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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NORTHERN NEW YORK STATE
Re: Anyone metal detect?
Dont be in too much of a hurry to write off the spots that everybody knows about and have hunted. I've found that those spots are usually passed over by the real pros who figure they're washed out and have nothing left to find. I hunted a little village park near my home a few years ago and scored really big on coins, jewelry, and artifacts.What was really funny was that every month our detecting club would meet in the library across the street and everybody would tell me not to waste my time. Every member thought it was already hunted out by other members.
I hunt using a grid. Whether it's just playing off my own tracks in the morning dew, or actually laying out and following sticks and string, I'm like a pitbull and dont miss a single foot of ground.
A carpenter's apron! They are made of cloth, have pockets, and they give them away at lumberyards.
Headphones let you hear a signal much better and they're much easier on battery power than a speaker.
The big tree behind the farmhouse used to have a swing hung from it. Things fall out of people's pockets when they swing. Also, when they're gardening.
Ever had everything in your pocket come out while you stood at your own front door and dragged out your keys? I'll bet you aint the only person that ever happened to.
You will not find gold doubloons in a schoolyard, but you will learn how to interpret what your machine is trying to tell you when it sees coins, pulltabs, gumwrappers, and even some jewelry.
I havent found a doubloon yet either, but maybe gold coins arent the only thing out there worth finding. I have found an unfired musketball dropped by a colonial soldier on his way to the battle of Oriskany, and from the same bivouac area I took home a brass button that had fallen from a militiaman's uniform.