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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
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    My early days

    I first used a machine i think when i was 10 - 1973 but that was in kids hunt at planted hunt
    i tell people i started in 1975 because thats when i got my own machine a Compass 94B
    this old pic of me was from an old detecting publication from the late 70s called DIG magazine
    i think its from 1977
    I found my first seated quarter - 1857 and a medal from the 1880s for big wheel bike race
    among newer silver, IHs and buffalos that day
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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
    15,742
    16561 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (5)
    the New is missing from the ENGLAND at bottom of pic
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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Equinox 800, Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
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    Your hair looked like mine back then!
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
    15,742
    16561 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (5)
    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    Your hair looked like mine back then!
    my hair is looking like that now with barber being closed
    Im also wearing Sears Toughskins
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    Dec 2007
    CT
    Whites MXT, DetectorPro HH Underwater
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    I used to have hair.
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    1737-1760 KGII Hibernia Half Cent ('10)
    1787 Fugio Large Cent ('15)
    1869 Two Cent ('09)
    1867-1883 Variety I Sheild Nickel ('09)
    1900 Barber Dime ('13)
    1929 Standing Liberty Quarter ('17)
    1944 Walking Liberty Half Dollar ('09)

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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
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    Awesome I wish I started in the 70s Heres a question for you if you could go back in time right now and be that little Guy again and not know what you know now would you do it. Give up all you have now I would Im always asking people this LOL Good post...I remember having the orange radio shack detectors and I think I only used it in my house of course I was very young......
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    Aug 2013
    Southern California
    Equinox 800 / XP Deus
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    Cool history Casper!
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  8. #8

    May 2009
    Now in the Mediterranean on a yacht.
    2 x Excalibur ll, Excal 1000,
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    Wow that's a long time to have been detecting!! There couldn't have been many metal detectors around then. What did the Compass cost you then?
    Last edited by terry g; Apr 26, 2020 at 10:34 AM.
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
    15,742
    16561 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (5)
    Quote Originally Posted by terry g View Post
    Wow that's a long time time to have been detecting!! There couldn't have been many metal detectors around then. What did the Compass cost you then?
    believe it or not - there were tons - at least in my area (ma & Ct) we had like 20 dealers within an hours drive - there were no water hunters back then until early 80s when alot of us started to float our land machines - i got a better Compass - a 77 which had a few more knobs and got a large coil for it and then floated my 94B
    my first Compass machine was used for $99... they didnt go for much more new
    back then i was in a local club that had over 300 members and not to far away there was another club that had like 100+ and around an hour drive away there were a couple more - back then would go for a ride on a weekend and see guys at schools and parks all over
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    ARC

    Aug 2014
    Bahia Del Espiritu Santo - "The Bay of the Holy Spirit” - La Flo rida
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    Your hair looks like mine in avatar.
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    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Equinox 800, Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
    10,447
    8511 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (3)
    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    Awesome I wish I started in the 70s Heres a question for you if you could go back in time right now and be that little Guy again and not know what you know now would you do it. Give up all you have now I would Im always asking people this LOL Good post...I remember having the orange radio shack detectors and I think I only used it in my house of course I was very young......
    So, I'd have to go back to 1970 and be a stupid teenager again, ignorant of all the great places I SHOULD have detected, but, didn't? Naw, if I couldn't benefit from what I know now, I wouldn't want to go back and do the same stuff over again. What would be the point? I can still remember what I did. Now, if I could go back with what I know NOW? Absolutely!! I would have started detecting at least 10 year earlier!
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    Feb 2014
    Ohio and Florida
    CTX3030 w 11" and 17" DD coils, Minelab Excalibur II w 10" coil, Equinox 800 w 11" and 15" coils, Troy Shadow x2 w 7" coil, Pointers; Garrett Carrot, Pro Find 35, Vibra-Tector 730 w 4" coil
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
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    Wow, I never found a coin already in a 2" x 2" folder! Ha Ha Ha.
    Actually, I did find a cent last year that was in a plastic sleeve...very strange.
    I started MDing in the early 1970s and bought my first White's detector with the proceeds from selling a 20 dollar US gold piece for $37.50. I originally bought the coin from a candy store owner who got it in change in the 1960s. I think I paid $25 for it at the time.
    Don't remember how much the detector cost.
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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    So, I'd have to go back to 1970 and be a stupid teenager again, ignorant of all the great places I SHOULD have detected, but, didn't? Naw, if I couldn't benefit from what I know now, I wouldn't want to go back and do the same stuff over again. What would be the point? I can still remember what I did. Now, if I could go back with what I know NOW? Absolutely!! I would have started detecting at least 10 year earlier!
    You would be able to live another 50 years lol

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    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Equinox 800, Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
    10,447
    8511 times
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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    You would be able to live another 50 years lol
    Who says I can't now!
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    Harold in N.C

    Jul 2007
    N.C
    I use the excel 1000 have been since they came out.
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    I started very young also, my mother bought an old whites the one with the blue case and hunted all over the place with it but my mother was the one that got me started, now my back and knees are all done and have not been in three years, but still got my Excalibur 1000.
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