Thought I’d start a finds thread as a way to document my fumbling towards competency as a metal detectorist.
Tonight was a lovely 90 minutes spent on an East Auckland beach, as I tried to learn the ins and outs of my X-Terra 705. I took it back to factory resets and then went into all metal mode… before exploring the different preset discrimination settings on targets. I’m only just beginning to get a sense for targets and what, where and how they make themselves known to the machine and me.
I’m also hamstrung for not having a pinpointer or sand scoop yet. Doing this with a trowel and hands is tedious. Fun? Yes. But speedy it is not.
All said and done, though? I ran across my first coin spill midway between the high and low tide lines, and now have a started aluminum, steel and brass/copper recycling bins in earnest in my shed.
Love to hear folks thoughts, opinions and ideas as i journey on here. So pull up a pew and have yarn.