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Please welcome ‘Westcoast Mark’ to Treasure Talk

July 16, 2014 05:45pm

‘Hot on the heels’ of Steve Herschbach, we are very pleased to have Mark Gerlach joining Treasure Talk to share his detecting knowledge and experiences.

Mark first got hooked on metal detecting when he was about 12 years old, after meeting a treasure hunter on the beach with a machine that could find old coins!

In 1985 he bought his first detector, a Minelab Goldseekers 15000, with this he found his first gold nuggets and numerous old coins and relics. His current machines are the Minelab Excalibur II and Minelab CTX 3030.

Posted by Phil Beck on July 16, 2014 05:45pm | 0 Comments

The New “Super Detector” from Minelab - the SDC 2300

June 26, 2014 05:05pm

I have always wished for a metal detector that had the sensitivity to find those sub half-gram nuggets but at the same time ignore the mineralisation. Sure the GPX 5000 in Fine Gold with a small Monoloop coil attached does a pretty good job of things, but I always felt I was still a ways off from getting down to the sensitivity required for the tiny nuggets that are still sitting there for the taking, still waiting there patiently after all this time, waiting for something special to come along, something super. Enter the SDC 2300, that’s “Super Detector COMPACT”, and boys does it pack a punch! 

Posted by Jonathan Porter on June 26, 2014 05:05pm | 0 Comments

Trying Out Minelab's New SDC 2300

June 23, 2014 05:46pm

I've been enjoying the opportunity to test out Minelab's new SDC 2300. I do a lot of prospecting with various metal detectors and I have been excited about getting my hands on one ever since I heard some of the details of what this new detector would offer to prospectors.  Minelab is known for their cutting edge Pulse Induction technology, and the SDC 2300 certainly continues the tradition of revolutionary design that allows prospectors to accomplish things that just couldn't be done before. 

Posted by Chris Ralph on June 23, 2014 05:46pm | 1 Comment

The Minelab SDC 2300 – My First Impression

June 06, 2014 07:21pm

Great things come in small packages! When a box showed up from Minelab recently the first thing that struck me was how small the box was. Like a kid at Christmas I tore the box open and lifted out my new toy – a Minelab SDC 2300 detector. There is not a box full of parts to assemble, just this little detector all folded up, and nothing quite prepares a person for just how small the SDC 2300 is the first time you see it.

Posted by Steve Herschbach on June 06, 2014 07:21pm | 1 Comment

Say hello to the newest member of our expert Treasure Talk Team!

May 30, 2014 07:50pm

Minelab is delighted to welcome Steve Herschbach as the newest member of our expert Treasure Talk team!

Steve got his first metal detector in 1972 and has been metal detecting ever since. Steve and a friend started a mining supply business while in high school that turned into one of the largest in the country. 

Posted by Phil Beck on May 30, 2014 07:50pm | 0 Comments

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

Un prospecteur retrouve des vestiges sous marins de la bataille de Sagone

April 11, 2014 11:00pm

Un bateau, et plus précisément une « flûte », coulée le 1er mai 1811 retrouvé par un plongeur à l’aide d’un détecteur de métaux, c’est ce que nous allons vous raconter dans ces quelques pages. 

Cette fois ci notre amis Mudy Diver a frappé très fort le tout dans les règles de l’art c'est-à-dire sous contrôle de l’archéologie sous marine. Voici donc le travail de toute une équipe et de plusieurs campagnes de fouilles enfin récompensé.

Posted by David Cuisinier on April 11, 2014 11:00pm | 0 Comments

A Tsunami of Coins

April 04, 2014 09:28pm

A very warm day was expected. Like every day at 12 during my break time, I would take out my X-TERRA 705 for a walk in the fields with the kind permission of the local producers.

However, when I arrived at the car, it was so warm that I told myself that I better have my meal at the edge of the water where its shady and leave my detector in the trunk. But of course I couldn’t resist to do some detecting.

Ok, I had only one hour and 15 minutes to do some detecting, including finishing up my lunch. From one shady area to another, it suddenly occurred to me to go to the direction of the forest. I normally wouldn’t even go there because I knew I would not find anything. Nevertheless, I was thinking that at least I could do some detecting where it is shady.

 

Posted by David Cuisinier on April 04, 2014 09:28pm | 1 Comment

Tracking, Motion, and Sweep Speed – Part 2

March 14, 2014 03:04pm

One of the hardest skills for a new detector operator to develop is a slow swing speed, now read how...

Posted by Nenad Lonic on March 14, 2014 03:04pm | 2 Comments

Tracking, Motion, and Sweep Speed – Part 1

February 14, 2014 10:27am

With the introduction of the Motion settings on the GPX series detectors, there has been a bit of confusion among some users as to what it actually does, and also how it differs from the Tracking speed selection. I’ll start with explaining Tracking speeds.

Posted by Nenad Lonic on February 14, 2014 10:27am | 2 Comments
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