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  1. Reset my password and now I have something to look at this winter. Good to be back. Gus Ruhnke
    3 points
  2. I have four different coils for my main machine .. the stock 11", a 9.5" sharpshooter, a 5" round, and a 13" ultimate .. the 13 inch hasn't proven better depth to me in the places I hunt compared to the others .. it air tests way off the charts and indeed gives a few inches over the other coils, but sadly we don't hunt for things in the air and in real world hunting, the advantage the 13" has is that it covers more ground per swing, not that it goes deeper .. the deepest targets I've dug were when using the 11" stock coil .. the deepest treasure I've dug was when using the 5" round coil .. I have yet to hunt a place where I could use the air test depth of the 13" to any advantage. IMO...you'd be better off buying an F75 or T2, leaving it stock and fully learning it, before buying a F44 or LRP to customize (around the same money)....I wouldn't base my decision to buy a machine on how it could be customized, but rather on how it stands alone....you are not going to make a F44 into a F75 by adding a coil.
    3 points
  3. So probably a dumb question , but what advantage do certain modes have over others? I know that relic is deepest ect. If i choose to use coin mode over the others like jewelry what advantage does it give me if any? If im using a multi-freq machine and im using coin mode will it actually hit coins better like let's say on a frequency 1-40 that is running all at the same time??
    3 points
  4. BANG ON!. Good on you for up-loading this video of a SMF at work on gold Scott...Top man... Makes me wish I had a big old pile of gold rings so's I could run them across Delta Pitch in JE , and also on my G2+ for the craic. Sadly my haul of gold is hugely limited! Good job for me that most all thin sectioned small to medium size ( 1/4" to 1 1/4" ) silver hammered coins that I come across from time to time almost exclusively sound so similarly 'tight' and 'rich' tonal wise. in DP, with only the occaisional 'high-flyer'. Key is, dig those 'rich' mid-tones. They'll be there after your vdi is down and gone Rich. High tones speak for themselves, and they're another story!
    3 points
  5. Rich ... here's the video I mentioned in my previous post ... for me it was an eye opener ... he uses the Nox, which has a different TID scale than the G2+, but what he is showing here holds true to all detectors ... one thing I find that helps me dig rings is as Tim said the tone is locked on to a single number or relatively small group of numbers .. it is a solid tone, more easily discerned from other targets with a bit of practice ... and as you will see in the video, it doesn't matter what the numbers are. ... every ring is slightly different in size, shape and what it is made of, a 14K ring is a little more than half gold, but the other half could be silver or copper or nickel or a mix of different metals .. so a ring is not consistent with another ring, it is slightly different .. thus a detector will ring up a number different from another ring that is 14K, but that number won't waiver much if at all. With the Nox/vanquish iron numbers are negative and end at zero ... the G2 iron starts at zero and goes to 40 ... so everything in the positive numbers on the Nox is non ferrous where the G2 non ferrous starts at 41. they are two different scales that represent the same thing and work similarly notice the nickel/pull tab numbers only represent a few gold rings ... most of these gold rings are at a different number.
    3 points
  6. Good forum to find and join Rich. don't you think? There's lots of useful info on here already, plus pics of finds, if you choose to 'back-browse' when you have time I reckon that you may find most of it interesting and cheerful. There's never a hard word on this forum: no sniping or bitchin'....... Scott and John both endorse the Vanquish as a better machine by far in mineralised ground, especially for deeper targets, so you're sorted there as far as an excellent all-rounder is concerned..... Both John and I thing well of the G2+ as a very competant machine for 'locking on' to coins and gold amongst trash in all soil types ( it is designed as a 19 kHz turn-on-ground balance-and- go, gold finder ), so you really do have two great 'guns' to go hunting with.... I really do tend to harp on about my 75 a lot, but that's because I've used it (reasonably successfully), an awful lot for some good long years, and I know it inside out (more than less ). However, I readily accept it's short-comings without me spitting out the proverbial dummy like a big baby ***** mong. Fisher F75's, in all their forms, have most definitely been around a heck of a time. The F75 set the bar for other manufactures to attempt to equal in performance, reliability ergonomics ( design, balance, and ease of handling for long periods ), factory after-sale back-up, and durability.... These days it has been surpassed by some other excellent machines, in some key areas... I accept all factual criticism of it's short-comings, because they are factual, there is no dancing around the truth for me. However, mere mention of another persons machine being anything short of 'the ultimate' sometimes provokes intense rudness from the ego-inflated mouths of the brand-blinkered-'blind'. .... This forum differs hugely from 'gang-land' forums. What we have here is politeness, forth-right honesty, an ability to listen, and a will to help each other if we can. Not too many contribute to the forum, as yet, but that's not a bad thing. Far from it in some respects. It's always better to build slowly and steadily, have a few real good mates that get along really well, rather than a gang of BS'ing egotistical bigots and hecklers that blow hot air up each others butts, and pick on those they deem 'less than they'. Now go find some coins and artefacts Rich , and best of all have fun whether you find them or not.
    3 points
  7. Iron breaks at 40 on the G2+...so ID of 41 clear up to 77 where zinc is. Gold rings will lay in that entire range. Most in the 41-60 range. You should be looking for a stable solid ID that does not change much (if at all) as you rotate the target. Glad you got the F-Pulse sorted - always a pleasure!
    3 points
  8. Thanks to you all on the Info, and Tim im sorry for the confusion when you typed 'SMF' I thought that stood for single machine frequency..i just realised thats not what it meant 'bangs head' lol And i don't own f75 i was asking hunter what a step up would be from the landrangerpro as far as depth that is just like the lrp, i own a g2+ and vanquish540 currently. Scott thanks appreciate the info and is a huge help!!Hunter great run down!! and i think im gonna try coin mode more often because silver is what im looking for mainly:) You guys have given me so much info im processing it and i really appreciate it! My last question is what would a gold ring hit on the g2 plus for a gold ring??(Hunter my newbie brother messed up my f-pulse pp setting's so i had to go back to your video and set them back thanks!!)
    3 points
  9. Fair play Scott, that was a very good run-down regarding modes my friend. That'll help Rich way more than I'm able. Please God that NM keep things highly effective but simple to set up and use with an un-cluttered level of understanding with their SMF Flag-ship.
