Also met a few fellow detectorists on the beach, the most I have ever seen there and a friendly bunch. Had a nice chat to a family of detectorists, Hi John and family if you look in, hope you found some more goodies on your way back to your car.
Above is a pic of my finds today of any interest, A bit of a mixed lot for a change, £3.43 in decimal, a thrupenny bit, 4 sixpences, 4 buttons, a silvery necklace, 7 fishing weights, a tiny something with stones in (see larger pic), a copper name tag, and a 925 sterling silver ring.
This is a closer look at the ring, its a monster, large and chunky, Normally with something like a ring I like to take a pic of it in situ before I pick it up, but when I saw it in the hole I thought it must be a fitment or something and just picked it up, noway did I think it was a ring because of its size. I'm sure the numbers do say 925.
Don't ask me what this is on the right here, I've no idea. My pinpointer had its work cut out trying to find it.
Its tiny, and as you can see its sat against a 1p piece for size comparison. Seems to have 6 coloured stones on it and in the center I can make out a portrait of someone. Not even sure what metal it is either but its an attractive little thing.
I thought this was a good in situ shot. An eyes only find of a 1p piece trapped under a pebble, just laying there on top of the sand. I found about 5 coins just laying on the top.
I found the best settings for on the wet sand at this beach were....
IRON DISC 10
GROUND BALANCE 5
SIGNAL AUDIO 2
I ran it like that 95% of the time. There were pips and pops coming through the headphones which I could have got rid of by turning the sensitivity further down, but I like to keep the sensitivity up as far as possible so I put up with the pips and pops. When a good clean digable signal did come through you couldn't miss it.
Just one point that made me nervous was the thought of if I turned the Iron Disc, (which I assumed is the discriminator setting) all the way up to its maximum of 10, I would be knocking out some targets like small silver coins etc. On the Friday before I went I did some air tests just to see if this would happen, well, it don't and the proof is in those 4 little sixpences I found yesterday. Also having the Iron Disc never effected the depth as far as I could tell. The main thing that does effect depth is the Sensitivity setting as with most all other machines. That's why I like to keep this setting as high as possible.