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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EQUINOX for beach and water hunting

February 13, 2018 10:13am

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

Now that EQUINOX pre-orders are starting to get to their owners, here are a few beach and water hunting tips to help you hit the sand running! The basics are covered by the Getting Started Guide and the online Instruction Manual, so I’ll just cut to the chase by sharing a few of my experiences using the EQUINOX on the beach and in the water... 

Posted by Gary Drayton on February 13, 2018 10:13am | 5 Comments

“It’s not about the gold you miss but about the gold you find”

February 01, 2018 04:38pm

Jonathan Porter
Jonathan Porter metal detecting gold

While depth is relative to the ground conditions a detector is expected to work in, and also relative to the actual detector technology being used, it’s also relative to the interpretive interface making the “call” namely the operator. Chris Ralph, a very good friend of mine, once made a very important observation on camera, he said “It’s not about the gold you miss but about the gold you find”, wise words and very poignant in this day and age when gold is becoming more difficult to find.

Posted by Jonathan Porter on February 01, 2018 04:38pm | 0 Comments

Sometimes it's just nice to be nice

January 25, 2018 11:35am

Derek McLennan
Derek McLennan

Sharon and I went to a local farm where we have detected on and off for a few years, to ask if we could take our Combat Stress Veterans out on the fields over the next few weeks. The farmer's wife answered the door.

Posted by Derek McLennan on January 25, 2018 11:35am | 2 Comments

EQUINOX Technologies (Part 3)

January 15, 2018 10:05am

Minelab Electronics
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This is the third instalment in a blog series introducing and explaining the technologies inside our new EQUINOX detectors… (Read Part 1 here. Read Part 2 here.)

Our goal was to develop a true multi-purpose detector that could not only physically be used in all-terrain conditions, but also be suitable for all types of detecting for all detectorists, and particularly those not requiring a specialist premium flagship detector optimised for only one aspect of detecting...

Posted by Minelab Electronics on January 15, 2018 10:05am | 2 Comments

The CTX 3030 Road Warrior

January 11, 2018 12:13pm

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

Over 2017, one of my favorite Minelab metal detectors, the CTX 3030 has really been put to the test.  Breaking down the CTX 3030 recently for another long flight, I realized just how important using dependable metal detecting equipment is. Some of the places I have taken my CTX 3030 to in the past year have very difficult to search metal detecting terrain... 

Posted by Gary Drayton on January 11, 2018 12:13pm | 6 Comments

2018 - Year of the EQUINOX!

January 05, 2018 07:58am

Steve Herschbach

Happy New Year!

This is a follow up of my previous blog about finding a couple Mercury dimes in a row with the EQUINOX. There is important information there about ground conditions and so if you have not read it already now would be a good time...


Posted by Steve Herschbach on January 05, 2018 07:58am | 1 Comment

Found in the Fields – EQUINOX Gold!

December 21, 2017 10:47am

Gordon Heritage
Gordon Heritage metal detector professional

The EQUINOX has proved to be a very lucky metal detector for me during testing. From the countless hours of field trials for Minelab, amongst the many Roman and Medieval coins and artefacts, I've been fortunate enough to find three pieces of small gold... so far!

Posted by Gordon Heritage on December 21, 2017 10:47am | 4 Comments

My first PRO-FIND 35 field trip!

December 15, 2017 10:02am

Mark Gerlach
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It was with great excitement recently when I opened a package from Minelab and got my first look at the new PRO-FIND 35 pinpointer. For a long time I’ve been wanting Minelab to make a fully waterproof pinpointer, and at last they have. When the weekend came around, I didn’t need any prompting to get out and try it…

Posted by Mark Gerlach on December 15, 2017 10:02am | 0 Comments

EQUINOX finds 2 Mercury Dimes during testing

December 12, 2017 10:20am

Steve Herschbach

OK, I promised myself I was not going to do this - start showing finds yet. It seems kind of mean. "Look what I found" when nobody can get their hands on an EQUINOX yet.

I also have a real problem discussing depth on coins in my area, as do a lot of people in the Western U.S. but also anywhere mineralization is very high...

Posted by Steve Herschbach on December 12, 2017 10:20am | 6 Comments

Gold Depth is always relative to Ground Noise

December 07, 2017 10:44am

Jonathan Porter
Jonathan Porter metal detecting gold

How much deeper does the new Minelab detector go compared to the previous model? I hear that question a lot and to be honest get a bit stumped on it. Not because it’s hard to answer. It’s just more complex to explain properly without going to the major effort of demonstrating it to the uninitiated…

Posted by Jonathan Porter on December 07, 2017 10:44am | 0 Comments
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