    3 points
  10. It is, however in your earlier post regarding 'Answering The Chat Box', you mentioned the 75 and also the G2+. Thought you owned both, from the sounds of things, or one of them at least, as I read it.. Apologies if not.... Being as how I use both the 75 and the G2+ I gave you a reply to your question regarding Modes based on that premise. Modes are to be found in most of the vdi machines, some may have a multi- myriad of them., others less. They all all retain the same propensities irrespective of a machine's manufacturer respectively. So whether a machine is SF, MF, or a SMF/ SSMF, modes operate on a similar basis regardless. I don't do Minelabs, nor have I a SMF as yet, I've never had cause to use other than my old 75 and slightly less old G2+, but I do know them both very well, esp: the 75. I am keen to see how the long awaited Nokta/Makro SMF Flag-ship machine performs once it goes on sale. I intend to give it fair-time; 12-18 months oughta do, and if it is 'for me' then I shall make my long awaited step into SMF.. I'm a very patient countryman, from out 'in-country' Rich. I never get led or run with the crowd, nor to I 'dive in on a whim'... I've had the time as a hunter of game animals to learn that the better hunters are the very patient creatures . They never get led by 'the pack'. They sit back, watch the pack's antics, learn much, and then decide whether or not it's worth the effort, or give 'it' a wide berth. 'Tis why i've never piked up a Nox... A Nox 'ain't for me'....I'd break it...So yeh, your best option in my op is to get John's appraisal on SMF modes specifically. John has 'hands-on' experience with them, he is also very fair and objective,too. His reviews on machines are like-wise objective and un-brand-blinkered. He really likes the 75, but as he so rightly says, it's been around a while now, set the bar, and done it's turn on the waggon. Time for me maybe trying something new, perhaps. I bet my best hat that the new single frequency First Texas machine that's nearly ready to go out to the public will be worth a look at, too.... Maybe I'll spoil myself for a change, rather than my Grand-childerbeestes as usual ! Enough already! I hope that you have a great weekend Rich.. Good huntin'.
    3 points
  11. I'm guessing you are talking about a vanquish (I have a vanquish 340 ) .. of which the exact working of the SMF is mostly/some what unknown, except by minelab (but informatively guessed at by the smarter minds in this hobby) as to keep it a trade secret not easily duplicated .. beyond the obvious of having different parts of the TID scale notched out and the little information put forth in the owners manual .. there is a noticeable difference in the modes as to the way each runs .. I'm guessing here, that the jewelry mode runs with emphasis on the frequencies that favor gold and silver and smaller misshapen items .. allowing the machine to process and report these type of targets easier .. coin mode will run with frequencies that hit coin signals better (round, solid, coppery, upper end of the TID scale) .. relic mode will run with the emphasis on the frequencies that go deeper, etc. .. I'm saying 'run with', but it is more of where the processer places its focus .. by choosing jewelry mode you are telling your machine I want to find targets that maybe jewelry and the machine puts more focus to those type of targets and reports them to you with a little more umph than in a different mode .. telling you that "hey there's something down there that might be what you're looking for, check it out".. even though there isn't a control on the threshold of the vanquish, the different modes may also open or close a threshold or something similar allowing for better targeting of the desired treasure .. the more 'open' a threshold the more and smaller signals are allowed to be processed .. each of the modes gives a better response to what it is described as .. so in jewelry mode a tiny gold cross earring will sound off with a more solid "check it out" tone than if it was in coin mode and may well be missed or softly reported if it was in relic mode .. that is not saying that the machine doesn't know the earring is there in coin mode, it does .. but in coin mode the machine doesn't think you want to be bothered with such a tiny misshapen target so far down the TID scale, so it doesn't 'emphasize' the report back to you .. it still tells you it's there just a little more subtle .. so with that, there is an advantage to running in a mode that represents the targets you are hunting for .. these modes are engineered by some really smart electronics guys who's understanding of the science goes far beyond my pencils ability to do the math, which takes the knowledge needed to run a machine a certain way out of the hands of the user, making it much simpler .. so there is probably a lot more to it than my simple explanation/guess .. also a single frequency machine can be set up similarly as to hit coins better or small jewelry better or just go deep .. for example; I run my T2 a lot in all metal, this tells the machine I don't want it to process anything, if there's metal down there below the coil I want to know it .. the processing is then done by my ears and I decide if the signal is worthy of investigating or not .. where as if I hunt in one of the tone modes the machine processes the signal for me and reports if the target is ferrous, non ferrous or where on the TID scale it most likely rests, depending on which mode I'm hunting in .. this takes some of the guessing or 'human processing' out of the equation .. the modes of the vanquish is a step further on removing the 'human processing' and in theory makes identifying a target easier.
    3 points
  12. The modes are designed for the types of differing hunting scenarios that apply to the hunters given search areas in relation to target types. These modes are also goverened by user preference, as they dictate . The deep seeking fraternity, above all else, tend to go for full-bore sensitivity, zero discrimination plus an iron/ferrous sound option (grunt), with a high tone for non-ferrous items. Great, as long as the given conditions allow. Mental on the sensitivity tho', because it throws the machines disc etc all to hell. It's dull for the vast majority of hunting; still, " It can't be helped, for those that can't or refuse be advised". More for the person following on properly!... Some machines have a Delta Pitch/Multi Tone option which gives a tone for each type of respective metal object the search coil comes across: a set number of tone options . In the case of a 75 there are 99 tones. The Modes run in conjunction with terrain types and object sought ie: JE in a F75 is for someone seeking very small non-ferrous items such as tiny silver/gold coins, or jewellery, there are other modes that completely knock out tiny/small iron (nails esp) allowing zero discrimination to a limited extent; 1N on a 75. Some modes are for hunting plough furrows and other such uneven, or undulating surface formations. Then, of course there are the Boost, and Cache modes etc for hunting cleaner less iron laden or highly miniralised soil types to greater depth. Best way forward for anyone starting out (in my op), is to make yourself a basic 'Test Garden' using YOUR soil type. Put in desirable target coins at varying depths, spaced a couple of feet apart from each other. Five or six coins will do fine. Then try your machine over them, adjusting menu options/ tones/modes, sens, iron tone, discriminations etc, until 'the penny drops' . With enough practice it soon will..... That way you'll know better how set your machine to hunt respective of YOUR soil type.....Train hard, fight easy' being the dictum here...As far as the SMF machines go; Ask John. He will definitely be of immensley greater help than I. I do not hunt with a SMF machine: ...yet.......perhaps I may in the future if things pan out to my satisfaction.. Hope this helps... Scott 'knows his stuff', too. He will no doubt fill you in on the gaps I've left, and have helpful hints of his own regarding your question... Get my drift about not having too many machines to begin with now?... I have no idea which machine/s you refer to so can only try to help based on my 75. A G2+ doesn't do multi 'Modes' as such. BTW Rich, I hunt my G2+ at sensible sens/gain, rarely over 77 setting, I go 35 to 37 on the V Break, no notch at all ( U.K hunting doesn't need it, in my op), and 17 on the Iron 'grunt, yes 17. I can reduce to if pushed, but I need Max Info in iron to find things I'm after. If the iron gets stupid concentrated I reduce iron volume, but seldom under 13. If a tiny silver hammered or bit of Au is within depth the G2+ in Medieval or Roman litter it will lock to it like a ships barnacle to a flat-bottom.
