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    1 2.94%
  • Your Skill

    2 5.88%
  • The Location

    31 91.18%
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  1. #1
    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
    20891 times
    Metal Detecting

    What Contributed MOST to your Best Detecting Day Ever?

    Was it Your Machine?
    Your Skill?
    Or the Location?

    You can only choose ONE.

    No cheesy answers like, "It's all three!"
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  2. #2
    Charter Member

    May 2011
    Western Mass.
    Whites M-6 W/ DD6x10 SunRay DX-1 (A real sleeper)
    16800 times
    The one everybody else missed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman View Post
    Was it Your Machine?
    Your Skill?
    Or the Location?

    You can only choose ONE.

    No cheesy answers like, "It's all three!"
    So...which one of the three was it?
    Terry Soloman likes this.

    Anger is what keeps you emotionally lost in your head and blind to reality.

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  3. #3

    May 2017
    1214 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Going slow and low.

    I was on the same site I'd been on for a few weeks, and the finds were drying up. But then I slowed down, and kept my coil very low to the ground... and out popped my best find.

  4. #4
    Oct 2016
    Garrett ACE 400, Garrett ProPointer AT
    1032 times
    Metal Detecting
    My best day was when I found a Fugio, large cent, 1864 ihp, musket balls, and flat button all in the front yard of an old house. None of these were crazy deep and I have found a lot of other really awesome stuff at this house. So I would say the site contributed the most.
    gold boy and Terry Soloman like this.
    Notable 2018 Finds:

    Coins: 1782 Spanish 1/2 real, King George I & II halfpennies, 1859 Canadian Large Cent, 1803, 1808, 1851, 1853 Large Cents, 1867 Shield Nickel, 5 IHP's, 2 mercury dimes, 1949 Roosevelt dime

    Relics: Civil War eagle Infantry button, mid 1800's heelplate with heart, ornate 1800's watch winding key, flat button-style cufflink featuring the HMS Victory, giant skeleton key, many flat buttons,

  5. #5
    Charter Member
    Classic car lover

    Jul 2017
    East TX
    Teknectics eurotek pro bounty hunter time ranger bounty hunter quick draw 2 used a teroso compadre. Carry a 22 cal. six-shooter.
    13181 times
    hunting,bottle digging,coin roll hunting,shooting,Metal Detecting, swimming,
    Banner Finds (1)
    it was a pretty spring day high of 74 sunny with a light breeze i was at a 1880's house that had people living in it till the 1940's got there first signal was a high slamming signal popped the plug saw a silver rim staring back at me grab it it was a 1942 d quarter my first silver
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    'Give me liberty or death'. Patrick Henry

  6. #6
    Been there...Dug that

    Mar 2015
    Northern Illinois
    MineLab E-Trac, MineLab Safari, MineLab Explorer XS, White's 5000 D, White's 6DB, White's 5000 D GEB Sunray X-1 for the ML's, Garrett PP for the White's and a Backhoe
    2330 times
    Metal Detecting
    Location. For sure. It was 1980...
    My Mentor took me to a school to try out the brand new detector I'd made him take me to buy the previous day. It was a Whites 6/DB...He swung a Whites 5000. I'd spent $350...which, back then, was more than half a paycheck. Wife was "thrilled" with that. 😠 Anyway...this school was 60's-ish and located on a state highway...so he surmised it'd probably been hit before, but that I'd find some clad and learn my machine a little. By the time we'd gotten 10 feet off the asphalt, our pockets were bulging with coins and other trinkets (cheap rings, earrings, pins, etc.). We began walking up a slight slope toward the highway and BOOM! Silvers! Lots of them! 😁 I ended the hunt that day with 18 silvers and Tom had 22 or 23, I think. 😱 I had one plug with 2 SLQ's and 5 GW's in it!!! In the next month, that school paid for my detector 10x over! We'd eventually found out the school property had been owned by the church next door...which was almost 100 years old. The slope was their old sledding hill...and the school grounds is where they held socials and such.
    So, yeah...Location, location, location! 😂
    "There's GOLD in them thar hills! Well...at least a coupla nice Mercs."

  7. #7
    May 2010
    Northern Ohio
    Fisher, Teknetics, Minelab, XP
    556 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    You could be a superman with a super detector, but you won't find em' where they ain't.

  8. #8
    Jul 2013
    white's 6000/D coin master White's MXT Garrettt ACE 250
    330 times
    Relic Hunting
    Researching the location!!!!

  9. #9
    Dec 2007
    Whites MXT, DetectorPro HH Underwater
    941 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    Location. I've never found anything that a cheaper or more expensive detector wouldn't have found too. Your second choice should be LUCK, not SKILL. Luck has played a big part, skill not so much.
    Terry Soloman and sprailroad like 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)

  10. #10
    Feb 2013
    WHITES DFX AND VIPER TRIDENT , Fisher F75 and just added a CTX 3030 Minelab to start 2018
    3434 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    I've been hunting 29 years, with all brands of detector's..... Location, Location, Location and then experience to get the last hard one's.....

    An experienced hunter can find coin's, even with a cheap machine, but, if they are not there... you can't find them....

  11. #11
    Charter Member
    Oct 2014
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i & DFX
    19361 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    I believe it to be location!

    Bassmann and Mr. Wilburino have great points about machines and skill level.

    IMHO: As for luck ; being a scientist...I don't believe in it. All of my "luck" came from hard work.

  12. #12
    Charter Member
    Diggin up TEXAS!

    Sep 2009
    Fort Worth,Texas
    CTX 3030 / AT PRO / Etrac w/ NEL
    3380 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Positivity ! I never had a BAD day dectector. Just some are better than others.

  13. #13
    Charter Member

    Nov 2013
    XP Deus, F75Ltd., AT PRO, Garrett pointer
    13914 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Location. A few of my best finds we're surface finds.
    When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

  14. #14
    Sep 2013
    Scituate, RI
    Garrett AT Pro
    5158 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Location trumps skill, luck and any 2k machine you can buy.

    Of course, being the first person to a good location is very important as well. I've hunted some amazing colonial era cellar holes that were obviously great locations, but someone beat me to them and pretty much picked them clean...
    Terry Soloman likes this.

  15. #15
    Charter Member
    Sep 2015
    Southeast Grundy, Illinois
    EQ6 and a Carrot
    3107 times
    I would normally say location. But, in answer to your question, "best day", I would have to say my EQ6.

    Case in point. Used my ATP on a location that I researched and hunted to death. Found what should have been there. Somewhere's in the 350 clad, a couple of silver's, and a good amount of wheats.
    Finds were almost to a stand still and wasn't really going to go back. Figured I give the site a chance to grow some more coins.
    Bought a new machine, went back to the site, and had my best day. 9 Silver, 15 Wheats. It were the machine on that day, for sure, for sure

    Disclaimer: This is not an ad for the EQ.
    basssmann and Terry Soloman like this.
    "See your doctor if your detector has a detection for more then four hours!"


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