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Big silver from an Amish cattle pasture
Posted by: TrpnBils
Date: September 15, 2018 06:27PM
Not a bad day! First target was the quarter, and the only other keeper of the day came about 2 hours later in the form of a nicely toned, but worn, 1907 Barber half! The 17" coil is a bear to swing through foot tall grass for long!




Re: Big silver from an Amish cattle pasture
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: September 15, 2018 11:20PM
It might be a bear buddy but it has delivered SO many good finds the adrenaline just keeps me swingin’. I just found a Barber half last weekend 1895-O in an old fairground with trash so thick you could cut it with a Sampson 31” shovel!:smile: 17” coil bopped it right outta there like nothing,exactly my pinpointer deep. Also got a 5 gram 10k solid gold ladies high school class ring from 1927. That’s rolling HIGH for back then! Fastest 80 bucks in the West!
Congrats on a couple of really nice finds,I’ve found that IF YOU TRUST THE MACHINE you will do well. When I start to second guess and veer off track,my finds go straight in the toilet.
Keep crankin’!:yo:

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Re: Big silver from an Amish cattle pasture
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: September 16, 2018 01:46AM
GREAT job, TrpnBils. Fine-looking digs, right there! :)

Steve



Minelab CTX 3030
Minelab Equinox 800
Garrett ProPointer AT
Lesche hand digger
Lesche 38D Ground Shark "King of Spades"

Norman, OK

Re: Big silver from an Amish cattle pasture
Posted by: TrpnBils
Date: September 16, 2018 04:10PM
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IDXMonster
It might be a bear buddy but it has delivered SO many good finds the adrenaline just keeps me swingin’. I just found a Barber half last weekend 1895-O in an old fairground with trash so thick you could cut it with a Sampson 31” shovel!:smile: 17” coil bopped it right outta there like nothing,exactly my pinpointer deep. Also got a 5 gram 10k solid gold ladies high school class ring from 1927. That’s rolling HIGH for back then! Fastest 80 bucks in the West!
Congrats on a couple of really nice finds,I’ve found that IF YOU TRUST THE MACHINE you will do well. When I start to second guess and veer off track,my finds go straight in the toilet.
Keep crankin’!:yo:

If you don't switch to a smaller coil in heavy trash, what's your point where you do? I'm on another site that's the front lawn of a museum, but it's adjacent to an old school playground (asphalt) and has been used for years for public events. LOADED with trash. I couldn't deal with the noise with the big coil, swtiched to the stock one and got a merc, and then switched to the 6" and got a deep LC a few weeks ago. There's a lot of ground to cover though, so the 17" one would be nice if I knew it was handling the trash instead of masking the deeper stuff.

Re: Big silver from an Amish cattle pasture
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: September 18, 2018 01:01PM
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TrpnBils

It might be a bear buddy but it has delivered SO many good finds the adrenaline just keeps me swingin’. I just found a Barber half last weekend 1895-O in an old fairground with trash so thick you could cut it with a Sampson 31” shovel!:smile: 17” coil bopped it right outta there like nothing,exactly my pinpointer deep. Also got a 5 gram 10k solid gold ladies high school class ring from 1927. That’s rolling HIGH for back then! Fastest 80 bucks in the West!
Congrats on a couple of really nice finds,I’ve found that IF YOU TRUST THE MACHINE you will do well. When I start to second guess and veer off track,my finds go straight in the toilet.
Keep crankin’!:yo:

If you don't switch to a smaller coil in heavy trash, what's your point where you do? I'm on another site that's the front lawn of a museum, but it's adjacent to an old school playground (asphalt) and has been used for years for public events. LOADED with trash. I couldn't deal with the noise with the big coil, swtiched to the stock one and got a merc, and then switched to the 6" and got a deep LC a few weeks ago. There's a lot of ground to cover though, so the 17" one would be nice if I knew it was handling the trash instead of masking the deeper stuff.

Personally?...I shut off all the noise by running high disc. 40-50 Co/0-27 Ferrous. One open rectangle at 1200hz. Anything that squeaks gets an exam from all directions to see if I can get that same squeak from that one EXACT point on the ground. Look at numbers when it squeaks. I can make it do that from ANY 2 angles? Dig a hole. I’ll try to make a video for this today,since I’m off due to a huge local power outage. Don’t get me wrong,the smaller coils make it easier sometimes! You just have to have the mentality that you will NOT cover as much ground,but a lot of times picking a small area and picking it to death with a smaller coil is the thing to do!

Re: Big silver from an Amish cattle pasture
Posted by: TrpnBils
Date: September 18, 2018 07:18PM
Ahh that's right, I forgot you have a really heavy discrim pattern that you run. I have your program on my machine but I'm so used to the one that I do I normally stick with it. I loved 50 tones on the Etrac but I can't get used to it on the CTX (looking at your explanation above it seems like you don't use 50 tones, but I thought I had read that somewhere). I use combined with pitch hold on my program, but run very little discrimination (like a small block in lower right and the upper two rows on both Fe and Co directions, more or less). I run it in high trash mode, but I guess that's a bit of a waste if I'm not running much discrimination.

