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  1. #1
    Cptbil

    Mar 2003
    Az/NM/Ca/Nv/Tx
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    How many Professional TH'ers

    Just a friendly question !
    :? I was wondering, just how many professional TH'ers, (Treasure Hunters)
    there are on this forum?
    Do you consider yourself a "Professional " ?
    I mean, like myself, I am able to go out and search anytime/anywhere!
    AND! I have the equipment and/or the resources, to spend any amount of time in the field searching!!
    Now! I am not trying to equate myself to TH'ers like Mel Fisher !
    But! I am into TH'ing full time!
    :roll: I am just wondering, How many more of you/us are there out there?
    Has anyone even the vaguest, of the vaguest idea :?: .
    CptBil & Bugs

  2. #2
    TimeDog

    How many Professional TH'ers

    Hello there CPTBIL...

    Like you I have a lot of Time and Equipment to be out as often as I can into the field and finding all kinds of things. However due to my bad heart makes it hard for me to get out as often as I want. Very soon they will be putting a Pacemaker on me and hope it will make me feeling a bit better so I can get out more doing searching and finding whenever I can.

    I keep on doing it all I can (feeling well enough) and in fact so far I have never went out without at least finding something (even if only a penny) One of the things about my heath makes me take SLOWLY so I do take more time sitting down on the ground checking really good (smile).

  3. #3
    us
    Jul 2003
    Elgin
    Fishers 1235X-8" CZ-20/21-8" F-70-11"DD GC1023
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    How many Professional TH'ers

    I look forward to becoming a full-time TH'er one of these days. Gotta talk the wife into taking the second job. Barring that, I'll have to wait until the little one gets into college, about five years. Then we are cashing in the chips, throwing away everything we can't carry and hittin' the road.

  4. #4
    Cptbil

    Mar 2003
    Az/NM/Ca/Nv/Tx
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    Re:

    Hi There SNAKE:
    Yes! I do use use other equipment !
    My mainstay is "Research"!
    AND! Some good, IR photos, Ortho Quads, both of these are "Aerial" maps, AND! some actual aerial surveying! Etc.!
    My bother is a Pilot !
    Then, lots and lots of "Ground Poundin' " !
    It's Heck! on shoe leather, but great for a person's health!
    I'll drop 15 lbs on each long trip that I take!
    My "Long" Trips are anything longer than three weeks !
    This year's trip(s) should run into many(6-8+) months long!
    But!
    For what I am usually looking for, there just isn't anything, in the way of equipment, that I can find/found to USE!
    I am normally looking for Tunnels, Caverns, caves and One Very Large Fault in CA.!
    Needless to say, all of these contain a treasure cache, usually a Spanish treasure!
    One of them, contains a room full of Church Artifacts!
    That should be well worth finding !
    Our New Mexico site is a very well concealed (Covered up) entrance to a large cavern!
    :? That! May be a misleading statement !
    The Cavern itself is large!
    But! The entrance into the cavern is very small !
    As of today, I have not found, for one reason or another, any piece of equipment that will locate or show this or any, entrance/tunnel!
    AND! It, the entrance, Is very sucessfully concealed :!:
    However,
    I do own and use conventional detectors!
    :shock: One of my "searches" this year will be for an early 1600s Spanish Expedition/Army's Cache of equipment ( large and small pieces) and weapons!
    I have no idea how deeply they buried this!
    I will try using my "two box" to search the area!
    Which, I did locate, Thru, More! Research!
    Another site in Southern Arizona, took several years of researching and actual time in the field, "ground pounding", to verify what the research showed!
    I have now located the area of this concealed Spanish Mine Tunnel!
    Hopefully, they left the "Monument Rock/Carving" in place !
    I have actual evidence of their making a "copper door", placing the door over the entrance and then covering this up !
    A "Deep Seeker or Two Box" detector should easily " find " this, now that I have found the tunnel area!
    size=18]BUT![/size] :? The problem was in Locating the actual Tunnel area!
    AND!
    That's where the "research and ground pounding" came(s) in!
    CptBil & Bugs

  5. #5
    ca
    Mar 2003
    Langley
    Minelab X-Terra 705 Keene 5" dredge
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    How many Professional TH'ers

    I have spent more than half my life searching for a woman that will put up with my cr&p, bet it takes at least another 40 years, thrill is in the chase aint it?

  6. #6

    Feb 2004
    Mesa Arizona
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    How many Professional TH'ers

    Every one thinks your a nut when you looking but when you find the big one you are now a professional treasure hunter. Though I would be happy to find the big one and not tell. I don't mind being the nut.

  7. #7
    us
    Mar 2003
    Brown City,Michigan
    Garrett 1350GTA for dry,Fisher 1280X for wet........
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    How many Professional TH'ers

    IF TREASURE HUNTERS ARE CONSIDERED NUTS,THERE ARE A LOT OF US OUT THERE!
    "May the force be with you"........

