Newbie from toledo, oh

ryanr623

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Hello all. I just got into metal detecting a couple weeks ago. I started with a garrett ace 250, but became frustrated with the slow response and poor pinpointing. I was ready to throw it away. Everyone else seems to like it so maybe its just because im a newb :dontknow:

Anyhow, i sold it and after thorough research (lost money on the ace, not gonna do it again), i found that the fisher F2 seemed to shine where the ace didn't. It is very fast at locating, and responsiveness and awesome at pinpointing. So now I'm having fun, and am all but addicted. I figure when i find more than just clad and trash, and find a good place to go, I'll be fully addicted :laughing7:

So, anyone else here from toledo? Im starting to research places to go rather then playgrounds and swingsets etc. My aunt has an old house with chicken coop, built in the 1890's, thats she said i could detect. So i'll be out there soon for sure!

Any other tips/tricks for a newb? I know research is BIG in this hobby, so how do you guys find where to go?
 

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What I do is just try to find places that are old, if I start pulling wheat pennies then I know that silver is possible.
 
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ryanr623

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Farscape said:
What I do is just try to find places that are old, if I start pulling wheat pennies then I know that silver is possible.

How do you find the places i guess is what im asking, just places you drive by? I have heard of old 1800's plat maps, but they are hard to read for me.
 

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I do a lot of research. One of the best things that helps me is to google the history of some towns. I particularly look for schools, parks, fairgrounds, campgrounds, swimming holes, ect. I also am only looking for places older than 1940's. A lot of schools have built new schools on the same site as the original 1800's or early 1900's schools. Read some of the stories of happenings in the past. For example if you see a story about a family attending a fair or a picnic in the park in the 1920's then you will want to find those places if you can. The internet is your best friend for research.
 

Coinstriking Michigan

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I basically stick to parks and yards...I've never researched old areas..I should though.
 

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For old stuff research is the key.

Old maps of Ohio: http://historical.mytopo.com/
http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Ohio/

The old cellar holes I hunt are located on public land that is used for hunting. This land is mostly in flood plains behind dams. The dams were built in the 1930's and the homes were vacated at the time. If you have dams in your area then there is probably lots of public land behind them. Look on old maps for homes that may be back there. On maps the homes are shown as a black square.

-Swrtzie
 

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search the floor of that chicken coop real good kid and let me know how you did....
 

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treasurehound said:
I do a lot of research. One of the best things that helps me is to google the history of some towns. I particularly look for schools, parks, fairgrounds, campgrounds, swimming holes, ect. I also am only looking for places older than 1940's. A lot of schools have built new schools on the same site as the original 1800's or early 1900's schools. Read some of the stories of happenings in the past. For example if you see a story about a family attending a fair or a picnic in the park in the 1920's then you will want to find those places if you can. The internet is your best friend for research.
Follow Randy's advise. He is a great researcher
 

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