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Monthly Archives: June 2013

3 Hour stroll on the beach tonight

I took a 3 hour stroll on the beach tonight with my metal detector. It was a beautiful evening with a light breeze and temperature in the 70's. Not too many people on the beach, there were some folks just hanging about and about 3 wind surfers, a few stragglers in the water. I was … Continue reading »

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More of my recent Metal Detecting finds

925 sterling silver ring found in the wet sand while beach metal detecting Religious medal found on the beach, made of copper Found this Alex & Ani pendant on the beach   Tungsten & 14k gold ring found in the wet sand while beach metal detecting   Small silver pendant found in a school field 1941 Mercury Dime … Continue reading »

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To Tumble or not to Tumble?

To tumble or not to tumble, that is a question that I consider a lot. Obviously the answer for key-date coins is a big NO but clad and other finds, I tumble all the time. In fact when I have coins that I can't see the date on no matter what I do, I will … Continue reading »

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Found & Returned Ring November 2012!

Lost Ring found November 2012: I had the pleasure of helping a very nice lady find a ring that she lost in her yard while raking leaves. I saw her post on Lostmystuff.net, which I am a member of, and I contacted the family to arrange for me to hunt for the lost ring. The … Continue reading »

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Cleaning your finds

SILVER COIN FINDS A question I hear over and over is, what's the best way to clean my metal detecting finds? Unfortunately the answer is not so simple because every find is unique and cleaning your finds must be carefully thought out. In most cases regarding key-date coins and old antique items, you should not clean them. Even … Continue reading »

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Metal Detecting Tips and detectors for beginners

So you are interested in taking up metal detecting? You’ve seen the TV  shows, you know friends that are into metal detecting, or you have just always wondered about it (like I did), so you want to give it a try but you are not sure where to begin. What is the best metal detector for … Continue reading »

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Found & Returned Medical Alert!

I found this Medical Alert necklace while beach metal detecting. On the back of the pendant was a phone number and a serial number so I called the phone number and spoke with a woman who was very pleasant and eager to help. I explained to her that while I was metal detecting on a local … Continue reading »

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Minelab Pro-Find 25

The Minelab Pro-Find 25 is a high end hand held metal detecting pinpointer with similar characteristics as the Garrett Pro Pointer. The differences are minor, it detects with the sides and tip, it has a light for low light hunting, it is not waterproof and is generally not great for beach hunting due to the … Continue reading »

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Sand Scoops for Metal Detecting

So, you’re on the beach doing some metal detecting with your new metal detector, and all of a sudden, you hear a signal. You’ve found something in the sand. Do you get down and start digging with your hands? No, of course you don’t. You need to use a sand scoop or a shovel of … Continue reading »

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Some of my recent Metal Detecting finds

Old Musket Balls found while beach metal detecting Some lead toys from 1800's/early 1900's found while beach metal detecting Religious Medallion found in a park 6 inches deep, I cut the plug and there it was A Spiral Celtic Ring and a cross both 925 Silver found while beach metal detecting 14k Gold with 24 … Continue reading »

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