I’m impressed !

Diggin Dude

Dig we must !
New York

Joined Aug 28 2020

Posted on September 6, 2020 @ 9:13 PM

Went on a two hour plus hunt at a pounded spot I’ve been going to for years along a river. No tremendous waves or currents at the beach I was hunting and I concentrated in like a 25yard area. It was low tide and ground balanced my machine to the wet sand of the brackish water conditions. So although these may not be spectacular finds what is spectacular is the depth and the amount of iron bits that were found in the holes with these coins. 10 wheat pennies, 9 Memorial pennies, 2 clad dimes, 2 nickels, and 2 silver dimes a 1954 Rosie and 1944 Mercury dime.     This machine is impressing me.  I know I need more time on this machine but so far I’m starting to click with it.  It was funny I would dig up a couple if rusted nails, I figured the machine falsed on the nails, I then would swing the coil over the hole and there was still a higher ping, I dug a little deeper and then pinpoint another target. Out comes a coin. Most were were 6” to 8”+.    You can see by their condition they were in the ground a long time and never found by me with my other machines.    Anyway I’d thought I’d share.   Can’t wait for more hunts! 

Non silver

Diggin Dude

Dig we must !
New York

Joined Aug 28 2020

Posted on September 6, 2020 @ 9:14 PM

Silver

Aaron

TOP MOD
Michigan

Joined May 20 2020

Posted on September 7, 2020 @ 12:14 AM

Thanks for the report Dude! The Tarsacci will definitely surprise you especially when you introduce mineralization!
Not sure if anyone else is working in brackish water w a Tarsacci, however I know the guys down in Florida are hunting in 9khz all metal. All metal tends to work good for the areas where targets are few. 

Diggin Dude

Dig we must !
New York

Joined Aug 28 2020

In reply to by Aaron
Posted on September 7, 2020 @ 3:05 AM

I was using mix mode   12K HZ., Black sand on, salt 33 to rid out some of the hot red brick fragments, threshold -1, disc -30, sense 6 

i will continue to experiment with different frequencies and other settings, keep in mind I’m not testing on “virgin sites”, no... I’m testing this machine on “pounded out” sites.    

Thanks Aaron

Dewcon4414

Florida

Joined May 27 2020

Posted on September 7, 2020 @ 5:21 AM

Yes we are using 9 and even 6.5 when hunting together here in Fl for the salt water.   Run quieter than an Xcal in AM mode..... and just like the Xcal in PP you can take advantage of the extra power.  Any falsing you might get in disc from running this hot turns into quick POPS..... like over flakes of iron.  So they are very distinctive from a target.   Also on deep trash targets running HOT tends to up-scale them into the quarter range.  So on some days i dont even bother with high tones.  Ive done a lot of "CLEAN THE BEACH" days digging everything and have yet to find a piece of deep gold up-scale into the coin range.  The machine really does a very good job of telling you it a piece of iron... even at depths... once you learn it.   Not much modulation in AM so even a weak target sounds off very good.  Pretty simple to tell small from larger targets in AM as well for me compared to the disc pings and pongs.   Mixed mode does do a pretty good job of giving you some of the iron and other tones.  I do loose some screen stability..... but for me if i get a mix of iron and non-ferr i dig it.  I can normally tell thou by how much iron is bleeding thru what the target is.  This machine is a great relic machine......they handle bad dirt very well and are deep.......so on the beach being able to use a relic machine IN THE WATER is a huge advantage.  Congrats on those coins.

Diggin Dude

Dig we must !
New York

Joined Aug 28 2020

In reply to by Dewcon4414
Posted on September 7, 2020 @ 4:55 PM

Dewcon thanks for your reply!   I’ll experiment with the information. I have to admit I have not done anything with AM other than ground balance.  I seem to prefer a mixed mode right now and not comfortable with disc I feel like I am going to easily miss something on Disc but maybe that’s just my experience with this machine.

Regarding AM, does it make distinct tones coins versus low conductor like gold? I’ll try to do some air tests tonight.      I definitely see the difference with mixed mode sizing up targets. A lot easier than other machines.

Dewcon4414

Florida

Joined May 27 2020

Posted on September 8, 2020 @ 6:52 AM

Nope.... you are working with one tone... but you do have a TID, and if you cant see the screen it does require you to dig it all or switch over to disc.  It wont miss much thou ... a target is very distinct.  Also, heres where me and Tom would like to see more tones on this machine...... in your case high conductors, iron wrap around, and deep trash like bottle caps/pull tabs can give that high tone.   Something i hope they change but nothing i have to have since im looking for gold and will some days just ignore high tones and iron.   I believe more tones would be nice for dirt hunting thou.  Im not really concerned with a stable TID screen im working more off tones and can tell in most cases a bit  of false iron over IRON.

Diggin Dude

Dig we must !
New York

Joined Aug 28 2020

In reply to by Dewcon4414
Posted on September 8, 2020 @ 8:50 AM

I do agree more tones would be nice,  I would like a choice between current mixed tones,  disc the way it is, And an All metal that is like a full tones.     Even a disc full tones choice would be nice.    For me that would cover it all. I’m not big stickler on VDI. Just need a ball park reading.

Keith Southern

MOD

Joined May 27 2020

Posted on September 13, 2020 @ 6:24 PM

Great results!!

 

Keith

Dewcon4414

Florida

Joined May 27 2020

Posted on September 15, 2020 @ 4:55 AM

I agree with the full tone in disc and mixed.   But as a beach hunting, especially in the water you just cant beat AM which is just like an Xcal in PP mode.  Its louder, less falsing, more sensitivity and sizes the target really well.  Im not a TID person either, but if the TID digit is off likely the tone can be as well you have to make a metal decision and often that gets you looking at the screen.  In my case a HOT screen can be a little jumpy...... which isnt nearly a big deal as it might be dirt hunting.