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September 27, 2020 09:14AM avatar
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I have been detecting a roman villa site since 2006 and this was not a normal villa dwelling but was a trading villa for 400 years that the romans had been in the UK,i guess the site extends to just over 30 acres+ or - and the coinage that we have found over this time duration runs into a 5 figure amount.What makes this possibly the hardest site that i have ever detected is the fact that it is basically black sand that one would find in say beach locations but is about 70 miles inland.
I wish we had more older-use locations to search here in the USA like you have. I do, however, hunt some locations with a very heavy amount of black sand. We have some coastal beaches that are that way, but most of my more challenging ground is well inland. Some associate with creeks, streams r rivers associated with gold and silver mining era, and some in ther places where I'm hunting homesteads, old town sites, and even here-and-there around some of the rangeland.


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Basically single freq machines can only penetrate maybe the top few inches or so,so the only machines that will work are multi freq ones like the Equinox and other Minelab machines as well as obvious Pulse machines but we have found the best method even by using these machines is still by using stock or smaller coils as this method works best and can give you the desired depth to get down as coinage and artefacts are 1700-200 years old and have also sunk slightly deeper and also ploughing has got deeper as well and brings up some more finds.I will say that the finds are not as prolific as when we 1st started detecting this site but they do still come up.
In my case, I have used a number of Simultaneous Multi-Frequency detectors from four manufacturers, mostly from Minelab, and I might 'generally' agree with your statement about them doing pretty well in the more mineralized environments. However, I have also worked some of my Single-Frequency favorite VLF's in the same bad conditions, and hunted along with friends and their SMF's, and we both met the challenge quite well. It's all a matter of using the right detector choice and settings.

One thing I need to spend more time on over here is locating more of the farm fields where we did have early activity to take advantage of the rewards that come from hunting after plowing season. That can churn things deeper, but can also churn thing up. I've hunted some of those types of places before in Central Oregon or Utah, but I haven't found many that have potential anywhere near where I live now in Eastern Oregon. In your case, there was an abundant amount of activity in a more confined area, and with the long periods of annual plowing, it will continue to bring new and exciting coins and small artifacts within detection range every season.thumbs up


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Beach detecting is not really my thing as i live so far inland its a few hours trip each way and just dont get the same buzz as detecting farmland etc.
Like you, I don't live close to a coastal beach. I was a couple hours drive away when I lived in the Portland, Oregon metro area, but the Oregon beaches don't get the same type or amount of human use or good-target loss like several other states with a more comfortable climate. Besides, I never enjoyed those periodic trips that resulted in too much sand being picked up, when I could be hunting more appealing locations.

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How about useable detectors for very high mineralization, pea gravel, rocks and IMB's?

Monte 115 September 26, 2020 12:16PM

Saturday was interesting with 7 different detectors.

Monte 71 September 27, 2020 08:35AM

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Monte 50 September 28, 2020 07:48AM

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Re: How about useable detectors for very high mineralization, pea gravel, rocks and IMB's?

RickUK 46 September 27, 2020 08:04AM

Re: How about useable detectors for very high mineralization, pea gravel, rocks and IMB's?

UtahRich 41 September 28, 2020 12:02AM

RickUK, nice to read your site history and search info.

Monte 40 September 27, 2020 09:14AM

Re: How about useable detectors for very high mineralization, pea gravel, rocks and IMB's?

Timbertodd 52 September 26, 2020 03:51PM

Comments about your MXT and Apex experiences.

Monte 62 September 27, 2020 01:05AM

Re: How about useable detectors for very high mineralization, pea gravel, rocks and IMB's?

D&P-OR 58 September 26, 2020 02:37PM

"Try the CTX out there also Monte---you'll love it!thumbs up" ... Nope.

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