XP ORX Iron identification secrets
XP ORX Iron identification secrets

hi everyone thanks for joining me if
you’re new to this channel prepare to be amazed if you’re a regular visitor well
nothing’s changed really it’s all the same but today I’ve got my trusty orx
and I’ve also got a field full of iron and I thought it would be a good opportunity
to just have a walk around and just show you some iron signals and we can
talk through how to better identify them and also at the end of the video I’ve
got a top tip for you to help identify coke or how to eliminate coke I should say sorry for the rain and wind it’s really
cutting up bad here as you can see the fields are pretty much waterlogged it’s
really nasty I nearly got the x-trail stuck yet again anyway programs what am
I going to use coin fastor or coin deep I really don’t know let’s have a walk
around let’s see if we can come up with some ideas now this is clearly not iron
it’s got a good solid repeatable number and there’s no iron buzz with it 64 – 65
all looking good pinpointing obviously tight little Wiggles really tight
Wiggles bring them back and when it disappears it’s under the nose of the
coil No…get out ! never work with children or animals you can help fill the hole in Ha good start…piece of foil hope it’s not a sign of what’s going to happen today so before we start what are we
really looking for in a signal well to be fair with you it varies but if I’m on
a field where there’s lots of iron I’m looking for a repeatable number
something which is grouping around the same numbers say like we just saw back
there 64 65 that’s a good sign and another thing to be aware of is the
force signal the loud signals that the they’re blaring at you, I’d be really
suspicious about them I tend to dig the 50/50 signals if they’re quiet
if they’re 50/50 and loud I tend to leave them because there’s no excuse to be a
50/50 if it’s loud if you know what I’m saying so I tend to investigate the
quiet suspicious signals now I’ve got one here don’t know what it is but it’s
quiet it’s repeatable let’s have a look no numbers coming up but it’s repeatable
can you hear it’s really faint and choppy I really don’t know that could
go either way but they’re the sort of targets I would investigate and the fact
that it has no meter read it could be small or deep I’m actually using the
MI-4 pinpointer today here we go it’s in my hand
ah get out the way the camera youre doing my head in already dog don’t know what that is it’s not coke
because it’s shiny but what I will do I’ll give that a little clean up and we
will have a look at that some conductive shiny stone well interesting this is quite an
interesting field actually because I’m looking around and there’s loads and
loads of weird-looking stones see one there this isn’t typical with this neck
of the woods so as I’m looking across the fields I can see them poking up
darting up all over the place so I wonder if there’s like a
concentration of stones we can work around here’s one still using the coin
fast by the way it’s up in the nineties but can you see there we’re
going from ninety something right down to 0 so as I said earlier it’s a loud
signal but it’s not consistent with the numbers let’s drag it back a little bit it is a big big signal and there’s your
buzz around the outside and another way you can tell is if you hit the pinpoint button – press and hold it look how big that is that’s too big press it quickly to
shrink it press it quickly to shrink it again and again
so we shrunk the target right down press the back button to go into discrim again I’m quite happy that that’s iron I’m gonna leave that again
another high number but it’s jumping from 80s 90s can you see zero zero there
you can make it sound good if you wiggle right on top of it but it’s got that
flutter with it did it it did it it these are the easy iron targets especially
if you’ve got the iron tone switched on because you get a low buzz here we go
lower numbers on the screen and just your low blurt so they kind of take care of
themselves don’t they this is interesting
I’ve hit a little area where there’s a higher concentration of these stones and
also the tell-tale signs look dig hole dig hole dig hole dig hole there’s no
need to leave holes like that in the field I mean if the farmer sees that he is
gonna go bonkers so whoever’s done this you should be ashamed of yourself
there’s no need for it all you have to do is dig a small hole fill it in nicely
you don’t have to dig these craters rant over but there’s a load of iron on this
bit here and there’s a load of stone so I’m gonna have a little walk around and
perhaps tag a few signals for you but as I said before the object of this
exercise isn’t really a find treasure it’s just to show you what the iron
sounds like on the orx these are the ones that might catch you out I’ve got
one here it’s a little tight signal but it’s
coming up in the high 90s but it’s quiet 81 there it is just showing
itself Gotta be worth a dig Thats better its coming up at 77 now that is a tiny
little target no idea what it is it’s It’s a piece of lead, but nevertheless it was still
an interesting target because unlike the ones before which were loud and a little
bit square little bit ugly this was quite a sweet little tickle and it was
