Small Texas town parks are producing silver.

Dan(NM)

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Central Texas
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Equinox 800
Modified Explorer 2
Raptor c-31 digger
31" Lesche Sampson
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All Treasure Hunting
The dust had barely settled from yesterday's hunt. Originally I had planned to do a little water hunting, then I changed my mind and decided to go back to the park I hunted yesterday. On the road, I scrapped that plan and drove an extra an hour to another park. I'm glad I did because it paid off with another multi-silver day. When I wheeled in, I saw 2 other guys already hunting. I went across the road to stay out of their territory.
The third hole of the day was a mini wheat spill consisting of three Wheaties at the 8-9" range. I asked the 2 guys that were taking a break from hunting if they wanted to see how deep the coins were. I had left one in at 8" that was sticking out of the side of the hole to show them. They both explained to me that they don't want to see or dig a deep coin 🙂 If they can't pick up the coin with their pinpointer, they leave it, volume clad hunters only is what they told me. To each their own I guess, which explains why I'm not hitting many coins in these parks, which is fine with me, it just slows me down.
After digging 8 or 9 deep wheats, I'm using a Nox 800, I decided to set Park 1-2 and Field 1-2 up with all the same exact settings to see which mode hit the best, Park 1 and Field 1 did the best, although Field 1 wasn't as crisp and sharp tone wise. Park 2 and Field 2 degraded the signal to a point I wouldn't have stopped to investigate the hit.
I ran the Nox in my cherry piking mode:
Park 1
Recovery speed 3
Iron Bias 0
Sens 23
2 tones
No disc-wide open
Tone bin set at 21
Very slow sweep
These small town parks are producing in a way I didn't expect. I don't do much research, I google the town or ask someone where the oldest park in town is and go from there. So far, so good, 42 silver coins, 4 silver rings and over a 100 wheats in the last 2 weeks doing this.
 

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Digger RJ

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Aug 24, 2017
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25,852
SW Missouri/Oklahoma
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1
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Detector(s) used
Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800;
XP Deus 2
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
The dust had barely settled from yesterday's hunt. Originally I had planned to do a little water hunting, then I changed my mind and decided to go back to the park I hunted yesterday. On the road, I scrapped that plan and drove an extra an hour to another park. I'm glad I did because it paid off with another multi-silver day. When I wheeled in, I saw 2 other guys already hunting. I went across the road to stay out of their territory.
The third hole of the day was a mini wheat spill consisting of three Wheaties at the 8-9" range. I asked the 2 guys that were taking a break from hunting if they wanted to see how deep the coins were. I had left one in at 8" that was sticking out of the side of the hole to show them. They both explained to me that they don't want to see or dig a deep coin 🙂 If they can't pick up the coin with their pinpointer, they leave it, volume clad hunters only is what they told me. To each their own I guess, which explains why I'm not hitting many coins in these parks, which is fine with me, it just slows me down.
After digging 8 or 9 deep wheats, I'm using a Nox 800, I decided to set Park 1-2 and Field 1-2 up with all the same exact settings to see which mode hit the best, Park 1 and Field 1 did the best, although Field 1 wasn't as crisp and sharp tone wise. Park 2 and Field 2 degraded the signal to a point I wouldn't have stopped to investigate the hit.
I ran the Nox in my cherry piking mode:
Park 1
Recovery speed 3
Iron Bias 0
Sens 23
2 tones
No disc-wide open
Tone bin set at 21
Very slow sweep
These small town parks are producing in a way I didn't expect. I don't do much research, I google the town or ask someone where the oldest park in town is and go from there. So far, so good, 42 silver coins, 4 silver rings and over a 100 wheats in the last 2 weeks doing this.
Killer Day!!!! Congrats!!!
 

pepperj

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Feb 3, 2009
27,255
88,835
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Deus, Minelab 3030, E-Trac,
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
Great results on the silver count.
That must be great to have a couple of guys cleaning away the surface fodder for you. :laughing7:
 

jewelerguy

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Jun 28, 2011
10,790
7,312
Oklahoma
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1
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White's XLT
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Great silvers! I'd like some of that action
 

oldmxrat

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Oct 25, 2020
2,001
5,082
Western Nevada
🥇 Banner finds
1
Detector(s) used
Garrett ACE 400, Nokta Simplex+, Nokta Legend
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Fantastic recoveries, congrats! (I'm glad you don't live near me! :laughing7:)
 

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