« Back to Finds Posted October 1st, 2010 by Virginia Dave

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Item Found: Relic

Location: Virginia

Metal Detector Used: M-Series (800-0308-1)


October 1st, 2010
   White's Electronics,

First I must say, I've never been a fan of DD coils for Civil War Relic hunting, but the D-2 has changed that mentality. I've always had better results with concentric (mono) coils for deep Relics in all ground conditions, but have always given the new, latest and greatest DD's their fair share of testing in the field, my last being the Eclipse Deep Scan 8x14. Target separation results with the DD's were always good, but the slight loss of depth was critical in the fields of Relic hunting these days, in my parts of VA Even in VA's moderate Iron mineralization, I had a concentric 12" coil that was the performer.

I was hearing good things about the new D-2 through our Relic hunting community, and our local dealer had a good deal on them at a group hunt, so I made the purchase. Always optimistic when it's something new from White's, this coil was going to get my normal, undivided attention of field testing for months to come.

Now being a year and a half later from the purchase, I can say this DD coil is a performer. This coil runs smooth in good or bad ground, excellent separation, great depth, and good Pinpointing abilities for a 10" DD. I ran the coil on the MXT and Wow, what a combo. This coil suites the MXT extremely well in my opinion, and for all kinds of detecting. I really like this coil and am definitely impressed with its performance in the Relic hunting world.

My last hunt before extreme summer conditions took over, yielded some pretty good finds from a heavily hunted Union encampment. Detecting conditions already fairly diminished with moderate Iron mineralization, and the signs of spring rains long gone, the MXT armed with the D-2 finished off my spring digging season with a full pouch and one sweet CW dated 61" Seated Quarter!! With little wear, most likely from a Soldiers payroll.

Fall digging season I'll be seeing how that D-2 runs with my new SpectraV3i. I'm sure it's going to be reason for another story submission.

Virginia Dave

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