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Minelab Metal Detectors

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Compared with stock coils the NEL Tornado has an average of 30% more depth on coin sized targets.
The recently released NEL BIG goes 50% deeper and has great coverage for searching those wide open areas.

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Minelab E-TRAC Metal Detector
Factory Inc. Accessories: USB 2.0 Cable
Detector Stand
11" DD Search Coil
UR-30 Headphones
110V NiHM Wall Charger
E-TRAC Xchange Software
11" DD Search Coil Cover
8AA Battery Holder (E-Series)
NiMH 1600mah 9.6V Battery Pack (E-Series)
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List Price $1895.00 Our Price $1549.00

Minelab E-TRAC Metal Detector

Minelab's most technologically advanced detector sets a new benchmark for the industry!E-Trac

E-Trac is Minelab's most technologically advanced detector, incorporating unique Full Band Spectrum (FBS) Technology. Its sleek, sturdy design, innovative control panel, intuitive menus, clear LCD, robust lightweight coil and comprehensive targeting options set E-Trac apart from any other detector available today.

Minelab has taken a further ground breaking step by incorporating a USB interface, which will allow you to download and upload E-Trac settings, User Modes and Discrimination Patterns using your own Personal Computer (PC).

E-Trac will locate valuable metal objects in a variety of mineralised ground conditions such as extremely salty soils, sea water, wet beach sand and highly magnetic ground conditions. By using the E-Trac you can become one of the many successful detectorists who combine their passion for the outdoors with the excitement of discovering valuable coins, relics, gold and jewellery on a regular basis.

E-TRAC Technology

E-Trac TechnologyE-Trac delivers Full Band Spectrum (FBS) with Simultaneous Frequencies ranging from 1.5kHz - 100kHz through its powerful microprocessor. The frequency range means that the signal received from the detector coil is analysed from a wide range of responses. This allows E-Trac's advanced signal processing to rate detected objects according to their ferrous and conductivity (FE-CO) characteristics and analyse more target information so that the target identification (ID) is more accurate.

Minelab's Smartfind™ is a unique two-dimensional scale of discrimination. Smartfind™ graphically represents both the ferrous and conductivity properties on the same display. This combined with E-Trac's target Discrimination ability eliminates signals from undesired targets and accepts signals from desired targets. E-Trac's technology means:

- Greater detecting depth
- High sensitivity over a wide range of targets
- Less interference from electromagnetic sources
- More accurate identification of target characteristics

E-TRAC Xchange

E-Trac Xchange allows you to download and upload detector settings and Discrimination Patterns via USB to your Personal Computer. This advanced feature is designed to allow you to quickly configure the E-Trac to particular detecting environments and preferred targets.

You can always share your experiences and settings with other detectorists. The installation CD and Xchange User Guide supplied with your E-Trac ensure you can get started straight away.

You can build a resource library charting your success with your E-Trac. Download and store your valuable Settings, User Modes and Patterns for your favourite sites and upload them as required. There's no limit to the number you can store on your PC so make the most of your E-Trac and never worry about losing your successful settings again!

