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Minelab X-Terra 705 Universal Metal Detector

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  • Total Weight : 2.9 lbs (1.32 kgs)
  • Frequency : VLF 3 kHz, 7.5 kHz, 18.75 kHz
  • Warranty : 3-year warranty
  • Search Coil : 5x10" (18.75kHz) Elliptical DD Search Coil
  • Construction : Waterproof search coil only
  • Battery Type : 4x AA (not included)
  • Battery Life : 20 to 25 Hours
  • Detection Pattern : Two Preset Detecting Patterns that can also be Customized Plus All-Metal Mode
  • Adjustable Iron Mask : Designed for Prospecting Mode. This Feature Allows you to Find Desirable Targets Lying Close to Ferrous Metals
  • Target ID Stability : Precise, Solid Responsiveness in High-Trash Areas Enables you to Efficiently and Effectively Search Sites with a High Concentration of Junk
  • Two Pinpoint Modes : Auto and Sizing. With the New Sizing Feature, the User Gets Valuable Information on Target Characteristics Including Shape and Size with Variable Tone and Graphical Indicator
  • Display : Large monochrome LCD display
  • Audio Output : Internal speaker & 6.35mm (1/4") headphone jack.
  • Included Accessories : X-Terra 9" Coil Cover, 24" Lower Shaft Assembly, X-Terra 9" Search Coil, X-Terra Armrest Strap, Detector Stand, Instruction Manual
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Product Description

Minelab X-Terra 705 Metal Detector
with 9" (7.5 kHz) Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories

A Kellyco Top 12 Best Selling Metal Detector! The 705 is the flagship of Minelab’s X-Terra series! It offers the ultimate in flexibility for coin, relic, treasure hunting and gold prospecting. With one X-Terra 705 you have 3 different frequencies for all treasure hunting needs!

Packed with features, including Automatic Ground Balancing and exclusive continuous Ground Tracking capability allow it to perform in the toughest environments from beaches to goldfields. The precision of multi-segment notch discrimination makes it easy to eliminate "trash" and identify valuable target. The 705 can be customized to preferred settings for Sensitivity, Noise Cancel, Threshold and more!


  • Warranty : 3 Year Limited
  • Total Weight : 2.9 lbs (1.32 kgs)
  • Frequencies : 3 kHz, 7.5 kHz, 18.75 kHz
  • Transmission : VFLEX Single Frequency Sine Wave
  • Adjustable Iron Mask : Designed for Prospecting Mode. Allows you to Find Desirable Targets Lying Close to Ferrous Metals
  • Target ID Stability : Precise, Solid Responsiveness in High-Trash Areas Enables you to Efficiently and Effectively Search Sites with a High Concentration of Junk
  • Two Pinpoint Modes : Auto and Sizing. With the New Sizing Feature, the User Gets Valuable Information on Target Characteristics Including Shape and Size with Variable Tone and Graphical Indicator
  • Manufacturer Minelab
  • Manuals

    Instruction Manuals

  • Quick Look Net more treasures with the 9”, deep sensitivity, 7.5 kHz capability of the Minelab X-Terra 705 Universal Metal Detector
  • SKU 237-37060102
  • Product Dimensions 23.25x11.50x3.00
  • Manufacturer SKU 3706-0122
  • Product Type Metal Detectors
  • Best for Beginner, Coin, Gold, Relic
  • Factory Included Accessories
    • X-Terra 9" Coil Cover
    • X-Terra 9" Search Coil
    • X-Terra Armrest Strap
  • Warranty Yes
  • Detector Type All-Purpose
  • Interchangeable Search Coil Yes
  • Technology VLF Single Frequency
  • Arm Rest Adjustable
  • Arm Rest Strap Yes
  • Adjustable Shaft Yes
  • Assembled Length Max (in) 56
  • Assembled Length Min (in) 48
  • Apps None
  • GPS No
  • Audio Tones Yes
  • Depth Indication Yes
  • Control Box Mount Standard
  • Frequencies 3kHz, 7.5kHz, 18.75 kHz
  • Number of Frequencies 3
  • Programmable Target Id Yes
  • Target Id Segments 28
  • Target Id Yes
  • Threshold Adjustable
  • Discrimination Adjustable
  • Pinpoint Mode Yes
  • Ground Balance Automatic Ground Tracking
  • Vibration Mode No
  • Search Modes 3
  • Search Mode Types Coin & Treasure, Pinpoint, Prospecting
  • Search Flashlight No
  • Display Type LCD
  • Backlit Display Yes
  • Volume Control Yes
  • Headphone Jack 1/4"
  • Bluetooth Compatible No
  • Interchangeable Headphones Yes
  • Battery Type AA
  • Battery Quantity 4
  • Battery Life (hr) 20 to 25 Hours
  • Rechargeable System No
  • Exclusive Features V-Flex Digital Technology, Iron Mask Discrimination, Noise Cancellation
More Information

Minelab X-Terra 705 Metal Detector

Minelab, the industry leader in metal detection technology has introduced Minelab's second generation X-Terra series. The X-Terra 705 is the flagship of the popular X-Terra line, and integrates Minelab’s proprietary VFLEX technology, which delivers unprecedented performance and flexibility.