    3 points
  13. .....excellent explanations, reasons for them, and logic Scott. Also hugely confidence enhancing for you Rich. As you'll probably know, quiet confidence and sound, easily digested logic lead to better understandings and most of all ENJOYMENT in your work, hobby/hobbies and other recreational past-times. Scott is able to give great help to many others that need it, because he is a proper bona -fide metal detectorist. His hauls of coins and artefacts speak for his accrued knowledge and sound application of it. John is no different as an sound honest man. Metal detecting Has to be fun. It Must be experienced as pleasure, something to look forward to each and every time you prepare to go hunting. As Scott and John have both said recently and in the past, you absolutely do not need to spend heaps of money. You do however need to spend the time. There's no need to go buy a hugely expensive metal detector in the mis-informed hope that it/they will bring rapid success, or to show others that you are a 'Serious Detectorist'. That BS is for the easily led, or weak of conviction a lot of the time. Remember the 125cc to 600cc thang. Transfer that into dollars or pounds...yada yada...get my drift? Somewhere down the line, in time, you may be thoroughly justified in moving up to the 1,000cc plus class, IF your permissions and/or progression dictate . 'Falling off' a complicated, much harder to set-up, bigger machine sometimes leads to quitting, and the un-doing of all that you have done before. Patience is key. As to self purported 'Experts', those of the, "decades experience" banter and puffed up egos? Take any such person with a 'heaped wheel-barrow full of salt', for the most part. ..Somebody that is given the mantle of concensus that goes into calling them a True/Real expert is a person that is acknowledged as such by very many others that possess enough true knowledge and worldly experience in order for them to give that judgement. It need not take too many decades to gain either, in some instances! Most experts are quietly un-assuming men and women, many of whom do not wish to be lauded as such by others. They never brag, never 'bully', attempt to coerce nor do they posture in any form or dimension. They seek only to be given some respect, and space, the exact kind of respect that they un-failingly give to others within their chosen pusuit, irrespective of 'time-served', expense of equipment, experience, or quantities of finds etc. They never force their opinion, nor do they mix with any 'In-Crowd/s', or sychophantic hangers on. These real bona fide experts are good Human Beings: part of an ever decreasing 'Rare Breed'. These experts avoid 'the pack'. They are quiet leaders, not raucous followers. This forum is for those of us that try to follow the path of good Human Beings, our values and intentions are good. If they were not so I think that John would have any us off this forum pretty sharpish. That's my take anyway for what it is worth. I only take part on one forum; this one. It's all I need as a means by which to learn from others, and enjoy their company. No BS here Rich, I guarantee it. Far better for you to ask John for help with the more technical stuff. I'm as much use as teats on a boar hog on that side of matters. Also better to deal with John business wise, too perhaps. The big companies don't offer the one-to-one qualities that the smaller more 'passionate' metal detecting business's does in my op. Over here I deal with a relatively small home-based metal detecting business, run by a good 'hands-on' man, and his woman. I seldom speak with him unless it's for good reason, but do I know that he is always there if I wish to. Good folk are the best to have doings with, especially those that involve a person spending money. '"'Tis who you know" that's best. Nuf sed.
    3 points
  14. There's some very good advice right there .. both John and Tim have taught me more than they'll ever know in the short time this forum has been up .. compare to the other forums where only the "best" detectors are needed to be discussed or one's "greater" ability is far superior to those really wanting to understand. I started only a few short years ago and still consider myself a beginner. I've stuck with learning one good machine through out. When I started hunting I had the same idea about the ID numbers, but I wanted to hunt rings. I watched many ring hunting videos and converted what numbers I could see on those videos, so as to know what numbers to dig with my machine. Then I came across a video where a guy showed the numbers for a bunch of gold and silver rings .. those rings hit every number on his machine, every single one .. gold rings weren't just at the nickel/pull tab numbers, like everyone was saying, but any number above iron, until it got to where the silver rings began to over lap and take over .. every number on his machine represented either a gold or silver ring .. so I knew that my conversion of the TIDs just wasted a bunch of time and maybe those numbers weren't as important as I was led to believe .. I then spent a bunch of hours trying hard not to look at the screen and just dig what sounded good .. this was harder than you might think .. but it was a step forward in learning to metal detect, or at least for what I want out of metal detecting .. I was also under the assumption that because my machine was capable of locating real deep targets, that I should run it 'wide open' and many told me that was the way to go and how they did it .. for me, that was bad advice .. where I hunt and what I'm listening for is better done on half gain than full gain and to get the best real world workable depth is somewhere in between and site specific .. I've dug some real deep coins .. hunting along a chain link fence is done with less gain than that, often times quarter gain or less is needed .. as far as exact TID numbers for coins is concerned, I have found single nickels, which should be a 58 on my machine, with TID numbers anywhere from 48 to 70 .. and coin spills could be any number as well, especially if there is some other metal along with the coins in that spill .. I don't know how many times I've dug what in all rights should be a trash signal (according to the number) only to find a handful of coins .. silver dimes, especially the older seated dimes, also have a variety of TIDs and many times ring up well below the perfect number of 84 .. depth of the target also has a lot to do with where the TID number rings in. The sound makes the difference and takes a bunch of hours with a machine to understand the machines language, don't get discouraged and treasures will come. Also, it seems that some people have a better ability to understand different machines and the way those machines 'talk' in response to targets .. I think, however, that most people have difficulty with the switch over .. I know I do .. every machine 'talks' differently and it is the user that needs to learn the language to understand what that machine is telling them and that takes some time. Keep with it.
