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    Quote Originally Posted by WaterScoop View Post
    So this saying is not only for real estate..hmmm... Very Interesting..
    You don’t say...you mean I will not find a gold coin in a new parks wood mulch?

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    THIS is part of the problem with new folks. In all likelihood you will NOT find a gold coin in a new parks wood mulch. HOWEVER, children steal from their parents. Gold rings, bracelets and even silver coins have been found in playground wood mulch. Is it common? Absolutely not. But why pass up even probabilities? Go ahead it is your detector, your time and your finds we are talking about. Many gold rings and chains are junk signals. Especially rings with broken shanks and small gold chains.

    As I stated before. Please pass any signals you desire. No problem with me. I refuse to tell others how to detect. But you will make someone with a cheap detector happy one day when they don't pass a signal and find something wonderful.

    I have found a gold ring in a playground wood chips.

    So let me ask all of you a question. How many of you play the lottery?

    You have a better chance to dig up a piece of gold than you have winning the lottery. AND it costs nothing but your time and batteries.
    Last edited by ScubaDetector; Jan 13, 2018 at 08:39 AM.
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    I have found several gold rings in the chips, occasional wheats and a silver Rosie, they still circulate you know, and since the digging is easy when I hit the chips I always turn my discriminate down to low foil.

  3. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaDetector View Post
    .... you will never know unless you dig. ...
    Quote Originally Posted by TerryC View Post
    ...... Why not "clean" the trash out, which includes the trash clad? ....
    Quote Originally Posted by RoughingIt View Post
    ... but if a person is detecting in a park that he thinks has been hammered by others he might want to dig those " zinc " signals. He may have a better chance of finding a good target than he would if he notched them out......
    Quote Originally Posted by Nicksan View Post
    .... I dig everyone just in case.
    Hey gang, good discussion. What you guys are basically saying (let's be honest) is: Flukes happen. Yes, it's *possible* to find a $5 or a $10 gold in a modern sandbox, or shallow in a blighted junky ghetto park, right ? Hence: dig it all "lest you miss a goodie" , right ?

    But at what point does it border on the ridiculous ? A true story in the next post :
    Loco-Digger and bayhawk2 like this.

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    In 2006, the city of San Francisco went to install an artificial turf soccer field @ one of their old parks . Park dated to the 1880s. The tractors needed to peel off the top 6 or 8" to prepare for the incoming synthetic turf. You can imagine it was "Christmas come early" for those of us md'rs who were on top of this Old coins everywhere (story got in Western and Eastern Treasure mag.)

    HOWEVER: By the 3rd day, the tractors were folding back in some of the surface modern soil. I guess to get the right grade, depth, compaction, etc.... But since it was all just jumbled up soil, we still had the liberty of "digging all" . Since holes was not an issue in a demolition site.

    For an entire week I kept every single target I found. I had buckets for the junk, another pile for clad, and of course my old coins in a 3rd pile. My intention was to do a study of the ratios, #'s, etc... At the end of the week, I DID INDEED have a few gold rings, a gold charm, a gold pocket watch part, etc... But the junk ratio was something on the order of 150+ to each gold item I had found. This was a park nestled in a blighted bad area of SF. So you see: it would simply have been unfeasible, had it not been for the demolition, to have gone into a turfed park with the notion of angling for gold rings . My time would have been better spent simply going to the beach, if gold rings were my agenda.

    Oh, and of 10 or 12 hunters in on that event: No gold coins were found. Also: the soil was KILLING nickels. They came out horrible orange/brown cruddy and you could barely read dates on buffalos & V's. One hunter, on one of the nights, wised up and started passing low conductors . That's a no-no in demolition hunting , RIGHT ?? And he ended up with the most barbers and seateds of any hunter that night . Considering that most all the silver was better S mints (go figure, we're right in SF), you can see he actually had the wisest strategy. Eh?

    Also be aware: A $5 gold (the most common) is actually not a "low" conductor. It reads at about the beefy square tab (not the flimsy square tab range). Ie.: about 49 to 50-ish on the old Whites scale (Eagle, XLT, etc...). So you could actually pass foil, round tabs, etc... and STILL not miss a $5 gold Needless to say, $10 and $20 read even higher than that.

    Thus ... sometimes, like in blackjack in Las Vegas, you are wiser to "hold" if you have 20 in your hand. Despite that the next card *might* be a one card. Sometimes you can't have the best of both worlds.
    Last edited by Tom_in_CA; Jan 13, 2018 at 11:57 AM.

  5. #35
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    Awesome thread!

    When I go to school yards, old parks, soccer fields...etc I use the Tesoro Outlaw. Why you, may say? Because it is a beep an dig machine with excellent discrimination if you need it! Over the years, I've used many machines at these places, but for shear volume of nice jewelry found (lots of junk too) this machine does it. Why, because I set the discriminator just above foil and dig everything. There are no numbers, depth gauge or tones other than fluctuations (very helpful) in the one tone. Nothing to talk me out of digging! Now, I'm not a fan boy of any detector company, I use what works in the environment I'm working. I also had an ACE 250, fun machine to hunt the areas written above. My only difference is I would dig every Solid-Repeatable Signal! What do I do differently now...nothing I dig every Solid-Repeatable Signal. If you read my profile, I'm a relic hunter, so digging everything is part of the game. As a side note, there may be a time when I'm not physically able to dig every signal, but hope it's many years down the rode.

    Like many have said in different ways, enjoy the hobby and do what you feel is right!

    GL & HH

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprailroad View Post
    Great gold coin, and you REALLY had to work for it. Really good video RoughingIt, with the live dig like that, it was a thrill on my end here seeing the gold as you did. You seem to be a couple of fella's one would enjoy detecting with. Hunting a field like that would of killed my legs after awhile. So glad it paid off, and of course, a Welcome to this Treasure Net Forum. And back to the thread, I do grow tired of digging the pennies, but I have had surprises along the way, just the same as having a hard time passing up on pull tabs.
    I don't think RoughingIt was the OP of that video?!? I could be wrong.
    SeabeeRon Santa Cruz,CA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaDetector View Post
    THIS is part of the problem with new folks. In all likelihood you will NOT find a gold coin in a new parks wood mulch. HOWEVER, children steal from their parents. Gold rings, bracelets and even silver coins have been found in playground wood mulch. Is it common? Absolutely not. But why pass up even probabilities? Go ahead it is your detector, your time and your finds we are talking about. Many gold rings and chains are junk signals. Especially rings with broken shanks and small gold chains.

    As I stated before. Please pass any signals you desire. No problem with me. I refuse to tell others how to detect. But you will make someone with a cheap detector happy one day when they don't pass a signal and find something wonderful.

    I have found a gold ring in a playground wood chips.

    So let me ask all of you a question. How many of you play the lottery?

    You have a better chance to dig up a piece of gold than you have winning the lottery. AND it costs nothing but your time and batteries.
    I hunted South Beach for years. The kids would wear Momma and Daddy's finest bling when there. On the dry sand AND the shallows. Very hard to recover your ring or bracelet in the surf. It is then mine... or another detectorist's. ╦╦
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