worth having a deep because LEAD -non ferrous could have been anything Come ! his master’s voice 🙂 Hey close ! now this one this could
easily catch well there’s no shame in digging iron, if you dig iron that’s fair
enough but try and work to a formula if you think a 100 targets and 10 are
iron your kind of working the machine on the edge so don’t forget some
interesting iron things out there Roman swords blades blah blah blah I’m not
going to go on, but this one will catch me I think it’s iron but I will still dig it
and here’s why …if the dog moves…move move good girl… right okay
we’ve got the high numbers we’ve got the solid grouping of the numbers 80 -90 but if we go this way it’s got that little flutter with it … can hear it
just misfiring there it is is that misfire and it’s changed it – alright – and
it’s just changing so I’m 90% sure thats iron but I’m gonna have a little look
just in case of course if you have a quiet signal and it’s got the buzz with
it there’s no reason why it can’t be ferrous next to non ferrous we’ve to a
bear that in mind as well first spadeful out and it’s already
started shaking here we go it’s out now it’s out the ground it’s clearly iron
but why did it catch us out lets have a look see if it’s and odd shape there we go now
if you were digging that and it was Roman you’d be more than happy with that
wouldn’t you because that would be a Roman artifact do you know what it still
could be of no idea but the fact is it’s misshaped and it’s got a hole in it will
confuse any machine but I think I called it right at about 90 percent iron I was
pretty sure it was iron I just had to have a little go at it…. it’s got the buzz
of it hasn’t it but look what happens when I raise the coil off the ground it
just keeps going keeps going I’m pretty convinced that that is iron but then I
start thinking to myself well that could be an iron pot full of gold coins you
just don’t know there’s no exact science to it you’ve just got to use your nodal
and think I’ll have a go at that or I can’t be bothered it’s as simple as that
and that’s where your skills come in really I guess your your field skills
here’s what I think you’ll find is an interesting demonstration on the floor
I’ve got an iron bolt listen to what happens when I go over the bolt laid
flat okay let’s turn 90 degrees exactly the same the machines dealing with it really really well now what happens when I put
the bolt in the ground so we’re picking up this area now take a look at this were getting a good audio…. well we’re not getting a good audio actually we’re getting a
forced audio and look at the numbers so basically that’s why machines get caught
out by miss shaped iron it’s not just the shape of the iron it’s the actual
orientation of it I’m not saying here rely on the orx meter but I do find the
meter on the ORX a vital asset I probably find myself relying on the
meter a lot more with the orx than I do with the Deus for some reason but I
don’t rely on that 100% I always use the audio in combination with it – Obviously
there’s so many different types of iron identification I can’t cover them all
but if you want to see a part 2 covering some different iron signals
please post in the comments below and also if you want to see a video about a
particular subject, I’d love to hear from you just let me know and I’ll do my
very best to make a video on your selected subject but all I ask from you
guys is just thumbs up subscribe you know the usual sort of thing – Dont think
this one’s iron 73 71 73 bouncing around a bit but do you know what that’s a
textbook signal that is lovely if we draw back there’s no iron if we lift the
coil it chops off nice and quickly look it don’t linger yep that’s a good one think it’s lead – yeah it’s a lead ball of
some sort yeah a musket ball look little lead musket ball see it, in amongst all
this iron nice tiny little signal there but interestingly enough it’s coming
around 34 now that could be coke and as I said earlier I’ve got a little
tip to show you how to easily identify coke or let’s say for example your field
is full of coke and you just want to eliminate coke bearing in mind coke can
fall in the same range of small gold and tiny hammerd coins on edge so treat this
with caution so let’s say I think that’s coke jumping around a bit it’s quite a
nice signal coke always does a give a nice signal so if I press and hold the
hashtag key and put it into salt mode it clips it…. well it pretty much gets
rid of it so that’s a little tip if you want to
eliminate coke quickly so let’s take the salt mode off I suppose a better dig it
now just to prove I’m right and there is piece of coke there you go piece of coke on the surface 25 26 17 jumping it sounds pretty good
press and hold the hashtag button stick it in salt mode pretty much dealt
with it so that’s it guys thank you so much for watching I hope
it’s been of some help to you and you’ve learned a few ORX iron identification
tips thanks to my lovely assistant here she’s been an absolute diamond you
probably heard her grumbling a little bit on camera but she’s just letting me
know she’s seen someone she’s doing a really good job she’s my eyes and ears
when I’m detecting so she’s a good girl and I’ll see you on the next school
school video

