Deus Digger Diary Day 78: Hello to all diggers old and new! (see last post)

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Re: Deus Digger Diary: Mystery coins turn to stunners!(Day65

Post by Oxgirl36 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:03 pm

Ironman won? Helped no doubt by your hour out ;) Lovely finds this week. On a normal week I'd have treated those lead tokens as good finds too; they are really nice!! What is that cross shaped tap like thing on the top row? Sure that is something interesting but can't remember what it is x;

Very good week, hope it continues :D


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Re: Deus Digger Diary: Mystery coins turn to stunners!(Day65

Post by Spiker1968 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:56 am

Oxgirl36 wrote:Ironman won? Helped no doubt by your hour out ;) Lovely finds this week. On a normal week I'd have treated those lead tokens as good finds too; they are really nice!! What is that cross shaped tap like thing on the top row? Sure that is something interesting but can't remember what it is x;

Very good week, hope it continues :D
Looks like Gas Lighting Valve!
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Re: Deus Digger Diary: Mystery coins turn to stunners!(Day65

Post by samuraitrev » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:09 pm

Oxgirl36 wrote:Ironman won? Helped no doubt by your hour out ;) Lovely finds this week. On a normal week I'd have treated those lead tokens as good finds too; they are really nice!! What is that cross shaped tap like thing on the top row? Sure that is something interesting but can't remember what it is x;

Very good week, hope it continues :D
Yes, victory was his and well deserved. =D> Ironman is really into his lead tokens. I prefer buckles. It's weird what you're into!
Thanks for commenting and following our adventures. I know it's probably not history defining treasure or exotic locations but we have a great time and we're usually happy whatever turns up 8-} 8-} See you on the next dig!
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Re: Deus Digger Diary: Mystery coins turn to stunners!(Day65

Post by samuraitrev » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:10 pm

[quote="Spiker1968"][/quote]
Looks like Gas Lighting Valve!
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Cheers Spiker, I think you're right with that ::g
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Post by DMee94 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:09 pm

A great read!

Thanks for keeping us updated with your finds!

I look forward to reading more!

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Re: Deus Digger Diary: Mystery coins turn to stunners!(Day65

Post by Oxgirl36 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:25 pm

Spiker1968 wrote:
Oxgirl36 wrote:Ironman won? Helped no doubt by your hour out ;) Lovely finds this week. On a normal week I'd have treated those lead tokens as good finds too; they are really nice!! What is that cross shaped tap like thing on the top row? Sure that is something interesting but can't remember what it is x;

Very good week, hope it continues :D
Looks like Gas Lighting Valve!
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Knew it reminded me of something :))
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Re: Deus Digger Diary: Mystery coins turn to stunners!(Day65

Post by Bully1970 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:02 am

Nice finds Trev, I think I need to get me one of those emergency chargers. Type of thing that I would do. I might go out in a bit so am going to make sure the coil is showing charged, I did charge it yesterday!

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Post by Fisher1266X » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:37 am

Great read as per usual Trev ::g

With regards to the coil charging (or not in your case) I constantly check the progress of all three units over the charge period. When the coil indicates it is charged I then look at the control box and headphones to ensure that they are charged too whilst still connected and the current flowing.

The best way would be to switch everything on at home and check the battery levels on all three units show a fully charged state. After all, this only takes 30 seconds ;) :D

I'll do a separate post on the Déus section of the forum ;)

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Post by samuraitrev » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:20 pm

Bully1970 wrote:Nice finds Trev, I think I need to get me one of those emergency chargers. Type of thing that I would do. I might go out in a bit so am going to make sure the coil is showing charged, I did charge it yesterday!
Thanks for taking the time to comment. Yes, they're an absolute lifesaver when you're out in the sticks and the worst happens. I'm always going to take it from now on. ::g
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Post by samuraitrev » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:22 pm

Fisher1266X wrote:Great read as per usual Trev ::g

With regards to the coil charging (or not in your case) I constantly check the progress of all three units over the charge period. When the coil indicates it is charged I then look at the control box and headphones to ensure that they are charged too whilst still connected and the current flowing.

The best way would be to switch everything on at home and check the battery levels on all three units show a fully charged state. After all, this only takes 30 seconds ;) :D

I'll do a separate post on the Déus section of the forum ;)

Best
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I've answered on your thread. viewtopic.php?f=239&t=91642" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Thanks for taking the time out to help ::g
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Post by spazzyken » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:46 pm

Hi trev well another great read mate and what a good day we had,it was amazing how we were talking on the way there saying about having two hammereds in one day then I got two will have to try that again lol.YES I finally get a point 3-1 I'm hoping i get another this Sunday
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Post by frogeye » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:21 pm

The Deus Diary just hit 33,001 views ::g ::g

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Deus Digger Diary Day 66: 250 Yr Old and Still Looking Good

Post by samuraitrev » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:30 pm

Here's the details:
Date of hunt: Sunday 12th of March
Location: Derbyshire. (D____'s Dig 8 Field 2, garden and field 3).
Ground: pasture (med mineralization, high iron contamination, low hot rocks)
Settings: GMP
Detector: XP Deus with 11" coil. (3.2 version)
Hunt Time: 9 hours.

