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You never know who will run the coil over something.

March 24, 2020 11:45AM
More than 20 years ago I took my brother-in-law, (now ex) to a mid 19th c. house site, lent him a detector and we hunted the yard which had a massive, gigantic old oak tree, known in that neighborhood as the council oak. It is easily a several hundred year old tree and two people cannot link arms around it. Anyway, we only found one good item in the entire yard that day; and it was under that tree. I'm convinced the property had been hunted persistently but not "perfectly" before we showed up. My brother-in-law managed to find a beautiful CSA belt plate that was a rarity 10 in Steve Mulinax's book on CS plates. It was sold for multiple thousands of dollars.. He had never used a detector before, never bought a detector, and does not hunt now. He was at the right place just swinging the coil of my Inca over a target too big to miss. I, on the other hand have thousands of hours hunting, own and have owned probably 20 or so detectors and have found zero CS belt plates, and not even one complete US belt plate, though I have dug partial, broken plates; and lots of buttons and hundreds and hundreds of bullets and other small items. I am still digging cuz it's fun, but finding the best stuff isn't always about being persistent or having the most experience, knowledge, or being better at metal detecting.
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Sometimes it almost hurts to loan a detector to someone.

Monte 91 March 23, 2020 08:35AM

The fellow is still finding stuff at the lot.

Monte 37 March 25, 2020 04:33PM

Re: Sometimes it almost hurts to loan a detector to someone.

SvenS 33 March 25, 2020 03:49PM

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jmaryt 29 March 25, 2020 07:30PM

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Goondock 29 March 25, 2020 11:57AM

You never know who will run the coil over something.

Sodbuster 34 March 24, 2020 11:45AM

A really good story, Mike. I enjoyed that. Still have the Inca? N/T

Monte 26 March 24, 2020 12:12PM

Re: A really good story, Mike. I enjoyed that. Still have the Inca?

Sodbuster 23 March 25, 2020 07:30AM

Yes, the Inca was, and still can be a Relic Hunter.

Monte 23 March 25, 2020 07:55AM

Re: Sometimes it almost hurts to loan a detector to someone.

Kickindirt 43 March 23, 2020 03:51PM

Re: Good deads do NOT go unrewarded!

Dan'o 31 March 24, 2020 07:18AM

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D&P-OR 33 March 23, 2020 04:53PM

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Elbert 46 March 23, 2020 09:04AM

Back to you, El, about the Vanquish.

Monte 36 March 24, 2020 12:09PM

Thanks Monte N/T

Elbert 16 March 24, 2020 12:24PM

Re: Sometimes

Remfire 42 March 23, 2020 09:29AM

Finding a Standing Liberty Quarter ...thinking

Monte 52 March 23, 2020 12:53PM

Re: Sometimes

Elbert 40 March 23, 2020 11:29AM

Another Convert

UtahRich 47 March 23, 2020 08:42AM



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