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My test gardens are over 20 years oldeye popping smiley

October 15, 2020 12:25PM
I have a couple of test gardens ....one is surface trash with zinc & copper pennies mixed in down to 5 inchs, I let a good friend dig up what he though was silver dime and it was a 4 inch deep copper penny. He was using a XP ORX with the HF 9 in. round coil. These trash targets are roofing nails, Ptabs,& rusty beer bottle caps...etc.

My other garden consists of buffalo nickels, one gold ring, silver dimes , quarters, half dollars and 2 peace dollars. depth ranges from 5 inches to over a foot deep on the silver dollars.If I go broke, I can always dig up some silver...lol

I started by running my White's XLT in Disc.mode over the area to dig up and clean the area...well...I should have run the machine in the Normal All-Metal mode because one of the nickels was masked by iron and was not found until later. My soil is dark rich Kansas soil and I waited till we had a soaker rain so I could dig deep nice plugs that held together. It is important to make sure to make firm and whole plugs to bury your targets. I carefully placed the intact plugs over the buried coins that lay flat or parallel in the bottom of the hole. I watered it in and it was reporting audio very well even on the deep ones...TID was off some what but it was working well within a few months. One thing to note is freshly buried coins do not respond very well especially deep ones.

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Test Garden

DW-BGW 68 October 14, 2020 07:15PM

Test Garden .. My 55+ years of experience suggest this.

Monte 64 October 15, 2020 02:08PM

I would have lost money if I had bet on your answer Monte -

UtahRich 36 October 15, 2020 07:48PM

Medium Rare please smiling smiley

OregonGregg 31 October 16, 2020 04:37AM

Lip Smackin' good dinner -

UtahRich 31 October 16, 2020 02:42PM

Re: Lip Smackin' good dinner -

OregonGregg 27 October 16, 2020 07:35PM

ahhhh - hmmmm.

UtahRich 24 October 16, 2020 07:38PM

Answers = Hours ... but learning any Answer for a new detector or an update can take a matter of minutes

Monte 37 October 16, 2020 01:34AM

Where's Waldo ?

UtahRich 35 October 16, 2020 03:17PM

Re: Where's Waldo ?

OregonGregg 28 October 16, 2020 07:33PM

Which way did he go ?

UtahRich 24 October 16, 2020 07:36PM

'Test Samples' are good. A 'simple' test plot isn't bad. --- Just as long as the tester knows *****

Monte 29 October 16, 2020 04:24PM

Please Do NOT Adjust Your Dial ! eye popping smiley N/T

UtahRich 26 October 16, 2020 04:52PM

Re: Test Garden .. My 55+ years of experience suggest this.

DW-BGW 33 October 15, 2020 07:23PM

My test gardens are over 20 years oldeye popping smiley

Hombre 39 October 15, 2020 12:25PM

Setting up a Test garden.

UtahRich 33 October 15, 2020 03:15PM

Re: My test gardens are over 20 years oldeye popping smiley

DW-BGW 34 October 15, 2020 12:44PM

Re: Test Garden

D&P-OR 53 October 14, 2020 08:14PM

Re: Test Garden

DW-BGW 33 October 15, 2020 08:35AM

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