    3 points
  15. Your questions show a willingness to learn Rich, which in turn shows your intelligence in doing so. That willingness makes helpful people offer their take on things. Cool....Regarding your G2+. Did you buy it brand new, and if so is it within it's warranty still? If yes, I'd contact my dealership. If not, and performing a re-boot as John suggested still hasn't remedied the problem then perhaps give FT a call. Thankfully you live on the right side of the Pond, so postage for such a light machine to be sent to FT won't cripple you if they ask you to send it to them for repairs. DO NOT tinker with it yourself Rich, unless you are a professional electrical engineer specifying in MD's and have the appropriate equipment. FT are the people that 100% know. The man that gave you the advice regarding swing speed and hunting gave you sound advice. Low and slow is the way to go ( FT 75s require a, very slightly, brisker swing speed, but nothing approaching that of some you might witness on YT! One guy swings like he's on Amphet . If you find a 'honey spot' pr'aps mark a sensibly sized area out with sticks, stones or marker flags, if you use them, and hunt it thoroughly, over-lapping your swings as you search methodically up and down the grid. Also, please don't fall foul of the 'Maximum Gain/Sensitivity means more finds trap'. That misnomer only applys to very clean groung with very low mineralisation. Too much Sens/Gain throws a machine right out of harmony. It's discrimination goes all to hell in the fog : the tones 'scream instead of talk' due to distortion of tonal values. Whack up a radio set to a narrower wave-band music station. Listen to how the music sounds compared to when you had it set to a maximum ACCEPTIBLE level. MDs audio works along these lines, too. Don't go for 'overkill' go for quality of info. Unless that is you enjoy digging every signal like a mad'un!.. I hope this snippet helps. When I started I tried to hunt with high sensitivity. I was wrong. I found lots more good stuff, and dug wayyy less of 'the rest' I so wish that the book: Advanced Metal Detecting by Norfolk Wolf was readily available on your side of the Pond for you to buy, keep hold of and read. That book has been my 'bible and staff'. The man that wrote it was 'right'. That man was a true GOAT, and no BS.. So make sure you read your owners manual properly, several times, too. I hope this helps you get better results.
    3 points
  16. Thanks for the info Hunter and thanks tim, i think in my head i imagined that targets would be one specific ID especially with multi frequency if they were more shallow. I will try reseting the g2+, my biggest complaint with it is it hiting a ID but making hardley any noise wasn't sure if that is normal? The reason why i got into this hobby is because last winter i was looking up videos bored and happen to watch a huntergt md video on YT one day and then i started watching more and more(true story). I think i get frustrated because i wanna know everything and ive just got my feet wet in this hobby(like i want the depth and know what im digging exactley). My question's are not meant to challenge anyones knowledge just for the record, just when i think i know one thing i end up clueless. It's kinda sad but without hunters video on just pinpointer settings (f-pulse) I think i would have gave up on it lol. Tim intresting enough i met a vietnam Vet with his son metal detecting 2 weekends ago and the son was the only one md'ing because the father has had a stroke and lost some use in his arm and trying to build back strenght. He said he has been doing the hobby 30-plus years and has over 100 rings , 47 being gold along with relics of all kind and other things. These guys were pro and blew me out the water, the son was using a whites spectrum 3vi and using a screw driver to dig with and he could locate something and have it outa the ground within second's it was crazy and neat. They told me one of the worst mistakes someone does is swings and moves to fast and to pick a spot and go over it slowly.
    3 points
  17. Hmm...I am not sure why it is not letting you post. Try logging out and then back in. I'll go check the settings to see what's up. The G2+ is one of the best pure coin shooters ever in my opinion. Nothing other than a top end Minelab will lock onto a fringe depth ID as well as it will. That is very important for a coin shooter. It also has a great disc circuit and Vbreak which works very well in iron and modern trash, being a great separator. Since most coin shooters hit trashy parks - a detector with a stable ID and good aluminum work is a must. G2+/F19 platform do very well there. The only draw back for a coin shooter is depth. The top end on a silver coin is likely to be 8-9 inches. A respectable depth in my opinion...but not the foot deep stuff a Nox or Anfibio type detector can reach. If it cannot hit a 4-5 inch coin - there may be an issue - or a setting that is not right somewhere. I would try a factory reset and see if that helps at all. The V540 will for sure be deeper - especially in bad soil. That is the whole point of multi-freq, so the G2+ will never match it there. Shredded pop cans will fool just about all detectors - even a Nox 800. I would not worry about that too much. I would just stop hunting nickels when it gets frustrating, and focus on the higher numbers/tones. The F75 is a great detector. I love it - but even a Vanquish can beat it in bad soil depth and salty beach work. Technology has changed as of late. Even and G2+ will have a better ID lock that a F75. Not as deep of course, but it will bang on coins better in my opinion.
    3 points
  18. No ballad--sorry. It's just this wheatback I found, stamped "Planted by E.Z. Smith" (no relation). I found it with my detector in a farmer's market in Fresno, CA. I found another online, and they said they found it on a millstone in Columbia State Historical Park, CA. Does anyone know what the story is here? I suppose it's some sort of detectorist's Easter Egg--plant them where they might be found by a fellow detectorist, then they'll wonder what the story is behind it. Is "planting" finds like this a thing among detectorists? E. Z., maybe you're out there--would you care to step out of the shadows and spin a tale for us? Much thanks for any insight that might be shared.
    3 points
  19. Welcome to the forum, and thank you for some great content. I've not heard of this happening over this side of the Big Pond, but that's not to say it hasn't. I once buried some, dozen or so, goldie- coloured tin foil chocolate coins in a meadow for a night-hawker to 'enjoy' digging up. He'd been trying his hand on a permission of mine during the dark hours. I'd beaten the meadow to death previously, and I'd recorded the buried signal values of the candy coins for reference before plantin them. A polite way of letting the night-hawker understand that his prescence had been noted, and that it was 'un-welcome'.
    3 points
  20. Cheers John. Your views are always well received my friend. I rely on you more than you know.. Trust in a person's word is priceless, especially when that person knows a lot more on a specific subject than I do.. For me, it helps to makes me wiser, quicker..... So many pretentious twots over here will 'flock' and go buy a D2 just for BS. To 'keep in with the in mass- crowd rallyists' that they go out with': and to attempt promote themselves as 'Really serious metal detectorists'....that find next to nothing of any great value .. I've had to sell hammered coins etc, to invest in Iron age gold coins, because unless I hit on an Iron Age site ( in my dreams ), I'm never going to get to own or invest in them...I'm honest about what I find, and what I cannot.. Many people over here 'discover' gold staters/sovereigns/nobles etc,with their hugely priced machines....because they tell lies, buy them in, and pretend to find them just to justify the expense of their machines, and groom their weird egos. The men and women that've made most of the U.K's top finds hunt alone; rarely in pairs. They do not run with the flock...." There's nowt as strange as folk"
    2 points
  21. I tried to watch the live opening for the "Legend" .. but for what ever reason couldn't connect to their site .. I'll be waiting on theHunterGT review.
