Minelab X-Terra 305 Metal Detector
- Product Review (submitted on March 17, 2008):
- I haven't had a lot of chance yet, but making sure that this year, I will do a lot more. Still learning all the ways to make this machine work for me. I believe up here in Alaska I didn't get the right machine, I have passed over several gold pieces, both chains, rings and nuggets. I have no trouble with silver or clad coins etc. I know that I do not have the top of the line machine, and am starting to work on getting this one set correctly. The one thing I do know is there is lots of opportunity here to make some great finds. I have a friend that has a White's, and he has been finding some nice nuggets up to 5dwt. and one 3/4 oz. We have several old homesteads that went down in the earthquake in 1964, and I believe there will be some finds there. Also there are many deserted old mines, and mines where the old miners passed on and these have never been hunted out with a metal detector. Being an old time Alaskan I have been around a long time and know of places where no one else has been as yet. Of course with the sheer size of Alaska, there will always be places to search. Just finding the right equipment for the job is what I need to find out. Without knowing anyone else that has this type of detector, I now know I should have done a lot more research. I have only taken this one out  times and only found about $6.00 in clad coins. Passed over several others, and  small nuggets. Well maybe this year, I will do a lot better, with practice of course. Would I recommend this detector to all? I don't think so at this time anyway. I bought this Minelab, X-Terra 30 from you last year, I know it is the lowest cost of the Minelabs, and I still have a lot to learn.