In search of depth

20 Sep

I hear rummors…whisperings… they say they can detect a coin at 13 inches with the AT Pro.
They never tell you what coin though. They never tell you the details.

Now I don’t doubt the capabilities of the AT Pro but I have not dug up a coin deeper than 7 inches. Maybe I just haven’t swung the coil over a deep coin yet.

So I continue to search for a deep detector. The deep detector of the week is the Teknetics T2 SE. If their claims are to be believed, the  T2 can detect a coin at 15 inches. Of course, they don’t tell you what coin; they don’t tell you the details…

Thank you for looking.


3 Responses to “In search of depth”

  1. treasurebone September 20, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

    Tesoro Tejon Nickle at 11″

  2. detecting saxapahaw September 20, 2011 at 11:46 pm #

    Don’t believe the hype. SO much is dependent on the conditions, and like you say, these are rarely given. All those stories of “Oh, I dug a half dime at two feet, harharhar” just throw it all out the window.

    Thick red clay? Dark organic earth? Sand? Too wet? Too dry? EMF present? All going to give you a different result. And honestly, I don’t think a lot of people “lie” about depth, but often over-guess-timate. The best bet is to go hunting with other people with different detectors and compare signals. If you get a signal you think is a good deep one, ask to hear it on theirs. And vice versa if they get a signal, and let you run your machine over it. Then dig it up. Comparing on the exact same signal is really the only completely accurate way to compare detectors.

    Ignore what you hear on the net, and even those “fish tales” at your local club meeting. Go with what you can see for your own eyes, and see how many detectors you can try and compare in your area. I doubt you’ll ever witness something that equals these stories on the web.

    my 2 cents anyways!

    • yaquigrande September 22, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

      Excellent analysis of the situation in a short comment!


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