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Re: In a nutshell . . . . .

April 19, 2019 08:42PM
Rich, To be perfectly honest, I haven't been detecting much in the last few years.

Last deep silver dime I found was in a Portland school with the stock 9.5" V3i detector at about 6". It was weak and about the limit of that setup. I gave up on the V3i, as Monte and I discovered that at the limit of detection for that machine, it "wrapped around" and a deeper dime registered as iron! Not to mention that its recovery time between targets was abysmal. The coil may have been to blame for the wraparound? The MXT Pro with the 6x8" SEF coil never exhibited that phenomena and has always been just as deep as any detector I've tried - eTrac included.

I've always searched out older parks and older schools, looking for that overlooked silver. However, with the diminishing silver "catch", I became a 'Monte small coil' convert and found silver, when others did not, with smaller coils. I found a silver dime on a club outing (the only one) very close to a cyclone fence with an Teknetics Omega and a 5" DD. I also found a Merc in a Vancouver school, with the MXT Pro and the 4X6" Shooter coil, because the ground was littered with roofing nails and the little coil got me in between them. I'd say my favorite combination was the MXT Pro with the 6X8 SEF coil. Just felt good smiling smiley

I now have the Enox 800, and I think it is the closest thing to a "do everything" detector I've ever seen, but I don't have enough experience with it to make any kind of comment yet. I plan to use the 6" coil most of the time with it, unless "checking out" a large field, or at the beach. Just built a test garden with mineralized sand, and I will checkout the differences between the 6 and 11 inch coils and report back. Unless I'm surprised, I'd say any medium-high end detector with a coil in the 8" range is your best bet for the "deepest silver dime" - in mineralized ground
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Important Topic by George: Deep coin shooting with a concentric coil???

glabelle 277 April 16, 2019 06:50AM

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UtahRich 149 April 22, 2019 11:47PM

Related Reference of interest? Well, I'm not, and I don't mind commenting on it, either.

Monte 141 April 23, 2019 07:55PM

Coils and Coins -

UtahRich 103 April 23, 2019 08:46PM

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glabelle 125 April 23, 2019 07:11AM

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UtahRich 86 April 23, 2019 09:44PM

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OregonGregg 106 April 23, 2019 05:45AM

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UtahRich 95 April 23, 2019 08:54PM

Pardon me George and others, but this is a great topic.

Monte 178 April 19, 2019 10:35AM

George, this is a great topic. Question for Harold,ILL

UtahRich 161 April 19, 2019 05:45PM

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Monte 149 April 20, 2019 08:40AM

What is DEEP ? - Some Detecting Options

UtahRich 141 April 20, 2019 07:43PM

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OregonGregg 122 April 20, 2019 09:35PM

Re: Pardon me George and others, but this is a great topic.

glabelle 126 April 19, 2019 04:43PM

George, I'll respond to your 5-points.

Monte 142 April 20, 2019 05:42AM

In a nutshell . . . . .

UtahRich 99 April 19, 2019 07:48PM

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glabelle 123 April 19, 2019 08:42PM

Preferences -

UtahRich 96 April 19, 2019 11:48PM

A few last comments on coils and absolute depth Attachments

glabelle 137 April 20, 2019 09:24AM

George, a simple reason I described the 'cone.'

Monte 123 April 20, 2019 03:59PM

Adjacency - And why is that still there thinking

UtahRich 112 April 20, 2019 06:13PM

Re: Adjacency - And why is that still there thinking Great Post Richthumbs up

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Re: Deep coin shooting with a concentric coil???

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glabelle 127 April 16, 2019 09:57PM

Balancing to ignore the ground?

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Kickindirt 122 April 17, 2019 11:05AM

Just a thought or two regarding coil size selection.

Monte 120 April 20, 2019 09:59AM

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glabelle 138 April 17, 2019 04:13PM

What should I use to look for deep silver dimes?

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