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I think it is only fair that you carry with you some Rosies and Wheats and plant them for detectorists who follow you.It’s probably similar to other things…you have your “core enthusiasts” who do it come hell or high water….it’s WHAT THEY DO. Then you have the ones that come and go…a steady supply of people walking through the revolving door but never really building up significant numbers who stay for long.
When I started it was pretty cool to just be able to go out and collect clad, it was a treasure hunt that I was always successful at! As time went on I completely and totally evolved into an “old coin hunter”, and that’s what I target. This is obviously way more difficult….you have to have a site that’s old enough, you have to have equipment that will actually tell you about those older and deeper coins and you have to be able to handle being unsuccessful on a fairly regular basis. The ones that don’t stay in it usually don’t want to work very hard at it. This doesn’t include people who got out for health reasons,etc. You really do have to work at it. The latest machine won’t necessarily help you much, though it might. KNOWING YOUR CURRENT MACHINE INSIDE AND OUT will find you more than hopping from one machine to another. Practice good basic metal detecting skills….know how to ground balance and set the sensitivity….have IMPECCABLE coil control….and know when to move on to another site.
I am in a similar boat, I don’t see many people out detecting. Maybe 2-3 a year. And after I see them once in a place I’VE hunted, I usually don’t see them again.😃
In a way it’s the same thing that happens when you get a new car. All of the sudden it seems like everyone is driving the same model.I don't know, but it could be Felix that you are more observant to it now that you are a participant. I've noticed that with myself on some things. Once I engage, I suddenly notice there are more people doing it than I recalled prior.
iDXMonster your thorough hunting has probably been responsible for many new detectors being returned to stores because 'it doesn't work' and others quitting because 'its a waste of time, I hunted for 3 hours and didn't find squat' 😃....., I don’t see many people out detecting. Maybe 2-3 a year. And after I see them once in a place I’VE hunted, I usually don’t see them again.😃
I seeded my son's yard before giving my grand kids detectors for Christmas some years ago. I have considered seeding parks with a few wheaties. It could make someone happy someday. I doubt they'll be worth anything ever anyways.I think it is only fair that you carry with you some Rosies and Wheats and plant them for detectorists who follow you.
I was told by a metal detector dealer that 90% of new detectorists pack in within a few weeks or months , we all know as pro's that 98% of what we dig is trash junk. I detect mostly to get out and enjoy theWE MUST REFINE THE TRUE TERM WHAT A REAL "METAL DETECTORS USERS" IS!!!!!!, IT SEEM MOST TODAY USER SPEND MORE TIME MAKING Y-TUBE .PC, FACEBOOK VID POSTING FALSE CLAIMS OTHER METAL DETECTORS VS TIME HUNTING IN FEILD!!!!!!!!!!
I agree….. we need to start searching places and areas where others have passed right on by for years….hillsides are great too….they are often overlooked and still hold lots of finds.I was walking a road into a park last saturday and a guy driving by saw me and stopped I told him I was detecting the woods on the side along the driveway
into the park as I have found lots of silver in the woods where no one has detected.
He had a Deus2 and I told him right behind where I was standing my friend just found a GW button I found a silver half!
He could not believe it I said you need to expand on parks and go in the woods that surround them I do and make some killer finds.
Yep same park has a steep huge hill all overgrown with trees now we hit hit that and pulled many silver coins there last spring in old photos it shows people all over the hill I was glad I searched it! Couple old photos of the park the parking area alone always seem to give up a few silver coins when the regrade it.I agree….. we need to start searching places and areas where others have passed right on by for years….hillsides are great too….they are often overlooked and still hold lots of finds.