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  1. #1

    Sep 2005
    Puget Sound
    Equinox 800, Whites DFX
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    Back in the Saddle - Silver and a Buff

    Hey folks,

    Hope you’re doing well! I’ve been doing more lurking than hunting lately. It’s been a busy season at work for me lately and I haven’t been hitting the dirt at my regular pace.

    My brother and I decided to meet up today. I scoped out one site early this morning which was a bust. It’s where an old school was demolished but the site has been too significantly altered since it was taken down.

    My brother and I then met up at one of our old, faithful spots. It’s a permission which has produced well in the past but doesn’t put out too much anymore. Within the first 20 minutes he came running up to me to show me he had found some silver (I’ll let him post the details). I couldn’t believe it, there aren’t too many decent signals left here.

    I altered my CTX today to discriminate less and I bumped the sensitivity way up looking for deep, oldies. It worked out. After finding a few wheats I had previously missed, I got a wispy, deep signal. Probably at 7”-8”. It wasn’t even consistently repeatable. I was in a dig it all kind of mood so I went for it. Man was I shocked when I saw a silver dime flip out of the hole and onto my drop cloth. It must’ve been deep and on edge. Pretty awesome!

    Toward the end of the hunt I was trying an area that produced well in the past. I got a mixed mid-tone at around 7”. Well, about 4” down while digging I saw a nickel flip out of the hole and onto my drop cloth. Huh? That’s not what I was expecting! Turns out it was a buff. That mid tone? Turns out it was just a nail several inches deeper than the buff after all.

    Anyways, just wanted to encourage you all the sometimes those well-worked sites are worth revisiting, especially with some revamped settings.

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    Good luck out there!

  2. #2
    Oct 2016
    Garrett ACE 400, ProPointer AT
    1859 times
    Metal Detecting
    Looks like a fun day out detecting! Nice coins !
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    Notable 2020 Finds:

    Coins: 1863, 1865, 1874, 1897 indian head pennies, 2 Connecticut coppers, 1 wiped colonial copper (suspected CT copper), Georgivs Triumpho 1783 copper, 1853 Trime, 1957 Rosie Dime

    Relics: Brass batwing buckle, small pewter spoon bowl, ornate shoe buckle frame fragment, crotal bell, lots of 18th -19th century flat buttons of varying sizes & metal types

  3. #3
    Charter Member
    May 2010
    White Plains, New York
    Minelab GPZ 7000 -- Equinox 600 -- Vanquish 540 -- Minelab Pro Find 35 // Grave Digger Tools Nemesis shovel, Sidekick hand digger // Bunk's Hermit Pick // Sponsored By Fort Bedford Metal Detectors
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    Great hunt and advice!

  4. #4
    Silver Fiend

    Oct 2009
    9217 times
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  5. #5

    Aug 2016
    6078 times
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman View Post
    Great hunt and advice!
    What Terry Said...Amen!
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  6. #6
    Nov 2010
    XP Deus, ATPro
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    It's so satisfying to find super deep silver, congrats on some nice digs

  7. #7
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    Jun 2008
    York County, PA (USA)
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  8. #8
    Feb 2013
    WHITES DFX AND VIPER TRIDENT , Fisher F75 and just added a CTX 3030 Minelab to start 2018
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    Wash, your having a great year for a newly wed... your picked the right girl, to let you detect and have a family life... Good for you.. Your friend, Basss

  9. #9
    Charter Member

    Jan 2018
    Central Massachusetts
    Minelab equinox 800 & 600, 2 Garrett carrots, 3 NX6 shovels 2 broken, 31” Lesche shovel, whites digmaster, Lesche hand trowel, 3-5 gallon buckets full of crappola
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    Nice finds brother!! I love the “hunted out spots” I recently started running my Nox wide open, no descrim and full sensitivity with the small coil. I get great depth but you have to go slow and listen to all the iron but it pays off once you get used to it. Keep it up kid!! Did your brother beat you? Again?? We shall see I guess
    “I was a kid once, but I wasn’t very good at it”

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    Silver coins 81
    Large coppers 27
    Silver rings 10
    Gold rings 5
    Silver items 24
    Skeleton keys 5
    Military buttons 9
    Flat buttons 106
    IHP 57
    Flying eagle cent 1
    Spanish silver 3
    Silver thimbles 2
    Other than the finds, 2020 sucks
    TREY GOWDY 2024!!!!!!

  10. #10
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    Jul 2015
    Port Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    E-trac, Excalibur, XP Deus, & CTX 3030.
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    Well done,, I'm going out today to a new location with the CTX.

  11. #11
    Charter Member

    Aug 2007
    Wherever Silver's Hidin'
    Minelab Explorers and E-Trac
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    Nice hunt, and some good advice.
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    My field test of the Sunray X-5 coil is published in the May 2010 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

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    My field test of the Coiltek 5x7 Coil is published in the July 2012 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My "Deep Coin" Explorer settings, and finds are published in Andy Sabisch's Minelab Explorer & E-Trac Handbook.

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  12. #12
    Jul 2018
    Minelab Equinox 800 Garrett Propointer 2
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    Nice finds, glad you kept at it, congrats!
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  13. #13

    May 2010
    Portland, Oregon
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    Good going, washingtonian! Pretty good <s> mintmark on the dime, too.
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  14. #14
    Charter Member
    Detect everyday like it's the last day of the season!

    Apr 2010
    Upper Canada
    XP Deus, Lesche Piranha 35 Shovel & 'Garrett Carrot'
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    Relic Hunting
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    Great advice to play with the settings on pounded sites, congrats on your silver Rosie find!
    On sites with heavy iron I run my Deus in '0' discrimination, the sensitivity at '95' and I lower the frequency to '12'.

    This makes for a very noisy hunt, but when you swing over something non-ferrous or pure iron it really jumps out at you.
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  15. #15

    Sep 2019
    117 times
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    Nice hunting. Bryce messed with our settings a little bit last weekend. I still didn't find any coins, but I had fun. I got spoiled with a silver my first two hunts, and haven't found one since.
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