“The X-Terra 705 is the world’s most flexible and configurable treasure detector. The marketplace has never seen a single machine that can hunt relics, coins and gold with such precision. Whether you’re beach combing, prospecting, hunting historic sites or just sweeping the local park, the X-Terra 705 will find treasures, coins and artifacts that other detectors have missed. With three field swappable (optional) accessory coils you’ll always be prepared for whatever contingency your hunt site and terrain has in store for you.”

As with all X-Terra models, the X-Terra 705 offers an ergonomically designed three-piece shaft with a new waterproof concentric coil design. Featuring rugged, lightweight construction, the X-Terra 705 is perfectly balanced for hours of comfortable use in the field. The X-Terra 705 will accept coils at three different frequencies; 3kHz, 7.5kHz and 18.75kHz.

Make 3 Metal Detectors With One X-Terra 705!

X-Terra 705 is the flagship of the Minelab X-Terra Series and offers the flexibility of three frequency coil options (3kHz, 7.5kHz, 18.75kHz), which are field swappable to hunt Relics, Coins or Gold. Key to its outstanding performance is Minelab's proprietary VFLEX technology, which utilizes digital signal processing with highly calibrated analog circuits, creating a new class of single frequency detectors. This approach yields superior sensitivity, stability and improved immunity to electromagnetic interference, as well as providing high-resolution target ID even on the deepest targets. For the X-Terra 705 user, this means you'll have the best metal detector available for your target choices.

The large LCD control display and intuitive interface allows users to become proficient in a fraction of the time it takes to master more complicated detectors. The X-Terra is smart and will remember your last settings, including saved patterns. It also allows the user to customize settings based on location and type of search with multi-notch accept / reject function and pre-programmed discrimination patterns.

X-Terra's Advanced Menu Options:

*Some features not available on all models (click image to enlarge)

The X-Terra Boasts Another New and Radical Technology to Improve Single Frequency Detectors

VFLEX technology uses state of the art digital and mixed-signal components to enhance standard single frequency technology replacing most of the analogue circuitry with digital signal processing. The small amount of analogue circuitry still employed has been very carefully designed and calibrated to obtain the outstanding sensitivity, stability and repeatability required to match the performance of the processing in the digital domain.

This radical departure from traditional approaches to metal detector design has been made possible by advances in electronics that power personal digital assistants, cell phones and high fidelity portable audio equipment.

For the X-Terra user, this precision means dependable performance and improved immunity to environmental conditions such as ground mineralization, electromagnetic interference and temperature variations.

VFLEX technology requires coils that are accurately constructed and calibrated. Every time the detector starts up, the micro-controllers in the control box and the coil establish communication through a digital data link.

The X-Terra metal detector also introduces new graphic display pinpointing to put you right onto the target. The Pinpoint graphic display allows you to accurately dig the target with minimal ground disturbance, ideal for parks, buildings and other sensitive sites, and gives a nice centered response even from large deeper targets.

Minelab's 2nd generation X-Terra detectors incorporate Minelab's proven VFLEX Technology. These versatile detectors give the opportunity for beginners and professionals alike to experience the excitement of discovery and adventure.

VFLEX uses state of the art digital and mixed-signal components to enhance single frequency technology by replacing most of the analog circuitry with digital signal processing. Analog circuitry still employed has been carefully designed and calibrated to obtain outstanding sensitivity, stability and repeatable to match the performance of the digital processing. A radical departure from traditional approaches to metal detector design. VFLEX is made possible by the very latest advances in electronics.

Dependable performance and improved immunity to environmental conditions such as ground mineralization, electromagnetic interference and temperature variations. Information about which coil is installed is sent to the control box. The detector 'knows' what type of coil is attached and sets the appropriate operating parameters.

Technical Specifications:

  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Weight : 2.9 lbs (1.32 kgs)
  • 9" (7.5 kHz) Concentric Search Coil
  • Frequencies : 3 kHz, 7.5 kHz, 18.75 kHz
  • Sensitivity : Adjustable (1-30)
  • Threshold : Adjustable (-5-25)
  • Batteries : 4 AA (not included)
  • Target Volume : Adjustable (0-30)
  • Length : Adjustable from 48" - 56"
  • Headphone Output : 1/4" Stereo Jack
  • Visual Display : 3" x 1.75" LCD Display
  • Search Modes : 2 Plus Electronic Pinpoint
    • Coin & Treasure, Prospecting, Pinpoint (2 Modes, Auto and Sizing)
  • Target Identification : Digital Numeric Display
  • Audio Output: Internal Speaker or Headphones
  • Transmission : VFLEX Single Frequency Sine Wave
  • Noise Cancel Channels : 3 (-2, -1, 0, 1, 2) Manual & Auto
  • Manual (0-90), Auto, Beach, Tracking, Tracking Offset Ground Balance
  • Adjustable Iron Mask : Designed for Prospecting Mode. This Feature Allows you to Find Desirable Targets Lying Close to Ferrous Metals
  • Two Pinpoint Modes : Auto and Sizing. With the New Sizing Feature, the User Gets Valuable Information on Target Characteristics Including Shape and Size with Variable Tone and Graphical Indicator


