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    Oct 2019
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    A favourite spot, how to keep finding ?

    So, you have a spot, you have been a few times, found some nice stuff, but you are sure there is more...
    What way do you go about it..?
    Just looking for opinions on whether or not to spend a day on a single frequency ? maybe 10khz..
    Just keep pounding in different directions ?
    Switch search modes for a day ? (use F2 usually)
    Wait for different forest floor conditions ?
    Using equinox 600.

    It's a steep slope in a deciduous forest, lots of autumn leaves at the minute, i just know it has so much to reveal.

    Any advice is welcome.
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    I grid a site in multiple directions, i.e. north to south, east to west and then at a 45 degree angle. I also go back over the trashier areas with a 5"DD coil.
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    Go rent a Bobcat and take the top 6” of soil off. It will be like a whole new site. Jk...
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    And there ya have it
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    Hit it after a good rain...

    Something I've done before but I do hunt in the water. Is mining, digging random holes in the sand, in the water at sites I knew there were good stuff deep. Have found silver like that before, no gold.

    Good Luck!
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    fr
    Oct 2019
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    What effect does heavy rain have ?? better wave vibes in the wet soil ? ... interested
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    Rake off a 3-meter x 4-meter rectangle. Start at one end, and lay a string or rope across the width of the rectangle to mark off a .5 - meter strip, detect both ways, rinse and repeat. Damp, wet soil, can give you more depth in NEUTRAL to MILD soils, because water enhances conductivity in the soil, allowing the signal to go deeper than in dry soil.

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    fr
    Oct 2019
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman View Post
    Rake off a 3-meter x 4-meter rectangle. Start at one end, and lay a string or rope across the width of the rectangle to mark off a .5 - meter strip, detect both ways, rinse and repeat. Damp, wet soil, can give you more depth in NEUTRAL to MILD soils, because water enhances conductivity in the soil, allowing the signal to go deeper than in dry soil.
    Superb..
    This is the info that only comes with experience.
    Thanks guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by AstralDruid View Post
    What effect does heavy rain have ?? better wave vibes in the wet soil ? ... interested
    It changes the conductivity of the soil. It’s all a melange or moisture, salt and mineral content of the soil and how it changes the magnetic field of the object.
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    Roots from trees and brush WILL hide your goodies, so be persistent, determined to get the gold!
    Going for depth? Use zero discrimination, high sensitivity and (10kHz?), digging everything,
    should be rewarding...!
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    fr
    Oct 2019
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    Thanks for all the advice folks..

    The area in question has a lot of shrubs/trees,is a steep bank with caves either side, just feels right,, rocky at 6 inches too, which seems to have acted as a trap for stuff...it's gonna give, it's gotta give up it's secrets...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loco-Digger View Post
    I grid a site in multiple directions, i.e. north to south, east to west and then at a 45 degree angle. I also go back over the trashier areas with a 5"DD coil.
    100% agree with Loco and slow down and don't be afraid to dig those iffy signals. A nail will most likely be sitting next to a keeper!

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    Now that there are fewer targets, I'd get the BIG coil and grid the area again. Like Terry mentioned, bring a garden rake with you and take off as much loose ground cover as you can easily do.
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    With the Equinox you can go to Field2 and lower the sensitivity to 15. Go slow and keep coil low. Amazing what pops out with this “sifting” technique.
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    Why the low sensitivity? I hunt in field 2 a lot, but typically run the sensitivity as high as I can without crazy chatter. Just wondering if this is something I should be trying. : )

    I revisit a lot of my hot spots in the spring when the weeds are all dead and knocked down and a lot of times I find more. That depends what your site is like though, a lot of the old home sites I've hunted are pretty weedy in the summer/fall.
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