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    us
    Metal Detectorist and Adventurer

    Jun 2015
    Southern Mississippi!
    Garrett AT Pro Nel Storm Coil, XP Deus 11" Coil, Minelab Equinox 600, White's TRX, Teknetics TekPoint, XP MI-6 Pinpointers, Lesche shovels
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    8/1/2015 Hunt

    Had a great time with Andy and Steve.
    Not too hot, with a little breeze.
    Just wish we could have gotten some silver in our pockets!

    Thanks again for the invite!
    BTW,
    While we were discussing coils today, I was trying to remember the name of the BIG coil I saw on EBAY the other day, and it is the NELS 15x17 beast:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEL-Big-15-x...item3f3e6c286e
    This is definitely not for the guy who has tennis elbow already!


    Also, I am sure BP knows about this, but I love how you can detach the end of the Deus and check your signal while "in the hole" (in the Vol1 Introduction video).
    http://www.xpmetaldetectorsamericas....to-the-xp-deus


    Finally,
    I looked up those ETERNIT brass pieces I found:
    http://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=66251
    Looks like they were used to attach asbestos siding or asbestos roofing shingles.
    I think I saw some in a hole I dug.
    Hopefully we did not get too much exposure.
    Last edited by muerte33; Aug 01, 2015 at 07:49 PM.
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    us
    Mar 2008
    South Mississippi
    Garrett AT Pro Garrett AT Maxx
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Good to know about the brass tacks, been finding them on and off but never looked them up. We are definitely covering some ground, got to hit a virgin spot soon. Nice weather for August, I was wet with sweat but not whipped. Went for a bit this morning, daily exercise. All total, not a bad weekend.
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    The deeper I dig, the more dirt I find.

  3. #3
    us
    Metal Detectorist and Adventurer

    Jun 2015
    Southern Mississippi!
    Garrett AT Pro Nel Storm Coil, XP Deus 11" Coil, Minelab Equinox 600, White's TRX, Teknetics TekPoint, XP MI-6 Pinpointers, Lesche shovels
    290
    279 times
    Metal Detecting
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ID:	1195020I have that key I found in the tumbler right now seeing if I can clean it up.
    It is very decorative for a key and has a serial number on it.
    I am also tumbling that US Postal service lock (well part of a lock).
    These are some recent "tumbled" finds (except the tent guy line tensioner).
    I never knew what that was until my spouse showed me a picture of one on the internet and I said I have one of those in my "unidentified finds box".
    Last edited by muerte33; Aug 03, 2015 at 05:57 AM.
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    us
    Jan 2012
    MS, Lynchberg
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    Nice finds guys.
    I have found a lot of those brass tacks, and found out they were exactly what you say they are.
    They ring up like wheat pennies. Usually where I dig those tacks I also dig Wheaties.
    Whenever I find those tacks, I know there should be silver nearby.....
    HH
    Another day older and deeper in debt.

  5. #5
    us
    Mar 2008
    South Mississippi
    Garrett AT Pro Garrett AT Maxx
    372
    201 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Nick, those cleaned up pretty good. Might have to look into a tumbler, probably can't get the wife to polish all my finds.
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    us
    Jan 2012
    MS, Lynchberg
    XP DEUS
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    2522 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    I use a tumber. I use it on all my brass, clad etc. Its so easy... just drop it in and change the water every now and then.
    I just don't use it on my silver, old coppers, and old relics.
    Aquarium Gravel, Hot water, and a little dash of soap.

    I use the Thumlers Tumbler Model T, its a little pricey, but made in the USA.
    I hear harbor freight sells a tumbler for cheap.
    Last edited by bonepicker; Aug 04, 2015 at 04:04 PM.
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    Another day older and deeper in debt.

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    us
    Metal Detectorist and Adventurer

    Jun 2015
    Southern Mississippi!
    Garrett AT Pro Nel Storm Coil, XP Deus 11" Coil, Minelab Equinox 600, White's TRX, Teknetics TekPoint, XP MI-6 Pinpointers, Lesche shovels
    290
    279 times
    Metal Detecting
    I have an older Thumler's Model T like this one:
    Model T Rotary Rock Tumbler : Cabela's

    I also have the cheap dual harbor freight one too.
    They sell tumbling media too at harbor freight.

    I am like you though that cheap aquarium gravel works the best.
    I also use this Conklin multi surface cleaning gel that was recommended on the "Friendly Metal Detecting Forum":
    https://www.conklin.com/productdetai...04&mline=06,04
    Cleaned with Conklin Gel - Friendly Metal Detecting Forums


    I have never used hot water, may try that tip out.
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  8. #8
    us
    Mar 2008
    South Mississippi
    Garrett AT Pro Garrett AT Maxx
    372
    201 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks guys. Really helpful info.
    The deeper I dig, the more dirt I find.

 

 

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