I Hunted In The Cold Dark, But Light Of The Silvery Moon
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  1. #1

    Mar 2005
    Canada
    Garrett- Master Hunter CX,Infinium, 1350, 2500, ACE 150-water converted 250, GTA 500,1500 Scorpion, AT Pro
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    I Hunted In The Cold Dark, But Light Of The Silvery Moon

    I drove my wife to work this morning. It was well before sunrise, and on the way home, I hunted a couple of hills. The first hour was spent in almost complete darkness, except for the luminous snow partially lit up from the 1/2 moon that was shining under an otherwise clear sky. It was quite cold, with the ambient temperature showing -18, however with the wind factor, it was more like -25. I ended up with some icicles on my mustache and beard directly below my nose.

    The AT Pro is starting to convey it's subtle messages. I can tell a shallow coin from a deep one just by the tone. The depth readout is very accurate, as 2-4 centimeters is shallow, and based on the tone audio is almost always a coin. Our dimes give off that low iron grunt, and if you raise the coil another 5-6 inches and play with the signal, you start to get some belltone sounds. Our quarters, if lying at or near horizontal, give a nice belltone and give a numerical digital readout of about 74 to 78 with a stable audio signal. If they are not lying horizontal, you get a mixed belltone with an iron grunt. I tend to dig most of my signals anyways, as it costs my nothing but about 30 seconds of my time. The more junk I dig....the more I learn about the audio on this machine. And I should mention, that for snow hunting, I hunt in the standard mode. It just works better with our common coins.

    Below is a find from this morning. It was buried about 4 inches, and after it warmed up in my pocket, I got it to work.
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    Wife + 4 kids (no grandkids yet)Orthopedics RN, photagraphy,writer, build electronic gizmos, previous hot air balloon pilot, coin collector for 40 years.

    "METAL DETECTING IS A HOBBY AND HOBBIES ARE MEANT TO BE ENJOYED"

  2. #2
    us
    Oct 2007
    southeast tn
    fisher 1220x,gc-1023,tesoro tejon , fisher f-2, compass yukon 77b, tesoro bandito 11 umax
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    Re: I Hunted In The Cold Dark, But Light Of The Silvery Moon

    i know you are having fun and i allways enjoy your posts but
    something about you is not quite right-lol
    if there was something to be down here, it got misplaced, hope its metal, a nice coin perhaps, now where's my detector

    harold passed away 3/7/11 this is his companion Nancy i would like to keep in touch with you guys but i have no numbers feel free to call 423-618-1782 thank

  3. #3

    Mar 2005
    Canada
    Garrett- Master Hunter CX,Infinium, 1350, 2500, ACE 150-water converted 250, GTA 500,1500 Scorpion, AT Pro
    3,895
    2507 times

    Re: I Hunted In The Cold Dark, But Light Of The Silvery Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by olegoat
    i know you are having fun and i allways enjoy your posts but
    something about you is not quite right-lol
    It's called "CABIN FEVER".....it can make a grown man howl!
    Wife + 4 kids (no grandkids yet)Orthopedics RN, photagraphy,writer, build electronic gizmos, previous hot air balloon pilot, coin collector for 40 years.

    "METAL DETECTING IS A HOBBY AND HOBBIES ARE MEANT TO BE ENJOYED"

  4. #4
    us
    Jun 2010
    Baltimore MD
    AT PRO
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    Re: I Hunted In The Cold Dark, But Light Of The Silvery Moon

    Wait One Minute!

    From posted videos, I comprehend your term "Iron grunt", I think. But there is no iron in Canadian coins, right? It's one thing for a detector to allow iron to masquerade as a non-ferrous metal -- I get plenty of that w/my Ace 250. It's a whole different ball of wax for it to cry "Iron!" if it isn't there.

    Anyone?

  5. #5
    us
    Aug 2007
    Independence, Oregon
    Scorpion Gold Stinger and Tesoro Silver
    552
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: I Hunted In The Cold Dark, But Light Of The Silvery Moon

    Ok John,

    I have my Gold Scorp--which I really like. For my international traveling machine I have a Tesoro Silver, it works very well, I understand it when it talks to me ( ) and it is very small and easy to take everywhere I go. The Question

    I want an AT Pro type machine. Should I jump out there and get one or just stick with what I got? I like the idea of being able to have the newer style screen and all. I'll be keeping my other two machines also.

    Thanks
    Stryker
    "What's right is right. What's wrong is wrong. No matter WHO you are." Sheriff Bufford Pusser.

  6. #6

    Mar 2005
    Canada
    Garrett- Master Hunter CX,Infinium, 1350, 2500, ACE 150-water converted 250, GTA 500,1500 Scorpion, AT Pro
    3,895
    2507 times

    Re: I Hunted In The Cold Dark, But Light Of The Silvery Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by batcap
    Wait One Minute!

    From posted videos, I comprehend your term "Iron grunt", I think. But there is no iron in Canadian coins, right? It's one thing for a detector to allow iron to masquerade as a non-ferrous metal -- I get plenty of that w/my Ace 250. It's a whole different ball of wax for it to cry "Iron!" if it isn't there.

    Anyone?
    Our coins as of late (nickels, dime, quarters) are nickel plate over steel. So they either give off a low grunt, especially the dimes, or a bell tone depending how they are are lying in the ground and how long. They are the toughest to properly ID. Some metal detectors barely read them at all. So far, the best machine for picking them up that I have used is the Scorpion.
    Wife + 4 kids (no grandkids yet)Orthopedics RN, photagraphy,writer, build electronic gizmos, previous hot air balloon pilot, coin collector for 40 years.

    "METAL DETECTING IS A HOBBY AND HOBBIES ARE MEANT TO BE ENJOYED"

  7. #7
    us
    Jun 2010
    Baltimore MD
    AT PRO
    684
    131 times

    Re: I Hunted In The Cold Dark, But Light Of The Silvery Moon

    Quote Originally Posted by John-Edmonton
    Quote Originally Posted by batcap
    Wait One Minute!

    From posted videos, I comprehend your term "Iron grunt", I think. But there is no iron in Canadian coins, right? It's one thing for a detector to allow iron to masquerade as a non-ferrous metal -- I get plenty of that w/my Ace 250. It's a whole different ball of wax for it to cry "Iron!" if it isn't there.

    Anyone?
    Our coins as of late (nickels, dime, quarters) are nickel plate over steel. So they either give off a low grunt, especially the dimes, or a bell tone depending how they are are lying in the ground and how long. They are the toughest to properly ID. Some metal detectors barely read them at all. So far, the best machine for picking them up that I have used is the Scorpion.
    You can pick up these new coins with a magnet? That seems so wrong, unless I was desperate enough to go fishing with a magnet in a wishing well.

  8. #8
    us
    Jan 2005
    CA
    Garrett GTI 2500 and Garrett ProPointer
    482
    33 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: I Hunted In The Cold Dark, But Light Of The Silvery Moon

    Great Hunt John.
    "I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy."
    President John F. Kennedy

 

 

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