Orx gold modes for relic hunting

relicmeister

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I?ve had an Orx for a couple years and I mostly use coin fast in various frequencies but rarely change any other settings. I?ll use coin deep in target sparse areas or when checking a weak signal I get in coin fast. I?ve not really tried the gold modes but I think they are more like all metal ( I don?t recall if there?s a threshold or not). Does anyone use the gold programs for relic hunting? And what comments can you give about it. I need to read up on these in the manual but hope to get some feedback from anyone who?s actually used them for relic hunting.
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Great question actually, probably the tech wizards will chime in with the answer.

For myself on the Deus I have just started to play around a little deeper into the programs a few times out.

Get a signal on one program like Dues fast-then switch through the other programs with them set up just in factory mode and see what type of response I'll get.

Though for the record the only ones that I have got any time in is the pitch/deep setting. The main go to program is still the fast.
I will keep an eye on this for the responses from the folks that just have a grasp on the tech. side of the machines.
 

signal_line

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I'm not a relic hunter. Do you look for non-ferrous relics or just ferrous? I run Gold Field program on the Deus and I put in a little IAR to break up the ferrous targets. If you are after ferrous then you want to leave to at "1". Since I don't hunt relics I listen for the Zip-Zip sound of a non-ferrous. Obviously you want to look at target size and shape.
 
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I’m into relic hunting mostly,but that includes iron cause I’m a fan of forged relics as they display nicely.
On my Deus Lite I’ve tried pitch mode but so far it’s purpose eludes me so any tips would be welcome.
 

signal_line

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Clive Clynick has some good books. Wise to learn some All Metal skills. You see when you use disc the detector basically becomes a beep machine like the idiot lights on a car's instrument panel. Yes, don't panic, there is some target info in disc but not nearly as much. The All Metal is more like a motion picture instead of a snapshot. It's much easier to see the shape and size of the target.

What is it you are trying to do with Pitch program? Obviously I don't know much of anything about relic hunting. The reason I even ask this is because it sounds like you are not really detecting just iron if you need ANY discrimination.
 
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I have heard folks that use pitch say they like it a lot so I wanted to try and understand it. Of course I could always read up on the manual.
 

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I tried gold field 1 a couple of times. It picks up everything. You must ground balance those modes.
.it is very sensitive. I would not recommend it in places with high bits of small iron. It is very sensitive.
 

Jeff H

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I've experimented with Goldfield recently. It's definitely got my attention as I have pulled some nonferrous targets from some spots that I thought had none left. This includes a toasty William III. It does take some getting used to. I dug a good amount of small chunky iron before I started trusting the tone and the mineralization bar. What surprised be last week was a when I got a diggable tone on a small 22 casing that was right next to some iron. I flipped to my other programs to check the signal before I dug and surprisingly none of my other tried and true programs hit that tiny masked target. I will be playing with Goldfield some more to see what it can do. I maxed out the IAR at 5 and had the Sens at 95. I have very mild soil and didn't have to mess with the ground balance much.
 

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I've experimented with Goldfield recently. It's definitely got my attention as I have pulled some nonferrous targets from some spots that I thought had none left.
I have heard this too. I need to try it.
 

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