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« on: April 26, 2009, 04:15:09 am »
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Hi To you all. I have an X -Terra 70 at this point in time. I have used different Detectors and I have found with the X -Terra 70  when hunting for gold that if you descriminate an object with the setting on 1 it will also councel out gold. Has anyone had this trouble and can you get around it in any way. I find gold as long as I don't have iron near it. I think another detector could be the right fix. Ken

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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2009, 06:02:28 am »
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Hi Stalley
                You might go to  "Minelab MLO TV" they have stacks of info that could help you .
                Also you could look up a member in this forum " Paul A "  he has a bit of knowledge on Minelab as he owns an  "Explorer"  I have an ETrac but It's still new to me , but if you discriminate Pull-tabs  you could also discriminate gold thats what I found with mine . Wise

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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2009, 11:43:20 am »
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Hi Stalley,
Yep, It's to do with the recovery speed I'm afraid.
Minelabs take a while to "recover" after hitting iron.
Couple of things you might try:
Search in all metal and practice with some small bits of trash and some good stuff.
With practice you should be able to distinquish the different sounds.
A smaller coil might help too with the recovery speed.
I got a little 5" Detech Excelerator for searching my trashy garden (Bits of iron every few inches) - makes a fantastic difference.
Bonus with that would be if you are searching for small gold the smaller coil is more sensitive on small objects.
Try using as little discriminate as possible, just enough to knock out small iron.
I reckon if you dig 50 odd trash and get 1 good result it's worth it!


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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2009, 08:02:06 pm »
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Hi aussie, Thanks for your help. i have had SDs and now I have a crook back so bought the
X - Terra. I thought it would be lighter. I have found it good on gold and don't realy like it for coins. I am still learning to master it like you are the ETrac. This takes some time. I am thinking of going to the GPX4500 but I think in the near future there is a new modle planed but not sure. Regards ken Detecting

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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2009, 08:09:17 pm »
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Hi Paul A, Thanks for your advice. I think the speed has somthing to do with recery as I notice that if you swing to quick you are way past your Target before the siginal sounds. I find the Detector to be good on gold. I use little to no discriminate when detecting. I am waiting for the small coil to come I think it will halp. I will let you know when I get out with it. Regards ken

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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2009, 12:14:27 am »
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Hi Stalley
                I've got a GP Extreme , They are truely sensitive on anything metal , If you go coin hunting with them you'll find be digging everything , although I suppose you could work out different sounds with a bit of practice .   I bought mine to look for gold nuggets in not so trashy ground .  It can pick-up the nut off a bicycle spoke at 4 inches deep or a piece of fuse wire 1 grain at 2 inches deep.
                Suprisingly the GP is very-well balanced for its size ,mine has got the lead acid battery but the newer ones use the L-Ion batteries which are a lot lighter . Price $6000 aud .
                Let me know how you get on

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