A Kind Regard

I have read all of Clive’s Excal/Sovereign/CTX/Pulse machine/general beach detecting books, they have paid for themselves over and over. I enjoy his writing style, as you can read quickly for an overview, then later read slowly to digest the fine points. He...

A Few Pulse Tips

Our local beach has become a lot tougher in the past few years.  It’s kind of funny to me because there are a lot of guys who consider themselves to be “pulse hunters” but they don’t really bring too much skill to the task.  They dig...

Book Excerpt: “Advanced Shoreline Analysis”

In previous books I’ve tried to teach hunters to understand the shoreline features that determine where gold will come to rest and be held. Learning about how these features operate is the difference between a focused, well thought-out hunt and relying on pure...

Book Excerpt: “Discriminate Problems”

8/ Discriminate Problems I find most of my stuff going in behind hunters 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...

Book Excerpt: “Understanding the Gold Signal”

21/ Understanding the Gold Signal Compared to the challenge of  finding gold jewelry at inland sites–coins are easy.  For one thing, as you go further up the conductivity scale, there are fewer targets–not so with the middle range.  Also, as the price of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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” phones.

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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...

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.  

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...