Finishing off This Permission (Field 2)
Hello and welcome to another installment of my Diary. Check your detector's charged, bring your spade and pin pointer and let's get out there and detect! Here we are in the beautiful hills of The Peak District. This will be my last hunt at this permission and I really wanted to finish in style by finding the landowner's wife's wedding ring that had been lost 20 years ago. I also had permission to look in the garden too. I like detecting in gardens as there's always loads of finds (as long as you're willing to put up with the trash such as foil).

We started the day with a full English breakfast and it was Ironman's shout (always tastes better when he pays) :)) I tried one of Ironman's 'sweets' which I think were actually made of fibreglass or something because it actually sliced my tongue which started bleeding. Who in their right mind has sweets that lacerate your tongue? It's funny how he never eats them....

I set my lines up in the 'ring loss' area and got to work determined to save the day. After a good 3-4 hour search I was forced to admit defeat. Ironman had covered the area and I did make a number of finds but alas no gold ring and no glory was to be had from this field.

Garden Search
This area, as expected, was absolutely full of signals. I decided to search it with Gary's HOT setting as that program excels in junky territory. I also didn't expect anything deep so I wasn't worried about the loss in depth. It was a small area but detecting there was very time consuming. Trying to winkle out the goodies from all the iron or digging up foil kept me busy. I managed to pull some great condition coins and the hopes were high for a silver but again the earth was holding onto its secrets so far.

Last Chance Saloon (Field 3)
After eating some dinner I felt rejuvenated and pressed on. Almost straight away I had a bright loud signal and I could tell that the signal was close to the surface. Using my pinpointer I lifted out a beautiful early George III Irish half penny 1766. I couldn't believe the condition! It was like it had been dropped yesterday and wonderfully preserved. The soil must be really good there as in the other fields the coins are absolutely toasted. Either blank discs or badly corroded. Ironman started cheering at one point so I thought he'd found something good. I was quite happy with how the hunt had gone but in retrospect I think I spent too long in the garden. Next week I will be in a new permission all being well. Time to check out there fruits of my labours...

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Iron x13, modern x29, lead x7 copper alloys x19

Average bits
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coins from left to right George V 1920 Penny, George VI Three Pence 1942, Elizabeth II 1965 Three Pence

Good Finds
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George III Irish Half Penny 1766

Total Finds: 104

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Winning Find Roman Brooch by Ironman
The quest for the gold coin will continue.

See the hunt in action here: (You Tube video will be up later tonight)
:The video had to be scrapped. I used a video camera but unfortunately it sucked for close ups ;;z

Cheers all and happy hunting! I Hope you enjoyed the read and I hope you'll join us on the next dig. ::g

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Re: Deus Digger Diary: 250 Year old, still looks good (day 6

Post by Oxgirl36 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:25 pm

That's a beautiful coin!! Did you stay on Gary's hot program?

Good luck in the continued quest for the gold coin... :))
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Post by Allectus » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:30 pm

Cracking Halfpenny there Trev. Well done! ::g


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Post by john Colin » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:55 pm

Another great read thank you, I also found an Irish halfpenny of the same date and like you I was amazed at the condition. After a little research I discovered they were made from the very best copper unlike the English coins of this period.
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Re: Deus Digger Diary: 250 Year old, still looks good (day 6

Post by samuraitrev » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:59 pm

Oxgirl36 wrote:That's a beautiful coin!! Did you stay on Gary's hot program?

Good luck in the continued quest for the gold coin... :))
No, I switched back to my first love GMP after the garden. Thanks for commenting and the good wishes ::g
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Post by samuraitrev » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:00 pm

Allectus wrote:Cracking Halfpenny there Trev. Well done! ::g


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Thanks Allectus ::g
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Post by samuraitrev » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:01 pm

john Colin wrote:Another great read thank you, I also found an Irish halfpenny of the same date and like you I was amazed at the condition. After a little research I discovered they were made from the very best copper unlike the English coins of this period.
JC
Thanks JC I wasn't aware of that. Thanks for the information and for commenting! ::g
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Deus Digger Diary Day 67: Deus v4 Field Test + Review

Post by samuraitrev » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:36 pm

Here's the details:
Date of hunt: Sunday 19th of March
Location: Derbyshire. (B____'s Dig 2), (3 field survey).
Ground: ploughed (med mineralization, high iron contamination, high hot rocks)
Settings: V4 HOT
Detector: XP Deus with 11" coil. (v4 version)
Hunt Time: 8 hours.

