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    Do you ever feel bad for unborn detectorists?

    They are being born into a world with less and less treasure to be found... It's kinda sad when you really think about it.
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    Nah.
    Think of the mad scramble when aluminum hits 50.00 a gram and pull tabs are the rage....

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    Do you ever feel bad for unborn detectorists?

    Quote Originally Posted by FAT SEXY View Post
    They are being born into a world with less and less treasure to be found... It's kinda sad when you really think about it.
    When weíre dead and gone there will still be treasure in the ground for thousands of yrs after us which will still be in the billions. People loose jewelry everyday. 6 billion in the Oceans alone still waiting to be found. Now the silver and gold coins in the parks may soon finally fade away but the gold and silver rings will always be replenished at the parks and beaches. So really I donít see it as less and less to be found. Our coins right now, in a hundred yrs will be treasure to someone else when the world has gone to digital currency.
    Last edited by Irishgoldhound; Oct 23, 2020 at 01:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by releventchair View Post
    Nah.
    Think of the mad scramble when aluminum hits 50.00 a gram and pull tabs are the rage....
    Aluminum back in the 1800ís was rare to find and more precious than gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irishgoldhound View Post
    When we’re dead and gone there will still be treasure in the ground for thousands of yrs after us which will still be in the billions. People loose jewelry everyday. 6 billion in the Oceans alone still waiting to be found. Now the silver and gold coins in the parks may soon finally fade away but the gold and silver rings will always be replenished at the parks and beaches. So really I don’t see it as less and less to be found. Our coins right now, in a hundred yrs will be treasure to someone else when the world has gone to digital currency.
    This is a great way of looking at it. You take a broad look at it..

    It's just that from an amateur standpoint, treasure hunting will become increasingly difficult with every silver coin plucked from the ground.. old school copper culture fragments that are worth money also become less and less as time passes. Not everybody has access to beach hunting 24/7.. and rings in parks is an oddity rather than a regularity. Even just clad coins will be mostly gone or covered in concrete jungle expansion.
    Last edited by FAT SEXY; Oct 23, 2020 at 02:06 AM.
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    Better detectors with metal density technology which enables the user to determine gold from aluminum - which they will have and we can only dream about. I have to envy their situation in the future!

    Time to go dig some more pull-tabs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FAT SEXY View Post
    This is a great way of looking at it. You take a broad look at it..

    It's just that from an amateur standpoint, treasure hunting will become increasingly difficult with every silver coin plucked from the ground.. old school copper culture fragments that are worth money also become less and less as time passes. Not everybody has access to beach hunting 24/7.. and rings in parks is an oddity rather than a regularity. Even just clad coins will be mostly gone or covered in concrete jungle expansion.
    One now passed on detectorist combed a village near. No , he didn't get it all , but he sure got some!
    When the road was replaced he scored more.
    Same village added sidewalks to the park. Which equaled not only fresh dirt , but depth of excavation.
    That civil war era park has been pounded for decades. Yet still gives up an oldie now and then.
    When those sidewalks went in the project (digging) gave me greater depth. And old silver.

    The "bottom" of the park is rubble from a village fire.
    Like other civilizations , there are layers of history. Some built atop others.
    Whenever disturbed there is a chance of relics being exposed ,or in better reach.

    Fill dirt....
    Our dirt road had a lot of fill put on it. Stuff was imported with that dirt. From where?

    Old payphone sites are invisible many places now. So too the pop/soda machines outside stops along roads at varied businesses. Heck , many buildings are gone and weeds and brush are all that is seen.
    I know , cause they were from my youth.

    Old buildings being razed sometimes hold secrets. As can the grounds around them.

    Future detectorists may need not duplicate our common methods. But there are /were other methods being used all along that can evolve going forward.

    Find the history.
    Find where people gathered regular in small numbers. Or. gathered in great numbers briefly.
    We have "brown" spaces in cities today. And beyond cities What was there?
    What of towns bypassed by new highways?
    What of the old railstops?
    Coach trails?
    Have they all been thoroughly searched?

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    That's some good thinking releventchair! I've been helping build a house with a friend of mine for the last couple of years and every time we had dirt moved in, I went over it with the detector. Some of it was hauled from known locations that might have had some good stuff. So far no spectacular finds but there's always that one magical beep...
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    The treasure is in the eyes of the beholder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FAT SEXY View Post
    They are being born into a world with less and less treasure to be found... It's kinda sad when you really think about it.
    I have no doubt they will have more pressing concerns.

    But who knows? There may be a "next generation" or two of detectors that increase depth and discrimination greatly. Virtual 3-D headsets that make the first few feet of soil transparent. Or small , relatively inexpensive remote underwater drones.
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    Had a young boy, maybe 12 follow me around for 3 hours asking questions the other day, I know what heíll be asking for Christmas this year. I let him keep some of my best finds, he reminded me of myself when I was his age. Granted heís already been born but itís really fun to turn young people on to the hobby, better than playing those video games.

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    It donít matter AOC said we only have 12 years and that was over a year ago.
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    Gold & silver jewelry lost every day in the water - they will be fine
    lots and lots still out in waters over our heads
    tons of farm fields out there that finds get turned up with every yrs planting
    tons of cellarholes out there to be discovered still
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irishgoldhound View Post
    When we’re dead and gone there will still be treasure in the ground for thousands of yrs after us which will still be in the billions. People loose jewelry everyday. 6 billion in the Oceans alone still waiting to be found. Now the silver and gold coins in the parks may soon finally fade away but the gold and silver rings will always be replenished at the parks and beaches. So really I don’t see it as less and less to be found. Our coins right now, in a hundred yrs will be treasure to someone else when the world has gone to digital currency.
    Digital currency? We’re already there. For years now.

 

 
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