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First Silver Coin of the Year -

January 25, 2020 01:26PM avatar
With such mild weather in Northern Utah this last week, my friend Sid and I did a little scouting around in the lower elevations Thursday for a worthwhile thawed spot we might be able to swing the detectors. We found a neighborhood park that was mostly snow-free. Located in an older neighborhood, it looked promising.

I hopped out and checked the ground with my coin probe and sank it to the hilt (9"). That was good news. Bad news? Some serious power lines overhead along one edge of the park would definitely cause some EMI trouble

We hunted for a few hours and both came up with a good handful of coins. It was so nice to be out in the warm sun (44*) and refreshing the detecting skills. It wards off some of that wintertime boredom that builds up.

I wasn't in the mood to dig any probable zinc cents, so I didn't. smiling bouncing smiley That was refreshing. I managed a small handful of clad coins from the 60's to present, a 1942 Merc and a 1958-D Wheatie. . Neither target was particularly deep, only 5-6", but both were masked by surrounding iron and I had to sweep carefully to try and isolate the targets.

It was really nice to get out. For those of you busting a seam to get out during these winter months, keep your eye open during inevitable winter warming spells and keep a probe or screwdriver in the car to check the ground. Look for sunlit areas not blocked by buildings, trees, etc.

11" Coil
Park 1
No Disc.
Sensitivity - 20-23 as EMI allowed
5-tones - iron - foil - nickels - tabs/zincs - copper pennies and up.
Reactivity - 4 / 6 ( I did some experimenting)
Fe2 - 0 / 3 (I did some experimenting)

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First Silver Coin of the Year -

UtahRich 526 January 25, 2020 01:26PM

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