Quick Start Guide for Treasure Hunting with Rover UC
#1 Use auxiliary linesEspecially for beginners it can be very helpful to limit the measuring field beforehand by small markings such as auxiliary lines on the ground. This guarantees that the measuring paths always have the same length. Additional markings like straight lines further help the treasure hunter to walk parallel paths in the measuring field and to ensure that the tracks have the same distances. In this way the measurement data is not distorted and can be properly analyzed by the user afterwards.
#2 Set the size of the measuring fieldExperienced treasure hunters are usually able to estimate their measuring field quite well. If the user notices after the measurement that the scanned area is smaller or larger than previously estimated, the size of the measuring field can easily be adjusted afterwards via app. The measurement data is automatically adapted to the new information.
#3 Complete your scan for best measurement resultsThe joy of successful treasure hunts and about detected objects is great, of course, and can be especially overwhelming as soon as conspicuous objects and anomalies are detected. Nevertheless, for correct scan results, the measurement must be completed. If the measurement with the ground scanner is interrupted at the spot of the find, the size and details of the detected structure remain uncertain - maybe it is a tunnel or a long artefact such as a weapon? In order to determine the size of the object precisely, the entire measuring field must be scanned.
#4 How to analyze 3D Ground Scans3D ground scanners like the Rover UC offer a fast and efficient analysis of the measurement data directly on the smartphone: With only one finger touch the 3D graphics on the touchscreen can be rotated and enlarged. The app allows to determine the size, position and depth of detected objects more accurately. For more detailed results, users may transfer the scan data to the PC and use the Visualizer 3D software for further analysis.
#5 How to discriminate metalsWhether the detected objects are ferrous or precious metals can be clarified with further functions: Rover UC can also be used as pinpointer to retrieve previously detected objects during excavation. The magnetometer mode is used especially for the localization of ferromagnetic metals such as iron, cobalt and nickel. With this function, objects such as iron nails and screws can be distinguished from valuable artifacts.
Learn more about special features and functions of metal detectors, ask your questions e.g. about metal discrimination and get tipps and tricks in your individual detector training.