Is anyone interested in metal detecting?

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    To me all of them are good. Just some do it a bit better. To me minelab is the top of the line. I’ve used them for about 12 years with no problems.
     
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    Does anyone ever come up to you when you are doing it and how do you handle it?
     
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    I will, I have never heard of it.
     
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    Ive seen newbies dig holes and never cover them up. Then some kid or adult comes along and breaks their ankle. It’s a lot more to detecting than just going out and doing it blindly. If you do decide to purchase one. Read up on how to dig you’re holes and cover them up. There are alot of good metal detecting sites on the net.
     
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    Beaches are usually a good spot after hours

    Lots of coins, jewelry get dropped in the sand. The sand gets churned up after a storm
     
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    Mostly little kids I tell them to fuck off lol not really. I explain to them what I’m doing. Most are just curious. The adults ask me if I’ve ever found anything. The conversation starts off of them knowing some place they remembered when they we’re a kid. I ask the older folks where old parks or picnic areas use to be. They are a wealth of information.
     
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    Repack what you dig. Careful with fed and state parks. Know of a guy who found a 6 pound cannon ball over on the Trinity River in a fed campground, and they confiscated it.

    I found a similar one, and it is thought to be a Texas militia cannon ball from 1835 or 1836.
     
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    74E64D11-61D0-46FA-8DE6-FEE888EBD44A.jpeg This is my Etrac. I want to go detecting but it’s so damn hot.
     
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    Jake it sounds like you’ve done a bit of detecting.
     
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    Go to Australia, look at what this guy found with one.



    Massive $80G gold nugget discovered in Australia by retired man who's been searching area for years
     
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