Deus Digger Diary Day 79: The Old Farm (see day 79)

Only for the discussion of the Deus Metal Detector.
User avatar
Oxgirl36
Posts: 2045
Joined: Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:54 pm
Location: Oxfordshire
Has thanked: 892 times
Been thanked: 703 times

Re: Deus Digger Diary: Deus V4 Field Test + Review (see day

Post by Oxgirl36 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:13 pm

Great write up - thank you! I've held off on moving to V4 after the coil frying reports. Recognise it looks sorted now but by then I'd been furnished with paint and a brush and had been set to work on painting the house. One bedroom completed and the second half way through left no time for detecting ;;z But intend to sort it out this week and do the upgrade.

Sure I'll hate the HOT programme as Fast sends me mad with the constant buzzing in my headphones without adding a full hornets nest to the mix. It's a personal thing I recognise but I love GMP so why change? But excited about the better tones and the new screen. I still dig far too horse shoes :-L

Looking forward to the video later - be good to see it in the field. And like the shamrock ;) very fitting on St Patrick's weekend.


XP Deus
8 silver hammered coins (1 in 2016; 7 in 2017) - and still searching for more :))
Not everything is as young as it looks ;)

User avatar
Stillburning
Posts: 1331
Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:11 am
Location: Gloucester
Has thanked: 107 times
Been thanked: 84 times

Re: Deus Digger Diary: Deus V4 Field Test + Review (see day

Post by Stillburning » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:24 am

Great post Trev, well done on that scrap of gold, that coin with your name on it will be out there somewhere ::g

I agree hot is great in the contaminated areas and dont mind digging the scraps of foil and lead as if you ignore those signals you are leaving the thin silver and small Roman coins behind.

I have also played a bit with the GMP and deep programmes, when I go on a new field I will start on hot as that is giving me so much information and it tells me where the iron is which is where people have been and the finds are likely to be. On the quieter areas I will switch to GMP, and if its really quiet to deep but checking some of those signals with hot once the first spadeful is out of the ground.

I dont get on with tracking because where there are a lot of hot rocks it tends to balance to them and then you miss those small signals, I can usually pick them out by the tone but if you look at the XY dispaly they tend to have a flat signal. If you are used to the tones from Garys Hot I would say that the XY display looks like the sounds you are hearing but would be useful when you are getting used to them.
I'm still burning you'll never put the spark out in my soul

john Colin
Posts: 671
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:18 pm
Location: SW Devon
Has thanked: 81 times
Been thanked: 76 times

Re: Deus Digger Diary: Deus V4 Field Test + Review (see day

Post by john Colin » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:03 am

Thank you for an honest informative post, I have not updated to V4 simply because most of my searching is on relatively clean pasture and my ears are as finely tuned as they ever will be to a tweaked version of GMP.

On the odd occasion I am on ploughed or stubble which has a high iron content then I do switch to fast although I have not used it sufficiently to be fully confidant in the tones, which suggest the XY display would be beneficial.

I wait with bated breath for the gold coin, which I am sure you will add to your collection one day.

JC

User avatar
Mega B
Posts: 3197
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:59 pm
Has thanked: 35 times
Been thanked: 46 times

Re: Deus Digger Diary: Deus V4 Field Test + Review (see day

Post by Mega B » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:39 am

As usual always a quality read,very enjoyable reading the real down to earth adventures of a detectorist ::g
I use what ever i think is the best machine for that specific site on that day.

User avatar
oldartefact
Posts: 5925
Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:31 am
Location: Gods own county - numero uno!
Has thanked: 290 times
Been thanked: 271 times

Re: Deus Digger Diary: Deus V4 Field Test + Review (see day

Post by oldartefact » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:56 pm

Yes I loved the read... entertaining as always ... and with a pint of Old Empire IPA under my skin ... please forgive the odd spilling mistake! Talking of Old ... I am an old stick in the Mud... yes I love the idea of a display that compliments my analytical thought process... we want numbers and a visual, so the new display has both, which must beat hands down that rather insulting horseshoe!!! Never figured out why that put a horse shoe on the display,,, it grates me every time I notice it!II
Its a bit like a bite detector having the pic of a minnow on the display!!!
Now I was out the other day and a fellow detectorist was telling me how much silver he had found since the upgrade... but the funny thing was that on the day I found a hammered and he didnt, so despite the upgrade Mother luck still rules supreme!!!
Lets hope that V4. turns out to be a killer upgrade... only time and finds will tell.

