Well, my small coil arrived yesterday and I was chomping at the bit to test it out. I had a couple of locations in mind for the testing.
So, today I had a little bit of time to get out and test this tiny little thing. Honestly, after using the 8.5×11 DD coil for so long, this thing looks like an absolute toy. I knew I had to get a smaller coil after I have come across a few sites that have just absolutely thwarted me. That’s because I couldn’t swing the big coil more than a quarter of an inch before it was blaring my ears off with a thousand mid and low tones.
So I headed to a spot that has really produced in the past. Unfortunately there were a hundred people there, so I headed out. Then I thought of another spot very close that would be good. This spot has produced wheaties and an Indian head penny. But there is an area near to where I found those that is super trashy.
So I started off in that area, nice and slow. The first signal I got was very deep and hinting at mid 80s on the TID. When I say hinting, it was between a ton of crap signals. So, I decided to dig it to see how good this coil was. I dug for what seemed like forever. At the bottom of the hole was a very old buckle. It’s round and reminds me of an old horse harness. But I’ve never dug this type before. I think because it’s older than the ones I typically dig.
So, I was pretty amazed. Not that object was large, so the depth didn’t totally surprise me. I move along and got a super nice penny signal that was about 6-8 inches deep. It was sitting right in the middle of a nice circle of trash. I dug the hole and pulled out a 1926 wheatie. Now I was amazed. I have been over and over this small area with the other coil and could never get enough of a good signal to dig that. Simply amazing. That signal was clear as day. How fun is that?
I moved along and got a crazy signal. It was jumping from the 30s up to 70s and all around. It was very erratic, but again, it had enough of a signal to make me dig. The first thing out of the ground was some foil. Under that by about 3 inches a buffalo came out. I think it’s a 1916. Simply incredible results. Oh, I also dug a good luck token and a child’s makeup case that says Prize Pink on the top. I think it’s from the 1930s.
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