    2 points
  22. It's a stupid name...let's be honest. However, if it can be "close enough" to a Nox it will sell like crazy. If by some miracle it can surpass a Nox in performance - it will be the most popular detector ever made and earn its name in short fashion. I would be shocked if it had some sort of build quality issue with NoktaMakros track record. If for some reason it did - I see them taking care of it quickly as they have some of the best customer service there is. I don't see it as a copy of the Nox as far as build, which is almost certain to be better. Buttons are like Anfibio/Kruzer...not 80's microwave flat buttons like Nox has. The modes "Field,Park,Gold" have been used by other companies (especially Chinese) long before the Nox arrived. The Deteknix Quest started the elongated housing style trend first...or it can be argued the XP Deus did. The tones are the same unfortunately...they ditched the VCO and beeps for the flute tones of the Nox. They call it polyphonic, but anybody with a music poly synth will argue otherwise. I am looking forward to the Deus 2 the most...it has me excited from its sound demo, looks, and expected performance. High price is a limiting factor for many though. If it does not trounce a Nox in performance, there is not much of a reason to own one past ergonomics - which is a tough sell alone. Like I said in the other post...I don't think we see a new FTP machine until 2023 or later. Hope I am wrong, but the Impulse AQ is still not fully released. It has been a slow painful launch in my opinion. A disaster it could be argued. I love the company and have a personal friend that works there...but that does not cloud the fact they are well behind in the race right now. I am done holding my breath for anything new anytime soon. When it finally comes it will be more of an "about time" feeling than anything else. Their tight-lipped secretive nature doesn't help. Even 1/10th of the transparency that NoktaMakro provides their customers would be something. /rant
    2 points
  23. @ScoTTT2 I have zero information on them...no data or sell sheet yet. Only official Fisher emails of 2021 have been price changes - a Gold Bug 2 refresh - and a few cuts of older items like headphones. They were supposed to send me one to check out - but I don't have an F75 on hand. @Tim Kernowek 59 My take = Not a fan of the name. I agree you earn the title of Legend. Seems the face and housing on it is a bit bigger than the Simplex...from pics anyways. I'd have been ok with the Anfibio housing for the menu alone. Impact/Kruzer/Anfibio have the best menus of any detectors in my opinion. Simplex was well built, so I don't have much concern this will be cheaply made. The buttons on it seem similar to the Anfibio/Kruzer again instead of the Simplex. The Simplex buttons were good, but could be a tough press at times. Smart move to switch back. The Deus is expensive at $1599 MAP price. If it cannot dominate a Nox in testing (and real world)...I don't see it selling well in the US. Maybe EU and UK for small hammered stuff. If the Legend can come "close enough" to a Nox...I think it sells like crazy. I personally am looking forward to the Deus 2 VERY much. I am a huge fan of their ergo and removable housings that slip in a pocket. I hope it is awesome. As far as a FTP machine in 2022...I would not hold my breath.
    2 points
  24. Yep, I go with most of your observations Scott. minelab has the SMF pedigree for sure, and Nokta Makro do build strong tools that perform very well indeed. I stupidly wandered off at a tangent on my reply to you on your 'New Coil' topic..... A lot of the time the pain I suffer 'clouds me out' to some extent, and I have to type my thoughts 'there and then', or fore-go them. I have my morphine meds down to a bare minimum now, at last, as at one time I did not. I'm clear of my addiction to it, and I now control IT, however it is difficult for me to concentrate because although I have won my battle with the drug, I lose out to pain and the fatigue that comes with reduced amounts of it, especially as the day wears on. Not a whinge my friend,just a bloody pain . If you check out my reply on the 'New Coil' topic end I explain a bit better why I'd prefer Nokta Makro to have followed a slightly different 'take'. It's only my opinions, and as such they are irrelevant in as much as the 'Legend' is a finished article. This forum is so good because I can speak freely without my opinions causing a furore. Like you, I hope FT 'nail it' with their SMF, however it is their new 'flag-ship' Single Frequency metal detector that I'm particularly interested in... A very fine SMF would be a 'treat' for me, however my criteria for buying one must really impress me. That's why I hope FT meet them. It's not 'brand loyalty' as such, simply what meets my needs, and FT machines really do.... A ruined shoulder and more especially my ruined fingers make FT a more sensible option operator friendly wise, apart from the obvious facts regarding their most excellent machines. ....I sure miss those lovely hot summer suns! Times past I longed for autumn and winter!
    2 points
  25. Fair play Scott, 'The Ledge'. That tickled me. Aye, a 'short walk off a long drop', if it doesn't out-perform the 800 for actual finding ability...far more depth, being to overwhelming issue for most...I replied to your post re: the new FT 12DD, and added a wee bit on the Legend ,too. To be brutally honest the Simplex housing puts me off from the get-go, my friend......I also firmly believe that FT will bring out the better machine. FT have the pedigree, they have engineers 'par excellence', and they have a record of setting bench marks for others to wince about. FT don't 'spout off', they simply get on with things in their own fashion and invariably deliver superb tools...Scrimping here and there to out-do competitors sales pitches, "ain't their way," in my op. I'd rather pay extra for top quality every time, if possible.
    2 points
  26. Aye. For £900, the Nox 800 build quality is....a couple of really rude words. Glad I didn't run with the flock. Yeh... The, "Rush out and buy me in a hurry", Equinox 800..."Flockin' Pooey", for the munny?
    2 points
  27. Same for me Scott. I did manage to get onto the chat line, and I left a message for Dilek to get a Legend sent to 'The Legend', that is THGT ( The Hunter GT), so that he can review it, and hence help boost their sales. My message successfully sent. Dilek was having trouble with her sound via her mic. I watched the launch on YT : 'Nokta Makro Live Launch The Legend'..Treasure Terrain. The two price options are superb, I will say.
    2 points
  28. 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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  29. 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.
