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  1. #31
    Jan 2017
    East of snowflake Arizona completely off grid
    Mine-Lab X-Terra 705 with three coils 5x10 hf,9 inch 7 mf and 6 inch hf Garrett AT pro
    356 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I am 57 have been detecting off and on for 10 years

  2. #32
    Aug 2012
    Farr West, utah
    Fisher F70 with 6.5", 10" Elliptical, & 11" Search Coil. Garret pro pointer AT, Minelab excaliber II (New machine)
    1382 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Honest Samuel View Post
    I am old enough to be your daddy. I am 74 years old. May I call you son?
    You can call me Son.....can I borrow the car and do you have a few bucks?

  3. #33
    Jan 2015
    236 times
    I'm still 46 for a couple more months. Detecting off and on since 1981!

  4. #34
    Mar 2016
    Schoharie County, NY
    Ace 250, AT Pro
    281 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I'll be 44 this year... began metal detecting just two years ago, but hunted treasure since I was ten or so.

  5. #35
    Oct 2012
    T2se. tesero tejon. white xlt
    106 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I'll be 50 this year. began metal detecting 2010
    fish1on likes this.

  6. #36
    Jul 2015
    Southwest PA
    303 times
    Coins and valuable metals
    I'll be 61 in May and started about 2 years ago.

  7. #37
    Charter Member
    Scotland, Aye !!

    Oct 2004
    N. San Diego area (Pic of my two best 'finds'; son and grandson)
    Minelab Explorer
    11456 times
    Research and History
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    I've been Carbon-14 dated to 1940; you do the math.

  8. #38
    Dec 2007
    Whites MXT, DetectorPro HH Underwater
    1021 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    51 in two weeks. Always had an interest since a friend in grade school had one. Bought my first detector 9 years ago.
    Back-of-the-boat likes this.
    Oldest Coin Finds to Date
    1737-1760 KGII Hibernia Half Cent ('10)
    1787 Fugio Large Cent ('15)
    1869 Two Cent ('09)
    1867-1883 Variety I Sheild Nickel ('09)
    1900 Barber Dime ('13)
    1929 Standing Liberty Quarter ('17)
    1944 Walking Liberty Half Dollar ('09)

  9. #39

    Dec 2005
    Western Idaho
    Minelab Equinox White's: V3i, MXT, XL Pro (In the past: White's: VX3, DFX, XLT, 6000 Di Pro SL, Coinmaster 2DB --- Minelab CTX 3030)
    16 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    46. been detecting since I was 10 when my uncle got me started. First detector was a White's 2db I thought was like magic. Never grew out of my fascination with detecting. Been hooked non stop ever since.

  10. #40

    Feb 2016
    Garrett AT Pro/Garrett Ace 350/Garrett Pro Pointer AT
    662 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    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 - $70,000.00 annually.
    Almost. I'm 22 and make 34,000$ annually. Almost fit haha
    AARC likes this.
    I wish the snooze minute was as long as the microwave minute...

  11. #41
    d2 is offline
    Mar 2005
    Tesoro/Cibola Garrett ATPro
    962 times
    Relic Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Be 59 the 28th of this month. First time I went was in 1966 best I remember, I was 8. Been metal detecting hard for the last 20+ years...d2Click image for larger version. 

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  12. #42
    Charter Member

    Jan 2017
    Grants Pass, Oregon
    Garrett A3B United States Gold Hunter, GTA 1000, AT Pro, Discovery Treasure Baron "Gold Trax", Minelab X-Terra 70, Safari, & EQ 800.
    2922 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    64, Started around 1990 I think. And the computer generation? Ya, It's to hard, they don't find all the "good stuff" the first day, and they actually have to get down to dig! It's not fair!
    3cylbill likes this.

  13. #43
    Mar 2011
    A couple Sovereign's, Excalibur II, Eureka Gold, Falcon MD20, TM808, Sierra Madre, 5900 DIProsl, Garrett ADS III with Bloodhound, Fisher 1280x, Equinox 800
    297 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Almost 41, was 7 in the picture (cool dude huh?).

    Never keep a paper dollar in your pocket till tomorrow

  14. #44
    Feb 2008
    Great Lakes State
    2493 times
    silver surfing
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    54, started about 1973 with a Jetco Mustang.
    Sorry, Iím on a fixed income.

  15. #45
    Feb 2017
    Southern Minnesota
    Radio Shack Discovery
    13 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I am going to turn 62 and will restart after about 20 years. Seen my old Radio Shack Discovery 2 in the garage. Cleaned it up
    and ready to use it this spring.
    SD51 likes this.


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