  • Visual and Audio Low Battery Alarm
  • Remembers User's Settings Even if Batteries are Removed
  • Four Preset Detecting Patterns that can also be Customized Plus All-Metal Mode
  • Great Coin Detector with Highly Accurate Discrimination and Numeric Target Identification
  • Minelab’s "True Digital" VFLEX Technology, Allows you to Change the Frequency Simply by Changing Coils
  • True Automatic Ground Balance Eliminates False Ground Noises so you can Hear Elusive Small Gold Signals
  • Compatible with Low, Mid & High Frequency Coils. All 7 X-Terra Accessory Coils can be Used with X-Terra 705
  • Target ID Stability : Precise, Solid Responsiveness in High-Trash Areas Enables you to Efficiently and Effectively Search Sites with a High Concentration of Junk
  • Positive Transflective LCD Display Provides a Back Light only in Dimly Lit Conditions Enabling Better Screen Visibility in Poor Lighting whilst Saving Battery Charge in Well Lit Conditions

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    • ★★★★★ Can't give this one up!

    Review by Darrell on October 14, 2020

    Purchased the Minelab Exterra 705 about 5 years ago and have enjoyed everything about it. Easy to use and have found lots of great things with it. Been looking at other machines but just can’t give this one up!
    • ★★★★★ Gold hound

    Review by Ole R. B on August 20, 2019

    Light weight easy to operate real good pricing from kellyco love it
    • ★★★★★ Review by Jeremy N.

    Review by Jeremy N on March 22, 2016

    What a great detector! I took it on our family beach trip to the Gulf and I could not wait for the 5am sunrise to hit the beach. It programs very easily, however the Minelab tutorials on YouTube also came in very handy from my smart phone while sitting on the beach. I found no jewelry on this trip, but the coins and lost hotel keys were flowing like water. It's very sensitive to everything so you must understand the different tones or you will dig beer cans two feet under the sand. The only thing I would change about this detector is to make the coil waterproof and some type of treasure gauge on the digital screen, pull tab, money, relic etc... Otherwise 100% love it and will take advantage of the "BOGO" Kellyco promotion to take a friend along.
    • ★★★★★ What a Detector

    Review by Douglas C on May 14, 2013

    What can't I say about this detector, it has every thing in a land detector I ever wanted! From it's light weight but sturdy construction, easy set up, ergonomic hand grip, and deep seeking coil. Which BTW there are about 10 available for this detector! Switching from from all metal mode to discriminate mode is a 1 touch breeze. Now lets talk about tones and signal recovery. My previous detectors had 2 to 4 tones that increased in volume the shallower the target was. The Minelab X-Terra 705 produces notes similar to a flute and signal recovery is lightning fast so if your'e in all metal mode and a nail is right next to a coin you will hear a distinctive tone for each as you pass the coil over them. I'm still learning my way around this detector but I'm excited to soon get a chance to use the Gold prospectors mode to see how that works. If it's anything like coin and relic mode I think it's going to be a blast!.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Charles D.

    Review by Charles D on March 29, 2012

    I wanted a good metal detector that does it all. After months of research, I decided on the X-Terra 705. It is easy to use, its lightweight, and it uses less batteries than most. I have found coins, junk, no gold yet but I am hopeful. I recommend this detector and Kellyco to anyone who wants a serious detector. GOOD HUNTING & BE SAFE!
    • ★★★★★ Review by Mike H.

    Review by Mike H on March 29, 2012

    After reading such great reviews on Minelab, I bought the X-Terra705. I think it’s great for coin hunting. I have not had the chance to use it for gold detecting or on the beach but I will soon. It performs as well as advertised. I think it is a top notch unit for the good price.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Dan B.

    Review by Dan B on May 28, 2011

    Best detector I have ever owned! Worth every single penny! Don't forget to use the Auto Ground Tracking feature. Its one of my favorite features. I'm in terrible soil here in Arizona and it performs flawlessly! I bought it because its the best of both worlds. A coin and prospector detector all in one machine. If you're going to use it to search for gold nuggets buy the 6" DD 18.75kHz coil. The 6" coil is more sensitive to tiny nuggets. The stock 5x10 will find small gold but the 6" coil will find even smaller gold nuggets.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Jay S.

