Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Anybody tried it?

Metal Detecting In The River for Treasure

Aug 13, 2017 - Uploaded by Aquachigger Join me as I metal detect and search for treasure in the river. I find a nice Confederate artillery shell and other ...
 
 
 

Metal detecting a river full of silver and gold (part 1)

Aug 13, 2016 - Uploaded by hiluxyota Went out today with Dirty Dan to a new river site , and we both left today with over 30 silver coins , gold and ...
 
 
 

Metal Detecting In Rivers: Tips On Finding Crossings Or Fords

Dec 16, 2012 - Uploaded by Aquachigger A little metal detecting adventure. In it, I give out some tips on ...
 
 
 

Exploring an Island and Metal Detecting along the River

Feb 21, 2017 - Uploaded by nuggetnoggin Nugget Noggin paddles out on the river to explore an island, where many people have camped out over the ...
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

funny i was just watching a video by hiluxyota this morning. Those guys do really well in the old swimming holes. They even found a gold coin once. Lots of gold rings. I've got a few places I frequent that are technically fresh water river system but they are part of the Delta so thy look nothing like the rivers these guys are hunting. There was a guy Jimmy Maya who I followed for a while..He killed the jewelry hunting the San Joaquin/Merced and other tributaries So many places to try and so little time it seems. A Kayak would be a great tool to use to get to some places...

strick

https://www.youtube.com/user/osterpicado/videos

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've had to wait for flows to come down. It finally dropped off flood stage 3 days ago so I should be able to get out some soon, but fall will be the best flows.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Found a musket ball and junk ring and a lunch bag full of heroin in the large river here. Stopped detecting there. Small outlet river from one the nearby ponds I cut my finger on some glass and bent my scoop...

Not exactly fun. Plan on going way up north and look for bits of gold and follow old trails that may have old coins/less trash.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/30/2019 at 6:53 AM, strick said:

funny i was just watching a video by hiluxyota this morning. Those guys do really well in the old swimming holes. They even found a gold coin once. Lots of gold rings. I've got a few places I frequent that are technically fresh water river system but they are part of the Delta so thy look nothing like the rivers these guys are hunting. There was a guy Jimmy Maya who I followed for a while..He killed the jewelry hunting the San Joaquin/Merced and other tributaries So many places to try and so little time it seems. A Kayak would be a great tool to use to get to some places...

strick

https://www.youtube.com/user/osterpicado/videos

Thanks for clueing me in to that. That's a great channel, and other than my river being lots colder pretty much exactly what I'm gearing up for.  Nice instructions for building the floating sifter too!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Metal Detecting is such a thrilling hobby, and there are so many different styles of hunts.  I imagine those guys can't hunt the fields and forests in the heat of the summer, as chiggers, tics, snakes and poison ivy.  Most farm fields are in crop too and the temps are sweltering.

What better way to tame your detecting desires, than to drop into a cool relaxing slow flow river and find more treasures.  They guys are showing the variety of detecting pleasures possible.

Hey Steve,  You know there has been many gold rings tossed into the Truckee and I imagine 100X silver coins as well.  Wonder how many folks playing the casinos, hit it big and toss a couple silver dollars in the river for some more luck?  Have you tried the river yet?

I've detected our river here in Boise and found coins, keys, glasses, cell phones and occasional ring.  What better way to cool off when the outside temp is in the 90's.

Thanks for sharing.

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aquachigger and his trusty mokai, whats not to like!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have detecting a local river crossing/ford near me,the shallow river has 2 main attractions that it was one of the main routes into the village from one of the main Roman road going north,and often visited by romans and drover going back 2000 years.

The river is shallow as rivers go about 12'' deep during the summer and maybe 18-20'' during the wet winter months,but by your average river depth its very shallow,but the length of time that humans have used this crossing items would have not only been casual drops but also votive offering by the Romans too the water gods,so the possibility of finding some roman coinage is a possibility,as the water level is reasonably low during the summer months as that is the only time i detect this river,then one does not really need any high end submersible detectors,infact when i put my chest waders on all i use is a old Compadre which has had a coil plug added so that i can use a variety of coils,but surprisingly enough i always use the small 4'' coil for possibly pickling out the coins from between the rocks and it does work rather well,2nd machine i also use but not as much is a very old Musketeer and hang the control box from my neck and just use the small 7.5'' coil or what ever size it is once again from my neck.

