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« on: July 06, 2009, 11:42:11 pm »
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I have heard that the soil condition can affect detecting performance.  That different detectors do better in certain soils.  Well, I wanted to see if anyone had the answer to this or not.  My area has a lot of clay, and if the soil condition fact is true, then what would be ideal for my soil condition, clay?

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2009, 12:06:02 am »
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Vast question.

The better way to cope with particular ground conditions is to have a detector with manual adjustable ground balance or automatic, self tracking ground balance;

Beware of cheap entry level models claiming of automatic ground balance, they are just factory set ground balanced to achieve decent performances in average soil conditions.

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2009, 12:11:13 am »
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Okay then.  I plan to purchase a Minelab X-Terra 705, which has manual and auto ground balance.  I imagine, by what I understand, it will adjust to my soil condition, clay?

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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2009, 12:30:25 am »
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Yep !

Should do a good job. The X)705 in prospecting mode even performs well on wet salt sand.

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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2009, 05:11:25 am »
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I believe Beach Comber is right on here.

I would suggest havin at least two coils.

One with tha 18.75kHz operating frequency.

That gives more huntin options.

Sounds like a nice setup,

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