    Review by Jay S on May 20, 2011

    I had to study the manual a bit before I could remember how to navigate the advanced features but after 3 or 4 outings, the advanced tuning was easy. I also found that it had a particular response to harder to discriminate junk which made the targets predictable. The hardest junk to discriminate is big chunks of aluminum, but you will learn the sound and response is different. I spend more time searching for old coins and artifacts but also find myself in mining ghost towns where the DD coils are great. The machine is light weight and is now my go-to metal detector.
    My only complaint is that not all the coils are totally waterproof. I am very happy with the 6" 7.5 kHz in junk and homesteads. For prospecting it is very fun and has a great feature to balance out most annoying hot rocks and really speeds up the ground I cover. It won't find tiny specks but does respond well to sand sized gold close to the surface. Get good headphones and listen to the slightest changes. I love how well you can fine tune this thing. My opinion is, you get more than you paid for and the more you use it the more you'll love it!
    • ★★★★★ Review by T Griswold.

    Review by T Griswold on May 18, 2011

    Ok folks... This is one of THE BEST detectors I've ever owned. It's light and comfy for HOURS of continuous use... the batteries last forever, and the pin-pointing feature is something to fall in love with. I Just finished a B-17F Dig for 2 weeks...came out with OVER 600 targets! It's all going to a museum and I'm building boxes for the stuff now. I hit DEEP targets the White's and Garrett's were missing... the insignia from a crewman at over a foot. Sorry White's... Looks like second place for you!

    I have been all over the country from the beaches in Florida to the deserts of New Mexico and Texas... Ran it in Georgia and North Carolina for gold nuggets... Then off to battle sites and homesteads in New England. The X-Terra 70 is a very versatile and EASY machine to get to know. Don't get frustrated in the first couple outings... Just PRACTICE! This is my main detector and I've learned over the years... STICK WITH MINELAB!! Kellyco's service is second to none and so are the guys at the Minelab service center. Honestly... I couldn't be happier with a detector! Buy one... and enjoy!
    • ★★★★★ Review by Jim T.

    Review by Jim T. on March 27, 2011

    "Wow" pretty much sums up how I feel about this machine. I've had it for about a month now and it's really getting to feel like an extension of my arm. The ground tracking feature rocks and the DD coil just got a hit on a half dollar 16" down!!! I kept digging and digging and thought there is nothing here but I didn't give up and man am I a happy digger! Can't go wrong with this combo.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Nick B.

    Review by Nick B. on October 31, 2010

    Got my Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack last week and am very pleased!! I drove out to an old riverbed / stream bed area and found two small nuggets within one hour!! The machine is very lightweight, meaning I can spend more hours out in the field and fewer at home nursing a sore arm or shoulder. The display on the control box is a little different than what I was used to, but it actually makes more sense once you use it for awhile. The learning curve on this detector is short and the ability to change frequencies with another coil is a plus. It doesn't get much better than this!!
    • ★★★★★ Review by Bill L.

    Review by Bill L on October 22, 2010

    This is my second metal detector. After a trip to the Treasure Coast of FL with a Radio Shack detector I bought six years ago, I realized I needed something better. With expert advice and help from Raul at Kellyco, I've just ordered one that will serve my purpose both around home and at the beach. I like the lightweight digital design and it has all the easy to learn features I wanted. I will be doing a lot of metal detecting in the next few months and will submit another post when I find something worthy. I've lived in this area for just three years, and I see lots of virgin territory to be hunted. Again, thanks to Raul for being so helpful. I'm rating this X-Terra at 4 stars without even using it yet!
    • ★★★★★ Review by Scott M.

    Review by Scott M on March 8, 2010

    I bought this Minelab X-Terra 70 in the state of PA. I was using a Garrett 750 and I was missing some things that my friend was finding. I don’t have that problem anymore. The X-Terra 70 is a great metal detector. Try it out you will like it. Thank you.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Mark R.

    Review by Mark R. on May 19, 2009

    I recently bought this Minelab X-Terra 70 and it is a great metal detector. The first day out I found an old taxi tag 1943. I also found an old railroad boxcar tag. Minelab is the best if you want to find relics. So have fun and buy one. You will see the finds.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Travis J.

    Review by Travis J on March 1, 2009

    The Minelab X-Terra 70 is a flat out performer. It is easy to use and learn. It's light as can be, and the prospecting mode is great! I picked up a nugget that wouldn't register on the scale. What a simple and great machine. Oh, and it's awesome on coins too, no need to pack two machines to an old ghost town that's for sure.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Jeff J.

    Review by Jeff J on March 1, 2009

    I have about a dozen metal detectors and finally decided to give my Minelab X-Terra 70 a chance by using it exclusively for a week as not to get confused. The learning adjustments I had to make with my other ones were interfering with the process. I had a couple times that I needed to go through the menu more than once. But then it was easy once I learned its simplicity. I was trying to find too many settings like my other detectors, when I should have read the manual. Anyway, this detector has kept up with my more expensive ones. I love the pinpointing and ground balancing it has. It is definitely a nice machine without the weight of other machines and gives accurate readings on the targets.
    • ★★★★★ Review by C Roy

    Review by C Roy on January 25, 2009

    I am new to metal detecting. After much research, I settled on the Minelab X-Terra 70, and then after hours of research online, I chose Kellyco. Their Buy One Get One Free promotion around Christmas was awesome. The X-Terra 70 is awesome. The detector is easy to learn and once you learn to trust it you will only dig "treasures" and not junk. Kellyco is great. They have awesome customer service and great response. The prices are completely unbeatable. Usually with great prices, the customer service suffers but not with Kellyco!! It is the best company ever!

