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Deep War Nickel

25 Jan

At lunch time, I took Maurice, my Deus metal detector, to my deep silver park. I am convinced that most of the 100 coins I’ve decided to find this year will come from this park.

If you have read my blog for a while, you already know about the deep silver park. For some reason, the soil at this park is severely unstable and things sink very deep very fast. Also, recently, I discovered that Maurice reads some of these deep coins but barely makes a peep when it does. To make matters worse, when Maurice finds a deep coin –7 to 9 inches deep, it gives a VDI of 98, which normally indicates iron wrap-around. By the way, the reason why it’s called iron wrap-around is because the VDI scale is actually a wheel. This wheel starts at 00 which is iron and moves up from there to 99. As you know, high conductive targets such as silver and copper, read from the high 80’s (mid-80’s sometimes) to the mid 90’s. The iron wrap around thing happens when the detector detects rusty iron and it assigns a VDI of 98-99 which, in the wheel, is right next to 00. Get it? Well, enough theory for now.

So, Maurice tells me with a faint and sometimes fuzzy high tone that there is something down deep. Then it assigns a VDI of 98 to the thing. Sometimes there is no VDI.  As long as the signal is repeatable I dig it. Until today, I had not dug a coin with this signal but today I dug nine and a tax token (one wheat didn’t make it in the picture). I also dug up some rusty iron items and, as always, trash.

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All objects dug were in the seven to nine inch depth range, with the pocket knife being the most shallow at seven inches. I know there will be people who doubt my depth claims but so be it. I am the only one interested in the depth of my coins as it allows me to gauge the capabilities of my machine in my Kansas soil. XP is working on an 11 inch coil and when I can buy it, I will own this park. Right now, the Deus comes with a 9 inch coil.

Meanwhile, I am as giddy as a, well, let’s not be sexist here. Let’s just say I am super stoked. The only thing that will drive me to drink is the wheat to silver ratio at this park. I know the silver is down there; deep. I just need to figure out how to get to it.

Thank you for looking!

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3 Responses to “Deep War Nickel”

  1. David (Youngpatriot on Friendly) January 25, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    You’re just plain tearing it up on the silver! I’d be interested in a small experiment…sometime when you’re out, I’d like to bring my Deus out and sweep over a few varied targets and compare it to your Deus. I’ve always wondered how consistent one MD is in respect to another of the same model, especially with something high end. Doesn’t need to be a private favorite spot; anywhere would do. Happy hunting!

    • yaquigrande January 25, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

      Sure! anytime. Any coin shallower than 7 inches will sound pretty good and obvious. It’s the coins deeper than 7 inches and next to trash/iron that present a challenge. The park I went to today is a good training ground for deep signals.

      • davidsprings January 25, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

        I’ll have to name mine, now!

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