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I've never found three silvers in one hunt...
Posted by: Bruinvikes
Date: July 03, 2017 06:30PM
...but today I found three silvers in one hole! I was able to get the coil of my F70 over a target and was getting a jumpy VDI (84 to 91) and my rig was telling me that the target was eight inches deep. I cut a plug and located a 1942 Washington! I stuck the Garrett carrot in the hole and got another signal so I reached down and pulled out a clump of dirt and noticed something shiny. I picked it up and noticed two SLQs stuck together! Not only was it a first for me to find three silvers in a single hunt, but I've never found a SLQ before either, and I find two! The SLQs are dated 1925 and 1929 but where the mint mark would be is worn (1925s didn't have a mint mark from the research I have done).




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Re: I've never found three silvers in one hunt...
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: July 03, 2017 06:46PM
Wow! Stellar! Nice job!

Re: I've never found three silvers in one hunt...
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: July 03, 2017 07:00PM
Our ole country has gone through a lot since those were minted.

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Re: I've never found three silvers in one hunt...
Posted by: still looking 52
Date: July 03, 2017 07:28PM
Got to love that find! That's a once in a lifetime find right there. Sounds like you and that F70 we're humming together when you found those coins. How deep were the two quarters stuck together?

Re: I've never found three silvers in one hunt...
Posted by: jim tn
Date: July 03, 2017 07:36PM
That's some pretty nice digs right there. 3 quarters in the same hole with 2 being SLQ's is a pretty rare occurrence I would think and both with legible dates even more so. Very nice! HH jim tn

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Re: I've never found three silvers in one hunt...
Posted by: dfmike
Date: July 03, 2017 09:07PM
Very nice. Good photos as well.



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Re: I've never found three silvers in one hunt...
Posted by: Bruinvikes
Date: July 03, 2017 10:19PM
Thank you everyone! The SLQ mini stack was another half inch below the Washington?

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Your smoking hot.......... AWESOME FINDSN/T
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Date: July 03, 2017 10:58PM

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Re: I've never found three silvers in one hunt...
Posted by: RLOH
Date: July 04, 2017 05:57AM
Congratulations on this great find. I'm sure this will be one of your best memories from metal detecting. It also brings up a good point. Everybody knows you can size your target in pinpoint, just like yours showed a larger than a single coin target. I sometimes don't dig these larger targets after sizing them in pinpoint and walk away thinking I "just left a coin spill" You were rewarded by not walking away. Again, great finds!

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Re: I've never found three silvers in one hunt...
Posted by: REVIER
Date: July 04, 2017 06:56AM
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still looking 52
Got to love that find! That's a once in a lifetime find right there. Sounds like you and that F70 we're humming together when you found those coins. How deep were the two quarters stuck together?

He had help...from an idiot.

We are locked into a life and death battle that started a few months ago that will last all year...or until he he is frozen out or snowed under.
The Great War Between the States of 2017...who can find the most silver wins nothing but bragging rights, which is a lot.
His beautiful Ohio soil against my rotten Alabama dirt.
He has the better conditions and some old sites but I have a few old places too and more knowledge about F70 settings.
I started this contest to push him ever forward because I am mentoring him and to push myself too, plus it is fun.
I should be kicking his butt however I keep helping him out with tips and new settings to try.
I don't know why I do these things, sometimes I can't help myself.
He found these three using some new settings I suggest he try and in this old small park he has hunted many times before he comes up with this spill.
Current silver stats as of today Ohio 19...Alabama 12.
"Sigh".

These settings I used here and they worked well and I think I posted them around here recently, in Ohio dirt I guess they work pretty good too.
He seemed to have gotten the correct depth reading and pretty accurate VDI considering there were three of these things in the hole.

I call this the Three S Method...Silver Shooting Settings.
Disc up to 65 max...not only can you cut down on the noise using the sense and thresh but the higher you go in disc seems to mitigate that too.
Gain as high up as you can get it for the noise level you can deal with.
Thresh way up there too into the positive, on an F75 you can't do this so don't worry about it.
You can notch in one thing if you want which doesn't affect the chatter too much, but only one...I usually go for nickels because of nickels and hopefully gold.
Listen for the solid sounding tones and watch the screen.
He probably used monotone because this is the quietest and stable of all the tone choices in disc and he has been using that for awhile for regular hunting because I usually do.
Using these settings I can push the gain up to 95-99 and the thresh to +9 at most of my sites and my rig stays surprisingly quiet but at those same sites with lower disc not so much.
Multi tones might work but a lot more falsing is possible vs. monotone.

I tried DP and these settings the other day and it still seems to work but it might be a bit more jumpy and a little more high tone falsing but I don't have to watch the screen all the time and just listen and it still seems to work well however I can deal with a ton of jumping and still pick out the better signals with experience, monotone is the best choice for most for more silent searching.
I also notched in iron on my last hunt only because I could tell if I was swinging over high falsing iron a bit quicker because I have so much of that here but it really isn't necessary.

This should find you silver rings and decent sized silver pendants and other silver jewelry, copper cents including wheaties, all dimes and above and hopefully the silver coins if they are there at pretty great depths too if needed.

If you are looking for Indians just notch in zinc instead of nickels.

Seems to work for him too or at least it did on this spill...darn it.



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F70, F2, Compadre, Mojave, Judge2 - 2017....Clad, 13 silver targets including a freaking Barber quarter, a beautiful walker and two V nickels...
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Re: I've never found three silvers in one hunt...
Posted by: Bruinvikes
Date: July 04, 2017 02:49PM
Thanks everyone! REVIER is indeed my source of knowledge when it comes to the great Fisher machines. Heck, I remember a little over five years ago (before I got into this great hobby) I was popping in and out of the forums just fascinated with all of the great finds that people were posting and at the same time I was trying to figure out which machine to purchase. Making a long story short, I couldn't help but notice the success that REVIER was having and I started really paying attention to each and every post that he would make. I finally made my decision and bought a Fisher F2 just like he was swinging at the time. After four years in the hobby I felt the need for an upgrade and chose to purchase the F70 just like he was swinging. I definitely owe my success to REVIER, and truthfully, I don't think that I'm as knowledgeable as I should be but I'm having fun each and every time that I go out and swing my coil.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and wisdom with me REVIER. It is very much appreciated!

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