Jul 25, 2012, 11:02 PM
Finally BIG silver, little silver, and gold!
Best two hour hunt in a looong time tonight. After supper I was able to get out, but wasn't sure where to go...so after driving around aimlessly for a few minutes, I decided to hit my old faithful spot yet again. I read in another post that you should do a factory reset when you change batteries. I didn't need to change them, but I decided to do a reset anyway. I noticed a difference, the Pro seemed really tightened up and fast. Maybe it's all in my head lol. Anyway, I have gone over this spot countless times. There is a lot of iron, so I decided to go super slow and dig anything that sounded even the slightest bit promising. Smart move.
The Merc was 4 inches deep, and sounded good from one direction, but registered 04 and made no sound from the other angle. I was surprised to see a silver dime!! Then, a very deep signal that sounded "iffy" turned out to be a 1909 Canadian dime. At this point I was happy with my hunt. But it got better. The next signal sounded really strange, like a really deep pop can. It was very hard to pinpoint. After almost saying "forget it", I saw the rim of a big beautiful Barber Half!!! Totally blown away...how could I have missed this stuff?!?! I was very distracted as I carried on detecting, but tried to stay focused. Another signal amongst the iron, barely sounded good, an 1898 Barber dime...then a few feet away an 1918 Buffalo! At this point I'm thinking maybe I would find a gold coin, but I was satisfied with the gold cufflinks (plated I think) when they popped up. Also found a very thin piece of sterling silver, no idea what it's for. The only other good target was a 1965 U.S. quarter.
Three things that helped me have a fantastic night tonight: the factory reset, going slow, and digging lots of iffy targets. What a night, made my season! Happy hunting...
Jul 25, 2012 11:02 PM
Jul 25, 2012, 11:33 PM
sweet spot you got there...i'd start digging that iron out of the way
Jul 26, 2012, 12:03 AM
It's kinda spooky some times what targets register as. Makes you want to dig everything.
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Jul 26, 2012, 03:04 AM
Thats why im happy with my old garrett thus far I dig everything and find some odd stuff
2 Indian Head Cents (1885)(1907)
1 Silver Roosevelt Dime
1 Silver Ring
1 Half Dollar
9 Finnish Marks, 1 Canadian Cent
2 Rosary Crosses
1 Bugs Bunny Charm
1 Junk ring
1 Master Lock
3 Junk Earrings
Cents-75$--- 30-Wheats 1-Panama Cent 24-Canadian Cents 13.9Lbs-Copper
Jul 26, 2012, 11:11 AM
Great finds! Lots of silver! Any coppers?
Jul 26, 2012, 11:31 AM
NEW AGE GOONIES
Cool finds .. Keep up the search .. NAG LIFE
Jul 26, 2012, 11:58 AM
Jul 26, 2012, 12:38 PM
get the iron outta da way!!!.....HH
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Jul 26, 2012, 01:58 PM
One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
Jul 26, 2012, 03:38 PM
CoilFisher=I fish with a coil.
Use a Lesche and a pinpointer and CUT the plug!
Don't use shovels and trowels in parks to dig holes.*Preserve the hobby.*
Jul 26, 2012, 04:28 PM
Jul 26, 2012, 04:41 PM
What a night - Miller Time!!!
Jul 26, 2012, 06:47 PM
Nice finds... Really like the cuff links, you never find them in pairs! What is a factory reset on your AT Pro?
Jul 26, 2012, 07:22 PM
Jul 26, 2012, 07:47 PM
I had the same problem with my AT...I made a test garden and was mad the dime showed up like a nickel....well I went to my "honey hole" to dig the nickel signals I have neglected. I didn't find a dime but I found a 1903 V nickel so now I am digging all repeating signals. I want to ask you, you say it registered a 04 so you have iron discrimination all off and it hit a 04? Let me know what you are using, Pro Mode with iron discrimination all off? BTW super finds!!!! Heck I was lit up when I found my wore out nickel... if I found that half I might yell "BOOM BABY!"
Jul 26, 2012, 08:09 PM
Nice silver. Sure is a sweet spot.
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Jul 26, 2012, 08:38 PM
I ground balance around 82. I run Pro mode, Iron disc at 35, and Iron Audio OFF until I turn it on to investigate an odd signal. When that dime registered as 04, I didn't hear anything but the screen said 04. The other direction was a nice 80-82, so I decided to dig.
Originally Posted by ace1968
I like not having to listen to all the iron noise all the time, but I do like switching back to zero disc so I can hear every bit of unaltered audio information when I come across an "iffy" signal. Dig dig dig!
Jul 26, 2012, 08:42 PM
Jul 26, 2012, 08:44 PM
No copper coins at all last night. This site, however, has produced many wheats, IH pennies, and a zillion old Canadian pennies. I have found probably 30+ silvers in this honey hole, including a Morgan dollar and 2 other Barber halves. Tomorrow night I am gong to hit it again!
Originally Posted by Ground Inspector
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