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I Found Darth Vader's Hidden Hoard
Posted by: Coin Rescue Inc
Date: May 07, 2017 11:49AM


Using the F75 in FA mode, I am beginning to appreciate the use in heavy trash, 3H tones.
My hunch on the tones brought out some nickels.


Re: I Found Darth Vader's Hidden Hoard
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: May 07, 2017 01:46PM
Luv dem nickels !!!

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Re: I Found Darth Vader's Hidden Hoard
Posted by: still looking 52
Date: May 07, 2017 02:01PM
Nice silver dimes! Haven't found any silver this year myself thanks for the inspiration.

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Re: I Found Darth Vader's Hidden Hoard
Posted by: dfmike
Date: May 07, 2017 03:22PM
Lovely Mercury dimes and in beautiful condition.



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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Am I Missing Something?
Posted by: vlad
Date: May 08, 2017 04:24AM
I was in JE which is high sens., and I had it cranked (was very quiet.) I heard FA was good for high trash so I switched,
never heard so much noise in my life! Several freq. shifts, cut way down on sens-still noisy.:stars:
Went back to JE. :shrug:

Re: I Found Darth Vader's Hidden Hoard
Posted by: Coin Rescue Inc
Date: May 08, 2017 10:07AM
Might help if I describe my set up - Area had structures on it. Demo'd long ago. Perhaps a Bar, Party Store or service station. So lots of junk in the ground. Iron everywhere. Chopped up aluminum siding.
Older Mason jar lids. Found a faucet. Oil Cans - Stuff like that.

I use the 9 x 5 elliptic coil - It seems to cut a sharp straight line down into the dirt. I imagine I can sense in between the iron.
Power - I was set at 55
Discrimination = None
Tones this time - 3H - So if I ran across a nickel or gold ring I could get the higher tone- It worked - 3 older nickels -

The spot I am hunting has product about 10 wheats in the past two visits - One 1911 - several in the 40's- several 55 D's - and one 59 Rosie - 1891 Mexican Cent (Strange-Still trying to figure that out)
This was using the F75 in DE mode - in DP multiple sounds.
So I thought I had the area cleaned out.
I went back yesterday to check - after an hour of finding nothing I switched to FA and things started to click. I found more coins in areas I covered earlier.

Noise on FA - I agree that FA is very weak in eliminating EMI chatter. I had no trouble because I was 150 ft from any structure. This is the first time I had any success using the FA.

My basic strategy was to swing the coil though the area listening for a high tone blip. Any high tone no matter how weak.
If I heard one I would work that spot slower, rotating my position until I got a solid signal. and eventually i did. I could pin point. Most of the coins read 72 - one or two deeper were as low as 68. I think depth lowers the ID #
Darth Vader was a 73 - had to dig that tone - lol.

I also found 6 copper Memorial cents yesterday too but did not add in the photo. Some rusty Bottle caps - Pull tab or two - the usual junk.

Shows the F75 is really versatile -

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Re: I Found Darth Vader's Hidden Hoard
Posted by: dfmike
Date: May 08, 2017 06:33PM
Just wondering if that area has recent clad as well (say 1970's and up) or was it just abandoned at some point in the 50's perhaps. I'm always looking for old places that are no longer used. It's difficult to detect old silver in places that are loaded with junk plus modern clad because they are still in use today. There is an old school I go to that is still in use. There is a copper penny about every 5-6 feet. It's crazy !



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

Re: I Found Darth Vader's Hidden Hoard
Posted by: Coin Rescue Inc
Date: May 09, 2017 02:00PM
Clad- I found one clad quarter and maybe 4 dimes. Thinking back 1968 vintage - So the place has been vacant for a while.

When I was using FA I did find a nice 72 VID target and had the presence of mind to switch to DE process for sound comparison.

The tone changed from a crisp, quick bleep to a longer blended low-high sound. Still the 72 ID number but there was a low conductor sound in the mix.
My thought was to stay with the FA Process. That was working fine.

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