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  1. #1
    us
    May 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    E-trac, Explorer II, Xterra30, Whites Prizm IV
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    Was about to throw in the towel.

    Well the last few hunts I went on haven't turned out too good. So tonight I borrowed baldingboy's XLT and took my Deleon and my daughters Discovery 1100 out to a local middle school. My son came too. The three of us started detecting and I hadn't used the XLT much before but I found a nickel a dime and the key right off the bat. My son gave up after twenty minutes and went off to mess around on the playground. My daughter kept stealing a different part of my equipment each time I looked up so it was kind of a frustrating evening. But then I thought hey this is what makes MDing so much fun. It was about time I had a "good" night for me because I was just about to give up and sell my machine and find something different to do. I know to a lot of you what I found would be a waste of time and effort but to me and my daughter it was a lot of fun. She found 4 dimes, two nickels a quarter and 4 pennies not pictured here. So all-in-all not a bad night and a little reinforcement that this is a great hobby.
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  2. #2

    Dec 2006
    Eastern North Carolina
    White's DFX
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    Re: Was about to throw in the towel.

    This is a great hobby, and you just found the real treasure, enjoying time with the kids and them enjoying being with you.

    Mike

  3. #3
    us
    Apr 2007
    West Michigan
    White's M6, Bullseye II, Ace250
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    Re: Was about to throw in the towel.

    Sounds like the daughter is really getting into it. Pretty good finds, both of you.

  4. #4

    Mar 2007
    West "by god" Virginia
    Fishers CZ5 and 1280X
    1,166
    10 times

    Re: Was about to throw in the towel.

    As long as I have been at this it is always a good time just to be out swingin. I know there are those of us who specialize in certain areas of this sport, and they are having a blast at what they love. It is all good!!!

    My interests are so broad that every avenue of this hobby is as good as any. I love finding the old coins and nice jewelry, but when that is not happening for me, I get into looking for everything else. Materials that can be turned into jewelry or sold for scrap value such as copper, brass, bronze, lead and even aluminum are seperated and saved. Other items I like finding include bottles, pieces of odd glass, bone, stones, etc. I even drag home driftwood and the like. I was at the beach once without having any luck, when I began finding lead in an area of ledge. By the time I stopped, I had over 6 lbs. of various types of sinkers (some handmade antiques).

    You have some great looking stuff there! You got out with the kids! It made you think! You learned! It was a great success!!

    Good luck on your future digs!............&.............HH

  5. #5

    Jun 2007
    Michigan
    Treasure Ace 100
    61

    Re: Was about to throw in the towel.

    All in all, it looks that you have had a good hunt. The key and the golf ball, just gos to show that you never know what you will find. So stick with it. You probable were not even there that long ether, and you came back with some good stuff.

  6. #6
    us
    Feb 2005
    Bavaria Germany
    Minelab XT70, Fisher 1280, Garrett Ace 250 and MH5
    8,334
    167 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Was about to throw in the towel.

    Nice hunt with the kids! I found a square nail yesterday and a few pieces of iron near a Celtic fortress built around 400 BC, LOL. HH, Mike

  7. #7
    us
    Semper Fi!

    Jan 2007
    Indiana
    Minelab Explorer XS-2, Garrett Ace 250
    2,197
    15 times

    Re: Was about to throw in the towel.

    Lets hope you never throw the towel in. You get out looking for fun and enjoying yourself and sometimes that isn't easy. I went to Florida with the intent of finding gold and all I found was a great time with my family, lots of sun, 17 bucks in clad and some great memories. When I usually get frustrated I change pace and hunt for something different. This year I have spent little time hunting for older coins and have over 3300 coins. I would prefer to have a few hundred coins and a ton of the old ones, but bought the Ace 250 and have enjoyed playing with it at the tot lots and my Minelabs have seen little action in the last three months. I've lined up three or four promising sites for later in the year because right now the ground is so dry it makes digging too noticeable in these spots and don't want to ruin other opertunities because of this, so the Ace will just fill my pouch with clad for now. This is such a great hobby with so many options or variables for us. Dig clad, dig older, hunt relics, water hunt. You just never know what will pop out of the ground and its a family hobby as well(well, not sure my g/f thinks this). My dad hunts, my sister, her son, her grandson. At times both of my sons have "hit the dirt" with dad. So don't throw in the towel, just change your direction!!
    "Two things are infinite, the Universe and Human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the Universe"
    ~Albert Einstein~

  8. #8

    Feb 2005
    Missouri
    145

    Re: Was about to throw in the towel.