  8. #8

    Feb 2004
    Mesa Arizona
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    Treasure huntin

    The next time you can fit it into the conversation mention your hobby is treasure hunting. Have a camera ready to take a photo of the look on their face. We can start a post of the photos. (just kidding) Word gets out and the next thing you know people are telling you about the 50 grand gramps hid and they can't find it.
    My motto
    Get busy living or get busy dying
    I am sure you all know the 2 greatest disappointments in life
    #1 Not getting what you want
    #2 Getting it
    Treasure hunting is one of the last great adventures. It can be in your local park or a thousand miles away. If you are lucky you will find one of the great disappointments in life!

  9. #9
    Cptbil

    Mar 2003
    Az/NM/Ca/Nv/Tx
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    camping out

    The best part of treasure hunting, to me anyway, is being able to get way back in, set up a base camp!
    Then spend a few weeks, months total, with no one but "Mr. Dog", myself and Mother Nature!
    8) You'd be surprised at how soon you become "attuned" to living out there with Nature!
    CptBil & Bugs

  10. #10
    Cptbil

    Mar 2003
    Az/NM/Ca/Nv/Tx
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    Hi Snake

    Hi Snake:
    Say! I hope that your rock covering the entrance isn't in Central New Mexico?
    If you need a hand, I am available, as the saying goes, "Have shovel, can travel!!
    I have unlimited time !
    I don't try to schedule trips, as far as two weeks here, 10 days there !
    I go out and I am there until....?
    Back in '95, I was gone for 10 months!
    Hum! :roll: Do I remember, The Wife saying something about how well things ran at home, that year !
    CptBil & Bugs

  11. #11

    Feb 2004
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    Regarding Professional TH'ers

    I have oftened woundered what a Professional treasure hunter is.

    Is it someone that is consumed by greed? No I think not.

    It someone that is obsessed with history and has a quest.

    I laugh out loud when they say there is no treasure to be found. They just don't understand history.

    I would never admit to finding any trove of any kind. But I will tell you this if you go on ebay you will find people selling gold scrap,gold nuggets,coin collections,old watches,artifacts,civil war items, and other items.
    This is a sellers market.

    As for the Profesional,there are many ways to track down the past. Through research with as many tools as needed. History,old maps.new maps,satalite photographs,Infer-red imaging,dowsing and a few other tools are available to the true professional. Spending a great deal of time learning the tools of the search. Also it is having the freedom to go at a moments notice when the time is right to retrieve the cache.
    Knowing your own limits will save your life. Know when to cut your losses and hunt on another target.

    Show me a lead that is verifyable by my own reasearch and at the drop of a hat I can help you retrive it for a cut. Come to me with some LA RUE or story of a golden city of Elderaddo,and I will laugh in your face.

    Anything bigger than a refrigerator size or more than 10 feet underground, I am not interested in. Oak island and Ali Babba's fourtune can lay there.

    A strong box or a chest is what my targets are. Land or river and steam target removal.

    I used to post under a different email on various fourms and newgroups on treasure hunting about 5 years ago. I don't want to offend anyone and I am sorry there may be spelling errors in this posting.

    Based on the above I am a proffesional.
    I am looking for Pandora's Box. I have got to see what is inside.

    Proud to be Rogue.

    Expedition Central America: T minus 2 months and counting!

    This time with Satellite Internet connection!

  12. #12

    Mar 2004
    Bend, Oregon
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    How many Professional TH'ers

    Snake
    Don't know where you are.
    But here in our state there are alot of native american artifacts with strange marking on them.
    And it's a BIG fine if you mess with them.
    Just a thought

  13. #13
    dwight traina

    How many Professional TH'ers

    BACK IN THE 1970 I CKECKED WITH THE TAX PEOPLE AND TO CLASS YOUR SELF AS A PRO YOU HAD TO FIND AT LEAST $ 100. 00 A YEAR . I WAS WANTING TO USE SOME OF MY TRAVELING EXP FOR RIGHT OFF. I DONT KNOW WHAT IT IS TODAY

  14. #14

    Jul 2003
    Colorado
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    THer

    I'm lucky in that I own my own business and am not tied down to a daily grind anymore. This allows me alot of time for research and THing. My fiance also owns his own business and he spends time with me on my treks (I'm very lucky).
    Thru the military (when I was younger) I had alot of "outdoor training". 8)
    My significant other owns a bodyguard training school and that has also helped me keep in shape for hiking thru the woods.
    I may not yet be a prof. THer ....but I'm on my way.
    I'm including a picture of my other half and myself at his induction into the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
    Happy treasurehunting!!!

  15. #15
    us
    Sep 2007
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    Re: How many Professional TH'ers

    Professional Treasure Hunters do not brag about what they do and what they found. I am seeking info about treasures in Connecticut. lovejoydc@att.net

 

 
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