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John - West Palm Beach
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Date Posted: 20:14:44 07/23/02 Tue
In reply to: John - West Palm Beach 's message, "(Images)Finds this week with Minelab Musketeer Advantage" on 20:44:59 07/11/02 Thu
I tested the Minelab Musketeer Advantage at Jupiter Beach, Fl today to see how it would work in the wet sand.
In the dry sand it worked fine, with no falsing or GB necesssary and I was able to run it at near full Sensitivity.
In the damp sand there was very slight falsing. Keeping the sweep speed to medium the detector performed very well.
I was able to minimize falsing by adjusting the sensitivity down to about 60%. The GB was on Fixed and the Disc was set to eliminate iron only.
In the wet surf sand, there was some falsing or background tones. But it was not detrimental to getting or hearing a signal. I found that if I swung the coil on the slower side it worked best giving the electronics time to readjust to the changes in the ground. I did not find anything as new sand had just been added to this beach. So I buried a brass key at 10" for test purposes in the wet surf sand. I was able to get a very clear and easily heard signal. It actually seems to go deeper in the wet sand than on dry sand or in dirt.
By the way, even though this detector is 5 khz it is amazingly sensitive on gold.
Airtest on 85% sensitivity
5 inches depth on a stretched out 5mm link gold chain.
4 inches depth on a (tiny) 10mm gold coin
7 inches depth on a 1/4 US Gold Eagle
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