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  1. #16
    Charter Member
    Feb 2015
    5257 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Same as last time...just a little younger...
    Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand. - Tribe Unknown. Those that lie down with dogs, get up with fleas. - Blackfoot

  2. #17
    Charter Member
    May 2015
    North Georgia
    MineLab CTX 3030, Equinox 800
    714 times
    Metal Detecting
    53, I've been at it 18 months
    "Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet" General James "Mad Dog" Mattis (Callsign: Chaos), United States Marine Corps (Retired)

    Semper Fidelis !!!!!

  3. #18
    Charter Member

    May 2010
    White Plains, New York
    Minelab GPZ 7000; Equinox 600 -- Tesoro Mojave -- Grave Digger Tools Nemesis shovel, Sidekick hand digger -- Bunk's Hermit Pick
    21973 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    The "average" metal detectorist is a 37 - 67- year-old white male, High School education, a "Blue Collar" job averaging $55,000 - $70,000.00 annually.

  4. #19
    Bill Jones

    May 2007
    Lewiston, Idaho
    Multiple Tesoros and Whites
    687 times
    Metal Detecting
    I'm 75 and still swinging, been at it around 25 years.
    Gare and DeepseekerADS like this.

  5. #20
    Jan 2016
    Somewhere below the mason-dixon
    XP Deus- Garrett GTI 2500- Garrett AT PRO- Garrett Pro-Pointer AT-
    1417 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman View Post
    The "average" metal detectorist is a 37 - 67- year-old white male, High School education, a "Blue Collar" job averaging $55,000 - $70,000.00 annually.
    LOL my life story in one sentence.

  6. #21

    Apr 2008
    Central Illinois
    Fisher CZ-3D
    740 times
    Will be 61 in March. Started detecting in 1972.

  7. #22

    Sep 2015
    2927 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by fish1on View Post
    I have been many different ages as a detectorist, I started in my teens.

    I will be 50 this year
    I am old enough to be your daddy. I am 74 years old. May I call you son?

  8. #23
    Father & Husband

    Feb 2015
    East Texas
    Garrett ATP
    95 times
    Metal Detecting
    32, started Detecting with my Gramps at about 8 years old.

  9. #24
    Mar 2013
    Fisher, Wilson-Neuman, Whites, Minelab, Tesoro and others I've long since forgotten
    388 times
    Metal Detecting
    started in the summer of '64 @ 21.
    basssmann and Gare like this.
    A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.

  10. #25
    Jan 2017
    DeLand Florida
    Makro Kruzer Vulcon 360
    11 times
    Metal Detecting
    I am 65 i just started this year

  11. #26

    Jun 2007
    Tiger Shark, Xterra 705
    2891 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Happily 65, detected for about a year in the early 80's, back in the hobby for the last ten years.
    ToddsPoint likes this.
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”

    Thomas Jefferson

  12. #27
    Nov 2013
    XP Deus, Tekentics T2 SE, Blisstool LTC64X v3, Garrett Pro Pointer II, Garrett Pro Pointer AT, Lesche Ground Shark 40"
    398 times
    Metal Detecting
    I'm 18 and started 7 years ago. Will be going to college for computer science next year .
    Pacific_Searcher likes this.
    Notable Finds:

    Many, Many British Coppers
    Also a lot of Connecticut Coppers...
    1726 French 12 Sols - 1/10 Ecu
    1776 Mexico City 1 Reale
    17xx Half Reale
    1787 Bust Right Vermont Copper
    1787 Machin Mills Vlack 19-87C - George III Counterfeit
    1787 Nova Eborac Crosby 1-A
    1796 Liberty Cap Large Cent
    2x 1797, 1798, 1800, 2x 1802 Draped Bust Large Cents
    1810 Classic Head Large Cent
    8 Matron Large Cents
    1846, 1851 Braided Hair Large Cents
    1825 Capped Bust Dime
    1825 Classic Head Half Cent
    1837 P Capped Bust Half Dollar *MINT*
    1853 Trime
    Revolutionary War Sword Scabbard Throat
    Brown Bess Musket Thumb Piece Marked "I-28"

  13. #28

    Aug 2014
    De Tampe Bahia - La Florida
    JW 8X V.2 - ML X2 - VP 580
    40583 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Been hooked on old / lost stuff since I can first recollect...

    First job offer searching for treasure 1980... at age 12.

    Do the math :P
    trdking likes this.
    Have permission... Fill holes... Dispose of trash. - The Random Chat Thread - http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ev...l-welcome.html

  14. #29

    Aug 2016
    2905 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Was fishing from shore the day the Mayflower landed which completely ruined my fishing hole...decided then to take up detecting! Actually, turned 65 last year and started detecting in '77.
    Megalodon and trdking like this.

  15. #30
    Mar 2012
    Whites MXT ALL PRO,
    2800 times
    Relic Hunting
    Will be 61 on the 21st. I got my first detector for Christmas in 1969 when I was 13 years old. It was a WWII surplus mine sweeper with the huge wooden coil or paddle as they were referred to back then. That thing was bigger than I was. I would find my first relic ever with this. A piece of blown Hotchkiss Artillery Shell. I was hooked. Still am.


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