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    D2 Maiden Voyage IMPRESSIVE !

    I think we got a real winner with this machine. I took it to my most pounded colonial site. It's a small little site and I've been lucky to pull a cuff button from the iron every now and then at this site over the last couple of years. The D2 managed to sniff out 6 additional buttons and a knee buckle fragment. Hunted with a couple of Pitch programs most of the time but did manage a couple of buttons in Deep HC as well.

    One of the buttons is a Continental Navy button! Looks like the same style as the one you found last November Dan.
    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
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    Coolest find: USA button with blue threads still on shank

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    No pics? ...then those buttons don't exist Only Dan knows what that Navy button looks like. Tease!
    As you know from our texts, I just got back from my D2 maiden too! I was also impressed, even though unlike you I never used the original Deus...AND I'm currently dealing with a curse. Even so, I dug a religious medal and tons of non-ferrous. I won't have much of a learning curve with the tones.
    i do have some questions that I'll pester you with in a PM.
    Congrats and continued success with your new wand!
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    OK Drew, you shamed me into posting the pics! And BTW, Dan's button is on the banner. Hopefully mine will look that good when it is cleaned. Glad you got off to a good start with the D2.



    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
    Purdiest coin: 1832 Capped Bust quarter
    Coolest find: USA button with blue threads still on shank

    "He who would search for pearls must dive below."

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    Wow great button ! lets see it cleaned the DII is impressive alright !!

    Drew if you want some "in the field" help with that machine Jeff or I would gladly come to you and hunt somewhere to compare signals and give tips to some of them nuances .
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    Looks like you had a good day. Let's see that button all cleaned up.
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    Yes, I'd love a "playing lesson." Button looks like it's a winner, Jeff!
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    Oh you are going to like the D2 Dan.

    Here is the Navy button partially cleaned. It's pretty delicate so I stopped here for now.



    Continuing the tour of my most pounded sites......Last week I managed another bunch of buttons and a super deep toasty 1797 Draped Bust. I love those early ones. This was dug the cellar hole front yard and coils have gone over that copper a hundred times.

    This week, more buttons and a copper that stumped the heck out of me. I saw the reeded edge and was thinking Liberty Cap! But when I got home and cleaned it a bit I could see some letters on the obverse. What copper has a reeded edge with letters on the obverse?? I let it dry over night and tried to clean it a bit more. I got the letters "John" to appear. And there were some really odd rectangles on the reverse. I was totally stumped and ready to call you for an ID but then I thought maybe it's a token. Sure enough, I started looking at English tokes and found a match. It's a 1793 John Wilkinson Conder token. You can't mistake those odd rectangles on the reverse for any other token.



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    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
    Purdiest coin: 1832 Capped Bust quarter
    Coolest find: USA button with blue threads still on shank

    "He who would search for pearls must dive below."

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    That's pretty dang impressive!
    Congrats on the goodies!
    I think I'm going to have to get me one of these fancy new DĒUS II's��
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    I'm finally on board with the Deus 2 and looking toward getting as much out of it as possible .
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    Good to hear that Dan. I am enjoying mine even though XP still has a few annoying quirks to work out. Drew has been really putting his through the paces and is ahead of me on the learning curve even though I was very proficient with the D1. The D2 really is a different machine in many aspects.
    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
    Purdiest coin: 1832 Capped Bust quarter
    Coolest find: USA button with blue threads still on shank

    "He who would search for pearls must dive below."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    Good to hear that Dan. I am enjoying mine even though XP still has a few annoying quirks to work out. Drew has been really putting his through the paces and is ahead of me on the learning curve even though I was very proficient with the D1. The D2 really is a different machine in many aspects.
    I would agree , i am trying to get the exact tonal sounds i had on the first deus but i am liking some of the new features already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    I would agree , i am trying to get the exact tonal sounds i had on the first deus but i am liking some of the new features already.
    Ok. I have been very good and resisting the urge to sell one of my Deus I's and get a Deus II. I can't bear the thought of Danny going back to all of our pounded sites and pulling stuff out with the Deus II while I watch with the vintage Deus I in my hand. It's a safe bet that I will have one in my backpack in short order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnie B View Post
    Ok. I have been very good and resisting the urge to sell one of my Deus I's and get a Deus II. I can't bear the thought of Danny going back to all of our pounded sites and pulling stuff out with the Deus II while I watch with the vintage Deus I in my hand. It's a safe bet that I will have one in my backpack in short order.
    now that you mention it i would like to go back to a couple of old haunts that were good to us
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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    now that you mention it i would like to go back to a couple of old haunts that were good to us
    I can think of one that we never even took the Deus I's too. I would love to see if anything comes out of that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnie B View Post
    I can think of one that we never even took the Deus I's too. I would love to see if anything comes out of that one.
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    Which one ?Name:  beans.jpg
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    Donnie B, we put tracking device in your car the day after you found your shilling. So don't worry about spilling the beans. Feel free to speak openly.
    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
    Purdiest coin: 1832 Capped Bust quarter
    Coolest find: USA button with blue threads still on shank

    "He who would search for pearls must dive below."

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    that area has about half a dozen 1600's to very early 1700's sites , we should plan a day just to go over all them good . the finds might be slim but what is found might be spectacular !


    Jeff , when we plan this out your welcome to join us .

    Dan
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    [QUOTE=del;235783]that area has about half a dozen 1600's to very early 1700's sites , we should plan a day just to go over all them good . the finds might be slim but what is found might be spectacular !


    Jeff , when we plan this out your welcome to join us .

    I like the way you think! There was a Liard in the Chimney Stack spill. We might be able to unmask something really good.
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