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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 12:41PM avatar
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D&P-OR
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 12:42PM by Monte.
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Hoping all the lost coins under shady trees haven't been found.thinking

Monte 177 July 16, 2020 09:24AM

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

Monte 116 August 01, 2020 01:02PM

Trees worked Wednesday morning were few in number.

Monte 112 July 30, 2020 07:39AM

Re: shady tree coin recovery

Sodbuster 118 July 19, 2020 12:57PM

Coin positions when encountering a good root structure. confused smiley

Monte 130 July 19, 2020 02:29PM

Finding your Roots -

UtahRich 119 July 20, 2020 04:09PM

Re: Finding your Roots -

D&P-OR 115 July 20, 2020 05:11PM

Roots - Roots - Roots

UtahRich 119 July 20, 2020 06:04PM

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

Monte 105 July 21, 2020 07:50AM

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

D&P-OR 134 July 16, 2020 11:47AM

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

Monte 133 July 18, 2020 07:51AM

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

D&P-OR 122 July 18, 2020 11:56AM

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

Monte 143 July 18, 2020 12:41PM

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

jmaryt 137 July 18, 2020 06:26PM

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

NWCindy 124 July 19, 2020 05:44PM

Re: they don't care thumbs up

Sodbuster 128 July 19, 2020 01:06PM

Re: they don't care thumbs up

jmaryt 127 July 19, 2020 11:03PM

Re: they don't care thumbs up

WM6 122 July 19, 2020 06:40PM

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

Timbertodd 126 July 18, 2020 03:36PM



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