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  1. #1

    Feb 2008
    southern california
    fisher gold bug pro
    195
    3 times

    detecting in the southern california forest with my e-trac hits gold twice!

    Let me just start like this... I purchased an e-trac about 2 weeks ago and pulled my hair out the first day! I did not understand the machine at all! I have owned whites machines my entire 3 years detecting. I did not like the e-trac so I put it in the closet for a few days and kept on detecting with my prizm and mxt. I then read on a thread post when learning a minelab machine you need to lock your other detectors in a closet and forget about them for 6 months! so I got the e-trac back out and started watching youtube videos and learning! so I was in the forest detecting a hillside digging every sharp and repeating signal. in 2 hours I only dug about 1 dollar in clad and lots of trash! Then I got a signal that hit on the far left side of the screen on the e-trac. I started moving some dirt around with my pinpointer and noticed it was just a gum wrapper 1/2 inch down. I started detecting again and got the same signal that hits on the left side of the screen. 1 foot away from the gum wrapper. I was thinking about not investigating it but I did for some reason? I just moved the top surface dirt away with the tip of my hand shovel and seen a chrome looking ring I cleaned it with my hands and seen the 10k stamp. I was pretty excited! 6 feet away I get the same signal! I just moved the top of the dirt away maybe 1 inch and found its matching twin! with same stamp! I could not believe it!!!! I have no idea how they got in a forest must have been from people playing in the snow it was right next to a nature trail so who knows I sure do love this e-trac now!! I have a lot to learn still and I do believe it was luck!!!!
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  3. #2
    us
    Aug 2010
    San Diego
    Minelab X-Terra 50 & Garrett Pro Pointer
    243

    Re: detecting in the southern california forest with my e-trac hits gold twice!

    Awesome Finds! Forest hunting in So Cal, nice.

    Shark27

  4. #3
    us
    I dig zinc....

    Oct 2010
    Tyler, TX
    Fisher F75 standard (last 3 yrs.) CTX-3030 10-04-13
    1,164
    26 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: detecting in the southern california forest with my e-trac hits gold twice!

    Exquisite recovery! Luck or no, you did good!!
    Roland

    All electrical devices are powered by smoke......when the smoke escapes, they no longer work.

  5. #4
    us
    Feb 2010
    Vancouver WA
    Chug)Whites Classic 5 ID, (Red Whites Coin master Pro) Chug and Reds New Additions Give It Up>> Garrett's AT Pro Buttercup>> Garrett's Ace 250
    6,348
    1111 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: detecting in the southern california forest with my e-trac hits gold twice!

    Sweet love the Gold!!! It took a little bit to see one in the first pic Chug And Red!!! Congrats on the Set !!!!!
    We live to detect, we detect to live!

    "It cant Always Be Silver Or Gold But It Is A Hell Of an Experience Pulling It Out Of the Dirt"

  6. #5
    us
    North Carolina

    Jun 2009
    Currently Pilfered!
    474
    5 times

    Re: detecting in the southern california forest with my e-trac hits gold twice!

    It looks to be a matching engagement/wedding set! Most excellent! You can never go wrong digging all the signals, there are too many variables involved with the items, soil, mineralization, moisture, postions, ect to just assume that we can tune our machines to accept only "the good stuff". No machine is that accurate, dig all signals. You two-ring find proves that!
    Formerly Known As Cap'n Crunch

  7. #6
    us
    Dig 'em!

    Jul 2008
    Federal Way, WA
    V3i, DFX, Beachhunter ID
    1,167
    48 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: detecting in the southern california forest with my e-trac hits gold twice!


  8. #7
    us
    Mar 2010
    California
    Whites MXT Pro
    432
    418 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: detecting in the southern california forest with my e-trac hits gold twice!

    Wow , that's crazy way up there in the mountains. Good stuff can be anywhere! Keep on diggin!
    "You might see me in your local park"!

  9. #8
    Charter Member
    us
    Apr 2007
    Oklahoma
    Whites, Tesoro, Fisher and Minelab
    2,315
    3 times

    Re: detecting in the southern california forest with my e-trac hits gold twice!

