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Finding Civil War camps and other military sites - Part 2

September 30, 2011 04:50pm

If you dislike hunting in the intense heat of the summer, or extreme cold of the winter, use this time to visit your local library or archives. A wealth of information just might be at your fingertips. Ask your Librarian if they know of any civil war diaries the library owns or published books from civil war soldiers diaries. This can be a goldmine of information. Also, ask about...

Posted by David Keith on September 30, 2011 04:50pm | 0 Comments

Detection Depth - Part 2

September 26, 2011 03:40pm

In Part 1 of this blog post I explained why ground mineralisation and the conductivity and mass of a target can affect detection depth. Here’s a couple more factors that are less well known.

Posted by Des Dunne on September 26, 2011 03:40pm | 0 Comments

The right gear and a positive attitude

September 23, 2011 02:51pm

Right from the first time I heard of metal detecting I was intrigued, but never thought I would be in it to the extent I am now! This is most certainly not a bad thing, just amazing at how certain journeys take you on a ride which gathers momentum and don’t seem to stop!

I had always seen the odd detectorist down at the beach and around the parks and wanted to give it a go

Posted by Trevor Ferraresso on September 23, 2011 02:51pm | 0 Comments

Interview with Gary Drayton: Spanish Treasure Hunter – Part 2

September 20, 2011 03:56pm

Here’s Part 2 of my question and answer session with my friend Gary Drayton, and the author of 'Metal Detecting for Spanish Treasure' to find out how he has become so successful at finding Spanish Treasure. Read Part 1 here.

Posted by Tony Diana on September 20, 2011 03:56pm | 0 Comments

Creating custom patterns in the E-TRAC

September 15, 2011 01:59pm

One of the most powerful features of the E-TRAC metal detector is the ability to create a custom discrimination pattern to suit a specific hunting scenario. Once you are familiar with the process, it is really quick and easy to create a pattern from scratch, and you’ll soon have a selection of patterns to use in different locations.

Before starting, gather a selection of coins (or other targets) that you wish to find...

Posted by Nenad Lonic on September 15, 2011 01:59pm | 0 Comments

Interview with Gary Drayton: Spanish Treasure Hunter – Part 1

September 14, 2011 04:19pm

My friend Gary Drayton has written a book called 'Metal Detecting for Spanish Treasure', so I thought I'd ask him a few questions about the book and how he has become so successful at finding Spanish Treasure."

Posted by Tony Diana on September 14, 2011 04:19pm | 0 Comments

Sausage Sizzle at Reeds Prospecting

September 09, 2011 09:12am

Saturday the 27th of August was a fine and warm spring day, perfect for a Sausage Sizzle. Although there is a busy prospecting season well underway in the Western Australian goldfields, there were enough prospectors and detectorists around to make the Sausage Sizzle at Reeds Prospecting Supplies a highly entertaining and enjoyable event.

Posted by Brenton O'Brien on September 09, 2011 09:12am | 0 Comments

Detection Depth - Part 1

September 05, 2011 04:38pm

How deep does your metal detecor go?” How many times have you been asked this very question? Explaining how deep our metal detectors will go on small coins and rings is more difficult than it appears at first glance. There are several factors that can combine against you and cause a dramatic depth loss on in-ground targets. Air tests can be educational some of the time and may falsely show one detector to be better than another at finding a coin at twelve inches in-air. But, we don’t detect in air do we? We detect through the ground...

Posted by Des Dunne on September 05, 2011 04:38pm | 0 Comments

Eight Natural Geologic Signs Pointing Toward Gold

September 02, 2011 03:51pm

Sometimes I get asked, “What should I look for when metal detecting that will tell me there is gold present in the ground?” I always respond that I wish there was a simple, easy answer. The problem is that gold occurs in many types of deposits, and what indicators work great for one type of deposit don’t always work well for another. As an example...

Posted by Chris Ralph on September 02, 2011 03:51pm | 1 Comment
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