Fail Miserably and your silver count will skyrocket

19 Jun

Here at The Dirt Is Good To Me, I have shared my joy of metal detecting and occasionally, tried to make myself useful by talking about the very few things I have learned (I am not very smart).

Prepare yourself however, to receive the ULTIMATE SECRET to becoming the SILVEREST, GOLDENEST, MOST RELICabulous hunter in the planet. Yes, after reading many biographies and self-help books, it finally hit me. THE SECRET has been in front of my face all the time. The secret is:


In the context of metal detecting, failing means digging a LOT of trash. Mountains of it.

Fail and pay attention. That’s it. Basic. Brutal.

I just learned that Babe Ruth held both the Home Run record and the STRIKEOUT record. He didn’t just miss the ball a lot; he missed the ball more than any other baseball player in history!!! How do you like them apples?

So go out there and (responsibly) dig a lot of holes. Pay attention and dig the trash and then try again. I guarantee that your gold, silver, and relic finds will go through the roof.

Thank you for looking!


2 Responses to “Fail Miserably and your silver count will skyrocket”

  1. David June 19, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

    Of all the articles that I have read of yours, this is by far my favorite! Thanks.

  2. Ozarks June 20, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    I’d have to agree. I am learning that the “pretty” high-pitched signals aren’t always the “best” finds! Some of my coolest rings that I’ve found were “junk” signals! No one really wants to do it, but it is true that you have to dig every signal to find out what it is. Alot of times those junk signals turn out to be a nice find!

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