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5.3, wrong choice?
Posted by: JC99328
Date: January 07, 2016 01:58PM
I got permission to hunt a state park. I don't know how old it is, but old enough to have some goodies. It's around 3-4 acres. I was expecting a lot of trash and put the 5.3 coil on. I've never really used this coil and only put it on once to check it.

I think it was the wrong choice for this park. I hunted an old ball field area. Hardly any trash and nothing good. My pard did find a 1949 wheat in the out lying area just beyond the edge of the field. I think the small coil just reduced the area I covered in 3 hours by at least half. It did prove out on 2 close pull tabs that I could separate with it...:rolleyes:

This is what came out of the ground in 3 hours (2 of us)


The bottom penny is the wheat (as if you've never seen a dirty penny). the small strawberry looking thing to the left of the pennies is?? might be silver or pewter. It still hasn't been cleaned up.


I should note that I did not dig quite a few things in the low iron range or pull tabs which were giving me very certain tones.



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Re: 5.3, wrong choice?
Posted by: JC99328
Date: January 07, 2016 04:43PM
I did some history digging and found the area was homesteaded around 1860. The park has been in use since then but my guess is it's the part of the park I can't go in. That part is on a river and most likely the area used then with water being there. I couldn't find more info on that. The buildings on the part I can hunt were built in the early 1930's. There's got to be some deep goodies out there. The area is prone to floods and silt layers could have covered some fairly deep too.

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Re: 5.3, wrong choice?
Posted by: Nancy-IL
Date: January 07, 2016 05:44PM
Yes, possibly the stock coil would have been a better choice on your first few runs at it. I can't see the small item you're talking about since your photo does not enlarge when I click on it. It's hard to find a nice clean park these days. Congratulations!

Glad to see someone getting out and finding some things. HH, Nancy



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Re: 5.3, wrong choice?
Posted by: JC99328
Date: January 07, 2016 06:42PM
The small item is about 1 penny width to the left of the shiny penny. Not silver or pewter. It has a very slight magnetic grab with a strong magnet, not enough to even lift it. I'm not sure what it is but it is cast. Satinless steel or possibly some type of metallic plating over ???

I will head back out there on Sat.

I also have a 14" DD I'm thinking about trying there. Never used it either. It came with the detector when I bought it.

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Re: 5.3, wrong choice?
Posted by: Nancy-IL
Date: January 08, 2016 06:51AM
Still don't have a clue as to what it is. Your big coil would be great for open spaces but I bet it's a bit heavy after swinging it for a while. Good luck and HH, Nancy



Nancy - Central Illinois
Am I getting rich? No, just having fun!

MXT
MXT PRO
with an arsenal of coils.

*Peoria Area Treasure Hunters: Member since 2000.
President 2013, 2014
Secretary 2010, 2011, 2012.
Vice President 9 years.


The General: 02/04/2008 - 03/05/2016. R.I.P. Big Boy and we'll see you at Rainbow Bridge

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