    2 points
  30. Hi Rich, I think that it is excellent that you are keen to gain knowledge. It's "Bang On!", especially as you are using the forum in order to do so. John is definitely the 'Go to man' for information regarding the various machines as he has vast 'hands-on' with the majority of them, especially FT machines. I myself learn an awful lot from this forum, and any useful interesting knowledge is easy to remember. I like your siding toward finding a really good SF ( single frequency) to run along with a SMF ( simultaneous multi-frequency). So many 'experts', and more especially sellers of SMF's say that the SMF's make SF archaic; obsolete, even. Junk talk. FT for one, would cease production of SF machines in an instant, not bring out an another high-end one, with it's new coil design, in the near future...Again Rich, keep things 'simple yet very good', don't be a 'sheep' or a 'perceived obsolecence junkie', and BE PATIENT. NM ( Nokta Makro), are about to release their first SMF very soon. Fantastic, Great. YEEEE-friken HAAA!!! It's definitely what's needed to 'rattle the roost! I'm really keen to see how it goes; but will I buy one straight away, simply because it's there? You betcha I won't. I'll sit back, wait, and then see how it stacks up against FT's SMF when it comes out. Only then, will I make my decision and go buy my first SMF machine. Let others rush out and buy, let them do the hard yards, let them say, if only to themselves, " I wish I'd waited, that ......SMF is better than the one I tore off to the shops to buy".... Thankfully, for industry and commerce, there is a vast over-whelming nucleus of people that do not share my take on the matter... The coins and artefacts ain't going anywhere soon, most of the very best ones are only discovered when that tiny 'sweet-spot' on the search coil nicks them, and there's countless billions of 'em out there!....I hope
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  31. Thanks hunter!!! So you think the bigger coil 13/15 inch persay , would give extra 2 inchs or so on depth??IF the LRP was able to sport a larger coil than 11inch which i think it is not from my understanding then that would be awesome. I know there are machines that blow these outa the water and if my questions are useless or bothersome please let me know. My goal is to have 2 machines that i can adapt to a single frequency and a multi-frequency.
    2 points
  32. Both are 7.7kHz. I think the F44 is the better buy for coil selection alone. It also has some neat features the LRP does not have such as iron audio - backlight - ability to change category tone. F44 has a slightly faster recovery speed and is built slightly better as well. LRP advantage is that is has a Vbreak if users want to run 0 disc. LRP also has and an adjustable notch from 1-20 wide that you can place anywhere on the scale. F44 is all category notch...but an effective one.
    2 points
  33. Thanks Tim, but theHunterGT .. has a better understanding of this, I'm sure of that fact .. to be fair to ML, when I was looking for my first detector, the Nox was so pushed down my throat as the end all be all if you don't have this you ain't nothing detector that it kind of soured me to the company .. I do have a few hours above the coil of one a friend owns , but probably will never own one myself .. it does have some impressive abilities, as does the vanquish and every time I take the 340 out it has given me something to smile about .. but so does the T2 and even with its old tech, it is still up there with the others, which says a lot and I feel more at home running it and have never felt under machined while doing so. if indeed FT markets and makes a machine that betters it, that machine will be a force to be reckoned with. and if NM gets ride of that "ducky quack" report tone with this new SMF, here's hoping...it's not quite as annoying as the bonging of the bell tone of the Garrett ace, but pretty close. I'm hoping that NM isn't putting out a new machine that is as good as a Nox, but rather one that is "what can be done best" with SMF and is a step above. The timing of the new XP machine and it's touted abilities is also interesting to me, but even with this it gets the ability to have a Nox tone??. I have a gut feeling that we are also about to see a new Tarsacci machine in the near future and, all loyalty to FT aside, that one may well be the future of metal detectors.
    2 points
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    2 points
  35. new release .. IP68 waterproof to 20 meters .. SMF 4-45khz .. bone conductive headphones/ wired .. or wireless headset .. 9 inch or 11 inch coil options .. they seem to have checked all the boxes with this one.
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  36. I've been just not detecting that much lately, to much other things going on .. I have found another barber dime 1902 and yesterday found a 1909 vdb one cent, which I needed for the collection book, it is the first in that series (wheaties) in the book .. other than that just a couple copper rings and usual supply of clad coins. .. still after the 1700s coin (while Tim's digging up the real oldies) I've been studying the French and Indian War (the Seven Years war) ..it started a couple hours to the south west of where I lived, with George Washington's blunder .. as it turned out it could easily be called WW1 .. but anyway if the Seneca Indians sided with the British instead of the French the whole world would be different now. .. or if the British actually built better guns for the Seneca .. or kept to the promised boundary .. the ending of the late 1750s through early 1760s war brought the taxes and disrespect that started the revolution that formed the US .. this is a whole chunk of history I don't remember learning .. and in high school, it was skimmed over in a day or so .. while the revolution and civil war were taught for a week or two each. .. I would love to hear what was taught in England on the subject .. or in France, for that matter. .. I'm still trying to find anything about where my yard fit into that whole period of time, as it would seem that it could or should have been a travel route through here or at the very least something.
    2 points
  37. Great job Scott. Hitting those off nickel numbers can be challenging as they are usually not great. Sound for sure trumps ID and finds like this prove it.
