Just ranting

16 Apr


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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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