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Old 11-25-2009, 07:23 AM   #1
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Swinging a detector for years campgrounds have always been very productive, the older the better. I have pickle jars full of wheaties and silver from just one old campground. Here are a few of the best finds. A 1920 walking Liberty quarter, a 1905 French quarter and a 1892 Indian head cent. My detector stays in my Casita closet.
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:30 AM   #2
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Very cool, I've always wanted one, I think I'll check out Ebay and see if I can find one that my boys can play with on our camping trips.
Thanks for jogging my memory!
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:14 AM   #3
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I think a treasure hunt would be fun! Just make sure wherever you use it, it's okay. The Oregon State Park system, for instance, doesn't allow ANY digging. Surface finds only and you'd need to check with the park ranger before using.
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:32 AM   #4
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Great Christmas idea!!!
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:16 AM   #5
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Amateurís treasure trove valued at $5.5 million

The largest haul of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered, unearthed by a metal-detector enthusiast

Read the article here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34166439/ns/te...ence/?GT1=43001
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Old 11-27-2009, 01:00 PM   #6
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We met a couple of guys ,with locators, on an old original voyageur trade route portage while canoeing the Matawa River. They were collecting memorabilia from the fur trading days circa 1650-1750. They showed us some brass buttons, a couple of lead balls and a silver shoe buckle thay had just located that day. Those things look intriging.
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Old 11-27-2009, 04:37 PM   #7
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Swinging a detector for years campgrounds have always been very productive, the older the better. I have pickle jars full of wheaties and silver from just one old campground. Here are a few of the best finds. A 1920 walking Liberty quarter, a 1905 French quarter and a 1892 Indian head cent. My detector stays in my Casita closet.

HI, Which do you recommend? Basic? underwater? what's a good basic one that actually finds things and isn't too expensive? Thanks for your help - always wanted to do this. Pat
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:45 AM   #8
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HI, Which do you recommend? Basic? underwater? what's a good basic one that actually finds things and isn't too expensive? Thanks for your help - always wanted to do this. Pat
Metal detecting has been one of my passions for years. I'm saving up, now, to buy my "dream machine". It's the WHITE'S MXT Detector. New, they're around $800. I have 2 older Garret Detectors which were state of the art in their day.

The biggest challenge is to decide what kind of "shooting" you want to do. Beaches, Woods and really old sites, high mineral areas like the South West, etc. If you can find a local Treasure Hunting store and a local club, that's the place to learn.

Caution.....it's highly addictive, but so exciting to know that the next beep may be a huge diamond ring, or a gold coin....or a pop-top. You just never know. But I second Donna's note in that you always want to ask first.

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First Gold of the year. Tested 18 ct, Very old from the 1800's or early 1900's
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Old 01-06-2010, 12:19 AM   #10
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Wow that is beautiful!

When our son was little we bought a cheap detector. He and I spent many an hour in campgrounds and around lakes and stream when ever we were camping. We stocked a tackle box with all found stuff, some of it was pretty old and had a cool factor. We never found anything of real value but had a blast.

I'd love to have a good one now, it's on the list of many things I want but don't really need!
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I am a White's detector dealer/Casita owner. I will sell at discount to anyone on this forum. You can see my add on Whites webpage. http://whiteselectronics.com/
Just type in this zip code in the dealer locator. 58356.
I can't help but agree. I have had great fun and actually paid camp fees in the past just working over the campground where I was staying.
If you want a local dealer to buy from just type in your own zip code. White's has a good veriety and a wide price range depending on what you want to or can afford.
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:41 PM   #12
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Silver today ! It was in the 40's, almost had to wear pants.
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