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Finally another silver coin

3 Mar

I went to McAdam’s park this morning. I knew if I was going to find silver anywhere, it would be here.

I tried various programs on the V3i and I tried various settings on each program. After about an hour I was feeling frustrated. My father always said that whenever I found myself in trouble in life, to always return to the basics.

So I restored the programs I had modified to factory settings and began anew. One of the things that got restored was the Mixed Mode on the Deep Silver program. This time around, the combination of All Metal sound and Discrimination sound made sense. So using the Deep Silver program I got a signal that had iron and trash all around it but the high tone and the VDI were consistent at every swing. Once I was able to hone in on the signal –this is why the All Metal portion is necessary, I pinpointed and the depth indicated was seven inches.

I dug a hole to the suggested depth but there was no target there. I dug some more and still nothing. I re-scanned the hole and there was no signal other than the iron. So I covered the hole and began to move on when the detector gave me a crisp dime signal on the surface! Turns out the dime had gotten stuck on the digger and when I picked up the digger, the 1940D Merc fell onto the ground.

1940D Mercury dime

Silver #6 for 2012

By the time I was ready to go home, I was feeling very comfortable with the Deep Silver program. I think I am going to like it.

Thank you for looking!

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One Response to “Finally another silver coin”

  1. Dave March 4, 2012 at 12:09 am #

    Getting back to basics is sound advise and something that I find myself needing to do more than I really want to admit. Congratulations on your finds (silver and program) today!

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