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F70 back in...Silver war nickel

REVIER

Well-known member
Pulled out the F70 just for a change from the Nox.
Headed to a small park near me that used to be a huge older neighborhood that was all knocked down when they built Interstate 65 through here around 1960, hundreds of 1800's era homes were razed when they did...man would I love to have a time machine to go back and hunt just a handful of those front lawns, but I don't.
The site I was hunting was a small area next to a street that used to be the front lawns of a couple of those homes and it is filled with an amazing amount of junk.
Black fill dirt in top for a few inches but then the red mineralized clay and the amount of iron around here is...daunting.
Not to mention a ton of normal park trash so this is a very challenging site.
Still, I have visited here dozens of times because I pulled an old, thick, pocket watch case and even a V nickel out of here among other cool things so I keep returning hoping luck will be with me.
Everything good is masked to the hilt, everything is hiding with ninja, level skill but fortune favors the bold so I return from time to time.

Just one more cool thing to end my year was the goal.

I set up my F70, (and the Sharpshooter coil), with my iron hunting Blast-Through settings...All metal, Sense on 99, Thresh at +5, SL boost speed on program 2.
Program 1 were my Silver Slayer Settings....Disc at 65 with nickel and zinc notched back in, Sense at about 80 and Thresh around -2 and Monotone...basically my best shot at finding coins.
I was going to hunt on program 1 using disc and it was way quieter but I had the feeling I was just missing too much so I used that program just as a check and hunted in all metal.
Crazy, huh, maxed out everything in an area with massive iron, trash and mineralized dirt but I got good at doing it this way over the years and it definitely works and works well...once you get used to the jumping and noise which I have after many, many hours of practice in iron infested sites.

So I dug a few signals, junk and trash, also a bit of iron because with these settings it can sometimes wrap around and come in at some pretty solid 90's numbers.
Then I hit this signal, multiple iron hits in a small one foot square area but some high 30's numbers kept popping up in the middle...a very short quick 30's that only hit from a couple of directions and only after some coil manipulation.
I dug the 30's target in the middle and a dirty nickel pops up, maybe 3" deep. ..no more than 4".
I ran the coil in a circle around that hole and I got 6 separate iron signals close surrounding it with numbers going from 04 to 12...iron.
Despite the small coil size I definitely hit some of those iron targets along with the nickel signal in every swing from all directions but luckily I was on my game enough to notice the very short nickel signal.
Like I keep saying massive iron and masking is our major nemesis around here.

Hoping for another V but I rub the dirt off and I see part of the Monticello dome under a big black stain.
Just a dirty modern nickel I said to myself, but I flip it over and brush off the front and that side cleans off nicely plus I see some shiny coming through.
I clean off the area with the date and see 1944 so I flip it back over and scrub the area hard over the dome and finally see that large P.
Coooool....mission accomplished, got me something great out of a very challenging site.
Love it when a plan comes together!
 

still looking 52

Well-known member
Classic example of how perseverance pays off, the good stuff is getting really hard to find these days. Nice way to end the year.
 

miserman

Member
Nice way to end the year by finding a hidden silver.
 

GroundScanner

Active member
:thumbup:
REVIER said:
Pulled out the F70 just for a change from the Nox.
Headed to a small park near me that used to be a huge older neighborhood that was all knocked down when they built Interstate 65 through here around 1960, hundreds of 1800's era homes were razed when they did...man would I love to have a time machine to go back and hunt just a handful of those front lawns, but I don't.
The site I was hunting was a small area next to a street that used to be the front lawns of a couple of those homes and it is filled with an amazing amount of junk.
Black fill dirt in top for a few inches but then the red mineralized clay and the amount of iron around here is...daunting.
Not to mention a ton of normal park trash so this is a very challenging site.
Still, I have visited here dozens of times because I pulled an old, thick, pocket watch case and even a V nickel out of here among other cool things so I keep returning hoping luck will be with me.
Everything good is masked to the hilt, everything is hiding with ninja, level skill but fortune favors the bold so I return from time to time.

Just one more cool thing to end my year was the goal.

I set up my F70, (and the Sharpshooter coil), with my iron hunting Blast-Through settings...All metal, Sense on 99, Thresh at +5, SL boost speed on program 2.
Program 1 were my Silver Slayer Settings....Disc at 65 with nickel and zinc notched back in, Sense at about 80 and Thresh around -2 and Monotone...basically my best shot at finding coins.
I was going to hunt on program 1 using disc and it was way quieter but I had the feeling I was just missing too much so I used that program just as a check and hunted in all metal.
Crazy, huh, maxed out everything in an area with massive iron, trash and mineralized dirt but I got good at doing it this way over the years and it definitely works and works well...once you get used to the jumping and noise which I have after many, many hours of practice in iron infested sites.