That's interesting that you use just a single tone. I guess that's more of a "dig everything repeatable within the range" kind of thing. Maybe I'll have to take a look at that.

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IDXMonster


It might be a bear buddy but it has delivered SO many good finds the adrenaline just keeps me swingin’. I just found a Barber half last weekend 1895-O in an old fairground with trash so thick you could cut it with a Sampson 31” shovel!:smile: 17” coil bopped it right outta there like nothing,exactly my pinpointer deep. Also got a 5 gram 10k solid gold ladies high school class ring from 1927. That’s rolling HIGH for back then! Fastest 80 bucks in the West!
Congrats on a couple of really nice finds,I’ve found that IF YOU TRUST THE MACHINE you will do well. When I start to second guess and veer off track,my finds go straight in the toilet.
Keep crankin’!:yo:

If you don't switch to a smaller coil in heavy trash, what's your point where you do? I'm on another site that's the front lawn of a museum, but it's adjacent to an old school playground (asphalt) and has been used for years for public events. LOADED with trash. I couldn't deal with the noise with the big coil, swtiched to the stock one and got a merc, and then switched to the 6" and got a deep LC a few weeks ago. There's a lot of ground to cover though, so the 17" one would be nice if I knew it was handling the trash instead of masking the deeper stuff.

Personally?...I shut off all the noise by running high disc. 40-50 Co/0-27 Ferrous. One open rectangle at 1200hz. Anything that squeaks gets an exam from all directions to see if I can get that same squeak from that one EXACT point on the ground. Look at numbers when it squeaks. I can make it do that from ANY 2 angles? Dig a hole. I’ll try to make a video for this today,since I’m off due to a huge local power outage. Don’t get me wrong,the smaller coils make it easier sometimes! You just have to have the mentality that you will NOT cover as much ground,but a lot of times picking a small area and picking it to death with a smaller coil is the thing to do!


Re: Big silver from an Amish cattle pasture
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: September 18, 2018 08:42PM
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TrpnBils
Ahh that's right, I forgot you have a really heavy discrim pattern that you run. I have your program on my machine but I'm so used to the one that I do I normally stick with it. I loved 50 tones on the Etrac but I can't get used to it on the CTX (looking at your explanation above it seems like you don't use 50 tones, but I thought I had read that somewhere). I use combined with pitch hold on my program, but run very little discrimination (like a small block in lower right and the upper two rows on both Fe and Co directions, more or less). I run it in high trash mode, but I guess that's a bit of a waste if I'm not running much discrimination.

That's interesting that you use just a single tone. I guess that's more of a "dig everything repeatable within the range" kind of thing. Maybe I'll have to take a look at that.




It might be a bear buddy but it has delivered SO many good finds the adrenaline just keeps me swingin’. I just found a Barber half last weekend 1895-O in an old fairground with trash so thick you could cut it with a Sampson 31” shovel!:smile: 17” coil bopped it right outta there like nothing,exactly my pinpointer deep. Also got a 5 gram 10k solid gold ladies high school class ring from 1927. That’s rolling HIGH for back then! Fastest 80 bucks in the West!
Congrats on a couple of really nice finds,I’ve found that IF YOU TRUST THE MACHINE you will do well. When I start to second guess and veer off track,my finds go straight in the toilet.
Keep crankin’!:yo:

If you don't switch to a smaller coil in heavy trash, what's your point where you do? I'm on another site that's the front lawn of a museum, but it's adjacent to an old school playground (asphalt) and has been used for years for public events. LOADED with trash. I couldn't deal with the noise with the big coil, swtiched to the stock one and got a merc, and then switched to the 6" and got a deep LC a few weeks ago. There's a lot of ground to cover though, so the 17" one would be nice if I knew it was handling the trash instead of masking the deeper stuff.

Personally?...I shut off all the noise by running high disc. 40-50 Co/0-27 Ferrous. One open rectangle at 1200hz. Anything that squeaks gets an exam from all directions to see if I can get that same squeak from that one EXACT point on the ground. Look at numbers when it squeaks. I can make it do that from ANY 2 angles? Dig a hole. I’ll try to make a video for this today,since I’m off due to a huge local power outage. Don’t get me wrong,the smaller coils make it easier sometimes! You just have to have the mentality that you will NOT cover as much ground,but a lot of times picking a small area and picking it to death with a smaller coil is the thing to do!

Exactly,I run Combined still. I can’t run 50 tone all the time on the CTX either,it’s a lot easier for ME to tell what’s what with the signal if I listen to it as a single tone and pick it apart from there. HOWEVER!!.....if you have a process that is comfortable and is working,do NOT change it! We all hear things differently,no matter how small the difference is. What is “nice” to my ear may not be so nice to someone else’s. Thank GOD(actually Minelab) that they gave us so many options! Well done with the finds,keep THAT going!:smile:

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