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PARTICIPANT'S REPORTS: The 8th WTHO .. Wells, Nevada area.. May 17-21, 2018.

May 21, 2018 06:46AM avatar
Our 2nd Outing for 2018 was held Thursday, May 17th thru Monday, May 21st, based out of Wells, Nevada. This was the 8th WTHO and included the opportunity to hunt 6 regional ghost towns a short drive out of Wells. Only 5 of them were hunted, and of those just 1 especially hard and 2 others saw a moderate amount of attention.

I'll have to do a tally to verify the turn-out, but due to work requirements, family activities, medical restrictions, a wife saying 'No' or other conflicts-in-life, some who had planned to attend were unable to make it. There is the 9th WTHO out of Tonopah, Nevada during Memorial Day Weekend, but quite a few participants I have heard from said they won't be able to make that one because they already took the time off to attend the 7th in Oregon or the 8th Outing, now concluding, out of Wells. Also they had other family oriented plans for the holiday weekend.

I am looking at some hints to possibly assemble a 10th WTHO later this year to try and get one more Outing in during 2018. Otherwise, planning efforts are to find and plan the two regular WTHO's for 2019 as far in advance as possible so everyone will have more time to schedule I the gatherings ahead of time.

After some casual discussions with many who have attended the current-year outings and some on the Welcome-to-Hunt Contact List who couldn't fit one in for this year, there are only perhaps two or three people I spoke with who currently do any digging and screening or have considered it. Most have said they are not that interested in those activities and just want to enjoy metal detecting Outings, only. A few fly into an airport then get a rental car and that eliminates transporting all the shovels, screens and gear. Plus there are those like me who physically can't handle shoveling or hauling the gear around anymore to enjoy the digging-and-screening activity.

Therefore, all future WTHO's are going to be based primarily on metal detecting activities and not geared toward established screening events like the annual gathering in Tonopah Nevada. For those going down to that 9th WTHO, I wish you all the best. If you are up to the efforts required to shovel-and-screen a lot of material, I can tell you that it can definitely provide a level of success, especially for those who are active diggers, and have been for quite some time now.

At the Tonopah dumps you might be able to find Ralph Gold who has to be one of the most active dig-and-screen devotees you could ever imagine. Ralph had e-mailed a couple of times, as I have included in former e-mails, that he would be glad to have any of our group stop by his set-up and learn more about how to dig and process the material. You can also learn the size of the screen to use and how to work the dirt to remove debris and expose potentially good targets that are mixed in with all the discarded material. Who knows, maybe it will be an activity a newcomer would like to try?

Anyway, today is the last day of the 8th WTHO and, as a group, we had a lot of fun. Not as many old coins or trade tokens were found like we used to, but that's part of the game we play while enjoying this great outdoor sport. You have to put in the time-and-effort, then use the best detector and coil for the site challenges, and put the coil over a desirable target and recover it. It's that simple, but we are hunting sites that present some of the toughest dense iron trash one could imagine, especially the amounts of rusty tin that really adds to the good-target masking that challenges us.

So read below as 8th WTHO Participants share their comments and photos about what they learned and found on this Outing. There were a lot of buttons and other neat small artifacts recovered, and I want to give a 'Thank You' to all who attended, from Gregg Z., who hasn't missed any of the first eight Outings, to those more frequently. Some, like Carey M., on their second meet-up, and Randy A. who made the long drive from Kansas for his first Welcome-to-Hunt Outing event.

Participants, please include any photos of your finds, if you have them, and share your experiences about the various locations, the people, and the things you might have learned. Also, since many of us use more than one make and model detector, it might be of interest to readers to know what detector make and model you used, search modes and settings, and the search coils employed to help make your finds.

Thanks to all for your time-and-effort to come out and have some fun!

Monte
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PARTICIPANT'S REPORTS: The 8th WTHO .. Wells, Nevada area.. May 17-21, 2018.