  • E-Trac Xchange USB functionality - create, download and upload your E-Trac Settings and Discrimination Patterns for your favourite sites; save to your PC or XChange them with others by email.
  • Ultra-lightweight waterproof 11" Double D Waterproof Coil, versatile with sharp, accurate pinpointing and depth!
  • QuickMask™ with independent Ferrous and conductivity rejection level adjust - a fast and simple way to edit patterns
  • Smartfind™ offers Minelab's proven unique discrimination and dual coordinate target profiling.
  • Discrimination Scale with radical realignment improves the target ID and recovery rate of good targets at depth
  • Sensitivity functionality with expanded Auto, Manual and "Suggested" settings
  • Refined Threshold adjustment level on a 1-50 scale - greater precision to suit your requirements
  • Pinpoint with audio and visual indicators on 2 modes makes target size and identification more accurate than ever
  • Four pre-programmed Minelab User Modes with specific Settings and Patterns suited to Coins; High Trash; Beach and Relics.
  • Four User Mode slots - personalise your Modes to suit your specific detecting target preferences and environment.
  • Ground Setting options of Neutral and Difficult adapt easily to benign or the most challenging operating conditions with these settings.
  • Trash Density - High ensures you experience fewer false signals in high trash environments, Low is perfect for cleaner sites.
  • User-centered Keypad and Menu Interface Design - enhanced usability with intuitive icons and logical menu sequences that are fast and so easy to use!
  • Clear resolution Visual Display Panel 72mm x 48mm - designed for optimum visibility in all light conditions.
  • Ergonomic, perfectly balanced Handle Assembly ensures longer periods of detecting without fatigue!
  • Additional Expert Features and Preferences allow you to customise your E-Trac to suit your needs.
Transmission Technology Full Band Spectrum (FBS) Multifrequency Technology
Microprocessor 32bit, 48MHz microprocessor fast and powerful
Connectivity USB connector for communication with Personal Computer
Software Intuitive User Interface; Fast Target processing; Multi-language functionality
QuickMask Fast and Easy adjustment of Ferrous and Conductivity Discrimination
Depth Gauge Accurate Gauge active in Normal detecting and Pinpoint mode
Noise Cancel Automatic & Manual selection of 11 channels
Pinpoint Non-motion with modulated audio and visual Crosshair on LCD, 2 Modes Normal and Sizing
User Modes 4 Minelab Modes and 4 My Modes
Discrimination 2 Dimensional Smartfind Discrimination
Target Identification 2 Dimensional Smartfind Size / Conductivity and Ferrous characteristics Conductivity 1-50, Ferrous 1-35
Sensitivity Adjustment Fully Automatic with adjustable offset,
  Manual Setting 1-30
Sensitivity Gauge Auto Level, Manual Level, Suggested Level
Threshold Fine adjustment level from 1-50
Audio Response 4 Settings: Normal, Long, Smooth, Pitch Hold
Tone ID Number of Tones 1, 2, 4 and Multi-tone; customizable for Conductivity or Ferrous response
Tone ID Variability 30 adjustable steps for better Target Identification
Recovery Speed Selectable Fast & Deep
Trash Density Low for areas with isolated targets or High, for areas with more trash
Ground Balance Modes Auto Ground Compensation - Advanced Digital Filtering
Ground Settings Neutral for most ground conditions, Difficult for more mineralized soils
Coil Ultra-lightweight 11" Double D (DD) waterproof coil
Batteries 1600 mAh NiMH or Alkaline batteries
Low Battery Audio Alarm Audio and visual indication
Visual Display Large 3.4 (8.65cm) greyscale LCD panel with Contrast adjustment and Backlight
Headphone Input 100 Ω Stereo Jack
Patents US 4890064; US 5537041; US 5506506
Optional Accessories
8 FBS Coil Koss UR-30 Headphones
11 & 8 Skidplates RPG Headphones
Sealed 1600mAh NiMH Battery Pack Control Box Environmental Cover
Sealed 1800mAh NiMH Battery Pack Detector Carry Bag
AA Alkaline Housing Battery Pack Minelab Tool & Trash Bag
Carbon Fibre Lower Shaft Mains Charger
Tall Man Lower Shaft 12V Car Charger

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"Site to Site, Season to Season"
Big Valley never sleeps while its customers are awake!


Located in Citrus Heights, California, we are an easy drive from Sacramento, Fair Oaks, Roseville, Rocklin, Orangevale, Folsom, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Loomis, Placerville, Antelope, Antioch, Auburn, Cameron Park, Chico, Colfax, Colusa, Concord, Courtland, Davis, Dixon, El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, Elverta, Galt, Granite Bay, Isleton, Jackson, Lakeport, Lincoln, Lodi, Marysville, Napa, Newcastle, North Highlands, Oroville, Rancho Cordova, Rancho Murieta, Redding, Rio Linda, Sloughhouse, Stockton, Tahoe, Vacaville, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, Walnut Grove, Williams, Wilton, Winters, Woodland, Yuba City and many more places. Call for directions. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.

It's hard to beat Minelab's Equinox 800 or 600, so come see me at Big Valley Metal Detectors to get yours, and I'll show you how to use it properly, too!!
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