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#26

Goldtarget
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From: , VIC
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22 January 2016 11:02 pm

I'm guessing you've done the dig everything option to death so I will try and help.

The table in the op to the 705 rings almost true to my id (f75) on my machine except my numbers are double the value.
Gram nuggets or bigger from here in vic come in just under the 5c and pulltabs, (modern pull tabs on the surface) but as my machine is set up internally to do coin size objects it has a little variation when you add in depth and swing orientation in relation to position and size of nugget.
So my id for 5c is 23, pulltabs at 21 and nuggets at 20-21 on the coil just above foil which runs from 17 to 19.
My guess is if your id is between foil and 5c pieces you are in the right range. How many 5c pieces or foil do you think are out there? My guess is bugger all, and in taking my thinking a step further if you notch out everything but the range you should be in the vicinity.

Maybe try a test nugget from near the area above a gram, bury it and experiment and you should be in with a chance I think that's about the only way to test just how capable and accurate it's likely to be.

Last edited by Goldtarget (22 January 2016 11:05 pm)

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#27

Heatho
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23 January 2016 09:17 am

Quartzman wrote:

Yeah them machines are pretty much the same. It would be good to get a heap of detectorist to hit my property just to see if theirs is any nuggets here. So i can see if im wasting my time or not

Quartzman, you need to do some test panning in any creeks, gullies or washouts on the property. Read up on "loaming", if you give it a go it should let you know if there is any there. If you find any pickers or nuggets then it probably is worth detecting.


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#28

Wolfy
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From: Hobart Tas
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25 April 2016 12:59 pm

Mods can this post of links be made a sticky? I keep losing it...

#29

silver
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25 April 2016 01:05 pm

Wolfy wrote:

Mods can this post of links be made a sticky? I keep losing it...

Wolfy, click follow topic down the bottom, and then just click on "Toplcs I'm Following" to find it again easily, you can do that with anything that sparks an interest for you ,... I do it that way all the time, every time.
Still a good idea for a sticky though. big_smile


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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#30

skool
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24 July 2016 04:54 pm

very informative ... thanks a lot.

#31

Smoky bandit
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15 September 2016 11:50 am

Use your xterra in prospecting mode....its much more sensitive. ....no iron mask...and dig every signal.....you will find sub gram nuggets...as long as your ground is not to minralized....and the nuggets are not to deep big_smile


No pain No gain..

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#32

c alan
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15 September 2016 12:03 pm

Yeah I found one .9 the first time I used it . Havent found one since but I keep trying

#33

The Governator
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From: Fraser Coast
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18 September 2016 08:37 pm

That is the single most useful post I've seen so far for my 705. Thanks! Good stuff.

#34

mattydavis
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27 January 2017 10:35 pm

Awesome. Thanks. Another great topic to follow. Cheers

#35

pete165
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24 October 2017 09:22 pm

Hi

Thanks for those links and all the hard work from you to put it all together. Much appreciated by a newbie. I have the 705 model.

#36

Danny13
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25 October 2017 08:34 pm

Hello, great thread for those with 705s

Last edited by Danny13 (25 October 2017 08:35 pm)


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#37

tones69
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17 November 2017 08:16 pm

Thanks great info will help me with learning to use my 705.
Much appreciated.

#38

jackrox999
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From: caringbah, NSW
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13 April 2018 09:17 am

Hey guys. Looking at a 305 at the monent and was wondering what they cost new? Found a good second hand one and wondering if they are asking a good price for it
Regards.
Jack

#39

ktmman
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13 April 2018 02:08 pm

A cursory Google search would suggest between $200-$300.

How much is the one you are looking at?


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#40

jackrox999
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From: caringbah, NSW
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13 April 2018 09:19 pm

It's brand new supposidly in box and the bloke wants $260 for it. So I'm considering it as a first off hit. doing some research on the machine. And willing to learn it if it's worth learning it sort of thing

#41

ktmman
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13 April 2018 09:56 pm

I would think that is not too bad a price, you can always check with Minelab how much warranty is left if it is supposed to be brand new.


Equinox 800 , Deteknix pinpointer , Tyger digger, Determination!

#42

Eldorado
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14 April 2018 12:57 am

Check this 505 out Jackrox.$300 with postage.
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … p?id=25867

Last edited by Eldorado (14 April 2018 12:58 am)

#43

Northeast
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25 January 2019 08:41 pm

I'm not a 705 owner but Steve H posted some links on DP forum to some articles that he feels have some pretty good info in them.

I can't see that they are in Post #1 here so if the mods see fit they might copy and paste them in there?

https://www.minelab.com/__files/f/74679 … %20705.pdf

www.minelabowners.com/xterratips.pdf

Cheers, NE.

#44

shakergt
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From: Esperance, WA
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10 February 2019 10:49 pm

What numbers am I looking for when it comes to relic and coin detecting?

Last edited by shakergt (10 February 2019 10:50 pm)

#45

Eldorado
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10 February 2019 10:59 pm

shakergt wrote:

What numbers am I looking for when it comes to relic and coin detecting?

Is this what you are looking for Shaker?
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … p?id=15178

#46

shakergt
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10 February 2019 11:05 pm

Yep thank you

#47

Eldorado
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10 February 2019 11:26 pm

Shaker,I printed this out and laminated it to take with me on every hunt.It seems to be pretty accurate.


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