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E-TRAC - Two Tone Ferrous... Unlocking the "mystery" - Part 1

February 25, 2011 04:31pm

While browsing several metal detecting forums, I've noticed numerous posts regarding the use of Two-Tone Ferrous (TTF) and how it has seemingly "increased the results" for many E-TRAC metal detector users. I won't disagree that they may be finding more than before. However, I believe the reason for their new found success is due to more than simply their choice of audio tones.

Posted by Randy Horton on February 25, 2011 04:31pm | 3 Comments

Finding the crystal gold patch

February 18, 2011 04:38pm

I thought that maybe you all might be interested in how my prospecting mate and I hit upon the “Crystal Gold” patch. We had been detecting an area that we found a few decent nuggets in, including a very nice pendant quality nugget that we christened the “dog t#rd” because of its long and thin shape, and my mate (he found it) wouldn’t let me near it for a long while because I kept saying it would disappear into my collection. This particular day we were detecting the same area and the only nugget was a 15 grammer that I scored from the gully that ran through this spot below where “doggy” was found. I suggested that we should go and look at a spot that I found plotted on a map, as it gathered my interest because I’d never seen it listed on any other map I’d ever looked at for this area...

Posted by Peter Cragg on February 18, 2011 04:38pm | 0 Comments

Détection dans une mare (première partie)

February 15, 2011 05:06pm

La détection de métaux ne se résume pas aux champs et à la forêt. Ainsi nous allons vous présenter des manières différentes de prospecter, que ce soit dans une rivière, une grotte, un souterrain, un puits, dans des murs ou dans d’autres lieux auxquels vous n’oseriez penser. Aujourd’hui, nous allons traiter de la détection dans une mare et vous raconter l’une de nos sorties avec un professionnel de la recherche aquatique : Mudy Diver.

Metal detecting in a medieval pond - Part 1 English version 

Posted by David Cuisinier on February 15, 2011 05:06pm | 0 Comments

Three European soil types to understand for Roman and Medieval coin detecting

February 11, 2011 02:00pm

In this blog, I want to cover timing choices when searching ancient sites in Europe for Roman and medieval coins.

The best of these sites will have the worse soil conditions, highly mineralised with masses of iron nail contamination. In these conditions it is essential to have the ability to discriminate iron. The GPX 4800 and GPX 5000 can handle these conditions well, but it’s essential you choose the correct coil and timing for the soil conditions.

Posted by Gordon Heritage on February 11, 2011 02:00pm | 2 Comments

David Cuisinier - Introduction to Treasure Talk

February 04, 2011 09:23am

Here’s David Cuisinier, the latest member of the Minelab’s Treasure Talk blog team. David has a great deal of experience with Minelab metal detectors, especially on the beach and underwater. He’s an active metal detector user, and has travelled all over France to prospect as a hobby in various conditions: on the ground, in caves and tunnels, in rivers and at the beach.

en Fançais - Voici David Cuisinier, le dernier même à rejoindre l’équipe de TREASURE TALK. David a une long expérience de la détection de métaux notamment avec les détecteurs Minelab de plage et sous marins. Ce passionné pratique ce loisir toutes les semaines, et voyage aux quatre coins de la France pour exercer sa passion dans ses nombreuses déclinaisons : détection à la plage et en terres intérieure, mais aussi sous l’eau, en rivière et dans des tunnels.

Posted by Brenton O'Brien on February 04, 2011 09:23am | 0 Comments

Detecting, a passion or an obsession...

February 03, 2011 05:00pm

To be unexpectedly asked by Minelab to be a contributor to their Blog section, was both a surprise and also a real honour. So firstly I would like to say hello to all Blog readers from Hertfordshire in the UK. Being a rather diverse metal detectorist I love everything metallic from finding Celtic coins to tracking down the crash sites and excavating the wreckage of World War Two aeroplanes, so it might appear easy to write something...but crikey where does one start? What would like minded individuals wish to read and expect? Well I have such a large spread of topics that could be of interest, I need some time to consider what order to position them so this first blog is simply a “Hello” with a sprinkling of hints regarding “things to come”.

Posted by Julian Evan-Hart on February 03, 2011 05:00pm | 0 Comments

The Power of SALT-GOLD

February 01, 2011 04:46pm

Since the release of the GPX 5000, one of the lesser talked about new features is the Salt-Gold timing. This replaces the Salt-Coarse timing found on the GPX 4800 and previous GPX and GP series models, so what is different about it? 

Posted by Nenad Lonic on February 01, 2011 04:46pm | 4 Comments
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