Detecting with the MXT at Local Schools
|School No. 1:
Swope Middle School
|School No. 2:
Wooster High School
This site is also only about 5 minutes
from my office, it adjoins to Wingfield, and I've been going here during my lunch hour as
well. This park covers about 3-4 acres. Though they are all in the same general
place, this park has far fewer coins than the Wingfield site across the river. Total
change is about $5 bucks.
|School No. 3:
Hunter Lake Grammar School
This is the largest older park in
town. I think the park dates from sometime in the thirties. The park covers about
100 acres, and is triangular in shape. I have in no way come close to fininshing off
the opportunities in this place. There are picnic areas, playgrounds, ball fields, walking
trails, meeting halls, monuments, a swimming pool and a number of other attractions.
The playgrounds have been pounded by others to the point that there is virtually
nothing there. In this park I have averaged about 50 cents in modern clad per
hour of detecting time. Total change is about $10 bucks.
As far as trash, there is some, but it is not excessive. My prefered setting on the MXT is to use the relic mode, alternate mode trigger forward, discrimination setting at just under 4. The 6x3 DD is preferred over the standard 950 because of its ability to pick coins out between iron junk, foil and hotrocks. Because coins do not sink down much (the Mercury dime was found at about 1 inch, and the 4 wheats no deeper than 2 inches), I have only set the gain at about 9. Because the trash is not excessive, you could use the coin / jewelry program, I just prefer the relic mode for easy hunting in this type of place.