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Got out for about a half hour on farm where I live and snagged this
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: September 22, 2017 05:50PM
I snagged it with my E-trac. It sounded horrible. Only about 5 inches down. There was a rusty nail about 3 inches away but doubt that
would make it sound to terrible. Maybe it was on edge? I almost didn't dig it.
Anyone know why it would sound so horrible?




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Re: Got out for about a half hour on farm where I live and snagged this
Posted by: Tired Rooster
Date: September 22, 2017 07:45PM
Don't know. But nice job finding the Mercury.

Re: Got out for about a half hour on farm where I live and snagged this
Posted by: Tony (Michigan)
Date: September 22, 2017 09:10PM
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Tired Rooster
Don't know. But nice job finding the Mercury.

Thanks. This has happened twice in this part of the yard now. Two Mercs, not deep at all and both very squirrely sounding.
Makes me wonder if a single freq. detector would have made it an unquestionable hit.

Re: Got out for about a half hour on farm where I live and snagged this
Posted by: MikeW
Date: September 22, 2017 10:12PM
Never used an Etrac before but great finding a merc. Did you happen to check it from different angles??

Re: Got out for about a half hour on farm where I live and snagged this
Posted by: coinspader
Date: September 22, 2017 10:21PM
Maybe you were picking something up underneath it as well, that might skew the signal. Just a thought.

Re: Got out for about a half hour on farm where I live and snagged this
Posted by: dirt doctor
Date: September 22, 2017 11:42PM
Congrats on the nice Merc ! I'm thinking it was the nail , after all 3" and 5'' under the same coil are pretty close together .

Re: Got out for about a half hour on farm where I live and snagged this
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: September 23, 2017 01:54AM
Nice 1936-D Merc, Tony N (Michigan). I'm not familiar with the E-Track but I've heard that they go deep. Could be that there was some junk beneath your Merc that caused the poor audio response. Glad that you dug it! Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

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Re: Got out for about a half hour on farm where I live and snagged this
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: September 23, 2017 04:48AM
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MikeW
Never used an Etrac before but great finding a merc. Did you happen to check it from different angles??

Yes, that's the weird part. I was wondering if it was part of a rusty part of a tin can. The numbers were jumping as I went and circled it and the sounds were not textbook at all.
I just thought, Oh heck, let's just dig it and see what it is. The same thing happened with another merc in this same area of the yard. There's over 150 years of junk in the yards.

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Re: Got out for about a half hour on farm where I live and snagged this
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: September 23, 2017 04:50AM
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Blind Squirrel
Nice 1936-D Merc, Tony N (Michigan). I'm not familiar with the E-Track but I've heard that they go deep. Could be that there was some junk beneath your Merc that caused the poor audio response. Glad that you dug it! Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Thanks Blind Squirrel. I'll have to revisit the hole and see what's going on.

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Re: Got out for about a half hour on farm where I live and snagged this
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: September 23, 2017 04:50AM
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dirt doctor
Congrats on the nice Merc ! I'm thinking it was the nail , after all 3" and 5'' under the same coil are pretty close together .
Thanks dd. Yea, that could be the case.

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Re: Got out for about a half hour on farm where I live and snagged this
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: September 23, 2017 04:51AM
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coinspader
Maybe you were picking something up underneath it as well, that might skew the signal. Just a thought.
Yes, that's very possible.

Re: Got out for about a half hour on farm where I live and snagged this
Posted by: pplinker
Date: September 23, 2017 05:33AM
Great job on the merc! Sounds like you have a great place to hunt there with possibility of 150 year old coins.



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Re: Got out for about a half hour on farm where I live and snagged this
Posted by: bootyhoundpa
Date: September 23, 2017 05:56AM
Ive never used an etrac either but I do hunt farm fields with the sov gt and can tell you 5in. on a dime can be a real challenge when you consider all the tiny bits of metalic debris that inhibit getting a clean signal... point is you dug it so maybe just part of the learning curve.. when i hunt farm fields i dig all non ferrous signals as good targets are likely to be partially masked by whatever else is mixed into the same soil...congrats..

Re: Got out for about a half hour on farm where I live and snagged this
Posted by: Tony (Michigan)
Date: September 23, 2017 06:52AM
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bootyhoundpa
Ive never used an etrac either but I do hunt farm fields with the sov gt and can tell you 5in. on a dime can be a real challenge when you consider all the tiny bits of metalic debris that inhibit getting a clean signal... point is you dug it so maybe just part of the learning curve.. when i hunt farm fields i dig all non ferrous signals as good targets are likely to be partially masked by whatever else is mixed into the same soil...congrats..

Yes, the more I dig those questionable targets the more I'm amazed.
I was very surprised when I popped out that Merc. It was the last thing I expected. Maybe someday they will invent a detector that will remove all doubt?

By the way, your handle "bootyhoundpa" is interesting. What's the story behind that? :beers:

Re: Got out for about a half hour on farm where I live and snagged this
Posted by: Tony (Michigan)
Date: September 23, 2017 06:55AM
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pplinker
Great job on the merc! Sounds like you have a great place to hunt there with possibility of 150 year old coins.

Thanks, pplinker. You'd think I'd be finding large cents and other very old coins. The oldest found so far is a Barber dime.
Maybe the real old coins are buried from when they dug out the basement in 1920?

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