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  1. #1

    May 2012

    What do you do?

    I am curious what everyone does for a living. Retired, self employed, or whatever it may be. I work offshore on a drillship as a Materials Coordinator. Luckily I only work half the years so this provides me time to metal detect. I am rather new to the site with only a few posts, but enjoy reading everyone's posts.

  2. #2
    Mar 2008
    ACE 250, Tesoro Tiger Shark, Minelab Excalibur 1000
    61 times
    You got a cool job and I wish I'd have that much time for detecting too. I work as a cargo officer for an aircargo handling agent at an airport. Before that I worked as a scuba instructor in the Caribbean for 8 years, before that as a scaffolder for 7 years, before that as a mechanic ...

  3. #3
    Dec 2010
    Minelab GT; Sov Elite
    3761 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Hi Shern,

    Wash windows , scrub floors, clean venetian blinds, dust furniture, clean the litter boxes, laundry, cooking...well, you get the idea

    Seriously, I presently teach piano privately in my home studio; previously having taught music K-8 ; prior to that worked as an RN in various hospital settings and at a residential facility for the State Dept of Developmental Services.

    After retirement , I sure needed a relaxing hobby...and found one in metal detecting!

    Last edited by lorraine; Jul 30, 2012 at 05:47 AM.
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  4. #4

    May 2012

    I bet being a scuba instructor in the Caribbean was a lot of fun! My wife and are buying a house in Florida next year an I am looking forward to getting scuba certified and doing some underwater detecting.

  5. #5
    Jun 2011
    Gulf Coast Fl.
    whites' Pi Pro, Dual Field, and fisher labs' Cz21 , BH Land Star, BH 3300 ,Garrett GTI 2500
    224 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Retired 2 years now and thankful every day how blessed I am to have time to share things w/ Sandy besides just working together. Every day we have fun detecting , fishing , breakfast somewhere with an water view , or simply playing Angry Bird on the I pad..
    biggmike, AC1955 and detectahead like this.

  6. #6
    Mar 2010
    ACE 250,AT PRO, CZ21...RTG pro scoop...Stealth 720
    4642 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Im a full time treasure hunter and make a very comfortable living from my finds...then I wake up and Im a loader operator.

  7. #7
    Jun 2009
    Bradenton, Fl
    Aquasound, Excal 2, Excal (NY), Infinium
    1305 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (4)
    Retired forover 7 years. I hunt about 3 times a week ( Monday, Thursday and Fridays) Tuesdays and Wednesdays are for the grand kids. Saturday and Sundays are for Lovie!! ( As Mr. Thurston P. Howell of Gilligan's Island would say)

  8. #8

    May 2012
    I can't wait to be in Florida close to the water! I'm envious! Granted I have plenty time off I have four small children so I don't get to detect as much as I like but when I do they come along for the adventure with my wife.

  9. #9
    Jul 2011
    141 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    I'm the Head Grower for a family owned Greenhouse business in central NY. We root millions of annual and perennial cuttings that are shiped to us from all over the world. They come from Costa rica, guatamalla, isreal, china, on and on. We have 8 acres of heated greenhouses and at peek season over 100 employees. After we root the cuttings they are then shiped all over the US. I have been at it since I was 15 yrs old and have about 29 years in. Fortunately, between June 1 st and November we are at slow time and I get to the detecting. I work the finger lakes and st Lawrence mostly. Underwater detecting and wadeing.
    Love fishing but find myself picking up the ex cal rather than the fishing pole !
    Gave up sky diving 20 years ago but also loved it.
    lorraine likes this.

  10. #10
    May 2010
    CZ7A Pro / CZ21 / F75 LTD
    646 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    I'd like to say I'm a full time picker but I don't make quite enough doing that so I've been working the last 13 years in logistics for a large retailer.

  11. #11
    Jun 2012
    Central Florida
    Coinmaster Pro, Sand Shark
    2759 times
    Fire Nugget Club Member
    I'm a physician in an extremely high stress sub-speciality. I took up metal detecting on a whim one weekend and found it to be so cathartic I have been doing it since. I wish I could retire and do this everyday...until then, I am happy to have it for stress relief.
    lorraine likes this.

  12. #12
    Jun 2012
    Whites V3i Whites PI Dual Field Fisher f2 - sold Whites DFX 300 - sold
    42 times
    Metal Detecting
    I work has a yardmaster for a railroad, I'm also a locomotive engineer. I started out detecting about 10 years ago with a radio shack detector and I was hooked I since then got a Garrett Infinium LS, sold that and got a whites DFX300 and just 2 months ago I purchased a whites V3i

    Like most on here I can't wait until I can retire and pursue this hobby full time.

  13. #13

    Apr 2012
    New Hampshire & Maine
    V3i, Excalibur II, White's M6, Coinmaster, Teknetics EurotekPro, White's Surfmaster PI
    347 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I have been fully disabled since 1988. Used to work as an EMT and Medical Assistant for an OB/GYN in Boston. Now I am glad for any day my husband (manufacturing engineer) and I can get out together to MD. Any day for me with moderate pain is a good day (9 back surgeries, 1 hip replacement and pending knee replacement surgery - December '12). MD has truly helped keep me sane and moving. Plus, the goodies are a bonus...love that silver and gold! (not that we've found any)

    HH to all....
    lorraine likes this.
    "You'll never find your gold on a sandy beach". - Jim Steinman (musician)
    You can bet he never used a metal detector!!!

  14. #14
    Jun 2011
    Spectra V3i / Excal II
    I have worked in oilfield logistics for best part of 25 years. Provide rig mobilization services for land rigs, mainly in Latin America where I have been based since 1991 (Venezuela and now Brazil). Not lucky enough to work on rotation like you.... I wish ;-)

  15. #15
    Northern California

    Aug 2007
    Southern California
    XLT, GMT, 6000D Coinmaster
    3462 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I had to smile at your post as I took up MDing as a hobby and then found when I had the earpone's on all I thought about was the tone! My life has been and is still quite a 'swirl'! I became intrigued with extrusion in the early 70's, coupled that to medical catheters and I've been busy off and on over the years working as a consultant, business owner, researcher and the like with all related to catheter's and components. I closed my last company in late 2008 as a small investor tried to extort money from the company. Recently I took a job with Boston Scientific as a Tech III and it has been an interesting 4 months. Usually I would have consulted with them but as I do not have a college diploma they could not do that or higher me as an engineer, so I'm now a Tech/Consultant.

    I started detecting by making the detector from electronics magazine articles. My first real detector was a White's 6000D - what a great machine. I spend as much time as I can in the mountains here in Northern California prospecting though this year I've yet to have been "out there". Soon though, very soon as I can almost feel it happening! I would like to have a companion with me but to date I've not found a suitable someone.

    Happy Hunting to all..........63bkpkr
    lorraine likes this.
    Out searching w/GMT & friend under my arm


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