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  1. #1

    Feb 2006
    Kingston, Tennessee
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    Speaking of the worst day -How bout first day-12" hole -w/hole pic now!!

    Just got my new Minelab Quattro Mp on Thursday. I read the manual, charged the batteries. Rained on Fri, snowed today but got it out anyway.First sweep showed a coin fairly deep, checked it several times ( even with old detector that did not pick it up ). Tried other areas, but came back to the first spot. Decided to dig in my front yard, 10 feet from porch. I started digging with the digger that came with the detector ( like trying to spit into the wind, you know what I mean ). Anyway, I get the artilary out and dig a 1 Ft sq hole by 1 Ft deep. Finally I find the target, a 1976 Lincoln penny, but it was a coin and it was 12" deep, no BS.I think. Instead of disapointment, ah the possibilities!

    Smartin
    PS: added this pic, I'm sure all have seen this before! the digger is alittle over 12" not a great pic, hope to post some soon that are of actual substance.
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  2. #2
    **Bring History Back to Life**

    Nov 2005
    Keep on Digging!
    MINELAB Explorer-II
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Re: Speaking of the worst day -How bout first day-12" hole -

    Finding a penny at the depth of 12 inches is a lesson learned...Now you can see the potential of that machine....good luck on future hunts.....
    Keep on Digging!

  3. #3

    Feb 2006
    Southern Illinois
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    Re: Speaking of the worst day -How bout first day-12" hole -

    wow. do u have a pic? great first find
    Bryan

  4. #4
    us
    Dec 2005
    Eugene, Oregon
    Fisher CZ5, White's GM VSat
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    114 times

    Re: Speaking of the worst day -How bout first day-12" hole -

    A 76 at 12 inches? Ground musta been turned.... if it hasn't, just think how deep any good oldies must be!

  5. #5

    Feb 2006
    Kingston, Tennessee
    334
    1 times

    Re: Speaking of the worst day -How bout first day-12" hole -

    The Seeker,
    I'm just getting started. I ordered the book from Dixie-Metal Detectors (David S.
    ) so I'll get a little head start, i've got alot of trial & error to go.
    Smartin
    Minelab Quattro

  6. #6
    rvbvetter

    Re: Speaking of the worst day -How bout first day-12" hole -

    The soil here is fairly sandy. So in some spots I've routinely pulled up 60's and 70's clad from 10 inches. And like you, instead of dissapointment I thought of the potential and couldn't wait to get to more solid terra firma. And when I did I wasn't dissapointed. It's a great detector!! Good luck with it. HH

  7. #7
    us
    Jan 2006
    Houston, TX
    CTX3030, Excalibur II, V3i, TRX
    3,403
    190 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Speaking of the worst day -How bout first day-12" hole -

    All the hi-end machines act that way...congrats, dude!

  8. #8

    Feb 2006
    Kingston, Tennessee
    334
    1 times

    Re: Speaking of the worst day -How bout first day-12" hole -

    Jeffro,
    Don't think the ground was turned. I had up-rooted a tree from this general area some 8 years ago and had filled in the hole with some dirt from the back yard. Guess there was a 1976 Lincoln in there some where. I'll take pics in the morning of the hole, this is not a fabrication.

    Smartin
    Minelab Quattro

  9. #9

    Feb 2006
    Kingston, Tennessee
    334
    1 times

    Re: Speaking of the worst day -How bout first day-12" hole -

    RVbvetter,
    I think having rained the day before and also 1/2" of snow on ground helped with the detection, also there is the possibility of having unearthed the wrong target. I did check hole as well as dirt pile and there were no more targets after retrieving the penny.

    Smartin


    Minelab Quattro

  10. #10

    Feb 2006
    Kingston, Tennessee
    334
    1 times

    Re: Speaking of the worst day -How bout first day-12" hole -

    The Beep,
    Don't know exactly how other dectectors react or detect, but I can say the Quattro is a far cry from my first metal detecting in 1978. I worked at a nuclear fuel facility that had a few out-of spec hand held security detectors. I managed to get one out of the garbage and take it home one day. I mounted it on a broom handle. I lived next to a lake so I went detecting on the lake shore with this " Sanford & Son" looking contraption( no discrimination), duck tape and all. I found about 1/2 dozen horseshoes and all kinds of early 1900's iron.
    Thus the itch began!

    Smartin
    Minelab Quattro

  11. #11
    us
    Oct 2005
    Summerville, South Carolina
    Tesoro "Eldorado", Whites "Beach Hunter ID",
    3,626
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    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: Speaking of the worst day -How bout first day-12" hole -

    In keeping with the spirit of 76, Congrats on your find, HH Art...

  12. #12

    Feb 2006
    Kingston, Tennessee
    334
    1 times

    Re: Speaking of the worst day -How bout first day-12" hole -

    Thanks Southcac,
    You know, it is the bicentenial year for my home state of Tennessee.Thanks
    oops, I was thinking 1796!!!
    Smartin
    Minelab Quattro

  13. #13
    us
    Jul 2004
    Indy
    Cz3d
    3,836
    12 times

    Re: Speaking of the worst day -How bout first day-12" hole -

    With that new Minelab, you might as well get you a bigger shovel, you'll probably need it.
    Great machines, congrats...
    Good luck, & Happy hunting~

  14. #14

    Oct 2005
    Charleston S.C.
    3,667
    10 times

    Re: Speaking of the worst day -How bout first day-12" hole -

    SMARTIN, Yes I Have Chased A Few Pennies Around & Around in A Hole That Just Kept Getting Bigger, Don't Have The Answer, Just Part of the Quest. Best of Luck & Good Hunting. trk5capt... 8)

  15. #15
    southbound

    Re: Speaking of the worst day -How bout first day-12" hole -

    A lot of work for one cent!!! It could as well been a rare penny though.
    Good luck in the future. Vern

 

 
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