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Remember...the way to get the best deal on a metal detector is to make sure you know how to use your equipment.
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At Big Valley Metal Detectors, we want your detecting experience to be memorable, enjoyable and rewarding. To that end, this page of books and links to articles and other resources is provided to maximize your enjoyment of metal detecting.

As we are strongly committed to old-fashioned service, we also strongly recommend old-fashioned resources for your hobby......BOOKS & MAPS. We have too many titles to post below these links; please call Larry for recommendations and pricing.

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The MXT Edge by Jeff Foster

White's MXT book- The MXT EdgeThe MXT Edge provides detailed information on the use, operation, and technology of White's MXT metal detector as well as vital information on the related topics of ground mineralization and target metal characteristics.

White's MXT is a multi-purpose metal detector that provides great performance whether you're hunting for coins, searching for antique relics, or prospecting for gold. Now find even more with your MXT by understanding details about its audio modes, VDI numbers, ground mineralization tracking and cancellation systems, search coils, and much more. The MXT Edge provides an unparalleled resource for getting the most from White's MXT technology. 11" x 8" spiral bound, 114 pages, 57 figures, 18 tables. Filled with charts, diagrams, undocumented features, tips, and techniques not found elsewhere.


White's DFX book-Digging deeper with the DFXDigging Deeper with the DFX by Jeff Foster

Based on extensive field experience, objective lab testing, and assistance from White's Electronics, this book has come to be regarded as an indispensable source for in-depth information on White's DFX metal detector. White's DFX is a multi-frequency metal detector that utilizes sophisticated technology.

Digging Deeper with the DFX examines the technology in the DFX, the characteristics of ground mineralization and target metals, and explains how users may best apply the DFX's technology in different environments. For beginners and experts alike, Digging Deeper with the DFX provides invaluable information on the DFX not available elsewhere. Excellent illustrations and diagrams. 11" x 8" spiral bound, 119 pages, 50 figures, 16 tables.


Minelab Excalibur and Sovereign book- Finding gold, silver and coinsMinelab Sovereign & Excalibur:
Finding Gold, Silver and Coins with the Minelab Sovereign and Excalibur by Clive Clynick

In this informative and detailed book the author shares his twenty-five years of detecting experience with the reader. Topics include understanding Minelab's broad band spectrum detectors, using tone id to recognize gold and silver, using the Sovereign and Excalibur around iron, using all-metal mode for more depth, tuning tips and tricks for best performance, using accessory coils, meters, and signal boosters, shallow water hunting, and more. Illustrated. 80 pages.


H2 OH-a field guide to water hunting-bookH2 OH! A Field Guide to Water Hunting by Mike Brighty

Details underwater and beach metal detecting techniques and equipment. Contains nine chapters of practical information for both beginning and more experienced water hunter. Chapters: Introduction; Equipment & Accessories; Instrument & Control; Setup; Preparation; Selection of Locations; Search & recovery; Inland Lakes & Ponds; Large Bodies (Fresh Water); Saltwater Beaches. 40 pages.


White's DFX book-DFX: from beginner to advancedDFX: From Beginner to Advanced A practical guide to White’s DFX "E" Series Metal Detector by Clive Clynick

This book of proven methods for improving your accuracy and versatility with the White’s Spectrum E Series DFX will be of benefit to detectorists at all levels. Topics include: how basic skills can benefit hunters at all levels, modifying the presets for better performance, hunting specifically for jewelry, coil control methods for greater accuracy, all-metal methods and "reverse hunting", tuning for sand, dense trash and iron, site-specific DFX applications, detecting "the first ten feet" shorelines, running "notch" programs, understanding and modifying the EEPROMS, and much more.


If you have links or other resources you would like to recommend, please email the WebMistress.

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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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