News for 2000

Field Test: Minelab Explorer XS - Parts 1 and 2

01 Sep 2000

Author: Bill McAvoy

Source: Treasure Hunting (Sept 2000)

Part 1

Due to serious health problems I have been out of commission, so far as metal detecting is concerned, for several years. To be given the opportunity to field test the Minelab Explorer XS was therefore a very nice welcome-back to the hobby. The reason I say this, is because the Explorer is a “serious piece of kit” and I knew that it would be a challenge for me to put it through it paces, and see what it could really do... Download PDF

Part 2

The first part of this field test (September 2000) mainly covered how the Explorer XS performs on the beach. In this article I will be looking at how the detector performs on inland sites, as well as giving more details on its set up and use. The time I spent using the Explorer on the beach gave me a good indication of what to expect from this high tech detector on inland sites... Download PDF

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