What trash do you find the most other than, tabs, caps, foil, screws, nails?

AusTexDude

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For me it's cable connectors. Every place I detect that has a cable connection nearby I can find connectors dating all the way back to the 80s. These cable guys just chuck those things everywhere and have been for 30 years and they ring up as a hard solid signal of silver.

Some places I detect I find blobs of what looks to be once molten aluminum. Is that from welding? I usually find that stuff near the lake.
 
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The molten aluminum is from beer cans tossed into camp fires, We all refer to them as fire nuggets. My trash I find a lot of is gum foil or candy bar foil I hunt parks and playgrounds a lot.
 

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The metal end of pencils with the eraser.
 

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Car and house keys, although some don't consider them as trash.
 

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Shotgun shells.
dts
 

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Shotgun shell ends
Mason Jar Lids
Those triangle sickle mower pieces used to be a big problem when i ran the AT pro, but my equinox seems to ignore them

I'm mostly on old home/farm sites in the woods 8-)
 
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Fishhooks and weights.
 
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At the beach, lead fishing weights, melted aluminum...at parks, believe it or not, vape pens...
 

RobNC

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fair share of pencil tops. Also see a bit of wire from time to time. Little metallic beads from clothes and rivets from jeans. can slaw..
 

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The metal end of pencils with the eraser.

THIS! I had a collection going at one point. But keep digging them, because one out of every 300 or so is going to be a gold ring. :occasion14:
 
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The metal end of pencils with the eraser.

That is so weird... I don't think I have ever even found one of those. Do you detect schoolyards a lot?
 
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At the beach, lead fishing weights, melted aluminum...at parks, believe it or not, vape pens...

Yea I'd have to say weights but I don't count those as trash since my first hobby is fishing. Some sinkers go into the box, others get melted down and made into new sinkers.
 

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Don’t forget “can slaw”

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On the beach...zipper pulls.
 

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Shotgun shell head stamps, can slaw, several inch length heavy gauge aluminium wire, .22 shell casings also bullets from .22, sometimes both at 9 inch depths. As someone else stated Jean rivets, and at one school with separate gymnasium and larger playgrounds the metal eraser bands for pensels were phenomenal. It had been an old high school but think those kids made a game at recess of snapping them off and flicking them at one another, but find in other areas also.
 

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At playgrounds with wood chips I find the aluminium tags that they put on trees that they cut down and shred.
 

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