User avatar
Dave8472
Moderator
Posts: 10523
Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:52 pm
Location: Kent
Has thanked: 43 times
Been thanked: 30 times

Re: Deus Digger Diary: Deus V4 Field Test + Review (see day

Post by Dave8472 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:58 pm

Nice one, a great write up ::g

Dave &*(
Image

User avatar
oldartefact
Posts: 5925
Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:31 am
Location: Gods own county - numero uno!
Has thanked: 290 times
Been thanked: 271 times

Re: Deus Digger Diary: Deus V4 Field Test + Review (see day

Post by oldartefact » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:01 pm

Oxgirl36 wrote:Great write up - thank you! I've held off on moving to V4 after the coil frying reports. Recognise it looks sorted now but by then I'd been furnished with paint and a brush and had been set to work on painting the house. One bedroom completed and the second half way through left no time for detecting ;;z But intend to sort it out this week and do the upgrade.

Sure I'll hate the HOT programme as Fast sends me mad with the constant buzzing in my headphones without adding a full hornets nest to the mix. It's a personal thing I recognise but I love GMP so why change? But excited about the better tones and the new screen. I still dig far too horse shoes :-L

Looking forward to the video later - be good to see it in the field. And like the shamrock ;) very fitting on St Patrick's weekend.
Dont over do the painting OG ... life is too short. I do Deus Fast ... like teenagers do McDonalds ... and I must say that most of the time I have a buzz free day detecting ... that is apart from the buzz of finding something decent!

coil
Posts: 4115
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:55 pm
Location: grays essex
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: Deus Digger Diary: Deus V4 Field Test + Review (see day

Post by coil » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:41 pm

Great write up I'm keeping my eye on v4 for a bit Trev ::g

Bully1970

Re: Deus Digger Diary: Deus V4 Field Test + Review (see day

Post by Bully1970 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:53 pm

Nice finds there Trev, not had time to come on here much so didnt see the Irish coin, lovely, I found one but it was hardly IDable.

Like others I find the honesty and down to earth finds pretty refreshing, back when I was on FB it seemed like everyone only found perfect Hammies and gold staters...Im jealous, I'll admit it! But you never saw the normal finds, its all or nothing for me, the good and the bad. :E

User avatar
oldartefact
Posts: 5925
Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:31 am
Location: Gods own county - numero uno!
Has thanked: 290 times
Been thanked: 271 times

Re: Deus Digger Diary: Deus V4 Field Test + Review (see day

Post by oldartefact » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:59 pm

Bully1970 wrote:Nice finds there Trev, not had time to come on here much so didnt see the Irish coin, lovely, I found one but it was hardly IDable.

Like others I find the honesty and down to earth finds pretty refreshing, back when I was on FB it seemed like everyone only found perfect Hammies and gold staters...Im jealous, I'll admit it! But you never saw the normal finds, its all or nothing for me, the good and the bad. :E
Yes this is a great site ... no fakers ... and no being slagged off for no reason... hey ho.
Not quite sure what to make of your avatar though!!!! maybe I need to visit specsavers!

User avatar
samuraitrev
Posts: 834
Joined: Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:34 pm
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 21 times

Re: Deus Digger Diary: Deus V4 Field Test + Review (see day

Post by samuraitrev » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:06 am

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I'll be out testing again on Sunday on a different site. One that I'm hoping will produce. Thanks for the good wishes for that elusive gold coin they really do spur me on. Thanks to everyone for reading and commenting. I read every comment and I'm on here every day (if I'm not out detecting this is my next port of call).

Happy digging everyone and a huge thank you to my new subscribers. I'm going to improve my videos with a new camera very soon so hang in there. Right off to bed to dream about what the next hunt may bring! ;)
Derbyshire based concealed junk removal operative.

Check out some previous hunts and Deus setting field tests.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhHEwdexmZ4

User avatar
samuraitrev
Posts: 834
Joined: Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:34 pm
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 21 times

Deus Digger Diary Day 68: V4 Finds Victorian GOLD RING!+Silv

Post by samuraitrev » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:40 pm

Here's the details:
Date of hunt: Sunday 26th of March
Location: Derbyshire. (L____'s Dig 1)
Ground: pasture (med mineralization, med iron contamination, low hot rocks)
Settings: V4 HOT
Detector: XP Deus with 11" coil. (v4 version)
Hunt Time: 5 hours.

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

Establishing good relations with the landowner
Hello and a welcome to another installment of Deus Digger Diary. I went to meet the landowner and he told me all about the land. Such as an old farm was once on the land which was demolished in the 30's. When building a new garden and house he found some huge gate posts and trough. He told me all about which areas had been landscaped in the past 40 years and where pathways were. He also showed me the tree where buzzards were nesting and the male was definietely telling us to clear off in buzzard language. There were sheep and cows in the adjacent fields and I assured him I would keep an eye on things. He showed an interest in my detector and I even let him hold her. It felt strange letting another man hold her but in the interest of good relations I felt I had to turn a blind eye ;)) As it transpired he told me he's very good friends with other farmers. Some of which have land next to a church! He said he'd have a word and I should be able to get on the fields. It's amazing what can be achieved just by spending some time chatting and getting to know people.

