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Is The Infinium The Holy Grail PI Detector?:confused:
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: July 13, 2012 07:56PM
"The Infinium does have some discrimination characteristics. It's not like an accumulative type or notch found on VLF type detectors. In fact, the Infinium is entirely different then any other type of detector. What the Infinium can do as far as discrimination is concerned, is give a tone HIGH-LOW for iron, aluminum and gold. It also gives off a LOW-HIGH signal for silver, copper and again iron. So iron and other junk is always the wild card in both types of signals, as it is a Pulse Induction type of detector. However, the Infinium also comes with an iron check, which again helps with getting a better probability of what type (iron or not?) target it is. Now the Infinium has a bit of a learning curve, and if you are new to metal detecting and lack basic theory on how the machines operate, don't buy one. It will be a lesson in frustration for you.

Now having said that, other little techniques are on your learning curve to be discovered. For instance, the smoothness/roughness of the tone gives a hint as to whether it is an iron rusted target or not. The "Sustain" length of time that the Infinium gives after reading a target gives you a hint as to its size. The Infinium gives a double bleep on bobby pins and wire. So......if you only want to dig gold, only dig the HIGH-LOW signals. That removes a lot of signals that you can leave in the ground. Also, use the iron check, which even cuts out more targets. If you want to dig mostly coins, including old deep silver, dig only the LOW-HIGH signals. Again....use the iron check.

Is the Infinium the holy grail of detectors? No it isn't. It's a PI and loves iron, like all PI's. Iron can not be discriminated out like a VLF detector. But it goes DEEP! It must be ground balanced and a proper frequency must be picked for maxamum performance. I have pulled rings out at over 14 inches with a nice strong signal. It is one of (if not the) deepest machines available. It was designed to get gold in some of the highest mineralized soils in the world. It works in all salt water/beach environments and is water proof too.

Is it a good coin shooter? Perhaps, but only in areas where there are few targets. It's not practical for park environments, as it picks up all metals, even those that your VLF will miss. I have had some success using it in the woods, digging only the LOW-HIGH signals. It should also perform well at relic hunting too.

Where it worked best for me was in hunted out beaches where most of the targets had been removed. The best beach hunters dig ALL targets. The Infinium isn't for everyone, and is not a do it all detector. But if you give it the time it deserves to learn it properly, and use it in its proper environment, it is a killer. I have my best gold ring year ever in 20 years using this machine."




Re: Is The Infinium The Holy Grail PI Detector?:confused:
Posted by: au79
Date: July 15, 2012 08:17AM
John - that's a pretty photo! I received my Infinium back in March and hunted on the beaches of North Carolina for two weeks - heres my take:



Then while hunting in the woods on my property here in Northern Vermont I found this Ox shoe:



Some of those bigger iron targets were nearly two feet deep (with a strong signal) - down on a hard packed shell layer. Yep, there's a shell layer if you have a machine that will go that deep and down on that shell layer is where all things come to rest. That's why hunting areas where there has been beach erosion always gets some goodies. That shell layer exist in many areas off shore also.
Great post John - The two weeks I hunted the beach and dug all targets I never came up with a ring or any jewelry. What's your secret?

Oh, I forgot to mention the clean short sharp tone the Infinium gives when over the silver and brass and copper - a form of disc in that sweet "good conductor" tone. I haven't been in nuggett country yet but for right now the Infinium is my silver getting machine. Just have that tone burned into a brain cell. The depth is great for relic hunting!



Ray Giroux

{ If you dig it out pack it back in }


Infinium LS
Garrett AT Gold
Vibra-probe 580 (PI technology, waterproof, bulletproof - one 9v batt last forever)
Lesche trowel ---

If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you like to win, but you think you can't,
It is almost certain you won't.


Re: Is The Infinium The Holy Grail PI Detector?:confused:
Posted by: Ken~Digs
Date: July 15, 2012 11:10PM
Well Ray ~ I just Feel better knowing I'm not the only one with a Back-ache from trash removal :) I've only found Pickers & Powder as well (in the Gold category) but I'm just gettin' started. Ken

Re: Is The Infinium The Holy Grail PI Detector?:confused:
Posted by: au79
Date: July 16, 2012 06:35AM
Digging trash is like going to school - I think I have finally graduated.....to a degree....:0) Can't wait till my new 8 mono arrives! Ken~Digs did you get your 8 mono yet???? I know you had one order just wondering if it went to back order?



Ray Giroux

{ If you dig it out pack it back in }


Infinium LS
Garrett AT Gold
Vibra-probe 580 (PI technology, waterproof, bulletproof - one 9v batt last forever)
Lesche trowel ---

If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you like to win, but you think you can't,
It is almost certain you won't.

Re: Is The Infinium The Holy Grail PI Detector?:confused:
Posted by: GoVidGo
Date: July 31, 2012 10:49PM
au79.....

on your pic... what is that coin on the left side of the pic?..... the 6th one down.....

is that a smashed penny from the North Carolina Aquarium??

if so.... I found one of those too down Kitty Hawk.... inland, in a sandy camping area....

Re: Is The Infinium The Holy Grail PI Detector?:confused:
Posted by: au79
Date: August 01, 2012 05:36AM
GoVidGO - That coin is a penny that was put in one of those machines that presses a logo into it. This one I found on the coast of North Carolina and it came from Ft. Pierce Florida



Ray Giroux

{ If you dig it out pack it back in }


Infinium LS
Garrett AT Gold
Vibra-probe 580 (PI technology, waterproof, bulletproof - one 9v batt last forever)
Lesche trowel ---

If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you like to win, but you think you can't,
It is almost certain you won't.

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