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  1. #1

    Mar 2005
    Canada
    Garrett- Master Hunter CX,Infinium, 1350, 2500, ACE 150-water converted 250, GTA 500,1500 Scorpion, AT Pro
    3,862
    2430 times

    What A Hunt.....Both A Savanna Relic Hunt, Then A Cold Tundra Hunt



    Headed out today with my buddy Scott to try hunt some south facing slopes, where the sun has melted a lot of the snow, and in the past has given up some nice, old interesting finds. Today was another day with some nice finds. I got the opportunity to use my new Garrett backpack, which allowed me to easily carry an extra detector along. I used the GTI 2500 for the larger open areas, and the sniper coil on the ACE 250 for the thick bushes.



    Here's Scott's best take of the day. He managed a beautiful silver ring, an old tire gauge and some loot. It was very hot in this area working under the sunlight.



    Here's my over all take for the day.



    Here's by best find of the day. An old 1844 province Of Canada Token. I have been wanting to find one of these for a long time. In fact, it's taken me over 15 years. I found it using the ACE 250/Sniper coil, in some bushes so dense that you couldn't walk through them. The standard coil on my other machine just wouldn't fit in this area.



    Here's a few more coins and a button I dug up.

    After about 4 hours hunting, Scott & I headed home, for a well deserved rest! After a snack, I decided to go hunt a snow hill close to home. It was such a lovely day, that I figured a lot of people must have been out too.



    I switched to the large 9 x 12 coil on the ACE 250, so I could cover a lot more ground. The hill I hunted was quite large, so that larger coil worked in my favor. My first belltone signal got me the first of three 2 dollar coins.



    Man....I got another ring on a snow hill. They are quite rare in such locations. I did the dance!



    Looky here....it was getting dark out. What I thought was a Canadian Dollar coin, ended up being a US Dollar coin. That is definitely a first for me. Here is the ring I got. No stamps....I am guessing that it is silver plate. A nice find for this time of year, no matter what it is made of.

    And below is my total take on the snow hill. Another great day! Six hours of pure enjoyment!

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    Wife + 4 kids (no grandkids yet)Orthopedics RN, photagraphy,writer, build electronic gizmos, previous hot air balloon pilot, coin collector for 40 years.

    "METAL DETECTING IS A HOBBY AND HOBBIES ARE MEANT TO BE ENJOYED"

  2. #2
    us
    Jan 2009
    Amarillo
    Garrett GTI 2500
    461
    5 times

    Re: What A Hunt.....Both A Savanna Relic Hunt, Then A Cold Tundra Hunt

    That's some great stuff John! The backpack look like it works great. I would love to have one. The ring is a beauty and sure looks like gold to me. Question: is the yellow tape and smiley face on your coil to help you pinpoint is some way or just some personal flare? Just wondering. Looks like it was a lot of fun. HH


    TG
    You can't find what you don't look for.

  3. #3

    Mar 2005
    Canada
    Garrett- Master Hunter CX,Infinium, 1350, 2500, ACE 150-water converted 250, GTA 500,1500 Scorpion, AT Pro
    3,862
    2430 times

    Re: What A Hunt.....Both A Savanna Relic Hunt, Then A Cold Tundra Hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by Texasgopher
    That's some great stuff John! The backpack look like it works great. I would love to have one. The ring is a beauty and sure looks like gold to me. Question: is the yellow tape and smiley face on your coil to help you pinpoint is some way or just some personal flare? Just wondering. Looks like it was a lot of fun. HH


    TG
    They are there to help pin-point the targets. I usually pinpoint off the toe of the coil, which depending on how fast it cuts off in pinpoint mode sliding it away from the target, gives me an idea on it's depth. I can also get an idea of it's size too doing it this way.
    Wife + 4 kids (no grandkids yet)Orthopedics RN, photagraphy,writer, build electronic gizmos, previous hot air balloon pilot, coin collector for 40 years.

    "METAL DETECTING IS A HOBBY AND HOBBIES ARE MEANT TO BE ENJOYED"

  4. #4
    us
    Jan 2009
    Amarillo
    Garrett GTI 2500
    461
    5 times

    Re: What A Hunt.....Both A Savanna Relic Hunt, Then A Cold Tundra Hunt

    That's what I thought it looked like. Cool stuff!



    TG
    You can't find what you don't look for.

  5. #5
    us
    Jun 2008
    el cajon, california
    GTI2500, GTAX550, MINELAB EXPLORER SE PRO, PROPOINTER, GARRETT AT GOLD
    135
    Metal Detecting

    Re: What A Hunt.....Both A Savanna Relic Hunt, Then A Cold Tundra Hunt

    John when you slide the coil off the target and the sound stops does that mean
    the target is at the tip of the coil ?

  6. #6
    us
    Diggin Gems

    Mar 2010
    Louisville TN
    Garrett GTI2500
    15
    5 times

    Re: What A Hunt.....Both A Savanna Relic Hunt, Then A Cold Tundra Hunt

    Good finds! Ring #2 looks like a blue moon quartz or moonstone? I hope to find lots of rings on my hunts.

    I really think the Garrett people should look into hiring you for commercials.

 

 

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