Only 1 keeper, but it was a bucket lister for me.

dave_e

Full Member
Aug 30, 2015
226
474
Ohio
Detector(s) used
Nokta Legend,
Rutus Atrex,
Minelab Equinox 600,
Nokta Impact
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Yesterday's find but...

I was gridding out a trashy area I've gone over many MANY times.
I've pulled some keepers out of this area in the past, but lately it's dried up. (I don't count clad as keepers.)
Put the 11" coil back on the Equinox 600 and pushed the sensitivity up to 24. I was in Field 2, 50 tones, horseshoe on, FE=0, F2=2, recovery speed 2.

Got a 10" one way signal that was repeatedly good on 2 swings, then blipped iron on the 3rd swing. Called my buddy over to check it out with his Legend but it didn't pick it up. He was in Park mode. He switched to Field and made some adjustments then was getting what I was getting, but it didn't flash iron at all. Just a good deep signal.

Popped a plug and the target was on the bottom perfectly in the middle. It was a measured 9" down.

1834 capped bust half dime. My first capped bust.

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Joe-Dirt

Silver Member
Jan 18, 2018
3,540
10,897
Central Massachusetts
๐Ÿ† Honorable Mentions:
1
Detector(s) used
Minelab equinox 800, Manticore & XP Deus II , 2 Garrett carrots, Minelab find 35 pin pointer, NX6 shovel , 31โ€ Lesche shovel, whites digmaster, Lesche hand trowel, 3-5 gallon buckets full of crappola
Primary Interest:
Other

Coinstar magnet

Silver Member
Apr 5, 2020
2,552
5,242
Beverly Massachusetts
Detector(s) used
Tesoro compadre
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Yesterday's find but...

I was gridding out a trashy area I've gone over many MANY times.
I've pulled some keepers out of this area in the past, but lately it's dried up. (I don't count clad as keepers.)
Put the 11" coil back on the Equinox 600 and pushed the sensitivity up to 24. I was in Field 2, 50 tones, horseshoe on, FE=0, F2=2, recovery speed 2.

Got a 10" one way signal that was repeatedly good on 2 swings, then blipped iron on the 3rd swing. Called my buddy over to check it out with his Legend but it didn't pick it up. He was in Park mode. He switched to Field and made some adjustments then was getting what I was getting, but it didn't flash iron at all. Just a good deep signal.

Popped a plug and the target was on the bottom perfectly in the middle. It was a measured 9" down.

1834 capped bust half dime. My first capped bust.

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That's a beauty! Nice recovery!
 

DiggingSicilia

Full Member
Oct 22, 2023
104
510
Sicily
Detector(s) used
Equinox 800
10" one way signal that was repeatedly good on 2 swings, then blipped iron on the 3rd swing.
My Equinox 800 does this also. I turned the F2 up to 4 or 6. Then scan the target from multiple angles, as long as I don't get consistent -1 to -4 from different angles or the target "moves", I dig it. I've scanned a target for almost 5 minutes. Bent nails (vdi 27-34, same as silvers I've found) and 200 year old horseshoe nails (vdi 18-24, same as coppers, especially byzantine coins) wreak the most havoc. Currently I am working a field that I have gone over at 4 or 5 times, I find something I probably scanned over and brushed it off as iron. My last find was a byzantine coin from 650s and I dug it 3 feet from a hole I dug a week before.

The iron bias settings are very sensitive to iron content if the soil. Especially when you live at the base of an active volcano. My pinpointer rings in the lava rocks.
 

Digger RJ

Gold Member
Aug 24, 2017
19,460
33,583
SW Missouri/Oklahoma
๐Ÿฅ‡ Banner finds
1
๐Ÿ† Honorable Mentions:
2
Detector(s) used
Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800;
XP Deus 2
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Yesterday's find but...

I was gridding out a trashy area I've gone over many MANY times.
I've pulled some keepers out of this area in the past, but lately it's dried up. (I don't count clad as keepers.)
Put the 11" coil back on the Equinox 600 and pushed the sensitivity up to 24. I was in Field 2, 50 tones, horseshoe on, FE=0, F2=2, recovery speed 2.

Got a 10" one way signal that was repeatedly good on 2 swings, then blipped iron on the 3rd swing. Called my buddy over to check it out with his Legend but it didn't pick it up. He was in Park mode. He switched to Field and made some adjustments then was getting what I was getting, but it didn't flash iron at all. Just a good deep signal.

Popped a plug and the target was on the bottom perfectly in the middle. It was a measured 9" down.

1834 capped bust half dime. My first capped bust.

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Awesome!!!! Congrats!!!!
 

JohnnyMac

Bronze Member
Mar 30, 2012
1,311
1,670
South Jersey
Detector(s) used
Nox,,Whites Eagle Spectrum,Whites Coinmaster 6000 DI Pro
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Yesterday's find but...

I was gridding out a trashy area I've gone over many MANY times.
I've pulled some keepers out of this area in the past, but lately it's dried up. (I don't count clad as keepers.)
Put the 11" coil back on the Equinox 600 and pushed the sensitivity up to 24. I was in Field 2, 50 tones, horseshoe on, FE=0, F2=2, recovery speed 2.

Got a 10" one way signal that was repeatedly good on 2 swings, then blipped iron on the 3rd swing. Called my buddy over to check it out with his Legend but it didn't pick it up. He was in Park mode. He switched to Field and made some adjustments then was getting what I was getting, but it didn't flash iron at all. Just a good deep signal.

Popped a plug and the target was on the bottom perfectly in the middle. It was a measured 9" down.

1834 capped bust half dime. My first capped bust.

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Congrats. Thats still on my bucket list
 

detectorguy

Jr. Member
Jan 10, 2013
31
36
Sacramento Ca
Detector(s) used
Garrett, Minelab, Xp
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Congrats on a really nice find ! No place is ever really hunted out, just the angle of attack :) Yeah
 

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