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  1. I have no idea what my records is for number of coins found  in a day / week as my main interest was gold nuggets. However the value of the coins is secondary as they are stored away only to be looked at or being left for the Grandkids. I got a copy of Aus. coin albums for the silver coins I found and spent some time trying to fill all the holes a feat that would take more than a life time.

    The first link is showing the ones that were excess. The second is the link to an old post here that contains the albums.

    Excess Silver Coins.

    Old DetectorProspector post on silver coins

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  2. On 2/20/2024 at 3:45 AM, Skate said:

    some of these can companies are making their pull tabs gold in color which should be a crime. I dig, see the gold edge and of course I'm thinking we got a bingo only to find out it's from a rockstar can pull tab. There is a special place in hell for these people. 

    You can always say you found a heap of GOLD tabs 🤩

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    Instead, there are special solar viewers or filters needed to protect your eyes while looking at a solar eclipse. Look for glasses that are certified ISO 12312-2 and verify the glasses are not expired or damaged.

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  4. When I bought a detector price was not factor in choice, however when I upgraded the existing one would be given away as it value  was always too low to considering selling it.

    At the moment our current detector have not moved in to digital/processor type yet but the old analog have found plenty of gold and coins. As they say location and knowing how to use what you got is the best way to go. 

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  5. 1980 in Wedderburn at the Australian Detector Rush most people were using discrimination. Not the best back then, however I put a 5 cent bit on the ground not one detector could pick it up at their settings. Two full time prospecting brothers and another were in a spot were one of the brothers go a large signal and said junk. The other one went and dug up the target which was a 36 oz bit. Note the Aus. 5 cent piece was a good test target latter on for PI detectors to gauge their effectiveness on gold.  

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  6. 11 hours ago, Redz said:

    I'm with Norvic, the better finds are always in the patches nobody has found, including the oldtimers. They are not near mines and old placer patches. The only way to find them is put in a lot of miles, and be lucky. A lightweight detector makes that a lot easier...it doesnt have to be the deepest as you can bring in big guns after you have found it.

    That's the method to find patches, but some skill needs to be acquired first. I spent 10 hours a day for ten weeks with out a speck from detecting. I was about 50 years younger then, and had found over 4 ounces from panning and dredging. In the end I found one good patch in Victoria that yield a bit under 30 oz and one in West Aust. 30 odd Oz and another about 60 Oz  All of these would of been found with most Gold Detectors except for a few deep nuggets. I will try flogged ground in a new field, with a small coil and good detector. To get an idea how well the area was done and then walk, walk, walk and only stop when I find a new patch. I forgot to say gold prospecting was only a hobby for me and the wife.  

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