Book Excerpt: Excalibur / Sovereign Signal Quality Charts

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Book Excerpt: “Sand Textures”

Sand Textures This is equally as important as the grade.  As we move into examining the site conditions in deeper water, the texture of the material becomes more important.  Sand texture determines whether or not there will be heavy targets present. A big part of “staying off the light stuff” involves being able to recognize when […]

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Identifying Bottle Caps with the Minelab Sovereign and Excalibur

Identifying Bottle Caps I thought it would be a good idea to write a separate section on identifying the ever-present bottle cap.  One reason is because firstly many caps have a nice spongy sound that can initially be mistaken for gold.  Secondly, with its multiple frequencies, the Excalibur readily latches on to the varied metals […]

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More ‘Cuda…

Courtesy of the “Wayback Machine…” “Strikes fast–Bites deep!” http://web.archive.org/web/19990208011333/http://www.anchorelectronics.com:80/

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“Cuda Deluxe!”

Was very lucky to acquire this pristine Anchor Electronics Barracuda from a buddy who “knew I would take good care of it” just as he’s done.   The super rare large coil is mint and has had preventive mods done to the hardware.  This 9V detector is very deep, has superb gold optimization and the best […]

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Minelab Sovereign and Excalibur: “All-Metal Carry Over Responses”

Understanding All-Metal Carry-Over Responses When I began hunting with the Sovereign and Excalibur, I noticed that a lot of signals had this segmented quality that usually meant that something was very close to the coil.  A signal would come in with a wide, drawn-out sound, give a normal tone in the middle, then go out […]

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Book Excerpt: “A Function of the Numbers”

6/ A “Function of the Numbers“ Large numbers of people always increase your odds of finding something of value.  These numbers can be in the form of day-to-day crowds or cumulative–the result of usage over time.  At my local beach there is rarely much jewelry to be found.  However around mid July we have several […]

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“I gots gold fever…!”

A buddy sent me these two beauties fresh from the Aussie gold fields.  I’m so hooked–I’ve changed my scale from grams to DWT”S–“…get me Mr. Keene on the phone…!”  

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“The Squad”

W/P TDI Pro: Great deep pulse but it could be more stable–especially in fast salt water.  Really, its me that has a lot to learn with this one.  Great to have a waterproof machine that’s gold field capable.t’s Goldquest Aquasearch:  An old standby that has great optimisation.  The tune-albe SAT is also good on hills […]

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Last Few Hunts, Four Gold

Last couple of hunts, all 14k total 13.1 gr. All with the CTX.

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