple Solution!

July 01, 2010 11:05am

With the announcement of the X-TERRA 705 Gold Pack hitting the street and forums everywhere I thought I would toss out some results from testing for anyone that has not heard me ranting on about how great the X-TERRA 705 really is. The X-TERRA 705 Gold Pack was a simple idea and solution; really there was no need to reinvent the wheel on this one. Take a worldly proven metal detector add the perfect coil for prospecting and offer it at a good price and we answered one of the most asked questions I receive from nugget hunters...

Posted by on July 01, 2010 11:05am | 9 Comments
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