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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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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

Using the "Dust Iron" Ferrite GB Aid for the GPZ 7000

June 01, 2015 10:00am

Jonathan Porter
Jonathan Porter metal detecting gold

In Summary: If the ground is upsetting your detector due to saturation signals then use the "Dust Iron" Ferrite and the ‘Octopus’ sweep method at start-up and check the GB regularly. If the constant exposure of saturation signals and salt signals are still upsetting the ground balance where you can clearly hear the Ferrite when you are periodically checking, then I highly recommend you select Manual GB mode to prevent the saturation and salt signals adversely affecting the ground balance of your GPZ 7000.

Posted by Jonathan Porter on June 01, 2015 10:00am | 0 Comments

GO-FIND 20 – The Detector for Everyone!

May 29, 2015 07:00pm

Mark Gerlach
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When I first removed the GO-FIND 20 from its box my first reaction was, “wow!” what a great looking little detector. Straight away I could see it as a detector my son and I could have a lot of fun using.

Posted by Mark Gerlach on May 29, 2015 07:00pm | 0 Comments

The Warwick Wonder

May 01, 2015 08:39pm

Mark Williams
Mark Williams metal detecting blog posts

Over the past weeks Aussie Digger (aka AD) has been sending me a steady flow of pictures of small nuggets up to 5 grams in size that he has been finding with the GPZ 7000. Well a man can only take so much of this and after getting an open invitation to come up any time I decided to bite the bullet, pack my GPZ 7000, head up and give it a go.

Posted by Mark Williams on May 01, 2015 08:39pm | 0 Comments

Eolian Gold Deposits

April 30, 2015 10:26pm

Chris Ralph
Chris Ralph gold prospector

Eolian placers are a special type of residual gold deposit that prospectors should be interested in because the gold is shallow and richly concentrated - a condition well suited to exploitation with a metal detector.

Posted by Chris Ralph on April 30, 2015 10:26pm | 0 Comments

Treasure Diving with the Excalibur II (Part 2)

April 22, 2015 05:35pm

Mark Gerlach
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Following on from my blog about settings and techniques for using the Minelab Excalibur II on SCUBA, I’d like to share one of the great dives I have enjoyed chasing treasure underwater.

Posted by Mark Gerlach on April 22, 2015 05:35pm | 0 Comments

My Method for Ground Balancing the GPZ 7000

April 20, 2015 07:49pm

Jonathan Porter
Jonathan Porter metal detecting gold

After having spent quite some time with the testing and development of the GPZ 7000, and coming to grips with the new technology in this detector, I thought it would be great to share with you my ‘best’ method of getting up and running with all of the initial steps you need to carry out when turning on the unit and properly adjusting it to suit the conditions. While these steps are contained within the Field Guide and Instruction Manual, I have added a few practical tips of my own to help you out. So here they are:

Posted by Jonathan Porter on April 20, 2015 07:49pm | 0 Comments

Advantages of the Coiltek 10” x 5” CTX Coil

April 17, 2015 08:03pm

Randy Horton
Randy Digger Horton

Are you spending too much time digging those deeply buried nails?  Here are some ways you can fine-tune your techniques, when using the Coiltek 10”’ x 5” elliptical coil for the CTX3030.

Posted by Randy Horton on April 17, 2015 08:03pm | 0 Comments
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