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Hot-Hot-Hot
Posted by: Sven
Date: July 23, 2017 04:37PM
Dragged my butt out of bed at 7am, hit the road by 8. The weather report called for rain to start by 7 and stop by 8, wrong, stayed overcast. And start again by 1 in the afternoon, wrong.
Had the Impact with me and decided to try out the small coil, DI3 mode at 20khz.
Drove to one school yard, played around there for about 45 minutes, the ground was dry and hard to dig more than 2", if that. With all the rain we had, the ground should have been moist.
Packed up and scoped out another schoolyard, same ground conditions as before. Have to say, the hard ground is a wrist killer. Looked at my map, there was another schoolyard about 20 minutes away, that may have some good soil and make for some easy digging. That would be my next stop.

By now the sun came out, almost no wind and the temp was climbing, this schoolyard eventually became a oven. Ground conditions were still dry but, dig-able to about 6", had to try my luck.
Started off slow, a penny here and a penny there, another penny over there. Oh wow, a nickel over yonder. After about an hour found my first Loonie ($1), 5 minutes later a Toonie ($2). Almost quit detecting due to the heat and sweat, those two coins kept me motivated. More pennies, a quarter, a few more nickel, then jackpot--a coin spill. One hole two Loonies and one Toonie. Alrighty then, think I am on a roll. Took an another hour before I hit my Loonie for the day..
My water was in the car, so before I succumbed to dehydration, it was time to mosey slowly back there, detecting as I go. Just a few more pennies, a set of keys, a metal knob.

Roughly hauled in about $9.00, no gold, no silver. Plenty of pulltabs, some bottle caps, canslaw, wire, lead slug.

So the smaller coil worked really well, I liked it and it goes plenty deep, pinpoints and separated multiple targets easily.

When I got home, took off my 1995 era Shimano baseball fishing cap, my finger stuck to a couple of the letters imprinted on the hat and the inside head band became slimy. Don't know if it was either of bug spray and sunscreen or a combination of both. It does burn if you get a tiny bit in your eye. Well, guess this hat led a good life, out digging, fishing, detecting.....it finally found a resting place in the trash can.



Quest Pro & Q40, Nokta Impact
Self built Mirage Pi's --- they work great in trashy areas!!

Re: Hot-Hot-Hot
Posted by: Sonnyd
Date: July 23, 2017 08:13PM
I went for about 10 minutes today and called it quits.. I just can't do it....Guess I'll just have to dream about going for a while....

Re: Hot-Hot-Hot
Posted by: dbado1
Date: July 23, 2017 08:50PM
Funny, I went yesterday with a slight chance of rain in the forecast. At 1.5 hours in to it the sky opened up and poured buckets. It was cold rain too. By the time I hiked back to the truck I was wet to my skivvies and COLD! Oh, and I live in Arizona! Cold, Cold, Cold!

Dean



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Re: Hot-Hot-Hot
Posted by: D&P-OR
Date: July 23, 2017 09:59PM
The weather man just can't please you guys!:biggrin:------Yeah, it's been hot up here in OR to.------The wife & I went on a hunt yesterday.-----It wasn't all that long till I was back at the truck with the a.c. going.----My wife was still out hunting--I guess she's tougher than I am.:wink:------Don't get yourself dehydrated--heat stroke's no fun.---------Del

Re: Hot-Hot-Hot
Posted by: dbado1
Date: July 24, 2017 02:59PM
I guess you guys will have to come to Arizona and cool off a bit!

Dean

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Re: Hot-Hot-Hot
Posted by: Mudwhale
Date: July 24, 2017 07:25PM
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dbado1
I guess you guys will have to come to Arizona and cool off a bit!

Dean

LOL! :stretcher:



Nokta IMPACT,Garret GTAX-550, Garret Pro Pointer, Garret digger, Predator Tools Piranha shovel and 100% DEET!!

Re: Hot-Hot-Hot
Posted by: Sonnyd
Date: July 25, 2017 02:32PM
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dbado1
Funny, I went yesterday with a slight chance of rain in the forecast. At 1.5 hours in to it the sky opened up and poured buckets. It was cold rain too. By the time I hiked back to the truck I was wet to my skivvies and COLD! Oh, and I live in Arizona! Cold, Cold, Cold!

Dean

Ha Ha Dean..... We had a little storm/micro burst/tornado here Friday night, but it cooled things off. it was pretty nice on Sunday, high of about 80 from the high of about 105 Saturday. Unfortunately, we spent most of the day Sunday clearing limbs, and debris. At least we were luckier then the 60,000 that lost power. Hot again here today 97 at the time. Did hunt after dark last night when it was only about 85....

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Re: Hot-Hot-Hot
Posted by: Mudwhale
Date: July 25, 2017 05:03PM
Kidding aside, Weather here in New England this weekend will be perfect! Low 80's to high 70's with low humidity. Had to where a sweatshirt today....



Nokta IMPACT,Garret GTAX-550, Garret Pro Pointer, Garret digger, Predator Tools Piranha shovel and 100% DEET!!

Re: Hot-Hot-Hot
Posted by: D&P-OR
Date: July 25, 2017 05:27PM
Where or wear??----Where the sweatshirt----or----wear the sweatshirt????:lmfao:
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Mudwhale
Kidding aside, Weather here in New England this weekend will be perfect! Low 80's to high 70's with low humidity. Had to where a sweatshirt today....


Re: Hot-Hot-Hot
Posted by: dbado1
Date: July 25, 2017 10:02PM
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Sonnyd
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dbado1
Funny, I went yesterday with a slight chance of rain in the forecast. At 1.5 hours in to it the sky opened up and poured buckets. It was cold rain too. By the time I hiked back to the truck I was wet to my skivvies and COLD! Oh, and I live in Arizona! Cold, Cold, Cold!

Dean

Ha Ha Dean..... We had a little storm/micro burst/tornado here Friday night, but it cooled things off. it was pretty nice on Sunday, high of about 80 from the high of about 105 Saturday. Unfortunately, we spent most of the day Sunday clearing limbs, and debris. At least we were luckier then the 60,000 that lost power. Hot again here today 97 at the time. Did hunt after dark last night when it was only about 85....

Sonnyd,
I'm up in Prescott. It's been really nice lately. Now I just need some time off to swing a coil. We usually do night hunts down in the desert ...nugget shooting.
How did your hunt go?

Dean

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Re: Hot-Hot-Hot
Posted by: Mudwhale
Date: July 26, 2017 06:19PM
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D&P-OR
Where or wear??----Where the sweatshirt----or----wear the sweatshirt????:lmfao:
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Mudwhale
Kidding aside, Weather here in New England this weekend will be perfect! Low 80's to high 70's with low humidity. Had to where a sweatshirt today....
Wear!!! It was perfect in northern CT..



Nokta IMPACT,Garret GTAX-550, Garret Pro Pointer, Garret digger, Predator Tools Piranha shovel and 100% DEET!!

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Re: Hot-Hot-Hot
Posted by: Mudwhale
Date: July 26, 2017 06:22PM
This weekend is going to be stellar weather here in CT.....Not that I'll find anything, but, nice detecting weather....



Nokta IMPACT,Garret GTAX-550, Garret Pro Pointer, Garret digger, Predator Tools Piranha shovel and 100% DEET!!

Re: Hot-Hot-Hot
Posted by: dbado1
Date: July 26, 2017 09:19PM
Mudwhale,
I'd give my eye teeth to be in CT with all of the history you have there. You must have some great spots around you to swing a coil over! Not much in the way of real old here in AZ.... but we do have gold.
I'm sure you will find some thing awesome!! Just be sure to post pics:thumbup:.

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