    2 points
  38. Great to hear that you found that 1902 Barber Dime, and especially the sought after 1909 vdb 1 cent for you to fit into your collection book Scott. It's cool to add another 'must try to find' find to the list. I remember not so long back, looking at your huge hauls of coins as well as some really cool artefacts that ulimately won you THGT CIR comp on this forum: whilst I was finding 'Jack' due to s#### weather, or the inability to find much of anything but sub-standard coins and bust up artefacts. Worse still, my bro found that Roman ladies bronze make-up mixing spoon, followed up by it's spatula several days later, in the same area that I was hunting in! As far as the English debacles in the Canadas and especially the Americas ( amongst the many cock-up they made : SNAFU ), I know next to zilch. I'm old-version Cornish my friend. Cornish children didn't get taught about English history at all back in the day, until we were 14 years of age, and then only as part of our (then) 'O' level exam history module. Up until that age we had our Cornish history drummed into us, as in the pics that John posted up from our 'National' Museum in Truro City, Cornwall. From the Mesolithic to the Industrial Revolution was our 'lot'. We were taught about how the English starved our ancestors through high taxation etc etc, as well as about the battles we fought and lost against the 'Saxon Heathen'. Many of my Cornish ancestors were slaughtered by the Crown armies in days past. Much is made of the brutal Viking invasions of England, and how the English suffered under the yolk and broad ax of the Norsemen. We Cornish, on the other hand, always got along just fine with the Vikings. Viking long-ships escorting their larger cargo ship made land-fall in Cornwall right through-out the 'Viking Age', bringing with them bars/baulks of Norwegian pitch pine timber, Scandinavian ponies and much other merchandise. These much saught after items were traded by them for our high grade Tin, of which they had none. Pithch pine was perfect for use below ground, so too the small. very hardy ponies, which were superb animals in their own right.. In the year 838 a battle was fought at a place called Hingston Down near Gunnislake in Cornwall. A combined force of Vikings and Cornish were defeated by a numerically superior force of Saxons ( English ). Incidentally Scott, at the furthest reach of the Devoran Estuary of the Truro River there is a pub called 'The Norway Inn'. It is built upon the site of a Cornish/Viking trade site. A Tin smelting foundry has existed near-by from earliest times until the end of the 1800's also, only 100 yards up the road...( see pics of Tin ingots in posts of Museum). Since the 80's our Cornish history curriculum at schools in Cornwall has been replaced by the history of the English. What I do know for sure certain is that ' Mad' King George the Third totally 'lost his marbles', along with the Americas.... Good! Bloody Crown and it's 'Butchers Apron' ( George Cross Flag of England). The English monarchy have always possessed an utter ruthlessness, from their Edward 1st, until this very day. They possess an inexhaustable greed, lust for control, and a feral ferocity; the ferocity brought by generations of in-breeding. The English people per-se are fine people for the large part. They are good people, many of whom suffered terribly at the hand of cruel masters. "Long live the United States of America", says I and I.
    2 points
  39. Aye, if it sounds sweet crisp and even, mid-tone mellow (like a well tuned celo), or deep and dinty to me, it's definitely worth a look-see!... Nice find Scott. You'd have been a real good man with a Tejon or GiMPy with only sound to find by, I'm certain of that....As I've so boringly harped on about before: Almost all of us could hear before we were able to see. We almost all have ears that register sounds that lead ... It's those tell-tale tones that bring the finds to me. So glad I cut my teeth on antiquated 'pre-vdi' MD's. It's of of the main reasons why I love my old 75. When those numbers drop out it's tones stay alive.... Yet when really heavy trash really makes me cuss, I rely more on the numbers on my G2 plus! I so am with you on coin depth vs age of mint findings. On those rare occasions, the surprise at finding an old coin an inch shallower than more modern ones is a test for sure. More so when said coins are almost identical in size, mass and component metal....Beats me!
    2 points
  40. Hi Rich, John's words are true. He knows his stuff.... i'm sure that you'll learn a lot if you stick with a specific detector of choice. My advice for what it's worth is to start the hobby by researching the machines in your price range, decide exactly what you require from a machine in relation to your types of available hunting, then go buy that machine, and no others, until you feel absolutely confident in yourself that you have totally mastered it. STICK TO ONE MACHINE until then. Bunny hopping from one machine to another is the first class way to become dissilusioned and confused. As a comparison, it's unwise go buy a 600cc sports motorcycle until you have made your way to a 250 via a 125. All the best riders started on a 125 dirt bike and make their way through the classes in a given order. Get my drift?.. BTW Rich, the vast overwhelming number of high value finds are seldom discovered any deeper than 6" to 8 inches; fact.... It's how you use the machine that suits Your requirements, and your ability to understand it totally, that brings success. It takes time, persistance, dogged determination and heaps of patience to succeed. Fortunately for myself, when first I began metal detecting I was advised by a truly great metal detectorist; a 'lone wolf' , a real Master if you will. He was man who was one of the very finest exponents of the hobby in the U'K for his era. His hauls of gold iron Age staters and tiny quarter gold staters is un-matched to this very day! He literally made tens of thousands of £'s way back then!..He suggested that I needed to adhere to the old saying, " Beware the man with only one gun, for he surely knows how to use it". His wisdom still holds true....His hauls of gold staters were found with late 1970s Tesoros, culminating in the legendary Tejon, but his preferred machine once XP brought it out was the excellent GoldMax Power....Says it all, for me. Master that one good detector, and Then go buy a quality back up. Master them both and you're heading in the right direction to make your hunting a profitable pleasure. ..This is only my opinion Rich, and I am absolutely no 'expert', nor do I profess to be. What you do with your money and time is your decision alone. I'm only offering up my take. Good luck either way fella.
    2 points
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  42. Thank you for your kind words Scott, they are well appreciated for sure. Also, thank you so much for posting up the pics John. "Sound as a pound"......That hunt was the best for a while for sure. Hopefully more decent finds will come up with the on-set of the effect of the U.K's prolific winter rains and lack of warm weather foilage. It's crazy how the smaller areas can sometimes yield such a variety and quantity of finds. My son-in-law and I hunted a strip of ground adjacent to an old moat some yesrs ago. It was a strip of ground approximately 150 yards by 20 yards in area. It was iron littered. With lots and lots of small and large-ish (4"), square nails, plus small lead fragments etc. Apart from many good milled silvers ( pre-decimal three/six pences. shillings, florins and half-crowns etc, we took over 20 silver hammered coins from it. These ranged from several Henry V111's, Elizabeth 1st farthings, groats, pennies, six-pences, shillings... through to Charles 1st silver coins. Lots and lots of pistol and musket balls came up in one particular area. My son-in-law pulled the most finds up with his G2+. Those hunts on that small strip led to me buying my own G2+, due to the ease with which it locked on as solid as a solid thing to those little coins amongst the nails etc. Some of them down to 8"s (with no deviation of numerical values, as my son-in-law continually emphasised).... For deeper work, esp: pasture land, the 75 pleases me more. Saying that, the silver hammereds in the pics were no deeper than 9", for the deepest. I think that permanent root systems, as in older established un-cultivated patures hold the coins up. Just my take though. To be fair I didn't use vdi to pull the coins John, just tonal values.... Hang on, I'll check the little silvers IN AIR on DP for you...just a mo......."Right-ho!" : Tiny King John: vdi solid 53 at 8" smack-on, lovely 'rounded', 'rich', light mid-tone.... The others; L to R: Lizzie 3 pence vdi 32/31 at 9 and 7/8ths " ,similar 'rich' tonal value: Henry cut 1/2 coin vdi 32/31 9" smack on...yada yada tone. Vicky 6 pence 11" smack on, vdi 31/30 sweet high tone.... In kitchen environment... DST OFF: 67 SENS: 0 DISC, DP, JE, running off a 10.5" x 14.5" Cors Cannon DD. For your reference the values for the 1970 Roosevelt Dime, 9 1/4" , vdi 71/70, squeaky high tone. All vdi's very stable out to null at 67 sens INDOORS! Bear in mind the distances from coil face to target would be a tad more on 99Sens, however the machine would run way off balance, which is pointless...Bloody great performing coil this Cors Cannon/Nel Thunder is , in my op. relatively pricey, but exeptional value for the bucks durability/ performance wise..Used it a extensively for several years now ..."Takes a clattering, keeps as stable as conditions permit, and soldiers on."......As We Do; John, Scott... BTW John, I think that you are a fantastic Father, from what I've seen and heard on your many videos over the years. Your two children bear testimony to that. Both are consistently well presented, clean, healthy, intelligent, well-spoken, polite and respectful. Credit to all of you; John, Hunter, Kaylan. Also you are kind to your dogs and keep them well. I firmly believe that a parent figure, and proper human being, is judged not only on their own merits, but also the qualities their off-spring (if any), possess. As well as the general well-being of their pets ( if any), and their kindness toward all creatures that pose no direct threat towards themselves or others. End of Sunday Sermon.
