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  1. #1
    us
    Aug 2009
    Garrett ACE 250
    3

    New to San Antonio and Metal Detecting

    Hi all,

    Name is Frank. I am fairly new to San Antonio and totally new to metal detecting (just purchased a Garrett ACE 250).

    I am mainly interested in trying to find silver/gold coins.

    Any suggestions on where I should go first.

    Thanks
    Frank

  2. #2
    us
    Mar 2007
    Kerrville, TX
    White's DFX: Minelab Excalibur 1000
    1,184
    3 times

    Re: New to San Antonio and Metal Detecting

    Frank,

    I'm Mel (aka... borninok). Currently I am living in Manassas, VA. However.....I'm in the midst of a divorce and when everything is said and done....and when I am finally free of this garbage, I will be moving to Kerrville, TX....just outside of SA. So.....your task...LOL.....is to learn all you can about the where-to-fores of the area.....and then when I get there we can hook up. Up here everybody does Civil War stuff, so I do beach metal detecting instead....LOL (Hint: A lot more sights at the beach...ha/ha).

    I have been MDng for 3 years now, but still consider myself a newbie.

    On TNET's home page, look in the tabs for the different states....click on Texas....and there you go......

    Just do me a favor....save some stuff for me....ha/ha

    Mel

    borninok
    To conquer your flaws, you must first accept them.

  3. #3

    Apr 2008
    359
    7 times

    Re: New to San Antonio and Metal Detecting

    Welcome to the site. You'll find lots of stuff with that ace, take the time to learn it and don't hesitate to post any questions, the people on the forums are a great source of info. Hey Borninok bring some of that cool air south with you..

  4. #4
    us
    Aug 2009
    Garrett ACE 250
    3

    Re: New to San Antonio and Metal Detecting

    Thanks guys. I guess it is a good time of year to head to South Padre for the weekends!

    Frank

  5. #5
    us
    Aug 2008
    521
    9 times

    Re: New to San Antonio and Metal Detecting

    Quote Originally Posted by entwipreneur
    Hi all,

    Name is Frank. I am fairly new to San Antonio and totally new to metal detecting (just purchased a Garrett ACE 250).

    I am mainly interested in trying to find silver/gold coins.

    Any suggestions on where I should go first.

    Thanks
    Frank
    .....................Frank you need a permit to hunt the City Parks of San Antonio.....Call the City Parks Dept.................the area schools should be ok.......the weather there is very hot right now.....so not to leave any brown spots.......... may be wise to wait for the fall weather......in the meantime.....check out the beaches either on Corpus Christi and/or South Padre Island via Port Isabel.........................HH........Joe

  6. #6
    us
    Aug 2009
    Garrett ACE 250
    3

    Re: New to San Antonio and Metal Detecting

    Thanks Joe, yes it is hot lately :-)

    As far as Corpus Christi or South Padre, is one generally considered better than the other for metal detecting?

    Thanks,
    Frank

  7. #7
    us
    Jan 2009
    San Antonio,Texas
    Minelab Explorer SE
    243
    4 times

    Re: New to San Antonio and Metal Detecting

    hey Frank, sent you a pm about hunting san antonio
    For GOD so loved the WORLD that he gave his only begotten son,that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
    John 3:16

  8. #8

    Dec 2012
    1
    I too am new to San Antonio and do realize this is a very old post. I just got a metal detector as a gift (a Bounty Hunter Platinum series). I don't know anyone here and know nothing about metal detecting other than I've been intrigued with it for years and am very excited about my new hobby. I have joined this site but am finding it difficult to connect with anyone unless I pay a fee for membership in a club. Although I am a nice, kind, outgoing man, I am not the "club" type of socialite. I am a family man and just wondered if anyone can give me some information about metal detecting in this area and how you connected with others who express the same interest. I live outside city limits and have scoped out some cool spots that seem accessible to the public and not private land where any signs posted advise against trespassing. Any advice for a complete newbie to this area and hobby? Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!

  9. #9
    us
    Mar 2012
    Spring TX
    CTX3030/F75LTD/ Garrett AtPro
    4,077
    390 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    You don't have to be a socialite type to attend a detecting club meeting. It's a great place to see what others have found, and to meet people with a common interest. Most clubs are low key and visitors are allowed.If you don't want to join after visiting, at least you will see what you can find and maybe get some tips on rules in your area.

    Wayne

    www.metaldetectingstuff.com

  10. #10
    us
    Donald

    Dec 2012
    Boerne Tx.
    New Minelab E-Trac with Sunray probe, Garrett Ace 350, Teknetics Delta, Garrett Pro Pointer
    414
    124 times
    Metal Detecting
    What's up mmaninja, I am also new to MDing. I live just north of SA in Boerne and have a couple of places to hunt, but still no luck with old coins. If you want to go MDing sometime just let me know.

  11. #11
    us
    Jan 2013
    Floresville TX.
    68
    12 times
    Metal Detecting
    I've been metal detecting for about 20 years now, I've lived in floresville, just south of san Antonio for the last 13 years. Just started getting back into it again now the the kids are a little older and they let the wife and i get out and hunt. Lol I love talking and teaching people about our great hobbies. So any new hobbiest or new to the area, message me and I'll help in any way i can and maybe we all hunt together. I came across a site here on Floresville that looks good and i haven't hunted it yet.

  12. #12

    Jan 2013
    Garrett AT Pro
    55
    36 times
    Metal Detecting
    Hey guys, Rick from Boerne area. Totally new, don't even own one yet. I have been poking around trying to get an idea of what to buy. Still don't have a clue. Hopefully I'll have one soon.

  13. #13
    us
    Donald

    Dec 2012
    Boerne Tx.
    New Minelab E-Trac with Sunray probe, Garrett Ace 350, Teknetics Delta, Garrett Pro Pointer
    414
    124 times
    Metal Detecting
    What's up Rick, Im in boerne too. There is alot of choices on metal detectors, but I would go with something low to mid price range to start with like an ace 250 or 350. I use an ace 350 and it does good for the cost, soon Im upgrading to a minelab e-trac! I wouldn't recommend the e-trac because it's very expensive, more complicated, and if metal detecting isn't what you'd expected your out alot of money. Hope this helped and if you have any questions feel free to ask.

    P.S. Welcome to t-net!

  14. #14

    Apr 2013
    31
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I've seen some in catalogs in the mail,but not sure what to purchase in that regards. Years ago we used to drive around all over the place and find all kinds of abandoned farms and even some ghost towns near the San Antonio area. When I retire i was thinking of maybe getting into the hobby. What do you all do with the items you find? Anyone one find anything valuable? And is there a club in San Antonio were everyone meets and then goes outdetecting together?

  15. #15
    us
    Dec 2008
    austin,texas
    Garrett Ace250,garrett pro-pointer
    2,074
    371 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Kerrville is about 60 miles north west of SA,it's a bit of a drive,but a nice drive at that.You might try the coast right after spring break,I have friends who do very nicely {$$$} on the beach right after spring break.

 

 

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