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Today was the last day I could get out before a week long relic hunting and possibly water hunting trip. It's been raining since Saturday night on and off, windy and in the 60s so I didn't expect to find much at the beach I went to.

I recently updated the D2 to V1.1, did some air testsย  to create a new beach program. Used Beach Sensitive, disc at 10, no notch, no Silencer, Bottle Caps ended up at 5. High Square Full Tones audio.

Gotta say I really thought XP had got the iron falsing under control with my air tests, even aluminum makes a distinct "brassy" sound with this program.

However, all that glitters is not gold. ๐Ÿคฃ

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This beach is rough, at one end there is a motel and the beach is almost all pebbles, you cannot go barefoot or wear sandals if you have old feet. ๐Ÿ˜€ In the middle it's a mix of sand and pebbles in bands, and the other end it's a mix of sand and red clay. Ground balance varies from 79 to 95 depending on where you are.20230530_124905.thumb.jpg.445e8b6b58f61a40b81babb2af60ae92.jpg

Got here early hoping at least someone braved the weather and came to the beach, it looks like some did and I was the first to hit it. 3 other people showed up later and complained they weren't finding anything, I sort of had to bite my tongue. ๐Ÿ˜

Iron did false until I changed bottle caps a bit, there is quite a bit of junk in the sand. Pushing disc to 10 helped a little, I'm glad they fixed the audio. With disc at 10 most iron will disappear. (Thanks Andy!) Most pull tabs have that brassy sound, I dug a few to prove it. I think one was in the 70s so I dug it anyway. That one fooled me.

I was getting coins here and there, they jumped out sharply with very close IDs. Managed to get at least one of every US denomination, and a nice 1945 wheat.20230530_160228.thumb.jpg.d2b284aae24e1c15edd1d89b48dc0785.jpg

That was a great sign.

On the pebble beach I got a 47 and found this tiny ring, I doubt it's anything good but it was a solid tone and ID.20230530_154637.thumb.jpg.d5cb900b8d0816cabb7cbc4a1e39c794.jpg

It was just in the surf, and pretty deep.

Next one was this bling ring, a hard 85.ย 

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Looks like it's been there a while.

My best ring today was this tungsten carbide and malachite ring that my wife took immediately, it was a 54:20230530_154624.thumb.jpg.b4cd35c83932cc86026ed2f4d3dab1ec.jpg

About $15-$30 on Amazon. 3 Keys Jewelry.

Here's the total take:20230530_153139.thumb.jpg.3976eb1598dab0aef269659ccceb3c0f.jpg

And the trash:20230530_150842.thumb.jpg.7f876dddb1118968cce715122ef95442.jpg

The doll swims if you tighten the innerspring by spinning the arms. ๐Ÿ˜€ Second small doll I've found there and second pair of tweezers. ๐Ÿ˜ต

It was interesting to see the difference between air testing and real world, never done it before. Think I'll stick with real world.

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Very nice hunt! Like you report, your speech about iron falses and photos, congrats!ย ๐Ÿ‘

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That a 22 casing? ย Probably no date on the head stamp.

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14 minutes ago, Ogliuga said:

Very nice hunt! Like you report, your speech about iron falses and photos, congrats!ย ๐Ÿ‘

Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚ Iron detection is better for sure, the falsing can be mostly eliminated by turning on a target.

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3 minutes ago, Geologyhound said:

That a 22 casing? ย Probably no date on the head stamp.

Yes. There are lots of them here, they give a distinct sound (multiple tones) and an id around 58. They were brought in with the sand, probably from a sand pit used as a target range. .22 short.

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Good stuff 350>Looking forward to seeing what you will discover on your up and coming relic hunting adventure.

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3 minutes ago, Doc Bach said:

Good stuff 350>Looking forward to seeing what you will discover on your up and coming relic hunting adventure.

Thanks Doc! I've pretty much wiped out the place I'm going to, but they are expanding it, and they even let me search the tent campsites when I told them I found live ammo near fire rings ๐Ÿ˜€

There is no beach but there is waterfront with piers for jumping in the water. I'll have to watch the tides to be able to get anything with my scoop, neck deep water makes it pretty impossible to press a scoop in. I don't have scuba gear. ๐Ÿ˜

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Well done F350, some very nice finds for the day. Good to here some reports on the update, I haven't been able to get out and test mine in the wild yet. I have done a few tests in my small test garden but cant wait to try it out for real. I enjoyed reading your story thanks for sharing.

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2 hours ago, unox said:

I have done a few tests in my small test garden but cant wait to try it out for real.

I've got enough finds and junk now that I should set up a test garden, but I do find changing settings on the fly and saving them works well, I can usually remember what I did because I tend to only change one setting at a time. ๐Ÿ˜…

There are pay for parking spaces along the road right next to the beach, it's a good idea to walk along them as people will drop stuff fumbling with their beach gear. When the group of detectorists saw me digging there they swarmed it.

Wish I got some gold or silver but it was gratifying to get 3 rings anyway. This isn't a high end beach so you get what you get. It is also poorly maintained with bargain sand.ย 

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Good haul, F350 and congrats on the 3 rings and the Wheatie, well done! And thanks for the beach reports, we're not seeing a lot of those yet since the last update. It looks like you didn't dig any iron at all. Very nice!

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