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  1. Your questions are never bothersome or useless. It is our pleasure to help. It's a maybe with the larger coil. If it is inert soil - you will see a depth gain. Like Scott mentioned - air tests will show better results than in ground tests will with a larger coil. Often times a larger coil will have the opposite effect in bad dirt - and give you less depth due to mineral feedback. Like high beams in fog. A smaller coil can often reach deeper than a larger coil in gold claim type dirt - with a VLF anyways. He makes a good point that adding a larger coil to a F44 brings you close to F75 money - and that is far superior to the F44. Something to think about. IMO - every detectorist should have a single freq in their arsenal.
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  2. Yep Rich, I agree with both Scott and John. From what I've seen and heard your soil types aren't really suited to the bigger coil types, especially in gold and other precious mineral bearing areas. As I said, the soil type that I hunt in in my particular location is good for my big coil but if I tried using it in Cornwall, where I hail from, it's use as far as extra depth would be negated. Cornwall is extremely rich in precious metals ( not gold I hasten to add ), so the soil types are heavily mineralised there for the larger part. Copper coinage from as late as the 20th century are can often come up 'pickled' from soil conditions there, whereas in the areas that I hunt up in England the copper coins from the early 18th century, although well 'weathered' ( smoothed), tend to be in a good state of repair. Even Roman coppers and bronzes are really good in my area, all things considered. In retrospect I wish that I'd been more specific previously whilst lauding the advantages of my Cors Cannon...I failed to consider differing soil types...Dumb-ass me. Apologies fellas.
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