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Treasure Talk

Welcome to Treasure Talk, Minelab's metal detecting blog. We've handpicked the very best and most knowledgeable contributors to present regular metal detecting blogs on topics close to their heart. Plus we're asking you to join in and make it a conversation.

Our bloggers share their product knowledge, detecting experience, personal tips and tricks and anything else they want to discuss that might be of interest to the detecting community.

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GPZ 7000 Ground Tracking Software Update

October 26, 2015 02:44pm

Phil Beck
Phil metal detecting

One of my favourite sayings about metal detection technology is "Anyone can make a detector that detects metal, but not everyone can make a detector that ignores ground mineralisation” This is the ongoing challenge for improving upon detection depth and sensitivity in the various types of grounds that exist in gold bearing areas around the world...

Posted by Phil Beck on October 26, 2015 02:44pm | 3 Comments

Metal Detecting Underground

August 28, 2015 12:18pm

Chris Ralph
Chris Ralph gold prospector

Now I certainly don't recommend going into old abandoned mines because I well know - better than most - how dangerous that can be. Normally it’s best to detect old dumps and ore piles on the surface when working around old mines, and even that requires a close eye on safety. However, I recently had a very special opportunity to do some gold detecting in the Original 16 to 1 mine in Alleghany, California. 

Posted by Chris Ralph on August 28, 2015 12:18pm | 0 Comments

Metal Detecting Adventures on the Infamous Oak Island

August 14, 2015 03:17pm

Gary Drayton
Gary Drayton beach metal detecting with Minelab Sovereign GT metal detector

In 2014 I was honoured to be invited to help the owners of Oak Island (located in Nova Scotia, Canada) in their quest to solve the mystery of the famous “Money Pit”.

For those who do not know the story, Oak Island is rumoured to have buried pirate treasure hidden in a mine shaft with an elaborate booby-trapped flooding system to prevent people from recovering the treasure.

Posted by Gary Drayton on August 14, 2015 03:17pm | 0 Comments

Old Coins, Lipstick and a Cow Bell!

July 28, 2015 01:14pm

Mark Gerlach
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One of the things I love most about the hobby of metal detecting is the anticipation of what you will find on any given trip. Last week was no exception as I headed out early to one of my favorite parks that has been producing a steady stream of finds for the last four years.

Posted by Mark Gerlach on July 28, 2015 01:14pm | 0 Comments

Using the GPZ 7000 in High EMI conditions and Audio Smoothing

July 07, 2015 02:08pm

Jonathan Porter
Jonathan Porter metal detecting gold

Recently I took a trip up north to spend a few days detecting with a good friend and Minelab dealer Peter Cragg at Gold City Detecting and his detecting mate with the aim to helping them obtain some hands-on field experience and instruction with the amazing new GPZ 7000 with its ZVT technology.

Posted by Jonathan Porter on July 07, 2015 02:08pm | 0 Comments

A Little GPZ Gold - Part 2

July 01, 2015 02:38pm

Steve Herschbach
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Following on from Part 1 of this blog which covered how I use a GPZ  with GPS to cover ground more effectively, I'd like to share some more techniques and detector settings I use for finding gold with my GPZ 7000.

Posted by Steve Herschbach on July 01, 2015 02:38pm | 0 Comments

A Little GPZ Gold - Part 1

July 01, 2015 02:05pm

Steve Herschbach
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This year has not been going exactly as I imagined it would. My stated goal for the year was to set a new record for days in the field detecting. So far however, it has been anything but that. No complaint - I have been devoting myself to visiting family and other things that took precedence over prospecting. 

Posted by Steve Herschbach on July 01, 2015 02:05pm | 0 Comments

My First Look at the GPZ 7000

June 29, 2015 11:19am

Gordon Heritage
Gordon Heritage metal detector professional

I was really eager to get my hands on the new GPZ 7000, as a lot of the functionality was borrowed from the CTX 3030, a machine I know well. I was particularly interested to see the improvements made to the CTX 3030 features and related products.

Posted by Gordon Heritage on June 29, 2015 11:19am | 1 Comment

CTX 3030 – Using Combined Audio (Revisited)

June 19, 2015 04:42pm

Randy Horton
Randy Digger Horton

A common question that arises from time-to-time on many of the online forums is:

Will I get more “nulling” when using Combined audio? 

Posted by Randy Horton on June 19, 2015 04:42pm | 0 Comments

GO-FIND Some Treasure at the Beach!

June 15, 2015 06:46pm

Gary Drayton
Gary Drayton beach metal detecting with Minelab Sovereign GT metal detector

Family time at the beach is a lot more fun for the Drayton’s, thanks to the new GO-FIND Series of detectors from Minelab. It was always a little awkward, going to the beach and bringing along my metal detector, treasure hunting alone, while my wife and daughters did their own thing. Finally we have a metal detector that our whole family can use and join in the treasure hunting fun.

Posted by Gary Drayton on June 15, 2015 06:46pm | 0 Comments
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