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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

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
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