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    The Risk of Detecting with a Newbie!

    Yesterday I invited a newbie to my Grand Old Site to hone his skills and sharpen his teeth and wouldn't you know it he makes the find of the day...and the find of his short detecting career!

    We were trying an area where I hadn't spent much time prior. I had previously walked around the field and found some scraps but no indication of an actual site. At the end of the day I see him bent over a hole so I head over and ask him if he's finding anything. He replies that he just made the find of his life. Sure enough he drops a 1695 French silver into my palm! I believe it's a 1/12 Ecu. About the size of a nickel. B@atard! I can't be too upset though, he found it on the edge if the field and I always detect the edges first so I did walk past it at least once prior.

    My finds came from another part of the site...not bad but not French silver...

    The infamous silver...

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    My finds...

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    Finder of Things!

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    I like the big crotal bell. Your mates silver is in pretty good shape, congrats to him. I had a close call for a 'first time outer' with my lovely silver fob seal. I would have cried if I hadn't just moved her out the way in time!(by fluke)
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    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
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    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

  3. #3
    Yeah, I'm pretty happy with the bell, it's the largest I've found that is not broken. If I didn't have my fair share of French silver I would have been pretty bummed so I was happy for him. Still, would have been happier if it was under my coil!
    Finder of Things!

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    That's the way it always seems to work. Whenever you take someone to your site they always come home with the best find - usually an obvious one that you've somehow managed to miss before. Earlier in my career that would have bothered me a bit, but now I'm happy to see someone dig a nice one at my site. As long as someone's making a nice recovery that's one less relic or coin that goes unfound, and that's a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by romeo-1 View Post
    Yeah, I'm pretty happy with the bell, it's the largest I've found that is not broken. If I didn't have my fair share of French silver I would have been pretty bummed so I was happy for him. Still, would have been happier if it was under my coil!
    Of course, everytime you share a site you have to accept the outcome, but you always hope its in your favour or its something you already own. Thats assuming that your a collector like me, if your a seller that's a whole nother ball game.
    Last edited by CRUSADER; Dec 30, 2014 at 07:06 AM.
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    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

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    REV WAR HUNTER

    Oct 2009
    Digging Relics
    Minelab Equinox and CTX 3030
    2,458
    1666 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
    Begginers luck there at it's best...but you also just planted the life long bug of detecting in him...I bet the look on his face was priceless...!

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    us
    Apr 2012
    N FL
    CTX 3030 / MXT Pro
    404
    309 times
    Metal Detecting
    Judging by your other finds you are in the NE or Canada?

    That is an amazing find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Patriot View Post
    Begginers luck there at it's best...but you also just planted the life long bug of detecting in him...I bet the look on his face was priceless...!
    As we were walking back to the car he digs out a large iron signal and holds up a small axe...from where I am standing it looked like a tomahawk...I was walking over to him to brain him with my shovel when I noticed it was a shingling hatchet...lucky for both of us...hiding a body in the winter can be pretty difficult...
    Last edited by romeo-1; Dec 30, 2014 at 07:33 AM.
    Finder of Things!

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    ca
    Oct 2009
    East Dirtyville
    3,211
    2736 times
    Banner Finds (2)
    Every body gets a free one huh?
    Good karma is going to come your way once again, if you get back out again you might score a killer find!
    Also, this lets you know that the GOS still holds some great finds and always deserves a good look around
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    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    Every body gets a free one huh?
    Good karma is going to come your way once again, if you get back out again you might score a killer find!
    Also, this lets you know that the GOS still holds some great finds and always deserves a good look around
    Yep...it's going to be a tough site to beat...just need the plough to go through a couple times to stir things up.
    Finder of Things!

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    REV WAR HUNTER

    Oct 2009
    Digging Relics
    Minelab Equinox and CTX 3030
    2,458
    1666 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
    did you get a picture of that hatchet??

    Quote Originally Posted by romeo-1 View Post
    As we were walking back to the car he digs out a large iron signal and holds up a small axe...from where I am standing it looked like a tomahawk...I was walking over to him to brain him with my shovel when I noticed it was a shingling hatchet...lucky for both of us...hiding a body in the winter can be pretty difficult...

  12. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by The Patriot View Post
    did you get a picture of that hatchet??
    Noooo...why? You're starting to scare me...
    Finder of Things!

  13. #13
    us
    Anthony

    May 2013
    City of Rensselaer (upstate NY)
    Minelab Equinox 800-Explorer SE -Sovereign-GT- -Whites 6000 Di pro SL-Specturm XLT.
    8,095
    7140 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thats a sweet coin bud...
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    ca
    "Nova Scotia is a metal detecting paradise"

    Feb 2014
    Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia
    Fisher F75 Ltd SE 2 & Fisher F2 with 11"DD
    3,578
    7044 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Great finds. The 1934 Canadian nickel is nice also. Some of them years and varieties (1925,1926 & 1932) can be worth a lot of $$$!
    romeo-1 likes this.
    BANNER #1...
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...oin-spill.html

    BANNER #2...
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...-8-reales.html

    BANNER #3...
    Still working on getting this one! 😃👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Patriot View Post
    did you get a picture of that hatchet??
    Here you go...

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