The 2nd and most desirable type of detecting that i do from this small crossing and that is the fact that during the hot summer months the local mums take the kids down to the river for a paddle as its shallow,the kids go fishing with nets and buckets after tadpoles etc and mum shows some interest,but this is when the problems start,as mums fingers get wet and cold from playing with the kids and before long the fine gold ring that once belonged too granny and often has a high class lump of ice set into the ring has gone,panic sets in and they think they will never see the ring again,but over the years folks have approached me in helping find these lost items of jewellery and i do this as a totally free service to the local community,albeit a few times i have found a few rings and some other items of jewellery that had been lost possibly decades ago and the original owner have either died or left the area and no contact details so those i have claimed for myself,but for the most part these items are handed back to the original owner.

Another interesting method that i also do is that as this mainly was a ford/river crossing for nearly 2000 years a small 'hump back' bridge was built between 250-300 years ago,dont have a exact date but thats not far out date wise,this small bridge runs right next door to the original ford crossing,so this has been a main exit route from the village after say a burglaries and late at night folks have been known to throw/dump interesting items into the river from the bridge,i wont expand on that but not only detecting is good but also 'magnet fishing' has produced some interesting finds over the years.

So these have been my detecting ventures over the years mainly when the crops are in full growth so like a junky i need my detecting fix i usually venture into my local river,not as exciting a some of these top YouTube players,but it gives me some excitement and i enjoy doing it,and as long as it makes 'me' happy then that is all that counts.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did you see all the stuff that Kellyco now sells to the magnet fishermen?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Video from the youtuber are cool once the items aren't planted.......................

 

 

RR

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By Againstmywill
      The large coin/token was found at a school. It is the same exact coin as the smaller one that is next to it in the picture, just bigger and a couple bundles of grain, maybe (see red arrows). The small coin is a real Chinese coin that I have at home. Question is, what is the larger one? Anyone have any ideas? A good luck charm came to mind, but I could not find any just like it. Thanks for any help.



    • By Dan(NM)
      Met up with a couple of fellow hunters to hunt a WW1/WW2 dump site, it was a button feast today. Also was able to score 2 mercs, a barber and a wheat. Overall a great way to celebrate Independence Day, thanks for looking.

    • By kac
      Went to one of my stomping grounds to try out my AT Pro with -5 clicks on GB and noticed the town had done some trimming revealing areas that weren't usually accessible. After an hour in just a small area I got these. The -5 on the Pro gave me more stable vdi numbers, the coins were pretty shallow <8" deep tangled in roots.
      The copper coin has so much patina on it that I can barely see a face of some sorts. Thinking of sending it out for professional cleanup.

    • By Gerry in Idaho
      Silver & Gold at its best.  I can not believe the finds some of my customers are making with their Equinox detectors.  This is the 5th gold coin (I'm only counting in US finds, not England) my customers have recovered with the NOX machines.  Brandon in UT, finds an old site and recovers a couple beautiful Seated Liberty Dimes (see pictures).  Then the following weekend (this last Saturday) he goes back to the same site and does the Holy Grail we all dream of. Yes he unearths a glimmering gorgeous 1886-S $5 Eagle.  
      I've been a dealer for 25 years and never before have I had so many happy customers making Top Quality Finds.  All I can say, is the Equinox and the Multi IQ Technology has to have something to do with all the treasures coming up.





    • By schoolofhardNox
      I've been meaning to post this for a while . After seeing the great finds GKman found on the Equinox forum, it reminded me to post this.  Here is a shot of most of the brass Native American kettle points we found from an ongoing project. These points were found by 4 other hunters and myself. I get asked a lot of times from people that find their own points, how old are they? and what tribe do they belong to? The time period is easy, early to mid 1600's., but the attribution is more difficult. So we are in the process of starting a data base of points found while metal detecting. Since I am a metal detectorist, first and foremost , I informed them that the exact locations are not going to be disclosed 😄. No one is going to give GPS numbers on their finds.  The people I have worked with for the past 8 years are excellent people and are only interested in general information and a good, clear picture with a ruler or measurements (length and width). This data base will allow us to see where points are generally found and will eventually be able to attribute styles of points to actual tribes. I have only 1 point that was found at a cellar hole, on my own and have given them the information on where it was found. Only the town and state. That is all they needed. So if anyone is interested in contributing information (anonymously if you choose), I would be glad to log it in. Hope you enjoy the picture. It represents around 10 tribes that fought along side the English, against the Pequot tribe. If you have never had the privilege of digging one of those, I can say it never gets old. I have had the pleasure of pulling a lot of those points pictured from the dirt and the feeling is always the same 😯

×
×
  • Create New...