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kfstevens2370
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10 February 2018 04:53 am

By the way the e-bay page has images of about 20 or more pages of the book for reading if you are not interested in buying it.

kfstevens2370 wrote:

I did paid over $200.00 for the book and over $200.00 for gold maps of the state I live in. I take the book out with me when prospecting for gold in the Colorado Mountains. My first gold nugget paid for the book. That was four years ago and the book was helpful. Lots of tricks of the trade well-read and learned. The gold maps are helpful too.

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karelian65
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10 February 2018 07:36 pm

The MXT Edge is an excellent technical manual but does not compare to The Complete Unabridged Zip Zip, two very different books. I know since I have both. Larry Sallee does an excellent job on how to run a1518251740_img_0859.jpg GMT for prospecting, again look at the index. I've been swinging machines since the early eighties and this book is probably one of the best 'how to' prospect with a metal detector books written. Perfect no, but for the original asking price of $25 it was a bargain.. Highly recommended... for any VLF user, even PI users. Particularly MXT and GMT users.. The author did work for White's and sell their machines etc.. but his reputation and record speak for themselves.

If you want a copy to 'loan' then send me your snail mail address and details via PM. You will not regret it.

All the best,

Karelian

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Ridge Runner
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10 February 2018 11:24 pm

Seriously, The MXT Edge is not much help in the real world of detecting, Like I said I read that book a few times and found nothing useful in it, There is not one word in that book that was useful to me out in the field, There are only 2 things that I would not recommend related to the MXT, One is the 14x7 coil and the other is that book, I would urge folks to not buy this book, There are a couple of general knowledge bits in there that can show you expected ground depth and some average stuff about coils but even that is very limited, People should be aware that this book does not contain "any" magic settings or how too's, So save your money for buying coils and accessories etc.

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#29

nesral
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11 February 2018 10:14 am

That's a very generous offer Karelian, good to see there is still selfless persons around. thumbsup

#30

dirtdiggin
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13 February 2018 12:11 am

karelian65 wrote:

The MXT Edge is an excellent technical manual but does not compare to The Complete Unabridged Zip Zip, two very different books. I know since I have both. Larry Sallee does an excellent job on how to run ahttps://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/img/member-images/9224/1518251740_img_0859.jpg GMT for prospecting, again look at the index. I've been swinging machines since the early eighties and this book is probably one of the best 'how to' prospect with a metal detector books written. Perfect no, but for the original asking price of $25 it was a bargain.. Highly recommended... for any VLF user, even PI users. Particularly MXT and GMT users.. The author did work for White's and sell their machines etc.. but his reputation and record speak for themselves.

If you want a copy to 'loan' then send me your snail mail address and details via PM. You will not regret it.

All the best,

Karelian

Hi Karelian65

So what book is best in your opinion for the MXT? I’m not interested in all the technical talk though more on the stuff that an average person can understand and put into practice.

Cheers thanks for your time and help

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karelian65
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13 February 2018 01:34 pm

The MXT Edge by Jeff Foster is a very technical manual with little value in the field. An MXT user would be better served by just visiting Findmall in the MXT section. Other online forums like this also exists. General metal detecting books are useful but no text other than Jeff Foster's is specific for the MXT.. If prospecting then the Complete Unabridged Zip Zip is superb for MXT and GMT users. In prospecting mode the MXT mimics the GMT except for frequency, but the MXT is smoother in Australia than the GMT in my personal opinion. There are guides to prospecting with an MXT online and other resources, a book might not be the answer, as Ridge Runner correctly points out 'The MXT Edge' is not a field manual.

I've included a photograph of books that I rate highly and offer 'general insight' into metal detecting.1518489032_books.jpg

These books are all interesting and well written and point us into the right direction, experience as always is key.

Hope this has been useful.

All the best,
Karelian

#32

Ridge Runner
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13 February 2018 10:25 pm

dirtdiggin wrote:

So what book is best in your opinion for the MXT? I’m not interested in all the technical talk though more on the stuff that an average person can understand and put into practice.

Cheers thanks for your time and help

I have written dozens of threads/post on how to use the MXT out in the field so to speak, It is not a hard machine to learn and very easy to get up and running, It responds very well to different coils and it is a Gold Magnet when used correctly.

If you need help just call. thumbsup


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Maldon Gold Centre
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28 February 2018 09:20 pm

grubstake wrote:

The much scarcer/pricier book discussed above, The Complete Unabridged Zip Zip, is a compendium of those two:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/ … dition=all
(It's interesting to see Jimmy Sierra selling his personal copy, autographed by the author!)

That's my personal copy now smile


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