Since the weather has made a turn for the better, I’ve been out digging every free minute I could spare. I was able to hunt with my brother and friend a little and I went lone wolf. I hunted old schools, a park, neighbors house etc. Here are my 5 day totals:
Quarters – 10, Dimes – 12, Nickels – 2, Wheats – 3 (1939, 1953D, 1956D), Memorials – 16
Not bad, but I’m still waiting to find my first silver with the Etrac. I’ve been trying to test its full depth potential. I’ve read posts, blogs to ad nauseam about finding the deeper coins. Currently I’m becoming well versed in finding old nails! So I will continue until I find that first deep coin, hear its sound and see its TDI. I’ve been “mixing it up” with the settings to see if I can find the setup that works for me and works in our Missouri dirt. Here’s what I think of my Etrac so far. First, I’m digging WAY less trash than I did with the Ace 250. I’ve dug more nails, but its because I’m digging questionable 8+ ” deep targets. I’ve only dug one pull tab, a little foil and unknown metal I’ve yet to identify. No bottle caps!!!!! I’ve dug hundreds of bottle caps with the Ace 250. I’m finding more Quarters and Dimes for sure since I’m re hunting ground covered previously with the Ace 250.
The one question I’m looking for the answer to, are there more older coins still in the ground, but just deeper? If so, how much? So far the answer has been, no. I’ll try to see if the answer changes over the course of this year.