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Just ranting

16 Apr

METHODOLOGY

When I began metal detecting nearly two years ago, my criteria for digging a signal was very narrow. So I found mostly clad. I found a lot of gold too but I credit the Ace250 for that in that many of my gold finds gave penny signals. But that’s a story for another time…

As I have grown in the hobby, my criteria has widened and now I find a lot of cool stuff. I am not yet at the top of my game which makes me very excited for the future.

DEEP COINS

I have been finding deep coins lately, especially since I began digging more wrap-around signals (I am also digging more iron but what you gonna do?). A lot of people seem to have a problem believing that there are coins in the 10 to 12 inch range. I don’t. Judging by the number of coins I’ve dug up at nine inches plus, I believe there is a treasure trove even deeper.

PROBES

And speaking of deep coins, I wonder if anyone has ever recovered an 8 or 9 inch deep coin using a probe and a screwdriver? I don’t see how that’s possible but if it is, I would like to learn how.

THE MIND GAME

This topic came up the other day. It is simply not possible to find anything once you lose the mind game. If you believe a place is no good then you will hunt it sloppily. You might as well pack it up and go home.

THE WEIRD STUFF

Has anything strange ever happened to you during a hunt? Here’s a list of things that have happened to me in two years of hunting:

1) Voice told me to dig there. I found a three nickel spill once because a voice in my head urgently told me to run my coil over a spot and dig.

2) Ghostly window rap. I was detecting the yard of an abandoned house when someone rapped on the window pane from inside the house. I looked and upon not seeing anyone there I continued to hunt only to have the rap again at the next window. I went in the house, followed by a man who was shadowing me during the hunt and neither one of us could find anyone in the house.

3) Whenever I take a deep breath and relax and defocus (more on this at a later time), I seem to find more stuff.

That’s it. It’s supposed to rain today so I may not get a chance to hunt at lunch.

Thank you for looking!

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2 Responses to “Just ranting”

  1. stevessunkentreasures April 16, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    What? No mention of the “eyes” watching us in Rose Hill across the road of the 1870’s limestone trash pit…

    • pulltabMiner April 17, 2013 at 10:08 am #

      I totally forgot about that one! I was genuinely spooked that time.

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