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    non metal objects

    will my detector pick up arrow heads and non metal objects and if so what does it register ?

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    us
    Jan 2006
    Houston, TX
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    Re: non metal objects

    Nope, only metallic objects.

    HH!
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    Re: non metal objects

    OK so how is it I have read several posts about folks finding these things ?

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    seger98

    Re: non metal objects

    They are finding them with thier eyes!

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    Re: non metal objects

    Quote Originally Posted by I dig it
    OK so how is it I have read several posts about folks finding these things ?
    If it is a metallic arrow head, then, yes your detector could find it. For non-metallic arrow heads (or other non-metallic items like fossils, etc.) you either scan the ground with your eyes or dig/sift dirt or stream/river gravel. A lot of the folks here seem to find them just walking along old streams and spotting them in the water.

    HH!
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    Re: non metal objects

    OK OK I get it you have to live in and area that this is a common artifact

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    Re: non metal objects

    or dig a hole and out pops a marble etc
    All animals are equal, but some are more equal then others. -George Orwell

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    Re: non metal objects

    it's a METAL detector, right?

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    Re: non metal objects

    sarcasim is not what I was looking for

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    Re: non metal objects

    It's ok, I asked the same question last year.

    The only way to find an arrowhead is with your eyes and not with your detector. When you dig for a metal object also look for other things that might not be picked up with your detector, like an arrowhead.

    Also, we were all new at this at 1 time. I have been detecting for not quite a year and still consider myself a newbie.

    Sue

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    Re: non metal objects

    Quote Originally Posted by I dig it
    sarcasim is not what I was looking for
    We're laughing with you, not at you.

    Site selection comes first, you get to an old site very often by seeing evidence of some past occupation or usage. Broken bits of china or glass, pottery or nails. Those odd but deliberate shapes stand out in the presence of randomly shaped broken bits of other old objects.

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    Re: non metal objects

    I wasn't poking fun at you. sorry if it came across that way.
    like it's already been said, when you go MD'ing, you always look at the ground and find unusual or out place objects. most of the sites we search are older. so the chances of finding arrow heads, marbles and the like increase

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    Re: non metal objects

    Quote Originally Posted by I dig it
    will my detector pick up arrow heads and non metal objects and if so what does it register ?
    Like everyone has stated--only metal objects are detected.

    However, I've found lots of non metal treasures while digging trash. This is why at certain locations I use a soil-sifter (screen) and carefully check my dug soil. I find tiny old bottles and lots of very old marbles this way.

    In Michigan's Upper Peninsula they find lots of arrow points with metal detectors. This is because most are made of ancient hammered float copper.

    Badger
    "Everything is an anomaly" Michigan Badger

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    Oct 2005
    Northern, Michigan
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    Re: non metal objects

    Quote Originally Posted by SWR
    One summer I was metal detecting a Seminole Indian War fort site and dug a period bottle right next to a musket ball. Although my metal detector did not detect the bottle, it was a pleasant coincidence. It also started a spin-off hobby of bottle collecting.

    Shortly afterwards I purchased a two-box detector (Gemini III) that has the capability of being tuned (or detuned) to respond to changes in the soil. Works great for finding bottle dumps. You are not actually detecting the glass bottles, but the changes in the soil conditions.
    That's a big secert you just gave away.

    It sure beats the rod method.

    Badger
    "Everything is an anomaly" Michigan Badger

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    Re: non metal objects

    For arrow head hunt plow fields where old building was at one time. As you search for relics you scan the ground for them.good luck....mlayers
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