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I am a cemetery administrator and I am just breaking into a new area which has been laid out with subsurface markers. The markers are cast aluminum with a number plate on top which is about silver dollar size & thickness. My old Troy Shadow II, basically a Tesoro, goes nuts when I try to locate ..just a few peeps and nothing zeroed on except possibly some mineralized stones.
I don't know if it is my detector out of tune or if aluminum (possibly corroded) is very difficult to detect.. What say you?

BTW: I'm way out of practice with the detector..

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My Whites will detect a crushed aluminum can to almost two feet deep. If they were valuable I could retire.

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I think something went kaput with my detector..I could only get some kind of reading by holding down the "pinpoint" button..tried a small, coinshooting head and still no luck..Seemed to work in reverse at times..get over my truck or the aluminum tool box and it would shush up ???
Called my water dept guy and he found the pins with an ancient Whites coinmaster.. Guess I either repair or replace.

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I wish aluminum was difficult to detect. Unfortunately, most (all?) detectors react very well to it. Even more unfortunately for me, my Minelab Xterra 70 will pick up the tiniest shreds to surprising depth.

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Those Minelabs seem to be good machines..

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As long as you can tolerate the flutey sounds.

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ironglow, sounds to me like.you are out of.ground balance,.try adjusting.that over the ground.you are detecting.

It's not always being fast, or even accurate that counts, it's being willing.
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Thanks jake; I guess I will have to go back to basics again..balance may be my problem..

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