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July 19, 2019 06:45AM avatar
Congratulations, again, on finding gold jewelry. I'm not sure what part of the greater Portland metro/regional area you're finding it, but I know that is one of the few things I miss about living over on that side of the state. I used to recover a lot of gold and silver jewelry, not to mention a good number of "flash money" that almost makes me want to visit for a while.

You stated: "... the signature double chirp when it goes over a ring with the concentric coil." and that isn't anything special. It is often caused by a target being shallower and too close to the search coil, or simply the search coil being swept too close to the ground and target, or a ring-shaped target. Also caused by a coin being "on-edge" and swept crosswise. Also usually somewhat shallow.

With most makes and models, and regardless of the type of search coil being used, search coils should be worked about 1" to 2" off-the-ground, varying a little from that based on the circuitry design, coil size, and the sensitivity and/or gain level being used. A big percentage of the good jewelry I used o find around there was from tot-lots and coining in 2nd were sports fields. Places where the jewelry was usually on or close to the surface or perhaps at a depth of only an inch of so from the search coil. Most of the time I used Concentric coils, which can be a little more susceptible to the edged or close proximity effect than a Double-D design coil, and it wasn't uncommon to get that "double chirp" response. Coins that were shallower also rendered a similar response and that is simply due to the effect on the EMF.

Anyway, way-to-go! You're single handedly thinning out a lot of good stuff in that more populated side of the state, and also adding to all the activity on the White's Forum. Glad to see you fire up an old favorite that got you started in this great sport. I used to use an M-6 w/6½" coil after they first came out as my daily Coin Hunting model.

Continued success, but go easy on a few places so I'll have something to find on my next trip over that direction.


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