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  1. #1

    Jan 2014
    middle of nowhere, KS
    Minelab Ctx 3030, my favorite E-Trac & NEL Tornado. Garrett Carrot, (Previously, MXT PRO with D2 and SEF 10x12 coil)
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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
    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
    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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    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
    Charter Member
    Aug 2017
    Northern Virginia
    AT MAX/AT PRO/GPX-4500, Equinox 800, Garrett Pro Pointer,NEL Attack Coil, Lesche diggers, and the custom made in the USA Freeloader Pack Mule Pouch!
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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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  6. #6

    May 2010
    Portland, Oregon
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    Cool Deep Merc!

  7. #7
    Oct 2014
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II; Simplex; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i
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    Well done with the Etrac.

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

    Jan 2014
    middle of nowhere, KS
    Minelab Ctx 3030, my favorite E-Trac & NEL Tornado. Garrett Carrot, (Previously, MXT PRO with D2 and SEF 10x12 coil)
    937 times
    Metal Detecting
    it appears the Nox's are too
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  10. #10
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    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
    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!! 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”

    2020 YTD totals
    Silver coins 83 ( oldest 1742)
    Large coppers 30 (oldest 1657)
    Silver rings 10
    Gold rings 5
    Silver items 24
    Skeleton keys 5
    Military buttons 9
    Flat buttons 129
    IHP 57
    Flying eagle cent 1
    Spanish silver 4
    Silver thimbles 2
    Other than the finds, 2020 sucked

    2021 YTD
    4 rotten KGII
    1787 Massachusetts copper
    William III half penny
    1722 Woods hibernia
    1 rotten farthing
    5 IHP
    5 silver item
    14k white gold wedding band
    4 sterling rings
    20” 18k gold chain
    1855 Dutch silver 5 cent piece
    1877 seated liberty dime
    1806 half Reale
    5 silver coins
    Rhode Island militia button

    Remember remember the farce in November

  13. #13
    Charter Member
    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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