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Return Trip -

October 25, 2020 12:24AM avatar
I had a bit of time this afternoon and made a return trip - and set up my 800 the same way as yesterday.

And I forgot to note yesterday, I was NOT using the U (horse shoe / all metal) - Iron was left quiet, using just the 'threshold'.

I had nearly 4 hours today, enough time to explore beyond areas I've had success with previously. But I started in the same general vicinity.

I'm assuming by now you get the jist of my methods, searching for deeper targets more likely to be older items. While the search includes all items, I typically do NOT find items in the general pull tab / square tab area deeper than say, 6 inches. Deeper targets in that 'middle' conductivity range are investigated, which it why you see a few tabs in the finds. I did dig several pull tab tongues that i was hoping would be nickels. I did not find ANY nickels other that the V. Actually, I found just the 4 wheaties and the V and 1 corroded zinc penny that was about 5" deep.

I did chase 2 'bad' targets. In the group photo you will see a large and small nail. These were in the same hole and giving me frequent flashes up into the penny / dime range. I found the smaller nail at 8" and the larger nail below at 11". And the sardine can opener was at 8". I think the 800 did a nice job of not having me chasing too many ferrous ghosts while still unmasking some iron / coin co-locates.

For the most part, the areas I've hunted in this park appear to be original, meaning I've not found the ground to have been turned / plowed like a farm field might be. Newer items are shallower in the turf and older items are deeper beneath the turf. The Oldest items I've found are below 8". Items from the 30-50's are in the 5"-8".

I picked up 4 wheat pennies today; 41-S, 44-D, 45-S, and 50-D. All were between 6" and 8" and each one with at least 1 other co-locate iron item. One of the pennies, found just beyond 7" was immediately next to (almost touching) a rusty iron blob larger than it.

The 1904 V nickel was not co-located, but I did remove a shallow adjacent square tab that was making it difficult to pinpoint the deep target. I dug down to the V nickel carefully and found it just shy the full length of the pinpointer which is 9". I call it 8 1/2". It was a solid 12-13 target ID and was my last good target of the day.

The weather was cool, but not cold. The ground where I hunted was hard / compact. Recoveries took some effort.

Hope everybody has a great finish to the weekend. If you have any questions, post them below.

Rich -

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Quick Outing - Cold is setting in. Attachments

UtahRich 331 October 23, 2020 11:35PM

Return Trip - Attachments

UtahRich 325 October 25, 2020 12:24AM

Well done Rich

zincoln 235 October 27, 2020 05:55PM

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OregonGregg 190 October 25, 2020 03:54PM

Return Trip Disappointments

UtahRich 202 October 25, 2020 05:22PM

Re: Return Trip Disappointments

OregonGregg 203 October 26, 2020 07:06AM

Too much credit, me thinks

zincoln 217 October 27, 2020 05:01PM

Book Worm -

UtahRich 213 October 27, 2020 07:40PM

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OregonGregg 225 October 28, 2020 07:44AM

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Remfire 199 October 28, 2020 10:38PM

"Lost and Found ... A story about everyone else and me." by Chief Half-Eagle. N/T

Monte 199 October 28, 2020 11:54AM

Cast Away - A man alone on his island

zincoln 213 October 28, 2020 12:39PM

Re: Cast Away - A man alone on his island

EL NINO 199 October 29, 2020 04:17AM

WHAT ! Castaway ? WRONG - - - - - -

UtahRich 203 October 28, 2020 11:35PM

Zincolns Upcoming Book -

UtahRich 207 October 27, 2020 03:16AM

Re: Zincolns Upcoming Book -thumbs up

EL NINO 204 October 27, 2020 07:05AM

Another good park-hunting trip with some oldies.thumbs up

Monte 220 October 25, 2020 07:14AM

Re: Quick Outing - Cold is setting in.

diggindeep 194 October 24, 2020 08:48AM

- Cold is setting in.

UtahRich 187 October 27, 2020 02:27AM

Re: Quick Outing

Remfire 213 October 24, 2020 07:59AM

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UtahRich 209 October 27, 2020 02:50AM

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OregonGregg 182 October 24, 2020 06:46AM

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UtahRich 183 October 27, 2020 03:01AM

Re: Quick Outing - Cold is setting in.

Kickindirt 187 October 24, 2020 02:32AM

Re: Quick Outing - Cold is setting in.

UtahRich 187 October 27, 2020 03:02AM

Glad you got some hunt-time in. And yes, cold IS setting in.

Monte 180 October 24, 2020 01:42AM

Re: Glad you got some hunt-time in. And yes, cold IS setting in.

UtahRich 196 October 27, 2020 03:11AM

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