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Since it's been kinda slow around here...Some finds today (- General)

by George Fatizzi @, Thursday, October 29, 2015, 10:39 (755 days ago)

[image]I haven't posted finds in a while so I thought I would just share what I found on this awesome "Indian Summer" day off I had in beautiful upstate NY. Took my 16 year old black box XS-2 Pro Sovereign out to a favorite old Hudson River beach site I like to hit at low tide. Didn't get anything really great but I did manage to squeak out a tiny bit of silver in the form of a 1944 war nickel and the last year (and my birth year) for silver dimes a 1964 Roosie. Also got a 1937 Buff nickel (with a readable date no less!), three wheats '52, '56, '59 and a '61 memorial. Not bad for a site I've been hunting for 20 years now. These days I'm running the Sov lean and mean with just a CoinSearch coil, no meter on a stock XS2 three piece rod converted to a two piece and control box as far back as I could get it. I modded the box with a remote all-metal switch at the trigger finger as I feel that is a MUST for hunting with this set up. After 20 years on and off with the Sov, I don't need a meter anymore and with good phones on I can tell the difference between a penny and silver. I don't think I will go back to a meter either. I want to dig more so I'll find more. Hoping to come across more gold that way. By the way, this site benefited greatly by the use of Auto-Sens on the Sov. I don't think Minelab gets enough credit for the creation of this mode. Although this was a fresh water beach, it is plagued with broken pieces of brick, conductive coal clinkers and tons of iron. Auto sens was the best way to go today to maintain a decent threshold and I still managed respectable depth out of the old boy. Love the old Sovs....HH George


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