    2 points
  43. Don't give up hunting the hills , slopes and bottoms Scott, but praps also maybe try to go for a walk along the hill tops in less favourable weather, within the realms of safety of course. On cold, windy days with a wee bit of wet mizzle driving in the chill you will probably find yourself instinctively re-tracing old routes taken by travellers in times past, that kept the shoulder of higher grounds between themselves and the less favourable elements. same goes for field hunting. The field workers, their bosses, and live-stock herders all sought respite from harsher weather under sheltered hedges, dingles, or other forms of cover. Cold hands and crouched shivering bodies huddled down for such shelter, perhaps around small fires, are excellent finds spots; again, go in foul-ish weather and simply allow the elements to take you to such places of temporary refuge. Horses and cattle running loose are great indicators of ancient routes to and fro on the hill-sides and banks, especially rider-less horses. Horses possess a keen ability to select easy passage for themselves, eapecially in adverse weather conditions. Somewheres out in them thar hills lies hidden treasures my friend. Doubtless John is full-on busy with his 'lot'; running a business as well as rearing youngsters alone is no easy trick. I've walked that path, so I am aquaint with it's pressures and down-time limitations. I'm sure that John will put up the pics of the finds from high places all in good time, and I hope that you and any others find them interesting... I'm simply delighted to hear John sounding stronger and up-beat again, as in his most recent T2 foray on his YT channel ! Great to find our friend up and out'n about swingin' his 'tector again in fine fettle.
    2 points
  44. nice diggings .. a 13th century coin, only in my dreams .. that delta pitch sure gives a lot of info, but it takes quite a lot to learn .. at first I didn't think I would ever use it, now it is second only to the boost process on the discrim side of things. the hill tops where I live are of one or two make ups, either large rocks dropped by the last ice age (drumlins) or the left over tops of very old mountains or a combination of both .. dependent on if you head in a northerly or southerly direction .. in either case the soil is very thin (less than 6 inches) until you get to either bed rock or glacier dropped stone .. my house faces one hill top park where the founder of the small village first stood in 1790 and looked over the valley, deciding that it was the place to put a town .. this park also burned for the better part of a year during the 1960s, as there was no way to get fire fighting equipment to it .. I keep thinking that one of the early coin carriers must have left something there for me to find, but so far everything is modern .. there are stories of the old giant oak tree on the top of the hill used as a meeting place where some business was done, before the town was cleared .. the tree is long gone, as I guess is the exact location .. I've been goat walking the edge of the hill in search of anything that might give up the location, so far unsuccessfully.
    2 points
  45. Thanks you two. i'm glad that you found them interesting...Thank you for placing the photos on your shareable drive John. You are very kind to go to the extent that you have in order that others may have a look at them. It is definitely the most sensible option to take with such a quantity of pictures....That attached island ( Tintagel ) would be worth a weekends swinging but for English Heritage and the National Trust, who would send us for a very short drop from a highly precipitous location, via the U.K Crown Court system ; 'Sing-Sing' for sure!.. I'd sure love to win a fantasy dig prize that allowed the 'odd plug' to be dug, here and there! Tintagel is purported to be one of King Arthur's hang-outs, if he ever existed in the first place! He was 'King of the Britons', and fought the Saxon despoilers, so 'they' say. Looks like he lost. The attention to detail and sheer purpose of perseverance that went into the pottery re-construction is the work of the consumate archaeological expert for sure Scott. It shows a true love of one's job of work..Thank goodness that the person who discovered the bowl didn't simply brush it aside in a quest for the 'Shiny Shiny'.
    2 points
  46. Since there are so many pics I decided to just place them as sharable from my Google drive. Link below opens it. Some awesome stuff there Tim. Neat history of the area. I'd love to go spend a week detecting and digging on that small attached island in the picture. Finds like that deserve to be in a museum no doubt. https://photos.app.goo.gl/8cBbanjapyyvps4CA
    2 points
  47. Thanks fellas, it was a pleasant surprise for sure. Thought it was a quarter before I dug it. @Tim Kernowek 59 Feeling a bit better. Good enough to get out and detect anyways - especially now that the heat is letting up. Planning a lake hunt in a few days. Zero shade there so I usually stay away from it in summer unless going swimming. @ScoTTT2 Yeah I am almost positive it is fertilizer. I've had Merc dimes come out looking perfect in other parks - and more than one looking like this ring with the pitting from this park. I got the ring on video so there will for sure be an Impact video coming up. Unfortunately, I was skunked the rest of the day as I was hunting a very worked area by other detectorists and myself. We all missed the ring though, proof it is never hunted out.
    2 points
  48. Thank you John. Fantastic level of picture quality. That little fibula brooch part 'speaks down the ages', so too the Roman coin. To sit and ponder the history that has passed by these two items is quite sobering for me, in a way. Some little Roman child once played happily in the meadow that held their prescence so secret for almost two thousand years, maybe one of his or her parents bent down to try and find their childs' lost brooch, and a coin slipped from a pocket to join the brooch in hiding, until an American F 75 muscle machine swung by a Cornish exile in 'mother' England found them once more.
    2 points
  49. Well - I still have my green T2 Classic - but now I have the LTD Black version that is even better lol
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