So I dug a few signals, junk and trash, also a bit of iron because with these settings it can sometimes wrap around and come in at some pretty solid 90's numbers.
Then I hit this signal, multiple iron hits in a small one foot square area but some high 30's numbers kept popping up in the middle...a very short quick 30's that only hit from a couple of directions and only after some coil manipulation.
I dug the 30's target in the middle and a dirty nickel pops up, maybe 3" deep. ..no more than 4".
I ran the coil in a circle around that hole and I got 6 separate iron signals close surrounding it with numbers going from 04 to 12...iron.
Despite the small coil size I definitely hit some of those iron targets along with the nickel signal in every swing from all directions but luckily I was on my game enough to notice the very short nickel signal.
Like I keep saying massive iron and masking is our major nemesis around here.

Hoping for another V but I rub the dirt off and I see part of the Monticello dome under a big black stain.
Just a dirty modern nickel I said to myself, but I flip it over and brush off the front and that side cleans off nicely plus I see some shiny coming through.
I clean off the area with the date and see 1944 so I flip it back over and scrub the area hard over the dome and finally see that large P.
Coooool....mission accomplished, got me something great out of a very challenging site.
Love it when a plan comes together!
 

REVIER

Well-known member
Thanks all...here's hoping 2020 will be a great year for all of us!
 

dfmike

Active member
Very nice.
 

hawgdawg

Well-known member
Pulled out the F70 just for a change from the Nox.
Headed to a small park near me that used to be a huge older neighborhood that was all knocked down when they built Interstate 65 through here around 1960, hundreds of 1800's era homes were razed when they did...man would I love to have a time machine to go back and hunt just a handful of those front lawns, but I don't.
The site I was hunting was a small area next to a street that used to be the front lawns of a couple of those homes and it is filled with an amazing amount of junk.
Black fill dirt in top for a few inches but then the red mineralized clay and the amount of iron around here is...daunting.
Not to mention a ton of normal park trash so this is a very challenging site.
Still, I have visited here dozens of times because I pulled an old, thick, pocket watch case and even a V nickel out of here among other cool things so I keep returning hoping luck will be with me.
Everything good is masked to the hilt, everything is hiding with ninja, level skill but fortune favors the bold so I return from time to time.

Just one more cool thing to end my year was the goal.

I set up my F70, (and the Sharpshooter coil), with my iron hunting Blast-Through settings...All metal, Sense on 99, Thresh at +5, SL boost speed on program 2.
Program 1 were my Silver Slayer Settings....Disc at 65 with nickel and zinc notched back in, Sense at about 80 and Thresh around -2 and Monotone...basically my best shot at finding coins.
I was going to hunt on program 1 using disc and it was way quieter but I had the feeling I was just missing too much so I used that program just as a check and hunted in all metal.
Crazy, huh, maxed out everything in an area with massive iron, trash and mineralized dirt but I got good at doing it this way over the years and it definitely works and works well...once you get used to the jumping and noise which I have after many, many hours of practice in iron infested sites.

So I dug a few signals, junk and trash, also a bit of iron because with these settings it can sometimes wrap around and come in at some pretty solid 90's numbers.
Then I hit this signal, multiple iron hits in a small one foot square area but some high 30's numbers kept popping up in the middle...a very short quick 30's that only hit from a couple of directions and only after some coil manipulation.
I dug the 30's target in the middle and a dirty nickel pops up, maybe 3" deep. ..no more than 4".
I ran the coil in a circle around that hole and I got 6 separate iron signals close surrounding it with numbers going from 04 to 12...iron.
Despite the small coil size I definitely hit some of those iron targets along with the nickel signal in every swing from all directions but luckily I was on my game enough to notice the very short nickel signal.
Like I keep saying massive iron and masking is our major nemesis around here.

Hoping for another V but I rub the dirt off and I see part of the Monticello dome under a big black stain.
Just a dirty modern nickel I said to myself, but I flip it over and brush off the front and that side cleans off nicely plus I see some shiny coming through.
I clean off the area with the date and see 1944 so I flip it back over and scrub the area hard over the dome and finally see that large P.
Coooool....mission accomplished, got me something great out of a very challenging site.
Love it when a plan comes together!
Revier ,, Your experience on these Fisher products are 2nd to none , in my opinion . I picked up an F70 a while back , never used it much , and then just didn't do any detecting for quite a while . It's not that I quit all together , or lost interest ,, just other priorities took precedence . You might also say I'm technologically challenged . :LOL: So ,, I'm doing a job at the beach , and going to have a little free time occasionally , and am wanting to get back into detecting , and strike it rich ,,, :ROFLMAO: ,, So ,, I will be hunting in some inland sandy areas , and would like to hit the beach as well . My question for you is ,,, What settings would you use for the inland areas ?? and what settings would you use for the beach ?? And , will the F70 work in the wet sand ?? The inland areas I'm talking about are between the ocean , and the intracoastal waterway . I'll be on an Island , but , I don't believe the inland areas will be affected by an excess of salt in the ground ,, if that is an issue . Thanks for you help .
 

