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On keeping records
Posted by: steve in so az
Date: January 03, 2017 03:29PM
I got to thinking. (I know, don't hurt yourself) If anyone believes they will become a better detectorist over the years then records are for you. As we go along & become better we can go back to previous hot spots and get more finds. I have been detecting so long I have done this repeated pattern a number of times. And sometimes at the same spot as before.

One particular yard I had "cleaned out" and a couple years later I decided to hit it again. I dug a Walking Liberty half right dead center of the yard. Such a large target , how did I miss it ?

So maybe make a new years resolution to keep records and then go back after you have learned your machine more.

Steve in so la

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Re: On keeping records
Posted by: SeabeeRon
Date: January 03, 2017 03:31PM
Happy New Year Steve! Keeping records is a key part of the hobby!!



SeabeeRon on the beach in:
Santa Cruz, CA.
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Re: On keeping records
Posted by: SeniorSeeker
Date: January 03, 2017 03:46PM
Happy New Year Steve! Must admit I use to keep records but haven't for the last year or so. Don't know why I quit? Maybe because my finds were getting slim or maybe because the opportunity to detect wasn't always there for a variety of reason; health, etc. The only record I have now is my memory and that's not all that good anymore :rofl:

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Good to see ya Ron n/t
Posted by: steve in so az
Date: January 03, 2017 04:15PM
Re: On keeping records
Posted by: Missouri--Ma Betty
Date: January 03, 2017 08:25PM
I kept records on paper and in my mind when I detected and often went back to the same areas where I had found something good or many items or not much at all, as they were handy and close to home! One thing that has always been mysterious like you finding the Walking Half in the middle of the yard you had detected before! My friend Ginny was back in a park again and I believe it was Forest Park or one of the other big and popular parks that have detected over and over by many detectorists! Well, around the water fountain she got a beep and dug and found a silver dollar...now we know that this same area had been detected before, but no one found that Silver Dollar...and why didn't they we couldn't explain it! Maybe it was just for her! God Bless and keep detecting as long as you can for age and many other things catch up with us and prevent ppl from still doing what they once did as hobbies or whatever....time catches up with us all at sometime in our lives! Amen! :angel: Ma

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Every year -
Posted by: steve in so az
Date: January 03, 2017 08:37PM
I feel my age more. Aches & pains but still I'll detect. And a Happy New Year to you Betty, Steve

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I thought you was going to say…...
Posted by: Mike from MI "Iron Brigade"
Date: January 03, 2017 10:00PM
I've been detecting so long, I started with a stick tied to a wagon wheel! :lmfao:
Last year I shared with the club, if you get them little calendar books from your insurance agent or??? You can write all the info on each date you go detecting. Good post Steve.

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Re: I thought you was going to say…...
Posted by: steve in so az
Date: January 03, 2017 10:53PM
:) Good one - I used index cards in a box as computers were young then. Still have them all. Steve

Re: Every year -
Posted by: Missouri--Ma Betty
Date: January 04, 2017 07:56PM
Thank you Steve and just stay healthy and less illnesses you will have in your elderly years! You are only as old as you feel and I think you feel young and won't give up :detecting: until you can't go any longer! Happy New Year to you and Nancy also! :angel: Ma

Re: I thought you was going to say…...
Posted by: Missouri--Ma Betty
Date: January 04, 2017 08:06PM
LOL Mike! You reminded me of my brother who would nail a stick to a bent Prince Albert tobacco can and had a rim off a small wheel and would push the rim and roll it up and down our gravel road for fun as we didn't have many toys but made our own! We did have the whole outdoors with trees and a sand pile near the creek to play in and the creek for wading and swimming and catching crawdads; also looked for various rocks of different shapes, sizes and colors! Young Rock Hounds? Guess I always was a collector by copying mom as she loved collecting things and she and dad never threw anything away as they lived through the depression and didn't have much but what they did have they kept in case it was needed! Now those were the good ole days! lol! :angel: Ma

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Re: On keeping records
Posted by: C.J.M.
Date: January 05, 2017 01:23PM
Yep that brings back memories of my first great detector ------A BROOM STICK AND A MAGNET AT THE END.:clapping::rofl:

Re: Did you find any meteorites with it? :lol: MaN/T
Posted by: Missouri--Ma Betty
Date: January 05, 2017 08:23PM

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Know what you mean. We never gettem all. :detecting:N/T
Posted by: Mike Chgo area
Date: January 06, 2017 12:38AM

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