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Explorer 2 Salt Beach Hunt
Posted by: Reddog777
Date: July 23, 2016 08:11PM
I got to use my Explorer 2 at the beach today and I must say that it is one hot unit. The ring (tungsten or stainless) was about 12" and gave a clear signal. The stud earring ( not sure if it real ) also gave a solid clear signal as well as other small pieces of foil. I also found assorted clad coins. I had the Explorer for sale but I think I'll keep it.




Re: Explorer 2 Salt Beach Hunt
Posted by: BigTony
Date: July 25, 2016 09:22PM
Congratulations on those finds. The Exp II is a keeper, I like mine so much I bought a back unit way before yours was for sale. I simply loved it.



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Re: Explorer 2 Salt Beach Hunt
Posted by: MikeO
Date: July 25, 2016 11:51PM
Nice. I hope the rock is the real deal. :cheers:



Detecting since 1979
Findmall member since 2000
Became a dedicated Minelab user in 2000 with a XS

Favorite find ever a 1834 Half Dime (15 years ago)
Oldest coin ever found a 1734 Real (11 years ago)

One of my favotites from 2012 season an 1857 Flying Eagle Cent.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,1795264,1795264#msg-1795264

Favorite coin from 2013 season an 1835 Capped Bust Dime.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,1962866,1962866

Favorite coin of 2014 so far an 1849 Large Cent.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,2034861,2034861#msg-2034861

Favorite Silver of 2014 an 1854 Seated Half Dime.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,2106714

A hunt that will likely never be repeated. Silver Three Center and Seated.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,2115392,2115392#msg-2115392

Oldest and largest for 2015 so far 1807 KG
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,2167872,2167872#msg-2167872


Re: Explorer 2 Salt Beach Hunt
Posted by: braveheart1954
Date: July 30, 2016 08:29PM
I have 7 diff machines. I have an Exp. XS and a Exp.2. I would never get rid of either Mainly because NO other machine in the world has been able to match the programming functions Stopped production because it takes to many years to master the machine. Most use simple programs on it. You might as well buy a cheaper brand machine if your not going to be able to put the hundreds of hours into it. BUT now buying used for 400-600 it's a steal for getting a Rolls Royce machine! New boards can be purchased in England and shipped here for $75 if needed. The seller was a designer and inventor of the board for Minelab years ago. He makes boards that Minelab stopped making! I bought one for my XS last year and it works perfectly.. Good for another 13 years of detecting.



JOHN HARVEY

Re: Explorer 2 Salt Beach Hunt
Posted by: Reddog777
Date: July 31, 2016 12:15PM
I previously tried my single tone machine with a salt mode on the beach and I said never again. The tones on it were like a foreign language after I had gotten used to the Minelabs. They give so much more information and depth is great. I always came back to Minelab for beach hunting. HH



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Re: Explorer 2 Salt Beach Hunt
Posted by: braveheart1954
Date: August 01, 2016 02:16PM
Next time out at the beach if you are more interested in finding smaller gold items use manual NOISE settings and set to 1. If the detector is free from noise or the noise is tolerable Hunt in this or go to 2 and so on up the latter. ! is your highest frequency of 16Hhz. and 11 is like 12Hhz I think. ...Lower price Gold hunting machines start at about 15Hhz and go up from there and in price. So hunting in 1 is going to increase your chances of hearing gold. 2 I think is 15Hhz and the Hhz goes down as the NOISE level numbers go up! Hunting in 11 is the best to find silver. 5 is roughly mid-range and using your NOISE CANCEL button will put the detector in the best number for soil conditions but not necessarily for gold.
NOTE: When ever you find a gold pendant.. chances are the chain broke and fell close to the pendant you find.... unless you have a high end Gold Detector your Explorer will only detect the faint signal of a very shallow gold latch clasp on a gold chain. Reason is a detector will ONLY detect ONE LINK in a chain, if the link is LARGE no matter how long the chain is! .. Explorer will not detect a normal size link in a gold chain ... It you do detect a whole normal size gold chain it is because the detector detected the LARGER CLASP and not the links in the chain! So when you find a Gold Pendant and ran the search coil over the area and it seemed clean of any targets, scoop thru a generous radius of sand around where you found the pendant and chances are you will find the chain! GL/HH ;)



JOHN HARVEY

Re: Explorer 2 Salt Beach Hunt
Posted by: Reddog777
Date: August 04, 2016 09:28AM
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braveheart1954
Next time out at the beach if you are more interested in finding smaller gold items use manual NOISE settings and set to 1. If the detector is free from noise or the noise is tolerable Hunt in this or go to 2 and so on up the latter. ! is your highest frequency of 16Hhz. and 11 is like 12Hhz I think. ...Lower price Gold hunting machines start at about 15Hhz and go up from there and in price. So hunting in 1 is going to increase your chances of hearing gold. 2 I think is 15Hhz and the Hhz goes down as the NOISE level numbers go up! Hunting in 11 is the best to find silver. 5 is roughly mid-range and using your NOISE CANCEL button will put the detector in the best number for soil conditions but not necessarily for gold.
NOTE: When ever you find a gold pendant.. chances are the chain broke and fell close to the pendant you find.... unless you have a high end Gold Detector your Explorer will only detect the faint signal of a very shallow gold latch clasp on a gold chain. Reason is a detector will ONLY detect ONE LINK in a chain, if the link is LARGE no matter how long the chain is! .. Explorer will not detect a normal size link in a gold chain ... It you do detect a whole normal size gold chain it is because the detector detected the LARGER CLASP and not the links in the chain! So when you find a Gold Pendant and ran the search coil over the area and it seemed clean of any targets, scoop thru a generous radius of sand around where you found the pendant and chances are you will find the chain! GL/HH ;)
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Thank, good advice.

Re: Explorer 2 Salt Beach Hunt
Posted by: braveheart1954
Date: August 04, 2016 09:40AM
At first glance I was wondering how you got that ring around that piece of coral! lol Congrats...hope the stone is real! ;)

Re: Explorer 2 Salt Beach Hunt
Posted by: Buddy_TX
Date: December 23, 2017 10:36AM
I know this is an old thread but I just got my ExplorerII and looking for Wet Salt Sand settings for it, only going to be able to hunt salt sand beache for two mabey three days and dont want to spend all that time trying to figure out the settings.
Could some one PLEASE help me out. Am a disabled vet with uncurable lung cancer and this may be my only chance to hunt Virgina Beach and Mytrle Beach in may or June, any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks
Buddy_TX



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