REVIER

Well-known member
Revier ,, Your experience on these Fisher products are 2nd to none , in my opinion . I picked up an F70 a while back , never used it much , and then just didn't do any detecting for quite a while . It's not that I quit all together , or lost interest ,, just other priorities took precedence . You might also say I'm technologically challenged . :LOL: So ,, I'm doing a job at the beach , and going to have a little free time occasionally , and am wanting to get back into detecting , and strike it rich ,,, :ROFLMAO: ,, So ,, I will be hunting in some inland sandy areas , and would like to hit the beach as well . My question for you is ,,, What settings would you use for the inland areas ?? and what settings would you use for the beach ?? And , will the F70 work in the wet sand ?? The inland areas I'm talking about are between the ocean , and the intracoastal waterway . I'll be on an Island , but , I don't believe the inland areas will be affected by an excess of salt in the ground ,, if that is an issue . Thanks for you help .
Thanks!
For hunting in soil, inland or whatever, or in dry sand just about everything will work.
I started out using 4H and close to factory settings for awhile as I got used to mine and eventually tried many combinations and tone settings.
Nowadays I use all metal a lot for general hunting and sometimes those disc settings I mentioned in the original post...The thing is so many F70/Patriot owners use completely different settings and they all seem to work well.
We just have to figure out what tones and behavior work the best to alert each of us when treasure shows up.

As far as salt water these will balance down to salt, under 10 and closer to 1, usually, set the frequency to 7 and use all metal to set the GB.
Tinfoilhat laid down some F75 beach settings on a few forums long ago that seems to work well for many and except for manual adjustments on the GB they can be replicated in on these.
Tinfoil's beach settings were all metal, threshold -1, frequency 7 and manual ground balance of 6-0 on wet sand.
Go to all metal, GB, then you can switch to the other program and use disc if you want to.
FTP units have found lots of treasure at the beach.

Go to 9:15 on this vid, it shows how easy it is to beach hunt...

 
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hawgdawg

Well-known member
Thanks!
For hunting in soil, inland or whatever, or in dry sand just about everything will work.
I started out using 4H and close to factory settings for awhile as I got used to mine and eventually tried many combinations and tone settings.
Nowadays I use all metal a lot for general hunting and sometimes those disc settings I mentioned in the original post...The thing is so many F70/Patriot owners use completely different settings and they all seem to work well.
We just have to figure out what tones and behavior work the best to alert each of us when treasure shows up.

As far as salt water these will balance down to salt, under 10 and closer to 1, usually, set the frequency to 7 and use all metal to set the GB.
Tinfoilhat laid down some F75 beach settings on a few forums long ago that seems to work well for many and except for manual adjustments on the GB they can be replicated in on these.
Tinfoil's beach settings were all metal, threshold -1, frequency 7 and manual ground balance of 6-0 on wet sand.
Go to all metal, GB, then you can switch to the other program and use disc if you want to.
FTP units have found lots of treasure at the beach.

Go to 9:15 on this vid, it shows how easy it is to beach hunt...

Thank you ,, I will definitely be giving it a go . If I strike it rich , you'll be the 1st to know . ;) Thanks again for the info .
 

REVIER

Well-known member
Thank you ,, I will definitely be giving it a go . If I strike it rich , you'll be the 1st to know . ;) Thanks again for the info .
I'm here...5% is the customary fee.
One thing about dirt settings...all the tone choices and using notching or disc is great and can be productive.
You don't have to set the thing high to get deep because it is overpowered at all levels and there is something to be said about hunting in a quiet environment, if you don't notice positive behavior you won't find treasure...but...BUT if you can teach yourself to hunt in all metal or extremely low disc, (0-4 is my preferred range), lots of cool things can happen.
0 can be crazy but 1-5 is much quieter.
Learn to notice good behavior in those short, quick signals and ignore the million false and junk ones using these methods will provide you with an unmasking powerhouse, even and especially in trash and iron infested sites.
Found a ton in challenging sites while I practiced and learned to use my brain as the primary discriminator and I found way more after I got pretty good at it.
Like I said, any way you use it should work.
 
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