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What kind of depth do you get coin hunting?
Posted by: amcjavelin
Date: July 21, 2011 05:21PM
i've been looking at one of these for quite some time and wondering about depth and how do you guys like them really to prospect with?

Re: What kind of depth do you get coin hunting?
Posted by: Bugar In. USA
Date: July 21, 2011 06:17PM
I never found many coins deeper than bout 12 - 13 Inches, they probly go deeper in damp soil if there was coins there, my deepest finds are in farm fields where houses were in the 1800's or so, but usually dry ground when i am there.:garrett:




Re: What kind of depth do you get coin hunting?
Posted by: amcjavelin
Date: July 21, 2011 07:16PM
ok well i've never found any coin more than 10" but are you claiming depth with the scorpion just make it clear thats all?

Re: What kind of depth do you get coin hunting?
Posted by: darinwc
Date: July 25, 2011 12:10AM
I've only been out a few times. I've never dug below about 4" - its just too hard to find anything down deep.

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Re: What kind of depth do you get coin hunting?
Posted by: metalhead
Date: July 25, 2011 12:18PM
I use the Scorpion primarily for nugget shooting/electronic prospecting. I don't typically use it for coin shooting, but I have, occasionally. Regarding depth for coin shooting with the stock 5"x10"DD search coil using Disc Mode with discrimination high enough to knock out iron junk, but keep pull tabs(in order to find rings/jewelry)I would say that I have found coins usually to a depth of around nine inches.
Now if using All Metal Mode as would be done while prospecting I find coin sized targets, coins and trash metal targets at over one foot deep. Larger items can be incredibly deep. I've dug larger pieces of iron while in All Metal Mode at well over two feet deep(old rusty pieces of pipe and various different whatzits).
I really like the Scorpion for nugget shooting. It's the machine that I first started seriously electronic prospecting with back in the early nineties. I've used various other brands and models of metal detectors that are designed for finding gold nuggets. I always come back to the Scorpion because I really like some of the features that it has which other metal detectors lack. For instance, the TR Mode is awesome for rejecting/identifying hot rocks. It's also great for checking ore samples.
I use the Infinium LS in areas that are known for larger deeper gold nuggets. The Scorpion is great for looking for smaller nuggets and/or black sand deposits.
Happy Hunting!:smile:



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Re: What kind of depth do you get coin hunting?
Posted by: amcjavelin
Date: July 25, 2011 08:37PM
thanks metal head for your feedback for sure!

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Re: What kind of depth do you get coin hunting?
Posted by: murfar1
Date: August 18, 2011 10:15AM
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metalhead
I use the Scorpion primarily for nugget shooting/electronic prospecting. I don't typically use it for coin shooting, but I have, occasionally. Regarding depth for coin shooting with the stock 5"x10"DD search coil using Disc Mode with discrimination high enough to knock out iron junk, but keep pull tabs(in order to find rings/jewelry)I would say that I have found coins usually to a depth of around nine inches.

Metalhead, these are the settings you would reccomend for coin shooting then? I got a Scorp last year but only used it for about a month. Planning to get back to it in a day or so. Motion Disc mode with discrimination somewhere around 7 or above? Thanks...



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