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Infinium
Posted by: ewtaylor
Date: June 22, 2017 09:29AM
So I finally took the Infinium to the local freshwater beach. Nice size and clear water made searching fairly easy. The beach is not old, built around 1973. I wasn’t worried about depth too much, just trying to learn the language. I can tell you this; I know what a bobby pin sounds like.

I used the 8” mono coil and really like it for pinpointing. I definitely need to buy the “carrot” pinpointer at a later time. After digging a bunch of trash, fish hooks, lead weights, and pennies, I came upon a funny signal. It was an area between rocks with no more than 3 or 4 inches of sand. I kicked the sand away and saw the edge of a coin. Turns out it was a coin spill of quarters mixed in with a pulltab.

There were other detectorists on the beach so I was surprised this was missed. Anyway, time was getting short as I had an appointment looming so I headed a little deeper and got a great signal. I even brought it up with the first scoop. Looked in and a shiny ring smiled back. Joy led to disappointment as it turned out to be a stainless, engraved girl’s ring. But a ring is a ring and I’m happy with what I got. Only went knee deep in the water as I haven’t purchased waterproof headphones yet.

I’m going to Mexico this fall and since I’m a novice at beach hunting I need to practice. Water hunting is a lot harder than it looks.

Wayne

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Re: Infinium
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: June 22, 2017 09:54AM
Nice report! Yes, those double bleeps ID a bobby pin. The audio duration helps ID the size of a target. A long sustained audio is usually a pop can or larger sized target. A quick bleep is a tiny nut or shot, and a nice clear quick audio is a coin sized object. Nice report and congrats on some nice finds.:thumbup:

Re: Infinium
Posted by: Waterdog
Date: June 30, 2017 12:33PM
Congrats on you hunt and finds.
Yes water hunting is Indeed a different animal. I have been out in the water almost shoulder deep looking for what I knew was a gold target for forty minutes. It turned out to be a gold half heart that had come off a necklace.
One thing you have to remember when out the in the water. Always try and scoop your target towards the shore. If you scoop it the wrong way you could loose it to the deep water like I did in the early years of detecting in the water.
Always wear something to protect your feet as you don't know what is out the in the water, Fishing hooks, Broken glass, and other sharp objects.
HH

Re: Infinium
Posted by: ewtaylor
Date: June 30, 2017 09:04PM
Yes, beach shoes are a must. Went back out today but only had an hour to hunt. Went a little deeper, chest high, and hit 3 juicy targets in a row. Unfortunately they were nickels.
The biggest positive was I actually submerged the whole unit. I was worried because I bought it used and the original owner had never gotten it wet. However it did fine. I'm going to wait until the level drops so I can get out to the farthest swimming area.

Wayne

Re: Infinium
Posted by: Dancer
Date: September 17, 2017 04:58PM
EwTaylor,sounds like you were on to some good hunts back in June. If your digging nickels your doing good. Sounds.a lot like gold.
That quarter spill, sometimes it takes a Pulse Induction to dig tho iffy signals . Let on how your doing.
Earl

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