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Adding areas of interest.

December 11, 2021 03:50AM avatar
A number of years ago my longtime detecting buddy stepped out of detecting for quite a while citing a number of very valid reason including some you bring up. Competition around Utah was pretty keen with lots of CTX3030's and Etrac's running around the private yards, areas we once had to ourselves. Finds were getting thin. Too, We had found the newer generation of home owners much less likely to grant permission to hunt the yard of an old home than the greatest generation that was passing away.

With Declining places to hunt and no more detecting buddy, I decided to broaden my interests to include ghost towning and shallow water hunting. I also wanted to add gold nugget / prospecting but was less sure about how to do that.

Results? These last several years have been a change from the strictly residential hunting I had been doing, but they have been a lot of fun. Aside from some great times of hanging out with all of you, I've made some pretty great finds. I've added significantly to my oldest coins, my jewelry finds (rings) have blown away all of the previous decades combined, I've gone back to old haunts with my Equinox and Deus and found masked targets I would never have thought would still be there AND I even found a little gold nugget detecting on a club gold claim.

I didn't mean to be a Debbie downer in bringing up Carl's post about Fisher / First Texas, merely to point out that like many businesses impacted these last two years by the new economy they were adjusting as needed.

I look at the skies as partly sunny, and my detecting adventures continuing to happen, my old detecting buddy even went out and bought a new detector. thumbs up while Monte has been MIT (missing in Texas), we've continued venturing about to ghost towns and train stops and cow towns and military camps and mountain resorts and mining camps and swimming holes and tot lots, old schools, parks and sports fields. Even old yards and parking strips.

Some may turn interests in other directions (I have lots of others interests) in the off season, it is hard to deny that feeling as winter begins releasing its grasp and sites we've been pondering about all winter begin to thaw.

I've seen all of you sleuth out detecting sites that have given up very cool finds. We've kicked around some of the same ghost towns and other places. I think we need to make sure we broaden our vision of places to hunt and not allow those blinders to be put on. I love to explore and am looking forward to more of it in 2022.

Until then, it is like 18* F outside and I spent another 90 minutes today shoveling snow off the driveway and walks. More tomorrow as a neighbor needs a hand with their driveway as well.

All of you keep warm if its winter and cool if it's summer.

Rich

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CZ-3D and other F series detectors "No Longer Available"

UtahRich 439 November 07, 2021 03:27AM

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jmaryt 273 November 07, 2021 09:16PM

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D&P-OR 266 November 07, 2021 09:34PM

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jmaryt 364 November 08, 2021 11:45PM

Carl's comment suggest a change of priority at First Texas

UtahRich 234 December 09, 2021 04:46PM

Excellent observation, and it is ...

Monte 240 December 10, 2021 08:13AM

Re: Carl's comment suggest a change of priority at First Texas

jmaryt 316 December 09, 2021 11:18PM

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D&P-OR 232 December 10, 2021 01:12AM

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jmaryt 247 December 10, 2021 08:34AM

Say it ain't so!

zincoln 324 December 10, 2021 10:07AM

Well heck Debbie !!!!

OregonGregg 255 December 13, 2021 08:48AM

Adding areas of interest.

UtahRich 218 December 11, 2021 03:50AM

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jmaryt 205 December 13, 2021 12:23AM

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Monte 257 December 13, 2021 03:50AM

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jmaryt 185 December 13, 2021 11:44PM

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Harold,ILL. 212 January 11, 2022 01:36PM

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jmaryt 150 January 11, 2022 06:56PM

Harold, another great example of a successful Single-Frequency device. thumbs up

Monte 150 January 11, 2022 02:33PM

J.T., my apologies.

Monte 188 December 14, 2021 10:45AM

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OregonGregg 227 December 14, 2021 08:02AM

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jmaryt 204 December 16, 2021 08:45AM

It will be interesting to see if the Turkish-built

Monte 191 December 16, 2021 09:58AM

A Different Opinion - sad smiley

UtahRich 222 December 13, 2021 04:00PM

Maybe I was tired, but sometimes people think

Monte 383 December 14, 2021 10:25AM

Re: Maybe I was tired, but sometimes people think

jmaryt 193 December 16, 2021 08:49AM

I, too, have recommended the Vanquish 540 Pro Pack,

Monte 177 December 16, 2021 10:03AM

My 2c

zincoln 200 December 14, 2021 12:02PM

Re: My 2c

Sodbuster 164 December 20, 2021 09:52PM

And I'll add my 3ยข to your comments.

Monte 165 December 22, 2021 09:54AM

For those who read, you added a lot more than 2-Cents worth.

Monte 182 December 15, 2021 06:57AM

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D&P-OR 450 December 13, 2021 12:50AM

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jmaryt 168 December 13, 2021 11:56PM

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D&P-OR 206 December 14, 2021 12:31AM

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jmaryt 211 December 16, 2021 07:13PM

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OregonGregg 210 December 14, 2021 08:09AM

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jmaryt 177 December 16, 2021 07:16PM

Re:Be right back need another bowl of popcorn!!!!!grinning smiley

Kickindirt 266 December 16, 2021 01:58AM

Re: Re:Be right back need another bowl of popcorn!!!!!grinning smiley

OregonGregg 165 December 16, 2021 10:01AM

New sites, detector selection, and different techniques.

Monte 403 December 11, 2021 09:41PM

i agree, but I believe Garrett will be there in the long run. N/T

Monte 274 December 10, 2021 05:51PM

Re: CZ-3D and other F series detectors "No Longer Available"

Druid 197 November 07, 2021 12:50PM

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Harold,ILL. 195 November 08, 2021 09:11AM

No Longer Available means . . . . . . . . ????

UtahRich 192 November 08, 2021 09:34PM

Re: No Longer Available means . . . . . . . . ????

jmaryt 262 November 08, 2021 11:57PM

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Harold,ILL. 231 November 09, 2021 04:02PM



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