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  1. #16
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    Last edited by CASPER-2; May 27, 2020 at 09:58 PM.
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    https://www.cardcow.com/search3.php?...innesota+beach

    not much out there...you didnt look very hard
    Last edited by CASPER-2; May 27, 2020 at 09:59 PM.
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  3. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim in MA View Post
    Try to seek out the oldest people in the area
    That would be me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Buzz View Post
    I should also probably mention that I'm in Minnesota and it is still only May.

    Seriously, I also should add that I have chest waders, a pretty good long handled scoop and an Equinox 800 (but no waterproof headphones)
    Check out Minnesota Beach Boys. They detect all over Minnesota’s many lakes. Maybe you could contact them and maybe even get out with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toecutter View Post
    old post cards are one good way to find older swim holes, search "swimming hole post card" for your state and county...
    Thanks for the tip there, Toecutter.

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    Now we are ALL on the FBI list.
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  6. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Buzz View Post
    Any tips for finding sites that aren't slammed by everyone and their brother? I prefer old stuff, not terribly interested in modern day bling even if it is worth a lot of money.
    If people told you here, they wouldn't be unslammed very long, would they ?
    Pretty tough order to find a historic, virgin beach - Best to get out there and see what you can find, and do some research if you think its possible to find something old and untouched in your area.
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  7. #22
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    How is the wire mesh attached to the pvc?
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  8. #23
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    Hard to see mesh lasting very long, I used a black polycarb sheet with holes drilled in it, attached with zip ties.

    Here is a writeup I did a couple years back Floating sand sifter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xraywolf View Post
    Here is a writeup I did a couple years back Floating sand sifter
    Yep!!! Indian Steve read your write up first, sent it to me = IT WAS ALL YOUR IDEA

    So far, the mesh has lasted two full seasons and has more to go. It's not some weenie mesh. More heavy duty.
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  10. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepseekerADS View Post
    Yep!!! Indian Steve read your write up first, sent it to me = IT WAS ALL YOUR IDEA

    So far, the mesh has lasted two full seasons and has more to go. It's not some weenie mesh. More heavy duty.
    Ok thats good to know, I would have thought it would have been prone to tearing, clogs and snags. I use a mesh finds pouch and usually end up replacing it every season.

  11. #26
    The mesh that Deepseeker & I use was originally shade net for green houses. I brought it home from the dump 20+ years ago. If you don't use any metal in your float, you can use your pinpointer to find the treasure. We have hunted a site that is mud bottom with layers of clam shells and deep targets. The float sure makes it easier.

  12. #27
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    Oh yeah I know, them little shells are a PITA, very laborious to recover a target in the scoop but a breeze with a sifter
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  13. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xraywolf View Post
    If people told you here, they wouldn't be unslammed very long, would they ?
    Pretty tough order to find a historic, virgin beach - Best to get out there and see what you can find, and do some research if you think its possible to find something old and untouched in your area.
    I asked for tips for finding places, not for actual places. Good grief... I've been metal detecting for long enough to know not to ask for actual sites.
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  14. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepseekerADS View Post
    Yep!!! Indian Steve read your write up first, sent it to me = IT WAS ALL YOUR IDEA

    So far, the mesh has lasted two full seasons and has more to go. It's not some weenie mesh. More heavy duty.
    Good god, no! We do not want any weenie mesh!

  15. #30
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    Feb 2005
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Buzz View Post
    I asked for tips for finding places, not for actual places. Good grief... I've been metal detecting for long enough to know not to ask for actual sites.
    Don't be so sensitive, you got tips - There is no magic solution for finding virgin ground with old coins and jewelry, on land or in the water. It takes research, persistence and luck.

    Really, your best odds for that are private lots or street tearouts.

 

 
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