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Find a bunch of gold, its mine, I lost a bunch here.

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My view, like it or not....Gary Drayton is, IMHO, a bullshi**er!

Claims to have found 8+ ounces of gold in a weekend in florida on the beaches, and on his site, claims to have literally found absolutely STACKS and STACKS of gold, spanish gold etc etc...BLAH friging blah!

BUT...a video of him, even finding ONE SINGLE PIECE OF GOLD on a beach????

NOPE. NOT A CHANCE. Doesn't exist.

Sorry, but unless I see at least ONE video of him doing a real live dig of even ONE GRAM of gold...I CALL BULLCRAP!

 

Matt

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Come to think of it, I've never filmed myself either. Hmm.

Seriously though, it had never occurred to me to doubt Draytons finds, I just don't get that vibe.

The problem is more with the fame whores on youtube, everyone is a star, I guess we've come to the point of expecting video evidence now. Most the local detectorists are on youtube and I think one of them is cheating. I don't know for sure if this particular guy is cheating, it's just a gut feeling, he throws off all kinds of odd tells.

In the same way I can totally believe another detectorist finds like Garys.

The problem with demanding a video, is a video can be cheated too.

Spanish ships really did sink, I myself have figured out to find gold in my crap town so no doubt somebody can find Spanish treasure if they put in the time and the conditions are right.

Where is he getting all this Spanish jewelry in the first place? See the emeralds in some of that stuff? That type of jewelry can be tested to verify its authenticity, it doesn't just appear out of thin air. If it was already found, its been documented.

Have you noticed he doesn't just hunt in the ocean, but in the swamp on the other side of a jetty? That is the kind of thing a real detectorist figures out, the boat was blown over the jetty in a hurricane.

So we can agree to disagree on this one, I'm totally fine with it.

Drayton treasure.

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What have you found staffydog33?

JW

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I didn't know much about him so did some reading on him, I thought he was a Minelab dealer as he's even featured on the Minelab site, and well... dealers get some incredible finds....... :biggrin:

He's clearly dedicated, spends his life doing it. The more you're out there the more chance you've got and he is using good detectors.  I think I'd question him more of he was using a type of detector that made it seem a little bit more like marketing than a genuine treasure hunter.

I've found some stuff I would of never of expected to find in places you'd never expect it to be. I really think a person that collected old coins lived here in the paddock behind my house, there was a farm house there many years ago.  I've found some incredible coins and there is no explanation as to why they would be there, maybe they were hidden in the house which I know was was rotting away and an eyesore, the person died and then they bowled the house over and burned/buried most of it.  A neighbouring farm bought out the land and the coins scattered all over place in the demolition, that's my theory which some of it is fact..    I've gone back so many times with different detectors and feel I'd cleaned it up now, only one left to try is the GPX with it's big DD coil (power lines and junk around).

So it makes it hard to question someones finds as sometimes it's research, sometimes it's luck and sometimes is just being out there all day everyday in the right places.

You'll have to excuse my waffling, second day in a row rained in.....

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On 11/17/2018 at 6:27 AM, kiwijw said:

Then you get people who walk past & when they are right beside you they go making  Beep Beep noises

:laugh: Oh man.. I hate those mugs.. could write a book over this stuff. Seems to be the same all over the world :happy:

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Could it be?  :rolleyes:

I've been watching the series, always was interested in it since likely reading the same Readers Digest article they read as kids when I was a kid.  I think there was something there, at one time, but now, who knows. 

I told my wife last night as I was watching it, that it's funny they've spent millions and millions of dollars searching that island since their TV series started, and I've found more valuable stuff in one year, and for barely no investment then they've found their entire career there - LOL

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That is the thing, they should have completely grided the island with metal detectors before the spent money on the big equipment. They would have a better lay of the land, bound to recover clues one way or the other.

I'm watching the second episode now, by the way the music is playing, they are going to find the treasure any minute.

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5 hours ago, Alluminati said:

That is the thing, they should have completely grided the island with metal detectors before the spent money on the big equipment. They would have a better lay of the land, bound to recover clues one way or the other.

I'm watching the second episode now, by the way the music is playing, they are going to find the treasure any minute.

Could it be?

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The most ignorant...lol...thing anyone has said to me when they saw me metal detecting was, "get a job"...  In my mind

I think, to myself, "if ONLY those  people KNEW just how MUCH this metal detector cost..."  In most instances my metal detector

cost MORE than their car...go figger...

 

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