    The X-Terra 70 is so easy to use. The ability to "customize" it to your requirements is awesome. It gets great depth out of the box. It has separate volume controls for speaker and headphones, which is another great feature. The discrimination is great and the presets really work. I am sold on Minelab for their quality, innovation, and features. Take a look at the X-Terra 70 and Kellyco before you buy. Thanks from a happy customer and new metal detector fan!
    • ★★★★★ Review by Jim P.

    Review by Jim P on September 16, 2008

    This machine works GREAT! I have found everything from gold rings to lots of clad and some silver all in 3 months. The only downfall of it is that it tips over sometimes, but I can live with that.
    • ★★★★★ Review by John P.

    Review by John P on August 30, 2008

    Finally, my Minelab X-Terra 70 has arrived and boy I am so pleased! Setup was a cinch. I forced myself to read the manual first before I even turned the machine on and the patience was well worth it. I especially like that it is so easy to navigate through the menu and also either accept or reject items. I'm basically a coin shooter and the very first time out I hit three quarters and nine pennies. The machine is also very light compared to my old MXT. Even at this early stage I have no qualms about recommending this detector, and that includes beginners.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Chuck.

    Review by Chuck on July 25, 2008

    I have been relic hunting since the 1970's, and have used many brands over the years. The Minelab X-Terra 70 was my first from the company. The depth is super, (with 10.5" DD 7.5 Freq) and it can hunt in any type of soil, from the sandy soil to worse soil etc. I returned to many of my old camp sites that I thought where hunted out over the years. The X-Terra 70 with 10.5" DD goes just a little deeper, (over 12 inches) and made lots of super finds in just over a year. The X-Terra 70 is super lightweight, (even with 10.5" DD coil) and can hunt all day. It is very easy to learn and has great battery life of 40 plus hours. For the price, the Minelab X-Terra 70 is a great buy. For relic hunting, it has great depth. Other brands can cost $100 more and not perform as good. The X-Terra 70 is hard to beat!
    • ★★★★★ Review by Christopher P.

    Review by Christopher P on April 24, 2008

    For over 30 years, I've wanted to learn to use a metal detector. After leaving a demanding job and stepping into a job that gives me the summers free, I decided to look for the best detector I could find in the $600 to $1,000 range (the Minelab X-Terra 70).

    I spent considerable time evaluating features of the detectors on the market. I also talked to knowledgeable, experienced users. I found that I had overlooked an important feature - weight! I found that the Minelab X-Terra 70 was one of the lightest detectors on the market. This would allow me to meet my goals of searching for coins, and also hunting for gold nuggets.

    I purchased my X-Terra 70 about a year and a half ago. I've found over 5,000 clad coins, a dozen silver rings, one gold ring, five Mercury head dimes, and an old, Chinese coin. I've found the coins and rings in playgrounds, school yards, and city parks. I found the Chinese coin while prospecting for gold at an old Chinese placer site here in Nevada. I was astounded when I found the coin. I hunt for gold nuggets using the prospect mode of the X-Terra 70, but I check every target by switching to the coin mode to make sure it is not an old piece of iron such as a nail, boot tack, wire, etc. When I switched to the coin mode the digital display showed 42 which normally indicates a quarter. I doubted that a quarter would show up in the middle of an old 1800s placer mine. I dug the target and out popped the Chinese coin!

    I learned then and there to trust what my X-Terra 70 was telling me. Even if it can't identify Chinese coins it can make a best guess that you want to dig. Now I spend considerable time swinging my light weight X-Terra 70. I can search for several hours without getting tired. I would rate the X-Terra 70 as Five Stars! It is light weight, works well for both coins/jewelry and gold prospecting. Plus, it will never lie to you, even if it doesn't know the answer, it will give you the best possible information it can!
    • ★★★★★ Review by Bill M.

    Review by Bill M on April 23, 2008

    When I began my search for a new metal detector, I spoke with well known local old timers on their preference on a good machine. It began with a brand name and ended with a radically new machine I did not expect to purchase.

    Minelab, the reported industry leader in metal detection technology was the choice brand recommended by many of Winchester, Virginia’s best and envied relic hunters. In Winchester and the Shenandoah Valley, a hot bed for Civil War relics, metal detectors are put to the test! While hunting a new exposed site near the Third Battle of Winchester, I crossed paths with...him! You know him, the legendary relic hunter from your area. While striking up a general conversation with him on the days finds, he clearly out found me on desired relics. Truly humbled by my lack of finds, I asked him what type of machine he was using. He proudly showed me his Minelab.

