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I just purchased a SDC 2300 and own a GPX 5000. Have not taken the sdc 2300 out yet due to snow and work.

But was wondering how many detectorists here go detecting on salt? Lakes, Beaches or Ocean area's? 

Do you have any success ? I never seem to ever hear of anyone finding gold in these area's. But Minelab makes settings for them.

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Hi Scott,

There was quite a gal named Janet in Australia who specialized in finding gold on salt flats. https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?id=472 Sadly, I just found in searching for here in order to respond to your question that she passed away last year. RIP Janet!

The Minelab Salt settings were designed for hunting salt flats, however, they are now seeing use on beaches around the world hunting jewelry http://www.minelab.com/emea/treasure-talk/the-power-of-salt-gold

For nugget detecting in the US the settings could also of course be of use on salt flats, or even just in small areas where dried up ponds or puddles have left salt crusts on the soil. All I have ever heard of here however is beach hunting for jewelry or old Spanish wreck coins and debris in Florida.

I have never used it myself. I have been intending to try it on the SDC on a larger nugget versus the normal settings on the off chance it might help on larger gold.

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