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Sodbuster's March to June 1 2022 detecting & finds with the EQ800

June 11, 2022 11:19AM
Sodbuster's March to June 1 2022 detecting & finds with the EQ800 - looking for some Indians

I've only hunted at this one location this year, with seven hunts at the site from mid March thru June 1; and time spent probably around 12 hours total. I 've stuck with EQ and am trying, through some experimental hunting techniques, for all of my hunts through June, to see if I can increase my old coin / relic recoveries. The site I've been hunting is the same farm property that I hunted last year with history into the 1860's-70's. At this site, I've been trying different coils and settings to see what will produce for me there. Iron content is very high, with bits and pieces of rusty nails in most recovery holes (and anywhere else you care to dig).

I have been using ONLY the Coiltek 5 x 10 elliptical coil on my EQ 800 during this time, ground balanced away from the iron infestation, sensitivity reduced to as low as 14-15 to minimize any feedback apparent EMI (trying to eliminate all random distracting sound) , horseshoe on most of the time, and swing speed very slow, somewhere around a foot per second, which I believe is separating the tones a little better for identifying prospective targets, overlapping sweeps, and listening for mixed tones and small one-way high or mid tones in the iron. I've been
surprised to have found many Wheaties buried with iron. Four Merc's and two Rosie silver dimes found, most when the frost had just gone out and the grass was super short and the ground had very even moisture content. Almost all the coins were with one or more pieces of iron, quiet, soft tones next to iron giving mixed signals.

Deepest worthwhile recovery was a holed Ford 1933 V-8 medal pulled from the old farm field (now an orchard) at depth about the length of the Garrett Carrot. I am still not finding 19th century coins here, and I believe all, or the great majority of what I recovered was lost from the 1940's-50's. The only larger silver found was a 1944 Washington quarter shot thru George's nose and recovered in the far end of the garden area, about 75-80 yards north of the house. I have not decided whether I should try flattening it back out, or leave it as it is. Sure looked like scrap aluminum as it appeared in the hole.

Oldest Nickle 1943-P. Oldest Wheatie 1918. Total wheat cents-38. Most came from the back yard and garden area. Very few coins other than the Ford V-8 token in field and orchard areas. My first ever recovered 1943 steel cent (which does not register on the Equinox) came with 43-p silver 5c. touching back to face a 46 nickle and with a wheat cent along with two rust encrusted nails. All were adjacent to large iron with a mid-tone sweeping only one way. I believe, but cannot be certain that I had gone over this spot with the 6" coil, as well as 11" and 10x15" at previous times hunting.

Still not a single Indian cent and no 19th century coins. Hard to believe there are none here, but I can't seem to find any.

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