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MXT VDI chart
Posted by: WyDiablo
Date: April 29, 2011 06:47AM
I'm looking for a chart of the VDI numbers for the MXT. Does anyone have a chart/link for this?

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Re: MXT VDI chart
Posted by: Larry (IL)
Date: April 29, 2011 07:09AM
I think there is a chart right on the MXT, but don't put too much faith in a VDI chart unless the targets are pretty close to the surface. Deeper targets, targets near trash, multiple targets and the list goes on......... can be off by 30 VDI numbers or more.



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Re: MXT VDI chart
Posted by: leebowhunts68
Date: April 29, 2011 07:24AM
This is correct, dug a nail yesterday masking a silver quarter, VDI was 45. It was in a well hunted area and I was digging all in hopes of finding the mask treasures like this. VDI is great reference but digging is for sure.

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Re: MXT VDI chart
Posted by: Lodihunter
Date: April 29, 2011 12:31PM
WyDiablo...

Here is a VDI chart I found while lookin' around on the Internet. Like Larry said, don't put too much faith in the VDI chart. It should only be used as a reference. After being a member of this forum, I have realized that the only way to make sure you aren't passing over gold is to DIG EVERYTING!!!!





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Re: MXT VDI chart
Posted by: widebody
Date: April 29, 2011 10:31PM
i recommend getting jeff foster's book, the mxt edge. it has referance vdi numbers in it among other great info.he also stresses like larry and leebowhunter68, the vdi numbers as indicators of the target not confirmation of what it is.

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Re: MXT VDI chart
Posted by: John
Date: April 30, 2011 02:22AM
Consistency of sound is better than going off the vdi in my opinion. vdi is great as a guideline only, a visual of your target is the best discrimination. I recently located a target and got a consistent +94 and half a bar, it sounded like a good target and when I dug it up, it was a 1989 quarter. After digging it up I waved the coin over my coil and it was a solid +83 and a full bar, rechecked the hole and nothing more. The ground was very mineralized at 79 so I think that had something to do with the vdi being off.

Re: MXT VDI chart
Posted by: srf2112
Date: April 30, 2011 02:37PM
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John
Consistency of sound is better than going off the vdi in my opinion. vdi is great as a guideline only, a visual of your target is the best discrimination. I recently located a target and got a consistent +94 and half a bar, it sounded like a good target and when I dug it up, it was a 1989 quarter. After digging it up I waved the coin over my coil and it was a solid +83 and a full bar, rechecked the hole and nothing more. The ground was very mineralized at 79 so I think that had something to do with the vdi being off.
I've had very similar situations myself many times . . .although not usually as high as 94.



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Re: MXT VDI chart
Posted by: WyDiablo
Date: May 03, 2011 03:11PM
Thanks for the reply guys. I"m not new to medal detecting, as a matter of fact I"m kinda old at the hobby. I just remembered seeing a VDI chart somewhere on the web but could not find it. I started in the hobby back in 1975 and I have been going at it pretty strong since. Thanks again

WyDiablo

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Re: MXT VDI chart
Posted by: Orygun
Date: May 11, 2011 12:30AM
There is also a guy who did a bunch of youtube videos on vdi readings on the mxt with all the standard american coinage including silver.

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Re: MXT VDI chart
Posted by: lerafe
Date: August 02, 2011 06:46PM
Here is a link to the chart I use. I copied it and adjusted it it to a readable size and printed it on a 3x5 card. I am thinking of laminating one and hanging it from my detector.
http://nevada-outback-gems.com/MXT_files/the_mxt_faq2.htm
Lee

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