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  1. #1

    Aug 2013
    Steel city
    Whites DFX, Notka Makro Simplex. Folks the price don’t mean everything, the question is are you willing to put in the time to learn the machine, experience will pay off I guarantee it.
    641 times
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    Hot rocks, oh how they mess with us

    Hot rocks, what are they made of and they read like a good target. A stone or rock that isnít everywhere but dam throws you off, well no perfect detector or operator here. Any of you experience hot rocks
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  2. #2
    Dec 2017
    NE Ohio
    Garret ACE 300
    1360 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    There's a part of my yard I just quit trying because of them. I'm really curious as to where they come from though because I occasionally find them in fields, orchards, homesites and just about anywhere else. They drive me CRAZY.
    "God does not give us everything we want, but he does fulfill his promises, leading us along the best and straightest paths to himself" -Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  3. #3
    Charter Member
    Oct 2014
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Simplex; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i
    34895 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    They can be a real problem at times, but I dig just about every signal anyway...glutten for punishment! On the bright side, my philosophy has yeilded some killer finds!
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  4. #4

    Aug 2013
    Steel city
    Whites DFX, Notka Makro Simplex. Folks the price don’t mean everything, the question is are you willing to put in the time to learn the machine, experience will pay off I guarantee it.
    641 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    What’s your digging philosophy, sounds are important, how about your vdi if it simp,y jumps all over or stays with in a few numbers what’s your determination on dig or not even though you said dig everything, thanks

  5. #5
    Charter Member

    Nov 2012
    Western CT
    AT PRO/Ace 250w8.5x11" DD Coil/ Garrett Pro-Pointer/Garrett Pro-Pointer AT/ Vibra-Tector 730/ Radio Shack Discovery 1000 (Tracker IV)
    2484 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (4)
    I've had pieces of coal that set off my pinpointer...

    Cleaning Up The Planet...One Pull Tab At A Time.

  6. #6
    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

    Feb 2006
    South Central Upstate NY in the foothills of the headlands
    Minelab Musketeer Advantage Pro w/8" & 10" DD coils/Fisher F75se(Upgraded to LTD2) w/11" DD, 6.5" concentric & 9.5" NEL Sharpshooter DD coils/Sunray FX-1 Probe & F-Point/Black Widows/Rattler headphone
    14066 times
    Metal Detecting
    As I understand the definition of "hot rocks" they are rocks containing iron oxides: magnetite, hematite, limonite, maghemite and lepidocrocite.

    Magnetite (Fe3O4) being the most common. My F-75 has a side bar graph that shows the level of Magnetite and helps me "avoid" hot rocks. Though sometimes I dig anyway and find interesting iron/steel relics.
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  7. #7
    Charter Member
    Nov 2012
    XP Deus, Tesoro Cibola, Full sized shovel and a backhoe
    31760 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (8)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Yes to hot rocks. Most of the coal clinkers I can easily tell with my Deus, other hot rocks also have, well, call it an "after tone", it rings, then rings back. On my old, old, old Tesoro, the granite rocks were a huge problem.
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  8. #8
    Jun 2013
    Tesoro Silver Umax. Teknetics Omega 8000 Minelab Equinox 600 Minelab Etrac
    27 times
    Metal Detecting
    I've never dug up a hot rock in my area.

  9. #9
    Charter Member
    Coin Rescue Tech

    Jun 2014
    Northern O-H-I-O
    F75 LTD, 1280X Aquanaut, & an F2 (loaner)
    17444 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    I do not hunt near railroad tracks or old school running tracks that are made of cinders since they are infested with hot rocks.
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    Rescuing Coins 1 Beep at a time

  10. #10
    steve andermatt

    Apr 2013
    AT GOLD/Garrett /Garrett pro pointer/ 5x8 double d coil and sniper coil/Lesche digger
    5050 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Dig in a dry creek bed looking for nuggets hot rocks will drive you nuts trust me. But you got to dig all signals or miss the goodies. Have fun anyways.
    back of the boat



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