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#51

PhaseTech
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27 September 2016 02:46 pm

Just curious, if you have pulled some deep coins or tokens in an area, do you go over again in All-metal? On large items such as 50c coin, penny's etc. I think the Al-metal mode has a good 2 inches depth increase over the disc modes, but I guess it'll depend where you can run the Sensitivity on both modes.


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#52

ColinD
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27 September 2016 06:12 pm

No... I go over it again with the GPX4500 tongue

The Nokta does a pretty good job though, I was disappointed on what I call the buckle site because I thought the GPX might get me another couple of deeper nice buckles and coins, but the Nokta had left nothing behind that I could find, think I got 1 bullet.

I'm using the all metal mode more and more now. For me where I'm detecting there is only iron to avoid if anything as all the other tones/TDI's could be gold, be it a nugget or a gold Sovereign coin.
All metal seems to actually discriminate more accurately... especially large iron at depth and hotrocks, if there's not too many nails it's the best mode, where I live anyway, others have said different. I can run sensitivity really high here if I want.

The site of these last 2 tokens is a real nail-fest, obviously an old house site though there is no evidence of it above ground and the constant hit tones of the nails can get annoying so I'm going over the nail-zone in DI-2 discrim 27 and then switching to all metal once I feel I'm out of it. I thought about doing a little video to let people see just how crazy a site like this is with iron signals blipping maybe 10 times or more in one swing of the coil, might still do that.

In parks in Ballarat I have only used DI-2, too many ring-pulls and not enough nuggets.


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#53

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27 September 2016 07:48 pm

ColinD wrote:

In parks in Ballarat

That explains it... No wonder why I no longer find anything good when I stop in Ballarat to have a detect in the parks. mad

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#54

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27 September 2016 09:01 pm

ColinD wrote:

No... I go over it again with the GPX4500 tongue

The Nokta does a pretty good job though, I was disappointed on what I call the buckle site because I thought the GPX might get me another couple of deeper nice buckles and coins, but the Nokta had left nothing behind that I could find, think I got 1 bullet.

I'm using the all metal mode more and more now. For me where I'm detecting there is only iron to avoid if anything as all the other tones/TDI's could be gold, be it a nugget or a gold Sovereign coin.
All metal seems to actually discriminate more accurately... especially large iron at depth and hotrocks, if there's not too many nails it's the best mode, where I live anyway, others have said different. I can run sensitivity really high here if I want.

The site of these last 2 tokens is a real nail-fest, obviously an old house site though there is no evidence of it above ground and the constant hit tones of the nails can get annoying so I'm going over the nail-zone in DI-2 discrim 27 and then switching to all metal once I feel I'm out of it. I thought about doing a little video to let people see just how crazy a site like this is with iron signals blipping maybe 10 times or more in one swing of the coil, might still do that.

In parks in Ballarat I have only used DI-2, too many ring-pulls and not enough nuggets.

What settings do you use for the GPX in town?? I have tried around home and can't get it to settle..

Cheers...


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#55

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27 September 2016 10:27 pm

In Ballarat centre I have only used the Nokta... in DI-2 mode with discrim on 27 and Sens on 87, not the 4500. Ballarat city is well hammered I reckon as it's a popular hobby in the area, still stuff to be found though. I live just outside Ballarat on the Woady Yaloak Goldfields

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#56

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28 September 2016 10:02 pm

Slap bang in the middle of the nails the FG pulled out another Token, Chinese coin and an interesting little square I think is an earing, various other bits and pieces.

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#57

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04 October 2016 08:48 am

Just noticed I haven't posted my Cricket buckle find in here yet, along with a gold Sovereign coin this was one of my primary bucket list items as I am a coach and help train the local under 16's. I really hope I can find more of these, some of the designs are fantastic and far better than this one.

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I also found a piece of Freemason regalia, think it will be a long time before I find another one of these 8)

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My Fors Gold has now been posted off for a small loose wire repair, look forward to adding more finds when it returns, my car feels empty without it in the back sad
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#58

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07 October 2016 04:44 pm

Having looked at my loose wire problem Nokta have rectified the problem and I am back in action smile

Good lunchtime hunt, been a while since I had a snake buckle, also found some other snake buckle fittings nearby but no snake parts to accompany them sadly. Nice what is probably a costume jewellery necklace part and some other bits and bobs. Not sure what the box lid is from, had fittings in the back of it, but it kinda fell apart when I removed the dirt.

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#59

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10 October 2016 02:07 pm

Found another Snake Buckle... new site looks promising

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10 October 2016 05:52 pm

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10 October 2016 09:05 pm

Great Buckles, got my first on the weekend wink


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10 October 2016 09:32 pm

Congrats on the buckle Mick, they really are iconic of that past era and a real buzz when you see what you've found. Did you find it with your Fors Relic?

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#63

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11 October 2016 09:29 pm

1476182025_snake_buckle.jpgYes, hit it nice an hard, came up around 82 at around 8" deep. Discrimitated iron and other junk at 55. It didn't pick up the 3 nails in there which was great, only the buckle. It was a very trashy area so I was impressed. Used the 10x5.5 coil

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#64

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11 October 2016 10:02 pm

A beauty!


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#65

ColinD
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17 October 2016 09:51 am

Another hunt produced another Black powder flask for me, this one being in far better condition than the first one I found.

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#66

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17 October 2016 09:54 am

And a mystery object as yet not ID'd

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#67

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17 October 2016 10:02 am

Nice. Looks like something that would be put on a wardrobe door or a dresser, or a big chest.


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17 October 2016 12:49 pm

awesome finds those flasks.


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#69

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19 October 2016 09:28 pm

Today was a good day for buttons amongst other things

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#70

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22 October 2016 11:36 pm

Hi Colin
Just wondering what your using on them to bring them up so nicely?
Cheers mate

#71

ColinD
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23 October 2016 05:44 pm

Water and toothbrush to get the dirt off then Olive oil rubbed in with cotton buds.


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#72

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07 August 2019 04:27 pm

Can't believe this thread has had over 20 thousand views yikes playful
Dusted down the old workhorse and was pleased to see it still sparked up OK cool My pinpointer has bitten the dust though, couldn't get it working sad skull brokenheart
Venue was Vic Park Ballarat. Just a pile of old spendable coins but the day was made by finding this cool little truck cool perfect
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#73

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23 August 2019 05:10 pm

Great work Colin,these Nokta,s sure can find the small gold attested by you.My Impact found a 0.1 gram of steel 3-4 inches deep in low mineralised ground on a hill near Durham Lead which was nearly black in color and presumably a chip of steel off a pick or crowbar.


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#74

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24 August 2019 11:50 am

Thanks Rob, the Impact sure looks like a great machine, and I'm sure they will match the earlier machines fir longevity too. Those little steel slithers sure are annoying.


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#75

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26 August 2019 04:34 pm

Colin, the soil South of Ballarat I've found to be low mineralised in old diggings, so you may have better depth.Have you tried your Fors in the middle and northern GT? The Impact can find small targets too in GEN mode,I found a 0.1 gram chip of steel presumably from a hand pick or crow bar and was 3-4 inches deep in low mineralised soil at Durham Lead..Two bits of stone coated in a black metal found near Maryborough which seems impervious to corrosion.The bigger piece had two tiny pyrites stuck to the metal.


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