It was too wet to detect today, but I had to try out the Classic SL Mr Bill sent. I used both the 8 and 9.5 inch coils for about an hour each at a ballfield in the west side of town that's been in use since the mid 1950's or longer. It doesn't have a lot of ferrous trash, but it's loaded with tabs, bottle caps and all kinds of other nonferrous trash. The park and rec guys have hunted the field a lot, a couple of other guys hunted it several times and Denny and I hunted there a couple of times, but although we've found a huge number of pennies, including wheaties, not a single silver coin has been found there by those I know who have hunted it. Today was no different. I got 16 pennies and three clad dimes, most of which were four to five inches deep except for two early 1960's pennies that were maybe six inches down. Where I used the Classic today wasn't a location that could be used to compare it and the GMT 1650, but I might try it tomorrow where the 1850's antebellum house was located just north of the community center, lots of iron there so it's a location that would provide a valid comparison. I can't hunt where the concession stand was located at the old football field, or another place I want to try it, until weekend.
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