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Slim pickens
Posted by: JC99328
Date: February 27, 2016 12:36PM
Got out for a while yesterday No pic's as I'm sure you've all seen junk before. I found $1.35 in junk money, nothing older than '74. One boy scout knife, pretty toasted, a dog tag from 200 miles away and a steel fence post. Along with the usual Al junk and bottle caps.

What I did learn, and I'm getting to know this machine a lot better, is to mostly ignore exact VDI numbers and listen. I'm to a point where I'm pretty sure what's down there by the sound. There are a few numbers and tones combined which are pretty positive indicators. Certain coins only however, others are bouncy numbers with a certain type of tone.

Rain again................ and that's why I'm here.:surrender:

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Re: Slim pickens
Posted by: Nancy-IL
Date: February 28, 2016 07:02AM
Glad to see someone is getting out. The more you use your machine, the more you're going to love it and you're getting to know it. We might do some detecting today if the wind doesn't carry us away. HH, Nancy



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Re: Slim pickens
Posted by: JC99328
Date: February 28, 2016 02:05PM
Rain here again most of yesterday and it looks like today too. Might be able to get out Mon or Wens depending if the forecast is right. Even then, it will be very wet. Need a new grassy spot where the water doesn't pond up. Wind would help here !!

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Re: Slim pickens
Posted by: Nancy-IL
Date: February 29, 2016 06:17AM
We got out for a short hunt, didn't find much but it was sure nice being able to detect. Soon we'll all be able to get out without the wind, cold, rain and snow! HH, Nancy



Nancy - Central Illinois
Am I getting rich? No, just having fun!

MXT
MXT PRO
with an arsenal of coils.

*Peoria Area Treasure Hunters: Member since 2000.
President 2013, 2014
Secretary 2010, 2011, 2012.
Vice President 9 years.


The General: 02/04/2008 - 03/05/2016. R.I.P. Big Boy and we'll see you at Rainbow Bridge

Re: Slim pickens
Posted by: JC99328
Date: March 01, 2016 06:15PM
Hit an old scout camp yesterday. Rather disappointing. Tons and I mean tons of bottle caps. Not a lot of pull tabs, just bottle caps. Add in a bunch of small pieces of melted aluminum and it was enough to drive you crazy. I was not expecting anywhere near that kind of trash. In 3 hours only pulled one quarter and 6 pennies, none old either. Around the cabin there were the usual nails from years of construction and repair. The camp is/was used by many groups as well and the grounds are used for hunting camps also.

I didn't run a small coil but if I ever go back I will. I didn't feel the 10" DD was too bad and I could split the close targets pretty well. I'm not sure how much better the 5.3 would be in there.

Re: Slim pickens
Posted by: dirt doctor
Date: March 01, 2016 11:37PM
I think you will be glad you brought the 5.3 on your next trip . It's good to see you are getting out and hunting . Good luck .

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Re: Slim pickens
Posted by: Nancy-IL
Date: March 02, 2016 06:52AM
I agree with dirt doctor, glad you're getting out and doing some detecting. With all those bottle caps, there's got to be other objects there too. Getting the trash out of the way is a great way to start off. I think you'll be surprised at the difference of coils with what you said about all the trash. Thanks for keeping us posted and HH, Nancy



Nancy - Central Illinois
Am I getting rich? No, just having fun!

MXT
MXT PRO
with an arsenal of coils.

*Peoria Area Treasure Hunters: Member since 2000.
President 2013, 2014
Secretary 2010, 2011, 2012.
Vice President 9 years.


The General: 02/04/2008 - 03/05/2016. R.I.P. Big Boy and we'll see you at Rainbow Bridge

it could have gotten a lot more interesting
Posted by: JC99328
Date: March 02, 2016 09:04PM
Went digging today at the state park. Park employee stopped to check to see if we were legal (yes, we had a permit). He then pointed to a spot 50' away. :surprised:

Looking back at us was a cow moose............ First thought was that I didn't want to deal with a p**sed moose. That thing can just stomp you right into the dirt. But, she was hurt. That made me even more nervous, an injured p**sed moose!! She was hit by a car 10 days back and injured a rear leg and she was moving slow if at all. She made it 10 days, has food, has water, so it looks like she'll be OK.

Oh yeah, the dig. Just the usual clad. But, the buddy hit a stack of 7 quarters !! All in a neat stack about 3" down. That was a first !!

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Re: it could have gotten a lot more interesting
Posted by: Nancy-IL
Date: March 03, 2016 06:29AM
OH MY!!!! I've hears that moose are one of the top animals that kill humans in the U.S.. Thank goodness he stopped by and made you aware of the moose. That could have been nasty.

That's pretty cool that your friend found a stack of quarters. It's always awesome when you find a cache of coins. :thumbup:

HH, and be careful out there!



Nancy - Central Illinois
Am I getting rich? No, just having fun!

MXT
MXT PRO
with an arsenal of coils.

*Peoria Area Treasure Hunters: Member since 2000.
President 2013, 2014
Secretary 2010, 2011, 2012.
Vice President 9 years.


The General: 02/04/2008 - 03/05/2016. R.I.P. Big Boy and we'll see you at Rainbow Bridge

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