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Best Hunt of my Life!

E-TRAC

April 23, 2014 09:00am
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This year over Easter Break, my family and I decided to head south and get away from all the winter drama we’ve had here at home. We were just finishing up getting about 10 inches of snow when we left home. It has been a long winter, and I was eager to get my Minelab E-TRAC out and start finding some loot. After about a 10 hour ride in the car, we arrived at our destination.

My first spot it hit was a local park, which yielded some clad and a Wheat Penny. Not quite what I expected so far, but I was happy just being outside and not freezing from wind or snow.

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Posted on April 23, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

Found a 1918 Walking Liberty Half

E-TRAC

April 21, 2014 10:00am
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My sister gave me permission to hunt her yard here in the Pittsburgh, PA area USA. Her house was built in the 1930s, I think. Found a bunch of clad a few wheat pennies and this 1918 Walking Liberty Half dollar. Terribly worn, but I don't care, it is my first silver half dollar. The second picture is of a Turkish 2 Piastre coin also found in Pennsylvania, found in the yard of my grandparents house. I have no idea how a Turkish coin made its way to PA.

 

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Posted on April 21, 2014 10:00am | 0 Comments

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Explorer SE Pro

April 21, 2014 08:00am
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3 Hour hunt with my Nephew 4c_game_chaser yesterday at a former 1875 School... and another target I started pulling out Pennies.

Not taking time to look at what they were,
I kept saying on My Mind Be wheat, Show me silver 
 

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Posted on April 21, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Cleaning Out a Cleaned Out Field with the CTX 3030

CTX 3030

April 19, 2014 09:00am
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Cleaning Out a Cleaned Out Field with the CTX3030

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Posted on April 19, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

1966 high school class ring found and returned to owner

E-TRAC

April 17, 2014 08:00am
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A few months ago I and a detecting friend were using our E-TRACs at an old school playground about 120 miles from home when I got this interesting and strong signal. The thought came to me, "10,000 pull tabs for each gold ring" and when I got to it, BINGO, this long lost class ring popped out! After nearly three months of research and many contacts, I was finally successful in returning the 1966 class ring to its rightful owner. Priceless!!!

 

Dan - Utah, USA

Posted on April 17, 2014 08:00am | 1 Comment

Take a Bite out of Detecting

E-TRAC

April 16, 2014 08:00am
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Out detecting an old picnic grove from the early 1900 in northern New Jersey when my E-TRAC shows a 12-12. So I dug a plug about 8' down and see a piece of gold foil, after pulling it out of the hole I turned it over and saw the teeth marks. I found someone's gold dental caps. Passed over the hole again and pulled out an old beer bottle cap. Guess he used his teeth to open the beer.

Hudson - New Jersey, USA

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Posted on April 16, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Birmingham Counterfeit Eight Reales

Explorer SE Pro

April 15, 2014 02:00pm
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Not to diminish the significance of the countless 18th century coins and relics I have found with my Explorer SE Pro, but there's one that for me takes the grand prize: a counterfeit 1775 Eight Reales, one of only two known to exist (left). And just a year after having found it, I found a real one (right), just a quarter mile away, bearing the same year!

Julio R - New Hampshire, USA

Posted on April 15, 2014 02:00pm | 0 Comments

2nd time out with CTX 3030

CTX 3030

April 02, 2014 08:00am
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Went out for the second time at the beach with my CTX 3030 and ending up finding Barber half dollars, Quarters, and Dimes along with walking liberty half, standing liberty quarter, merks and rosies 22 all together, not pictured where the buffalos, Indian heads, wheaties, v nickel, and large amount of clad. what got me was how good the CTX 3030 pulled the silver out of all the junk and iron.

 

Coco - USA

Posted on April 02, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Transportation history Restored

E-TRAC

April 01, 2014 03:00pm
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As I move towards my third year of E-TRAC owner ship, it continues to amaze me what it recovers in worked out areas.

Recently I have been hunting a vacant lot that use to house a railroad yard that connected to the harbor steam ships back in the 1800's. The trains would go right out on the water on bridges and stop and meet the steam boats.

Both freight and passengers were on the trains and boats. Each would be transferred to the boat or train depending on if they were coming or going. When the passengers handed over or picked up their luggage, steamer trunks etc., like today, they had tags on them so you could recover the correct pieces. However, unlike paper ones used today, they used brass tags attached with leather.

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Posted on April 01, 2014 03:00pm | 0 Comments

14 Wheats and 4 Silver

Safari

March 31, 2014 09:00am
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I came across a old foundation and did some research and it was an old school from 1900s to 1940s all that is left is the blocks the school sat on. I wanted to hit this spot in the spring because the summer is so full of thorns and ticks. But I was able to hunt just a small area and managed these.

Issom Beituni - Indiana, USA

Posted on March 31, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

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