How I Hunt for Gold in the Water with the Minelab CTX 3030

The Sovereign and Excalibur were my first introduction to a kind of detector that has a heavily processed signal.  What I mean by that is that a lot of things happen in-between ground and headphone.  With this kind of machine, if your settings are correct--there's a...

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CTX3030 Scores Some Silver

Thought I would post this just to say what worked.  Obviously a '66 quarter is nothing to run screaming with but here's how I got it from a new park site.  First I looked for the old-growth trees.  Then I started hunting around them paying attention to the depth...

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Book Exerpt: “Grades: The Big Picture”

10/ Grades: “The Big Picture” The overall grade of a shoreline site is the most important thing to understand. This is critical “make or break” site knowledge. I've even seen top pro hunters get into a site and waste time up on ground that was just too high to have...

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Book Exerpt: “Shoreline Classification and Exchange”

Exchange Exchange is something that happens on shorelines that have some level of wave action. Where you have a faster wave interval, more material is pushed in than is drawn out. When the waves subside, this same material falls back out into deeper water. Sometimes...

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W/P White’s TDI Pro Build

This has been a very long and detailed project.  At first it looked like the TDI Pro board would go into a UK case but it was a tiny bit too small and would have needed Vishay pots.  These are much more durable.  The new Pelican 1170 case is for handguns--quite big...

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Last Week: 2 . 4 Ounces of Gold

A very hard week in the water against some very tough competition.    I used some of the methods described in my new book: "Water Hunting Secrets of the Pros: Volume 11"-assessing the sites fully and determining when it was necessary to cover ground, get depth with my...

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1,600 + Last Week: Cartier and PLAT

A very hard week--ran the CTX3030, the Whites Dual Field, and the CS6PI.  Fought the seas hard for every one of these--my "coach" Roland was impressed.  Extreme sanded in conditions--had to really look around for any decent ground to work. 6 Got a Cartier band, 7.2...

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New Book Exerpt: “Acccuracy”

16/ Accuracy This is another machine value that can be effective--but not in any situation. As with any of these tools there is a trade-off to be mediated. An accurate machine is not necessarily the one that will go the deepest. It may also mislead you due to sand or...

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Old-School Beach Machine

Still haven't found anything deeper or as conclusive as this  Fisher CZ5 10" coil. It's modded with (legendary) "Mr Goldmaster"...

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Welcome Facebook Friends!

Thanks for liking / viewing my page! My name is Clive James Clynick and I've been detecting since 1980.  In that time I've had the opportunity to hunt treasure and trade notes with some top pros--both in Canada and the Caribbean.  The result has been some 18 book...

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A Good Week in the Water with the CTX 3030

These are from a week-long hunt with the CTX 3030.  Total is 1.55 ounces--26 grams of 18k.  I also used the CTX 3030 with the 17" coil.  This coil got me down to gold that had been in the ground so long that it came out green....

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Scoop of My Dreams…

Thought I would put up a picture of this great custom scoop that Chuck from Sunspot Tooling made for me.  It's a 720i, extreme angle with an aluminum / wood travel handle and a Stout's Backsaver grip.  This scoop has gotten me a lot of gold --even in digs that others...

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Minelab Excalibur Training Day

These guys are top notch pros and once they had the Minelab Excalibur basics down proceeded to recover gun parts from the nearby lake that allowed a murder case to proceed.   FYI, in police dive team slang a body in the water is called a "package."  I like to think...

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Top Minelab Excalibur Pro Roland Dalcourt

Roland moved South from Montreal 12 years ago and is now one of the top pros in the world.  His detectors of choice are  the Minelab CTX 3030 and Excalibur.  His finds include (as shown) an $18,500 solitare (2nd from right) a $15000 Chanel piece (at left) a 90 gram...

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Makro Racer Scores a Merc

Macro Racer Tips Wouldn't have given much for what I though was left in this section of park but the Makro Racer came though. Won't name names but I have worked it very hard many times.  Makro Racer Tips:  Really getting some accuracy now by: -looking for targets that...

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Minelab Sovereign and Excalibur Waterproof Connector Kit

  Interchangable coils for the Minelab Sovereign / Minelab Excalibur.  I've heard a lot of good things from top hunters about how stable the "blue tubes" Excaliburs are--especially for use with big coils. John at Minelab did a great job refurbishing this one for me...

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Minelab Excalibur 11 Modification

I've gotten good results with Coiltek WOT coil in different applications and wanted to have one available for the Minelab Excalibur but not have to use it all the time as they can be hard to swing in fast water. I also really like Mr. Goldmaster's headphones which...

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Top Pro Roland Dalcourt

 Top Caribbean pro Roland ("The King") Dalcourt has taught me a lot about hunting saltwater water sites.   This picture shows him with a custom  Minelab Excalibur modified for chest mount configuration.  The cables are coiled to be out of the way and there's a hanger...

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A Few Fall Gold and Silver Finds

These are some local gold finds made with the Minelab Excalibur, Minelab Sovereign and a Whites Dual Field modded by my friend Bill Lahr that runs at 12 uSc. It's one of the best optimised detectors I've ever used also has a great faint range. The conditions have been...

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Welcome!

This page is about finding gold jewelry with a metal detector at park, shoreline and water sites.  Here's some of my finds from about fifteen years of hard hunting. My main machines are: Minelab Excalibur II 1000  (MGM Phones) Minelab Excalibur "Blue Tubes" W/P...

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