…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!