    That evening I researched that very machine on the Internet. Following various metal detecting forums, I made my way to the Minelab web site. To my surprise, the machine he was using was an older model that is no longer in production. While online, I researched the new models and followed the forums for each model. Not surprisingly, each of the new models I researched had rave reviews. Following two sleepless nights, I settled on the X-Terra 70. This model is Minelab’s flagship of the X-Terra Series. I chose the X-Terra 70 based on the reviews and comments and for the VFLEX technology that delivers top performance and flexibility for what I needed.

    With the X-Terra 70, I have the option of three field swappable accessory coils (coil frequencies 3kHz, 7.5kHz and 18k.75Hz) to tackle any of the various soil conditions I may face. The X-Terra 70 is very lightweight compared to other similar machines, is well balanced, provides a large digital display, easy to use controls, and offers me hours of dependable performance. With this machine, I often find myself running out of daylight before I'm done hunting.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Edward A.

    Review by Edward A on April 20, 2008

    I've been metal detecting for approximately 4 to 5 years. I metal detect for pretty much anything: relics, coins and jewelry. I've had the X-Terra 70 for a little more then a week now. I've found 7 or 8 Pennies new and old, 1 Dime and one Quarter in my yard that I missed with my other detectors. I also found two wheat Pennies and one Indian Head Penny on some privet property (with permission) that my father and brother have hunted before, I'm sure I could have found more but we only had an hour and a half to look before dark. I found the X-Terra very easy to tune and it only took one read through of the manual for me to master it. The screen isn't backlit but it's very easy to see. I even hunted at night with it before and I found the numerical readout to be pretty easy to see with just light from the full moon. The detector is lightweight and all the buttons are easy to press without taking your hand off the grip. It's powered by just four AA batteries so you don't have to juggle with a bunch of batteries all the time. The coil can be submerged in water up to 20" (0.5m) and it has a beach mode so it should be good for beach hunting but I haven't tried it yet. The shaft is long on this detector so even a tall person should be able to use it comfortably. I would recommend this detector to anyone that wants a good detector for a not extreme price, pro or beginner; overall I give the X-Terra 70 a 5 out of 5. This is my first purchase from Kellyco and I'm very satisfied with their service. My brother has ordered four or five detectors from Kellyco and has nothing but good comments about them.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Gary .

    Review by Gary on April 13, 2008

    I have been metal detecting for almost 10 years now and it always comes down to a Minelab metal detector. I needed a new machine. It had to be lightweight like the Explorer so my first choice was the Minelab X-Terra 70. Indeed, this is a real lightweight machine and just fantastic - no more tired arms - hours of detecting without losing the concentration because of aching shoulders.

    It feels like a combination of an Explorer SE and one of the GP series. It's very easy to get used to and it has unique tones, each identifying any metal without a doubt. Getting rid of iron junk, such as nails or aluminum foil, is very easy. I am looking for metal of value, and this machine brings it in. Walking the seashore or the swimming areas of the nearby lakes is just as much fun as strolling around in the woods looking for ancient places.

    Discrimination is made very easy compared to other models - pushing some buttons once or twice and it’s done. Having hit a place where numerous coins are buried in the soil, I just change my coil from the standard coil to the smallest one and the X-Terra becomes as sharp as a razor knife, providing me with exactly the information I need to get these, often tiny silver coins out of their hideaways.

    One of my favorite gadgets is the pinpointing mode. An optical and acoustic highlight I can hear and see on the display while the coil is exactly zooming in on the target. Further provided with a relic mode, the X-Terra becomes something like a smaller detector of the famous GP family - almost no chance to miss any metal. What I like very much as well is the shaft, which is so easy to be disassembled into three small pieces, and therefore can be stored in almost any backpack. So far, it is the very best metal detector I have ever owned. I can recommend this light-weighted machine to every ambitious metal detectorist.
    • ★★★★★ Review by John S.

    Review by John S on April 11, 2008

    After some online research to see what was happening in the detecting industry, it was time to visit a local detector shop and "talk the talk" to some of today's hunters. Afterwards, I was convinced the way to go was a Minelab X-Terra 70.

    Why a Minelab X-Terra detector? First, it’s a well balanced design. I can hunt for hours with little fatigue to the swinging arm. Additionally, the control panel is well designed with a bright LCD screen, perfect for my 40 something eyes! It has 3 easy to set up and very sensitive deep detection discrimination levels (mine is set for light, medium and heavy discrimination) which allows me to quickly switch between discrimination levels as changes in the hunting area occur.

    For example, when hunting the outfield of a baseball diamond the trash level is lower than where people sit and watch the game. Switching between pre-programmed discrimination levels allows you to move effortlessly from one area to another without having to stop and reset your discrimination level. Battery drain is light and the 4 AA batteries keep the lightness of the detector. An often overlooked feature is the placement of the head phone jack, on the X-Terra it is positioned so that the headphone cord does not wrap around your arm or gets in your way when digging a target.

