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    Strip Mining Northern California, One Silver Coin at a time...

    Nov 2006
    Santa Rosa, California
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    Metal Detecting

    The Best Place For Eyeballing Treasure!!.......Ski Slopes!! Just as the Snow Melts!

    Want to know a secret? Walk up and down the ski slopes just after most of the snow is starting to melt. It's amazing how many coins, sun glasses, watches, and
    some occasional jewelry that can be found! I eyeballed this gold earring with 15 diamonds. The ear post on the back of it is broken off, so I'm not sure if it's 10K or 14K.
    Found on one of the many ski slopes around Lake Tahoe Calif.
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    Hunting San Francisco Bay Area since 1985

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    us
    Jul 2009
    Whiting, NJ
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    I haven't done that is a while, but you do find everything and no detector is needed There are always a ton of cell phones too. I guess for some reason people have to make a call on the lift to let everyone know where they are..

    CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW!!!

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    Dec 2006
    Left Coast
    XLT & Bigfoot
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    Quote Originally Posted by spartacus53 View Post
    There are always a ton of cell phones too.
    grab all those phones you can get. I get $6 for them from a recycler in FL

    lets see now, one ton = 2000lb and at $6lb = $12,000
    where did you say those slopes are?

  4. #4
    us
    Jul 2009
    Whiting, NJ
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Even better now with I-Pads, Androids, and other electronic gadgets... Just resell the bad boys. Best part there is rarely damage as the snows acts as a buffer...

  5. #5
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    Apr 2012
    Desert
    Radio Shack Lone Star, baby!
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Hadn't thought of ski slopes! Anybody taken their detector up one? Or are the ski companies generally opposed?
    -- Ammo

    "A man who has lived in many places is not likely to be deceived by the local errors of his native village; the scholar has lived in many times and is therefore in some degree immune from the great cataract of nonsense that pours from the press and the microphone of his own age."

    ~ C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

    “Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
    Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?”

    ~ T.S. Eliot, The Rock

  6. #6
    us
    Jul 2009
    Whiting, NJ
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    ammon, no need for a detector, these are all eye finds The snow melts and the goodies are just laying on the surface.

 

 

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