48 thoughts on “XP ORX Iron identification secrets”

  1. Philip Poulter says:

    Ime the first to view do I get a prize lol

  2. G.T. says:

    Hello Gary from Greece. very good video

  3. Philip Poulter says:

    Got xp deus full set up eliptical coil doesn't work very well on basic 1 Brill on deus fast Brill machine

  4. dooleys1972 says:

    gary, 10.54 it deff ain't roman !! it's a part of a broken chain from a flat bed muck spreader !! LOL.

  5. Алексей Марков says:

    Thanks for your help! Nice dog )

  6. Dave D says:

    Is it possible to have a good tone with low number? Still have no idea about how to read the numbers (i'm new to this, very new!) 🙃

  7. Underground Overground says:

    A really informative video Gary. The coke salt mode tip was especially interesting, why doesn't the Deus have this…..or doesn't it need it ?

  8. Brian Moore says:

    Great video gary I use your hot program all the time always look forward to your tutorials 👌👌👌

  9. John Doe says:

    Nice thumbnail. Sweet dogs.😊
    Thanks for your helpful videos.👍
    Greetings from Germany 👋

  10. TinaGsx1400 says:

    Excellent video Gary, I really appreciate you taking the time to put these videos together, especially in those conditions 😊 .. I detect alone, so I don't get the chance to hear or see other ORX machines, if you get what I'm talking about 😊 lol .. good advice about the iron secrets and I would like to see part two, also great tip on identifying coke 👍 .. love your dog by the way 😊👍👍 .. best wishes and HH Tina

  11. Burgal says:

    Great precise video
    Even if I do practice with a Deus, it's very interesting to learn about the "little brother" reactions.

  12. Crazy kids TV by Chloe says:

    Thanks for the great video and coke tip as that's something I have dug alot of whilst getting used to the machine.

  13. Tommy B says:

    Your digging buddy is awesome!

  14. Matthew Cooper says:

    Cool mate great

  15. kevin sutton says:

    awesome video Gary. i have a field full of coke and struggle to hear the difference at the moment, your tip on salt mode is gonna help me big time ! thanks.

  16. Mud Max Metal Detecting says:

    Very interesting stuff. One thing I have learnt is not to hang around, I see people walking around targets and fussing about, and I am realising it's faster just to have a spadeful out, and most targets get better or worse once you do. Thanks for another great XP video Gary. ATB MMMD

  17. Border Searcher says:

    Brilliant film again mate, love the tip using salt mode for coke, pretty much tuned in to the Orx now but still get caught out sometimes….keep the films coming, everyone really appreciates them, all the best ..Karl 👍

  18. gwcracker says:

    Love your dog!

  19. XP Team USA says:

    Great video Gary! Easy to understand and very informative.

  20. Doc Robby says:

    Another fan of the coke tip! Thanks Gary! Greetings from over the pond in the Netherlands.

  21. BC5391 says:

    Found a nice copper nugget in coin fast today, I would like to know how you get the volume up so high, I can hardly hear mine without headphones.

  22. Greg PCHandyman says:

    Interesting on coke. Also loved your dog! Do you get hot enough days, in Summer, that you won't go detecting on? I could only do 2 hours at 43C recently, on a dry riverbed that is popular for water skiing when no drought. Many spendable coins there and a heck of a lot of lead sinkers. Using Deus, myself.

  23. CT_Todd says:

    Good for you for saying something about the holes.

  24. Grant Hansen says:

    Great video, Gary. I'm so paranoid to pass by a big signal in England, even though I'm 99% sure it's iron. And 100% it's been iron lol.

  25. Nick Haas says:

    Thanks Gary!

  26. Ed Olson says:

    Amount great video Gary ! And it's really great to have such a good helper ! Lol!

  27. SimonBen says:

    Brilliant tip on the coke I struggle alot with it, always comes with great signal and gets frustrating. Thankyou.

  28. Dean Brand says:

    Great Video, I got my new ORX this week first dig tomorrow, please keep the videos coming Gary, cant thank you enough for the information.

  29. L & S Detect says:

    Another great video Gary! Love the coke thing….and your Dog!!!

