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    A Question concerning Halos and Silver

    I am quite used to finding halos with a number of things, mainly iron, aluminum, some copper coins, and a few other metals but don't really remember them so much with silver. I found a Merc yesterday that had a pretty good halo, so good that I was convinced that it had to be a penny. Then I just knew that there had to be another coin in the hole area but no, it was just the one 1918 Mec. I believe that many factors an help form a halo, usually some sort of minerals in the dirt I am sure. I just didn't remember having one quite like this with a silver item. I can see any tarnished or corroded metal having a halo but this coin was pretty nice looking. Is this more common than I realize?
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    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    There is some pretty good moonshine in your neck of the woods DL. I'm thinking that, and your high mineral soil may have something to do with that "Dirty Halo" effect.
    I sometimes run across the same type of dirty halo signal with deep silver at the beach in "dry" sand. Usually down around 12" or more on quarters and large cents
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    Remember that ancient trick....shovel near target....pull back....break halo....test again from both sides

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman View Post
    There is some pretty good moonshine in your neck of the woods DL. I'm thinking that, and your high mineral soil may have something to do with that "Dirty Halo" effect.
    I sometimes run across the same type of dirty halo signal with deep silver at the beach in "dry" sand. Usually down around 12" or more on quarters and large cents
    I have walked up upon about 4 stills over the years and immediately got the heck out of the area but it is the newer "crop" spots that really scare me.
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    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by chub View Post
    Remember that ancient trick....shovel near target....pull back....break halo....test again from both sides

    chub
    yep, when I dig, the detector goes out to the side out of the way and then the shovel goes out of the way when the pinpointer starts to go into the hole or the plug. learned that years ago. since going wireless, it is so much easier dealing with the detector when I dig.
    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtlooter View Post
    I have walked up upon about 4 stills over the years and immediately got the heck out of the area but it is the newer "crop" spots that really scare me.
    When I was 12 my stepfather caught sight of a fire down at the bottom of the ridge on our land. I went with him down the holler to find out what the fire was. We walked up on an active still - the workers heard us walking down, so they were gone.

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