Detecting on a slope

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Detecting on a slope

Post by BigMac_13 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:39 pm

Whilst out today we ended on a bit of ground where the ground was falling away from us, the coil was below our feet. We adjusted the coil so it was parallel with the ground, right or wrong i don’t know. Got a couple of hits and dug down, didn’t find anything. Should we have dug straight down or more into the slope ?



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Re: Detecting on a slope

Post by oldartefact » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:56 pm

if your coil is parallel to the slope then you dig into the slope ... if your coil is at an angle to the slope then you dig down ... if you get my drift.
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Re: Detecting on a slope

Post by Steve_T » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:21 pm

If the coil positioned like bottom right i suspect there would be a back edge bias??

Always best to have the coil like Top and Bottom Left

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Re: Detecting on a slope

Post by Allectus » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:46 pm

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Re: Detecting on a slope

Post by Fusion » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:52 pm

If you're searching for gold in Australia, remember everything is reversed, so you'll need to turn Steve's diagram upside down.
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Re: Detecting on a slope

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:11 pm

Fusion wrote:
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If you're searching for gold in Australia, remember everything is reversed, so you'll need to turn Steve's diagram upside down.
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Re: Detecting on a slope

Post by Koala » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:43 pm

Very steep and I find it easier to detect up hill.


Always amazes me how stuff ends up on steep slopes.

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Re: Detecting on a slope

Post by oldartefact » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:17 am

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:11 pm
Fusion wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:52 pm
If you're searching for gold in Australia, remember everything is reversed, so you'll need to turn Steve's diagram upside down.
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Re: Detecting on a slope

Post by Easylife » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:38 am

Just detect across the slope - simples! :D
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Re: Detecting on a slope

Post by Saffron » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:47 am

Easylife wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:38 am
Just detect across the slope - simples! :D
Not in my opinion.

Although it is easier walking if you detect "across the slope" it means that as you swing the detector to the one side it is higher than you are while at the other side of the swing it is lower than you are, making it very difficult to keep a constant height above the ground and makes it extra hard work on the arms.

So although walking up the hill might be harder (I prefer it to walking down) on the legs by shortening the shaft slightly compared with on flat ground it is easy to keep the coil at a constant height just above the ground level.

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