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Guessologist
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15 May 2018 12:04 pm

Hi all, here's the best stuff from half an afternoon around our old 1900's farmhouse with a Go Find 40; 1895, 1926 and 1933 pennies, a silver pocket watch case that I rammed my mattock through, and a lead plug that I found in very old, hard dirt. It looks like it has an aluminium outer, and has a few turns of a thread around it.

I'm at a loss for what the plug might have been used for, I'm sure it's something really obvious. Any ideas? The father in law reckons it could be a Welch plug.

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Also, this could just be my lack of technique showing, but pennies seem to be over-represented in my finds, I'm sure that other denominations were lost equally as often. Is it just that they are larger than other coins and more easily detected, or are there really just more of them in the ground?

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ctxkid
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15 May 2018 12:08 pm

get yourself a pinpointer , saves dings, cool finds , go the gofind


Such is life

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Ship of fools
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From: Mackay, QLD
Joined: 04 March 2018
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15 May 2018 10:59 pm

Shame about the watch, still very cool finds.
Matt T


Skipper of the Dauntless “Thirsty”

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Goldpick
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From: Mount Gambier
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16 May 2018 12:16 am

Cool fob watch despite the hole, still rare to find one intact. Don't think your technique is in question, just a fact of life that some older sites do not carry that many silver coins, mainly copper coins.

Also the first series of Go-finds are also not the deepest detectors in the world, something that has been addressed on the more recently released Go-Find range (I have the GF60). Small silver coins can be hard to find at the best of times, so I wouldn't expect them to necessarily be as obvious targets as the larger copper ones.

Masking can also be an issue if you have a fair bit of buried junk around the house site. I would work the site progressively, weeding out all the more obvious non-ferrous targets at first, then move onto the lesser obvious ones. Some of these targets may only give a one way response if a little out of range of the Go-Find, worthwhile digging them in case they are deeper coins.

Still, I'd be happy with your result thus far, I have done a lot worse on some house sites. smile


Prospecting gear: Used - Whites GM3, GM2, GMT, ML XT17000, ML X-Terra 305, Garrett Gold Stinger, Tesoro Vaquero, Nokta RS pinpointer, Minelab Explorer SE Pro/Etrac, Ace 250
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Guessologist
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16 May 2018 11:32 am

Goldpick wrote:

Masking can also be an issue if you have a fair bit of buried junk around the house site. I would work the site progressively, weeding out all the more obvious non-ferrous targets at first, then move onto the lesser obvious ones. Some of these targets may only give a one way response if a little out of range of the Go-Find, worthwhile digging them in case they are deeper coins.

I think I'm at this point with the back yard, I've taken out most of the major non-ferrous targets that the Go Find will give a decent pin-point on but there are still many more targets that aren't as solid, and I think there are a few that are being masked that I haven't bothered digging yet. Not to mention the other 75% of the ground that's covered in thick lawn that I'll have to develop my plugging technique for, I'll work over the easy ground properly first.

It would be nice to get a little deeper but my other detector is a White's GMT which of course is a pest to use for this purpose vs the Minelab.

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Goldpick
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From: Mount Gambier
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16 May 2018 09:44 pm

The pinpoint method is what I used to do with the Ace 250 when targets started to get a little deep for the normal search mode. It was really good for picking out coin sized objects at depth, and used to pick out smaller silvers quite well. That was in pretty clean ground, so not sure how easy it will be for locating coins in your particular circumstance.

The GMT probably wouldn't be ideal, though on the upside it does have the iron grunt and probability meter, plus the smaller elliptical coil might help unmask some finds.


Prospecting gear: Used - Whites GM3, GM2, GMT, ML XT17000, ML X-Terra 305, Garrett Gold Stinger, Tesoro Vaquero, Nokta RS pinpointer, Minelab Explorer SE Pro/Etrac, Ace 250
Current - XP Deus, Makro Racer 2, Fisher F75, Tesoro Tejon, Teknetics G2, Whites SPP, Garrett Infinium, Minelab Go-Find 60, XP MI-6, Minelab Profind, Whites Bullseye TRX, Deteknix X-pointer, Garrett AT Pointer


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