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2nd pen nib

February 23, 2020 03:03PM avatar
Saturday was spring, today not so much! That’s the way it is here this time of year. I only had time for a short hunt so I went to an old school site where I (as well as many others) have hunted lots of times. I have used every detector I have owned here, and often go just to try out new equipment. The site has many nails and tin flakes but has given up a steel penny and a buffalo nickel in recent past. It is adjacent to a modern church and does get some foot traffic from the homeless population, but most of the trash is “vintage.”

This trip I used my 9.5x5 coil and my “digger” custom program. I found a half dozen pencil ferrules which sound like nickels, a few modern Lincolns, and a 1988 100 Peso coin. The pen nib was the find of the day, as it was a surprise. The signal was one of those XP specials, one way but nice audio and no TID. 4” deep and under a small lava rock it was hiding in an area I have crisscrossed with many machines and coils. Maybe it was the high frequency or just luck, but it made me feel good to find it, and it’s gold plated!

Disc 7.5, pitch tones @ 603Hz
Sensitivity 90, TX power 2, silencer -1
Reactivity 2.5
Frequency 31kHz
Iron volume 1
Notch none
Audio response 4, overload 1
Ground balance default
Ground sens default
ID norm off
Profile horseshoe
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Remfire 105 February 23, 2020 03:03PM

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OregonGregg 39 February 24, 2020 01:46PM

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Kickindirt 47 February 23, 2020 04:46PM

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Remfire 44 February 23, 2020 10:04PM

Yes, a rock, especially of a challenging size, ...

Monte 51 February 24, 2020 03:36AM

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Kickindirt 51 February 23, 2020 10:34PM

Surprises come easily with the ORX as well.

Monte 55 February 24, 2020 03:39AM



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