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  1. #1
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    MUD(S.W.A.T)

    Apr 2005
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    I can't find crap !!

    Hi all,

    I have hunted about 4 old home sites, 2 comunity buildings, 3 parks, and a ballfield all pre 1900's. So far I found nothing but clad, trash and one silver Rosie. This stinks, I figured each home site would have at least one or two silver on them for me. Nope I end up getting one silver from a hunted out park. AAAAhhhhhh Crap!! I need places to go but I am running out of ideas.

    Keep @ it and HH!!
    TAG: MUD(S.W.A.T)
    GEAR: Whites MXT and Garrett AT Pro.
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    EXPERIENCE: About 9 Years
    E-MAIL: mudswat1979@yahoo.com
    "Where you find Silver, you should find Gold."

  2. #2

    Mar 2008
    Tennessee
    263

    Re: I can't find crap !!

    Dont let a few parks get ya down! Try Detecting on the outsides of the park, and not so much in the middle!! And mabe the 5th old home site, you hunt will be the one! Dont give up everyone of us go on a bad streak ..Good luck

  3. #3
    Thanks for playing. You lose.

    Aug 2006
    smAlbany, NY
    DFX
    1,300
    60 times

    Re: I can't find crap !!

    and always, always, always.....
    detect back to or next to the car. Nobody ever detects next to their car. They always walk away from it before they start...
    Never underestimate the stupidity of people.

  4. #4
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    Oct 2006
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    Re: I can't find crap !!

    Quote Originally Posted by MUD(S.W.A.T)
    Hi all,

    I have hunted about 4 old home sites, 2 comunity buildings, 3 parks, and a ballfield all pre 1900's. So far I found nothing but clad, trash and one silver Rosie. This stinks, I figured each home site would have at least one or two silver on them for me. Nope I end up getting one silver from a hunted out park. AAAAhhhhhh Crap!! I need places to go but I am running out of ideas.

    Keep @ it and HH!!
    Iffin i can ask what kind of metal detector are you using??

  5. #5
    us
    DFCA

    Dec 2006
    Kansas
    XP DEUS
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    52 times
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    Re: I can't find crap !!

    I've got 4. A BH time ranger, a prizm 2, 5, and a DFX
    if you buy a well built MD you will find things
    but you still have to shovel a lot of s**t
    to grow a beautiful rose, so be patient the good finds will come

  6. #6

    Mar 2008
    WHITES DFX
    132

    Re: I can't find crap !!

    TAKE A DEEP BREATH.
    RELAX.
    I HAVE EXPERIENCED THE SAME THING!
    YOU HAVE YOUR UPS AND DOWNS!
    WHAT DETECTOR ARE YOU USING?
    I DONT REALLY KNOW YOU , WOULD YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF AN EXPERIENCED HUNTER, SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE SOME TIME IN.
    IF SO, THEN YES IT SUCKS SOMETIMES, I PAID $1000.00 FOR MY METAL DETECTOR.
    I HAVE ENDLESS HOURS AND EXPERIENCE IN HUNTING!
    TODAY I SPENT 3 HOURS AND CAME HOME WITH A VERY CORRODID SHEILD NICKLE , ( NOTHING ELSE) !!!
    MAKES ME SICK TO KNOW I FOUND AN 186?, NICKEL.

    SEEMS LIKE YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE BETTER AT THE HOMES , BUT I ALWAYS THINK THAT TO AND END UP FINDING CLAD!

  7. #7
    Charter Member
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    Your Only One Swing Away From An Amazing Discovery

    Dec 2006
    Florida
    Library
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    Re: I can't find crap !!

    Hang in there it will come, we all have dry spells and we all at times don't find a thing
    Your Discovery Has History Count On It
    Enjoy the dig, treasure the time

  8. #8
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    Bill Jones

    May 2007
    Lewiston, Idaho
    Multiple Tesoros and Whites
    1,767
    688 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: I can't find crap !!

    Actually this really surprises me. I have no problem finding lots of crap. It's the good stuff that is hard to come by. LOL
    Hang in there
    Bill

  9. #9

    Jun 2007
    THE EMPIRE STATE
    ACE 250,Whites prism2
    949
    4 times

    Re: I can't find crap !!

    I'm sure the good stuff is around,just dont get discouraged,go back swing slow--you may be surprised to find something you overlooked,and don't get discouraged!!!

    do you ever go into Syracuse area at all ?

    maybe a hunt out of your area is what you need

    Keep at it

    Shawn
    I kept on digging the hole deeper and deeper looking for the treasure chest until I finally lifted my head, looked up and realized that I had dug my own grave.
    Author: Sir John Denham

  10. #10
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    Jun 2006
    Moonlight and Magnolias
    Fisher F75, Whites DualField PI, Fisher 1266-X and Tesoro Silver µMax
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    Re: I can't find crap !!

