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Large cent VDI
Posted by: dirt lizard
Date: December 06, 2016 04:10PM
I just purchased an MXT pro. I took it out to a wooded area where there are a few colonial cellar holes. I put the MXT in relic mode and started hunting. All I was getting were buckle and button signals along with plenty of iron. How do you know when you get a deep large cent signal?



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Re: Large cent VDI
Posted by: Rich (Utah)
Date: December 07, 2016 08:47PM
Hey there Dirtlizard,

Congrats on the MXT PRO!

I will check and see where a Large Cent comes up on the VID display in the Relic Mode. I would anticipate in the mid-80's where quarters hit giving a RELIC LABEL of BUCKLE.

Remember that when you're in the Relic Mode with the MXT, the target ID LABELS will be relic oriented labels rather than coin. Target ID Numbers will be the same whether your are in Relic or Coins/jewelry, but the labels will be different. In relic, there are 5 general categories; HOT ROCK, IRON, BUTTON, BULLET, BUCKLE. They are in ascending order or course, with HOT ROCK / IRON being least, then your conductive range of Button (low-range), Bullet (mid-range) and Buckle (high-range). If you didn't dig those 'buttons' and 'buckles', you probably should have.

Generally, as you are learning a new detector, it is advantageous to dig lots of different targets to see what targets correlate with the signals your detector gives. As you gain more experience and proficiency, you will get to where you can CALL a target/signal before you dig with pretty good accuracy. Still, the only way to know for sure is to DIG and recover.

Rich (Utah)



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Re: Large cent VDI
Posted by: dirt lizard
Date: December 09, 2016 05:53AM
So what I should be doing when hunting is ignoring the signs and paying more attention to the vdi's of the signal.



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Re: Large cent VDI
Posted by: Larry (IL)
Date: December 09, 2016 07:35AM
As you gain experience, you will pay less attention to the VDI's and even less to the Icons. When you think of it, you will encounter thousands of targets, good and bad and the Relic Icons sort them all into 5 categories and VDI's will sort them onto 100 and neither will tell you if it is a good or bad target. With time, you will develop an "ear" for good and bad targets and when something sounds good, you might look at the VDI to give you an idea of what it might be. That is when you decide if it is something you might want to dig or pass on. As Rich said, a LC should come in around a quarter depending on it's condition and what else might be in the same hole.



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Re: Large cent VDI
Posted by: dirt lizard
Date: December 09, 2016 05:11PM
I get the idea thanks Larry



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Re: Large cent VDI
Posted by: Nancy-IL
Date: December 10, 2016 06:34AM
Very well stated Larry. Thank you!



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