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FAQFAQ.................Frequently Asked Questions
Posted by: BarnacleBill
Date: March 17, 2007 10:40AM
This is a general coverage FAQ that will provide basic answers to most questions. It is not all encompassing and will be a continued work in progress. For suggestions of other posts that you believe should be included please PM me.

Metal Detector Code of Ethics
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,1102483,1102483#msg-1102483


Metal Detector Basics and Theory --- paper by Bruce Candy
http://www.minelab.com/__files/f/11043/METAL%20DETECTOR%20BASICS%20AND%20THEORY.pdf


FREE eBook - Understanding your X-TERRA - by Digger
http://www.minelab.com/treasure-talk/understanding-your-x-terra-ebook


Where are you from?
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,1524475,1524475#msg-1524475



COIL INFORMATION

Notice regarding Authorized coils for the X-TERRA
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,1715368,1715368#msg-1715368

BarnacleBill ----Size does matter - - - Coil selection
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,745158,745158#msg-745158


X-Terra coils, waterproof or water resistant? ..... from Minelab USA -
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,1068029,1068029#msg-1068029

Target response comparison of the three 15" All Terrain coils.... Digger
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,1800848,1800848#msg-1800848

Testing the LF and MF Coiltek All Terrain X-TERRA coils.....Digger
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,1862848,1862848#msg-1862848

Coiltek 15-inch DD All Terrain X-TERRA coil at 7.5 kHz ....Digger
http://coiltekmanufacturing.com.au/x-terra.html

6 Inch DD "Digger" 3kHz X-TERRA coil, by Coiltek........Digger
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,1820573,1820573#msg-1820573

6" 3kHz "Digger" Coil Review .......Old Longhair
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,1826425,1826425#msg-1826425



Links to Minelab's Treasure Talk Blog posts ---- by Digger


Digger's Introduction to Treasure Talk
http://www.minelab.com/usa/treasure-talk/randy-horton-digger-introduction-to-treasure-talk

Notch Discrimination on the X-TERRA - Ever wonder what you're missing? Part 1
http://www.minelab.com/usa/treasure-talk/notch-discrimination-on-the-x-terra-ever-wonder-what-you-re-missing-part-1

Notch Discrimination on the X-TERRA - Ever wonder what you're missing? Part 2
http://www.minelab.com/usa/treasure-talk/notch-discrimination-on-the-x-terra-ever-wonder-what-you-re-missing-part-2

Hunting by ear... Audio tones on the X-TERRA
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,1351510,1351510#msg-1351510

Controlling the search coil.....
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,1372971,1372971#msg-1372971

Which X-TERRA coil is best for me? part 1
http://www.minelab.com/treasure-talk/which-x-terra-coil-is-best-for-me-part-1

Which X-TERRA coil is best for me? part 2
http://www.minelab.com/usa/treasure-talk/which-x-terra-coil-is-best-for-me-part-2

Which X-TERRA coil is best for me? part 3
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,1679283,1679283#msg-1679283





Link to Minelab Instruction Manuals
http://www.minelab.com/usa/consumer/knowledge-base/product-manuals


NEW Minelab X-Terra Comparison Chart -
http://www.minelab.com/usa/products/coin-relic-detectors/x-terra-705?view=compare

Minelab's 2nd Generation X-Terra...... Product Brochure - http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,940137,940137#msg-940137



X705 Ground Balance Tracking Offset - http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,941152,941152#msg-941152


X705 Pinpoint Sizing - http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,941150,941150#msg-941150

Reset the X-Terra's Cheat Sheet

http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,1093607,1093607#msg-1093607


US coin Target ID chart - updated
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,1130228,1130230#msg-1130230





nero-design ---- 5x10" DD/HF Coil and the 6" DD/HF Coil - Visible Differences

http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,677361,677361#msg-677361


nero-design ---- New X-TERRA 70 Video - Prospecting and HF DD Coil Uses - AUG 2008

http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,795126,795126#msg-795126



X-Terra 50 Field Test - Des Dunne, Field Application Specialist, Minelab International

(link) - http://www.treasurehunting.co.uk/uploads/fieldtests/Test_91.pdf


X-Terra 70 tips and tricks- Des Dunne, Field Application Specialist, Minelab International

(link) - http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,722669,722752#msg-722752


Tips for Coin Hunting an old farm field - Digger

http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,1092743,1092882#msg-1092882




X30
General Reviews/Tests

BarnacleBill----Also contains Saltwater info
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,241421,241421#msg-241421

Digger----Coinshooting
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,288286,288286#msg-288286

Monte Part 1
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,240380,240380#msg-240380

Monte Part 2
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,240860,240860#msg-240860

Monte Part 3
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,240860,241227#msg-241227

wpaxt Bill (S. CA)
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,241077,241077#msg-241077


Saltwater

BarnacleBill -----Depth & Stability
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,486633,488708#msg-488708

BarnacleBill ----Pinpointing
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,383417,383417#msg-383417

wpaxt Bill (S. CA)
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,243783,243783#msg-243783


X50

General Reviews/Tests

BarnacleBill
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,299162,299162#msg-299162

Digger----Coinshooting
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,288286,288286#msg-288286

Monte Part 1
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,240380,240380#msg-240380

Monte Part 2
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,240860,240860#msg-240860

Monte Part 3
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,240860,241227#msg-241227

Joe Demarco
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,228371,228371#msg-228371




Saltwater

BarnacleBill
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,290751,290751#msg-290751

BarnacleBill -----Depth & Stability
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,486633,488708#msg-488708

BarnacleBill ----Pinpointing
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,383417,383417#msg-383417

Steve Herschbach
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,251295,251295#msg-251295

wpaxt Bill (S. CA)
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,263934,263934#msg-263934

