🥇 BANNER Manticore pulls 5 oz's from one beach

dc.gronlund

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Jan 24, 2018
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portsmouth, va
🥇 Banner finds
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Detector(s) used
Minelab Manticore
Minelabe Excalibur II
Minelab Equinox 800
Garrett AT Max
Garrett "Carrot"
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
All at one beach, just over 5 ounces of Sterling, Britannia, and Pure silver. Found with manticore. It's a killer beach machine. Deep beach, recovery 5, sensitivity 29, prospecting tone, multi freq. I actually would like to ID the one feather ring, I assume it's japanese 1000 pure silver before they replaced 1000 with 999. But I can't ID the maker or design. It looks like the Martha Jackson feather rings...
 

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When we first got into detecting 55 or so years ago.
Black sand was impossible to detect in.
Even regular sand a silver coin was only a few inches at most.
Yeah, the manticore is punching through a few inches in the heavy black sand, and and the lighter stuff I was getting coins around 6-8 inches at the deepest. And big targets getting way deeper obviously. I took the garrett at max, 13 inch coil, and in all metal. I was getting really deep, but the tones and vdi were so light and jumpy I normally wouldn't have dug them. But I went out with the goal to dig the deepest stuff, haha.
 

When we first got into detecting 55 or so years ago.
Black sand was impossible to detect in.
Even regular sand a silver coin was only a few inches at most.
Definitely going to bury some gold and test the detectors on it.
 

When we first got into detecting 55 or so years ago.
Black sand was impossible to detect in.
Even regular sand a silver coin was only a few inches at most.
I just got back from the that beach I tested 10k, 14k, and quit at 18k. I had been hunting on "deep beach" setting and it completely canceled out every gold ring. So did "low conductor". General and surf were the only modes to pick up the gold. So I went with general, turned recovery down to 3 and narrowed the the upper and lower ferrous limits to 1, sensitivity to 33. It was hitting deep as well as shallow. I pulled a ton of aluminum and iron, no gold again, but at least I know the detector with sound off on gold now.
 

I just got back from the that beach I tested 10k, 14k, and quit at 18k. I had been hunting on "deep beach" setting and it completely canceled out every gold ring. So did "low conductor". General and surf were the only modes to pick up the gold. So I went with general, turned recovery down to 3 and narrowed the the upper and lower ferrous limits to 1, sensitivity to 33. It was hitting deep as well as shallow. I pulled a ton of aluminum and iron, no gold again, but at least I know the detector with sound off on gold now.
Well that answers my question.
Thanks for getting back on the testing.
Now to narrow the range a tad to cut down on the trash(if possible)
 

Well that answers my question.
Thanks for getting back on the testing.
Now to narrow the range a tad to cut down on the trash(if possible)
There's really not much left on the beach. I've dug everything and I'm pretty thorough with my grids😁. I was out for about 7 hours and could probably fill a solo cup with all the aluminum, the rest are tent stakes. Haven't dug coins in a few hunts there, if it wasn't for all the black sand it would have been a very quiet hunt, haha.
 

This should be the final tally for that beach, about 6 oz of silver and a ton of junkers, haha. I have been there a quite a few times since the first haul. But the last trip was pretty much just iron. Tent stakes, nails, cans, etc. Pretty much everything the detectors have called out as iron. After almost 9 hours, I had a big bag or ferrous trash.
 

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Obviously congrats on all of your great finds & thanks for all your "Lessons Learned" input & discussion. But, I just noticed.......................Huge Congrats on earning the prestigious "Yellow B" !!!!!!! Well deserved !!
 

Obviously congrats on all of your great finds & thanks for all your "Lessons Learned" input & discussion. But, I just noticed.......................Huge Congrats on earning the prestigious "Yellow B" !!!!!!! Well deserved !!
Thanks!
 

Well done on the followup with all your hunts.

And congratulations on reaching Banner.
 

Well done on the followup with all your hunts.

And congratulations on reaching Banner.
Thanks! I'm not sure how I made a banner post, but I did brag a little to a friend. And I'm actually thinking of making another update this weekend. I really want to find at least one gold on this beach, I know it's there. I've found a bunch of plated and filled, but nothing solid. I also just watched a video on audio themes and audio modulation for depth. I had been running prospect and rich. I want to make another trip, maybe, and try to get the depth and sensitivity to find that darn gold, haha. I'll report back either with my setting and results.
 

Yeah, it's never going to happen again, this has to be a virgin ground situation. The japanese don't seem to care for metal detecting. I have to have been the first one here. That much silver off one spot? Glad I got to experience it
Are you living in Japan ?
 

Also If your hunting black sand or volcanic sand you might have a hard time picking up those lower conductive targets in that kind of sand... been there done that...
Make sure you ground balance your machine MANUALLY if possible because the AUTO GROUND feature on machines won't compensate for black sand..
 

كل ذلك على شاطئ واحد، ما يزيد قليلاً عن 5 أونصات من الفضة الإسترلينية والبريطانية والفضة النقية. وجدت مع مانتيكور. إنها آلة الشاطئ القاتلة. شاطئ عميق، انتعاش 5، حساسية 29، نغمة تنقيب، ترددات متعددة. أرغب في الواقع في تحديد هوية خاتم الريش الواحد، وأفترض أنه مصنوع من الفضة اليابانية النقية بنسبة 1000 قبل أن يستبدلوا 1000 بـ 999. لكن لا يمكنني تحديد هوية الصانع أو التصميم. يبدو مثل حلقات ريشة مارثا جاكسون...
واو لقد قمت بعمل ممتاز تهانينا
 

Thanks! I'm not sure how I made a banner post, but I did brag a little to a friend. And I'm actually thinking of making another update this weekend. I really want to find at least one gold on this beach, I know it's there. I've found a bunch of plated and filled, but nothing solid. I also just watched a video on audio themes and audio modulation for depth. I had been running prospect and rich. I want to make another trip, maybe, and try to get the depth and sensitivity to find that darn gold, haha. I'll report back either with my setting and results.
Congrats on the finds, and I appreciate the info on Japanese silver, never heard of anything over.950. HH
 

All at one beach, just over 5 ounces of Sterling, Britannia, and Pure silver. Found with manticore. It's a killer beach machine. Deep beach, recovery 5, sensitivity 29, prospecting tone, multi freq. I actually would like to ID the one feather ring, I assume it's japanese 1000 pure silver before they replaced 1000 with 999. But I can't ID the maker or design. It looks like the Martha Jackson feather rings...
Man, those are amazing finds. Can you recomend your top 2-3 recimendations for novice metal detector. You guys are giving me inspiration. I live on Chesapeake and lots of random beaches.
 

Congrats on your finds
 

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