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  1. #16
    us
    Apr 2014
    SEMO
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    Metal Detecting
    Always carry a sheath knife for cutting plugs and thieves. Also don't play leapfrog with a unicorn!!! . 1. yes dear 2. that's a good idea dear 3. that's just what I was thinking dear. This has worked for 33 years now!! Hope you find some gold to show us. Steve Guardez in S.E.M.O.
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    us
    Jul 2017
    The Old North State
    Equinox 600 Tesoro Cutlass Bounty Hunter Tracker II
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Since my return to the hobby, I've learned (or figured out) ...

    (1) People are apparently unable to take any trash with them, especially aluminum (see other people's comments regarding pigs),
    (2) I've learned to do research using maps (thank you, Maprika) and other documents. This fits well with my genealogy work.
    (3) If you buy an EQ-600 after not detecting for three decades, it takes more than a few minutes to learn the machine.
    (4) A surprising number of folks are fairly quick to offer permission to search their land if you're decent and patient when you ask them.
    (5) Take everything you think you need to survive for three days.
    (6) Two rules: DEET, sun screen.
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    To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.
    Therefore, remember your creator in the days of your youth.

  3. #18
    us
    Jul 2017
    The Old North State
    Equinox 600 Tesoro Cutlass Bounty Hunter Tracker II
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    532 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Let me make an addendum to my previous post about lessons learned. As it turns out, the opportunities to learn are abundant and present themselves at every possible opportunity. I went out to one of my permissions today with a plan to work about 2 hours but about 45 minutes in, my pin-pointer battery decided that was its time to die. Of course, I had no spare in the truck. Lesson learned.

    I did manage to find a few pennies about 8" down and an abundance of square cut nails.
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    To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.
    Therefore, remember your creator in the days of your youth.

  4. #19

    Aug 2016
    MI
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    If you get permission to hunt a home from the 1800s, don't bother to detect in the back yard, that's where they threw everything out the back door because there weren't dumps back then. Hunt the front yard. Also, always carry a spare 9 volt battery for your pinpointer!

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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    AT MAX
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Quote Originally Posted by gold boy View Post
    1. When in the woods during summer and spring watch were you kneel or sit.
    2. This is a great hobby it never ceases to amaze me what i dig up.
    3. Always carry a pistol or knife.
    4. Don't fight the bears Attachment 1646532
    That's hillarious
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    Oct 2015
    NC
    Nokta Impact, Tesoro Compadre, Nokta Pin pointer.
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    I learned fairly quickly that not all metal detectors are created equal and that no single detector is the end all be all. Detectors are tools and having and selecting the right tool for the right job makes life so much easier!
    Dig till you drop!

  7. #22
    us
    Sep 2017
    S.W. Mo.
    Garrett Ace 250
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I've learned my detector believes there are tons of missing silver dollars, most are where I'm hunting, and that they look just like aluminium foil. I also learned that sometimes the best find comes when you do the after find research. I never really cared about local history before.

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    Aug 2013
    OC, CA
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    Quote Originally Posted by randywa View Post
    I've learned my detector believes there are tons of missing silver dollars, most are where I'm hunting, and that they look just like aluminium foil. I also learned that sometimes the best find comes when you do the after find research. I never really cared about local history before.
    What your “detector believes” is too funny!
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    We are not what we take, we are what we leave.

  9. #24
    us
    Jul 2017
    The Old North State
    Equinox 600 Tesoro Cutlass Bounty Hunter Tracker II
    263
    532 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by randywa View Post
    I've learned my detector believes there are tons of missing silver dollars, most are where I'm hunting, and that they look just like aluminium foil. I also learned that sometimes the best find comes when you do the after find research. I never really cared about local history before.
    My detector must belong to the same church as yours as it, too, believes the places I am searching are littered with Morgan dollars, most of which look like foil or cadmium plated siding nails.

    Like you said, I have never really taken an interest in local history until I returned to detecting. Now I'll spend a few hours doing research on an area before I head out to search. As I mentioned in another post, I have a permission in Hillsborough, NC (a colonial capital) and have been pouring over old maps, deeds, and other property records about the properties. I have seen in old aerial photographs (1940) that there are several clearly defined circular places on two of the properties that suggest old dump sites. That may make my hunting trips become more like archaeological digs than plain metal detecting.
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    To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.
    Therefore, remember your creator in the days of your youth.

 

 
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