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2nd voyage with the Max and my first silver coin
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: September 23, 2017 09:32PM
Ok I am starting to understand the language of the machine a little more. Actually I had a great experience in heavy iron too. Went to a public park in a section that really isn't used anymore and has been blocked off for almost 60 years. Its a strip about 50'L x 15'W. I have hit it several times with the AT Pro and a couple times with my Sov GT. Found many old Wheaties, buffalo and merc and rosey dimes. Now it is in the drought stage for finds. Nevertheless, in a two hour time frame, the AT Max came through and surprised me with my first piece of silver = 1952 Rosey. I also found 7 wheat cents which really surprised me too. All from the 1940's and 50's. Heck, I'll take it.

So I run into a patch of heavy iron (sounds like a Geiger Counter getting close and closer to radiation ) but hear this little high blip (did I mention you have to scan slow? :smile:) wow really slowing down and almost performing a wiggle of the coil brought out a nice high tone out of the iron. The audio illusion of raising right on up and out of the iron. WOW I thought, this is nice. Solid 82 I'm digging! Out pops a wheat cent! Scan a few inches through the iron and hear another high blip. Come to a slow crawl and wiggle the coil and sure enough another nice steady 82 rises up out of the iron. Heck, I'm digging....another greenie wheat cent!

Coins were 3 - 5" deep. There were a few that were a little deep maybe at 6" - 6.5".


My Settings:
GB at 94
3-5 bars of sensitivity. Anytime I encountered a patch of iron I would reduce the sensitivity to 3. Otherwise I kept it at 5 bars.

-3 on the threshold. This made a BIG difference in calming things down. I know there are some that will say to run with a very slight hum in the background. However a negative threshold this evening made for a much more pleasurable hunt. Maybe I will in the future as I learn more about the machine but right now, its staying negative.

5x8 coil - I truly love this coil :smile: its like a laser in iron and heavy trash.

iron disc set at 20 but I then turned it to 30 as there was so much junk it was driving me batty. This quiet things down too. With it at this setting, I didn't hear so much of the loud " bug zapping" sounds of detected iron.



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Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 09/23/2017 09:35PM by earthlypotluck.




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Re: 2nd voyage with the Max and my first silver coin
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: September 24, 2017 10:38AM
Interesting.....I too decrease my sensitivity to around 3-4 bars in junky areas, and if I am doing tot lots, so I can get a little closer to the equipment. Another trick I do in tot lots, is use my digger, and quickly remove sand that is close to equipment, and then scan it. Lots of times I get a coin or 2.

Re: 2nd voyage with the Max and my first silver coin
Posted by: jim tn
Date: September 24, 2017 11:18AM
Love to see nice finds and report of finds coming out of trash. Particularly, from a spot that's been hit hard. Good hunting! HH jim tn

Re: 2nd voyage with the Max and my first silver coin
Posted by: woody
Date: September 24, 2017 02:46PM
Thanks for mentioning Threshold. I had forgotten about it. Old habits, I guess.

Re: 2nd voyage with the Max and my first silver coin
Posted by: Buddy_TX
Date: September 26, 2017 04:52PM
And the more you use it the better you will like it:crazy::inlove:



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Re: 2nd voyage with the Max and my first silver coin
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: September 27, 2017 07:07PM
If all goes well, I am going to take the Max to the ocean this weekend.

Stay tuned...



Fear is paralyzing and courage is liberating. No matter what is put in front of you, there is always a way to make it work.

Dreams are just dreams, goals are dreams with deadlines. The desire to succeed comes from within. Stay focused on your goals, and if people say that you can’t do something, get them out of your life and move on.

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