    Your hall is as good as any, as long as it makes you happy. Don't give up! I gurantee if you take that same machine and attitude to an older home, you will find silver. Thanks for sharing.

  9. #9
    us
    Sep 2006
    Ohio
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    2 times

    Re: Was about to throw in the towel.

    Don't be too hasty to throw in any towels..
    Everyone has their own reasons for mding, some are coin collectors, some are relic hunters, etc.
    Some of us just love spending the time out digging holes. (Personally I think it is over-compensation for all those times my parents told me not to play in the dirt. )
    Enjoy the time you are out there making memories; when you get down to it that's the real treasure in life anyway.
    DD

  10. #10

    Nov 2004
    Indian Wells Valley, CA
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    135 times

    Re: Was about to throw in the towel.

    I'm glad you found some stuff. I've been through many dry spells over the years that I've been detecting, and have myself considered throwing in the towel. I hope your next hunt is even better.
    Silverseeker; Indian Wells Valley, CA

    6000 Di Pro SL, M6

  11. #11
    us
    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
    delta 4000 / ace 250 - used BH and many others too
    16,704
    3508 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Was about to throw in the towel.

    it not about the get rich quick stuff---glad to see your having fun---yes detecting with kids can be tough---seems the daughter is a bit older or into it --thats ok MDing is not for everyone ---it might be the special thing that you share with her---all finds with your kids are good finds --they don't have to be gold or silver ---"finding" time with them ---getting kids to spend time with you and them actually enjoying it these days is more rare than gold----Ivan

  12. #12
    RUDY2003

    Re: Was about to throw in the towel.

    Findin' time with the kids is a very important thing nowadays. With whatever you do, do it with them cause time with them is fleeting at best....

    Keep safe and keep diggin'...

  13. #13

    Re: Was about to throw in the towel.

    Quote Originally Posted by ivan salis
    it not about the get rich quick stuff---glad to see your having fun---yes detecting with kids can be tough---seems the daughter is a bit older or into it --thats ok MDing is not for everyone ---it might be the special thing that you share with her---all finds with your kids are good finds --they don't have to be gold or silver ---"finding" time with them ---getting kids to spend time with you and them actually enjoying it these days is more rare than gold----Ivan
    Amen! Couldn't have said it better! And ya never know what you're gonna dig up next~!

    Congrats on ALL those finds! Nana

  14. #14
    us
    Oct 2006
    Wartburg, Tennessee, U.S.A.
    Garrett Ace 250, Tesoro Tiger Shark, Garrett AT Pro
    3,101
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Re: Was about to throw in the towel.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nana40
    Quote Originally Posted by ivan salis
    it not about the get rich quick stuff---glad to see your having fun---yes detecting with kids can be tough---seems the daughter is a bit older or into it --thats ok MDing is not for everyone ---it might be the special thing that you share with her---all finds with your kids are good finds --they don't have to be gold or silver ---"finding" time with them ---getting kids to spend time with you and them actually enjoying it these days is more rare than gold----Ivan
    Amen! Couldn't have said it better! And ya never know what you're gonna dig up next~!

    Congrats on ALL those finds! Nana
    Yeah, she proved that with that awesome dime... Nice finds on the outing with the kids. Have fun!
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  15. #15

    Feb 2007
    SE and DFX
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    7 times

    Re: Was about to throw in the towel.

    I take my son and daughter once in a while....I have one wear headphones and the other swing...with my help. They like it as long as they are finding stuff! Glad you were able to have an enjoyable evening.

 

 
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