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November 21, 2020 10:50PM avatar
Sad truth is most people never use a SMF enough to know what they are doing. The DFX, CZ and Apex are not that technical and are fairly easy to learn. However most of the Minelab machines and the Whites V series are a different animal. They are not as bad as people lead you to believe in iron trash. The e-trac is actually quite capable in trash with a small coil and the right settings. I'm not out to change anyone's mind. But the reality is they are excellent machines and the finds made by them are proof.

I was standing in an old park today with my 800 ever so slowly circling a signal trying to decide if it was a Digger or Leaver. I had sensitivity at max. Depth gauge was maxed out, audio was squeaking up in the higher coin range and was present about 80% of the passes. Definite coin I thought. Time to dig. A minute or so later I was at 9", the full depth of my garrett carrot pin pointer and I was right over the top of my target in the bottom of the hole. I took out another inch of soil and there was a wheat cent. It brought a smile. I was hoping for silver but pleased for a coin.

I added it to the other wheat cent, that one I found at 7". That wheat cent was co-located with a small wad of folded aluminum foil two inches above it and a large rusty four inch nail 3" below it. As I swept over the 3 items, there were consistent target ID flashes in the penny / dime range with an accompanying high tone, so I investigated.

My third keeper was a disappointing 1mil Utah Sales Tax Token. Also found at seven inches, but with a single very rusted nail.

The sun went down and I headed back to the car pleased with a couple good finds, hoping next time I'll be rewarded with silver and gold.

Andrew, I couldn't agree more about learning ones detector; especially in regards to the Minelabs. Their behavior is very telling, but it is learned over time. A lot of time. And many are quick to dismiss and move on to easier detectors never learning the Language of their Minelab.

Thanks for the thoughts.



Just One More Good Target Before I Go . . . .
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Why Multi-Freq. Is a Must Have in Detecting..........

UtahRich 256 November 20, 2020 07:12PM

Re: Why Multi-Freq. Is a Must Have in Detecting..........

Kickindirt 129 November 25, 2020 02:52PM

XP Multi-Freq.

Remfire 128 November 26, 2020 12:20AM

Re: XP Multi-Freq.

Kickindirt 133 November 26, 2020 12:54AM

Re: XP Multi-Freq.

Dan'o 134 November 26, 2020 09:08AM

Re: Why Multi-Freq. Is a Must Have in Detecting..........

Timbertodd 168 November 21, 2020 04:56PM

Re: Why Multi-Freq. Is a Must Have in Detecting..........

diggindeep 177 November 21, 2020 11:38AM

No particular reason.

UtahRich 162 November 21, 2020 10:50PM

Very correct about some of the Minelab behavior.

Monte 210 November 22, 2020 12:25AM

Another round of cut backs gets the Vanquish 540

UtahRich 160 November 22, 2020 07:32PM

For now, with winter upon us, 'Red' will hang around.

Monte 127 November 25, 2020 05:38AM

Re: Another round of cut backs gets the Vanquish 540

diggindeep 169 November 22, 2020 07:48PM

Follow the leader . . .

UtahRich 151 November 23, 2020 11:48PM

And to what you said, Andrew, I agree ... to a point.

Monte 207 November 21, 2020 01:55PM

Ahhhh HAAA! my word --OPERATOR!

dixiedigger57 150 November 24, 2020 11:34AM

Re: Why Multi-Freq. Is a Must Have in Detecting..........

D&P-OR 155 November 21, 2020 12:46PM

Good questions, and I guess I have my answers.

Monte 212 November 20, 2020 11:16PM

The Road LessTraveled

UtahRich 174 November 21, 2020 03:08AM

The Road Not Taken

UtahRich 171 November 22, 2020 01:11AM

Re: The Road LessTraveled

Kickindirt 170 November 21, 2020 01:24PM

Re: The Road LessTraveled

jmaryt 163 November 22, 2020 09:17PM

That would be a YES Vote.

UtahRich 145 November 22, 2020 09:36PM

Re: That would be a YES Vote.

jmaryt 141 November 22, 2020 10:19PM

No, not quite correct.

Monte 176 November 21, 2020 02:29PM

Re: No, not quite correct.

Kickindirt 142 November 21, 2020 03:17PM

It kind of depends on the road we select.

Monte 189 November 21, 2020 07:58AM

Quick Response - grinning smiley ..

UtahRich 149 November 20, 2020 11:26PM

Re: Why Multi-Freq. Is a Must Have in Detecting..........

OregonGregg 200 November 20, 2020 07:34PM

A must have ? You sure ? .

UtahRich 186 November 20, 2020 08:10PM

LOL not sure of anything.......

OregonGregg 181 November 21, 2020 09:01AM

Re: Why Multi-Freq. Is a Must Have in Detecting..........

Digstrashtomuch 185 November 20, 2020 07:24PM

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