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    Do not forget me 24601

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    Metal Detecting Wisdom That Has Never Worked For You

    For me it is:

    All sites that produce wheats/Indian Heads will have silver coins.

    Volleyball sites will produce coins and gold/silver jewelry.

    All old (before 1900) sites will produce silver.

    Old cemeteries will produce old coins. The reason being people used to spend the day and picnic while visiting deceased relatives.

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    I have always been told not to rub the coins i find. Guess what, I have no self control! If its silver? Boom baby! It gets the Ammo touch.
    A yard a day keeps the blues away!

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    Chronic Patriot/Metal Detecting,it`s My Lifestyle !

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    Hunted out...what the heck does that mean
    I`v been detecting for 48 years owned my own detector shop G.A.P. Metal Detectors here in N.Y.
    See my old adds in Western & Eastern Treasures and Lost Treasure Magazines through the 90s
    I hunt the Sullivan Trail here in N.Y.
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    Digging in the dirt & scooping in the water!
    One incident comes to mind, back '83 or '84 I was setting up my detector at a ball field in Monroe, MI - an old fellow came up to me and said "Boy, you'll never find anything here, this place has been searched a thousand times". He walked away and I went about 3 feet and got a signal - a gold class ring....

    Actually, I really didn't find anything else there that day, but that ring was all I needed to find to make me happy
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    Old school sites from the 1800s will have coins everywhere...

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    When using a gold detector, dig everything!!! Shoot... It seems that I could only find lousy hot rocks, bubble gum wrappers, and a bunch of garbage...

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    when I was going to beach detect the first time, bigdealdave told me that I should go underwater and breathe normally. That soon I would adjust and be able to detect all day on the bottom. Never worked for me
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    Been there...Dug that

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    "You'll learn the E-Trac in a day or two." 😂😂😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepseekerADS View Post
    One incident comes to mind, back '83 or '84 I was setting up my detector at a ball field in Monroe, MI - an old fellow came up to me and said "Boy, you'll never find anything here, this place has been searched a thousand times". He walked away and I went about 3 feet and got a signal - a gold class ring....

    Actually, I really didn't find anything else there that day, but that ring was all I needed to find to make me happy
    Almost identical for me! Ole boy comes waddling up dragging his O2 bottle and tells me, "You won't find nuthin here! I've gridded this park a few times, got it all!". I pulled out of my pocket 11 silver coins & 7 wheats. As I replied "Maybe your O2 bottle was messin with your loop........." Turned my friend on to the park & as far as I know he's still pulling silver out of it when his knees allow.
    I know it's here, just need a bigger coil!

    I think I know what my last words will be....
    "Hold my beer and watch this!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.A.P.metal View Post
    Hunted out...what the heck does that mean
    Many years ago was listening to Charles Garrett speaking & he said something that's been lodged in my head ever since, "It'd take a huge army of people with detectors years of searching and they still wouldn't find it all." My go to thought when the finds are kind of lean.
    I know it's here, just need a bigger coil!

    I think I know what my last words will be....
    "Hold my beer and watch this!"

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    For me it's the "dig everything" method of hunting. I spent years as a youth in the 70's with my first metal detector ( Jetco 30 ) literally digging every signal because it was a single knob beep and dig machine...about as primitive as you could get. Today, I don't want to dig rusty nails and metal junk at deep levels. I have read that some veteran detectorists hunt in all metal mode to get the goodies. From my experience, most coins are located in the top soil ( sometimes at the deepest fringe ) but once you get down to the rocky stuff it's almost always square nails or other junk. I am sure some have mastered the tones enough to distinguish deep coins from iron. For me, if it's not somewhere in the top soil you can be 99% sure it's a false iron signal. The exception would be brass relics which I have dug. I could change my opinion, however, depending on future detector models.

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    "You need a better detector".
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    Apr 2016
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    "Trade routes are productive" Never found something on or near an old trade route. Also never found something at water sites like lakes or streams except a lot of rubbish.

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    "The beach is loaded with coins and jewelry"! Unless they're making jewelry out of pull tabs and coins out of bottle caps I'm beginning to wonder?..
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    Dig everything, not going to happen in certain places. I would be reseeding the sports field!

    There is so much junk there its hard to find a spot the size of my coil to ground balance.

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