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    Nov 2017
    Lakewood, Ohio
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    Keep in mind that a test garden target will read a bit different than a target that's been buried for decades. Most metals will react with water and minerals and leach into the soil creating a halo around itself. That halo can alter your reading over that same coin on the surface, or freshly buried. After you get many hours and many targets under your belt, you won't need a cheat sheet. I suggest you dig it all for a while to get used to what the detector is telling you. A swimming beach is best for that usually. Lots of targets and easy recovery make for many items in a short period of time. If you're going to turf hunt, practice in your own yard using a 3 sided "trap door" type plug. Once you get that perfected and can't tell where you've been, you can graduate to public land or someone else's property. Good Luck and have fun!
    Good to know, Thanks for the tip. I messed around on a volleyball court in the park that certainly made for some easy and mess free digs. It took me about 2 days to get the hand of the 3 sided plug and getting all the dirt back in the hole, but on my 3rd dig, I couldent even tell where I had been after digging about 30 holes. Looking forward to getting even better and hopefully finding more coins (All clad up until this point, but they're still exciting to dig).

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    Feb 2017
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    Welcome to your new addiction.

    Before long you will be almost wrecking your car looking at properties that would be great to detect. Nice first outing too!
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