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  1. #1
    Tell me something good!

    Nov 2005
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    BIG CONTEST!

    I recently started a thread here about a woman who tried metal detecting in order to write an article for her "human guinea pig" series, in which she tries different things in order to let everyone know what those things are really like. She had a very negative experience, and did not find much of anything until she tried hunting for treasure WITHOUT a metal detector.
    Suffice it to say that the thread rapidly degenerated into a flame war, due in part to my being misunderstood regrding a number of things. I tried to point out that if most metal detectorists tried hunting for treasure for a FULL DAY, using EVERY MEANS THEY COULD THINK OF, with a SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF PLANNING BEFOREHAND, they would find more "neat stuff" than they would by simply metal detecting.
    Therefore, I have decided to hold a BIG CONTEST along these lines. Anyone who wants to enter should just do what is suggested above, at any time before the end of summer. I am not offering any prizes, but hopefully everyone will have fun. Use your head, try everything you can think of, and get out there and find some treasure! The only rules are:
    1. No metal detectors (but every other kind of tool or instrument (electronic or not) is okay).
    2. Nothing which you pay even one cent for.
    3. Nothing anyone gives you.
    4. No geocaching.
    5. Contests only count if you physically go out and find the stuff.
    6. Do not do anything illegal!
    7. You can go on any ONE day for the rest of summer 2006.
    8. Post your finds in this thread (preferably with pictures and methods of finding everything).

    The purpose of this contest is to show everyone the truth for once and for all. Good luck!
    A million dollars in clad is still a million dollars.
    -trk5capt

    G.aining an U.nderstanding of L.ongrange L.ocator I.nstruments B.reeds a L.ifetime of E.xperience
    -Qiaozhi (geotech)

  2. #2

    Feb 2004
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    Re: BIG CONTEST!

    I admit in the beginning I did not understand what bigticket was saying.

    But I do think he has a great idea. As treasure hunters it is important to challenge ourselves and find new ways of doing things.

    I hope other people will join in on this contest.

    ericwt

    I am looking for Pandora's Box. I have got to see what is inside.

    Proud to be Rogue.

    Expedition Central America: T minus 2 months and counting!

    This time with Satellite Internet connection!

  3. #3

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County Tower City
    2 MINELAB EXPLORER SE PRO's .......3 Garrett Pro Pointers…… Sovereign XS-2 Pro ....... 2 Sovereign GT's
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    Re: BIG CONTEST!

    moved because of this Sentence


    No metal detectors (but every other kind of tool or instrument (electronic or not) is okay).



    A true Treasure hunter Considers Everything & keeps their Eyes open & mind working Always.

  4. #4

    Jun 2006
    ACE 250
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    Re: BIG CONTEST!

    SILENCE IS GOLDEN. DUCT TAPE IS SILVER.


    Anyways, i actually participate in this contest everyday without realizing it. One vacation while at the airport i found about $1.50 in clad on the ground with my eyes. Enough to by a silver dime.

    -CC
    2008 COIN ROLL HUNTING TOTALS

    Wheats..........5
    Pre '60 nicks..5
    Silver D.....2
    Silver Q....1
    Walking Liberty..0
    Franklin...........0
    Kennedy 90%...2
    Kennedy 40%...11
    Proofs...........0
    NIFC.............7

  5. #5
    us
    Dec 2005
    Eugene, Oregon
    Fisher CZ5, White's GM VSat
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    Re: BIG CONTEST!

    I do the same thing every day, so I guess it doesn't count. I do find much more monetarily by other means than I do with my detector. I invest in stocks, I buy rolls of halves, I buy and sell silver, I pan dredge, etc. for gold. I attend auctions. I even look for loose change on the ground, LOL! But that doesn't mean I'll give up detecting. I have found TOO much neat stuff that I couldn't find by other means necessarily.

    BTW- whats the prize structure for this big contest? I see none listed....

  6. #6
    Tell me something good!

    Nov 2005
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    Re: BIG CONTEST!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffro
    I do the same thing every day, so I guess it doesn't count. I do find much more monetarily by other means than I do with my detector. I invest in stocks, I buy rolls of halves, I buy and sell silver, I pan dredge, etc. for gold. I attend auctions. I even look for loose change on the ground, LOL! But that doesn't mean I'll give up detecting. I have found TOO much neat stuff that I couldn't find by other means necessarily.

