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  1. #1
    us
    Sep 2005
    Indiana
    Whites DFX & Beach Hunter ID
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Grid pattern pays off!

    Hello, my dad had a ten inning game and had 3 hours to MD a park. I decided a few weeks ago to do a grid pattern, the opposite of running around in a circle, and found some fantastic stuff in my standards. By the fence, i dug up trash target after trash target...but eventually i got to the good stuff. First, i found what looked like half a heart, then, i got a buckle made of the same medal. It seems to be copper painted with some gold finishing. One piece was far down, while the other wasn't. i think it it looks like one of those 1800's women's belt thingy...but I'm not sure, so Please correct me. Then, i found a silver St. Peters Medalion...a foot away from a hole i dug a few weeks ago. I also found a old hoe. The janitor caught up to me and scolded me about the condition of the ground. I try to put the sod the way i find it, but i always screw up. I wanted to say to him "there wouldn't be so many holes if there wasn't so much trash you should have picked up instead of hit with your mower." so i left him alone and tried to fill in the holes better. I also found an arrow( in a park, go figure)

    If you are just skipping the upper paragraph, just take this equation with you Grid pattern= good finds!

    HH
    -GC
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  2. #2
    us
    Jan 2006
    Houston, TX
    CTX3030, Excalibur II, V3i, TRX
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    Metal Detecting

    Re: Grid pattern pays off!

    Nice finds gc! Here's a thread that talks about digging up the grass...

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...c,28986.0.html

    HH!
    TBGO

  3. #3
    us
    Apr 2006
    Michigan
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    Re: Grid pattern pays off!

    Congrats GC!
    Nice medalian there. Looks like it's gold to me. Beautiful.

    ...and this line did make me laugh a bit too, sorry.
    I see the pic... she's a beauty...lol

    Quote Originally Posted by goldencoin
    I also found a old hoe.
    Keep diggin em up!

    Smiles!
    BDoo
    "I'm a finder, not a loser!"

  4. #4
    us
    Looking for that ONE find.

    Nov 2005
    South Central Kansas
    Etrac
    5,587
    88 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Grid pattern pays off!

    Nice finds congrats. HH Burdie

  5. #5

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

    Re: Grid pattern pays off!

    Looks Like The Grid Payed Off, Congrats. trk5capt...

  6. #6
    us
    Sep 2005
    Indiana
    Whites DFX & Beach Hunter ID
    5,659
    409 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Grid pattern pays off!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Beep Goes On
    Nice finds gc! Here's a thread that talks about digging up the grass...

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...c,28986.0.html

    HH!
    TBGO
    ok, that help a little, i do cut the turf into a three sided square, however, when i try to push it all back together, dirt and stuff is left over and the turf sometimes die. I guess i need more practice. Well, at least i can coast on the fact that the park no longer has the sharp, rusty stuff all over that the janitor neglected to pick up...it souled be better soon

    HH
    -GC

  7. #7
    us
    Please leave a ring after the beep!

    Sep 2004
    Aiken, SC
    Ace 250
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    Re: Grid pattern pays off!

    Nice medallion......keep practicing on that turf technique!

    Happy Hunting,
    Moon
    Even the mightiest Oak in the forest is just a little nut that held it's ground!!

    Remember to take a walk in the shoes of a loser! Quote by Moonshadow 2/17

  8. #8
    us
    Jan 2005
    Great Falls, Montana
    White's DFX & a Sunray probe
    5,112
    33 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Grid pattern pays off!

    Finding silver is great, Golden.

    Are you using a cloth for putting the dirt on .....so when you're done you can just dump it back into the hole? Gotta make those groundskeepers happy.

  9. #9
    us
    Sep 2005
    Indiana
    Whites DFX & Beach Hunter ID
    5,659
    409 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Grid pattern pays off!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mona Lisa
    Finding silver is great, Golden.

    Are you using a cloth for putting the dirt on .....so when you're done you can just dump it back into the hole? Gotta make those groundskeepers happy.
    i just can't carry it. my hands are filled with a MD in one hand, and a thick pinpionter, trowl, and a campind shovel in the other.....with i could but i can't

  10. #10
    us
    Sep 2005
    Indiana
    Whites DFX & Beach Hunter ID
    5,659
    409 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Grid pattern pays off!

    Maybe....but uncliping an recliping would be cumbersome...i just sweep the dirt back in with the broad of my shovel.....a heavy rain will fix everything.

    Thanks
    -GC

  11. #11

    Re: Grid pattern pays off!

    Way to go on those finds GC! And I also know about those circles! It is better to grid but most of the time I look like a doodle bug! You did good to fix those unsightly holes too! Keep those finds coming!!

    Nana

  12. #12
    southbound

    Re: Grid pattern pays off!

    Have used this meathod myself and it works very well.
    Congrats on the relics.
    Vern

  13. #13
    us
    Oct 2005
    Summerville, South Carolina
    Tesoro "Eldorado", Whites "Beach Hunter ID",
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    15 times
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: Grid pattern pays off!

    Good job, It's all in your technique, It will become second nature, HH Art...

  14. #14

    Aug 2003
    southern maine
    33

    Re: Grid pattern pays off!

    Quote Originally Posted by goldencoin
    I also found a old hoe.
    I love old hoes!

  15. #15
    us
    Apr 2006
    Portland, OR
    1,293
    12 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Grid pattern pays off!

    LOL @ finding old 'hoes'!

    I use only a screwdriver to coinhunt. After awhile the tip gets rounded so I very rarely scratch coins. If I'm hunting in sod I make an incision above the pinpointed target and then pull back both sides. The sod is never disconnected and it won't dry up later or get sucked out by a mower. After I pull back my 'flaps', I probe around in the hole to find the item, then stick my screwdriver deeply down the side of the hole and then pop all the dirt in the hole loose. If I have to pull dirt out of the hole, I stick it on the flaps so it goes back in the hole easily and won't make a mess.

    But mostly I just try to hunt sites where I can dig like the Tasmanian Devil and not worry about it.

 

 
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