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indi
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13 March 2019 05:19 pm

Went out detecting today didn't find much, but I'm guessing if I am getting scrap then I'm not missing coins would that be right and found my first coin in 10 years a 5 cent pictures to follow

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roy cobb
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13 March 2019 07:53 pm

If you are hitting targets you are going the right way indi and 5 cent is still better than 1 cent coin just keep swinging as that's the only way you will find any thing and what did you use ten years ago.
Roy


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indi
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13 March 2019 09:26 pm

todays finds lots of scrap aluminium do i turn up the discrimination up or would i miss coins

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13 March 2019 10:24 pm

Indi... dig everything at first (unless your in a park or a really trashy area.)
Try to guess what it might be before you dig though, that will help you think more about everything. perfect


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

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7.62marksman
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13 March 2019 10:35 pm

silver wrote:

Indi... dig everything at first (unless your in a park or a really trashy area.)
Try to guess what it might be before you dig though, that will help you think more about everything. perfect

thats what i do and it works soooooo well
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never missed one yet lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol


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13 March 2019 10:39 pm

rofl lol lol lol


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Goldpick
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14 March 2019 08:40 pm

If you get sick of digging junk, try passing a few coins under the coil to see how high the discrimination can be run before rejecting those coins. Usually I would discriminate out 5c and 10c coins if in a real junky area, and let the detector accept coins from 20c and upwards. Everyone has a different preference on how they run their detectors, just thought this might help out if getting frustrated.

Later on you can run lower discrimination if wanting to accept more lower conductivity targets to include things like gold jewellery.


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indi
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14 March 2019 10:43 pm

more interested in the pre decimal coins so would a half penny cancel out before a 5cent would

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Goldpick
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14 March 2019 11:55 pm

No, the 5c will cancel out well before a half penny does. Also depends on how a coin sits in the ground, a half penny may come in a bit lower if sitting on edge vs flat in the ground.

If you can cancel out up to a 10c piece you should be fine for all predecimals and 20c upwards. Typical junk targets that you still may get include screw caps, alloy bottle caps, some ring pulls and general canslaw/whole drink cans.

Since your detector runs 5kHz, it should do well on the deeper high conductors (ie. silver/copper coins).


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