Treasure Talk

Treasure Talk

The West Australian Adventure Video Blog - Part 6

August 17, 2012 11:44am

Cement as the name suggests is very hard, requiring special methods and tools. In this blog post I wish to discuss the way I set up our GPX 5000s to get maximum performance in the location seen in the video.

Firstly the area was well known to me and as a consequence has seen a lot of attention with all previous models of Minelab detectors dating back to the SD 2000; as such it’s a very good litmus test to the effectiveness of any new Minelab design!

Posted by Jonathan Porter on August 17, 2012 11:44am | 0 Comments

CTX 3030 or Excalibur II – Which is best for me?

August 07, 2012 10:42am

"Should I sell my Excalibur II and buy a CTX 3030?" A friend had just called me and was asking me this question. For me the answer is easy....I keep my Excalibur and add the CTX 3030 to take advantage of its added features and benefits. I have a strong affinity for the Excalibur. I know the detector very well and when I turn it on it is like wearing an old pair of comfortable shoes and I know I am very good with it. But back to the conversation... I answered, "it depends what you want out of the detector?" I then asked "What were the three most important things for him to get out of the detector?" His answers were... 1.Waterproof, 2.Durable 3.Critically important to discriminate out selected coins.

Posted by Tony Diana on August 07, 2012 10:42am | 0 Comments

Minelab PRO-FIND 25

July 30, 2012 10:00am

Being asked to have a play with the PRO-FIND 25 pinpoint probe lacked excitement for me based on past experiences with similar devices due to a number of factors. Firstly a lack of sensitivity to small nuggets especially in mineralised soils and secondly my GPX 5000 would pick up my previous pinpointer from a long way away even when the thing was turned off!

Posted by Jonathan Porter on July 30, 2012 10:00am | 0 Comments

PRO-FIND 25 - The quiet achiever

July 23, 2012 10:00am

When I first heard that Minelab could be working on a hand held pinpointing device, myself and a thousand others all sighed and thought it’s about time. There is always so much expectation of a great product whenever Minelab release something new, and for all you serious diehards the Minelab PRO-FIND 25 is not about to fail the reputation of this leader in the field of metal detection technology.

Posted by Mark Williams on July 23, 2012 10:00am | 0 Comments

Basic CTX 3030 shallow water hunting tips

July 19, 2012 04:00pm

Here are a few basic tips to help you get the best out of your CTX 3030 when treasure hunting in the shallow water. Before venturing into the shallow water to metal detect, I suggest that you first learn how to use your CTX 3030 on the beach and become comfortable using the CTX 3030 in the basic preset beach mode.

Posted by Gary Drayton on July 19, 2012 04:00pm | 12 Comments

PRO-FIND 25 pinpointer

July 16, 2012 12:45pm

I have been searching for coins/jewellery for nearly as long as I have been a keen gold prospector, but in my apprentice days, it was mainly beach detecting with my Sovereign. The parks were always so full of junk, and it seemed like such hard work digging those holes, and it wasn’t until the X-TERRA Series first came on the scene that I started enjoying park hunting.

Posted by Nenad Lonic on July 16, 2012 12:45pm | 1 Comment

Searching rivers and streams - Part 2

July 13, 2012 01:35pm

So you’ve got all the equipment, and permission to search a section of river… So where do you start?

Like all aspects of metal detecting, research is the key for consistent success. I spend hours viewing old maps of river courses, trying to discover old crossings or long forgotten historical features.

Posted by Gordon Heritage on July 13, 2012 01:35pm | 0 Comments

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
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