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Discriminate Problems

8/ Discriminate Problems I find most of my stuff going in behind hunter who want to speed things up by relying on discriminate mode. The reason for this is because I’ve learned that any discriminate feature is basically at the mercy of conditions.  For example, there just isn’t a machine made that can consistently pick […]

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Book Excerpt: Multiple Machines: “Matching the Hatch”

3/ Multiple Machines: “Matching the Hatch” The advantages of running multiple machines is a subject I’ve touched upon in previous books.  Since then I’ve learned a lot more about how matching the strongest features of a given detector can help you to act upon what you are learning about a location.  As you begin to […]

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Book Excerpt: Trenches and Gullies

Trenches and Gullies Often where you have high general sand levels, the only productive  ground will be at the bottom of any trenches or gullies.  This can be only a six-step “swath”sometimes running along an entire beach.  As well, the actual shape of these trenches is important in that where you have a trench with […]

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“Understanding Edge Changes”

Thought I would dig this illustration out of the new book and post it for those who want to sharpen their shoreline observational skills.   These are the ways that a sidewall can change and when you know to watch for  them it’s possible to predict strip-outs–when new targets are being exposed.  One thing that’s missing […]

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“Advanced Shallow Water Metal Detecting: Tips, Tricks & Methods for the Shoreline Treasure Hunter”

Thought I would do a promo on this book my personal favorite.  This isa book for anyone who wants to really get out there and operate at the highest level.  It covers machine choices and applications, equipment handling, understanding grades, access, rough and deep water basics, shoreline dynamics, classification, exchange–things that some of the best  […]

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“The Gold Jewelry Hunter’s Handbook”

I chose this book to feature this week because the part at the back on shoreline grades, contours, classification, trenches etc. were what I had needed to learn for many years. The first season I began concentrating entirely on hunting the “marl”–my finds really took off. At one point I did 4 1/2 ounces of […]

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Book Excerpt: “Downloading and Using Programs with the CTX 3030 ExChange Software”

45/ Downloading and Using Programs with the CTX ExChange Software When I opened the graphics of the ExChange2 software I was a bit intimidated.  Once I saw how simple and intuitive it was–it became second nature.  First install the software from the disc and register. Open up the program and source a program fine to […]

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This Year’s Gold So Far: 6.7 ozs.

I’ve certainly had worse years and still going yet.  Couple of standouts in the front include a .50 rock, a 22 k band 7.9 gr. a Cartier band, a 14.7 gr. PT band and a lunker 18k band 11.7 gr.   The chain is 20 gr. 14k cross 18k. I’ve heard people say that “it’s all […]

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Couple of Good Hunts Last Week

50 Grams total–Russian chain is 14k pendant 18k 20 grams, the other pendant is 18k and the rest is 14k–largest band at center is 7.9 gr.  Did a lot of work with the CTX 3030 and tested a few pulses.  The CTX is a strong salt water performer–it was hitting small tabs down over 12″ […]

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CTX 3030 Wand Fix

When I noticed that the isolator on my CTX was staring to rotate a bit and shorten when I leaned on it the first suspect was that the soft carbon fibre was wearing.  Turns out it’s the cam-lock.  This can easily be solved by rotating it completely and looking for the worn areas that contact […]

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