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The problem with worn skid plates.

Worn Skid plates

Hi all!

We’ve all heard the motto of go low and slow, when we go metal detecting – which is one of the ways that we can increase our finds. This can be hard to do for novices to metal detecting – but with a little practice, it becomes second nature. If you raise your coil four inches off the ground for instance – th...

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Goldies in The Grass....


Ok it’s Saturday morning – up at 7am – as it’s going to be a hot summers day. Vegies watered, the mandatory coffee consumed – what will I do next !!

I know – I will go and try to find enough one and two dollar coins with my Equinox 800 to buy breakfast at McDonalds!!

I decided to go to a small sports ground in town, to try my...

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On The Hunt for Goldies....

During a recent Expo that Miners Den Australia attended in Sydney I had a spare day to go and do a bit of coin hunting around the area. Wayne from Minelab Electronics was there to assist during the event. My usual approach is just to target the $1 & $2 coins at these event sites

We found a closed bar with a grass patch wit...

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With the cooler weather approaching, a lot of people start heading out to the creeks to do some gold panning. Minelab’s PRO-GOLD panning kit offers great value for money at $79. It includes two pans, a classifier, suction bottle, iron separator magnet,two vials, magnifier, and carry bag !

Gold panning is a great way to learn the art of prospecting f...

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Jun 10, 2017 9:16:51 AM By Miners Den Detecting Information

We find most customers prefer to use small coils on their GPX detectors. This stands to reason, as small coils are more sensitive to smaller nuggets – and there are far more smaller nuggets around than larger ones!! However, if a larger coil is used – in particular the flat wound mono coils produced by Nugget Finder and Coiltek – greater depth is a...

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Mar 9, 2017 11:15:47 AM By Rachel Hunter Detecting Information

Do you scrub your coil on the ground when detecting for gold ??

Often we get complaints from customers saying that their skid plates wear out too quick – as we have always been told to keep the coil as close to the ground as possible – to get maximum depth.

Speaking to a manufacturer of coils about this issue, their response was that they actually do...

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Feb 24, 2017 11:23:12 AM By Miners Den Australia Detecting Information