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Do you ever weedeat area before you detect
Posted by: pplinker
Date: August 01, 2017 08:49AM
I weedeated a portion this morning. Used up the cool morning time temps, so will go back another day give the dead grass time to dry out.



Greetings and good luck from West Virginia

XP Dius, Minelab 704 with 3khz 9 inch coil, 18 KHZ 5 inch coil, 5 inch coiltek coil, 18 kHz 5 x 9 coil. Original Garrot pinpointer, Garrot pinpointer pro and M16 pinpointer

1831 large cent, 1838 seated silver dime, 1901 barber dime, 1864 two-cent piece,1886,1900 and 1904 Indian head pennies, 3 silver Washington quarters, 3 Roosevelt dimes. 30 or 40 wheats, 10K black hills gold ring, 1974 10K gold class ring, 1870 Artillery button, 1940 and 1944 Mercury dime, ?? three cent piece

I am a 61 year old wife and mother with two daughters and three granddaughters. I'm thankful for all God's blessings.

Re: Do you ever weedeat area before you detect
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: August 01, 2017 09:03AM
But of course----use lawn mower too.

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Re: Do you ever weedeat area before you detect
Posted by: still looking 52
Date: August 01, 2017 09:29AM
We've gone as far as clearing a wooded areas when the silver is around. We didn't take any trees down but we did remove a lot of brush and spend a lot of the day working before we hunted.
That kind of stuff is fun when your thinking you might be getting close to some good targets.

Re: Do you ever weedeat area before you detect
Posted by: MI-AuAg
Date: August 01, 2017 04:20PM
I have, once. It was more of a reconnaissance thing than clearing an entire search area.

A friend and I had gotten permission to detect a possible homestead site, in a large field. It was mostly tall grass and weeds, with a few spots with less vegitation. We only had a general idea of the location of the buildings from our research. Nothing significant remained above ground.

We used grass whips to clear small areas to detect for nails or other telltale signs of a buildings former location. After about 8 or 9 test patches, we were successful. We hit some square nails and other debris including some pottery shards.

We waited until the following early Spring to detect the site in earnest, when the grass/weeds had been matted down during winter, and prior to any serious new growth. (it was early Fall when we did our initial reconnoiter)

Since that time, I normally wait until early Spring to search similar sites. It takes a little patience, BUT, it sure is easier!

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Re: Do you ever weedeat area before you detect
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: August 01, 2017 06:30PM
Yes.....and I have also covered an area with a piece of plywood and using a small coil, detected my grass flattened tracks as I walked backwards.

Re: Do you ever weedeat area before you detect
Posted by: pplinker
Date: August 02, 2017 01:49PM
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John-Edmonton
Yes.....and I have also covered an area with a piece of plywood and using a small coil, detected my grass flattened tracks as I walked backwards.

That's a good idea!

MI-Au-Ag, you have a lot of patience to be able to wait till spring. Would definitely be easier and better temperatures.

Still Looking, I hope you were rewarded for your hard work with some good finds!



Greetings and good luck from West Virginia

XP Dius, Minelab 704 with 3khz 9 inch coil, 18 KHZ 5 inch coil, 5 inch coiltek coil, 18 kHz 5 x 9 coil. Original Garrot pinpointer, Garrot pinpointer pro and M16 pinpointer

1831 large cent, 1838 seated silver dime, 1901 barber dime, 1864 two-cent piece,1886,1900 and 1904 Indian head pennies, 3 silver Washington quarters, 3 Roosevelt dimes. 30 or 40 wheats, 10K black hills gold ring, 1974 10K gold class ring, 1870 Artillery button, 1940 and 1944 Mercury dime, ?? three cent piece

I am a 61 year old wife and mother with two daughters and three granddaughters. I'm thankful for all God's blessings.

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Not quite - I mowed the yard
Posted by: ArizFlash
Date: August 02, 2017 05:42PM
I lived in an old neighborhood in Phoenix. There was an elderly widow who lived next door. I asked here if I could detect her yard and she said, No. A few weeks later she told me her lawn mower was broken. I offered to mow it for her if she would let me detect. She said yes and I mowed the yard and was able to detect. Found a couple silver dimes and a silver quarter along with some clad. The next week she got a new mower so I didn't get to go back.



