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Unwrapping the GPX 5000

June 30, 2011 11:30am

We hitched up the caravan to our truck and headed across the Nullarbor plains on another gold seeking adventure. This time round I was asked by Minelab Electronics to do some field-testing on the upcoming GPX 5000 especially the new timings that would be incorporated in the design.

In recent years Frieda and I have discovered life is much simpler to pick a good area to camp and stay put rather than packing up and moving camp every few weeks...

Posted by Jonathan Porter on June 30, 2011 11:30am | 2 Comments

Three fantastic cold and rainy days!

June 28, 2011 10:45am

Three cold and rainy days in April were extraordinary for Prospectors, Miners and Detectorists attending the first Prospecting and Mining Summit in Placerville California held by the International California Mining Journal or as most of us know them as the ICMJ.

Posted by on June 28, 2011 10:45am | 2 Comments

A B17 Waist Gunners Daughter Returns

June 17, 2011 05:30pm

Just past 9 o`clock on a Saturday morning on 26th August 1944 a formation of USAAF B17 bombers were flying over North Hertfordshire. Two of them appeared to get very close, nothing unusual in the congested skies of those days, but then they touched as they were over the village of Weston. The top turret gunner of the aeroplane below recalled looking up and seeing the barrels of his 0.50 calibre guns being cut off by the propellers of the aeroplane above... he rightly considered it was time to bale out! However...

Posted by Julian Evan-Hart on June 17, 2011 05:30pm | 2 Comments

Détection dans une mare (deuxième partie)

June 14, 2011 09:33am

Voici quelques conseils pour bien détecter en mare.

Privilégiez les zones avec peu de vase, quitte à rester proche de la berge. En effet, les zones avec beaucoup de vase sont difficiles à prospecter ; vous vous fatiguerez donc rapidement pour un résultat aléatoire. La meilleure technique est de prospecter là ou vous êtes au plus proche du sol ou lit. Commencez alors à racler ce dernier, les cibles ne sont généralement pas profondes (quelques centimètres) alors qu’elles peuvent se retrouver bloquer sous 50 cm de vase…

Metal detecting in a pond - Part 2 English version 

Posted by David Cuisinier on June 14, 2011 09:33am | 0 Comments

Detecting - Sometimes it is about the journey

June 09, 2011 02:04pm

Over the years a small group of us get together once a year for a hunt somewhere in the western States. It starts each year with a phone call or an email with one simple word borrowed from a movie that has been a rally cry for years. For us, it is an invitation for a few days in the field where great friends get together to catch up, make plans for future hunts and find some gold.

Posted by on June 09, 2011 02:04pm | 1 Comment

Understanding your X-TERRA eBook

June 02, 2011 09:50am

I've been metal detecting since 1972. I like to hunt for old coins at old sites, with the term "old" being relative to where I live. During that time, I've owned and used just about every land detector that hit the market. As time went by, like many of you, I found many of the "old reliable" sites that I hunted were producing fewer and fewer good coins. When Minelab included me in the original field tests for the X-TERRA, I had high hopes that this new technology called VFLEX would increase my finds. As soon as I got the X-TERRAs out in the field, I knew I had my hands on something special.

Posted by Randy Horton on June 02, 2011 09:50am | 22 Comments
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