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#51

DetectingSA
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10 January 2018 09:24 pm

I got out for an hour after work today for hunt #9, I went to the same park as my last hunt.

Everything, 3 coppers and a 5c, plastic dinosaur and 2 dollar big_smile

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This I found which I'm pretty happy with, After some googling I'm thinking it's a padre poi. Doesn't have any value I don't think it's silver or gold but it's a keeper:

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Last hunt before Friday when forum member manpa and I go hit an old park, we'll see what two newbies can come up with
big_smile

Cheers


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#52

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10 January 2018 10:45 pm

Well done DT-SA.

I was thinking that little one at the bottom looked like Abe Lincoln, but probably not.

The $2 coin looks strange - almost a plastic, fakey? Seems to have a real raised edge on it?

How did you detect a plastic dinosaur? big_smile big_smile

#53

DetectingSA
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10 January 2018 10:48 pm

I'll give them a scrub and have a gander!

The $2 is plastic big_smile I found them both on the surface, some poor tacka must have left them behind


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#54

DetectingSA
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10 January 2018 11:03 pm

The coins were 2c, 2c, 1c and 5c no honest Abe's tongue


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#55

Paulmarr
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11 January 2018 03:14 pm

DetectingSA wrote:
Paulmarr wrote:

Just to add even the cheaper Go Find 40 or 60 will out perform the ACE on the beach ...

Thanks for the info, I'm not much into beach detecting anyway. I'm after relics and coins. The ace 400 seemed to do ok on the beach though, I discriminated upto 30 and put sensitivity at about half and I had very little false signals and chatter

Are you saying it will just miss targets completely or were you referring to the constant chatter?

Both DSA - my son has a CTX and proceeded to point me to a target - ran the dectector across and nothing - his beeps and he pulls out a shilling.

Also the falsing in wet sand or inches of water negates any chance of finding the goods. Unless the target is 3-4 inches down it has no hope.


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#56

DetectingSA
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11 January 2018 03:42 pm

Paulmarr wrote:
DetectingSA wrote:
Paulmarr wrote:

Just to add even the cheaper Go Find 40 or 60 will out perform the ACE on the beach ...

Thanks for the info, I'm not much into beach detecting anyway. I'm after relics and coins. The ace 400 seemed to do ok on the beach though, I discriminated upto 30 and put sensitivity at about half and I had very little false signals and chatter

Are you saying it will just miss targets completely or were you referring to the constant chatter?

Both DSA - my son has a CTX and proceeded to point me to a target - ran the dectector across and nothing - his beeps and he pulls out a shilling.

Also the falsing in wet sand or inches of water negates any chance of finding the goods. Unless the target is 3-4 inches down it has no hope.

Yeah fair enough good info, I won't be wasting my time at the beach anytime soon then!

I'd love me a Ctx 3030, abit pricey and haven't been able to convince the missus yet big_smile


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#57

Mackka
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11 January 2018 05:09 pm

Well welcome back Paulmarr, how you been doin?
Mackka smile

#58

Paulmarr
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12 January 2018 09:17 am

Mackka wrote:

Well welcome back Paulmarr, how you been doin?
Mackka smile

Hi Mackka

Very well - thanks for asking - hope you are doing well too!


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#59

DetectingSA
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13 January 2018 12:03 am

I got out for hunt #10 today,

I went to a park in an old suburb in adelaide today for a few hours, i got only trash and coins.

Few bucks in spendables and an old penny:

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Penny is from 1917 which is by far my oldest coin so that's nice even if it is pretty worn

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I was hoping to pluck my first silver out of the ground today but it wasn't my day! I'd definitely come back to that spot again, it's got a silver for me I know it tongue


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#60

Heatho
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13 January 2018 08:53 am

Find one old coin and there are usually more, gotta be a silver there for you somewhere. thumbsup


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#61

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13 January 2018 01:18 pm

Well done mate, and like Heatho said, you find one and there will be more. smile thumbsup


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#62

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13 January 2018 04:16 pm

I think you will find that the little coin is Saint Pio or Padre Pio, maybe.
Mackka

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#63

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13 January 2018 04:59 pm

Congrats on your oldest coin to date DSA !
thumbsup party thumbsup


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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#64

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13 January 2018 05:15 pm

All good here as well Paul. say G'day to Bogan for me.
Mackka wink

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#65

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14 January 2018 01:32 am

Mackka wrote:

I think you will find that the little coin is Saint Pio or Padre Pio, maybe.
Mackka

Yes the one with Pio is a medallion from the Catholic church. They put them onto a chain and hang them around their neck. They may even pray to him for a miracle to heal someone they love.

