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Sorry I'm late, just fixed computer, $25/year/ meet at Peoria North Library last Wed of month @6pm.I’m interested in finding out how much the fee is to join your club. I live about an hour away and I’m looking for some group hunts to participate in. Will you be having any this year? Thank you!
Grave Digger, Nemesis or Predator Tools, Hurricane. Either of those shovels dig great plugs and both are sturdy. It would require a bulldozer to damage a Grave Digger shovel.Thanks for the reply! I was worried this was a dead forum.
I am braaaaaaand new to the hobby and literally starting from scratch. I’ve yet to meet anyone in my daily walks of life that does any detecting, so I’m looking forward to meeting you all!
Hopefully I’ll have the equipment I’ve been eyeballing by the time the ground thaws. More than likely I’m going to buy a NM Simplex+ as my first machine. I’m waiting a little bit to pull the trigger so I can see how the new NM Legend pans out for people. I’ll be purchasing a Garret AT as m pointer and a Gray Ghost finds bag. I am still debating a shovel. Any recommendations on that?
Glacial flour?!?!. I’ve never heard that term before. Lol.I've been detecting for around 45 years and it never gets old. The Hoover Boys dig huge plugs. Around here on public ground it's a good idea to keep the plug diameter around 4 inches or less depending on how well your machine pinpoints. You can use google sites like Historic Map Work to bring up old plat maps that show houses, schools, and churches that were in your county and township. The oldest plat map for my township is from 1873. It even shows the layout of some small towns from that period and some towns that are no longer in existence. Once you get hooked on detecting I can get you hooked on gold prospecting, and yes there is glacial flour gold in Fulton County if you have access to creeks there.
Glacial flour?!?!. I’ve never heard that term before. Lol.
And yes, we have a couple creeks running in the timber on the back and side of the property…
Thanks for the info! I have looked at the grave digger and was leaning towards it.Grave Digger, Nemesis or Predator Tools, Hurricane. Either of those shovels dig great plugs and both are sturdy. It would require a bulldozer to damage a Grave Digger shovel.