    Don't worry. The Iron Brigade has had an AWFUL streak of sites--and all of 'em looked good beforehand!

    Two schoolhouse sites from the 1880's
    Three old house sites
    One still-standing Victorian house
    A church that was torn down in the 30's

    What did we find? Wheat pennies, a Buffalo Nickel, a War Nickel, and a DAMNED FRENCH FRANC!



    This all changed today.

    So all you should worry about is getting on the best sites you can--and if they don't hold goodies, move on. Good sites will keep coming, and you'll get on one eventually. Just keep doing what you're doing.


    Regards,


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  11. #11
    jsu
    jsu is offline

    Nov 2007
    NE Georgia
    EAGLE II, TIGERSHARK, COMPADRE , MXT
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    Re: I can't find crap !!

    Every time I scroll past your post it makes me laugh.I don`t know how many times I have felt like that.I`d say about 95% of the time,but its the other 5% that really get your blood pumping.Good luck to you and keep swinging that coil.jeff

  12. #12

    Mar 2008
    Springfield, MA
    ACE 250
    163
    2 times

    Re: I can't find crap !!

    Well, I am in the same boat. I don't seem to find anything but clad. To date I have found one wheat penny.
    However I am going to keep plugging. Should be able to get up to a site I researched where there is an old stage coach road/stop. Hopefully I will have better luck either there or my mother-in-law's old house (built in the latter 1700s.)
    When the mind is right, the sword is right.  When the mind is wrong, the sword is wrong.  If you wish to follow the Way of the Sword, you must first study the Way of the Mind - Anon

  13. #13
    us
    May 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    E-trac, Explorer II, Xterra30, Whites Prizm IV
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    30 times

    Re: I can't find crap !!

    I would have to say I agree. about one in 10 hunts turns out to be a good one for me.

    Just look at it this way, you have a METAL detector and you're diggin up metal, even if it's crap, so it's working and your getting more skilled with each hunt.

    Soon you will start pulling out the good stuff.
    "It isn't the age, it's the mileage" IJ

  14. #14

    Mar 2007
    Salinas, CA
    Explorer II, Compass 77b, Tesoro shadow X2
    13,667
    10092 times
    Banner Finds (4)

    Re: I can't find crap !!

    Find better spots to detect.

    Old spots where no one else has thought of, or researched before. Or old-town urban building demo's or sidewalk tear-outs. Of all my gold coins (11 so far) and all my reales, busts, seateds (100s), etc.... I have to look back and realize that the machine usually had very little to do with it .... ONCE I WAS ON THE SITE. That is: often time they were simply a result of the place I was at (in the middle of beach storms eroding the beach ...... waves and wind crashing around me, 'cuz everyone else is too timid to be out in that weather),not the machine. How many nuts are out in the dark at an old-town demolition site, in the blighted part of town? Etc.. Etc.. Most of the time, once I got the great stuff, they were shallow enough that a cheapie detector could've got them.

    If all you do is work hammered obvious parks and sandboxes, or are always johnny-come-lately to researched spots, you will likely always be in other's "leftovers"


  15. #15

    Apr 2006
    Massachusetts
    179

    Re: I can't find crap !!

    Quote Originally Posted by MUD(S.W.A.T)
    Hi all,

    I have hunted about 4 old home sites, 2 comunity buildings, 3 parks, and a ballfield all pre 1900's. So far I found nothing but clad, trash and one silver Rosie. This stinks, I figured each home site would have at least one or two silver on them for me. Nope I end up getting one silver from a hunted out park. AAAAhhhhhh Crap!! I need places to go but I am running out of ideas.

    Keep @ it and HH!!
    I always thought that searching in old cellar holes and parks was a waste of time anyways. (Not that I'm finding anything at the beach,
    For new ideas, I would start thinking about looking into getting a better machine. Also, start thinking about your coil. As you know, the proper coil for the conditions is even more important than the machine. What else? I would see if I could find any old swimming holes or beaches. You gotta research these at the local library. And look for sites that have been subject to new construction, like bulldozed up, graded down, etc. How about sites that have (or have had) fairs, carnivals or rodeos? Most of all, I think you need to do more research, and come up with better sites. Finally, make sure you are taking your sweet time when searching. I know this takes discipline. Best wishes, HH

 

 
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