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We can forget that some newcomers are toting a shovel. There are other real problems for quite some time now.sad smiley

July 18, 2020 10:41AM avatar
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The caretaker of the park told me awhile ago that he was sick & tired of seeing holes left in the grass by the people using detectors there.----I told him it wasn't myself or Patsy that was doing it.---That's one of the big reasons that's getting these parks closed to detecting though.--------Del

Yes, and most of the blame can be pointed to:

► The use of lager-size search coils, which make it more difficult for most people to Pinpoint and isolate a target in a small spot.

► The use of more Double-D coils, which, for most users, do not Pinpoint as accurately as a Concentric coil.

► The major trend to small recovery trowel-type diggers, such as the Lesche Digger, and similar offerings from Garrett, White's and other detector manufacturers. Since so many Hobbyists cant', or don't, Pinpoint more accurately, they use the diggers in grassy urban areas and cut bigger, and messier, holes for target recovery.

► The lack of more local dealers and local metal detecting clubs to help promote and educate newcomers on how to properly isolate a target and use better recovery techniques.

► So many good targets are still located in the surface to 4" depth range that can be easily recovered with a good rounded-off screwdriver or similar recovery tool .... but most of those who have a detector, do not even own such a tool to use it.

Thus, we have more messy parks and other grass-covered private and public areas and, naturally, caretakers and others take a dim view of who is doing what ... and why.

It's really up to those of us who know better to confront those we see messing up local grassy sites nd try to correct their behavior. Show them how to Pinpoint a target and properly recover it w/o making a mess. I have my hand-digger on my gear belt, but I very seldom use it in a well manicured park or other public grassy site. And when I do, after isolating a truly deep small artifact at over 5", I use it with care and tidy up the area after the recovery.

Monte

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/18/2020 10:42AM by Monte.
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Hoping all the lost coins under shady trees haven't been found.thinking

Monte 121 July 16, 2020 07:24AM

8-1 AM .. Late start .. Shady, partly overcast, 77°.

Monte 68 August 01, 2020 11:02AM

Trees worked Wednesday morning were few in number.

Monte 71 July 30, 2020 05:39AM

Re: shady tree coin recovery

Sodbuster 80 July 19, 2020 10:57AM

Coin positions when encountering a good root structure. confused smiley

Monte 85 July 19, 2020 12:29PM

Finding your Roots -

UtahRich 79 July 20, 2020 02:09PM

Re: Finding your Roots -

D&P-OR 77 July 20, 2020 03:11PM

Roots - Roots - Roots

UtahRich 76 July 20, 2020 04:04PM

Correct ... physical challenges, like tree roots, turn many away from target recovery. N/T

Monte 65 July 21, 2020 05:50AM

Re: Hoping all the lost coins under shady trees haven't been found.thinking

D&P-OR 92 July 16, 2020 09:47AM

Maybe around here close which is why I'll pop over to Idaho.

Monte 88 July 18, 2020 05:51AM

Re: Maybe around here close which is why I'll pop over to Idaho.

D&P-OR 86 July 18, 2020 09:56AM

We can forget that some newcomers are toting a shovel. There are other real problems for quite some time now.sad smiley

Monte 99 July 18, 2020 10:41AM

Re: We can forget that some newcomers are toting a shovel. There are other real problems for quite some time now.sad smiley

jmaryt 91 July 18, 2020 04:26PM

Re: We can forget that some newcomers are toting a shovel. There are other real problems for quite some time now.sad smiley

NWCindy 83 July 19, 2020 03:44PM

Re: they don't care thumbs up

Sodbuster 85 July 19, 2020 11:06AM

Re: they don't care thumbs up

jmaryt 81 July 19, 2020 09:03PM

Re: they don't care thumbs up

WM6 79 July 19, 2020 04:40PM

Re: We can forget that some newcomers are toting a shovel. There are other real problems for quite some time now.sad smiley

Timbertodd 83 July 18, 2020 01:36PM



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