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  1. #1
    us
    Mar 2012
    knoxville Illinois
    Etrac
    63
    7 times
    Metal Detecting

    Oh, when will it end

    This hot and dry summer is really putting a damper on doing any metal detecting this summer. If it isn't the dead spots you don't want to leave all over the place its the...hard as concrete ground you have to dig through.

    Does anyone have any tips or tricks that you use in conditions such as what we are seeing throughout most of the country this summer?

  2. #2
    us
    Dec 2007
    Just south of St. Louis, Mo.
    Garrett GTAX 1000
    95
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Use a pick axe to dig the ground.
    If it's not nailed down it's mine.
    If I can pry it loose it's not nailed down.

  3. #3
    us
    Jun 2012
    282
    25 times
    Metal Detecting
    Hunt the woods,beach or swamp lands during long dry spells,or ya can wait it out till ya get some rain.
    Good luck & happy hunting........................................... ..........

  4. #4

    Apr 2012
    Western Wi. Largest 6 Pack of Beer
    Garrett
    16
    1 times
    Metal Detecting
    Do what I have done and say Screw it I aint Goin............ I got plenty of woods, and the great river in my hometown and still it aint worth it

  5. #5
    us
    Mar 2012
    knoxville Illinois
    Etrac
    63
    7 times
    Metal Detecting
    Lol...pick axe. I'm starting to think more along the lines of renting a backhoe. I guess from the way it looks...at least here in Illinois I might as well starting looking forward to fall. Even if it doesn't rain at least I'm not out in 110 heat trying to dig a hole in this stuff. I really can't remember any other time...in my lifetime at least when it has been this dry for so long.

  6. #6
    us
    Feb 2008
    New Mexico
    Fisher F2 with 4" & 8" Coil, and F-Point Pinpointer, Whites Eagle II, Bounty Hunter Fortune Hunter, Modified VLF WaterDetector
    679
    63 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    We got a little rain last night...not even enough to water the plants.
    As always...Love Silver...but going for the Gold!

  7. #7
    us
    Sep 2007
    New Jersey
    Whites V3i and DFX
    3,212
    790 times
    Might as well be in the middle of winter. Even the woods around me are full of ivy and bugs such as ticks and skeeters.

  8. #8
    Charter Member
    us
    Aug 2011
    Southwest Florida
    Garrett & Fisher Minelab Excaliber II Garrett Pro Pointer
    1,060
    325 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Battery drill and hole saw!

  9. #9

    Oct 2005
    XLT, Whites D.F., Treasure Baron, Deepstar, Goldquest, Beachscan, T.D.I., Sovereign, 2x Nautilus, various Arado's, Ixcus Diver, Altek Quadtone, T2, Beach Hunter I.D, GS 5 pulse, Searchman 2 ,V3i
    1,629
    133 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Its rained every day for two weeks now with another week of wet weather forcast where I live. The big plus is its kept most detectorists off the beaches and its jackpot time again as the surges of heavy rain off the mountains onto the beaches is turning streams into rivers and pushing new routes right down to the hardpack. Small rings and chains that are normally impossible to locate are virtually on the surface.

    When we do eventually get a summer I use a hammer sized tool intended for cutting bricks, really a mini pick, and circle the target breaking the hard crust then switch to a spade. It never gets half as bad as the U.S. though !

  10. #10

    Apr 2012
    Minelab Explorer Se Pro,Garrett At/Pro,Garrett Ace 350,Tesoro Cibola,Tesoro Outlaw,Bounty Hunter SharpShooter 2
    992
    368 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Cut your plug deep i try to get the full lesche depth plug to leave the roots in the best shape i possible can...then after im done i pop the lesche in the middle of the plug to help the water get into the roots better...thats if it ever rains that is
    Im not crazy......my mother had me tested

  11. #11
    us
    Mar 2012
    knoxville Illinois
    Etrac
    63
    7 times
    Metal Detecting
    It never rains...lol

  12. #12
    us
    Mark

    Nov 2011
    Oklahoma
    Minelab E-Trac, Garrett Pro-Pointer, Lesche...
    377
    2 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Sharpen your digger!!! ;-)
    Dig it up.....you'll always wonder what is was if you don't!

  13. #13
    us
    Come out from under your bed today...... DO SOMETHING!

    Jun 2008
    Yarnell,AZ and Titusville,FL
    Right now: Garrett GTA 500, ACE 250, Fisher Impulse 8, Gold Bug 2, Whites GMT, Vibraprobe 570, and Falcon MD20
    4,337
    1651 times
    Coinshooting, Gold prospecting, and Nuggetshooting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Adapt. Improvise. Overcome. TTC
    ONE MIND - ANY WEAPON

  14. #14
    us
    Mark

    Nov 2011
    Oklahoma
    Minelab E-Trac, Garrett Pro-Pointer, Lesche...
    377
    2 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by TerryC
    Adapt. Improvise. Overcome. TTC
    Yep!
    Dig it up.....you'll always wonder what is was if you don't!

  15. #15

    Aug 2011
    470
    35 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Spit where you plan on digging...or take a leak there. It'll soften the ground

 

 
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