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  1. #1
    us
    Aug 2011
    Greenville, NC
    Garrett Ace 350
    81
    3 times
    Metal Detecting

    New member from Greenville NC seeking some advice.

    I just joined the forum recently and I have not had too much luck starting out. I've found some clad dimes and a penny or two plus tons of junk. My detector (bounty hunter discovery 1100) is an entry level model with just two discrimination modes (no iron or no iron and no mid range) along with a sensitivity up and down setting.

    I haven't the means to go places that require lots of gas money so I'm limited to the city I live in. Anyone have ideas on the kinds of places that are good to find silver coins and jewelry? I don't mean specific sites but rather types of sites. Should I go for all metals or filter out iron and/or mid range metals?
    A frog in a pond utters an azure cry.

  2. #2
    us
    Aug 2011
    Central Pa
    At Pro/F75 LTD
    80
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: New member from Greenville NC seeking some advice.

    Welcome realman! I'm new also and haven't been fishing too long, but this hobby is very addicting. I would get to know your machine first and foremost by reading the instructions thoroughly. If you have a small space outside in your yard, make a test bed and bury some different coins, junk, etc and listen and learn. If you have yardspace, practice there. Parks, schools, boat launches, soccer fields fairgrounds, etc are good places to start outside of your own property, but make sure you always in the right as far as any legalities are concerned. Start doing some local research at the library or historical society to put yourself in places where a lot of people have congregated over the years. Always be on the lookout for more rare opportunities also like sidewalk tear-ups, demo sites, or excavation sites and again be on the legal side. Look on-line for historical map sites as they will show you what was there way back when. As far as settings go on your machine, dig it all. My backyard recently gave up two Indians, a 2-cent piece, and civil-war era buttons that I've probably swept over ten times and disregarded---you never stop learning if you listen and practice. The folks on this website are really great and I'm sure can give you better advice than me. I guess one of the most important things is to have fun with it and know that whatever you find is a piece of history you can be the first to hold or see in a long time(or not so long, I've dug up enough iron and aluminum junk to help offset the cost of some of my equipment. Good luck, and there is a reason they call it "fishing". HH

  3. #3
    us
    Nov 2008
    Seminole County, Ok.
    GTI 2500
    547
    6 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: New member from Greenville NC seeking some advice.

    Old homes under the clothsline. Driveway to front porch. Garage to back porch.

  4. #4
    us
    Sep 2011
    2

    Re: New member from Greenville NC seeking some advice.

    I would suggest city parks. Also you could try churches, abandoned homes etc. Remember that you need permission to hunt these areas so check with the city parks department/ preacher/priest or landowner before detecting.

    Good hunting!

 

 

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