https://cdn.seriousdetecting.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Ground-mineralisation.jpg 254 325 Ewout Kozel https://cdn.seriousdetecting.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/sdlogo.png Ewout Kozel2012-03-17 09:05:222012-03-17 09:05:22Ground mineralization
Ground Mineralisation refers to the naturally occurring minerals in the ground that affect a metal detector’s performance. There are two main types of ground mineralisation, one is due to iron particles and can be identified by its red colouration. The other is due to salt, such as salt water beaches. Iron particle mineralisation causes the ground to become magnetic and salt mineralisation causes the ground to become conductive. Both forms of ground mineralisation can produce false signals that mask targets. The ground mineralisation illustration shows minerals in the ground producing a response to the metal detector’s electromagnetic field.