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  Fall 2017 Treasure Hunter's Gazette #172
Posted by: SteveP (NH) - Yesterday, 01:53 PM - Forum: General Hobby Talk - No Replies


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  OKie visiting Newcastle. Looking for Md buddies
Posted by: Okie - 10-16-2017, 02:27 PM - Forum: Let's Go Diggin'!!! - No Replies

Ladies and Gents,

I live in a small town in Oklahoma, USA.  Duncan has approx. 23,000 people.    I have been metal detecting for approx. 4-5 years, but due to my travel schedule at  work, I rarely get to go detecting.   I am traveling to Newcastle, UK for five weeks of training and will have weekends free. I will be there Oct 21 (late afternoon) until Nov. 25.   I plan on packing my Garrett ATPro.  I would like to meet up with some local hobbyist who would allow me to join them for some hunts, fill  me in on local MD laws, provide a place or two where I can detect, etc.

Feel free to email me at gds73533@hotmail.com    I am really looking forward to making new friends, digging in some old dirt and hopefully make a few nice finds. Smile

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Wink 1st time ocean hunting
Posted by: I Dig VT - 10-12-2017, 08:47 PM - Forum: Metal Detecting: Beach and Water - No Replies

1st weekend of Oct I decided to take a trip to Hampton Beach.. Have never detected the
ocean with my CTX 3030 and hadn't been to Hampton in over 25 yrs..  Well it was an
experience.. I took more photo's than I found coins.. the size of the beaches up the coast
at low tide are overwhelming to a beginner trying this alone.. I can see where digging at
night with a headlamp might have it's good points.. I won't even tell you what my settings
were... other than "they weren't right" and I need a lightweight sand scoop if I'm going to do
this again..
Saturday was totally drenching till late afternoon.. but fun.. found clad coins, a 1994 Canadian
dollar and 1 earring on that rainy day, at Jenness State Beach... fast forward to Sunday, 13 hrs
later, sunny beautiful day, back at Jenness... 30 feet from where I found my 1st earring I
found the 2nd one with the same 12-5 ringtone.. couldn't believe it when I pulled it from the sand..
not that lucky at most things.. so now I have a cool pair of earrings.. also found prescription glasses
and a dog leash in great shape..

Will have to give it a second try sometime... and definitely look into saltwater settings... Not the
same I discovered as detecting in Lake Champlain lake water...

raven

       

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  What is a Kettle Point
Posted by: Sea Hunter - 10-12-2017, 12:07 PM - Forum: Metal Detecting: Land - No Replies

What is a Kettle Point
used to find and throw away. What are they?

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  Some silver jewelry and lots of clad from the beach
Posted by: bobvt - 09-25-2017, 07:14 PM - Forum: Metal Detecting: Beach and Water - Replies (1)

I went to Hampton Friday night, out detecting low tide in the dark for a couple hours, then hit Salisbury early Saturday morning.  Ended up with about $20 in clad, a silver ring, some single silver earrings, and my first PAIR of earrings, look like gold plated silver, and a stainless steel ring.  Also found a decayed Hopalong Cassidy toy gun, sinkers, and junk.  Weather was beautiful, lots of people out enjoying the beach.

bob








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  Militia Button
Posted by: CTTodd - 09-19-2017, 09:07 PM - Forum: Treasures Found! - No Replies

Hi Guys 
I hit this button last weekend. It's a NY Excelcior Button. 1792-1822 it's a Copper button with a silver wash on it. The eagle looks better in person. HHunting



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  War of 1812 Militia Plate
Posted by: CTTodd - 09-19-2017, 09:02 PM - Forum: Treasures Found! - No Replies

Hello All
I hit this plate this summer in a field at over a foot down with a XP Deus. I'm pleased to have gotten it   I was not pleased with the shield being cut out of it. I'm told cutting out the shield was some sort of protest. Sometimes it pays to be lucky. HHunting.



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  Kettle Point
Posted by: CTTodd - 09-19-2017, 08:54 PM - Forum: Native American - No Replies

Hi Guys 
I hit this Native American Kettle Point this summer in a hay field. These points are solid 1600s and were made from worn out trade items which is how they get their name. 
HHunting



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  Clad and a silver ring from the beach
Posted by: bobvt - 09-13-2017, 06:54 PM - Forum: Metal Detecting: Beach and Water - Replies (2)

Took a couple days off work and did some detecting at Old Orchard Beach and Hampton Beach. Ended up with ten bucks in clad and a silver ring. Weather was beautiful.  Didn't see anyone else detecting at OOB, saw Johnny5 scooping up all the gold from Hampton  Smile

   

   

Bob

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Exclamation Hey George; too hot to print?
Posted by: Doc Watson - 09-11-2017, 08:58 AM - Forum: General Hobby Talk - Replies (2)

The following was submitted to American Digger with my recent article on Bone 24, but they declined to print it:

Something occurred during one of the paid hunts and I feel I would be remiss not to comment on it.  While hunting one of the fields I noticed a small group of guys hunting outside the marked boundaries of the field.  The hunt-master had been very clear at the start where we could and could not hunt, as stipulated by the property owners when he negotiated the permission for the hunt.  I assumed that the guys were late arrivals and didn’t know they weren’t allowed to hunt the 10-yard strip between the stonewall lined road and the field, though the field was marked with ribbon.  I approached the closest man and politely explained that they weren’t allowed to hunt there, and he looked up and rolled his eyes like a thirteen-year-old girl.  They moved, but took their time to cross over into the field.

I hunted the field for a few hours oblivious to everything else, eventually making my way back to the vehicle.  I was incredulous to find that the men were back detecting in the off-limits area.  The first time I had given them the benefit of the doubt, but this time they looked up as if to say; “screw you”.  There were several others in the parking area, not detecting, but watching the men.  I raised my voice and stared talking to no-one in particular “what the hell are you doing, you were told this area was off limits, and a few things I don’t recall.  They responded again with the little girl eye-rolls but otherwise ignored me.  They resumed what they were doing, dug one more target (a crown cap), then got in their vehicle and left. 

How can someone be so ignorant and selfish to ignore the wishes of the property owner and hunt anywhere they feel like?  Are they such poor hunters that they need an edge over everyone else by poaching their finds in off limits area?  After all the work that the hunt master and others had put in to secure the permission to hunt, you reward them by disrespecting the property owners and risk getting everyone thrown-out?  I got their plate number and reported them, hopefully they will not be invited back, but I was still hot and just wanted to smack them upside the head.  I realize now what I should have done was take out my phone and recorded them.  Then I could have posted it on YouTube and every detecting forum I could think of, letting people know that these people were the ones hurting our hobby; the ones that still hunt protected areas, leave trash and holes everywhere and have no concern about landowners rights or wishes.  These are the people that need to be called out, no more “nudge, nudge, wink, wink” between detectorists when someone breaks the rules.  If you aren’t being mindful that you are an ambassador to the hobby and your actions are being watched by many groups that want to shut us down, then you are serving as a bad example and shouldn’t even own a detector, period.

And while I’m at it, to whom ever left the paddock gate wide open, THINK next time you enter a gated field.  Just because you don’t see the cattle or horses, the gate was closed for a reason.  If you can’t remember to close it, then don’t bother opening it in the first place.  It is hard enough to secure new permissions these days, if you can’t follow simple rules then, please just stay home.

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