    I was so impressed with the performance and ease use of my X-Terra 70; I replaced my son's first detector with an X-Terra 50. Since he is a beginner the 2 levels of discrimination are very easy to use and it has all same power and sensitivity as my 70, but that is another review!
    • ★★★★★ Review by Joe L.

    Review by Joe L on April 10, 2008

    I have had a couple metal detectors in the past and when I got back in the hobby I did a lot of research. I came up with the Minelab X-Terra 70. How did I arrive at this decision? I looked at reviews and made my purchase through Kellyco and within days I was setting up my machine (downloaded the manual even before it came). It is very straight forward to set up and takes very little knowledge. It is very easy to learn. There is a very short learning curve. I started out with some air tests then a few coin drops to test and at that time learned the controls. Lets just say my yard is now "clean".

    I headed to the beach next. I went up in Maine and put it through the wringer there. I used beach mode, but often just ran it in normal mode and was able to find the smallest objects at a good depth. I made out well with clad which is all I really expected to find. I went back home and to the local parks. The X-Terra 70 did a great job of passing most of the junk I did not want and also found those hidden treasures mixed in, which in the parks hunting trash is the norm.

    So in my opinion, if you're looking for a easy to learn, easy to use, quality metal detector, I highly suggest you check out the Minelab X-Terra 70. Read the reviews, do a little research, and then make the purchase. But, most importantly take the time to really get out there and learn the unit. It will do you justice, and you like I, will be hooked on the Minelab X-Terra 70 and our great hobby.
    • ★★★★★ Review by James B.

    Review by James B on April 8, 2008

    The Minelab X-Terra 70 makes an old 'hunted out' field feel like hunting a new place. I have gone over places that I have hunted with other detectors and found some nice targets. It doesn't lack anything except maybe a lighted dial so it could be hunted at night but I do not hunt at night so this is not important to me. When I first purchased this detector I had in mind a detector that would be suitable for hunting clad in school yards and parks, for detecting the wet sand on the beach or for hunting relics on a long lost battle field.

    I also wanted a detector that would be able to hunt through heavy iron. This detector has proved to be able to everything I wanted and more. After one and a half years and many hours of detecting I have to say that this detector is as impressive to me as when I first purchased it. It is light weight enough to hunt all day without your arm falling off and sensitive enough to be able to pull that long lost relic from among iron laden fields. This detector has all the 'bells and whistles' that I need and I will not get into the setting up of this detector. It is very important that one read and understand the manual before attempting a hunt with the detector.

    After ground balancing this detector, it is almost a turn on and go detector. Setup is as easy as can be and it can be reset to factory specs very easily. Personally, I like to hunt in all metal whenever I can and I usually use three tones. This setup gives me the most information I can use to determine if I want to dig the target or not. I do seem to get a little better depth with this setup. However, this is one fine machine for getting all the clad possible out of any playground or park when using the factory coin preset #2. As far as battery life, I am getting around forty hours on a set of batteries. I tried a set of rechargeable batteries but I did not like them. Maybe the rechargeable were not the best but I find that regular alkaline give great life and I swear that they are.
    • ★★★★★ Review by David P.

    Review by David P on March 25, 2008

    I purchased the X-Terra 70 after a 2 year layoff from the hobby. I have used various machines from Fisher, White's, Minelab, Garrett, and Tesoro. In returning to the hobby, I wanted a machine with a low learning curve, but the ability to go deep and handle different ground conditions. After lurking on the forums, the X-Terra 70 seemed to match my requirements.

    The first day out I decided to try a local park, and a friend’s back yard (they have a 200 year old house). I started with the stock coin mode, utilizing the auto ground balance. The park I hit has been gone over by me and other detectorists. It has sections of fill which is full of slag and pig iron. I still managed to find a couple of Wheaties at six inches, along with the usual recent clads. With the auto ground balance you can get the sensitivity up. I would set it to the point the machine would begin to chatter, then back down one or two digits and it would cruise smoothly. All the coins I found gave a strong repeatable tone. Deep iron always would break up. I dug everything just to make sure, and was never surprised by the results (if I thought it was iron it always was). The pinpointing button works great. With the stock coil, I had no problem cutting a small plug. It was also easy to trace larger targets which would end up being copper wire, scrape aluminum etc. Coins gave a small footprint in pinpoint mode. Detecting for hours is not a problem due to the machines lightweight design.

    I then moved to the friend’s back yard, and my first hit was a 2 cent piece! I have found Mercury dimes and Indian Head cents in this yard and have hit it hard previously. What I found out quickly about the X-Terra 70 is that you don't have to work it super slow as the multi frequency models. It does a great job in separating out trash, and ignoring ground minerals.

    • ★★★★★ Review by Jack D.

    Review by Jack D on March 19, 2008

    I've been a Civil War relic hunter since 1960. I started digging with my father and we used the Fisher M-Scope. We dug a lot of fantastic relics with that machine. After using the Fisher 1265X and 1266X for 20 years, I decided to try something new. After talking to a staff member of the treasure spot at the Division Five Hunt, I decided on the Minelab X-Terra 70. I purchased it from Kellyco.

