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Sergei Upstateny
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Lives in Upstate New York (USA) and Leningrad region (Russia)
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I modified and updated my old article - "Hot Rocks: How To Identify & Eliminate Their False Signals" which now contains FIVE pages instead of one, and all in-depth useful information on Hot Rocks, their Types and how to ID and reduce, if not eliminate, their false-metallic signals. My article also includes info on 1) downsides of using Automatic Ground Balance and Automatic/Semi-Automatic modes, 2) Conductive Wet Salts, and 3) use of Positive & Negative Offsets of detector's Ground balance.
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Hello Sergei. Was on your site and tried clicking on the E-mail me tab but, didn't work. My question? Found the Grizzly Gold Pan on your site. It says $22.95 Retail price but, How can it be ordered?
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Factors That Affect VDI Readings of Non-Ferrous Targets - This article explains why the VDI readings (conductivity values) of non-ferrous targets might appear lower than they are supposed to be on a display. Though this article is included into a section on features and modes of the XP Deus metal detector, information in this article is useful to owners of ALL advanced metal detectors on today's market.
Operating Frequency Change - Formula, Mixed VDI Value Effect, High Salinity Effect
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I posted my in-depth review on the DetectorPro Grey Ghost wireless headphones designed for the XP Deus, which includes my field-test report, photographed reactions of XP Deus users on the Grey Ghost headphones during metal detecting hunts, pros and cons, and my comparison of the wireless Grey Ghost headphones to the XP WS4 headset: http://www.metaldetectingworld.com/detectorpro-grey-ghost-headphones-for-xp-deus.shtml
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got fascinated with treasure hunting are you reachable? in Kenya Africa and wants to partner with you to exploit Africa's potential kosgeychris@gmail.com
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I added a new story (Story #8) - "Opening Metal Detecting Season in Upstate New York in February" (http://www.metaldetectingworld.com/open-new-metaldetecting-season-new-york.shtml) to Detecting in USA section. This story describes two metal detecting outings in Upstate New York during snowless winter of 2012, and is an example of extreme metal detecting carried out by enthusiasts who is addicted to the hobby, live in northern states of the country, and, to fight the winter dreariness, attempt to cheat the winter. It is a fun read. Enjoy!
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To all metal detecting and treasure hunting enthusiasts around the world: I wish you great health, happiness, success and lots of fantastic finds in upcoming metal detecting season of 2014! Let it be better than the previous treasure hunting year!
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XP Deus Air Test and Sergei's 100-Target VDI Chart for US Coins and Relics - My article explains importance of air-testing both ferrous and non-ferrous targets with XP Deus, and includes my 100-Target VDI Chart. This chart provides Deus users with invaluable information - VDI values of common US targets, which is essential for creating the most efficient search programs.
Air Test Results Are Essential for Creating Effective Search Programs and Optimizing Performance
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Air Test Various Targets To Learn Your Metal Detector - This article explains air testing various targets commonly found in your locality, how to set up the Air Test, what valuable information can be gained from it, and how to use it for creating an effective search program of any type.
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I added more useful info to my in-depth Guide to Metal Detecting Around Cellar Holes, which I also revised. Added now are visual characteristics of cellars of homesteads of two time periods (pre-1800s and from late 1800s to mid-1800s), visual clues to remnants of former cellar holes - now either depressions or earth mounds, and a Secret "Scan Deeper Layers" search technique for getting deepest (i.e. oldest) coins from "pounded" hunt sites with cellar holes (page 8). Please RELOAD each page a couple of times to see changes.
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Hello Sergei,
As you may know, Colombia my country is and has always been a gold-rich country. Since the spanish conquest of the americas, we have always heard about great ammounts of gold unearthed. By the early  1800`s the country liberated itself from the spaniards and became an independent republic. From this moment on, people had to manage for themselves in the collective creation of a new state. The New Colombians, british and the germans were by then very eager to exploit the land in search for its natural resources specially and furthermost its gold. Hundreds of gold mines swept Colombia for a hundred years, extracting enourmous quantities of gold. By the mid 1950`s, lots of these mines were closed. During this great affluent period, as there were no banks to safeguard assets as gold bars, nuggets and coins, these were kept at home. I'm quite sure there are still many chests hidden either underground or within the very thick compacted earth walls in these state houses. In case these wooden chests are buried underground, it would most probably be inside the house. Most of these houses had wooden floors structurally supported by wooden beams which in turn would supported by clay bricks or stone pillars. So, the distance between the wooden floor and the ground level could easily be 60 cms.

