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Thread: So much work ... so little reward

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    Jul 2017
    The Old North State
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    So much work ... so little reward

    We went to the beach a couple of weeks ago so I took my EQ-600 out for a little exercise. Working in "all metal" mode, I found the usual assortment of coins, pull tabs, those d@#n mylar potato chip bags. Walking toward the beach access point and not really swinging, I hit a pretty fat signal that showed something deep. Since I can resist anything but temptation, I started digging ... and digging ... and digging. 18" down and I was still getting a signal. At about 24" down, I was rewarded with a nice steel-belted radial tire. I'll just chalk it up as a good day at the beach.
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    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
    Equinox 600, fisher gold bug pro.
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    My first time out on the beach with the 600 I got a strong signal and dug about 18 inches and to my surprise a motor cycle fender. I didn’t even try to get it out. I know how you feel. Lol. I’m just glad I was digging in sand and not dirt.

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    Feb 2015
    Oklahoma
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawks88 View Post
    My first time out on the beach with the 600 I got a strong signal and dug about 18 inches and to my surprise a motor cycle fender. I didn’t even try to get it out. I know how you feel. Lol. I’m just glad I was digging in sand and not dirt.
    Sure it wasn't the whole motorcycle?
    Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand. - Tribe Unknown. Those that lie down with dogs, get up with fleas. - Blackfoot

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    papa

    Feb 2017
    Georgetown, SC
    Fisher F75
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    Ha Ha. Expanding your machine's parameters. Tires at 2 feet. Good to know. I was near a Rev. war battery site, and digging everything. Did the same thing on a large chunk of concrete with rebar. It's still there.
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    "And so the population was gradually led into the demoralising temptations of arcades, baths, and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as 'civilisation', when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement." Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian, written AD 98.

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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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    I found a toilet on Hunting Island after the cane.
    It was sittin upright.
    The flush handle/top of the tank was bout a foot deep.
    It's still there.
    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.

  6. #6
    us
    May 2019
    Northwest GA
    Garrett gta x 1250
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    A tire that is a first for me.

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    us
    May 2019
    Northwest GA
    Garrett gta x 1250
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    I would of dug it up just to get a picture of me sitting on it at the beach. Good one.
    Last edited by Hughett; May 22, 2019 at 09:20 PM.

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    DEPLORABLE

    Jul 2015
    Port Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    E-trac, Excalibur, XP Deus, & CTX 3030.
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    That EQ600 sure goes deep. I bet you're TIRED,, lol.
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    us
    Feb 2014
    Ohio and Florida
    CTX3030 w 11" and 17" DD coils, Minelab Excalibur II w 10" coil, Equinox 800 w 11" and 15" coils, Troy Shadow x2 w 7" coil, Pro Find 35 Pointer Vibra-Tector 730 w 4" coil, Fisher F-Pulse Pointer
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    Dug a 2 footer in my back yard when I first got my Excal II 1000 (convinced I had found treasure) - turned out to be a gallon paint can; luckily, the paint or whatever was in the can was long gone.
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    "WP"

    May 2012
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    Stainless table top about eighteen inches deep. In a park......
    Yeah , politely left it by covering the six inch hole expanded at the bottom,no longer a plug.

    Former restroom had been razed and spread out before covering with dirt.

    Former water supply line in another park (copper) for a drinking fountain long since removed was discovered. And rediscovered. And then upon turning away from thought path it ran , was discovered again....(!)

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    us
    Jun 2011
    Jacksonville, FL
    Tesoro Tiger Shark & Equinox-800
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    34 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    I had a similar situation this past weekend with my Nox 800 at the beach and pulled up a beer can - still sealed. It was 18-24" down.. I had to take some pics or my detecting buddy would have told me that I was exagurating.
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  12. #12
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    us
    Nov 2012
    Maryland
    XP Deus, Tesoro Cibola
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    Tire. Hadn't heard that one before. Some people don't know enough to throw their trash away at the dump, where it's supposed to be, or with a tire, to a tire dealer. Best/worst dig I ever had was a Rev War 3 pound solid shot down about 30" with my Tesoro Cibola. I'm guessing about the depth, but I couldn't reach the bottom of the hole as my arm wasn't long enough, so maybe 28".
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  13. #13
    us
    Jul 2017
    The Old North State
    Equinox 600 Tesoro Cutlass Bounty Hunter Tracker II
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    828 times
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Tire. Hadn't heard that one before. Some people don't know enough to throw their trash away at the dump, where it's supposed to be, or with a tire, to a tire dealer.
    I suspect that the tire was not the result of improper trash disposal. It was likely part of a dune restoration project. Tires are pretty durable things and their shape and hollow core help hold the sand in place. I was hoping to find the rest of the car ... perhaps a nice Astin Martin.
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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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