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  1. #1
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    AB

    Jan 2014
    middle of nowhere, KS
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    11 inch merc at old HS

    I usually don't make a big deal about finding a merc dime, however this location has been detected by several people for a long time. The old high school has been converted into the local area/county museum. HS was built 1890's. This 1917D was found on the front curb area easily 11+ inches deep. I went slower and used max depth on my Etrac in this area because an hr or so earlier my friend using his new Equniox 600 hit his own deep 1917 dime and 03 IHP. The 1910 penny and 43 Merc were found a few streets away. And this afternoon I managed a 54-D Rosie (not pictured). Silver FTY 18,19, 20.
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  2. #2
    us
    Mar 2014
    south central ohio
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    Alb...congrats on going deep for that Merc, there must be a run on those ‘17s, we found a 1917 (P) ourselves Sunday, and she was a solid 8-9” down. We’re normally field hunters but they’re so stinking wet right now that we’ve been cruising curb strips in town... gotta get our fix ya know. Congrats on that deep dive, thx for sharing...Ddf.
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  3. #3
    us
    Apr 2013
    Eastern Massachusetts
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    That is one freak'n deep Merc. Not an easy trick...well done! Keep that silver count growing!!!
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    us
    Jun 2011
    Southwest Georgia
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    The reason it was so deep might be that the area was backfilled at some point. Nice find though.
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  5. #5
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    us
    Aug 2017
    Northern Virginia
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    Deep or Shallow I love that Silver!! Congrats and that is some skillful use of your machine to sniff it out that deep
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    Tuberale

    May 2010
    Portland, Oregon
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    Cool Deep Merc!

  7. #7
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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Well done with the Etrac.

    The Etrac and Explorer series Minelabs are silver killers!
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  8. #8
    us
    Sep 2011
    Denver, Colorado
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    Great save on the deepie! Way to work it.
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  9. #9
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    AB

    Jan 2014
    middle of nowhere, KS
    Minelab E-Trac w/ NEL Tornado. Garrett Carrot, (Previously, MXT PRO with D2 and SEF 10x12 coil)
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    Metal Detecting
    it appears the Nox's are too
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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
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    Nice haul good job on eeking out that dime at 11 thats how we do it. Looks like you 2 have a nice productive spot keep em comin !!!!!Tommy

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  12. #12
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    Bob

    Jan 2018
    Central Massachusetts
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    Nice!! Nothing pulling out something good after digging deep. I had a deep 27-28 on my Nox yesterday, at 10” I pulled up a top to bottom flattened beer can, but I also pulled a CT copper at about the same depth. Great job!!
    “I was a kid once, but I wasn’t very good at it”

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  13. #13
    us
    Feb 2008
    Great Lakes State
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    How do you get that kind of depth out of an eTrac?
    Friend and myself experienced ML users, both our eTracs equipped with the 10x12” Detech coil, best we can get is 8” on a silver dime. My Explorer II (with 10x12 SEF) can easily hit the dime at that depth.

 

 

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