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  1. #1
    Nov 2009
    245 times

    It is a discovery

    Just haven’t switched it on yet.lol
    Where to start? 1870,s
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  2. #2
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Equinox 800, Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
    6600 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    I'd start at the building and spiral out from there. Good Luck!
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

  3. #3
    May 2011
    tujunga ca
    xlt mxt gmz whites
    1097 times
    house then around the the trees,good luck,please keep us posted,what a cool place to hunt.is that in the usa? state?
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  4. #4
    Sep 2016
    GTA East, Ontario
    AT Pro, Fisher F2, ProPointer AT
    1012 times
    Metal Detecting
    Also the line from the main building to that outbuilding under the trees in the background might be good.
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  5. #5
    Apr 2009
    Cumberland Va
    181 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I often find coins around the clothes line area
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  6. #6

    Aug 2017
    SW Missouri
    Minelab CTX 3030 ; GTA 1000
    6958 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Nice!!!Good Luck!!!
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  7. #7
    Charter Member

    Jan 2018
    Central Massachusetts
    Garrett AT pro, Garrett AT Max, Garrett carrot, Detech 15x12, 4.5” SS and a couple of shovels
    2412 times
    Relic Hunting
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    “I was a kid once, but I wasn’t very good at it”

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    I would start at the front porch, and in a grid pattern, work my way down to the pine trees by the person's head. Then move to the back yard starting at the house working out. Then go and do each of the side yards. Add fresh batteries (just being funny) and repeat all grids from the opposite direction you worked them from the first time ! That looks like a great place to be, and you don't want to miss anything.
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  9. #9
    Metal Detecting & Hotwheels Collecting

    Sep 2014
    Finger Lakes Region, Upstate NY
    Nox 600, Tesoro, Bounty Hunter, Deteknix
    3888 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Looks like a nice place for some cool finds, BOL & HH
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    Any day of hunting, whether good or bad is better than not hunting at all

  10. #10
    Nov 2009
    245 times
    So far no good, just cans and trash and more cans, three bags worth, frustrating but every hour or so a cast iron thingamy.
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  11. #11
    Jul 2016
    SW PA
    XP Deus, AT Pro
    118 times
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    As tempting as it is to run up by the house and start, I always like to start away and work my way towards the house. Personally, it gets me tuned into the ground conditions for a particular site and I think its easier to pick out the good targets once you get close to the house where there is a lot of iron/trash in the mix. I'll usually start at about 75 yards from the house and work towards it, sometimes I'll even go 100-125 yards or further, just depends on how things are going and what I'm finding. I've located many outbuilding sites, fence lines, horse/wagon trails with this approach. I'd say that 9 out of my top 10 best finds were in the 40-70 yard range from an old stone foundation. People didn't sit around the house back then, they were out on their property homesteading/getting dinner/surviving, etc...

    However, I'm still human so sometimes I'll run up to an old stone foundation more excited than a fly on a turd and start swinging and zigzagging like its my first time out. I might pull a button or musket ball, but then I'll gather myself and put a plan together. I'd hit every inch in the picture you posted.

  12. #12
    Nov 2009
    245 times
    Thanks Bob, I shall do just that!

  13. #13
    Nov 2009
    245 times
    This place is 94 acres apparently, going to take a year or two!
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  14. #14

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
    Equinox 600, fisher gold bug pro.
    8937 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I would start at the pine trees at the front of the house. (94 acres a year or two? ) not if you invite a few us from treasurenet.

  15. #15
    Nov 2009
    245 times
    Working on one of the cast iron mystery pieces found halfway between porch and pine trees.
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