By ed 1
Hi, a good friend of mine lost his father about 5 years previously and has worn his fathers ring ever since. Four months ago my friend broke a bone in his hand and changed the ring to a finger on the other hand. The ring dropped off his finger as he was cutting the grass, unfortunately the mower was a ride on type and could have dropped off in any one of three small fields. Would I be better off switching to gold mode or leaving the equinox in field 2. In gold mode will it ignore all other metals(would save me a lot of time if it did ). Any ideas to my best approach? Regards Ed
By GaryC/Oregon Coast
Had a two story garage/shop/storage loft build overtake my life these last ten months, leaving not much free time to metal detect or fish in my newly adopted state of Oregon. Well that has been happily concluded with satisfactory results. The Eugene club (55 miles from me) got an invite to hunt a County Park not usually open for detectorists under the conditions they provide proof of all the trash they collect at the end of the hunt. Well that could be arranged very easily and the club got all it's members to show up last Sunday to this park and we had at it. I have to say I haven't touched my 800 for quite awhile now and was really concerned I was not going to know how to operate it again. I basically just wanted to get back into digging all signals and re-train myself again on the positive signals. I always liked hunting in all metal with the X-Terra and sorting out all the signals, so that is what I did this trip. This particular park is not that trashy and has pretty mild soil anyway. I have the 15" coil and started with that one for the first two hours. Most coins were no deeper than 3" and very easy to pinpoint with that big coil. I was only using a handheld digger while most others were using long handled spades. I can see using long handled spades for deeper coins, especially if using the 15" coil because pinpointing would be getting a bit harder then. By lunch time I changed to the stock 11" coil and did much better hitting the two rings my first two targets. Don't ask me the numbers because I was hunting in all metal and I don't really look at the numbers anymore. Since we were also looking for trash I was pretty much digging all targets good numbers or not. By days end, maybe five hours the club had a nice haul of pop tops, cans, slaw, nails, general trash to make the County happy and secure another invite back at another time. A good days work and a needed re-training day for me. At the end of the day I felt I hadn't forgot that much, like I had thought. Muscle memory is a wonderful thing.
I ended up with 36 coins, a mood ring, a possible silver ring (not marked), a flying brain pin back, a button, a set of house keys, and a gold colored (CORO) 1960's costume jewelry necklace which gave me a heart attack when I saw the brief glint of GOLD. GaryC/OregonCoast
Dear fellow hunters,
does anybody have a listing of VDI numbers for small / medium / large Gold coins?
Unfortunately I don't have any othwise I could run my Nox over them.
If anybody is able to help me....... I am mostly hunting in Field 1
Many thanks in advance
By Ridge Runner
I'm not saying you will become rich over night but it can pay off. Today was not my first time to look down at my change and take a look over it. When I did I could see it was a wheat in it and with a date of 1925. I've have had the luck to find silver in that change in the past.
So if you be a coin hunter are just a trash and treasure hunter it pays to look.
I was searching today for something online and came across this Utube video and thought this was a pretty smart way to put your Deep seeking PI detector to good use. In the video they use it to locate deep targets, mark them and go back over with an etrac to determine whether to dig or not.