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    robert roy

    Some help from the experts please.....

    What do you seasoned metal detectionist do when the ground is really hard and you can't get to the target? Any special tools like a bloody pick?

    Robert Roy

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    Jun 2007
    whites MXT
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    Re: Some help from the experts please.....

    Quote Originally Posted by robert roy Drill a hole about 5 feet deep and fill it with black powder with a concrete cap..Pow..It will soften up the surrounding ground...Ha..

    What do you seasoned metal detectionist do when the ground is really hard and you can't get to the target? Any special tools like a bloody pick?

    Robert Roy

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    us
    May 2007
    Southeast Missouri
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    Re: Some help from the experts please.....

    This has been posted before, if the ground is that hard don't try digging in areas with grass, because you will end up with dead spot all over and people aren't going to be happy with you.
    "It isn't the age, it's the mileage" IJ

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    Bill Jones

    May 2007
    Lewiston, Idaho
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    Re: Some help from the experts please.....

    Don't know about others, but when conditions are that bad I go to the beaches, woodchip playgrounds etc. or any other areas I know won't be so dry and hard. Meanwhile I also pray and wait patiently as I can for rain. Good time to do a bit of research and/or contact owners of potential hunting areas for permission, too. Just my thoughts.
    HH
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    Jun 2006
    Tesero Lobo Super Traq
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    Re: Some help from the experts please.....

    Urinate
    Fire on the mountain, lightnin' in the air
    Gold in them hills and it's waitin' for me there.

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    Ant
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    Aug 2006
    Cali
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    Re: Some help from the experts please.....


    I use a short handle matox pick from Home Depot. But less effort is used when using a prospectors pick but it's a lot heaver. The deeper the target is, the wider hole has to be so that the target won't be stabbed or spiked.

    HH

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    Apr 2007
    Mankato, MN
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    Re: Some help from the experts please.....

    Not sure if I would carry a bloody pick around with me while digging holes in the woods. Hard to explain to the cops.

    Daryl
    The only way to really understand something is to play with it.

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    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
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    Re: Some help from the experts please.....

    shovels and bag of lime are even harder to explain--- Ivan

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    Kas
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    Jan 2007
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    Re: Some help from the experts please.....

    An old timer told me that if I have a site that I just have to detect when it is dry, take a jug of water and water the plug when finished digging.

    I don't care to carry a jug of water around.

    Hit the woods, and places that it doesn't matter, like the mother-in-law's yard
    I'm the friend a friend would like to have.

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    us
    May 2007
    Southeast Missouri
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    Re: Some help from the experts please.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Kas


    Hit the woods, and places that it doesn't matter, like the mother-in-law's yard
    Obviously you haven't met either of my mother-in-laws. Yeah I have two...
    "It isn't the age, it's the mileage" IJ

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    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
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    Re: Some help from the experts please.....

    2 mother in laws lucky you ---not

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    us
    May 2007
    Southeast Missouri
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    Re: Some help from the experts please.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ivan salis
    2 mother in laws lucky you ---not
    To be fair my wife's mother has been very nice to me and let me dig in her yard, in fact I found my 1957 silver quarter there and my father-in-law chucks every penny he gets into his side yard and it is about time for my next vist there to collect my finds.

    My wife's step-mother is another story, I don't dare even carry my machine in my car when on her property!!

    As for digging in the really dry soil, I just find places were it doesn't matter, another spot I have started hitting recently is creeks and creek beds. Just a thought.
    "It isn't the age, it's the mileage" IJ

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    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
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    Re: Some help from the experts please.....

    so your one for two---so her dads-- "new" wifes a bear ---but her mom and her new husband are cool --bet I know you like to hang with better---Ivan

 

 

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