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Post  Keep digg'n on Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:12 am

G'day all, my name is Dave Reid I live in the Blue Mountains, I'm a qualified mechanic, I'm 45 years old and they were 45 hard years haha, I got a metal detector for Christmas and took it to the beach on a two day holiday, and found a couple rings and some 1 and 2 dollar coins, and a fair bit of crap, so I got bit by the bug, but it seemed to be a bit of an el cheepo machine to me, so I went and bought a Garrett AT PRO which is better, but I only seem to be finding fencing wire, horse shoe nails and a shot gun shell Rolling Eyes can anyone please give me some help and suggest what settings and what mode to run it in, as I've seen on you tube a guy walking around a park in the States and he walks along swinging the detector and it's making noise, he says ah that's trash then, ah that's a good target digs it and he's got a coin. So it is possible to have the thing set up so it discriminates the garbage out. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks Dave. Very Happy Cool

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Post  Keep digg'n on Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:02 am

what do ya have to have a four thousand dollar detector or thinking of buying one before anyone will talk to ya? Shocked

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Post  rc62burke on Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:23 pm

Hey Dave
Welcome, those guy's with the $4000.00 machine are most likely out there trying to make it pay it's way, be patient as you will need alot of it for this hobby (patcience that is) I know nothing about the detector you have but I will say read the manual then re read it & then read it again play with it a learn how to listen to what it is telling you.
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Post  Guest on Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:28 pm

G'day Dave and welcome to the forum and the detecting game... As Lee rc62burke has said read your manual several times until you get an understanding of what each function on your machine does... Then play around with it until you start to know what different sounds for different objects make... Then it is practice, practice and more practice till you know what you machine is telling you... We all started the same way... The only difference is the technology is a lot better now... Hope this helps and good luck...

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Post  gldfvr on Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:23 pm

Welcome to a great hobby , Do not get disheartened by digging up ring pulls - shotgun shell ends , there is alot of rubbish out there .
What I do is take everything that I find home and seperate it into containers , 1 for aluminium , 1 for copper/brass and so on , when the 20 Lt drums are full I take them of to scrap steel and get some cash for them .
It helps clean the country up plus I do not find them again by taking everything home with me .
Just recently I thought I had a piece of junk but after a quick wash plus putting my glasses on it was an old Chinese object .

If you start finding shotgun pellets you will find gold if in the right area .

Good luck .

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Post  Keep digg'n on Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:22 pm

Hey guy's thank's for replying, I guess paitents isn't my strong point Very Happy I did actually read the manual twice Shocked I guess it wouldn't hurt to read it again Rolling Eyes I do take the rubbish with me but I've been putting it in the bin, and I have re-cycle bins as I do a bit of welding and cnc plasma cutting to earn a few bucks to help with the bills, and I guess a bit more scrap wouldn't hurt Very Happy a few more bucks is always good. Wow I can't believe no one else on here has a Garrett detector I thought they went way back. Ah well it just goes to show you shouldn't assume.. I can't wait to get back at it now.. bounce Hey rc62Burke That looks like a good nuggy ya holding in ya pic Wink how long did it take ya to find that sucka?

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Post  gldfvr on Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:22 pm

I have am using an old Minelab GT16000 about 1980's era , The two best finds with it are 1851 Half soveriegn at about 8 inches down & 0-5 gram nugget at about 2inches down .

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