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    Still learning the Treasure master

    I'm still getting the hang of my treasure master after using my TK4 for quite awhile. It seems to be giving false readings some times. It showed a penny 75 at 2" and I dug it only to go 6" to find a crushed can. Sometimes it gives a solid reading on both VDI and pinpoint at 2"-3", but my pin pointer pro finds nothing even at 5". I know that this isn't an exact science, but it gets frustrating to dig a hole and find nothing. I know about the halo effect but the soil shows no rust remnants of an object. It often pings and I do a complete sweep and the target is gone. I have dismissed some of these due to soil conditions. I'm still getting to know my machine and I don't fault it for any of this. I just want to know if anyone has a tip or two to save some unnecessary digging. I dig a lot because I don't want to miss a treasure by walking away from it.
    I'm still getting used to having a pull tab, a nickel,and a gold ring all showing the same VDI numbers.
    By the way, Whites tech support is the best.

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    I have a TreasurePro and it’s basically the same machine as the TreasureMaster. These are two very good detectors. The depth readings on any detector are based on coin size targets. Your found can is a large target so even though the can is deep it will show it to be shallow on the display. You need to use the 3-S Rule when digging a target. The 3-S Rule means Sound, Shape, and Size. You can see the shape and size during the pinpoint process. You will learn after much practice how a target sounds and if it is a good target to dig. Here’s a trick of the trade. One way you can ID a deep can is to hold the coil high above the ground and swing. If you get a signal while swinging the coil, it’s most likely a large target. Just remember some large targets can also be very interesting artifacts. The best way to identify a target is to dig it up. I wish you much luck with this hobby. I hope you find something really cool. Good luck and happy hunting.

    http://forums.whiteselectronics.com/...0-The-3-S-Rule
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    Just keep doin' what you're doin' .... With practice comes experience, and your "treasure to trash" ratio will go up ! You'll learn what a "good" target sounds like, how it pinpoints, etc.
    If there's anything I hate worse than diggin' pulltabs, its missin' a gold ring.

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    I too remember how frustrating it can be to get a good signal and there is nothing there when you dig it. You are right to dig a lot, that is how we all had to do it to learn. Rodney and Fox's advice is spot on, practice = experience = more treasure!

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    Hi My Fellow TH'er CowDude
    It is always good to hear from others that are asking questions as that shows that you are very interested in learning the hobby. Wish ALL new detectors you will have a learning curve, that is a given! As I have never used a Treasure Master I do not know anything about it. My question to you is what program/settings are you using to learn your detector? I have found that using the 'All Metal' or 'Relic" programs to learn a detector is by far the quickest way to learn a new detector. Dig every signal even if you are sure it is junk, you just never know when that pull tab signal will turn out to be gold ring! Digging all signals will help you learn just what a signal is and after a while you will learn what is a good signal and what is not. I just find it best to dig everything so when I return for another day of digging I am not hearing the same trash items. Even with the more expensive detectors you will get false signals, sometimes it is mineral content of the soil, other times it is the tiniest of items, and yes the halo effect comes into play. Many things can cause falsing, such as EMI, very deep large items, hot rocks, etc. Keep doing what you are doing and you will learn your detector before long. I wish you all the best of luck! Stay patient and do not get frustrated, do your homework and find out where buildings were a hundred or two hundred years ago, chat with grandparents and ask permission to search properties that have the look of older times. ;-)

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    Donít know much about the Treasuremaster but I recently purchased a Treasurepro and to be honest I wasnít impressed with it. Itís fine for coinshooting but if you want a machine thatís gonna find the good stuff like small jewelry I would invest a little more money because the Treasurepro wasnít very good at it. I laid a small gold ring on the ground and swept my coil across it and it would not pick it up regardless of how much sensitivity I gave it. Spend a little more money and get something better is my advice to anyone looking for a new detector

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    Welcome Darren. While the TreasurePro IS an entry level unit, the TreasurePro is much better than you describe. Was the ring WHITE gold or platinum or flashed with rhodium? If so, it is going to be hard to see with ANY detector. You'll have to use minimum discrimination to hit those type targets. Try opening up the low end of the VDI scale (accept lower numbers).

    Also, verify that the detector can see the ring in Pinpoint (All Metal) mode. If it can, then DISC is the issue. If it can't, you may have a problem with your detector. If that's the case, it should demonstrate the same reduced performance on ALL targets.
    If there's anything I hate worse than diggin' pulltabs, its missin' a gold ring.

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    Yes the ring is white gold I did try using all metal mode and it did pick it up in all medal mode. I will try opening up the discrimination a little more to see if it works. I truly hope your right because I want to give this unit to my wife but not if it’s not gonna find jewelry. We’re planning a trip to Virginia Beach in a few weeks and we both are hoping for some nice finds

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    Thanks deolslyfox
    i took foil discrimination out and it does pick it up now. I’m glad this is so because now I can give this detector to my wife with confidence that she will be able to find the smaller jewelry at the beach on our upcoming trip.
    Im looking forward to receiving my MX Sport soon and can’t wait to try it out. Now that I know the small rings signal is in the foil range I will make sure I allow foil while I’m searching.
    Thanks a million

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    That's great .... Thanks for sharing !!
    If there's anything I hate worse than diggin' pulltabs, its missin' a gold ring.

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    Welcome to the forum Darren. I have a TreasurePro here too for my daughter and I have used it quite a bit and have really good luck with it. Now that Fox helped you out you and your wife should do well with the TreasurePro. Good luck and happy hunting.
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