Thinking outside the box and honey holes - how I found two of them.

Ocean7

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Back in 2004, I noticed someone posting incredible finds on the forum and that they were in my county. I managed to get
out MD'ing with this person a couple times but I knew it was not to his honey holes. He was the friendly type and willing
to share a lot of things. Then I found out he was moving out of state and out of range for any of the places he was hunting.
I e-mailed him and offered to pay him to show me where he was finding all these great finds. He didn't want to take any
money but I insisted. So we met for lunch one Sat. and I paid for lunch. Then I gave him money promised. He took me to
two different sites which weren't really too far from each other but had no relation to each other. We had permission to
hunt both of these sites. We couldn't hunt long on our first visits but he showed me exactly where he found best items
and put me on the location. And it was quite a large location - if you were coming in cold.

Anyway, it turned out to be two honey holes that yielded many exciting colonial coins, spanish reales, and silver from
1800's. IH's, buckles, musket balls, buttons, etc. It was really quite amazing the depths I was pulling things with
my Minelab Explorer II, which I had come into peak mastery of that MD at the same time. I returned many times until
the finds were quite sparce, and then finally we moved to another county. I considered myself quite lucky and blessed.
And thanks John for passing me this baton - one hell of a ride!
 

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Ocean7

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Apr 15, 2004
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🏆 Honorable Mentions:
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Detector(s) used
Minelab Equinox 800
Minelab Explorer II
Garrett MASTER HUNTER 7
Garrett ADS DEEPSEEKER
Compass X100
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
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What a great bunch of finds. Totally worth the dinner and the finders fee!
yes, best money I invested in MD'ing other than my machines and worth every penny! Thank you!
 

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