Yesterday My New Career In Metal-Detecting Began....

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    Btw those wand pointers are not that good my old company had one to find metal in recycled plastic you kind of had to get right on top of it..
     
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    The Garrett is world-class as is their entire product line. I thought about going full-tilt boogie and buying the best stuff but then I realized getting skunked a few times might bring my interest to an end. So I went with a well-respected Bounty Hunter model I could use the first day without having to dial the thing in like you have to do with a Garrett. The pointer I got is supposed to do a reasonable job and last a long time so I figured another $60 invested in my venture was a sound idea. If I find a thousand dollar ring, I'm playing with house money for the rest of my time doing it.
     
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    Those places are good for coin-shooting....I'm more interested in finding gold jewelry or maybe gold nuggets around the old placer mine tailings in the Prescott, Arizona area. I'm using a setting that ignores literally everything but gold and nickel but will alert on large objects. At this point it's a matter of learning the meaning of the different tones it makes. And not looking like some oddball....I won't wear headphones or hunt where a lot of people are around. One peculiar thing happened my first day.....a woman was walking through the park staring at me and then an hour later she came back from the other direction doing it again. Makes me wonder if she knows of something stashed around where I was...not sure what I'll do if I run across a hidden drug or stolen goods cache....call the cops I guess.
     
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    Don't forget about meteorites! Even the small ones get 40 or 50 bucks at the Gem Show.
     
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    I would ask you for a link but then again I am smart enough to look it up myself, I don't get how a little hand held wand in your hand could penetrate soil if your walking around and not on your knees.
     
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    Arizona? You looking for that legend of the burried loot?
     
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    You sweep across an area with the detector until you get a consistent beep and then probe around in the dig with the pointer.

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    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073XYQSWP/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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    The Dutchman's mine? [​IMG] Nah, the Superstitions are a very dangerous area...always have been. Prospectors go in don't come back, searchers go in, don't come back. Rough country, deranged hermits, rattlers, no water...no thanks.
     
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    Capital idea...the Sonoran Desert is littered with meteorites if you know where to look....a big one is worth a fortune....thanks for the tip....I believe I know an area that some have been found.
     
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    Yea I read about it so much when I lived there, dangerous as heck
     
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