    I'm still slightly confused with the whole reaction thing a bit…..could you do another video on that? I find reaction of 1 gives me the best signals/depth

  30. Darkside Metal Detecting says:

    New to xp orx just getting mine this week. First day out tomorrow (Sunday) and have been watching all your videos…. very helpful thanks…. p.s. love your assistant

  31. Warri Rodríguez says:

    in spanish plis

  32. Peter Nicholls says:

    With the coke signals, I learned (through experience) to watch my mineralisation bar strength go up high on the Orx then I knew it was coke for definite. So a little advice is to watch that mineral bar indicator, yes dig a few signals to put your mind at rest and when you dig coke, just go over it again and watch that mineral bar go up. Hope this helps 🙂

  33. SandManJono 123 says:

    One man & his dog …. & his detector – perfect day Gary !!!!

  34. Kjell Arnesen says:


  35. walter hollies says:

    That's the type of dog you know you can go anywhere with knowing no one is going to bother you just make sure she knows who the land owner is in case he turns up !!😁

  36. Tommy Storkas says:

    Nice tip about the coke, going to try that tomorrow. Thank you for the amazing channel and the work you put into this Gary 🙂 I´m toggling between ORX & Equinox800 and must say that in Iron infested areas the ORX is way better than the 800!! I use them both about 50/50 🙂

  37. Jason Purkey says:

    That's great you take your Shepard with you hunting Gary. 👍

    My dogs help me dig targets all day long 😂

  38. Joseph Augeri says:

    Thanks so much! I get a lot out of these tutorials, this (and all you show us) is really good stuff! Appreciate the effort you put into sharing your knowledge and understanding of XP possibilities, can’t wait for this New England ground to thaw!

  39. Jeff McClendon says:

    Hi Gary,
    thanks for the great video. I have a permission where I have been asked to dig iron targets from a 19th century US narrow gauge railroad. This video really helped me identify iron even better than before. For a future video could you do a bit about identifying aluminum trash with the ORX or Deus audio and numerical target ID. Thank you, Jeff


    Sorry Gary, your dog was the star in this video!


    14:50 for tips on coke!

  42. Alf Howland says:

    Hi Gary, is there much difference signal wise between old cast iron as in maybe a pot leg and modern iron as in nuts and bolts off a tractor which i believe is iron and tin mixed making steel. Good tutorial.

  43. Hobbu Detecting UA says:

    Good afternoon. In 2019, I was acquired in Ukraine by a representative of D.A.S. XP ORX instrument. Before acquiring, I carefully studied all the information and opportunities, namely the promise of a deal with the Go Terrain offer. Question:  – the application exists or is it a publicity stunt. I am disappointed, how can you help? Regards Yuri Morozov.     UA. Dnipro

  44. Lars Helge Langåker says:

    Just brilliant. I've learned so much from the Skill School Videos.

  45. C.Z. Kidd says:

    Hi Gary. Enjoy your videos. Learning alot here. I reviewed them before I got a DEUS and just received a new DEUS a couple of days ago. Layed down the Equinox. Fact I like the DEUS and the sounds so well, just put me Minelab 800 for sale. I've put about 16 hours on the new machine and already got jewelry. One question, when I turn it on and I decide to select no speaker and just use the headphones(WS4), if you change the program in either the RC or the headphones, during a hunt, do both units communicate to ensure that the program being utilized, lets say by the RC is the same as the one selected in the headphone? Thx Gary and well done on all your hard work.

  46. Andy7 Edenbrow says:

    Hi..another great tutorial there,never knew about salt mode nor did i know about the pin pointer narrowing down on the target,very useful👍 What about low numbers,say 4 but is giving off a nice sound?? Look forward to the next vid,cheers Gary👌

  47. Jeff Lutz says:

    Never disappointed as usual, well done shaming the crater people. Glad to see you enjoy an outing with mans best friend. Cheers Laplander

  48. Andrew Jones says:

    Great video that Gary, the same applies to the Deus which I use so resonates for both machines. I’d love to see a video on how the finer settings on the Deus actively change signals such as TXPower, Silencer, Audio Overload, and ID Norm. These settings are rarely used by most users of the Deus and I feel with your help we could really get the most out of the Deus with these settings. Another one which is rarely used by Deus users is the machine in 4khz how good is the machine at hitting targets at 4khz and what difference does it make to how you detect. These would be good to see Gary. Thanks

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