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r49miner
05:20:06 Sat
Nov 21 2009

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Steve you son of a gun. You could have at least let me ask the question before you give me the answer. LOL
Great information as usual. Still waiting for your website.

Thanks again



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auldrider
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Hello Steve, you have given me a little encouragement through your comments on this thread.

I know nothing about MD and was finding it very difficult to understand all the different observations, opinions and recommendations that experienced operators (kindly) offer up via the Webb!

I just bit the bullet and bought me a Minelab X TERRA 705 and set about learning how to drive it.

I chose the X TERRA for two reasons, number one was because it was there and number two, it covered the basics of both prospecting and coin and treasure hunting.

I am "slowly" getting the hang of this and have half a small coffee jar of coins and things I have dug up from all round the place!

The funny thing is that I am really enjoying it!

I have access to an old prospecting site that was only stopped being worked (way back) because of there being no water available!

Perhaps there wasn't any gold there either!

I don't know much about the history of the claim but have got exclusive access, so I thought I would give the X TERRA 705 a try and see if I can pick up a tone or two and try out the prospecting mode!

It seems it is not easy for me to buy the accessory coils currently but as the old workings are only 30 miles down the road I thought I will give it a go with just the standard coil.

Am I wasting my time or should I try to purchase a 6 inch 18kh double D before I bother to try?
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Steve_Herschbach
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Hi auldrider,

It is all about playing the odds.You have a chance at finding gold with the lower frequency coil. You have a better chance with a high frequency coil. How much better? Well, if it is a 1/10th ounce nugget one inch down, it will not matter. But the smaller the gold gets, the better your chances will be with a higher freqency coil.

As far as I am concerned it is never a waste of time to go metal detecting. If you are not serious about nugget detecting then there is no reason to get the high frequency coil. Just go and hopefully you get lucky. But if prospecting is something you intend on doing a lot of just bite the bullet and get it.
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auldrider
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Thank you for the reply Steve,
The problem in supply of coils is with the local Minelab agent, it seems!
I think I will take a look on the internet instead.
I am very pleased with my choice of the X-TERRA-705 especially as a learning tool for metal detecting.
The 705 appears to have discovered for me an itch that I now have just gotta scratch! :devil: Cheers, John.

  
r49miner
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