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Gold Bug all metal ID
Posted by: MikeW
Date: September 10, 2017 02:42PM
Hmm when I test coins in the all metal mode the large two digit number in the middle is much lower then when in disc. I thought that number identifies the object but I guess not. The manual states the arc across the top identifies the object. Guess I will have to retest my coins and check that as I wasnt understanding. Ive got an area I want to detect that many yrs ago gave up some barbers and indians. Havent been back in ages. Lol.

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Re: Gold Bug all metal ID
Posted by: dfmike
Date: September 10, 2017 05:59PM
In all metal, the arc up top identifies the category of the object (low, medium, high conductor). The big number you see in all metal is the actual ground phase under the coil when you swing. In discrimination mode, it identifies the target with a number.



Active detectors: Fisher F19 LTD, Nokta Fors CoRe, Makro pointer and way too many coils.
Previous detectors: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705, Fisher F5

Re: Gold Bug all metal ID
Posted by: MikeW
Date: September 10, 2017 09:16PM
Thanks dfmike. Went looking for barbers today but had to settle for a 1921 wheatie. Ground was hard and poison oak all over. Last target was a solid +83 but only at about 4 inches. Finally managed to locate a well worn 1961d penny. Geez... Ground balancing wasnt a problem but need to work on the pinpointing with the 11 inch coil but had fun.

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Re: Gold Bug all metal ID
Posted by: dfmike
Date: September 11, 2017 06:21PM
When you pin point over the target, when the sound is loudest with least distortion and depth number at its lowest point, the target should be right underneath the small round indentation on top of the coil in front of the coil ears. Do a cross pattern to be sure. Turn 90 degrees and do the same procedure. You should be able to zero in on the target to within 1 inch on either side. I find it super easy to pin point with that coil whether on my F5 or F19.

Also, I don't go by depth readout to help identify valuable targets anymore. I used to pass everything that was less than 3 inches before just because I wanted old silver and recent clad was of little interest. I got tricked many times in the past few months by digging the random shallow signals (high conductor zone) and finding the odd old silver quarter, dime or nickel. What were they doing at only 2-3 inches ??? I have no idea but it happens and I hate to think that I will pass some interesting historic targets just because I don't dig moderately shallow targets. It's a lot more work especially in trashy sites but the plus side is that I won't let any silver jewelry pass me by as well.

Just last weekend, I found a 1904 liberty dime and a 1939 quarter at less than 2 inches ! My pin pointer could detect them in the ground before I even started digging ! Every valuable target I have found in that area was at less than 3 inches. It's not common but it happens.



Active detectors: Fisher F19 LTD, Nokta Fors CoRe, Makro pointer and way too many coils.
Previous detectors: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705, Fisher F5



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/11/2017 06:26PM by dfmike.

Re: Gold Bug all metal ID
Posted by: MikeW
Date: September 12, 2017 12:55AM
Congrats on the silver finds. Found shallow silver often enough in the past. I will practice the pinpointing. Good thing I have Garrett pinpointer to help with recovery. Thanks for the tips again.

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Re: Gold Bug all metal ID
Posted by: dfmike
Date: September 12, 2017 06:58PM
You are welcome.



Active detectors: Fisher F19 LTD, Nokta Fors CoRe, Makro pointer and way too many coils.
Previous detectors: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705, Fisher F5

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