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View Poll Results: what is the coldest wether you have detected in

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  • below zero

    2 11.76%
  • 0-10 degrees

    0 0%
  • 10-20 degrees

    2 11.76%
  • 20-30 degrees

    7 41.18%
  • 30 degrees and up

    6 35.29%
Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2004
    east northport ny
    Whites Prizm 5 Garrett ace 350
    1,690
    45 times

    cold weather detecting

    I live on long island and were having a bit of a cold spell. I found an old beach near my house that i meant to check out. well mon. the 17th was about 18 degrees not including the wind chill factor. i could not resist. i was out about an hour. found my first buffalo nickel in terrible condition and a 1923 wheat penny. found about a dollar in clad. stopped by to see kenb , who thought i was a little crazy
    and thought of doing this poll. i know there are colder places than l.i. new york

  2. #2

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County
    MINELAB EXPLORER SE PRO ....... Garrett Pro Pointer…… Sovereign XS-2 Pro
    67,798
    32907 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: cold weather detecting

    59 Degrees & I was Freezing

  3. #3
    xXx
    xXx is offline
    us
    Nov 2004
    back in Indiana again
    Multiple land, beach, underwater and specialty units
    580
    53 times

    Re: cold weather detecting

    Went out yesterday and it was only 25-30. I threw the detector back into the truck after 30 minutes and high tailed it outa there. I was freezing. COME ON SPRING.
    xXx

  4. #4
    us
    Random chance seems to have operated in our favor

    Oct 2004
    Oklahoma
    6,889
    43 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: cold weather detecting

    Gave up at 24-26. Couldn't get my fingers unwrapped from det. handle.

  5. #5

    Jan 2005
    144
    12 times

    Re: cold weather detecting

    I voted the coldest option, last week i got an 1868 Indian head. Some of the sites they build at well be gone if I wait till it warms up. Got a pick to use now. If I can get the signal, I can chisel it out. I just hate the thought of missing a key coin. Plus who wants to sit in the house for weeks at a time. Also here is a hint at the sites if there is a hill or dirt mound, the south side well be workable if the sun is out. The black dirt thaws fast. use those windows of opportunity.

  6. #6
    us
    Dec 2004
    east northport ny
    Whites Prizm 5 Garrett ace 350
    1,690
    45 times

    Re: cold weather detecting

    thnaks for the tip. i was riding by a constuction site yesterday and thought of getting out of the car except it was snowing pretty hard here

  7. #7
    us
    Jan 2005
    Idaho
    DFX
    25
    1 times

    Re: cold weather detecting

    During the summer and spring the brush, weeds, etc. are so bad at the old sites around here that late fall and winter are the best times to go

  8. #8
    us
    Jan 2005
    Clifton Park NY
    Whites VX3, XLT, Spectrum XLT, 6000di and 1DB
    133
    1 times

    Re: cold weather detecting

    Does windchill count?? I went out once in Dec. of 2003.? Was a nice sunny day of about 25 degrees, but wind gusts it had to be below 0.? Even my son kept telling me he was ready to go.

    Anthony

  9. #9
    us
    Dec 2004
    Long Island New York
    White's XLT
    1,894
    24 times

    Re: cold weather detecting

    Wind chill has to count!! thats half of what gets you

  10. #10
    us
    Dec 2004
    east northport ny
    Whites Prizm 5 Garrett ace 350
    1,690
    45 times

    Re: cold weather detecting

    if it makes you colder it counts

  11. #11

    Jan 2005
    144
    12 times

    Re: cold weather detecting

    The greater the degree of difficulty, the higher the reward.

  12. #12
    bk
    bk is offline
    us
    Seeker of Fortune

    Jan 2005
    SE Minnesota
    Minelab Explorer SE pro, Minelab Explorer XS, Garrett Freedom II (3), Garrett pro-pointer.
    1,421
    61 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: cold weather detecting

    Back in my younger days, my brother-in-law and I went to a country school. It was a dry cold winter that year. No snow on the ground but the air temp. was -10o F.
    Used a hatchet and a hammer to cut a plug on a good signal and chopped a Barber half into two peices.

  13. #13
    us
    Dec 2004
    east northport ny
    Whites Prizm 5 Garrett ace 350
    1,690
    45 times

    Re: cold weather detecting

    hey bk
    nice find better story

  14. #14
    us
    Dave the - 219erman -

    Apr 2005
    CHICAGO
    E-Trac w/Pro Coil,and 6x8" S.E.F,The Relic & Gold hunters DREAM...a Troy X-3 w/3 coils
    1,062
    5 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: cold weather detecting

    .I work construction ,outside year-round..I have hunted,and even ice fished-if I think it will produce......But Detecting...........
    ...........I Have tried it when it was in the 20's,but my detector didn't seem to be performing well,,,and the ground was frozen....
    ..................Just too hard to recover....and knowing I like to dig most every potential target....I gave up cold weather detecting........Just too much work for too little results......I'm not lazy....maybe I'm just a WUSS

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