    BTW- whats the prize structure for this big contest? I see none listed....
    Investing in stocks, buying coin rolls, buying precious metals, and buying stuff at auctions do not count for the contest. See rule 2. You have to FIND the stuff.
    I am not trying to get anyone to stop using a metal detector. I am just showing them that there are other ways to find treasure.
    As for prizes, read the last paragraph before the rules.
    A million dollars in clad is still a million dollars.
    -trk5capt

    G.aining an U.nderstanding of L.ongrange L.ocator I.nstruments B.reeds a L.ifetime of E.xperience
    -Qiaozhi (geotech)

  7. #7

    Jul 2006
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    Re: BIG CONTEST!

    Observation

  8. #8
    Tell me something good!

    Nov 2005
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    Re: BIG CONTEST!

    Anyone?
    A million dollars in clad is still a million dollars.
    -trk5capt

    G.aining an U.nderstanding of L.ongrange L.ocator I.nstruments B.reeds a L.ifetime of E.xperience
    -Qiaozhi (geotech)

  9. #9
    us
    DG

    Mar 2006
    Deep in the swamps of Louisiana..
    Ace 250--White's 6000 DI Pro
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    Re: BIG CONTEST!

    Run a museum as I do and the treasure comes to you. (I do understand that is a unfair advantage.)
    But it's part of the treasure hunting process.
    DG
    Please look at my museum website.....      louisianahistorymuseum.org
    My playtoy site:  genius-antiques.com

  10. #10

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County Tower City
    2 MINELAB EXPLORER SE PRO's .......3 Garrett Pro Pointers…… Sovereign XS-2 Pro ....... 2 Sovereign GT's
    69,455
    34917 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Re: BIG CONTEST!

    here ya go BigTicket.

    I never even removed my Detector from my Truck

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...c,48876.0.html

  11. #11
    us
    Jan 2006
    Golden Isles Of Georgia
    Many models over the years, mostly Garretts
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    Re: BIG CONTEST!









    Actually found before the summer of 2006, so these entries don't count, but nothing but plain old eyesight was used in findin' 'em.

  12. #12
    Tell me something good!

    Nov 2005
    121
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    Re: BIG CONTEST!

    Last call for entries.
    A million dollars in clad is still a million dollars.
    -trk5capt

    G.aining an U.nderstanding of L.ongrange L.ocator I.nstruments B.reeds a L.ifetime of E.xperience
    -Qiaozhi (geotech)

  13. #13
    Tell me something good!

    Nov 2005
    121
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    Re: BIG CONTEST!

    If anyone knows tinpan, please tell him to get in touch with me.
    A million dollars in clad is still a million dollars.
    -trk5capt

    G.aining an U.nderstanding of L.ongrange L.ocator I.nstruments B.reeds a L.ifetime of E.xperience
    -Qiaozhi (geotech)

  14. #14
    Tell me something good!

    Nov 2005
    121
    3 times

    Re: BIG CONTEST!

    Okay. Jeff win his golf balls and fishing rod handle. Whatever.
    A million dollars in clad is still a million dollars.
    -trk5capt

    G.aining an U.nderstanding of L.ongrange L.ocator I.nstruments B.reeds a L.ifetime of E.xperience
    -Qiaozhi (geotech)

  15. #15
    us
    Mar 2004
    Severn, Maryland
    None
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    Cache Hunting

    Re: BIG CONTEST!

    Just to make you smile, it's too late and was too long ago to count.
    One night the wife wanted me to go fill up her car. Janurary @ 11:30 P.M.
    Pulled up to the pump with no one else at the store except the inside clerk.
    Got out, looked down and saw a folded up ten dollar bill. Picked it up and put it in my pocket.
    When I got home, I pulled it out and unfolded it. I was wrong, it wasn't a ten, it was a fifty!
    The wife wanted to know if she would get a share of it as she sent me up there.
    Nope, wrong, no way!<G>
    That is the best I have found just using my eyes.

 

 
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