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A real grab bag of items the last 2 days

December 01, 2021 09:13PM
Continue to put some hours on the Deus and learning its behavior. Using the x35 9" coil and mostly the hot program.

Day 1 - spent this at a college/city park and was focused on jewelry. Ended up w/ >$5 in clad, and a couple keepers - 5g silver bracelet, and a 1.4g 10k decoration w/ a diamond off of a tie clip which i also found. In addition, i found a $1 car wash token that I've not seen in our area before. Expected I'd find more....but this was ok. Was at it for about 6 hours...and that was enough.

Day 2 - spent at an old Portland park. Only spent 4 hours, but added a few finds. The weather was a beautiful 60 deg on Dec 1...what more could one ask for. Headed out into the brushy areas. I find the Deus isn't as easy to swing in here because its light and doesn't push through as easily. The controller is also much more prone to getting knocked around by trees and brush than the boxy White's models.

After several hours with not much to show, I went onto a sloped area with light brush overlooking an old use area - may have been cleaned off a year or two ago. Quickly got a faint dig me signal, that ended up being about 6 inches deep. A 1923s wheat spill - nice rarer dates. Two feet away, a high tone w/ no VDI. Worked it and got a very high vdi but a whisper high tone. Went down a good 6" and pulled a 1908 IHC (No s). Work about 10 feet away and out popped a 45s quarter. Not too shabby! Headed back to the truck and found a ring along the way in the grass. Has the appearance of an old gold ring amalgamated with copper. Has a brass solder job. Not marked, but does pass the 10k acid test, and it rings in much higher than other gold I've dug. I remain skeptical....but it's not brass and doesn't look like pure copper either Before finishing the day, I think i dug my very first 3 ringer - and odd find in Portland, but it sure looks to me like a .58 miniball that hit something rather hard.

So, I'm getting to know what the Deus sounds like on very small (and often low conductivity) shallow targets, deeper targets that are on the edge of detection range, and how crisp both gold and silver sound.

One lesson today. The IHC was in suberb condition, but it had a very mottled appearance. I threw it in boiling peroxide for a minute...and it shined up some areas and removed the dirt, and left others dull. Didn't like the look, so i hit it w/ a quick acid bath and brush - big mistake. While the coin didn't appear to have much corrosion, the acid ate away anything that was affected by corrosion and left it looking rather ugly. Oh well, not a big loss and i would not have done so had it carried the mint mark.

Pretty productive days given my history at these two locations w/ minimal historical finds. Now, the wait for spring!


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A real grab bag of items the last 2 days Attachments

zincoln 409 December 01, 2021 09:13PM

Quite the Variety of Finds

UtahRich 248 December 02, 2021 11:22PM

Different from what you've been using, but - - -

Monte 261 December 02, 2021 05:51PM

Thx for the suggestion

zincoln 354 December 02, 2021 08:13PM

Re: A real grab bag

Remfire 260 December 02, 2021 12:18AM

Thx Roger. I'll look that up! N/T

zincoln 432 December 02, 2021 08:13PM


OregonGregg 244 December 01, 2021 09:45PM

Re: Congrats

D&P-OR 353 December 02, 2021 06:24PM

How many degrees does a guy need? thinking

UtahRich 273 December 02, 2021 11:17PM

Re: How many degrees does a guy need? thinking

D&P-OR 271 December 03, 2021 12:02AM

CoRe, Relic and Racer 2 .... Those are all you need. N/T

Monte 255 December 02, 2021 05:45PM

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