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    Cecil J. Riggles Jr.

    Sep 2006
    Libby, Mt.
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    Metal Detecting

    Searching old hobo camps for silver coins & maybe gold coins & jewlery

    Hi all

    Has anyone ever searched old hobo camps for silver & gold coins & jewelry? I have searched a few I have found and did find a few coins and god knows what else. Lots of trash around too, heh heh.


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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

    Oct 2004
    N. San Diego area (Pic of my two best 'finds'; son and grandson)
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    You're a thousand times more apt to get stabbed with a bad needle than finding gold coins in a hobo camp.
    Personally, I wouldn't search in such areas.
    Just my opinion,
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    Nov 2013
    Philadelphia PA
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    Hobo.. gold.. for some reason those don't go together..
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    Stickmarsh Jedi Master

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    If a hobo had jewelry, he wouldn't be living in a hobo camp.
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  5. #5
    Aug 2013
    Teknetics delta4000/Tesoro compadre/Garrett ace 250/Garrett propointer/Garrett at pro/Tesoro silver umax
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    Plain and simple bad idea.Some of them will try and attack you..
    Any find is a good find to me.It proves my md is working.

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    Feb 2012
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    Last winter I had some homeless guys yelling obscenities at me while detecting in a large park. They were camped out under some large pine trees. I heard them yelling but couldn't see them, I finally figured out where they were and just avoided that area without turning my back to them.

    This spring when they had all migrated elsewhere I did a quick scan of the area where they had been camping. The ground was loaded with cheap malt beverage bottle caps and other garbage, and a very minimal amount of clad. I seriously doubt that if these guys had anything valuable that they would hang onto it for long. Not worth detecting unless it is some old property with the potential for old coins and relics.

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    I deal in reality

    Mar 2010
    XLT , surfmaster PI , HAYS 2Box , VIBRA-TECTOR
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    I think the best they had were nickels. They did some interesting carving on them. If you are crazy enough to go to those sites, go armed, stay alert, and don't discriminate out nickels. Frank...-Name:  five star.png
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    in memory of my son Randy 03/19/79-10/9/2008

    Oct 2008
    Colorado, Denver
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    I like to hunt where the bums hang out. Found that they all throw their pennies away. I save them, so I get them. I don't go where they sleep at night but more where they hang out in the day time. And for some reason the love the bus stops here. Go figure
    Running Total 2014: $79.06 Gold coins: 0, Silver coins: 0, Dollar coins:2 , Half Dollars:1, Wheaties :4 Silver Rings:3, Gold Rings: 1, Silver Necklace: 1, Gold Necklace: 0, Silver Bracelet: 1 ,Gold Bracelet: 0 , Silver Earrings: 0 , Gold Earrings: 0 , All other Silver: 3, All other Gold: 0 Junk Rings: 14,



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