I must also add that when placing the rod into a metal sleeve for better swing, it did not react the same way, and the swining around was too erratic with walking. Sleeve material was cupro-nickel automotive brake line tube, which the 1/8" L-rod shaft handle fit into perfectly. Also, with the...
A member on here prompted me to try dowsing for myself a little while ago, he said if looking for gold, have small piece of gold in your non-dominant hand and a magnet to negate the "rings", for an L-rod he said to use 1/8" 316L welding rod, 16-28" long, I went with 21" long, with a 4" handle...
Hey again guys, I got a GPX-5000 recently, and am still learning the machine, what would be the best settings combination for cache hunting? This would be eastern US mountain forest type soil, hunting silver or shiny yellow caches. Thanks in advance
It's really two questions:
1) What is the depth range that actual coin caches were commonly buried?
2) would a jar of silver or gold sink very deep over say a 50 year period?
Area is eastern mountains.
First off, Minelabs are good machines, their actual metal detectors. For pin-pointers, they're asleep at the wheel.
I bought a Pro-Find 25, brand new.
It seemed ok at first, it was detecting shovel heads at around 2 feet, my truck at 5 feet or so, and then on small metal objects it was...