Minelab Vanquish 340: Getting Started

Minelab Vanquish 340: Getting Started

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1. Power On/Off Turns the detector on and off Press and hold from Off (7 seconds) to restore factory settings 2. Volume Adjust Adjusts the audio Volume Level 3. Sensitivity Adjusts the Sensitivity Level 4. Search Mode Selects the next available Search Mode 5. Target Identification Guide A reference guide indicating the types of targets that can be found for the corresponding Target Identification Segment


Minelab Vanquish 340 Display 1. Battery Level Indicates the current battery level 2. Volume Level Displays the detector audio volume 3. Sensitivity Level Displays the Sensitivity level 4. Target Identification Number Indicates the numerical value of a detected target, allowing the identification of an object before digging. For example, a US quarter will always display the same Target Identification (ID) Number Negative numbers are ferrous, positive numbers are non‑ferrous from fine gold (low ID’s) to large silver (high ID’s) 5. Depth Gauge Shows the approximate depth of a detected target 6. Search Modes Displays the active Search Mode 7. Discrimination Segments Represents groupings of Target Identification Numbers as a single segment on a scale Discrimination Segments align with the Target Identification Guide

Search Modes

The VANQUISH 340 has three Search Modes that each have unique Discrimination Patterns. Choosing the right Search Mode will help you find more of what you’re looking for.


Minelab Vanquish 340: CoinFind common modern coins from around the world, while ignoring trash in parks and at the beach. Coin Mode is recommended for trashy locations because it has excellent target separation abilities. This means you won’t miss good targets that are buried directly next to ferrous trash. The discrimination pattern for this mode rejects all ferrous (iron) targets and also rejects small non‑ferrous trash such as foil.


Minelab Vanquish 340: JewelryRecover precious jewellery no matter where it was lost. Jewellery Mode has an excellent target separation and depth, making it a good all‑rounder. This Mode is ideal for finding jewellery of all shapes, sizes, and metal compositions. The discrimination pattern for this mode rejects only ferrous (iron) targets.


Minelab Vanquish 340: All-metalFind all targets that contain metal, including iron. Detecting in All‑Metal Mode guarantees you will not miss any targets, however you will also detect more trash. The discrimination pattern for this mode accepts all ferrous (iron) and non‑ferrous targets. The tones are adjusted to classify as trash common non‑ferrous targets such as foil. This Mode can be used to check a target detected in Coin or Jewellery Modes to see if it contains iron.


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