Where to Choose?
This is a huge area next to a village and I wasn't sure where to start. There were areas of pasture that were wheat fields in the distant past. There were also tree covered areas that were so dark there was little growing at ground level. I decided to start at the highest point of the permission that overlooked the village. In the past I've found these areas to be quite productive. I set the Deus to HOT just so I could hear what was under my feet and there was a moderate amount of iron and mineralization. I decided to keep detecting on HOT to ignore the ground conditions. Any iffy signals I checked with GMP or DEEP.

A Promising Start : Coin Spill!
Well as soon as I started getting signals there were a few coins (mostly modern) but I got a loud beep just under a patch of weeds. Out came four coins. At the time I thought they were just crusty half pennies but upon cleaning them up when I got home 2 of them were silvers, well 50% but hey I was still very happy. I tried GMP in the same area and got a 5th coin too! It just shows that the lower reactivity and higher discrimination allows the Deus to be able to punch a bit deeper and see the targets better. I hit some really small targets such a bits of dress jewelry and even an air gun pellet. I kept finding bullets too. Some of them were live although after research I think they're toy bullets as they've got Mettoy stamped underneath. I found a nice enameled badge with MATLOCK on it. I would love to know what the badge was for though. Many other interesting finds appeared throughout the day such as a George and Mary Silver Jubilee medallion 6th May 1910 turned up. A Cat's ID canister withe the address and name still written on a piece of paper. Also a lipstick that looks like it's from the 30's that once would have been held on something as it has a small copper ring at the top. Plus loads more coins kept me going but nothing could prepare me what came next...

At Long Last, Some Gold!
I was deciding whether or not to pack up for the day but some little detecting angel whispered to mine ear. "Once more unto the lines dear Deus, once more" I had been on my way down the final row when a nice high BLEEP sang to me like the soft sigh of a lover. I dug down thinking,
"Hmmm, this could be a little silver coin." I was delighted to see a small ring before my astonished eyes. Even at this point I thought it might be silver until I saw the hallmarks. Luckily I got my reaction on film which you can see in the video. I'm so happy to have found some gold. I phoned the landowner (who is now thinking of getting a metal detector) and he came to see. I asked if he wanted it but he said I could have it. I researched it when I got home and it was assayed in Birmingham in 1891 and made by Oetzman & Co.

Final Thoughts
What a first hunt eh? I'm definitely going back there as soon as I can. In fact if I didn't work full time I'd be there every day. I bet there's much more to be uncovered and I hope you've enjoyed taking a look. Until next time everyone. Keep digging, you never know when the find of a lifetime may appear!

Gratis Junk Removal Service
P3270001.JPG
Iron x2, modern x33, lead x3, copper alloys x4

Average bits
P3270006.JPGlowres.jpg
Coins from left to right.
Old 50 pence 1983
Shilling 1956, 1960, 1961, 1963
old 5 pence 1968, 1970, 1980
Modern 2 pence x14
modern 1 pence x8
old half pence 1974
Penny Victoria and ?
Half Penny George V and George VI
Three Pence 1941, 1943
Esti Vabariik 10 Senti 2002 (Estonia)
Penny George III?

Good Find
P3270003.JPGlowres.jpg
1891 Birmingham 9 carat ring with blue stone? Comment below if you know your gemstones ::g
1927 George V Sixpence
1933 George VI Shilling

Total Finds: 113

Ironman 2 DeusDigger 4 (winning find gold ring)

The quest for the gold coin will continue.

See me in action here: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=UrXMoHWRKE4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Cheers all and happy hunting! I Hope you enjoyed the read and I hope you'll join us on the next dig. ::g
Please Subscribe and help my channel out. I really want to hit the 50 subscribers milestone! ::g
Comments always very welcome ::g
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Last edited by samuraitrev on Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:37 pm, edited 5 times in total.
Derbyshire based concealed junk removal operative.

Check out some previous hunts and Deus setting field tests.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhHEwdexmZ4

User avatar
Allectus
Posts: 22164
Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:37 am
Location: Essexshire ;-)
Has thanked: 145 times
Been thanked: 789 times

Re: Deus Digger Diary: V4 finds 1891 GOLD ring!! (see day 68

Post by Allectus » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:55 pm

That's a fancy looking bit of yellow stuff there Trev. Well done mate, thoroughly deserved! ::g ::g


A ;)
British by Birth - English by the Grace Of God.

User avatar
KTM666
Posts: 60
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:30 pm
Location: Nottinghamshire

Re: Deus Digger Diary: V4 finds 1891 GOLD ring!! (see day 68

Post by KTM666 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:01 am

Hi Trev, followed this a bit later on. I have also moved to V4, not really noticing difference as yet but maybe more effective in certain ground. I notice that you are finding that V4 is more accurate on iron and hot rocks, do you mean sound or numbers? The coke I hit is either 25-27 or jumps all over a 70 number swing, but behaviour is a fair giveaway. I find large iron can be a bit difficult, buzzing with a quite clear ping, sometimes masking a non ferrous target, sometimes not. How do you find V4 on those? Nice write ups and a great gold find, you are approaching your goal, best of luck. :D
XP Deus with 11" coil. Garrett Carrot.