You Tube Hunt Link at the end of this post ::g

Intro
Hello and welcome, my name's Trev and I hope you enjoy another edition of my diary. I hope to inform and entertain you with my particular style of blog. My raison d'être is to find a gold coin. I pray you are sitting comfortably in your study on an easy chair with your feet up. Perhaps with a drink of your choice in hand such as a glass of Remy Martin Louis XIII Cognac and nibbling at portions of foie gras. From the comfort of your own home you can read of my daring exploits in dark, dangerous and downright deadly Derbyshire. Before we get to this review and field test I want to tell you I'm not an 'expert' I'm not even sure many detecting 'experts' actually exist (except, obviously, manufacturers) . I have been detecting for the past 22 years and have owned a variety of detectors such as Minelabs and loaned many others. So, I have some experience but no actual qualifications in metal detecting apart from perhaps an NVQ in Lowest Find Rate 1990-2017 :)) I'm not a Deus fanboy. I will be absolutely honest on what I think.

Field Test of the XP Deus v4
Today you've joined me to test the Deus v4. I went to this location because these fields adjacent to the ones I'm on today were really difficult to detect on. In fact, Ironman went on to enigmatically say, "I'm not goin' there. It's rubbish!" Admittedly, it's full of iron, hot rocks and trash but that's all part of the fun, right? I have switched from 3.2 up to v4 and the new improvements/changes include 2 new programs called DEEP (Program 6) and HOT (Program 9) both listed as PRO settings in the updated v4 manual. The HOT program actually has -6.4 Descrimination. Yes, you read that right. You can now detect dark matter! I jest but this baby now hits everything. If you previously thought Gary's Hot program was a hot setting then this is a whole new level of hot. Think of comparing Theresa May to Angelina Jolie then you get the idea. :)) If you can't stand constant buzzing (perhaps you have a phobia for buzzing sounds: Deushotbuzzaphobia) then you may not get on with this setting. However, if you've been using Gary's Hot in the past or full tones then you will be pretty used to this. If you're a newbie, this setting may overwhelm you because the feedback is pretty much constant. My advice is go for the quiet life and detect on GMP program but if you like to hear everything and you can put up with LOTS of buzzing then this is the setting for you.

By the way, I'm not knocking this setting at all. It's absolutely amazing! O:8 It doesn't miss a thing. I've found tiny fragments of gold plated jewelry. The smallest musket ball I've ever found plus other little objects from respectable depths. I would say, in truth, I didn't get any small obects any deeper than 5" but larger objects such as buckles were coming up at around 9" May I remind you that these fields were pretty much no go areas before with the Deus and a T2. This machine has absolutely improved since 3.2. A very fast user interface skips between settings and programs much faster. More accurate tracking (changes to match the ground more frequently). It's more acurate on iron and hot rocks (I didn't get fooled by a single one. In the past, I was constantly digging them. If this detector can get by in fields like these it can hit anywhere.

Oscilloscope Visual Display Indicator
Now, picture this, as you're walking along to the constant, quiet buzz of minerals and iron contamination then a high tone PINGS out. You check the Oscilloscope (which is an X+Y grid) and it has a diagonal line from bottom left to top right. Straight away you know it's a non ferrous target (doesn't contain iron). Go dig it. For 8 hours it was never wrong. Yes sometimes it was foil and I did dig the odd large bit of Iron that sneaked through but this VDI is rock solid. I would trust this more than my oldest confidant. Yes, the Deus is a tonal machine and yes always dig the high tones, especially the faint ones but it gives you so much more information than the bouncing numbers on v3.2. It's hard to explain, unless you've seen it. Watch my video later and you'll see. Get v4 and use this setting on difficult ground and I could put (imaginary) money on you'll find more goodies, even on land you've hammered.

DEEP Program Field Test and Review
I tried to detect using this 8khz setting but to be honest I don't think this land was suitable for it. It's got way too much Iron, mineralization and trash. It couldn't cope with this area and the signals were constantly blasting through. The Oscilloscope was scribbling all over the screen like some demented, scribbling demon. After about 2 hours I came to the conclusion that this program is basically unusable in this areas this bad. I'm pretty sure this setting would be a beast on quiet, pasture with little mineralization and iron and pull up some good finds from depth. However, I must stress my own bottomless ignorance and naivety. I've been using the Deus at least once a week for the past few years but I'm still completely new to these 2 programs. I just wanted to share my findings as I saw them.

Final Thoughts
Are these new settings going to change the way I hunt? Yes, they are. I'm still going to be true to the wonder setting known a GMP but when the going gets tough (loads of Iron + mineralized) I'm bringing out the killer setting known as HOT. I'm looking forward to trying DEEP again on pasture and I will share my thoughts when I do. Take a look at what turned up and take note how tiny some of them are. I've enjoyed writing this and I hope you've enjoyed reading it.

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Iron x5, modern x66, lead x28, copper alloys x23

Average bits
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Coins Edward VII Half Penny 1903, George VI Three Pence 1940s

Good Find
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Fragment of rolled gold (plated: dang!)

Total Finds: 163

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The quest for the gold coin will continue.

See the hunt in action here: (You Tube video will be up later tonight)
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Cheers all and happy hunting! I Hope you enjoyed the read and I hope you'll join us on the next dig. ::g

Comments always very welcome ::g
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Roman find (see day 58)
Hammered silvers x3 (see day 60 +62)
GOLD rings (see day 68 + 70)

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