X70

General Reviews/Tests


BarnacleBill----Measuring your ground mineralization level using a hidden feature of the X70.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,574329,574329#msg-574329

bfodnes----A Euro view
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,465290,469590#msg-469590

Digger----Coinshooting
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,497015,497015#msg-497015

Monte
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,308776,308776#msg-308776


Mick in Dubbo - TID numbers for Aussie coins
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,1119736,1119736#msg-1119736

gold rat's Australian TID chart
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,586883,590684#msg-590684

Civil War Relic ID's from morelic
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,962451,962544#msg-962544

Target Properties





Digger -- the beauty of the X-70
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,919761,920436#msg-920436


Monte-----More information on Target Properties
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,569213,569532#msg-569532

Saltwater

BarnacleBill --- Optimum use of the X70 GB system for saltwater beach hunting
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,653711,653711#msg-653711

BarnacleBill -----Depth & Stability
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,486633,488708#msg-488708

BarnacleBill ----Pinpointing
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,383417,383417#msg-383417

wpaxt Bill (S. CA)
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,312654,312654#msg-312654

Prospecting

BT
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,496336,496336#msg-496336

Ground Balance

Barnacle Bill - What do the GB numbers represent?
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,566150,567211#msg-567211

Monte
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,356446,357270#msg-357270

Videos

X30 & X50




X70




X-Terra 70 (part 2)




Nice Work, Bill
Posted by: wpaxt
Date: March 17, 2007 12:23PM
That's really all-encompassing, Bill. Looks like you've got the makings of a book, or maybe an encyclopedia...!

Hope all is well with you.

Bill (S. CA)

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Re: Nice Work, Bill
Posted by: BarnacleBill
Date: March 17, 2007 03:49PM
Thanks Bill, doing well, waiting for spring. Hope you're getting some swing time in out there.

HH
BarnacleBill

Thanks, Bill.....
Posted by: Dick from IA
Date: March 17, 2007 08:54PM
....for putting together a nice compilation of information.

My first stop was the YouTube XTerra 70 DVD's. When I got my X70 in July, they sent the X30/50 Video instead. It was helpful, but the one for the X70 is more complete and "chock full" of good information.

Thanks :clapping:



Dick from IA
Fort Dodge Iowa

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Re: FAQ... One more to add
Posted by: Jackpine Savage
Date: March 18, 2007 07:56AM
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Done....thanks for the suggestion.:smile:N/T
Posted by: BarnacleBill
Date: March 18, 2007 08:17AM

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Good Work Bill......
Posted by: Digger
Date: March 18, 2007 03:50PM
If you want to add the X-30 / X-50 Tips I wrote a year ago, or the new one I posted today on the X-70, you are welcome to do so. HH Randy



You'll never know for sure......unless you dig it! HH "Digger"




After 45-years of detecting, and having owned dozens of different detectors, I've come to the conclusion that maintaining success in the field is largely dependent on three things..... choice of site, acquiring a proper skill set for the detector and the detector itself..... in that order. Research, practice and persistence. There are no substitutes.

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Thanks for posting that again
Posted by: RonNH
Date: April 24, 2007 08:11PM
I read through them before I got my machine and I jusr re-read them again and picked up a few more pointers. Thanks, Ron



"Find the cost of freedom, buried in the ground."

Re: FAQFAQ /// SOME OF THE BEST POSTS I HAVE SEEN ON ANYTHING
Posted by: Bugar In. USA
Date: June 03, 2007 06:36PM
EXCELLENT JOB ,:twodetecting:
So good I ordered a X 30, from one of the sponsors,
:thumbup::minelab::usmc::usaflag:

New 70
Posted by: dgsdowell
Date: January 13, 2008 01:11PM
I have just joined the forum, look forward to communicating with everybody. I just bought a new 70 after a fifteen year hiatus from metal detecting. Some questions I have as I am trying to warm up to my new detector. I have swept over things and get a 46 accompanied with a very faint shrill beep, further sweeping will sometimes get the same faint signal, but no locking on. the depth arrows were pegged, (how many inches do those depth arrows represent) I did not dig ,and now wonder if i made a wrong decision? will a deeper target sound fainter? This seems to happen quite often, high initial tid and sound but no locking? I know there should be silver where I am hunting but so far have only found clad coins. Any advice on what I am doing wrong if anything? TIA Steve

Re: FAQFAQ
Posted by: James Edison
Date: February 26, 2008 03:24AM
Thanks for the effort of compiling all the info...very informative and all encompassing...
I find it very useful...Thanks a lot man...

God bless



James,

THANK YOU FOR HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!:clapping:
Posted by: doghouse
Date: October 03, 2008 12:47PM
HELLO,JUST GOT A NEW X-70 FROM GERRY'S DETECTORS AND WAS NEEDING TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE SET UP.THEN YOU LISTED THIS POST WITH ALL THE INFO. I WOULD EVER NEED ........ALSO WITH VIDEOS,AND THE VDI CHART.........THANK YOU AGAIN

Re: FAQFAQ.................Frequently Asked Questions
Posted by: Goldman777
Date: November 05, 2010 04:30AM
Thanks for the forum, really pleased with the results and advice. Tally-ho! GM

Re: FAQFAQ.................Frequently Asked Questions
Posted by: vivien
Date: May 29, 2011 11:48PM
Hi,any info' on beaches or bush detecting around Sydney or blue mountains,willingly share our finds

Re: FAQFAQ.................Frequently Asked Questions
Posted by: lance1974
Date: February 05, 2013 02:35PM
Hi, I have a question about the 705 x-terra on prospecting mode. i have the dd 18.75 coil and i realize you can adjust the threshold tone. when i hit on iron should my detector make a deep low tone or a sort of high tone? because i get a high tone.

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