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    Bachiatari

    Aug 2012
    Boston, GA
    Fisher F2
    15
    5 times
    Metal Detecting

    Newbie from Deep South

    Hello there my name is Laura. I'm 24 and I live in a really small town in the deep south called Boston, Georgia. I bought my first metal detector about a year ago and so far all I've found is old nails and a 1995 Washington Quarter...which is pretty disappointing because I could find that in my pocket change. As I said, I'm new to this so I don't really know where to look or where I'm allowed to look. My mom works on an old plantation out here and we tried a few spots and didn't come up with anything but junk iron so it must have been a pretty poor area because nothing interesting really seems to be dropped. Judging by the history of the area, where would you suggest I try? I'm totally clueless and I'm pretty discouraged.
    -------------------- History of Boston --------------------
    I'm from the Thomasville though which is in the same county.
    City of Thomasville | Our History
    In two such history rich country towns, I'd have thought I'd find something cool, but not so far.
    Last edited by lauramarydonovan; Jan 02, 2013 at 05:28 AM.

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    I LIKE SHINY THINGS

    Apr 2012
    SOMEWHERE
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    hello laura welcome to tnet my suggestion is to try your yard or local parks try around lakes where people swim maybe where they would lay there clothes wherever people gather is where you want to go good luck
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    Mar 2012
    U.P. Michigan
    V3i, MXT PRO, Coinmaster
    235
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Check your historical society and find out where the oldest homes and buildings are or were, check to see where the oldest church is and try the grounds there, any place a lot of people would gather such as fair grounds, if you want clad check under the bleachers at your local school, check your parks, baseball diamonds along the base lines where runners would be rounding the bases, it just takes a little research and then you will know where to search

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    Bachiatari

    Aug 2012
    Boston, GA
    Fisher F2
    15
    5 times
    Metal Detecting
    Well I'm starting to think maybe I should check out the local park in Thomasville because I never realized how old it was.

    Thomasville's Paradise Park has stood as a veritable forest in the heart of the community for over 100 years. This masterpiece of nature, some 26 acres, was optioned to the city in 1886 by Dr. S. Alex Smith, and stipulations of the option insured the perpetuity of the Park. Smith died in 1888, and in 1889 the "city fathers" exercised the option, purchased the property from the Smith heirs, and Thomasville was the proud owner of "one of the most important attractions of our beautiful city."

    In the late 1800's, Paradise Park became a focal point in the life of the community: parades, bicycles, picnics, band concerts, and watermelon cuts were the order of the day, and visitors to the city thrived on its pine-scented, "health-giving properties." Located across from the park was the famous Piney Woods Hotel which afforded patrons not only a pleasant vista, but also a recreational facility without peer.

    On April 4, 1896, the Park was the scene of a significant event. On that day, a tree planting ceremony honoring Joseph Medill, publisher of the Chicago Tribune, and A. K. McClure, publisher of the Philadelphia Times was held. These men were winter residents in during Thomasville's "hotel era" and had publicized the city in their papers, contributing much to the city's popularity as a winter resort.

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    Mar 2012
    U.P. Michigan
    V3i, MXT PRO, Coinmaster
    235
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    For sure that would be a great place to search, any park like that would be, take your time and have fun, you will find some goodies.

  6. #6
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    Feb 2012
    Mid-Tenn
    XLT
    1,126
    422 times
    Relic Hunting
    The old plantation would be my pick there was more out buildings see if you can find where they was at.
    And if the house is still there, if not find where it was take your time there will be some good finds there.
    And that park sounds good to just slow your hunting some, you do in most spot like old house site get the junk out and then the goods will come.

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    Bachiatari

    Aug 2012
    Boston, GA
    Fisher F2
    15
    5 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by got2dig View Post
    The old plantation would be my pick there was more out buildings see if you can find where they was at.
    And if the house is still there, if not find where it was take your time there will be some good finds there.
    And that park sounds good to just slow your hunting some, you do in most spot like old house site get the junk out and then the goods will come.
    Yeah we did try one old house site out there. The house has been dragged away, but the foundation is still visible and the old barn still stands (barely). I swept every area I could because the grass is really tall out there and I didn't want to get bit by snakes. All I found was a bunch of nails, what looked like copper or metal pipe fittings, and a padlock. These people were probably pretty poor. I don't know. We also checked a spot that we know for sure used to be an old stagecoach stop by the road, but it also yielded just junk metal. There are a few other spots that used to have houses on them out there. If they aren't too grown up I might see if I can go check them.

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    Feb 2012
    Mid-Tenn
    XLT
    1,126
    422 times
    Relic Hunting
    The key word is junk , I have more junk like 100 to 1 good targets just keep going and you will find the good stuff!

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    Bachiatari

    Aug 2012
    Boston, GA
    Fisher F2
    15
    5 times
    Metal Detecting
    My other problem is probably that I haven't quite gotten the hang of pinpointing with this machine yet.

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    Feb 2007
    Bradenton, Fl
    ACE 250, Minelab Excal II, ETrac
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    anywhere you hunt is potentially good!! welcome to TNet and good luck!
    Debby

  11. #11
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    Feb 2012
    Mid-Tenn
    XLT
    1,126
    422 times
    Relic Hunting
    Just keep going my day Sat. was two keys can, can, can, can, and one pice of cut up brass, and 12 ga. shell.
    It will take some time but just jeep going hope your hunt will be better then my Sat. was lol.
    Good luck and see you in the field.

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    Bachiatari

    Aug 2012
    Boston, GA
    Fisher F2
    15
    5 times
    Metal Detecting
    Well went metal detecting at the old stage coach house site for a few hours today. Still optimistic and can't wait to go back, but no coins yet. Found a bunch of nails, scrap metal, a rusty spoon, a couple of what I think are tent stakes, a very old looking kettle lid, and what looks like a broken 1920s or 30s lighter. Having a heavy duty shovel and my trusty pinpointer makes the whole process much easier and less time consuming per signal.

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    Keith

    Mar 2009
    Akron,Ohio
    Fisher F2 Garrett Pro pointer
    241
    62 times
    Metal Detecting
    Welcome Laura. Like everybody says more trash then goodies. But the goodies are out there. Just hang in there and you'll find the good stuff. HH

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    Jan 2006
    SE Louisiana
    Garrett AT Pro & Ace 250
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Anita

    Apr 2012
    New Hampshire & Maine
    V3i, Excalibur II, White's M6, Coinmaster
    1,141
    334 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Hello from New Hampshire!

    I used to live in Boston, Massachusetts - quite a bit larger than your Boston!

    Sounds like you've had some interesting hunts. My husband and I like to get out as often as possible. We like to hunt the beaches, parks, fields, cellar holes - basically anywhere that people congregated. Our best finds to date: 1892 Indian Head penny (park) and a 14 kt. wedding band (beach).

    Check out the group, "The Women of TreasureNet". We'd love to have you join us there!

    HH,
    Anita
    "You'll never find your gold on a sandy beach". - Jim Steinman (musician)
    You can bet he never used a metal detector!!!

 

 
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