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January 17, 2019 05:40PM avatar
Gregg,

As as addendum to this thread, I'd like to add that when I first started coin hunting in earnestness in the mid-80's, I was not finding many nickels with my then detector of choice, the Teknetics Mark 1.

As we would gather for our monthly club meetings and display our finds for Find of the Month, I immediately saw a disparity between the type of finds others were making and what I had to show. I had lots of items in the high conductor category, but I was missing items in the low conductor category; especially nickels and gold rings. My friends were finding buffalo, War and V nickels, gold rings in addition to items considered higher conductors. I wasn't.

I decided my choice of detectors had something to do with this and in 1988 I changed to a Compass XP-Pro. Coincidentally, I started finding old nickels, including my first Shield Nickel.

What I am trying to say here is that if you're looking over the types of finds that you have and feel that you're missing out on certain types of items, figure out why. It could be as simply as hunting locations where there was activity going back further. However, the answer may not be as obvious as that and may require some real thought and research on your part. Once you figure out the 'why', then you can decide if it is possible to make the needed changes and see if you can make a difference.

HH

Rich (Utah)

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Cabin fever, bored. Things to do.

OregonGregg 231 January 13, 2019 04:17PM

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UtahRich 131 January 17, 2019 05:40PM

A good report, Gregg. If I only still had my old-coin totals. sad smiley

Monte 162 January 15, 2019 09:53AM

Re: Cabin fever,bored. Things to do.

Remfire 128 January 14, 2019 11:14PM

Re: Cabin fever,bored. Things to do.

zincoln 126 January 16, 2019 10:43AM

Re: Cabin fever,bored. Things to do.

Remfire 128 January 16, 2019 06:53PM

Re: Cabin fever,bored. Things to do.

NWCindy 135 January 16, 2019 07:07PM

Re: Cabin fever,bored. Things to do.

NWCindy 138 January 14, 2019 04:42PM

Not stuck in the cabin as it's been a nice winter...but

zincoln 157 January 14, 2019 10:38AM

Seems 2013 was a good year to join in on Detecting.

UtahRich 136 January 14, 2019 11:04PM

Re: Not stuck in the cabin as it's been a nice winter...but

NWCindy 135 January 14, 2019 04:45PM

Re: Not stuck in the cabin as it's been a nice winter...but

zincoln 136 January 14, 2019 09:44PM

Re: Not stuck in the cabin as it's been a nice winter...but

NWCindy 144 January 14, 2019 09:52PM

Well, a BIG thank you to Zincoln

OregonGregg 149 January 14, 2019 11:17AM

Hey Gregg, I'm here to HELP! EOM:-) N/T

zincoln 112 January 14, 2019 03:23PM

Re: Cabin fever,bored. Things to do.

NWCindy 138 January 14, 2019 05:37AM

Cabin fever and I'm bored - eye rolling smiley

UtahRich 149 January 14, 2019 12:52AM

Re: Cabin fever and I'm bored - eye rolling smiley

NWCindy 115 January 14, 2019 04:38PM

Added a couple categories -

UtahRich 135 January 14, 2019 01:13PM

Ya I got lucky.

OregonGregg 136 January 14, 2019 12:20PM

Re: Ya I got lucky.

NWCindy 127 January 14, 2019 02:07PM



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