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Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: centre county, Penns Valley 4D
Willy don't give up on that spot. I been there. I hit a few places where i was told by other detectors and neighbors its been hunted hard. A few times was told some guy or guys hit that area with E-Tracs. Yup i turn around and left. Later thru the year no place to go. I go hit them areas just to get out and enjoy myself what i was told was hit hard. Well all them sites i found some good stuff, rings, silver coins, clad, war buttons. Do these folks tell you this to keep you out? Want it for the selves or for there buddy who does detected? Thats what comes to my mind when i go to them spots and pull out silver coins, rings, fist full of clad.
Another thing comes to my mind is, when i am asked you finding anything? I could have a pocket full of clad or a few silver coins, rings. I always say nothing valuable. I never told anyone what i find. It draws attention. When i do find something good? I don't act like them clowns you see on tv. Jumping around, swinging on a tree branch, run over to his buddy and yell look what i found.
Anyone comes to me say its hunted out or its been hit hard? I continue what i do best, thats swinging the detector. (use too) I don't believe any area could be hunted out, unless a bull dozer comes there and dig up the soil and haul the dirt away.
I been to the same area's that i know i swung my coil over. Example around base of a tree an had a solid signal and pulled out a good signal. Then same token i hit an area and my brother comes over with his Tescoro and pulls out a good signal. When i say a good signal, it could be a dime, quarter, ring, silver. I done the same to him as well. Oh man i will never forget that evening when i know i scan that small area good and slow. I heard nothing thru my headset. Brother comes over scans the area and said to me. How did you miss this? I walk over swung over the spot he said too. WHAT!!!!! It happens. He found it, i missed it IDK how? He pulls out a walker only 3" deep.
I learned alot when i started back in 2013? 2014 i was on a roll. Got to know my detector very well Garrett AT PRO. I know the good sound signals what to dig and what not to dig. I could tell you a pull tab, bottle cap, quarter, penny, dime. OK that said? All dirt in different areas are not the same mineralized ground. Ground balancing before i start tells me if its good soil to go ahead and dig the good signals. If it high minerialized? well got my work cut out. I dug up dimes, quarters etc. and was only maybe 2-3" down in the dirt. them signals was kinda iffy, got that tone mixed in with a mixture junk tone. Thats why you hear "dig everything"
I would not stay away from them areas you were told hunted out. Grab your detector get out there and swing it around. You never know what could be in that plug.