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New or current Detectors: What works well for "Finding What's Left."

June 03, 2019 12:27PM avatar
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Rich (Utah)
In my mind, this is what it is all about, Finding What's Left.

Is there, or are there, detectors out there that can find a few more items the previous detectors MISSED. Yes, MISSED. What were the previous detectors blind to ? What can the new detectors shine a light on that previously remained in the dark ? I'm not talking about items missed by sloppy coverage, but items masked that the previous detectors COULDN'T SEE. And can they find enough items missed that it is worthwhile for me to spend the money and acquire it ?
Rich, you are 100% correct. If we encounter an old site, or any average Urban site, to include renovation work, it's usually fair game and easy pickings for most coin hunting detectors and naturally for those used in the challenging Relic hunting sites ----> as long as there is not a lot of nails, ferrous debris, or other objects that can mask, or partially mask, a desired Target.

I started hunting ghost towns in early May of '69 and some of the detectors we were using then actually handled iron Nails reasonably well. And when we got good motion-based discriminators in mid '83 the same site we're even more productive due to the ease of operation of the new slow-motion quick-response detector designs.

And at that time there were still a lot of people involved in, and interested in, this great Hobby. That meant a lot more people working the older sites and making quite a few recoveries, and I know my better days we're from 83 until about 1998 to 2003. In that 15 to 20 years the popular work sites definitely got thinned out of most of the easy pickings.

Sure, we can stumble on easy find from time to time, but the better stuff that remains are positioned in amongst and very close to masking targets, generally iron, and in some cases they have been missed because they are back in under some dense brush where folks never put their search coil.

So today it's very simple what we need to do and that is move debris out of the way before we search, use a detector and coil and the most efficient settings to pull keepers out of bad spots that have been partially masked, and then be sure we used the best coil mount it on the best detector for us and work it in a slow and methodical coverage of hey location for the best chance not to miss a good find.

Poor equipment choice, inefficient settings, and poor search technique will all work against us. Oh, we certainly cannot forget that if we want to find what's left, if anything was there in the first place, it boils down to site location, site location, site location. All too often people fail to select a good site in the first place.

Monte

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New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

Monte 886 May 28, 2019 10:14AM

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Digstrashtomuch 309 May 30, 2019 12:18PM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

OregonGregg 309 May 30, 2019 05:56PM

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UtahRich 191 May 30, 2019 08:52PM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

glabelle 320 May 30, 2019 07:40PM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

OregonGregg 227 May 30, 2019 10:35PM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

glabelle 246 May 31, 2019 07:17AM

The EQ800 - Does it qualify for Monte's House of Horrors ?

UtahRich 224 May 31, 2019 05:24PM

Re: The EQ800 - Does it qualify for Monte's House of Horrors ?

glabelle 292 May 31, 2019 06:26PM

George, taking an evaluation break so I'll add two brief replies.

Monte 288 June 03, 2019 09:14AM

Wells

UtahRich 186 May 31, 2019 08:30PM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

OregonGregg 285 May 31, 2019 08:10AM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

glabelle 279 May 31, 2019 08:44AM

Holy Mackerel !!!!

OregonGregg 351 May 29, 2019 06:04AM

Re: Holy Mackerel !!!!

Utah1971 225 May 29, 2019 06:58AM

Re: Holy Mackerel !!!! Attachments

OregonGregg 238 May 29, 2019 09:52AM

Re: Holy Mackerel !!!!

D&P-OR 205 May 29, 2019 08:07PM

Goin' to the Dogs. . .

UtahRich 205 May 29, 2019 06:54PM

Ugly Xmas Sweater?

zincoln 195 May 29, 2019 12:14PM

Re: Holy Mackerel !!!! DUDE really tongue sticking out smiley

Kickindirt 227 May 29, 2019 11:53AM

New Detectors - Finding What's Left.

UtahRich 223 May 28, 2019 10:52PM

New or current Detectors: What works well for "Finding What's Left."

Monte 218 June 03, 2019 12:27PM

Re: New Detectors - Finding What's Left.

OregonGregg 201 May 29, 2019 04:25PM

Re: New Detectors - Finding What's Left.

UtahRich 194 May 29, 2019 07:18PM

forgive me if I'm not real excited :-)

glabelle 214 May 28, 2019 08:50PM

Agree on many points

zincoln 210 May 28, 2019 10:17PM

Keys to success and the V3i

glabelle 196 May 29, 2019 06:12AM

Re: Agree on many points

NWCindy 212 May 29, 2019 03:09AM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

NWCindy 220 May 28, 2019 08:15PM

You ask: "... I hope you're ready to instruct" - - - and I answer: 'Nope.'

Monte 305 May 29, 2019 03:44AM

Re: You ask: "... I hope you're ready to instruct" - - - and I answer: 'Nope.'

NWCindy 213 May 29, 2019 03:58AM

Delivery Update: A new XP ORX is hoped to arrive by Friday the 31st.

Monte 258 May 28, 2019 07:21PM

Re: New Detectors, here and coming soon, means it's evaluation time.

Kickindirt 284 May 28, 2019 06:33PM

Yes, "you told me so," but I like 'simple' ...

Monte 295 May 28, 2019 07:48PM

Re: Yes, "you told me so," but I like 'simple' ...

Digstrashtomuch 266 May 30, 2019 03:26PM

Lance, my XP ORX arrived yesterday morning.

Monte 205 May 31, 2019 07:04AM

Re: Lance, my XP ORX arrived yesterday morning.

GeoW 226 June 01, 2019 11:09PM

Oh, I was "ready for it," and I've been "giving it a chance."

Monte 233 June 02, 2019 11:09AM



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