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  1. #76
    Apr 2016
    Makro Multi Kruzer / Fisher F11 with Nel Tornado coil
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Treasure_Hunter View Post
    You never drag the coil on the ground, I keep mine about an inch above the ground.
    This can be already the ideal height but it depends on the manufacturer. I read somewhere Minelab recommends 1 inch, but Makro in the manual for the Multi Kruzer 2 inches.

  2. #77
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    Aug 2014
    358 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacza View Post
    At a certain height you get less depth for sure, but I think for heavy mineralized soil (I speak of hard, dry, loamy ground, not a wet or sandy garden) the ideal height is some inches above ground with a bigger coil, especially for objects with lower conductivity (which will be masked by this mineralized type of soil).

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    I have a beach with moderate to heavy black sand. The tighter I can push that coil on the sand the deeper it goes. This also goes for every detector I have owned. This week I was working the 15" Minelab coil for the Equinox, for the first time. The tighter to the sand the better. A skilled person can tell the black sand/mineral ticks from targets.

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  3. #78
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    Jan 2014
    Central Florida
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
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    I've hunted Florida beaches for a number of years now and I keep my coil above the sand by about an inch or half inch for all the reasons cited by EasyMoney. I found that this works best for signal stability and overall performance. Do I lose a bit of depth? Yes, as stated by Treasure_Hunter. But could I also miss targets by the potential instability created by dragging my coil along the ground? I'm sure I have and that's the reason I no longer let the coil touch the sand.

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