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  1. #1

    Dec 2013
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Newbie in Northern VA (Springfield)

    I have decided I need a hobby and thought this would be a great one to have. I love the outdoors and who doesnt like to find stuff. History has always been a passion of mine so I figured it was this or re-enactments. Metal detecting won out. I like relics and gold/silver so I havent bought a detector yet, I was hoping to find some info on the forums here to help me select one. Also, if there is a group of detectorists that meet in the area, I figure that would be helpful. I am open to all suggestions before I start spending so please feel free to offer your suggestions. Thanks in advance and I hope run into some of you out there. DC
    Last edited by Dcndc; Dec 19, 2013 at 11:35 AM.

  2. #2
    Dec 2013
    White dfx, and Garrett at pro
    114 times
    Relic Hunting
    garrett AT Pro is a good choice for a first detector. It wont break the bank, but you will find plenty with it. It's about six hundred dollars plus the garrett pen pointer is about a hundred if you get them together from

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    Capt Rick

    Dec 2013
    Northern Virginia
    5 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting


    Newbie also, just started panning and metal detecting this month,, found some spots here in Woodbridge and in Fredericksburg.
    been panning 3 times so far found a small picker, nothing with the metal detectors yet.
    detecting around the old gold mines shown on the map I got from Big Tens, which is all the old gold mines registered with the state

    Really like sitting in the creek in waders and cold weather boots, water proof gloves to my arm pits ( he-he )
    Its relaxing,,, if interested in panning or detecting in this area, drop me a note ,,,

  4. #4
    Charter Member
    Aug 2013
    Southern California
    Equinox 800 / XP Deus
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    I second what markp suggested, the AT Pro with a Garrett Pin Pointer!

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