Post By jfeeney
Post By AC1955
Post By mrmackin
Post By tonyc10k
Sep 16, 2012, 11:19 PM
Newbie First Post
I just picked up a Harbor Freight 9-function detector for $40 a couple of weeks ago. I've found a bunch of coins in the yard just messing around. Nothing very old 1965 for a couple of the quarters.
But, it's a blast and I realize the HF is a piece of crap detector but it's what I have for the moment.
Any ideas for places in/around Dayton? Places to avoid? Any help would be much a appreciated.
Sep 17, 2012, 01:33 AM
Detecting fever comes and goes.
Don't under estimate the hf detector. There was a review I saw that was actually quite good.
Welcome to the hobby.
And remember is not what you swing it's how you swing it.
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Sep 17, 2012, 07:55 PM
Here's most of the collection from the back yard. Just found the little hammer tonight. I think it's a toy hammer maybe from a geology kit?
Sep 17, 2012, 08:11 PM
Now you got a good attitude with natural talent.Keep digging !!!!! :-$
Originally Posted by jfeeney
Sep 18, 2012, 09:28 PM
Messing around with settings helped me get about a dozen more pennies ( and my first wheat back! ), a dime and a couple of more quarters.
Sep 18, 2012, 09:35 PM
Welcome to the hobby! You have a great start there...looks like a rock hammer maybe? Enjoy yourself, get out there as often as you can and hope you find lots of wonderful things!
HH (Happy Hunting),
"You'll never find your gold on a sandy beach". - Jim Steinman (musician)
You can bet he never used a metal detector!!!
Sep 19, 2012, 12:28 AM
Nothing wrong with statrting out with a detector like that to see if you are going to like the hobby. You are off to a gerat start...congrats.
Sep 19, 2012, 01:00 AM
Sep 19, 2012, 02:53 AM
Welcome to the never ending hunt!
Sep 19, 2012, 09:36 PM
Thanks for the replies... ventured over to a local school and found some more clad... a kids necklace... and a large aluminum nail or some kind of odd knitting needle.
Sep 20, 2012, 04:20 AM
jfeeney here is a list i use to locate places in my town to hunt.
A Few Sites to Get You Started:
1) Old Schools
2) City/Town Parks
3) Circus/Fair Sites
4) Old Churches
5) Old Homestead Sites
6) Swimming Holes and Areas
7) Picnic Groves
8) Athletic Fields
9) Scout Camps
10) Rodeo Arenas
12) Ghost Towns
14) Old Taverns
15) Roadside Rest Stops
16) Sidewalk Grassy Strips
17) Amusement Parks
18) Rural Mailboxes
19) Reunion Areas
20) Revival sites
21) Fort Sites
22) Winter Sledding Areas
23) Lookout/Overlook Sites
24) Church Supper Groves
25) Fishing Spots
26) Fishing Camps
28) Old Barns and Outbuildings
29) Battle Sites
30) Band Shells
32) Rural Boundary Walls
33) Roadside Fruit and Vegetable Stands
34) Under Seaside Boardwalks
35) Flea Market Areas
36) Ski Slopes
37) Drive Ins
38) Canal Paths
39) Vacant Lots
41) College Campuses
42) Farmer Market Areas
43) Town Squares
44) Urban Yards and Backyards
45) Disaster Sites
46) Areas Around Skating Ponds
47) Hunting Lodges and Camps
48) Mining Camps
49) Railroad Grades, Stations and Junctions
50) Hiking Trails
52) Rural Dance Sites
53) Lover's Lanes
54) Areas Adjacent to Historical Markers
55) Old Gas Stations and General Stores
56) Fence Posts
57) Chicken Houses
58) Bridges and Fords
59) Flower Beds
61) Old Garbage Dumps
62) Cloth Lines
63) Military Camp and Cantonment Sites
64) Wells and Outhouses
65) Abandoned Houses and Structures
66) Areas where Old Trails Cross County or State Boundaries
67) Piles of Scraped Soil at Construction Sites
68) Old Stone Quarries
69) Areas Around Old Abandoned Cemeteries in the Forest
70) Junctions of Abandoned Roads (crossroads)
Sep 20, 2012, 05:55 AM
Sep 20, 2012, 09:47 AM
tonyc10k - thanks for that awesome list. I was actually planning to hit a rock quarry this weekend.
spartacus53 - I'll keep an eye out for Indy. The HF seems to be working fine. When I get find enough things to pay for upgrade I'll be sure to get one.
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