Treasure Talk

Treasure Talk

The CTX 3030 forces History to repeat itself

November 09, 2012 09:25am

We have been searching a large Roman site for the past 16 years now. When we first discovered it and gained permission hundreds of coins came off it as well as many artefacts. Of course such losses are finite and over the years finds declined in number.

Back in the old days of our group I was the very first to get a Minelab Explorer and almost immediately my finds rate as I learned the machine`s capabilities rapidly escalated. I was easily achieving 100+ coins a day whilst varied detector owning colleagues were struggling to get 25-35. This went on for a few months, but my joy and top position was short lived and soon ousted as all my colleagues went and got Minelab Explorers too.

Posted by Julian Evan-Hart on November 09, 2012 09:25am | 0 Comments

Target Signal Analysis - Part 1

November 06, 2012 10:30am

Having a fundamental understanding of sound analysis can be a great benefit in building your detecting skills. The first step is to break down the components of an individual sound. It is critically important to know concepts like, Attack, Sustain, Release and Tone.

This will train your ear in discerning what to listen for. But first you need to understand the concept of ‘vigilance’. Here is a great definition from Wikipedia:

Posted by Tony Diana on November 06, 2012 10:30am | 1 Comment

CTX 3030 – The best treasure detector just got better!

October 31, 2012 03:11pm

Since its release, the CTX 3030 has quickly earned a reputation as being a true all-purpose treasure detector, but in an effort to enhance its performance further, Minelab’s engineering and field test team have done a lot of work behind the scenes to make “the best even better!” Sorry, but I couldn’t resist that, because as a CTX 3030 user I am quite excited about having some new features to play with! This is the first CTX 3030 software upgrade with some great new features, to give users better performance and more versatility. So what’s new?

Posted by Nenad Lonic on October 31, 2012 03:11pm | 12 Comments

Shallow water hunting accessories

October 26, 2012 12:00pm

In this blog I will explain a few accessories that will compliment your CTX 3030 and make shallow water hunting much easier, starting with water hunting apparel.

I personally like to wear a wet suit when shallow water hunting for safety and comfort. Wet suits come in different styles from ‘shorties’ that just cover the torso with short sleeves and legs, to full suits covering the whole body. The thickness of the wet suit required will depend on the temperature of the water that you intend to search.

Posted by Gary Drayton on October 26, 2012 12:00pm | 2 Comments

CTX 3030 Threshold blanking

October 25, 2012 10:50am

One of the best things about FBS and FBS 2 detectors is their superior discrimination. Not only can you discriminate targets on their conductivity, you can also discriminate by their ferrous content simultaneously.

One of the things I’ve recently been reading on a few forums, are comments stating the new CTX 3030 has “still got the nulling problems of the E-TRAC”. I agree the ability to null, or blank the audio as Minelab refer to it, is still in the new detector… however, this is a feature not a problem.

Posted by Gordon Heritage on October 25, 2012 10:50am | 0 Comments

Tips on cleaning Civil War relics

October 18, 2012 03:40pm

Far too many times I've seen great civil war finds over cleaned by a novice relic hunter. In a word, don’t! Less is best when it comes to cleaning and preserving relics. I recommend doing nothing until you gain experience on how to clean and care for your civil war finds. This could also apply to coins and stone artifacts, but in this article, I'll cover civil war relics.

Posted by David Keith on October 18, 2012 03:40pm | 2 Comments

Adventures end

October 12, 2012 04:50pm

All good adventures have a beginning and an end, and ‘The West Australian Adventure’ was no exception. Personal reflections made when you’ve had time to sit down and go over your experiences all over again is what truly makes a great adventure and to that end they put this trip right up there with my all-time favourites. As I write this I’ve just received word from Chris Ralph who is waiting for an early flight at an Airport in the US, he’s on his way back home from a whole new adventure with Steve Herschbach poles apart from our trip last year. I’m amazed to find it’s been close on a year since we parted, so I suppose WA was truly a great adventure as it’s taken nearly a year to tell the story!

Posted by Jonathan Porter on October 12, 2012 04:50pm | 2 Comments

Hats off to JEB Stuart

October 08, 2012 09:21am

Famous war Generals are remembered in history for various things. Some are recalled due to their tactical decision making, glorious battles won or lost, statements made, or their personalities. JEB Stuart, a famous cavalry General serving in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, is remembered by many for his flamboyant personality and aggressive battlefield tactics. JEB was a proud man, and he loved his hat.

Posted by David Shackleton on October 08, 2012 09:21am | 1 Comment

The Three Tiles

October 02, 2012 02:50pm

Having had some brilliant experiences with metal detecting and that I’ve always been passionate about historical research, a few years back I pondered on a project. Having had several books already published and written hundreds of magazine articles, I wondered if I could possibly manage it... or at least have a go. Could I produce a Metal Detecting orientated novel?

Posted by Julian Evan-Hart on October 02, 2012 02:50pm | 0 Comments

Going to the next level

September 28, 2012 11:05am

Layer upon layer

Have you ever wondered when you are consistently digging coins at a certain depth, maybe that’s the limit of your detector’s ability, or is that as far as the coins have been able to go? The answer to this is yes and yes in some cases you are definitely hitting every target, but other times you are at your detectors full depth and there are coins below. Sometimes after I have been over and over an area until it stops producing, I have sat back and imagined if there is another level of coins lying just out of reach, maybe even just millimetres away.

Posted by Mark Williams on September 28, 2012 11:05am | 0 Comments
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