My questions Sergei are the following:
*¿Are Pulse Induction metal detectors capable of sending a signal 60cms above ground level? and if so which are its limitations?

***As what i'm looking for are chests, ¿Could a Ground Penetrating Radar system be of more use? Would it have the same problem as the P. I. Detectors regarding the space between the signal output and the ground level?

***Walls most probably are as good as floors for hiding boxes and are at least 66% bigger in surface area than the floors themselves, ¿What type of equipment would you recommend considering that most of the scanning has to be done vertically?

Sergei, I've read a lot of of interesting articles that cearly show your expertise on these matters; Its a pleasure for me to have this opportunity to ask you for your opinions which would be of great help as I am new to this field and have decided to buy myself an adequate metal detecting system or a cavity sensing system.

Thank you very much from Colombia.
Carloscalle2005@gmail.com
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Hello Everyone!
I will be doing a presentation - "Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting in Eastern Europe" at the Empire State Metal Detector Association club meeting in Latham, New York, on February 24th, 2014. If you would like to attend the event, meet with me and ask me questions, interact with other metaldetectorists, participate in raffles, make new friends, please visit the ESMDA's official website (http://www.esmda.org/directions.cfm) for more information and directions to the meeting place.  I hope to see you there! Cheers! :)
Directons to Our Monthly Meeting Location. The club meets at the Latham Fire Department on the lower level on the north side of the building. The address of the Latham Fire Department is: 266 Old Loudon Rd Latham, NY 12110 ...
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If you are interested in the hobby of metal detecting and treasure hunting, and would like to learn about it as much as possible, my website - MetalDetectingWorld.com, which features many in-depth articles, tutorials and true stories, may be of great help to you!
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Hi my name is Homer and i would like to deal with metal detectors but i want to spend my economy to something good..
1) I would like something with good separation of metals and good depth that you can used  on land and sea. also i see have a metal detector that can detecting cave. 
i read on internet about metal detectors but I never used a metal detectors so i need  a help from special and from people they use metal detectors many thanks to everyone..
I am between(or anyone proposed me)
 Garrett ATX Pro
Minelab CTX-3030
Minelab Excalibur II 
Deephunter PRO
Nokta Golden King DPR Plus 
OKM Black Hawk R3
XP DEUS
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I'm an adventurer, self-educator, and the captain of my fate - this is just another way to describe myself as both a metaldetectorist and a treasure hunter. :)
Introduction
I have been pursuing the hobby of metal detecting and treasure hunting since 1993. I am the author of MetalDetectingWorld.com. MetalDetectingWorld.com has become an in-depth resource for metaldetectorists and treasure hunters seeking to better understand and apply effective techniques and methods of metal detecting, research and preservation of finds. Since I built my informative web site in 2005, I have been truly dedicated to my creation and its further development: when I'm not treasure hunting, traveling or sleeping, I'm writing new articles, tutorials and stories related to metal detecting. I'm also into playing an acoustic guitar, listening to music of various styles (classic English rock, jazz, reggae, liquid jungle, techno, house, blue grass - it depends on my mood), photography, painting scenery reflections on water in watercolors, playing chess, reading psychological thrillers, watching American classic movies, swimming, and making people think. Or laugh! :)
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I got my spot in the Guinness Book of Records (People's Achievements) in 2002.
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  • School of Life
    present
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"I used to do nothing, now I'm retiring!" :)
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metal detecting, writing, photography
Employment
  • the Potato Field
    treasure hunter, present
    Unearthing coins and artifacts lost or hidden by ancient humans
  • Indoors
    web publicist, 2013
    Trying to do my best in sharing my practical knowledge of the above-mentioned activity with the rest of the modern humans :)
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Upstate New York (USA) and Leningrad region (Russia)
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in Russia: Chelyabinsk (Ural Mountains) and St. Petersburg (Leningrad). in USA: New York City (Manhattan and Brooklyn), Boulder (Colorado), Tampa (Florida)
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