    What a great choice! This machine has performed much better than expected. I have gone back to some of my older hunting spots; to see what I thought were completely dug out camps. Boy was I surprised! After learning the correct programming from another X-Terra user, I was digging bullets, buttons, and other items at depths I could only dream of. This detector works both in good ground and super mineralized soil. The manual ground balance is a must in bad ground, and the X-Terra performs admirably. In this bad soil I usually hunt in All Metal modes. After setting the noise cancellation mode, I set the threshold at 10, the volume at 28, the tones at two. After that, I adjust the ground balance and try to use the tracker. Finally, I adjust the sensitivity to the highest setting possible, without having too much chatter.

    In just one year I have dug some fantastic relics from what was suppose to be burnt out places. As far as a recommendation, I would definitely say, this is a great machine. I think that anyone from the beginner to the seasoned hunter would be able to use this machine. It gets my stamp of approval as a fantastic addition to my group of detectors.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Ernest B.

    Review by Ernest B on March 17, 2008

    Living out west, and traveling extensively throughout Utah, Nevada and Wyoming, I wanted a detector to search out old abandoned homesteads and ghost towns during my travels. In addition, I wanted the versatility to nugget shoot when the opportunity presented itself and to do some occasional beach detecting. Hey, that's not too much to ask from a detector, is it? (grin)

    I had done a lot of research, but couldn't come to a decision, so I called and consulted with the staff at Kellyco, who recommended the Minelab X-Terra 70. I could not be more pleased!

    The X-Terra was easy to assemble and get going, and its digital display is very intuitive. The manual is well written, thorough and easy to understand, and there is also a great instructional DVD.

    The X-Terra has several dedicated detecting modes, All Metal, Coin & Treasure and Prospecting and a special "beach" ground balance setting. But what really makes the X-Terra shine is the great selection of specialized coils which range from a 3kHz, which is great for deep relic hunting, to more standard 7.5kHz to the 18.75kHz for gold an nugget hunting and outstanding sensitivity to small object, such as fine jewelry.

    Another feature I particularly like about the X-Terra 70 is the digital display, which provides easy to understand icons for settings and a depth indicator, discrimination scale graph and a numeric Target ID, which once you get a little practice REALLY helps to identify worthwhile or specific targets so you don't dig a lot of junk (I really love this thing). This detector has too many cool features to mention and I am having a lot of fun trying them all out. The X-Terra 70 worked right out of the box (found my own lost wedding ring) and was easy for a relative beginner, but has allowed me to grow in sophistication and ability; I still haven't used all of its capabilities.

    • ★★★★★ Review by Squy W.

    Review by Squy W on March 17, 2008

    I selected the Minelab X-Terra 70 because it is very light weight and meets my requirements for frequent coin hunting and occasional gold nugget hunting.

    I've used it for over eighteen months and have found over 4,000 coins in hunted-out parks, campgrounds, and old building sites. I've also used it to hunt for nuggets in an old Chinese placer gold mining area. I haven't found my nugget yet, but I did find an old, old Chinese coin! I wrote an article about my experiences with the X-Terra 70 that was published in Western & Eastern Treasures magazine.

    I like the automatic ground balancing, noise cancellation, and tracking features. Having a musical background and a trained musical ear I find the 99 tone feature to be a wonderful addition to the digital display. I trained my ear by passing the coil over pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half-dollars, and dollar coins. Now I can hunt for hours just by listening to the sounds in the all-metal mode. When I recognize one of the tones I can quickly check my digital display to see if it shows an expected number like 10, 12, 28, 32, 38, 42 or 44.

    Then I know for sure that what I heard and what is displayed is very likely the coin I'm expecting. Occasionally, I'll be fooled, but rarely so. I especially like the multiple tones generated by the X-Terra 70. It makes "hunting by ear" as easy as "playing by ear!" I'd recommend the X-Terra 70 to anyone who wants a really light weight detector to hunt for coins by sound. Hearing is believing!
    • ★★★★★ Review by Thomas R.

    Review by Thomas R on March 17, 2008

    Well, me and my wife moved to Florida and we used our metal detector for the first time. We had a blast. It is great how you tune out junk metals. We are going to do some coin shooting down in Sebastian, FL and we hope to join a club because we want to learn how to find gold and old relics. We did go to a swimming hole and found some coins. So if you get bored with life buy a metal detector and you will love it. You never know, you could find the mother-load. Have fun digging.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Roy B.

    Review by Roy B on March 17, 2008

    Well I ordered my Minelab last week From Kellyco and it is to arrive within the week. I can't tell you the countless reviews on detectors and stories that I have read, saving up to make the purchase. I soon hope to be writing about my finds. Thank you again for a great site and easy purchase of my detector.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Charles G.

    Review by Charles G on March 17, 2008

    X-Terra 70. Easy to use. Accurate. Does the job. Much better than my Fisher. I would and do, recommend this detector to friends and associates at every chance.
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