May 05, 2012, 10:20 PM
As someone that has found four of these tags while detecting I just laugh and go on about my business. Its all in good fun. A couple I have taken out where I am going to hunt again. A couple I have left for others to find. If you watch my videos on YouTube (izman65) you will see where I found them and even reburied them. Jack Squat rocks!
May 05, 2012 10:20 PM
May 05, 2012, 10:48 PM
The other day I was about to give up on an area because It appeared there wasnt even clad to be found, when I started finding zincs all over the surface of the ground spaced about 5 feet apart. After picking up 22 cents and finding nothing else I decided I had been pranked.
It's no wonder truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. Mark Twain
May 05, 2012, 11:09 PM
i love those tags, but there is some debate.
May 05, 2012, 11:13 PM
That's really neat
May 05, 2012, 11:14 PM
After having the entire day to think about it I draw the conclusion that it was a pretty neat thing to find. I wish he would've left a email or contact number so that whoever finds one gets to hunt with him sometime. Otherwise it could seem discouraging. I hunted a little while longer and found some clad and then left. I think the concept is rather cool. Just wish it came with a reward!!
Last edited by Bhodge; May 05, 2012 at 11:16 PM.
May 05, 2012, 11:28 PM
funny...I would love it!!...I can see my brother putting something like that in one of my hunting spots
May 05, 2012, 11:52 PM
I think it's hilarious. Cool too.
If it keeps up it may gain as much notoriety with detectorist as the "Kilroy was here" character during WWII did with soldiers. I think more metal detector users should start leaving their calling "cards".
Just think if you find something cool or valuable in a place that's already been hunted by "Jack Squat" or whomever hunted before you it gives you some pretty righteous bragging rights too. If there was a way to contact the one who left the card you could needle him good about being a lackadaisical detectorist.
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May 06, 2012, 02:22 AM
I personally would love to find a tag. In a weird way its an interesting idea. You know who hunts in your area now and see where else they hit or even a new person to hunt with.
May 06, 2012, 03:12 AM
I'd like to see a Tag+Find post where people post things they've scored after finding someone's tag. Then let's see what machines the two were using.
I doubt there's a tag within 500 miles of where I am. I'd be surprised if there's one on the continent at all!
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May 06, 2012, 03:33 AM
I think it's funny and harmless! A friend said he was going to place something like that at a favourite site of mine, he never did, yet, LOL. I found a gold 14K ring there Friday and about $6.50 in change. HH, Mike
May 06, 2012, 04:36 AM
When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro....
Look, if I happen to find a tag like that I'm going to enjoy the joke. It's no different than carving your name in a tree to say you were here. If you have no sense of humor then maybe it's time to look for something else to do. Everything we find was left for us whether intentionally or not, so what's wrong with leaving something in the ground? Every house I've ever built has a penny from that year nailed to a stud, with my name written next to it. We leave something for people to find to say "I was here" and for all you know in 40 or 50 years those tags might be prized finds among th'rs so enjoy the joke, and if you are upset about it, well maybe you need to lighten up and let the hobby be more fun.
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May 06, 2012, 07:58 AM
I planted that tag as a calling card like some say not to be messing you up or distract you from finding anything. Kinda like a friendly gesture to think ah crap ol Jack Squat was already here.
This is a link to my tag video!
May 06, 2012, 08:21 AM
da book worm--researcher
well at least you know the spots "not a virgin" and has been hit recently -- so its nice in that sort of way.
May 06, 2012, 08:37 AM
I think thats great. I'd think it was hilarious if I hit one of those... kinda like those "Easter Eggs" in video games.
If you ever hit the big one detecting....follow the 3S rule. Shoot. Shovel and Shut up.
May 06, 2012, 08:52 AM
I have to say it's funny in my book.
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May 06, 2012, 09:05 AM
I'm willing to bet when it's squished into a solid little ball your machine will read it as silver too. Well maybe not on an Etrac but I bet it dont read as foil. As far as Jack Squat not digging foil, Its attitudes like that that got me that nice big gold ring. I see I'm in the minority here but I don't see the humor in it and dont want to waste what preciouse little detecting time I have digging up everybody elses "calling cards" it's just trash to me and has no business being planted there.
Originally Posted by TejasDigger
Last edited by crankyolman22; May 06, 2012 at 10:20 AM.
May 06, 2012, 10:27 AM
One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
Silver= 821 pieces
May 06, 2012, 10:40 AM
Some people dig for gold and others dig for coins and relics. Jacksquat is more of a coin hunter. I on the other hand go for gold on occasion and do dig foil signals. I've never mistaken any foil for silver. I've dug deep nails, that kind of sound good, but not foil.
Originally Posted by crankyolman22
May 06, 2012, 10:46 AM
Ok, now you've done it----your going viral---lol Send me two to plant and pm me with cost ---if you are willing----lol
May 06, 2012, 10:50 AM
Originally Posted by Jack Squat Digger
Yeah, but I'd like to have something that is falling apart faster than me!
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