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Re: Drop cloth

April 04, 2019 05:12PM
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Rich (Utah)

Rich: "Many targets are well beyond what I consider 'probe' depth and require a deep plug AND dirt removal. I cut a squarish plug with at least 5" of dirt on the roots. Removed dirt goes on a drop cloth to keep the surrounding area clean and ensure that all dirt can get back in the hole when completed."

Rich, I wouldn't argue with your technique. It is accepted by many as proper. However, I had an incident where another detectorist and I were working a soccer field. He had a large plug out on a piece of cloth and was piling more dirt next to it. The groundskeeper came up and saw this. He was VERY nice, considering. Told us we could detect the periphery of the field, but not the field itself. I'm sure holes were left before, twisting ankles ;-( Anyway, I saw the keeper coming and cringed. If he just had a hinged plug, we could have quickly plopped it back into the hole when we saw him coming.

All my plugs are hinged. thumbs up The DIRT removed from the hole goes on the drop cloth.

Rich (Utah

I guess you didn't get my point. I don't remove any dirt from the plug hole. Knowing the approximate depth of the target, I lift the hinge with that depth of dirt. With a pinpointer, I determine whether the target is in the bottom of the plug, or still in the hole. I scrape either to retrieve the target, never removing any excess dirt from the hole. If someone approaches, all I have to to is flip the plug over.
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