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MX7 and a hard to find silver coin
Posted by: dfmike
Date: August 04, 2018 04:16PM
Took out the MX7 for the first time this morning. I found this tiny 1917 silver 5 cents on the grounds of a century old house that was demolished and transformed into a city park. We commonly call these fish scales in Canada because they are so thin and unsubstantial. 1.17 grams of sterling silver and just a tad over a half inch in diameter. I only found 2 of these through the years and the other one is not nearly as good looking. It was at about 3 inches. I was in 4 tone coin and jewelry program with stock 950 concentric coil and sens at 05.

The detector was giving me a 69-70 CPENNY on the display in 2 directions. I circled the target in 4 directions since I'm just learning this machine. It was giving me MISC in the 50's in the 2 other directions. I almost let it go. So far I find the MX7 to have a somewhat jumpy ID (at least jumpy in some directions) compared to my 2 other detectors but it seems to go deeper in hard super dry ground. I found a few targets that the detector reported at 6-7 inches but I can't dig those without a shovel in hard clay and rock. I don't bring a shovel with me on park digs so either I let them go or I will dig them up when the ground soaks up a little humidity.

Apart from that great find, I found a 1951 penny and trash. I plan on bringing the MX7 out again tomorrow.



Active detectors and accessories: Fisher F19 LTD on Mars universal shaft, Nokta Fors CoRe, Whites MX7, Makro pointer, Killer B's camo and Jolly Rogers headphones plus an excessive amount of assorted coils.
Previous detectors in order of acquisition: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705, Fisher F5




Re: MX7 and a hard to find silver coin
Posted by: Piedmontartifacts
Date: August 04, 2018 04:33PM
Cool coin, congrats on the coin and the MX7.



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Congratulations Mike! ... Down here in the USA we call those Half-Dimes.
Posted by: Monte
Date: August 04, 2018 09:23PM
That's a great way for you to get a start breaking in your new MX-7. I really enjoy using my MX-7 but I keep the 950 on a spare lower rod in my accessory coil tote. I just use the 6.5 inch concentric and I get ample performance from this detector.

Enjoy learning it and using it as I think it makes an excellent compliment to your other two detectors.

Monte



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Re: MX7 and a hard to find silver coin
Posted by: Hombre
Date: August 04, 2018 09:23PM
Nice ½ dime, congratz



" If in doubt, dig it out"

I use various analog detectors, knobs and switches rule.

Randy from south central Kansas

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Re: MX7 and a hard to find silver coin
Posted by: dfmike
Date: August 05, 2018 04:43PM
Thanks guys.

I went to the beach with the MX7 today. Not much to show apart from some spare change, costume jewelry, a 1940 penny, pull tabs and foil pieces. I'm impressed with the MX7 depth in the sand. I found a small piece of a zipper pull at a measured 7 inches in wet sand and sens was only at 05. Also it seems to hit pretty good on our Canadian steel quarters. They register mostly in the MISC range but will often drop in the lower ranges without going below zero. The dimes are not so easy to get.

I've made a small "stand" that acts like a very light block underneath the front of the battery box elevating it just enough to keep that section of the detector dry and free from sand, morning dew, frost or snow. I'll take a picture of it one of these days and post it. It ain't pretty but it works and doesn't add weight or instability. There should be something elevating the back part off the ground IMHO.



Active detectors and accessories: Fisher F19 LTD on Mars universal shaft, Nokta Fors CoRe, Whites MX7, Makro pointer, Killer B's camo and Jolly Rogers headphones plus an excessive amount of assorted coils.
Previous detectors in order of acquisition: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705, Fisher F5

Re: MX7 and a hard to find silver coin
Posted by: El
Date: August 13, 2018 02:16PM
Did you do any hunting with the MX7 this past weekend?

Like that coin.

El

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Re: MX7 and a hard to find silver coin
Posted by: dfmike
Date: August 13, 2018 07:28PM
Hi EI. No, I couldn't go out after work. I want to test out the MX7 in one of our school yards to get accustomed to what it can do in trash and with our steel core clad coins. I'll try to get a few hours in the next coming days.



Active detectors and accessories: Fisher F19 LTD on Mars universal shaft, Nokta Fors CoRe, Whites MX7, Makro pointer, Killer B's camo and Jolly Rogers headphones plus an excessive amount of assorted coils.
Previous detectors in order of acquisition: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705, Fisher F5

Re: MX7 and a hard to find silver coin
Posted by: dan b
Date: August 13, 2018 09:53PM
Finally, a report on the MX7 in Canada. Been watching for this for a while.



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Re: MX7 and a hard to find silver coin
Posted by: El
Date: August 13, 2018 10:29PM
Thanks Mike. I'll be waiting to see what you think.

It sure would be nice if Monte and some of the others using the MX7 could make some videos.

Re: MX7 and a hard to find silver coin
Posted by: Hombre
Date: August 14, 2018 12:07PM
There are lots of videos about the MX7 on youtube.



" If in doubt, dig it out"

I use various analog detectors, knobs and switches rule.

Randy from south central Kansas

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Re: MX7 and a hard to find silver coin
Posted by: dfmike
Date: August 14, 2018 06:56PM
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dan b
Finally, a report on the MX7 in Canada. Been watching for this for a while.

So far, I've only gone detecting twice with the MX7. I found a few brand new Canadian quarters on the beach and the MX7's behavior seems to have a pattern on these so that's good. It will not read as a USA quarter of course and not nearly as stable as our Canadian copper pennies but it usually jumps around from the MISC category downwards to low foil but it will stay in the MISC range mostly. It will give a clean repeatable tone (in 2 tones) in at least 2 directions (haven't tried to circle target entirely). What surprised me is that it will not go into the iron range at all contrary to some detectors. I haven't found a loonie, toonie or a dime yet. It's too early to really give a proper evaluation on how well it does on our clad for now. I have a school yard on my radar and I know there is plenty of modern clad there mixed in with trash. It should be a good test.

I've air tested the MX7 on loonies (the older good ones) and toonies and the ID seems solid between 69-72. Dimes jump around like quarters but end up lower on the ID all the way towards the edge of iron.



Active detectors and accessories: Fisher F19 LTD on Mars universal shaft, Nokta Fors CoRe, Whites MX7, Makro pointer, Killer B's camo and Jolly Rogers headphones plus an excessive amount of assorted coils.
Previous detectors in order of acquisition: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705, Fisher F5

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