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    us
    Jul 2020
    Utah
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    Finally got my first Metal Detector!

    So excited and with only about an hour to look I headed out!!!
    Well...it was a little disappointing after seeing all your guys cool finds...
    After digging about three inches thinking a 5 cent ... I got a Utah brewery beer...Iíve found those just walking...
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    My 4 inch dig for what showed both a 5 cent and quarter was really exciting cause I hit something flat, hard and about 4x4 inches... I thought... WOW a treasure box!!!!
    It was a flat white rock that I quickly pitched back into the hole and covered it back up.

    Disappointed but not discouraged...Iím going into town for a couple of days for a bath and GOOD shower and some shopping and will spend an entire day out playing with my new toy when I get back!!!! 8-}

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    us
    Mar 2014
    south central ohio
    At Pro At Max
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    Welcome to my world!! Ha... I’m sure you know for every good find you see here on Tnet, there’s a few or more pieces of trash they had to wade through to get to it. Good luck and Happy Hunting with your new toy!! Make sure to post those finds... Ddf.
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  3. #3
    us
    Jul 2020
    Utah
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    ty Ddf!
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  4. #4
    Charter Member
    us
    Jul 2016
    Central MI
    E-Trac, Equinox 800, Go-Find 66, ACE 250
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    You did good!

    What metal detector did you select as your first? Learn that detector. I swung the Ace 250 around for weeks before I saw some tips online that helped me consistently identify coins in the ground.

    Knowing your detector is important. Location is important. Digging is important. Between understanding what the detector is telling you, hunting where there is history and digging a million holes, you willl find the good stuff ��

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2020
    Utah
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    107 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    ty Squirrel322!
    I have a Garrett 300...I figured it’s minimum frills so not too complicated to learn eventually and waterproof as I will need to be looking in the stream and most of all...not the most expensive or cheapest...just in case it ends up with my other ‘hobby’ tools I got bored with!!!!
    So cross your fingers that I find something really neat like all of you guys!!!

  6. #6
    Charter Member
    us
    Reg

    May 2020
    San Jose, CA
    Tarsacci MDT 8000, Nokta Makro Simplex, Minelab E-Trac
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    Metal Detecting
    We always post about the good stuff we find. What you don’t hear about is the hours spent digging trash. Keep going though. When you hit that first silver or ring, that’s all the motivation you’ll need! Happy hunting!
    "The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future." Oscar Wilde

  7. #7
    us
    Jul 2020
    Utah
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    ty CalReg!

  8. #8
    us
    Oct 2010
    The Garden State
    Minelab Explorer SE Pro & CTX-3030
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    My first find was a crushed aluminum can. It's a rite of passage!

  9. #9
    us
    Jul 2020
    Utah
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    ty Erik in NJ (is that like the commercial...NJ, get a rope LOL...joke, sorry)
    That’s good to know!!!

  10. #10
    us
    steve andermatt

    Apr 2013
    California
    AT GOLD/Garrett /Garrett pro pointer/ 5x8 double d coil and sniper coil/Lesche digger
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    The patina on your can is awesome though LOL Hit up some playgrounds with wood chips to find some modern coins, you don't have to really dig there and you can really familiarize yourself with your machine and sometimes the jewelry shows up.Most of the gold rings I have found have been in playgrounds and around places where sports are played but you will also find pull tabs and other trash.It is all part of our wonderful addiction.I found enough clad coins and jewelry in my first year that I matched what I bought my AT Gold for.
    back of the boat

  11. #11
    us
    Jul 2020
    Utah
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    ty Back-of-the-boat.
    I’m off-grid but taking it into town with me is a great idea!!!!
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    us
    Daylight is buring

    Nov 2007
    USA
    Etrac, Coinstrike, F70, Explorer XS, Sovereign XS, Spectrum, IDX PRO.
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    Congradulations with the can it wont be the last one. Best advice I can suggest is have fun, the finds will come. Years ago my daughter was small digging under the bench with a stick pops out a beautifull 14k ring with a stone. Playing at a different park digging near the Hudson River she finds a Barber Dime from 1900 no detector! Its all about having fun digging in the dirt. Good luck.

  13. #13

    Aug 2016
    MI
    E-TRAC
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    VF, you will find some keepers soon, just be patient! You will be surprised how much trash is in the ground so remove it and you will be rewarded.

    I just wanted to make sure you understood that just the coil is waterproof, the control box isn't.

  14. #14
    Charter Member
    us
    DEPLORABLE

    Jul 2015
    Port Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    E-trac, Excalibur, XP Deus, & CTX 3030.
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    Well,, metal detectors are supposed to find metal. You did good.
    Congratulations
    SOMETIMES I WISH I DIDN'T KNOW NOW ,,, WHAT I DIDN'T KNOW THEN,, Bob Seger

  15. #15
    us
    Mar 2018
    Delaware, The First State
    White's, Technetics, Fisher M, AT Pro
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    If I had a nickel for every nickel signal that turned out to be trash....but I still dig them all because gold usually produces a nickel signal!

 

 
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