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  • Location:
    Ventura CA
  • Interests:
    All things treasure hunting and outdoors along with music and motorcycles.
    Living the dream when I can combined all at once.
  • Gear Used:
    Lots of prospecting gear, Xterra 705 (old Blue), Fisher GoldBug pro (Goldie),

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  1. Haha!!! I just repeated that whole scenario this afternoon! North end of Zuma at low tide following the rocky cobble line in the wet sand, pushed up from the last high tide.... But I did 16 cents.... I had a couple times when I got good repeating single reading in my gold range just at the waters edge and I was playing tag with the waves as they chase me away and come back to the hole as she receded. But after I went a foot and the depth gage kept saying 4in....I walked. Lots of little clams everywhere too. Over the last couple years I got some nice rings in the north end, same low tide Coble piles, but better storms last year....so far. Oh well. Beautiful day at the beach! Cheers
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    Finally Get Out To Hunt - Panning And Mding

    Hey phrunt and thanks. A fun relaxing day overall even with all the work... I've been using ol blue (705) exclusively as of late and forcing myself to go with no discrimination. Its tough in trashy sites but I would've missed the Canadian nickel otherwise. Goldie is great too but I wish she had tone variance vs just the one sound ( I call it the crazy quail sometimes). I like to look up and around while swinging and still know what a target might be just by tone.
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    Finally Get Out To Hunt - Panning And Mding

    I also got one of these.....Canada 5 Cent piece. This thing is all over the place on Target ID. It never gives the same read out on every pass.... and it's magnetic. If I was using discrimination, I would've flew right over it.
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    Last Two Hunts

    Nice job Skate. Our shores have been getting replenished lately and I need to hit the beach too. G
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    Kennedy Half Near Mint

    "near mint" Haha! Still cool to pull out a big coin like that from time to time. And yes I sure do need a vacation!!! thats no joke!!
  6. This last month has been crazy with no time for self-mental preservation. I told everyone to pound sand on Sunday as I'm going out hunting. I decided to do a little prospecting as well as some coin/jewelry hunting - both in one day. So I packed it all up and headed out. Got to a beautiful area that has a little Au if you're lucky and had a few crevasse areas I've been wanting to clean out. Spent about an 1-1/2 hrs cleaning it all out and panned it down. It looked SO promising as I was digging, but alas only some lead buck shot and a .22 slug. Had a sandwich and enjoyed the views and packed it up to go higher in elevation for some coin shooting. Hiked down into a great little campground that was closed for the winter and hit it for about 3.5 hrs for a total of a little over $8 in clad. No Silver or wheaties nor rings. I did hit a pocket that had these little gold plated charms that were all attached to a bracelet at one time. Each one rang out like a nickel, so I was getting excited after each one, but closer look showed plating wearing off.......wah,wah,wah. But I did get my outdoors/prospecting/treasure hunting jones out of the way for a little bit. the campground I went to had 30+ sites and I hit maybe 7 of them for the day. So I know there is more to go back for another day. My 6" coil would have been a better choice for the trashy sites, but still good practice picking good signals out between the trash. Cheers all!! G
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    Gold Hunting Shop In Ca?

    I was going to suggest Keene as well.
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    Cross Field Advice

    Good point on how sometimes doing a personal recon to areas you are investigating, open up potential areas that you would not see via computer images. Also talking to the older folk at places like the Historical Society etc. who have a plethora of info in there heads and most enjoy sharing it too. Sweet find on that belt buckle!! if it could only tell us it's story.....
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    Hello!

    From one newbie to another - welcome.
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    Moto ( Motor Cycle ) Camping/ Detecting

    UPDATE.. Well we made it to our destination of Carrizo Plains Nat monument, but the detectors never made it out of the bag. We had another rider with us whom is not a detectorist, so to make him stop and sit while we check spot out, was not going to happen. Too much road time and only enough time to set camp, and camp ground was full. So even if we wanted to hit camp spots in the dark.....no go....So it ended up just being a ride and no MDing. Sorry about that. Probably shouldn't even post this since there is no MDing involved. Cheers and happy TG to all. G
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    Moto ( Motor Cycle ) Camping/ Detecting

    Cool! Here is a pic from our last trip up in Sequoia Nat. forest above Kernville. Big fire north of us, kind of smoked us out the whole weekend and the pickings were slim. No rings. No silver. I managed 1 wheatie (1945). Plenty of Quarters, dimes and nickels and zinc. Still a great ride and camp trip and detecting new areas. I will elaborate a bit more detail on this next trip. We plan on visiting Carrizo Plains national Monument as well, more than likely we won't do much detecting there, but we have some spots to recon on our way there.
  12. Hello all! This weekend I am heading out for a Motor Cycle Camp trip (Adventure Bikes) and we always take our detectors. Hoping to find some nice out-of-the-way areas that have not been hit too hard. Camp Grounds have been a good source of hunting for us in the past and we have made about 5 trips this year on bikes, some are local day trips and others are over-nighter's. I love doing this and it has gotten me out to some really neat/old places. Just curious if anyone else out there has done this same type of hunting - MC/camping etc. I'll post the adventure here if anyone is interested.
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    Silver, Titanium And Wheat

    You beat me to my follow-up question GB! Thank you for the well written and detailed answer. I must admit that I am still a bit of a gorilla when it comes to extracting targets and your points on potential coin values remind me of that. My cleaning and handling methods will be modified accordingly. Thank you. Most of the time I just drop the coin into my pouch and move on, looking at them more closely, later at home. But getting them into the pouch can be a little ugly and I need to work on my removal finesse and clean up. What if that wheat was a 1955 Double D - and I scratched it and or gouged it with a digging tool??? I'd be a little P-O'd. I was considering a sonic cleaner.... yes? no? maybe?
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    Silver, Titanium And Wheat

    Well I guess cleaning with the scrub pad side of the kitchen sponge is the wrong thing? Haha still new at this I guess. The ring was fairly clean as was the dime, so I take blame on the penny only.
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    Cross Field Advice

    Good post GB. I too forced myself to try something new and out of my comfort zone and get the heck out there and do it!! Picked a new I place I've been staring at on my screen and saving for that "full" day I may get some time. And yes the usual excuses dribbled into my head as I am contemplating going.... yup - it was a long drive and not prepared for the cold. I had to hike in a few miles and I had to go alone and barely got out by dark.. blah, blah, blah.....and it was freaking AMAZING and can't wait to go out again. And for my efforts, I was rewarded with my first piece of silver in the three years I have been doing this. Needless to say, I drove home with a very big sense of accomplishment. Nugget hunting is on my list now to get out there and DO IT!! Cheers G
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