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Maiden Voyage for New MXT
Posted by: Rich (Utah)
Date: September 01, 2016 03:13AM
What an incredibly hot day for the maiden voyage of my 'newly acquired' MXT All Pro. I had the day off work so a short road trip was in order and a favorite location was the destination. Being that it has been SO dry around my parts, it was best to pass on the usual permission at an old home for fear of leaving dead plugs in somebodies yard.

After arriving at plan A, it was noted that the top 3 inches of the ground was so dry, it was just dust. And unfortunately, since the last visit a few years ago, the place has become some sort of hangout for beer parties of the aluminum can variety. There was can-slaw everywhere and being that the area is mowed and tilled to keep the weeds down, it was at depth as well. Tough start.

After an hour of that, I had some respect for the MXT's ability to sort things out. The machine itself is very easy to operate. I managed a few clad coins in among the slaw and iron. However the sun was really beating down and was the determining factor for coming back to this spot another day. Off to plan B a few blocks away.

The nice thing about this location is that there aren't any sidewalks, just dirt paths on this side of the road. Even though I had hunted the yards of many of the old homes in the area, I had never touched the dirt sidewalks. The 5.3 coil was put on the MXT and away we went.

While the heat beat down, a few coins came to light in the next three hours including the first old coin of the day, a very nicely detailed 1918 Mercury dime. Followed by a 1952 D Rosie, a couple wheaties from the 40's and a 1 mil Utah Sales Tax token. There wasn't a lot of aluminum trash to deal with like at the first stop, but there was plenty of iron and junk items to get an idea of how the MXT responds to different types of targets and shapes. I like the combination of the MXT and the 5.3. It reminds me somewhat of an old combo I was very fond of, a White's Eagle and the Six-Shooter stacked coil.

For those interested, the MXT was set for Coin/Jewelry, Tracking On, Single Tone, Disc set 1 increment below the preset, and threshold set where I could hear the tone, but also below preset and a pair of Maxi Phone III headphones.

Seems the MXT is off to a good start. It is always nice to find a Merc, especially an old one. They're one of my favorites.

Rich (Utah)



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/01/2016 03:21AM by Rich (Utah).




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Re: Maiden Voyage for New MXT
Posted by: Nancy-IL
Date: September 01, 2016 07:31AM
Way to go Rich!!! :thumbup: We've also had very hot a humid weather and we've gotten out for short hunts.

I'm glad to see that the MXT found some nice coins for you. That silver is always nice to see in the dark soil. I love seeing the old tax token also. It sounds like you've got a keeper in the machine along with the small 5.3 coil making it a winner. I'm sure you'll enjoy swinging that MXT each time you take it out. I'm excited for you.

Thanks for posting and maybe it will bring others to post their finds too. You found a handful of awesome keepers for your first time out with your machine. :clapping::detecting:

Please keep us posted on your thought of the MXT as you put more hours on it. Congratulations!



Nancy - Central Illinois
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Posted by: Rich (Utah)
Date: September 03, 2016 01:11AM
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Nancy-IL
Way to go Rich!!! :thumbup: We've also had very hot a humid weather and we've gotten out for short hunts.

I'm glad to see that the MXT found some nice coins for you. That silver is always nice to see in the dark soil. I love seeing the old tax token also. It sounds like you've got a keeper in the machine along with the small 5.3 coil making it a winner. I'm sure you'll enjoy swinging that MXT each time you take it out. I'm excited for you.

Thanks for posting and maybe it will bring others to post their finds too. You found a handful of awesome keepers for your first time out with your machine. :clapping::detecting:

Please keep us posted on your thought of the MXT as you put more hours on it. Congratulations!

Thanks Nancy,

It was nice to put the MXT thru the paces. There are some really good posts here on the MXT forum over the last several years. I've combed through several hundred posts gleaning info about settings, coils and the detector in general so I can give myself a little head start. Looking forward to logging more hours on the MXT.

I am hopeful to see more posts from other MXT users as well. Seems that much of the interest has moved over to the White's Main Detecting Forum along with the MX Sport. Time marches on.


Rich -



* minelab etrac * makro racer 2 * . . . and others *

1st day of detecting school . . . . . . . . . . . .

Re: Maiden Voyage for New MXT
Posted by: irnwrkr
Date: September 10, 2016 07:46PM
Mxt is an excellent unit. Personally I have a sport and a v3i.

Re: Maiden Voyage for New MXT
Posted by: johnva
Date: September 10, 2016 08:22PM
Great finds!

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