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Thread: Fun 2 Hrs at Local Beach Metal Detecting

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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2014
    Ohio and Florida
    CTX3030 w 11" and 17" DD coils, Minelab Excalibur II w 10" coil, BH Discovery 3300 w 7" coil, Troy Shadow x2 w 7" coil Vibra-Tector 730 w 4" coil, Fisher Pulse Pointer, Whites (1970s)
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    Fun 2 Hrs at Local Beach Metal Detecting

    Ohhh, the wife was shopping and I had a few hrs to enjoy. Grabbed the CTX and headed out to the small local beach. When I got there I immediately hit the path and the battery shut down, out-of-fuel! My CTX battery charger had died a few days before (dropped brackish water into it and never same again) and I had about 11 hrs on the battery when it went dead. Luckily, I had my spare alkaline battery pack and a few minutes later I was back in business.

    I know the place gets hammered, so I concentrated on the more out-of-the-way spots, small paths and more isolated shoreline. Boy did I have fun. I usually hunt in surf and recently the targets have been few and far between – those days when you touch the coil to your water scoop to make sure the darn thing is on, and it always is; except when it was off once! Any ways, I dug 26 coins/hr for 2 hrs! This doesn’t include the equal number (or more) of junk, mostly foil, pull/push tabs and juice tops. Boy was I busy.

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    On top of that, I met a father and son detecting (w Bounty Hunter); one of their fist times out. I gave them some pointers about the beach, that they needed a sand scoop (can w holes is fine) and where coins are likely to be found (as stated above). Then I told the boy “fill all your holes, keep away from people and save and dispose of all trash you come across.” With that, I decided not to hunt their corner of the beach with my carpet sweeper (CTX w 17” coil) and hoped them the best.

    My best find of the day was a 3” spider man toy with movable parts; I’m going to use him to highlight my future ring finds…if I even find one again…back to the ocean.

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    Happy Hunting

    2019
    Gold rings - 6
    Gold teeth - 1
    Silver (.925) items - 25
    Coins - 2504
    Hawks88, Beep'n, devldog and 8 others like this.
    Metal Detecting Goal in Life is to Find Wife a 2ct Diamond Ring (so she'll be quiet about all my metal detecting).

  2. #2
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    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
    Equinox 600, fisher gold bug pro.
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    Glad you had fun. Nice coin haul. Congrats
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  3. #3
    us
    Northern California

    Aug 2007
    Southern California
    XLT, GMT, 6000D Coinmaster
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Two things, it is fun to think outside of the box for possible new places to detect and it is good for the soul to help a Father & Son on their first outing at a pounded location! Good On Ya and glad you had fun, carpet sweeper LOL............63bkpkr
    Out searching w/GMT & friend under my arm

  4. #4
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    Deep1

    Dec 2018
    Carolina Lowcountry
    Nox 800, Garrett Sea Hunter Mark II, Poor ole wore out Fisher 1266 that still finds stuff.
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Fun finds.
    Very nice of you to share your knowledge.
    Hopefully, they made some fun finds and had a good time together with your help.
    I don't know how to do them picture thingys so:
    THUMBS UP
    Hawks88, devldog and RustyGold like this.
    If it's old, I'll dig it, dive on it, detect it or sometimes when I get lucky just bend over and pick it up.

  5. #5
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    us
    Aug 2013
    OC, CA
    XP Deus, Equinox 800 & 600 720i Stealth Scoop
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    6255 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    That was a very nice thing to do by helping that father and son. Tips, technique and an awesome memory of their time together will last a lifetime.
    Great finds especially the Spider-Man! Thanks for the photos!


    We are not what we take, we are what we leave.

  6. #6
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    Richie

    Mar 2019
    Nisula, MI
    Heath , Bounty Hunter, White, Garrett GTX, Equinox 600
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    33 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Good Fun and Finds!
    devldog and Hawks88 like this.

  7. #7
    us
    Apr 2009
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    Those fun days detecting at the beach are the best. Looking forward to a few myself and wishing you many more.

  8. #8
    us
    Apr 2019
    MN
    Fisher CZ 5 XP Deus Technetics T2+ Minelab Excalibur II
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    Metal Detecting
    Great hunt for only a couple hours..Nice addition to your 2019 totals. Nice of you to share some tips and talk about covering holes and disposal of trash.

 

 

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