Retired in Omak, WA. Detecting since 1980.
Current Detectors - White's V3i, MXT Pro, XLT E-Series, IDX (modified).Teknetics Eurotek Pro, Whites TRX Pinpointer, Sunray DX-1 probe & Pistol Probe

Re: Not quite - I mowed the yard
Posted by: pplinker
Date: August 02, 2017 06:58PM
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ArizFlash
I lived in an old neighborhood in Phoenix. There was an elderly widow who lived next door. I asked here if I could detect her yard and she said, No. A few weeks later she told me her lawn mower was broken. I offered to mow it for her if she would let me detect. She said yes and I mowed the yard and was able to detect. Found a couple silver dimes and a silver quarter along with some clad. The next week she got a new mower so I didn't get to go back.

Awww that was nice for both of you.



Greetings and good luck from West Virginia

XP Dius, Minelab 704 with 3khz 9 inch coil, 18 KHZ 5 inch coil, 5 inch coiltek coil, 18 kHz 5 x 9 coil. Original Garrot pinpointer, Garrot pinpointer pro and M16 pinpointer

1831 large cent, 1838 seated silver dime, 1901 barber dime, 1864 two-cent piece,1886,1900 and 1904 Indian head pennies, 3 silver Washington quarters, 3 Roosevelt dimes. 30 or 40 wheats, 10K black hills gold ring, 1974 10K gold class ring, 1870 Artillery button, 1940 and 1944 Mercury dime, ?? three cent piece

I am a 61 year old wife and mother with two daughters and three granddaughters. I'm thankful for all God's blessings.

Re: Do you ever weedeat area before you detect
Posted by: Hoser John
Date: August 03, 2017 08:41AM
A few times in tough fantastic old yards in Garden Grove. Paid off BIGTIME!!!!John

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Re: Do you ever weedeat area before you detect
Posted by: Mudwhale
Date: August 04, 2017 05:39PM
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John-Edmonton
Yes.....and I have also covered an area with a piece of plywood and using a small coil, detected my grass flattened tracks as I walked backwards.

So you are the crop circle creator....:lol:



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

Re: Do you ever weedeat area before you detect
Posted by: Electricfrontporch
Date: August 09, 2017 08:29PM
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Mudwhale
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John-Edmonton
Yes.....and I have also covered an area with a piece of plywood and using a small coil, detected my grass flattened tracks as I walked backwards.

So you are the crop circle creator....:lol:

Maybe crop circles are from super sneaky detectorists??

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Re: Do you ever weedeat area before you detect
Posted by: Mega
Date: August 09, 2017 09:29PM
Some years back i had access to a pasture site that had some roman coins in a very tight radius,this usually indicates a 'possibly' hoard site,but usually scattered hoards are produced as a result of ploughs hitting the top of a buried container/pot but as this was pasture for 100s of years no plough had been near the field,had used a 'petrol strimmer' on some of the thick gorse and clear some of the area for further detecting but alas only found a few more stray roman coins.

One can never leave a site un-detected just because of some problems of ground coverage,in my case it revealed not what i had hoped for but also saying that it could have been the 'Holy Grail' of finds :smile:



Deus and Nexus MP main everyday detectors

Displays on a Detector are really the equivalent of relying on sub-titles,give me a Analogue machine anyday.

Site specific use machines.
TDI Pro 20'' Mono
Nexus SE dual 9'' coil
Fisher TW-5 twin box
Crossbow PI Coiltek 14x9 Mono
Mirage PI 5'' Mono
DFX 18'' Detech
T2 SEF15x12
IDX Pro 15'' Concentric
Arado120b
B1 and B3
Trident11 Extreme NEL Snake


Mainly hunt deep ploughed and pasture sites,trashy roman/saxon and celtic permissions.

Re: Do you ever weedeat area before you detect
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: August 10, 2017 01:10AM
Howdy pplinker--

Yup, I sure have weed whacked sites before detecting. Here in west Texas we have "Oil-camps". They are modern day ghost towns built by oil companies to house their employees in the 1940's through the 1960's. I found one such camp that had about 60 foundations, sidewalks and clothes lines in the back yards. This particular camp was in operation up to about 1966. When I first started hunting that camp in the mid 1980's the weeds were waist high. That inspired me - who else would be crazy enough to chase the rattle snakes away and cut those weeds to detect? You guessed it - me! I was working 6 days a week (sometimes 7) back then so I had 1 day a week to detect. I would usually only hunt one yard a day because of the 100+ temperatures. I just used yo yo, like a sickle, to cut the weeds and I had to rest and hydrate before detecting. That camp was my honey hole for a good 5 years before I was satisfied that I had it pretty much cleaned out. It was worth the effort. I pulled out a LOT of silver, wheat's, jewelry, old toys, WW2 military items, tokens etc. Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

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