User avatar
littleboot
Posts: 1374
Joined: Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:22 pm
Location: Normandy (the cider and cheese area)
Has thanked: 123 times
Been thanked: 188 times

Re: Deus Digger Diary: V4 finds 1891 GOLD ring!! (see day 68

Post by littleboot » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:29 am

Lovely ring...gold and turquoise. ]l Big loss for someone back in the day.
You are hot on the trail of a gold coin now Trev....all the signs are there.
Thoroughly enjoyed your write up as usual...its the way you tell 'em. The bit about letting the farmer hold your detector made me chuckle.
Why not pull a sickie and have a few days detecting....before the farmer decides to do it all himself? ;))
GMP, Tesoro Invincible, wellies.

User avatar
Stillburning
Posts: 1331
Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:11 am
Location: Gloucester
Has thanked: 107 times
Been thanked: 84 times

Re: Deus Digger Diary: V4 finds 1891 GOLD ring!! (see day 68

Post by Stillburning » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:32 pm

Well done on the first piece of gold Trev, an interesting ring with a bit of age to it ::g

Looks like a busy days detecting, especially on the coin front, fingers crossed you get that gold coin one day ::g
I'm still burning you'll never put the spark out in my soul

User avatar
samuraitrev
Posts: 834
Joined: Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:34 pm
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 21 times

Re: Deus Digger Diary: V4 finds 1891 GOLD ring!! (see day 68

Post by samuraitrev » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:47 pm

KTM666 wrote:Hi Trev, followed this a bit later on. I have also moved to V4, not really noticing difference as yet but maybe more effective in certain ground. I notice that you are finding that V4 is more accurate on iron and hot rocks, do you mean sound or numbers? The coke I hit is either 25-27 or jumps all over a 70 number swing, but behaviour is a fair giveaway. I find large iron can be a bit difficult, buzzing with a quite clear ping, sometimes masking a non ferrous target, sometimes not. How do you find V4 on those? Nice write ups and a great gold find, you are approaching your goal, best of luck. :D
Just look how much iron I was getting before v4. It's much better at discriminating iron. The tones just buzz and the numbers remain low rather than bouncing up and down. The odd bit of big iron catches me out though. Hot rocks are a breeze now. They don't bounce around either. They stay at around 28-32. This is the new setting HOT. I really can't fault it. It definitely not as deep as GMP or DEEP but it's a joy to use.

Thanks to everyone for commenting and good wishes ::g l;.
Derbyshire based concealed junk removal operative.

Check out some previous hunts and Deus setting field tests.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhHEwdexmZ4

User avatar
samuraitrev
Posts: 834
Joined: Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:34 pm
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 21 times

Re: Deus Digger Diary: V4 finds 1891 GOLD ring!! (see day 68

Post by samuraitrev » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:49 pm

littleboot wrote: Why not pull a sickie and have a few days detecting....before the farmer decides to do it all himself? ;))
Don't tempt me. It did cross my mind but I'm not that kind of guy. I kinda wish I was. :))
Derbyshire based concealed junk removal operative.

Check out some previous hunts and Deus setting field tests.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhHEwdexmZ4

User avatar
samuraitrev
Posts: 834
Joined: Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:34 pm
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 21 times

Re: Deus Digger Diary: V4 finds 1891 GOLD ring!! (see day 68

Post by samuraitrev » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:51 pm

Stillburning wrote:Well done on the first piece of gold Trev, an interesting ring with a bit of age to it ::g

Looks like a busy days detecting, especially on the coin front, fingers crossed you get that gold coin one day ::g
Thanks for your continued support and comments Stillburning. You've been on this journey with me from the start along with many others. I'm going to do you all proud one day. Until then this truck's gonna keep on rolling OooO
Derbyshire based concealed junk removal operative.

Check out some previous hunts and Deus setting field tests.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhHEwdexmZ4

User avatar
Oxgirl36
Posts: 2045
Joined: Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:54 pm
Location: Oxfordshire
Has thanked: 892 times
Been thanked: 703 times

Re: Deus Digger Diary: V4 finds 1891 GOLD ring!! (see day 68

Post by Oxgirl36 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:17 pm

Might not be a gold coin but this is pretty close. Great days hunting, and lovely round up as usual ::g
XP Deus
8 silver hammered coins (1 in 2016; 7 in 2017) - and still searching for more :))
Not everything is as young as it looks ;)

Post Reply

Return to “XP DEUS Forum”