Questions for ghost town hunters

sushidingo

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So i use the 800. I was wondering why buried rusty items ring so high. Like 27-37. I dig them and a can pops up. I rescan it and its mid teens most often.

Then I'll hit a solid 29/30 and the target disapears. That gets annoying.

Just looking for answers from other nox users with similar issues. Thanks and happy hunting.
 
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sushidingo

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So i use the 800. I was wondering why buried rusty items ring so high. Like 27-37. I dig them and a can pops up. I rescan it and its mid teens most often.

Then I'll hit a solid 29/30 and the target disapears. That gets annoying.

Just looking for answers from other nox users with similar issues. Thanks and happy hunting.
I like hunting ghost towns but as most who hunt those types of places know there is buried iron and cans everywhere. Am i not setting my machine up right for theae types of grounds?
 

Jason in Enid

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Its the iron halo. All detectors suffer from it. Its just a fact of life, large iron will usually give a good signal until its out of the ground.
 

CoinHunterAZ

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Ghost towns are tough to hunt, because of all the iron trash. One of the ones I hunt was occupied from the mid 1880's through the mid-1950's. The railroad demolished the buildings around 1956. Back then, there was no trash service LOL. Folks just dumped stuff wherever. There are literally piles of rusted cans everywhere. I take a rake with me now, and move the piles in hopes of finding something good hiding underneath them. Most detectorists will steer clear of those areas. Remember nothing is 100% hunted out though, so when you go to the ghost towns bring an extra amount of patience with you...your'e gonna need it!
 

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So i use the 800. I was wondering why buried rusty items ring so high. Like 27-37. I dig them and a can pops up. I rescan it and its mid teens most often.

Then I'll hit a solid 29/30 and the target disapears. That gets annoying.

Just looking for answers from other nox users with similar issues. Thanks and happy hunting.
If you're getting a wide number range on the target like that, 5+ numbers, it's usually junk. Somehing mishapen and made of iron or aluminum. The only thing that hits a 37 is a silver dollar and that number will stay put.

When your signal disappears after cutting a plug, you either put the target on edge or moved some iron on top of it. Either cut a bigger hole or take out a few scoops or dirt carefully and recheck. Or do as I do and go right in with the pinpointer. That will usually sniff out a masked target.
 

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