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Which X-TERRA coil is best for me? - Part 4

July 11, 2012 10:16am


So where will you be hunting? Do you need a waterproof coil, or is water resistant enough?

According to Minelab, waterproof means it is submersible to one meter, making it ideal for shallow water hunting.

The X-TERRA coils that are considered waterproof include the 6-inch concentric at 7.5 kHz, the 6-inch Double-D at 18.75 kHz, the 9-inch concentric at 3 kHz, the 9-inch concentric at 7.5 kHz and the 9-inch concentric at 18.75 kHz.

Posted by Randy Horton on July 11, 2012 10:16am | 3 Comments

Beach hunting with the CTX 3030 - Part 3

July 06, 2012 11:00am

A beach and shallow water hunter sometimes has to pick their battles to win the war on beaches with a high amount of trash. When metal detecting time is limited or when searching on a really trash laden beach I have found that discrimination is one of the keys to beach hunting success. Fortunately for beach hunters when you need to use discrimination, the CTX 3030 has discrimination down to a science.

Posted by Gary Drayton on July 06, 2012 11:00am | 0 Comments

CTX 3030 – Snapshot feature

July 03, 2012 09:16am

The new CTX 3030 has a fantastic feature inbuilt that’s not described in the Instruction Manual. It’s the ‘Snapshot’ feature.

No, the CTX 3030 doesn’t have a camera... well it has... sort of? It’s the next best thing to a camera!

So what is ‘snapshot’ and how does it work?

Posted by Des Dunne on July 03, 2012 09:16am | 0 Comments

GPX 5000 Tricks of the Trade – Using Multiple Timings

June 29, 2012 04:50pm

The GPX 5000 has quite an array of Timings and selecting the right Timing to get the most out of this detector requires a little understanding of the ground you are working. Certain Timings work better in certain environments, and understanding the gold bearing ground conditions is an advantage in choosing the best Timing. However sometimes using a pair of Timings can be even more powerful.

Posted by Chris Ralph on June 29, 2012 04:50pm | 0 Comments

Searching rivers and streams - Part 1

June 27, 2012 09:26am

So all the crops are knee high and you have nowhere to detect except pastureland, or seaside beach. Have you ever considered that local stream?

June and July are the hardest months in the UK for metal detecting. The little land that is available tends to be pasture, which is either rock-hard or too long in grass (growing for silage or hay making).

Posted by Gordon Heritage on June 27, 2012 09:26am | 0 Comments

The West Australian Adventure Video Blog - Part 5

June 22, 2012 01:32pm

The day I found the 17 gram nugget turned out to be very exciting, we all had our eyes well and truly opened to the power of the GPX 5000, especially the new Enhance and Fine Gold Timings.

Posted by Jonathan Porter on June 22, 2012 01:32pm | 0 Comments

CTX 3030 Baptism of brilliance with FindPoint - Part 2

June 20, 2012 04:00pm

In part 1 of this blog post I explained how I discovered remains of a Roman lead tank, now I’ll explain how I cleaned it and will be using XChange 2 to dig deeper into this mystery.

When I returned home I began cleaning the items hoping that my example might also be highly decorated. Unfortunately this was not the case; the only decoration on one of my panels is of a spear shaped leaf. This is in moulded format and appears to be composed of beading. Ironically if it is a willow tree leaf then that would be appropriate as these trees also grow in damp areas.

Posted by Julian Evan-Hart on June 20, 2012 04:00pm | 0 Comments

CTX 3030 Baptism of brilliance with FindPoint - Part 1

June 19, 2012 01:50pm

For me no more important example of just how superb this FindPoint facility is can be given by a recent series of finds that I made. Whilst searching a Roman site that had been much deeper ploughed this year I found a sheet of lead about 8 inches long and 9mm thick, that had been folded. This find was virtually on the surface and obviously gave a really prominent signal. Just a piece of lead? I didn’t think so; previously I had located a few pieces here before but nothing as big as this.

Posted by Julian Evan-Hart on June 19, 2012 01:50pm | 0 Comments

New Market Cannonade

June 15, 2012 04:20pm

My experience in the military has given me a much greater respect for soldiers who fought in battles during the 19th Century. As a US Marine, I learned about the distinct nature of offensive and defensive combat. I quickly realized the rigors associated both with specific regards to what you can expect or assume the enemy will do. There’s a major difference between today’s warfare and that of the 19th Century (and earlier).

Posted by David Shackleton on June 15, 2012 04:20pm | 0 Comments

Palmer Rockarama 2012

June 15, 2012 11:35am

This year’s Palmer Crystal & Craft fair was a great success. Along with the many tailgaters and stall holders, there were plenty of detector enthusiasts for the Competition on Sunday. This year there were 131 participants for the competition which is around 20 more than last year!

Posted by Trevor Ferraresso on June 15, 2012 11:35am | 0 Comments
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