Call me crazy…

8 Aug

…but I am beginning to get a real appreciation for iron signals! As I said before, I finally was able to configure my Deus metal detector in a way I really like. One of the things I’ve done with Maurice, is to open the iron all the way; I have no iron discrimination. I did however, set the iron audio to 1, the lowest before you turn it off completely. This makes the iron signals come in as a well defined buzz. This buzz is soft and dim and it doesn’t interfere with the other tones.

So when I hunt an iron infested site, I get a rather pleasant series of buzzes. This has really improved my hunting. Also, I dig a lot of iron signals and yes, many are rusted nails but also, many are interesting pieces of iron. I have a large selection of rusted pocket knives and I am quickly amassing the largest collection of bottle openers this side of the Mississippi.  What I don’t dig very often is iron foil. You know what I mean, those nasty flat pieces of old coffee cans and such.

It bears repeating that many, if not all, non-iron objects, will sound like iron once they have reached a deep enough level.

I will also repeat a piece of advice I give all coin-shooters: Coin-shoot like a relic hunter. You won’t regret it!

Thank you for looking!


5 Responses to “Call me crazy…”

  1. wintersen August 8, 2013 at 3:43 pm #


    I don’t know your name Mr Coin Digger … perhaps it is something you could add to your ABOUT bit, but I i joined you a while ago … at least I thought so! Have you got an RSS feed?

    Just came across your site again and would like to say that it’s looking good with interesting and regular posts. Keep up the good work.

    I was particularly interested in the Dr Scholl Foot Eazer that you talked about earlier because I did a blog post in 2011 on the same subject. Could I possibly add your find to my blog … and link back to you, of course! Please advise.

    I don’t seem to have you on my blogroll either and I shall remedy that at once.

    Here’s the link:

    Best wishes / John

    • wintersen August 8, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

      Forget the question re RSS feed – I now follow you!

    • pulltabMiner August 9, 2013 at 8:32 am #

      Thank you John! I have been a regular reader of your blog for a while now. I will add more personal stuff to my About section as you suggest. You are very welcome to use any part of my blog.

      David Borboa (aka pulltabMIner)

  2. lawdog1 August 8, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    You’re crazy! ……..and, those buzzing sounds you speak of are flies!

    • pulltabMiner August 9, 2013 at 8:28 am #

      lawdog, I think I saw a mosquito swoop down and snatch a fly in mid-air the other day at the park!

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