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  1. I have personally found Aquaseal to be superior to anything else I have tried.
  2. Do I think Park 1 and Field 1 are the same if set exactly the same? Yes. Can a swear I know for a fact this is true? No. Same goes for Park 2 and Field 2, plus Gold 1 and Gold 2. Park 1 / Field 1 Park 2 / Field 2 Gold 1 / Gold 2 Beach 1 Beach 2
  3. Nothing has changed as regards people’s ability to post about detectors of any price. Those posts continue to take place here by anyone that wants to make them.
  4. Updated with note that White’s Electronics may be done. I’ll give it a little more time though before pulling the White’s models from the list for good.
  5. It’s not even a weak point. It’s just a fact that the salinity range overlaps with the extreme small object / low conductor range. Eliminating some salt signal will also have an impact on some other low conductor signals. It affects all metal detectors that are designed to work in a salt environment, and as such is less a weakness than a shared operating property common to all electromagnetic based metal detectors. The chart below gets it mostly right. The reality is the tiny ferrous, tiny non-ferrous, and salt range all overlap. They are not discrete, separate ranges, but fully overlap. Instead of “Sm. Nugget” it should say “any weak non-ferrous signal.”
  6. No, and thanks for the catch. What I meant to say is “What you can not do is tune out the salt entirely without affecting gold or aluminum in any way.” The salinity control directly affects some gold (and aluminum, lead, etc.) items, either reducing or eliminating the signal from them. Not all gold, just the weakest signals. https://www.detectorprospector.com/forums/topic/3523-target-id-vdi-numbers-for-gold-nuggets-and-gold-jewelry/
  7. Not enough people were participating so the entries were rolled back into the other forums.
  8. Jin posted this back in April.... The chart claims “5 key products” under development for FY21. We are in Minelab FY2021 right now... it began in July. Minelab has also been registering trademarks since February. Four new ones so far: MF5 Silversaver Series Geo Sense-PI GPX 6000 ????? That leaves just one going missing.
  9. Every detector but the M6 is now shown as out of stock on the White’s website. Though not a mention of why to be found anywhere.
  10. It may be that the triangle is supposed to be appearing, that you have difficult conditions, and need to lower your sensitivity.
  11. Family Treasure Hunting: A Beginner's Guide by Charles Garrett 2.39 MB Understanding Treasure Signs and Symbols by Charles Garrett 9.24 MB The Sport of Coin Hunting with a Metal Detector by Charles Garrett 7.21 MB How to Search Sand and Surf: Treasure Recovery at the Beach by Charles Garrett 5.44 MB Introduction To Metal Detecting In Europe by Charles Garrett 8.38 MB How to Find GOLD: Metal Detecting and Panning by Charles Garrett and Roy Lagal 6.2 MB More free books and articles here
  12. It does not seem like the update is the issue. More like you are on mineralized beaches and need to use Beach 2 and lower your sensitivity. That is what the overload symbol is telling you. It senses when there is too much signal blowback from saltwater or black sand or both. When a detectors "sees" too much salt or too much black sand (or both) it will go totally blind unless the transmit signal is reduced. Going into overload is not reducing depth - it is giving you depth when the machine would otherwise be non-functional. The overload will not go away until the conditions creating it go away. The only time I have seen the overload signal is when crossing areas on a beach obviously loaded with magnetite. The overload symbol comes on and the detector keeps running fine, then the symbol goes away once past the magnetite patch. You May also be suffering from salt water intrusion in the detector or the coil itself, which is in turn causing the signal to occur. Contact Minelab Service if you think you have a defective detector. Difficult Areas – Black SandSome beaches contain black sand, which has high natural iron content and is often magnetic. This causes continuous false ferrous detections, making normal beach detecting impossible. Beach Mode automatically senses black sand and reduces the transmit power to ensure that targets can still be detected without overloading occurring. When black sand is sensed, the Beach Overload Indicator will appear on the LCD. When this icon disappears, full transmit power automatically resumes.
  13. No lanyard here... I just drop it in my pouch.
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