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Test of a Idea or maybe opinion
Posted by: daddyflea
Date: December 28, 2016 11:36AM
In our search for depth, I am coming to believe that every coin we miss because it is too deep, I think we may be missing 3 to 4 because we do not have enough separation. I traded my big coil and all I have left is the stock coil. I bought two medium sized coils (8") and one 6" DD. going to hit some of my old hard hunted spots to see what I dig up.



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Re: Test of a Idea or maybe opinion
Posted by: masterjedi
Date: December 28, 2016 01:18PM
I agree with you daddyflea > not enough separation... I have been digging since 1977...

You truly have to go over every piece of ground in more than 1 direction and also with multiple coil sizes.
I always start with a very fast detector. (cherry pick)
Then I put on a very small coil for separation/masked targets.
Lastly I put on the biggest coil I have and seek out the really deep targets.

Most people use a high end detector, cover it once and thing they found it all. That is why no site is really hunted out... :) Unless I have been over it with every detector, with every size coil, in every direction...

Not kidding...

Re: Test of a Idea or maybe opinion
Posted by: daddyflea
Date: December 28, 2016 02:03PM
I am planning on using a 6" and maybe a 8" to go around steps and walkways.



Minelab Etrac
Mars Pinpointer
Garrett Pro pointer (Carrot Stick)
DetectorPro Rattler Headphones
Coiltek 10X5 & 12X8 Coil
Sun Ray X-8 & X-12
Detech 6" Coil
Etrac Stock 11" Coil
Predator Tools 31c digger
Lesche digger
Lesche Heavyweight Mini Pick

Re: Test of a Idea or maybe opinion
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: December 28, 2016 10:55PM
Quote
masterjedi
I agree with you daddyflea > not enough separation... I have been digging since 1977...

You truly have to go over every piece of ground in more than 1 direction and also with multiple coil sizes.
I always start with a very fast detector. (cherry pick)
Then I put on a very small coil for separation/masked targets.
Lastly I put on the biggest coil I have and seek out the really deep targets.

Most people use a high end detector, cover it once and thing they found it all. That is why no site is really hunted out... :) Unless I have been over it with every detector, with every size coil, in every direction...

Not kidding...

He's not kidding...stuff is hidden everywhere at all levels,and hidden well. With your tenacity and coil selection you will UNDOUBTEDLY find more in your current places. I do on a regular basis,I've concluded that "angle of attack" with a DD coil is paramount...just to get the initial signal.

Re: Test of a Idea or maybe opinion.....My favourite...
Posted by: metalpopper
Date: December 29, 2016 01:29AM
Hi guys!.

My most treasured search-head, (but little used now) is a FOUR inch coil.....'thousands' of years old..

It's in the garage...together with the carcass of my FISHER 1220 (1250?)

My detecting buddies laughed when I first attended a dig with them on a public park site.

I was an hour late starting......and after a few hours or so, I was about a HUNDRED coins ahead

of the next highest finder....honest, for that's the truth.

I didn't need to ' walk the compass' Just sweep...shoot and dig.

Often, the coins were in clusters!.....Phew, that was 'Super Sunday'

Our club had 'contracted permission' to hunt in all the local parks.

Winter season only.....and only after a session of 'lake-cleaning'.

That was mandatory;, we had to drag the park's fishing pond for nylon line etc. left by the fishing fraternity!

In those days, we had to 'earn our privileges'...(.and save the lake's swans).

197?......a long time ago.....have a photo somewhere to prove it....

memories....and thousands of coins..(not the silver ones!)....in a tub in the garden.

If the metal detector had been invented when I was a kid....my mum would never

have been short of a penny for the gas or electric meter....matt


Re: Test of a Idea or maybe opinion
Posted by: ironsight
Date: December 29, 2016 05:51PM
Like masterjedi said, go over the same ground in different directions, different settings and different coils too.
I haven't done hardly any detecting last season but i did go back a few times and re-search an old nearby pounded historic site. Pounded not only by me but also others over the decades.
Declared this site dry a lot of times. The secret is to persevere no matter how many times skunked. Just try something different.

Not expecting much at this site the few times i been out there last season, i did find 4 or 5 indians, a few wheats and a seated dime...all from a pounded out site.
Interestingly enough none of those coins were deep in this pounded out pull ring infested site. Can't explain it, just persevered is all.

Re: Test of a Idea or maybe opinion
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: December 29, 2016 06:23PM
Quote
ironsight
Like masterjedi said, go over the same ground in different directions, different settings and different coils too.
I haven't done hardly any detecting last season but i did go back a few times and re-search an old nearby pounded historic site. Pounded not only by me but also others over the decades.
Declared this site dry a lot of times. The secret is to persevere no matter how many times skunked. Just try something different.

Not expecting much at this site the few times i been out there last season, i did find 4 or 5 indians, a few wheats and a seated dime...all from a pounded out site.
Interestingly enough none of those coins were deep in this pounded out pull ring infested site. Can't explain it, just persevered is all.

Excellent to see you posting Ironsight. I've gotten much from your real world and no nonsense "this is how to get it done" posts. This is another one.
I have a park where the majority of my REALLY good coins have come from(LCs,Seateds,Barbers,Indians,round balls). I go there and swing for hours and hours and I'm ALWAYS trying different angles,Sens settings,coils....anything. Could I go to the local schools and dig clad? Sure. It's not what I hunt though. In order to find something more in this park(and common sense tells me it MUST be there,probably in great numbers) I have to put in the time,there's no alternative. Perseverance will always win the day,it just doesn't happen EVERY day.

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