Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Testing out the Big Coil
A few weeks ago, I purchased a large search coil for my metal detector. It's suppose to find deeper, older targets. Most coins you find around here are no more then 8 inches in the ground. Older items will work their way down in the soil so if you are finding things deeper, you have a better chance of it being something old. Last night I went with Ben Borup to an old park built in the 1930's. The park had a lot of metal in the ground from an old carnival park. My first item I found was at 10 inches and it was a 1961 silver dime. We didn't find a ton of coins but we both found silver coins and some wheat pennies. Ben took home the prize of the day with his 1943 silver quarter. In total, I found $1.16.