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New Metal Detecting TV Show

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posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 10:04 PM
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I got a cheap metal detector, i will watch this. S&f




posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 10:30 PM
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I bought my wife a nice metal detector, and a Garret spot detector to go with it. She wanted to get into it. She used it for a while but got bored. I picked it up and have found all sorts of stuff with it!! We live in Commanche Indian country, and have an old stage coach stop on our property. I find TONS of stuff. Lots of coins, I found a bell from the 1860's, found lots of horse tack, stage coach pieces. wheels, found a cast iron stove one time (dated 1873) (it was broken, but I found most of the pieces). I've found old barbed wire, tools, pieces of guns...and even some stuff I can't mention here.

Now my wife is all interested in it again. She really got back into it when she lost her wedding ring feeding the cows and I found it, and even more when I lost a knife I was particularly fond of. I'd lost it like six months previous and actually found it with the detector under about 6" of dirt and cow poop.

Learning how to zero the detector is key to finding things though. (and you have to do it often if you have changing ground types) Most of the really good finds I've found are around fence lines, and fence lines are really hard to work with a metal detector because of the iron in the fence. You have to constantly adjust things and technique is really important.

ETA - I also work a lot of old abandoned gold and silver mines, and find all sorts of stuff on those. Not a lot of gold (some though), but mainly all sorts of other stuff like watches, coins, tools, etc.
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posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 01:17 AM
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I've been metal detecting for about 15 years, i had the chance to use most of the A brands, the best discrimination and dept i experienced with a XP Adventis, better then the Gold Maxx or Deus imo (for coins, jewelery, pendants, etc...)

Garrett at pro was also a dissapointment for the money.

Coinhunter and Bountyhunter is good for beginners, but you pass over the good stuff easy.

If you are looking for larger objects i reccomend the Minelab E-Trac, ww2 ordinace at depts more the a meter, but is horrible for the smaller stuff.

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posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 01:39 AM
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I've got a White's GMT which I think is more designed for finding small/shallow gold nuggets, but I've certainly had far more success in finding all sorts of trash. It has good iron discrimination and there's not a lot of nuggets to be found in the region where I live so I'll probably start taking it out to popular tourist hot spots and just look for jewellery/relics instead.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 02:10 AM
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a reply to: BlueJacket

Yes i do. The pinpointer saves time, specially with small objects.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 08:37 AM
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a reply to: Trueman
I figured you must. My wife is a machine with a pan and a pointer.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 04:06 PM
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As an old man, I think I need to personally go out and do my own metal detecting, rather than watching it on TV. Exercise and all that. I also get too jealous of other people finding billions in lost gold.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 05:55 PM
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originally posted by: Blue Shift
As an old man, I think I need to personally go out and do my own metal detecting, rather than watching it on TV. Exercise and all that. I also get too jealous of other people finding billions in lost gold.


I feel the same but it consider those videos motivational.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 06:12 PM
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I enjoy reading about people's finds in here.


I have antique buttons and jewelry, but I found them in antique shops. lol

My Husband wanted a metal detector years ago and I thought it would be awesome to go with him and find stuff. We never got to do it though.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 07:04 PM
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originally posted by: Night Star
I enjoy reading about people's finds in here.


I have antique buttons and jewelry, but I found them in antique shops. lol

My Husband wanted a metal detector years ago and I thought it would be awesome to go with him and find stuff. We never got to do it though.


Just wait until you find something with your metal detector. That'll trigger addiction



posted on Mar, 5 2019 @ 02:57 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

I don't have one. If I did, I wouldn't be able to walk far or bend a lot with my spinal problems. Believe me, I know I would be addicted!

The only thing is, there are certain areas where you would have to ask permission of land owners if you can dig around their property. At one time there were people who would use metal detectors on beaches. Then it wasn't allowed anymore, unless things have changed over the years.

I will continue to follow this thread. It's fun even if I only get to read about other people's experiences.




posted on Mar, 5 2019 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: Night Star

Yeah....permissions are kind of my weak point. I hunt in places where I don't need one but this year I had my first permission to hunt the yard of a mid 1800 house. It was a disaster, today the owner rent rooms and people had trash all over.

I also asked special permission to hunt in a forest full of history. They'll give me a 3 months permission but I can't keep what I find. Still want to go anyway as soon the weather change.
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posted on Mar, 5 2019 @ 08:24 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

Great thread … and thanks so much for the heads-up!

I will definitely check this series out. Love this stuff!

I have hunted rivers, but only the dry parts hahahaha

These dudes look seriously hard core!



posted on Mar, 6 2019 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: Trueman


I also asked special permission to hunt in a forest full of history. They'll give me a 3 months permission but I can't keep what I find. Still want to go anyway as soon the weather change.


That is what I always heard, that you couldn't keep what you find. If you weren't out there in the first place, the item/items probably wouldn't be found, so you should get some kind of finders fee. That or tell them you didn't find anything even if you did. LOL



posted on Mar, 6 2019 @ 05:26 PM
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For those finding antiques, what do you do with those finds? If you don't keep them, you would probably get more money if you sold to a private collector. If you don't need or want the item or money for it, you could always donate to a museum.



posted on Mar, 6 2019 @ 05:33 PM
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a reply to: Night Star

Well, I will be filming all when I go there, probably including the moment when I show them what I found. I want to follow the rules but I can't avoid wondering if I'd be thinking the same way if I find gold.



posted on Mar, 6 2019 @ 05:38 PM
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originally posted by: Night Star
For those finding antiques, what do you do with those finds? If you don't keep them, you would probably get more money if you sold to a private collector. If you don't need or want the item or money for it, you could always donate to a museum.


I have a wall right next to my computer that still needs to be covered.


Also a big plastic container under the computer with relics I didn't hang on that wall yet.



posted on Mar, 6 2019 @ 05:44 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

This might be a good show... I find Aquachigger personality a little bland, though he has a very good eye. Maybe Rick Edwards will be a bit of entertainment.

In my book, American Digger was the best metal detecting TV show ever...

BOOM BABY!!!


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posted on Mar, 6 2019 @ 06:39 PM
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American Digger was a great show but I think in reality it isn't that easy to find all those cool relics.
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posted on Mar, 7 2019 @ 12:27 AM
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a reply to: Trueman

Are saying the show is fake! Like fake wrestling?

NO WAY.... Ric Savage is the real deal !!!

BOOM BABY!!! : P




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