Monte 254 May 21, 2018 06:46AM

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silverhound2 217 May 29, 2018 07:50PM

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Utah1971 144 May 29, 2018 09:12PM

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NWCindy 144 May 29, 2018 08:18PM

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silverhound2 159 May 29, 2018 08:07PM

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OregonGregg 159 May 29, 2018 08:24PM

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silverhound2 139 May 29, 2018 08:30PM

Re: Silverhounds finds

silverhound2 207 May 28, 2018 08:00PM

Re: Silverhounds finds

Utah1971 184 May 29, 2018 07:48AM

Re: PARTICIPANT'S REPORTS: IRON and info on TICKS Attachments

glabelle 217 May 28, 2018 08:02AM

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OregonGregg 132 May 28, 2018 12:40PM

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NWCindy 181 May 28, 2018 09:15AM

. . . Report Attachments

Remfire 307 May 25, 2018 12:09PM

Nice Finds.

OregonGregg 169 May 27, 2018 08:51AM

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Kickindirt 147 May 26, 2018 06:03PM

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Remfire 146 May 26, 2018 06:54PM

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Kickindirt 136 May 26, 2018 08:34PM

Findings -

Rich (Utah) 196 May 25, 2018 07:19PM

Rich, you could have moved to Portland Oregon.

Monte 212 May 25, 2018 08:36PM

Portland Oregon ?

Rich (Utah) 161 May 25, 2018 09:49PM

Re: Portland Oregon ?

silverhound2 124 May 28, 2018 07:31PM

Re: . . . Report

NWCindy 168 May 25, 2018 04:54PM

A nice report with ample photos as proof.

Monte 151 May 25, 2018 04:10PM

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zincoln 156 May 25, 2018 01:42PM

It was nice meeting all the fine folks in Wells NVsmiling smiley

Hombre 183 May 24, 2018 06:15PM

Re: It was nice meeting all the fine folks in Wells NVsmiling smiley

OregonGregg 144 May 27, 2018 08:56AM

It was equaly great having you as "one of the fine folks" on the Outing.

Monte 154 May 25, 2018 04:44AM

Re: It was nice meeting all the fine folks in Wells NVsmiling smiley

Utah1971 163 May 24, 2018 07:13PM

Re: PARTICIPANT'S REPORTS: The 8th WTHO .. Wells, Nevada area.. May 17-21, 2018. Attachments

Utah1971 221 May 23, 2018 10:00PM

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silverhound2 123 May 28, 2018 08:09PM

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Utah1971 110 May 29, 2018 07:50AM

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silverhound2 126 May 29, 2018 06:43PM

Re: PARTICIPANT'S REPORTS: The 8th WTHO .. Wells, Nevada area.. May 17-21, 2018. Attachments

Utah1971 124 May 29, 2018 09:10PM

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silverhound2 115 May 29, 2018 09:24PM

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OregonGregg 152 May 27, 2018 09:02AM

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Utah1971 118 May 29, 2018 07:52AM

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Remfire 144 May 25, 2018 08:21PM

Batteries ?

Rich (Utah) 147 May 25, 2018 09:51PM

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NWCindy 163 May 24, 2018 03:23PM

Eric, glad you enjoyed the Outing. thumbs up

Monte 214 May 24, 2018 06:29AM

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Kickindirt 187 May 23, 2018 10:57PM

Funny comment about the battery.

Monte 178 May 24, 2018 06:49AM

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Kickindirt 157 May 24, 2018 09:21PM

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NWCindy 204 May 21, 2018 06:04PM

Another fun outing in NV Attachments

OregonGregg 276 May 21, 2018 12:27PM

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Elbert 126 May 25, 2018 09:59PM

Re: Another fun outing in NV

OregonGregg 135 May 27, 2018 09:04AM

Re: Another fun outing in NV

Utah1971 162 May 23, 2018 09:36PM

'FUN' is the key word that I hope for on our Outings.

Monte 165 May 22, 2018 10:33AM

Another fun outing in NV

Rich (Utah) 185 May 21, 2018 10:15PM

Re: Another fun outing in NV

OregonGregg 171 May 21, 2018 10:25PM

Re: Another fun outing in NV

NWCindy 182 May 21, 2018 06:00PM

Re: Another fun outing in NV

Kickindirt 175 May 21, 2018 02:28PM

Misc Pics Attachments

OregonGregg 228 May 21, 2018 12:34PM

Misc Pics

Rich (Utah) 165 May 21, 2018 10:22PM

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NWCindy 213 May 21, 2018 06:02PM



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