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Banz
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Joined: 18 January 2019
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05 November 2019 11:40 am

I was responding to comments in my "Banz Detector Finds" thread and it led me to a thought: is it worth going back over familiar ground with different settings on the detector? For most of the yard I have had discrimination set to about 11 o'clock and sensitivity all the way round to the left i.e. as far anti-clockwise as possible.

If so, would the recommendation be to go with no discrimination and dig everything or try to discriminate more specifically?

I have an el cheapo Kogan detector (https://assets.kogan.com/files/usermanu … MTDETA.pdf) which I have used to mind-boggling success in my back yard. I wasn't expecting much but I have pulled dozens of coins out including 2 silver pre-decimals, some copper pre-decimals, plenty of 1c and 2c coins and some spendables.

Banz's Detecor Finds
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … p?id=29573

#2

Goldpick
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From: Mount Gambier
Joined: 07 November 2013
Posts: 8,325
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05 November 2019 07:01 pm

If you feel that good targets are becoming thin on the ground, then yes I would try some different settings to try and sniff out a few more targets. Running no discrimination (ie. All-metal) should help on the deeper targets, though of course that will mean digging everything with the absence of a target ID readout on your detector. big_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
Current - XP Deus, Makro Racer 2, Fisher F75, Tesoro Tejon, Teknetics G2, Whites SPP, Garrett Infinium, XP MI-6, Whites Bullseye TRX, Deteknix X-pointer, Garrett AT Pointer

#3

just starting
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Joined: 28 December 2018
Posts: 444
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05 November 2019 07:34 pm

Banz wrote:

I was responding to comments in my "Banz Detector Finds" thread and it led me to a thought: is it worth going back over familiar ground with different settings on the detector? For most of the yard I have had discrimination set to about 11 o'clock and sensitivity all the way round to the left i.e. as far anti-clockwise as possible.

If so, would the recommendation be to go with no discrimination and dig everything or try to discriminate more specifically?

I have an el cheapo Kogan detector (https://assets.kogan.com/files/usermanu … MTDETA.pdf) which I have used to mind-boggling success in my back yard. I wasn't expecting much but I have pulled dozens of coins out including 2 silver pre-decimals, some copper pre-decimals, plenty of 1c and 2c coins and some spendables.

Banz's Detecor Finds
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … p?id=29573

Do a test with your old settings and see how deep you can hear a target and how strong the signal is ,then do the same with the new settings. I reckon if you are getting at least 2 " deeper ,then it is worth going back over it. I never use discriminate on any of my detectors. Dig everything .

Good luck . I hope you DO get a second go at ground you have already covered.

Foz


If it wasn`t for bad luck , i would have no luck at all.

#4

AngerManagement
Repairs + X-pointers
From: 4030, QLD
Joined: 31 August 2014
Posts: 1,062
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05 November 2019 10:23 pm

Most times it is not diferent settings : it is just that the coil is being swung over new ground and or from a different direction.

Does not matter how many times people get told Low and Slow; we all tend to rush and move quick and thus lots of targets are missed.


Best find - The Wife # Equipment - X-Pointer x 4, Nokta Fors Gold Plus, Excalibur II, CTX3030 and a Minore III with custom wood - and lots of other stuff

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