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Gregg found and Monte found.

February 25, 2020 03:48AM avatar
Honestly, it was no different than any other detecting adventure because we can always learn something about a site, a detector, a coil, a recovery tool, etc., etc. A few days ago when we journeyed out to 'Rippville,' Gregg found a Trade Token. as well as a lot of 'could-have-beens.' You know, the non-ferrous targets that ring up as smallish and in a likely VDI range that could have been a coin or token, and sure sounded good or at least a decent 'iffy' signal you had to dig.

Those were all from a smaller areas that has been hunted by us and several others in the past, but Gregg mentioned at the time that there were a lot of potential target's in the area and it was good to work it slowly and methodically. It was an interesting day to get a start for the year because I was able to glance over that direction, several times, and still see Gregg working back-and-forth in a more contained area and not off one or two hundred yards in different directions. Gregg found a decent condition Token, other stuff, and 'found' something in what he 'learned.'

Me? In that trip I was using my Minelab Vanquish 540 to 'learn' more about what it can do, and to confirm some issues it has that bothered me. I needed to have that information so I could finish my write-up and description of what it was doing different in the default modes. I 'found' some confirmation in the circuitry design and errant behavior and related that in the letter when I sent the Vanquish to Minelab service department Monday morning. However, on the strong points I found, or learned, the V-540 has some very good in-the-field performance for some applications and makes a great 'cross-over' unit for modestly littered ghost town hunting.

Then on Monday's POW Camp hunting, Gregg moved back into the area where we know that's been a better potential area to find coins, especially Wheat-Back Cents. Not as many as we used to find in there, but they are still around even for a short hunt in a chilly wind.

I hunted closer to where we parked and where I pulled a few coins a year or two ago, but wanted to work it with my XP ORX w/5X9½ DD HF coil and check out two changes I made in one of my saved programs. The ORX VDI read-out design is different from most models I use so I was recovering more targets. One area had a lot of the rectangular Pry-Tabs that kept me busy because they had a VDI of '78' to '82', and that kept me hoping for a Wheat-Back, and it was well above where a Nickel coin would read.

So I found, or 'learned' more about the site challenges as well as more about the ORX. I also found it to be very comfortable for me and that extended the fatigue-free condition which is to my advantage. I also used the arm-band for the XP controller for the first time in a prolonged hunt and found that it was also comfortable, very handy, and eliminated the accidental nudging that knocks the control unit off the rod.

So we both had a good but short hunt for just a bit over an hour, and we both 'found' more than we started out with ... in finds and knowledge. Just wait until we finish a day's adventure and Monte has more keepers for "show-and-tell" than Gregg.winking smiley Why, that might even happen tomorrow, Wednesday, when we plan to revisit 'Rippville' Oregon. I'll have my four assigned Relic Hunting units along, the CoRe, Relic, ORX and Bandido Ii µMAX, and if all goes well it might be my turn to pluck the better keeper.


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Monte & I went out for a bit..... Attachments

OregonGregg 125 February 22, 2020 06:57PM

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UtahRich 51 February 23, 2020 01:46PM

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Utah1971 46 February 23, 2020 12:48PM

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Kickindirt 57 February 22, 2020 09:22PM

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OregonGregg 63 February 23, 2020 06:51AM

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Kickindirt 46 February 23, 2020 11:05AM

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zincoln 55 February 22, 2020 07:32PM

If it wasn't for the cold night and chilly breeze, it was ..

Monte 56 February 22, 2020 08:24PM

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OregonGregg 52 February 23, 2020 07:03AM

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zincoln 55 February 23, 2020 08:00AM

Re: Yo Zinc

Kickindirt 50 February 23, 2020 11:08AM

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zincoln 47 February 23, 2020 06:59PM

Darrnit it all

OregonGregg 52 February 23, 2020 08:24AM

I'm behind........

OregonGregg 46 February 23, 2020 11:33AM

Re: I'm behind........

zincoln 47 February 23, 2020 07:04PM

Yea!!! A 'real' silver coin-count. winking smileysmileys with diet Dr. Pepper float N/T

Monte 43 February 23, 2020 07:28PM

Real coin-count. winking smileysmileys with diet Dr. Pepper float

UtahRich 54 February 23, 2020 09:00PM

Dear UtahRich........ Attachments

OregonGregg 82 February 24, 2020 02:03PM

Gregg found and Monte found.

Monte 57 February 25, 2020 03:48AM

Re: Dear UtahRich........

zincoln 47 February 24, 2020 10:07PM

Possible Silver ?

UtahRich 47 February 25, 2020 09:19AM


UtahRich 46 February 24, 2020 09:52PM

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D&P-OR 57 February 24, 2020 06:42PM

Del, I needed the 'Fix My E-mail Juice.'

Monte 47 February 24, 2020 07:29PM

Re: Dear UtahRich........No Getting off the Xp sauce

Kickindirt 50 February 24, 2020 04:19PM

Yes, 'REAL' copper 1¢ coins are nice to find these days.

Monte 62 February 24, 2020 03:12AM

Re: Real coin-count. winking smileysmileys with diet Dr. Pepper float

glabelle 43 February 23, 2020 09:10PM

Re: I'm behind........

glabelle 48 February 23, 2020 12:00PM

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zincoln 49 February 23, 2020 07:06PM

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