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    Santa Monica finds today

    I hate going to Santa Monica beaches because I always seem to run into unfriendly fellow metal detectorists. Thus I rarely go but I managed to clear my afternoon and hit the sand with high expectations for some erosion. After scouting a few regulars with no erosion, I end up in Santa Monica. Still no erosion but I'd give it a try with the excal anyhow.

    On my walk to the surf line I see a hunter with a PI machine walking my direction along the tide line. No big deal, he went left, I went right and we worked away from each other for about 30-45 min. I see him take off so I turn back and head over towards the area he hunted. He was hunting a single line parallel to the surf and I am working a grid perpendicular to the surf covering the bank to water. I immediately start hitting coins so continue over the area. Soon I start working the area with his unfilled holes and see he's dug iron stuff and tossed it next to his hole? Another moron. As I move along I start seeing zinc Lincoln cents either in his hole of just to the side......now I get passing those signal up even though I don't but why leave it there in plain sight?

    Anyway karma rewarded me for filling in his holes, collecting the trash and discarded Lincoln cents with a 4.75g 14k and a couple silvers and a 43 nickel (terrible condition on the face). Right in between his holes. My only hope is he's a T-net member and reads this post and reconsiders his approach to hunting the beach. I'll remember him and possibly offer a few pointers next time. Click image for larger version. 

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    The world is full of lazy people that just donít care. I applaud you for doing the right thing. I see it regularly. I took a bunch of people to my spot, only to find lazily half filled holes and discarded trash targets. Just like your sloppy beach hunter, they figure it really doesnít matter. Lazy schleppers.

    Time wounds all all heels, and Karma rewards the righteous!

    Nice score, and thanks for letting me vent.
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    Way to go! I wish you would have showed him your finds. I have the same happen here in Florida where some leave their trash and never fill holes. The most important thing is you had a good day and a nice find! Congrats
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    If you don't look for it you won't find it!! So get out there and dig it.

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    Try the Venice pier area; especially south of the pier--where rents are highter and the findings (at least 'back in the day') were of higher quality, yet of equal quantity.
    Don......
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    I never could understand people not taking their junk finds with them. Does anyone really want to find that same trash twice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    I never could understand people not taking their junk finds with them. Does anyone really want to find that same trash twice?
    Exactly the point. I have regular beaches I frequent and digging it once is enough for me. I see more people who leave their trash than don't. Stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redcobra8u View Post
    I hate going to Santa Monica beaches because I always seem to run into unfriendly fellow metal detectorists. Thus I rarely go but I managed to clear my afternoon and hit the sand with high expectations for some erosion. After scouting a few regulars with no erosion, I end up in Santa Monica. Still no erosion but I'd give it a try with the excal anyhow.

    On my walk to the surf line I see a hunter with a PI machine walking my direction along the tide line. No big deal, he went left, I went right and we worked away from each other for about 30-45 min. I see him take off so I turn back and head over towards the area he hunted. He was hunting a single line parallel to the surf and I am working a grid perpendicular to the surf covering the bank to water. I immediately start hitting coins so continue over the area. Soon I start working the area with his unfilled holes and see he's dug iron stuff and tossed it next to his hole? Another moron. As I move along I start seeing zinc Lincoln cents either in his hole of just to the side......now I get passing those signal up even though I don't but why leave it there in plain sight?

    Anyway karma rewarded me for filling in his holes, collecting the trash and discarded Lincoln cents with a 4.75g 14k and a couple silvers and a 43 nickel (terrible condition on the face). Right in between his holes. My only hope is he's a T-net member and reads this post and reconsiders his approach to hunting the beach. I'll remember him and possibly offer a few pointers next time. Click image for larger version. 

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    Mr. Redcobra,

    You just need to come a little farther south. I always have a smile on and love to talk metal detecting trash with anybody swingin' a coil. Congrats on your finds..........
    I always fill my holes and take the trash. BTW you won't find any coins or gold rings where I've been with my PI machines

    Last week I found some silver coins and a nice gold ring. I posted it. What I didn't mention was three days in a row I hit the same spot and found unfilled holes with trash finds.
    I gotta say I didn't fill his holes...so good on you!
    Last edited by wildcarrot; Jan 19, 2018 at 10:53 PM.
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    Nice hunt Redcobra despite having to deal with someone else's mess, congrats on the gold band! I've had to deal with the same problem you had all week, unfilled holes with trash left beside them. Unfortunately all you really can do is pick up the trash and fill in the holes for the inconsiderate offenders - to protect the hobby. The guys that do this are pretty much set in their ways and wont change no matter how hard you try.
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    Looks like most of us SoCal guys here think alike. We ought to get together for a hunt sometime.
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