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Which settings and a couple of other questions?

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:57 pm
by Ram76
Hello forum.

I have a c scope cs1m which has a dial for sensitivity and one for metals.

The metals dial starts off with 'all metals' through to a 5 setting. Could you advise what metals these settings will detect/ignore particularly on the beach.

Also can you generally keep/sell anything you find like coins or jewellery. This is in the Inverness area of scotland.

Thanks.

Re: Which settings and a couple of other questions?

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:22 pm
by sweepstick47
Hello Ram76, The operating details and description of the controls for your CS1 M will be found in the handbook which, If you don't have one can be obtained via the CScope web site.
Here

The laws relating to metal detecting in Scotland differ from those of the rest of the UK so it would be in your interests to make yourself aware of the specifics including the system for the reporting of finds made. Good Luck - Regards ss47

Re: Which settings and a couple of other questions?

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:25 pm
by sweepstick47
To ensure C scope users see your post, it has been moved to the C Scope forum ::g
Good Luck ss47 ::g

Re: Which settings and a couple of other questions?

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:51 pm
by Ram76
sweepstick47 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:22 pm
Hello Ram76, The operating details and description of the controls for your CS1 M will be found in the handbook which, If you don't have one can be obtained via the CScope web site.
Here

The laws relating to metal detecting in Scotland differ from those of the rest of the UK so it would be in your interests to make yourself aware of the specifics including the system for the reporting of finds made. Good Luck - Regards ss47

I already downloaded a manual but it doesn't make it clear all it says is that you can ignore things like iron nails the further up you set the dial but it doesn't specifically say what metals each setting will ignore.

I guess you could just trial and error.

Re: Which settings and a couple of other questions?

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:28 pm
by sweepstick47
I can see it's a bit confusing when first getting to grips with a first detector, don't sweat it ::g
The reality is that no detector will indicate a specific metal is being discriminated (ignored).
What it attempts to do is ignore metals according to their conductivity. The lower conductivity metals such as Iron, should be 'ignored' at a low/lower setting on your discrimination control.
The higher you set the control, higher conductivity metals will be ignored.

It's a matter of experimentation to achieve a reasonable balance in the setting as too much discrimination (high numbers) will cause you to miss some desirable targets. You may be surprised to know some gold items can be missed by using fairly moderate rejection settings.

My personal advice, would be to set-up a mixture of small metal objects in the garden and experiment with various detector discrimination control settings to get the hang of your machines discriminating ability. The main thing to remember, is that lower settings are better than high ones and somewhere between the two lies a sensible point for general detecting.

Have a look at this link , it's a good starting point for newcomers to the hobby:-

Beginners Forum

Good Luck and enjoy your time on the forum. Regards ss47 ::g