Treasure Talk

Treasure Talk

Renewing my one ounce membership for 2013

April 12, 2013 02:20pm

Whenever I hear the term ‘’every man and his dog has been there” I am always up for the challenge as to see what they have left behind for me. On a recent trip to the Goldfields I decided to spend my time working some old diggings located in a gully that over the years has been well known to many prospectors. Including myself as a 12 year old where I found my very first nugget operating the XT 17000.

Every detector operator approaches an area in their own unique and individual way. Whether that be deciding to venture off in a certain direction because something in the distance catches your eye. Things like a certain type of tree or shrub, quartz and ironstone, rabbit warrens presenting the deeper ground mineralisation or even something as simple as a web containing a big spider in the centre of it. Resulting in the prospector detecting in another direction as to what they normally would. As long as you are out moving that coil around you are in with a chance of finding something that has been missed by others.

Posted by Angus James on April 12, 2013 02:20pm | 2 Comments

Ups & Downs Of Volume Gain

April 05, 2013 03:07pm

These days we are bombarded with gadgets loaded with special features, the CTX 3030 is certainly that way inclined, but if we are too lazy to experiment and familiarize ourselves by using them, what is the point?

When the CTX 3030 came out I quickly spent a lot of time getting my head around what its capabilities were, all the time knowing full well that even if I understood these features it would take some time for them to sink in. I have found that if I know what it can do, then it opens up my mind allowing me to develop different techniques in various situations to improve my detecting.

Posted by Mark Williams on April 05, 2013 03:07pm | 2 Comments

Minelab CTX 3030 finds Viking coin

March 22, 2013 04:00pm

Last year I found a coin that has turned out to be the best coin I've ever found. I was searching a river in Buckinghamshire England; working an area I'd previously searched every summer for 10 years. Finds had become very sparse, but in May 2012 I returned with my new CTX 3030 and I immediately saw “the site come to life!”

I started to work the inside bend of a bank that had previously produced several large first century Roman coins to a Minelab Excalibur 800. The first target of note was a lovely tin coin of James II, which has a copper plug fig1. This was in remarkable condition, and the date (1685) can still be read on the outside edge of the coin. I was so pleased to find this coin, they are rarely found in this condition.

Posted by Gordon Heritage on March 22, 2013 04:00pm | 5 Comments

Finding small gold jewelry on the beach with the Minelab CTX 3030

March 15, 2013 03:46pm

I can boldly say the CTX 3030 is the most sensitive metal detector I have ever used for gold jewelry hunting on the beach and this awesome metal detector has changed my approach to finding smaller items of gold jewelry on the beach.

Posted by Gary Drayton on March 15, 2013 03:46pm | 4 Comments

Maximizing your area - Part 2

March 05, 2013 10:09am

Even if you are not the talking type, there are so many other ways to get to the goodies. One is slower, but can really be helpful, and that is the library. Looking at old newspapers can tell of stories forgotten only a few weeks after they were written. Most small town papers kept all of the local stories worthy to research on the front page, with the rest of the paper open to National news or advertisements.

Posted by Evan Granger on March 05, 2013 10:09am | 2 Comments

Those little ones add up

February 21, 2013 02:39pm

There’s been a real buzz around the world lately with the discovery of a monster gold nugget in Victoria’s Golden Triangle; it never ceases to amaze me the amount of large nugget finds that keep coming out from the richest, but also the most detected dirt on the planet!

Posted by Jonathan Porter on February 21, 2013 02:39pm | 3 Comments

Maximizing your area - Part 1

February 15, 2013 03:47pm

Being successful at metal detecting can be a direct result of the area that you hunt, but it doesn't have to dictate how successful you can be. Whether you live in area known for Civil War relics, a highly occupied area where numerous coins are found, or rivers where gold is commonly found, the ability to maximize that area is what makes some hunters successful while others are not.

Posted by Evan Granger on February 15, 2013 03:47pm | 1 Comment

Evan Granger - Introduction to Treasure Talk

February 12, 2013 04:20pm

I’d like to introduce Evan Granger as our newest member to Minelab’s Treasure Talk blog. Evan has been detecting since he was 12. Accompanied by his father and mentor, his first major find was a Mason jar cache of Morgan Dollars and other coins left in a post-hole bank. After that, he was hooked and has been metal detecting for over 28 years.

Evan has experience with several types of metal detectors and enjoys using new technology. His ability to quickly pick up a metal detector and understand it has been a key factor to his success. He loves the aspect of recovering and saving lost history.

Posted by Brenton O'Brien on February 12, 2013 04:20pm | 6 Comments

CTX 3030 Seawater setting

January 25, 2013 10:55am

The CTX 3030 Beach mode and Seawater setting is a really good combination of options for a shallow water hunter that likes to work the trough or first drop off in the water. This is the area in the water where sands are constantly shifting and waves roll up onto the beach, it is also the area that makes the CTX 3030 such an effective gold jewelry hunter.

Posted by Gary Drayton on January 25, 2013 10:55am | 5 Comments

Detecting in the Sixteen to One Mine - Part 2

January 22, 2013 09:20am

One might think that within not too long a period a person could run his metal detector over every inch of ground inside a mine. However because the Original Sixteen to One is a combination of a number of old mines and the property has been worked on a more or less continuous basis for well over 100 years, there are literally miles of old underground workings to explore and one could spend a lot of time going over every bit of the vein that was exposed in the walls of the old workings.

Posted by Chris Ralph on January 22, 2013 09:20am | 0 Comments
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