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Grand Opening of the Minelab Technology Training Center

September 27, 2010 04:08pm

“Fantastic”, “unbelievable”, “This is great, a company that cares about training” were just some of the many positive remarks made during the Grand Opening of the Minelab Technology Training Center in Prescott Valley area of Arizona.

Friday was another ground breaking day in the metal detecting industry. After being involved in this sport for over 40+ years this is the first facility that I can think of that is dedicated to training and I want to thank everyone that made it a great day in the mountains of Arizona.

Posted by on September 27, 2010 04:08pm | 5 Comments

Notch Discrimination on the X-TERRA - Ever wonder what you're missing? Part 1

September 24, 2010 03:31pm

A guide for US coin-shooters
A metal detector does exactly what the name implies. It detects metals. Set to accept everything, you will find nails, foil, pull tabs, jewelry, coins, tokens, relics etc. Anything that is metal. In order to avoid digging those targets you don't want to dig, we implement a feature known as discrimination. Metal detector discrimination is basically the same for all makes and models. Some may do it better than others, but the theory is universal. Simply put, discrimination is the ability to adjust your detector so that it accepts most of the targets you want to dig. And, rejects most of those targets you don't want to dig.

Posted by Randy Horton on September 24, 2010 03:31pm | 9 Comments

Randy Horton (Digger) Introduction to Treasure Talk

September 21, 2010 03:18pm

I’d like to introduce Randy Horton as a new member to Minelab’s Treasure Talk blog. Randy (or Digger as he’s known in many circles) has been metal detecting in the Central US for over 38 years and has a passion for finding old coins at old sites. In addition to performing field tests for several manufacturers (including the Minelab X-TERRA), he also serves as Moderator on the X-TERRA forum at Find's Treasure Forums (findmall.com). Digger has written several articles, and enjoys sharing his thoughts and tips on various aspects of the hobby. His detectors of choice include the X-TERRA, E-TRAC and Musketeer Advantage. If you like to hunt for old coins at old sites, make sure you introduce yourself to Digger.

Posted by Brenton O'Brien on September 21, 2010 03:18pm | 0 Comments

Don't forget Factory Preset!

September 20, 2010 01:50pm

I have heard from some users that have tied themselves into knots when trying to find the best settings for their detector. This can happen because there are some combinations of settings that don’t work well together and there are some lesser used settings that you may have set and then forgotten to check.

In these cases please remember to perform a Factory Preset. This will return your detector to the settings that it contained from the factory.

Posted by Phil Beck on September 20, 2010 01:50pm | 7 Comments

X-TERRA Coil Range

September 13, 2010 11:02am

Why are there so many coils available for the X-TERRA series of detectors?
Good question.

Currently, there are eight coils available to suit your X-TERRA detectors.
All of them do mostly the same, detect metal but a few of them are ‘specialist’ coils more suited to a few tasks “the Pros” or seasoned hunters indulge in!

While there is absolutely nothing wrong with the “stock 9 concentric” that comes as standard kit with a lot of X-TERRA’s, the option to customize your detector without shelling out buckets of money is offered through what’s termed as VFLEX technology available only on the X-TERRA range.

Posted by Des Dunne on September 13, 2010 11:02am | 0 Comments

GPX 5000 Electronics Changes

September 08, 2010 10:30am

By now you have probably seen the GPX 4800 and GPX 5000 brochures and seen the term ‘Improved electronics’. This post will enlarge on this feature a little and demonstrate an effect of the changes that will enhance performance in the field.

Posted by Phil Beck on September 08, 2010 10:30am | 2 Comments
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