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  1. #1
    Stumbles In Corn ..........(Thanks Treblehunter!)

    Apr 2012
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    I was thinking about giving up the hobby today

    I mean....it really gets tough when all one finds is clad. Especially in an area known for being old! I just can't figure this place out!

    I don't expect old, silver nor gold *every* time out. Been doing it too long to think that, I know how it works.

    Still.....not even a Wheatie!?!? In countless hours there I think I've found a total of 4!

    Anyway, yes, I did think about giving up the hobby. But.....I think that just about every three walks anyway.

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    Did get a lil surprise. This bracelet thing? It's painted silver! Rang up at 86 on AT too.

    Just never know....do ya?

    Of course, I'll be out again. But, I gotta admit, its really hard to call what I'm doing "fun" anymore.

    Thanks for peeking folks!
    "When one loses hope that things will return to normal. It makes it very difficult for them to become so." - WIF

    If you need to fill some time: http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...ent-hobby.html

  2. #2
    Charter Member
    Mar 2013
    SW, VA - Bull Mountain
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    Digging in the dirt & scooping in the water!
    Well, the thing is = you just never know what you're going to dig out of the ground - ain't that the mystery we chase?

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  3. #3
    Feb 2008
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Whites, MXT.
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    Hey Whadifind ! could you try a close and clear pic on that silver ? - I can't see it at all .. I'm guessing it might be one of those woven , snakey
    looking pieces from Bali or India - I want to see it !
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  4. #4

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
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    I hear ya I have gone out 15 to 20 times with no silver easily then I look at todays finds people finding 5 coppers 9 silver days roman coins trimes pine tree coins half cents king tuts golden tooth a Myan coin spill ,Black beards sword , George Washinghtons pocket watch bayonettes Paul Reveres cerial spoon ect. But I have found some great stuff Gold and coin spills but every dog needs a bone once in a while.. Keep rippin your prize will show up
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  5. #5
    Charter Member
    Nov 2012
    XP Deus, Tesoro Cibola, Full sized shovel and a backhoe
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    I feel for you. With me this winter has been hard on the parts that walk and dig. This may be my last year, at least at the rate I have been going.

  6. #6
    Sep 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    Garrett AT Pro, AT Gold, ATX, MH7 (oldie!) Minelab Explorer SE Pro, EQ800
    4834 times
    Yep, you're due for some gold. BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ya gotta dig the nickels.

    There's your change up. Dig ALL mid tones until you are pleasantly surprised.

    We all feel that way some times. Well, maybe not Cru and those guys... HH and GL ALL!

  7. #7
    My Grandpa instilled in me at a young age, that "He who expected nothing, ain't gonna be disappointed" .. I firmly believe that is true, an I approach every hunt with that in mind.
    “It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”

  8. #8
    Mar 2014
    New Glarus,WI
    970 times
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    You want me to really piss some people off? I hunted for my first 3 years with a single freq Whites, great machine. The MOMENT I switched to a multi freq machine, the old deep coins piled up so fast I couldn’t believe it. There was THAT much of a difference. Just my experience, that’s all. What you are saying was exactly how I was feeling until that happened, and it hasn’t let up yet. This is what really made a believer out of me...a great many of these newfound old deep coins came from the SAME places I was hunting before with the Whites. There has to be something to it, right?

  9. #9

    Sep 2005
    Puget Sound
    Equinox 800, Whites DFX
    12877 times
    Nice finds. Sorry to hear it hasn't been fun! Do you have any alternatives? Beaches? Permissions? Sometimes a change of scenery can breathe some new life. Sometimes you need a break. Good luck regardless!
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  10. #10

    Dec 2003
    Porter Township, Western Schuylkill County, Pa.
    2 MINELAB EXPLORER SE PRO's .......3 Garrett Pro Pointers…… Sovereign XS-2 Pro ....... 2 Sovereign GT's
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    lol Seriously

    I Know it;s not Quite the same But

    a Barber Dime from the Ground is worth $1.29

    a Barber Quarter $3.22

    I Counted $4.00 Take Home in your Pic

    b.t.w. that's 4 War Nickels

    Your ahead of the Game

    But no I Don't want to Trade
    Last edited by jeff of pa; Jan 14, 2020 at 08:03 PM.
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  11. #11
    Jul 2009
    Garrett AT Pro, Equinox 800 (as of 10/2019)
    3014 times
    Metal Detecting
    Don't give up...your next great score might be one dig away. I don't find a lot to brag about, especially compared to stuff I see here, but I sure have fun trying. HH!
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  12. #12

    Aug 2017
    SW MO
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    It's cheaper than a gambling addiction.

  13. #13
    Charter Member
    Nov 2012
    XP Deus, Tesoro Cibola, Full sized shovel and a backhoe
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    Come back to dig at my PA farm site tomorrow! Gonna snow Saturday! Barber dime $1.29 - minie ball $3.00 and up. That's why I hunt old places only. (But its mainly for the history.) Except when its mid summer and I hit a beach or two.
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  14. #14
    Jun 2012
    Excal II E-trac EQ 800
    722 times
    Metal Detecting
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    I hear you went today for an 1.5 hours in the cold and found $1.50 in clad - closest I came to anything old was an 8 inch deep 59 Lincoln. One wheat would have made my day.

    Oh well always next time.

    Good luck in the future - I'm not quitting but the weather will probably stop me for the next 2 months.
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    "Silver Train is coming' think I'm going to get on now, oh yeah" - Jagger/Richards

  15. #15

    Jan 2015
    North Carolina
    XP Deus with all the coils, MI-6 pinpointer, Ace350 and Garrett pro pointer.
    2145 times
    Metal Detecting
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    Maybe you just need to change it up and try a new strategy. Perhaps spend a couple days just riding around talking to old people. Ask me where was the hangouts, card houses, ect. Or just knock on doors and find some new permissions. Some of my best finds came out of yards with homes built between 1920-1960. Most of the super old stuff around here has been pounded. I still detect the real old stuff but I concentrate on younger lots. Good luck
    A2coins and WHADIFIND like this.
    2020 finds

    1- 1833 Half Cent
    2- IHP 1999, 1904
    8- Mercury Dimes
    9- Roosevelt Dimes
    1- 1945 War Nickel
    2- Washington Quarter
    1- Walking Liberty Half Dollar
    1- 1950 Canadian silver dime
    1- 1944 Philippine silver 20 centavos
    1- V Nickel
    3- Buffalo Nickels
    1- 1942 10 Centimes Belgium coin
    1- 1628-1644 Chinese coin
    2- Civil War General Service Eagle Button
    1- crusty Virginia Seal Button “swords up”
    2- silver rings


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