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Those planning on our 12th WTHO on June 3rd-6th/7th this year.

January 12, 2020 08:51AM avatar
Read George's post above and look at the photo he attached. It does give us some thoughts to consider as to which of the townsites might hold the better rewards ... if we work a coil over them.

Every year I try to devote a little pre-hunt research time to learn more about each of the locations. More about the activity they had, and even check some population reports because I have found those do vary based on the source.

Ok, ok, I know it is a bit geeky, but I'm a numbers/spreadsheet kinda guy cool smiley

With the upcoming WTHO to Wells, I was trying to decide where I should concentrate my limited time. I came up with a "hunt factor". A real simple one. Maybe someone can add parameters to the equation. What I decided on was to multiply the peak population (best figures I had), by the number of years occupied.

Whatdya think?

I've re-thunk my approach for this year, at least now, to plan the order of towns I want to hunt, and where I hope to donate my time and effort at each of them. I can reflect back to the latter '80s working some of the old RR towns and from more recent years (our WTHO's since 2015) I have a better idea what detectors I'll mainly use for different areas of the towns. Those with dense iron vs fringe or more open areas with sparse targets.

My mobility stinks and I know that will limit the amount of travelling around on-site as well as my time to hunt, but the one thing in my favor is I'm already well practiced in working a place slowly-and-methodically. I do hope all interested participants devote some time to doing a little research. We have about 4½ months to do so before we have to be packing up to go search for some great 'keepers.'

I give a 'Thank You' once again to George for proving this post last year. A helpful 'nudge' for us to do more thinking.


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Ghost town hunt factor Attachments

glabelle 410 May 20, 2019 09:21AM

4-Months left to 'Be Prepared!'

Monte 68 February 03, 2020 10:36AM

Those planning on our 12th WTHO on June 3rd-6th/7th this year.

Monte 113 January 12, 2020 08:51AM

12th WTHO Retro Hunt ?

UtahRich 74 January 21, 2020 01:12PM

Re: 12th WTHO Retro Hunt ?

Sodbuster 71 January 21, 2020 04:21PM

Re: Those planning on our 12th WTHO on June 3rd-6th/7th this year.

glabelle 76 January 12, 2020 04:00PM

A Ghost Town "hunt factor" is a serious consideration. Been doing it since late 1968.

Monte 279 May 21, 2019 12:04AM

A Ghost Town "hunt factor"... Part 2. → What I factor in for those Nevada towns.

Monte 270 May 21, 2019 06:19AM

Re: A Ghost Town "hunt factor"... Part 2. - Giving back Attachments

glabelle 225 May 21, 2019 07:55AM

A terrific photo! Thank You!thumbs up

Monte 206 May 21, 2019 08:42AM

More maps Attachments

glabelle 306 May 21, 2019 03:38PM

MAPS! ... George, your computer tallents and generosity are appreciated!thumbs up

Monte 157 May 22, 2019 06:49AM

Re: More maps

NWCindy 164 May 22, 2019 04:08AM

Re: A Ghost Town "hunt factor" - refinement Attachments

glabelle 201 May 21, 2019 07:50AM

Re: A Ghost Town "hunt factor" - refinement

OregonGregg 196 May 21, 2019 08:01AM

Re: A Ghost Town "hunt factor" - refinement

glabelle 202 May 21, 2019 08:08AM

variable or constant?

UtahRich 124 December 07, 2019 08:19PM

Re: variable or constant?

OregonGregg 107 December 08, 2019 08:00AM

Re: variable or constant?

D&P-OR 119 December 08, 2019 06:47PM

Re: variable or constant?

OregonGregg 115 December 09, 2019 06:44AM

Re: variable or constant?

D&P-OR 102 December 09, 2019 10:14AM

Re: variable or constant?

OregonGregg 113 December 09, 2019 11:44AM

Re: Ghost town hunt factor

Kickindirt 206 May 20, 2019 06:47PM

Re: Ghost town hunt factor

silverhound2 210 May 20, 2019 09:08PM

Re: Ghost town hunt factor

Kickindirt 190 May 20, 2019 10:12PM

Ghost town hunt factor

UtahRich 229 May 20, 2019 01:02PM

My target

glabelle 227 May 20, 2019 01:33PM

What is my Window of Expectation?

UtahRich 186 May 20, 2019 10:34PM

Re: My target

NWCindy 198 May 20, 2019 03:02PM

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