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Fors CoRe and 9.5"x5" Coil.
Posted by: OregonGregg
Date: September 26, 2017 08:44PM
Went out today to a site we call "Lone Tree" and today I decided to use my Fors CoRe w/the new 9.5"x5" coil. I was pleased with how the coil handled the iron dense areas that I encountered. It handled the tough areas well. Will it replace my OOR coil....No. But it will make a very nice coil to get that extra coverage when not in the densest of iron and trash.

The new coil managed to sniff out a fairly decent shape shield nickel today in all the iron. It was nice to see that pop out of the ground. I've found quite a few Buffs and V nickels but haven't been lucky with the shields. This is my 2nd. The 1st one I found is in terrible shape. So I was happy to see this one.

As it turns out, the coin is "holed" with the hole going thru the date. But the date ended in 7 and looking at the coin book it is a 1867 Type 1 ( I didn't realize there were two types. Type 1 has lines or Rays with the stars and type 2 is stars only) If I can get it to clean up nice I'll add another pic. It came out kinda blackish.....but not the welded on crust like some of my nickels that have come outta the ground. I'll let it soak awhile and see if I can just wipe it clean, before resorting to throwing it in the rock tumbler. In the last pic I rubbed what I could off with my fingers while eating a sandwich, and could start to see some details.

It was a nice and balmy 70 degrees today. I sure don't miss the triple digits :smile:

On the CoRe my settings were :
Mode Di3
Gain 85
ID Mask 10

HH
gregg



Makro Racer & Racer 2
Nokta Fors CoRe
Whites M6



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/26/2017 08:44PM by OregonGregg.




The new FORS CoRe mid-sized coil is
Posted by: Monte
Date: September 26, 2017 11:39PM
really a nice looking, feeling and performing coil. Now I need one for my CoRe and another for my Relic!

Oregon Gregg wanted me to check out his new 5X9½ DD a little over a week ago so I mounted it up on my 2nd CoRe and within a very short time at the first site I hunted with it, where it is moderately to almost a 'bothersome level' of trash, I plucked two silver Mercury Dimes from the same hole in the 6" to 8" depth range. Not far away I got a 1930 'Wheat' Cent. Then I got the coil back to Gregg and now he's had a chance to use his own coil and discovered just how comfortable it is for a longer-duration search, as well as how well it performs afield.

So, Congratulations Gregg!! And if anyone is considering a new coil to complement their FORS CoRe outfit that would be great for hunting low-to-modestly trashy sites ... but still holding its own in some dense debris ... I encourage you to consider the new Nokta FC24 open-frame DD coil.

Oh, for those who haven't made it to any of the Welcome-to-Hunt Outings a lot of us participate in every year, 'Lone Tree' was one of the three gold mining town sites from the 1860's that we hunted on our 6th WTHO in June. It looks like it is going to be part of the first group or sites we'll hunt for the first of three WTHO's planned for 2018. If you'd like to get on the WTHO Contact List just shoot me an e-mail (address below). These are open to anyone who would like to have fun, meet great people and maybe be fortunate to make a really nice find. No costs have yet been required, even for hunting on private property, so find out now how to make plans for next year.

Not counting the Chinese Cash Coins and other nice artifacts that have been recovered at 'Lone Tree,' I can think of coins found at this site by at least five people so far. And of all the coins I know of that were recovered this year or last ... Oregon Gregg's 1867 Shield 5¢ is THE NEWEST!

Come and join the fun next year, and in the meantime I trust all readers will find some worthwhile sites to search.

Monte

PS: Don't bother trying to look up 'Lone Tree' as it is a name I assigned to this old townsite, like I have done to most old places I search for decades.