    There has to be one unhappy lady running around. Congrats on the New Detector and a nice set of 10K rings.

    HH
    Happy Hunting

    Desertfox
    (Paul)

  10. #9
    us
    Apr 2010
    597
    68 times

    Re: detecting in the southern california forest with my e-trac hits gold twice!

    Well it's interesting you found an old thimble, any signs of an old homestead? How odd to find the set way out there. Do you think it's old?

  11. #10

    Feb 2008
    southern california
    fisher gold bug pro
    195
    3 times

    Re: detecting in the southern california forest with my e-trac hits gold twice!

    Quote Originally Posted by chkn
    Well it's interesting you found an old thimble, any signs of an old homestead? How odd to find the set way out there. Do you think it's old?
    its a old shotgun shell. It looks like a thimble though!!

  12. #11

    Jul 2010
    830
    14 times

    Re: detecting in the southern california forest with my e-trac hits gold twice!

    Thats awesome, I almost didn't dig a pulltab signal once, went back dug it and it was a nice gold band. HH

  13. #12
    us
    Dec 2009
    kentucky
    whites eagle spectrum
    55

    Re: detecting in the southern california forest with my e-trac hits gold twice!

    nice rings
    what year are the coins, and what is that big circular thing besides the old shotgun shot.

  14. #13
    us
    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
    ace 250
    19,944
    54 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: detecting in the southern california forest with my e-trac hits gold twice!

    WTG on those gorgeous gold rings,
    but i bet there is some sad woman
    somewheres after losing those !!
    ALLEN

  15. #14
    us
    Jun 2006
    Texas
    Whites-DSL
    792
    88 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: detecting in the southern california forest with my e-trac hits gold twice!

    nice rings. wtg
    Rings are works of art and I LOVE to collect them.
    (2013 61 rings (19 gold, 33 silver & 9 stainless).

    2014 GOAL 100:
    gold rings-3
    silver rings-3
    titanium rings-0

  16. #15
    us
    William

    Sep 2007
    California
    487
    43 times

    Re: detecting in the southern california forest with my e-trac hits gold twice!

    Maybe she threw the rings away deliberately.

    Check out my website at:
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  17. #16
    us
    Dec 2007
    South Central PA
    2,929
    39 times

    Re: detecting in the southern california forest with my e-trac hits gold twice!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Crunch
    It looks to be a matching engagement/wedding set! Most excellent! You can never go wrong digging all the signals, there are too many variables involved with the items, soil, mineralization, moisture, postions, ect to just assume that we can tune our machines to accept only "the good stuff". No machine is that accurate, dig all signals. You two-ring find proves that!
    I was going to say the exact same thing as what is Hightlighted above
    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

  18. #17
    us
    May 2010
    Claremore OK
    White's XLT/ Garrett AT Pro/ Ace 250
    1,801
    147 times

    Re: detecting in the southern california forest with my e-trac hits gold twice!

    Now that is a great way to break in a new machine. Congrats on the set.
    God Bless...

  19. #18
    us
    Retired

    Sep 2010
    59

    Re: detecting in the southern california forest with my e-trac hits gold twice!

    Keep with it.

  20. #19
    us
    Jan 2009
    666
    4 times

    Re: detecting in the southern california forest with my e-trac hits gold twice!

    Awesome Finds!
    2011 Finds- Clad Coins Found:  $9.98,  Silver Coins Found: 0, Wheat Cents Found: 3, Rings Found: 3

  21. #20
    us
    Aug 2010
    Colorado
    bounty hunter big bud pro
    640
    43 times

    Re: detecting in the southern california forest with my e-trac hits gold twice!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Crunch
    It looks to be a matching engagement/wedding set! Most excellent! You can never go wrong digging all the signals, there are too many variables involved with the items, soil, mineralization, moisture, postions, ect to just assume that we can tune our machines to accept only "the good stuff". No machine is that accurate, dig all signals. You two-ring find proves that!
    I agree with the good Captian!
    Groovy golds ya got there
    Fat, Drunk and Stupid is no way to go through life

 

 
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