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Minelab and mineralization?
Posted by: JJames1610
Date: August 26, 2017 10:59AM
I have never tried a minelab before so thought i would ask before trying. Do they give false signals on just mineralization? All 3 of the other brands i have tried will do this. Frustrating. Would love to hear from some minelab users on this. Thanks

Re: Minelab and mineralization?
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: August 26, 2017 06:23PM
Depends on how much mineralization and how high you try to run the sensitivity. Any machine can report what it thinks is a conductive target,and if you want it to report any conductive mineralization you might have it will. This can normally be taken care of by adding just a bit of discrimination. FBS machines are known to handle mineralization better,that's one of their claims to fame. I believe it has to do with HOW it tracks the ground via the reference signal....someone who knows what they're talking about will be along soon...

Re: Minelab and mineralization?
Posted by: JJames1610
Date: August 27, 2017 07:36AM
Ok, thanks.

Re: Minelab and mineralization?
Posted by: Charles (Upstate NY)
Date: August 27, 2017 04:53PM
Explorer SE Pro sensitivity 26-28

Upstate NY...varies from very stable in sandy soil, a touch noisy in your average dirt, to a bit of chatter in clay.

Virginia...their red mineralized soil is fairly noisy, more so than in NY but solid hits on targets stand out.

NJ Beaches...silent as a church in dry sand. Wet salt water beach sand with sensitivity about 26 gives fairly stable operation, higher sens chatters too much.

Pacific NW (Oregon/Washington)...pretty much a nightmare it hates the volcanic black sand. Noise, blips, cursor jumping around, even the X1 probe doesn't like this soil.

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