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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 483 May 20, 2019 09:21AM

4-Months left to 'Be Prepared!'

Monte 115 February 03, 2020 10:36AM

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

Monte 155 January 12, 2020 08:51AM

12th WTHO Retro Hunt ?

UtahRich 114 January 21, 2020 01:12PM

Re: 12th WTHO Retro Hunt ?

Sodbuster 111 January 21, 2020 04:21PM

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

glabelle 123 January 12, 2020 04:00PM

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

Monte 340 May 21, 2019 12:04AM

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

Monte 316 May 21, 2019 06:19AM

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

glabelle 264 May 21, 2019 07:55AM

A terrific photo! Thank You!thumbs up

Monte 253 May 21, 2019 08:42AM

More maps Attachments

glabelle 355 May 21, 2019 03:38PM

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

Monte 199 May 22, 2019 06:49AM

Re: More maps

NWCindy 211 May 22, 2019 04:08AM

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

glabelle 244 May 21, 2019 07:50AM

Re: A Ghost Town "hunt factor" - refinement

OregonGregg 247 May 21, 2019 08:01AM

Re: A Ghost Town "hunt factor" - refinement

glabelle 251 May 21, 2019 08:08AM

variable or constant?

UtahRich 170 December 07, 2019 08:19PM

Re: variable or constant?

OregonGregg 158 December 08, 2019 08:00AM

Re: variable or constant?

D&P-OR 162 December 08, 2019 06:47PM

Re: variable or constant?

OregonGregg 164 December 09, 2019 06:44AM

Re: variable or constant?

D&P-OR 146 December 09, 2019 10:14AM

Re: variable or constant?

OregonGregg 161 December 09, 2019 11:44AM

Re: Ghost town hunt factor

Kickindirt 249 May 20, 2019 06:47PM

Re: Ghost town hunt factor

silverhound2 258 May 20, 2019 09:08PM

Re: Ghost town hunt factor

Kickindirt 242 May 20, 2019 10:12PM

Ghost town hunt factor

UtahRich 271 May 20, 2019 01:02PM

My target

glabelle 280 May 20, 2019 01:33PM

What is my Window of Expectation?

UtahRich 239 May 20, 2019 10:34PM

Re: My target

NWCindy 244 May 20, 2019 03:02PM

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