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#66

Manpa
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14 January 2018 11:01 am

DetectingSA wrote:

I got out for hunt #10 today,

I went to a park in an old suburb in adelaide today for a few hours, i got only trash and coins.

Few bucks in spendables and an old penny:

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … g_3361.jpg

Penny is from 1917 which is by far my oldest coin so that's nice even if it is pretty worn

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … g_3362.jpg

I was hoping to pluck my first silver out of the ground today but it wasn't my day! I'd definitely come back to that spot again, it's got a silver for me I know it tongue

Well Done DSA , you obviously stayed and braved the rain!


One of these days Ma!

#67

DetectingSA
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14 January 2018 11:19 am

Manpa wrote:
DetectingSA wrote:

I got out for hunt #10 today,

I went to a park in an old suburb in adelaide today for a few hours, i got only trash and coins.

Few bucks in spendables and an old penny:

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … g_3361.jpg

Penny is from 1917 which is by far my oldest coin so that's nice even if it is pretty worn

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … g_3362.jpg

I was hoping to pluck my first silver out of the ground today but it wasn't my day! I'd definitely come back to that spot again, it's got a silver for me I know it tongue

Well Done DSA , you obviously stayed and braved the rain!

It cleared up mostly, I left that original park though and went down to ththe big reserve down the road. That's were I came up with that coin big_smile


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#68

DetectingSA
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14 January 2018 06:07 pm

God I'm so addicted, I went out for an hour this arvo for hunt #11. big_smile

I didn't come up with much, +$0.40 to the Ctx fund tongue $9 total, $2591 to go lol

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Though with my penny find on my last hunt I was able to tick off my first goal:

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Woo hoo, one down cool


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#69

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20 January 2018 04:12 pm

I had the itch so I had to get out and have a swing today. It was 37 so I wasn't out there for much longer than an hour and a half for hunt # 12

Went to a local park I've been too a few times now, I'm trying to do a grid pattern up and down the field that I've seen more practiced detectorists do, to give myself the best chance of finding whatever bounty the dirts hiding! big_smile

As usual, a whole bunch of trash:
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5c and another 4 coppers to add to my collection, including my 3rd ever penny which for some reason I like finding tongue
Also a tiny name plate which is trash but I thought it was cool

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I don't think the parks close to me are hoarding any silver because it's not that old of an area but you never know!
I'm still trying to find a day where I can get back down to the park I scored the 1917 penny to make it cough up my silver spill tongue

Cheers, and stay cool!


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#70

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20 January 2018 04:39 pm

Good work DSA

Nothing wrong with ACE on the dry sand paid for mine many times over I am not a dirt digger only sand for me

It will struggle on the wet and damp sand though and won’t find the deep stuff but
Not everything is buried deep just turn the sensitivity down until it’s stable you never know your luck

Cheers MR T

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DetectingSA
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20 January 2018 04:43 pm

Mr T wrote:

Good work DSA

Nothing wrong with ACE on the dry sand paid for mine many times over I am not a dirt digger only sand for me

It will struggle on the wet and damp sand though and won’t find the deep stuff but
Not everything is buried deep just turn the sensitivity down until it’s stable you never know your luck

Cheers MR T

I might head down the the beach late Australia Day or early the next morning and try my luck!

Cheers


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#72

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21 January 2018 03:28 pm

Went back to the same park in trying to thoroughly cover for hunt #13

Mostly coins today, didn't stay too long only had a short window to 'tect

Another bunch of coppers:

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And this! I'm so happy I can't believe it! If you guys saw me you'd have cracked up laughing. There was lots of fist pumping and shouts of yes! Oh my god! Wooooo big_smile

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My first bloody silver! I am sooooo stoked right now! Gave her a bath with some warm water:

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Any ideas how to get the remaining crud off? Woooooooooooooo I am over the moon


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#73

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21 January 2018 04:15 pm

Great work DSA. Liking the shilling a lot thumbsup


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#74

DetectingSA
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21 January 2018 04:26 pm

LORD wrote:

Great work DSA. Liking the shilling a lot thumbsup

Thanks mate, I know it's only a 50%er but I am absolutely buzzing


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#75

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21 January 2018 04:33 pm

its awesome getting ya 1st silver hey!, well done mate.

if you have any citric acid in the pantry put a teaspoon full in 200ml water and soak for 5 mins thumbsup

that coin should clean up nice.

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