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4-Months left to 'Be Prepared!'

February 03, 2020 10:36AM avatar
Here it is, Monday February 3rd and in just 4 months from now we'll be about to start our 12th WTHO.

George gave us some information in the initial thread post about some of the towns in Nevada, their populations and life-span. We still have time to read-up on anything we can find that might help us with some added information, or even a photo or two, of some of the places we can hunt.

I know that the number of people who have contacted me and plan to participate in this year's Outing is growing, and we're likely to have the biggest turn-out yet for an Outing. We have many former attendees, and some new folks coming as well to make it their 1st Get-Together. Word is that some are bringing their spouse, a son or daughter, another family member, or bringing a friend or two.

I have no doubt that at least one or two participants are coming along to find out what it's like to Relic Hunt a 'ghost town' we talk about, and their have only been involved in Urban Coin Hunting.eye popping smiley This could possibly be an eye-opening experience.

There is a lot of discarded trash in some sections of most of these old townsites, and it is difficult to learn how to best handle it. I've been detecting since March of '65 and working ghost towns since May of '69, and of all the challenging trash you might encounter, it is the assortment of Iron Nails that tend to be the most plentiful. For some people not used to dealing with Nails and similar wire-iron, like cut fence, etc., it takes a bit of patience to learn how to master hunting in dense iron contamination, but at least nails are easier to work with when making your own set of Test Samples. I encourage everyone not comfortable with taking on Nail infested sites to gather some up, a few coins of different size and denomination, and use them to do some practicing with your detector.

Oh, I did use the word 'patience, and that includes mastering a proper and functional search coils control and sweep speed. Do not scrub the ground. It can impair performance, a lot, and cause fatigue due to the friction of 'scrubbing' and interrupted sweep when encountering bumps and dips in the ground texture. Most User Manuals suggest keeping the search coil ±2" from the ground and I encourage everyone to do that. It also eliminates a lot of falsing, too.

It's also good to use a straight side-to-side sweep rather than a broad arc sweep, and to you advantages to keep the search coil closer to you and not extended way out in front. The coil should be worked about 12" to 18" ahead of your leading foot. I suggest a side-to-side sweep should only cover about 24" to 30" and not a long sweep. And they should be slow-and-methodical so that you overlap the prior sweep by about 75%, and make 2 to 3 side-to-side sweeps over the same sweep-route and not go one direction then advance the coil before going back the other way.

► So make sure you are familiar with any new-to-you detector as well as being 'comfortable' with a detector and coils you're already used to.

► Get some hunt time in to be ready and practice hunting in and around iron nails.

► This WTHO, some participants will be awarded prizes from random drawings at our Saturday Evening Dinner.

► Remember to book a room or RV spot soon. I'll be calling my reservation in today.

NOTE: I will be sending out an e-mail this evening to everyone on the WTHO Contact List. If you are inviting a friend or family member, please contact them and ask them to e-mail me their Contact Info (Name, Address, Phone, E-Mail) so I can get them on the WTHO Contact List so they can receive any updates.

I'll explain the prize system, and also ask for the T-Shirt size for each Participant.

The Outing is coming and I'm excited already!


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Subject Author Views Posted

Ghost town hunt factor Attachments

glabelle 486 May 20, 2019 09:21AM

4-Months left to 'Be Prepared!'

Monte 120 February 03, 2020 10:36AM

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

Monte 159 January 12, 2020 08:51AM

12th WTHO Retro Hunt ?

UtahRich 119 January 21, 2020 01:12PM

Re: 12th WTHO Retro Hunt ?

Sodbuster 116 January 21, 2020 04:21PM

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

glabelle 129 January 12, 2020 04:00PM

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

Monte 343 May 21, 2019 12:04AM

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

Monte 319 May 21, 2019 06:19AM

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

glabelle 279 May 21, 2019 07:55AM

A terrific photo! Thank You!thumbs up

Monte 255 May 21, 2019 08:42AM

More maps Attachments

glabelle 357 May 21, 2019 03:38PM

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

Monte 203 May 22, 2019 06:49AM

Re: More maps

NWCindy 216 May 22, 2019 04:08AM

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

glabelle 246 May 21, 2019 07:50AM

Re: A Ghost Town "hunt factor" - refinement

OregonGregg 250 May 21, 2019 08:01AM

Re: A Ghost Town "hunt factor" - refinement

glabelle 254 May 21, 2019 08:08AM

variable or constant?

UtahRich 176 December 07, 2019 08:19PM

Re: variable or constant?

OregonGregg 162 December 08, 2019 08:00AM

Re: variable or constant?

D&P-OR 165 December 08, 2019 06:47PM

Re: variable or constant?

OregonGregg 167 December 09, 2019 06:44AM

Re: variable or constant?

D&P-OR 149 December 09, 2019 10:14AM

Re: variable or constant?

OregonGregg 168 December 09, 2019 11:44AM

Re: Ghost town hunt factor

Kickindirt 253 May 20, 2019 06:47PM

Re: Ghost town hunt factor

silverhound2 261 May 20, 2019 09:08PM

Re: Ghost town hunt factor

Kickindirt 247 May 20, 2019 10:12PM

Ghost town hunt factor

UtahRich 277 May 20, 2019 01:02PM

My target

glabelle 286 May 20, 2019 01:33PM

What is my Window of Expectation?

UtahRich 244 May 20, 2019 10:34PM

Re: My target

NWCindy 250 May 20, 2019 03:02PM

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