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April 09, 2020 05:01PM avatar
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UtahRich
Is my 800 finding the "stuff" left behind by 40-50 years of previous detectors and those using them? So far, Yes.

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Monte
That would be an easy 'YES', I'm sure, because all of us have left stuff behind in years gone by. We didn't sweep directly over a target, or we were using too much Discrimination, or we didn't get a good enough signal to recover the target, didn't overlap and other reasons why we didn't find something. You could hunt a site using everything you have and then go in a couple of days later with the EQ-800 and quite probably. But you could re-hunt with the same detector you first used and find something. Stuff gets missed.

In my mind there are a few different types of missed;

1. Poor coverage by previous hunters. This would be the never got a coil over it type of miss. (easy target)

2. I didn't think to look there type of coverage. This would be like OregonGregg's large cent he turned up at a previous WTHO - There was a clump of waist high grass in the middle of an open area that was about 3' in diameter. you couldn't get a coil over the area due to the dense, tall grass. Gregg turned his coil on it's side and scanned around the perimeter of the clump and got what he thought was a good signal and had me come over and check it out. Yes, it was a good signal and turned out to be a very cool Large Cent. (seasoned detectorist)

3. Previous detectors went over it but weren't able to see it due to their technology OR were not able to detect a target due to the proximity of other metallic items both ferrous / non-ferrous or both. The newer / faster / better unmasking detectors were able to easily find this previously hidden / masked target. (better detector)

4. A target is co-located with iron junk that prevented previous detectorists from finding it. Yet when you went over it, there were clues a good target may be co-located, so you pursued. (hard target / seasoned detectorist) While hunting with Gregg and Zincoln up in Lonesome Arch, As a prank, they were attempting to hide a Indian Head Penny in a plastic display case in an area I was searching. The had written on the case in bright yellow marker; COINS DON'T SINK ! They successfully hid the case and I actually swung my coil over it and kept going. Stunned that I could be such a poor detectorists, they both swung their coils over the target and got . . . nothing. They had buried the prank IHC right on top of some big junk. It was eye opening for everybody.

5. Masking items were removed making targets accessible to a coil. Cleaning surface metallic trash away to open up an area. (seasoned detectorist)

6. Targets were at the limits or fringe of detecting capability. Difficult target was found due to knowledge and skill with one's detector. (hard target / seasoned detectorist)


Monte, there may be a few more "missed" scenarios that you can add here.

I think that as 'we' become better detectorists, we will find more of the difficult targets that were missed for other reasons than just poor coverage. thumbs up




Rich

Just One More Good Target Before I Go . . . .


800 - Deus



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 04/09/2020 05:06PM by UtahRich.
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Nice handful of relics picking through the iron with the Equinox

diggindeep 253 April 05, 2020 01:44PM

Re: Nice handful of relics picking through the iron with the Equinox

Goondock 131 April 07, 2020 10:23PM

More finds with a new mode. . . . . thumbs up

UtahRich 167 April 06, 2020 06:24PM

Re: More finds with a new mode. . . . . thumbs up Attachments

Remfire 171 April 07, 2020 11:01AM

More finds with a new frequency. Other settings might differ.

Monte 138 April 08, 2020 02:56AM

Re: More finds with a new mode. . . . . thumbs up

Goondock 133 April 07, 2020 10:26PM

Re: More finds with a new mode. . . . . thumbs up

silverhound2 136 April 07, 2020 09:36PM

Beauty is only "skin deep", esspecially with some coins and tokens.

Monte 137 April 08, 2020 03:11AM

Re: More finds with a new mode. . . . . thumbs up

OregonGregg 137 April 07, 2020 09:57AM

Frequencies -- Multi Vs Single. thinking ... and What Frequency?confused smiley

Monte 156 April 07, 2020 09:49AM

Multi Vs Single. thinking ... and What Frequency? thinking

UtahRich 133 April 07, 2020 07:34PM

Well, here are some Questions .. Thoughts .. Opinions and a little ????

Monte 133 April 08, 2020 09:56AM

Opinions, BS, Snake Oil and a little . . "Thanks, but, No Thanks" thumbs up

UtahRich 139 April 08, 2020 10:43PM

Back to you, Rich.

Monte 140 April 09, 2020 05:30AM

- Beyond Missed

UtahRich 140 April 09, 2020 05:01PM

Rich you covered them well, except these two:

Monte 122 April 10, 2020 05:27PM

Re: Nice handful of relics picking through the iron with the Equinox

OregonGregg 137 April 06, 2020 10:20AM

Re: Nice handful of relics picking through the iron with the Equinox

NWCindy 137 April 05, 2020 05:09PM

Great finds, Andrew.thumbs up Was that one of your old military sites?

Monte 154 April 05, 2020 02:06PM

Re: Great finds, Andrew.thumbs up Was that one of your old military sites?

diggindeep 146 April 05, 2020 06:17PM

Re: Great finds, Andrew.thumbs up Was that one of your old military sites?

jmaryt 144 April 05, 2020 02:47PM



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