PS PS: It just dawned on me that other than an 1836 Capped Bust 10¢ found by Darby H. on our June WTHO this year with a Fisher F75 w/5" DD coil, ALL of the other early era coins folks have recovered, the different hunters were using a Makro Racer, Racer 2, or a Nokta FORS CoRe or FORS Relic. Oh, after that outing, Darby H. added a Makro Racer 2 to his detector battery. :thumbup:




"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

Stinkwater Wells
Trading Post

Metal Detector Evaluations and Product Reviews
'How-To' help for Coin & Jewelry Hunting, Relic Hunting and Useful Techniques.

My Regular-Use Detectors:
Nokta: Impact, FORS Relic and FORS CoRe
Tesoro: Vaquero, Silver Sabre µMAX and Mojave
White's: MX-7
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand, and chosen as desired based on search site conditions.
Additional search coils. mounted on spare lower-rods, are on-hand in my accessory coil tote.
Pinpointers: Using Nokta and Makro Pointers.
Headphones: Using White's Pro Star w/'tank style' ear cups.
Recovery Tools: Using White's Ground Hawg Shovel and DigMaster digging tools.

*** All working well today to make memories for tomorrow. ***

monte@stinkwaterwells.com .. or .. monte@ahrps.org
(503) 481-8147


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Re: Fors CoRe and 9.5"x5" Coil.
Posted by: dfmike
Date: September 27, 2017 06:16PM
It seems like a very exciting place to hunt for old coins.



Active detectors: Fisher F19 LTD, Nokta Fors CoRe, Makro pointer and way too many coils.
Previous detectors: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705, Fisher F5

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Re: Fors CoRe and 9.5"x5" Coil.
Posted by: OregonGregg
Date: September 28, 2017 08:48PM
Hi Mike, ya it was kinda a short-lived ghost town but the hand full of coins that I know of that came out of there have been pretty nice coins. The oldest so far is a 1836 cap bust dime and the "newest" has been a 1888 seated dime. It's a fun place to go to get away from people, let the dogs run and have fun detecting and once in awhile ya get lucky and snag a nice coin or artifact.



Makro Racer & Racer 2
Nokta Fors CoRe
Whites M6

It's a great place to spend some quiet time
Posted by: Monte
Date: October 04, 2017 08:00AM
(meaning 'quiet' as in away from the hustle and bustle of city life) with the exception of iron target responses (unless you reject iron nails and a lot of ferrous debris) but would like to enjoy beautiful scenery, wildlife, and the chance to luck upon some old coinage or neat artifacts from the 1863 to ±1870 era activity at this gold mining townsite.

It is one of three locations in Eastern Oregon where we held, and plan to hold in 2018, a Welcome-to-Hunt Outing where anyone is welcome to participate. From the USA or elsewhere is they want to make the journey.

Monte



"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

Stinkwater Wells
Trading Post

Metal Detector Evaluations and Product Reviews
'How-To' help for Coin & Jewelry Hunting, Relic Hunting and Useful Techniques.

My Regular-Use Detectors:
Nokta: Impact, FORS Relic and FORS CoRe
Tesoro: Vaquero, Silver Sabre µMAX and Mojave
White's: MX-7
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand, and chosen as desired based on search site conditions.
Additional search coils. mounted on spare lower-rods, are on-hand in my accessory coil tote.
Pinpointers: Using Nokta and Makro Pointers.
Headphones: Using White's Pro Star w/'tank style' ear cups.
Recovery Tools: Using White's Ground Hawg Shovel and DigMaster digging tools.

*** All working well today to make memories for tomorrow. ***

monte@stinkwaterwells.com .. or .. monte@ahrps.org
(503) 481-8147


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Re: Fors CoRe and 9.5"x5" Coil.
Posted by: dfmike
Date: October 04, 2017 07:24PM
Wish we had accessible ghost towns around here. The few that we have are either totally closed down to the public or can be visited but not dug. It's a pity because the treasures laying under the ground will probably stay there forever.



Active detectors: Fisher F19 LTD, Nokta Fors CoRe, Makro pointer and way too many coils.
Previous detectors: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705, Fisher F5

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