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9-Day WTHO #15 .. One Last Hurrah! for 2022 w/Participant Update 7/10.

June 28, 2022 04:01PM avatar
Am I trying to find some new Outing Locations for next year? Definitely, and any and all suggestions from you can help me out.

But next year is just that, NEXT year, and I have had phone calls and e-mails from quite a few who wished they could have made our 14th Outing that ended on June 19th but they had a few conflicts that prevented it. It appears, among other reasons, work schedules didn’t let them fit it in. Most wondered if we are still going to have another Outing this year, and my decision was Yes, we are. I took a quick look at numbers and averages to make a decision, and this is what I got:

1.. We just finished our 11th Outing working the ghost towns and related nearby places out of Wells, Nevada. Our 1st WTHO was in May of 2015 and we had 17 attendees who all detected, and with all prior Outings we had 15 to 25 people make each get-together.

2.. On those 10 WTHO's we recovered ±90 US Coins, so we ‘averaged’ about 9 Coins per Outing.

3.. On our just-concluded 14th WTHO we had 13 attendees but only 12 who were able to detect. However, a quick tally of US Coins found on June’s Outing I get ±24.

Is there an explanation of why more US coins this last outing with a few fewer people searching? Possibly, and I figure some of the credit goes to search technique. That is, more people who hunted at a slower, more methodical sweep rate in those brushy and Iron contaminated sites. We might add to that the number who were using a smaller-size search coil to get in and under and around the brush and trash better. Naturally the detector and coil chosen can make a big difference, and of course the settings used. I have found it best to use as low a Disc. setting as possible to hear the ferrous debris present and then carefully work around it to unmask any good targets. One of the important ingredients in success is patience. The more patient we are allows us to concentrate on our efforts to cover a site more thoroughly.

So, for our final Outing of the year, we are going to make it cover 9-Days which can allow a lot of people the opportunity to work it into their schedule. All of it or part of it. I will be booking my room for the entire WTHO and hope others will check in with me daily so I can record their progress and results, get their comments, and feedback for any good hunt locations for the future. This is a 'Last Hurrah' for this year’s get-togethers as well as a final WTHO based out of Wells, Nevada. It is obvious the old sites are not cleaned out. Thinned, perhaps, but there are still a lot of desirable targets that might just be a bit masked, even though a lot of the recent finds were in eyeball sight on top of the ground or just very slightly under. (See OregonGregg’s comments about his Silver 3¢ Trime.)

What: 15th WTHO based in Wells, Nevada
Date: September 3rd thru 11th This includes the Labor Day Weekend and finishes the following Sunday.
Dinner: Our group Get-Together Dinner will be Saturday Sept. 10th

Okay folks, this gives everyone a two month head start to plan and get ready to fit as much time in as possible to make the last Outing for the year. Please send me an e-mail, to either address in my Signature, to let me know if you plan to make the outing, and which days of the WTHO you are likely to attend.

The Get-Together Dinner will have one added difference at this Outing as we are going to hold a Random Drawing. Need not be present to win, but we hope most of us make it there. Everyone who attends will get their name placed in an envelope. One envelope each regardless of how many days you attend. As of 7/3 I am up to 9 Prizes with values of $20 to $75

Enjoy the summer!


Participant Update:

As of 7/10 we have the following number who plan to make this Outing, from:

1 ... Alaska
1 ... Michigan
2 ... Nevada
1 ... Oregon
8 ... Utah

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Edited 7 time(s). Last edit at 07/11/2022 11:31PM by Monte.
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9-Day WTHO #15 .. One Last Hurrah! for 2022 w/Participant Update 7/10.

Monte 645 June 28, 2022 04:01PM

A new 'Contest' for all WTHO Participants,

Monte 263 August 20, 2022 06:53PM

It is Sunday July 31st. Just 5 weeks from now

Monte 331 July 31, 2022 11:36AM

Update!! We'll have Random Detector Brand-Use Drawings!

Monte 400 July 23, 2022 02:06PM

Re: Update!! We'll have Random Detector Brand-Use Drawings!

OregonGregg 402 July 23, 2022 03:56PM


UtahRich 214 July 28, 2022 12:53AM

Re: Update!

OregonGregg 268 July 28, 2022 05:42AM

Re: Update!

D&P-OR 266 July 28, 2022 09:46AM

Re: Update!! We'll have Random Detector Brand-Use Drawings!

Timbertodd 397 July 23, 2022 05:02PM

Oops! Correcting my goof. N/T

Monte 279 July 23, 2022 05:00PM

Wish I could join but too far from me. Best of luck. N/T

kac 333 July 15, 2022 07:05PM

Average Temperatures for 15th WTHO period:

Monte 318 July 10, 2022 08:37AM

Just 8 more weeks! I know I'm getting ready.

Monte 286 July 08, 2022 06:07PM

Re: 9-Day WTHO #15 .. One Last Hurrah! for 2022. Sweet!!

Kickindirt 343 July 03, 2022 07:22PM

Joel, I just watched your video ... again ... and wonder confused smileythinking

Monte 374 July 11, 2022 08:10AM

Re: Joel, I just watched your video ... again ... and wonder confused smileythinking

Kickindirt 295 July 13, 2022 11:27PM

Amazing that those four little staples masked the coin !?? N/T

ScoTTT2 227 July 23, 2022 09:34AM

Trust me, those staples aren't the issue.

Monte 426 July 23, 2022 01:18PM

Re: Trust me, those staples aren't the issue.

Kickindirt 404 July 24, 2022 05:58AM

Yes indeed, more challenging that most might think.

Monte 186 July 24, 2022 09:47AM

All my Garrett Pinpointers (4) are assigned to a detector, but ...

Monte 325 July 14, 2022 03:14AM

Sounds good. One more Nevadan.

Monte 336 July 03, 2022 11:18PM

15th WTHO .. Sept. 3rd thru 11th. Make the full outing or whatever days you can.

Monte 435 June 30, 2022 11:05AM

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