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dogodog last won the day on August 28 2021

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    woodworking, metal fab, cooking, metal detecting and good bourbon, not in any particular order
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    tesoro modded cibola, tesoro campadre, Tesoro silver umax, nokta makro multi kruzer, Equinox 800, G carrot, Ken's hand digger, Grave Digger nemesis

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  1. Nice save on the ring. I'm sure there is more to find in the area. Hope you post it if you do.
  2. Good luck with the new machine Erik!!! The first question I need to ask is did you take the rest of the money and invest in a shark cage? Question two is did you call XP and ask them how the screen holds up to a great whites bite force? You my friend have doo-dads the size of basketballs. No way I would be in your water past ankle deep. All joking aside I hope this new XP opens up a few more spots for you, I always enjoy your posts. Sincerely your friend who watches shark week on the discovery channel Dogodog
  3. Great read, I find DD's have a slight edge in depth but not by much and are quite often difficult to rely on in the iron trash areas I hunt. My detecting started with the tesoro machines and most came with a concentric and then a DD. Just my opinion but Tesoro's really shine with a concentric vs DD. Then came the Multi Kruzer, Which is an awesome machine. I ran the DD's for some time and had Pretty good luck with them until I bought the 9 inch concentric. It was a game changer for the MK. In all fairness the best DD I have ever used was the Nel superfly, oddly it almost seems like a hybrid of the DD and concentric configurations. As of lately I buy up concentric's at a high rate of speed, and fearing they will no longer be available. If I had to pick only one I would always choose a concentric. I wish minelab or someone else would step in and make a 9 inch concentric, I think it would make the 600/800 a machine that would be hard to beat in the performance arena. For now I run my tesoro's with concentric's for clean up in high nail infested sites.
  4. Thanks GM, This is so far becoming a great little story. I'm hooked can't wait to hear more. This might make a good movie!!!
  5. Research!!! Try and research when your stuck in the house with the wife. Love her to death but she would rather have me research painting.
  6. You can change the material/utensil but you just CAN"T change the human condition. All the thoughtful people pick up all the other non self aware humans junk. Most just can't get out of their own way.
  7. Good job, one is better than none. Oh and by the way it was 11 degrees here in my haunts. Ground is pretty stiff right now.
  8. Stamped 925 mex Gb. Wish it was 14k. You might have walked right by it, Found it a 50 yards from where we started detecting.
  9. Wednesday I had a brief moment in the arctic air that is hammering PA. It was going up to 50 degrees, So I thought I'll take what I can get during this frigid spell. Off to the park I went to try for some silver. I had about 2 hours to complete the mission before my wife decided to cash in on my insurance policy. Three clad and I dropped a silver in the box, A 1964 rosie. Light was fading and a bunch of clad later I decided to detect back to the truck. Starting to get a little colder I needed to adjust my hat and as I sat my Tesoro on my digger I got a nice tone. Thought maybe it was just the ground sounding off. Once adjusted I swung again and it WAS a good target. Time to dig, At 8'' I had the wonderful Heart Attack moment. All I saw was diamond and a big one!!! Well once cleaned I realized it was a CZ mounted in a silver Mexico setting (CRAP). But I thought to myself it's still beats a white metal ring. I think we all have those Heart Attack moments, some are real and some not so much. At least this one didn't turn out to be a pull tab ring. Pretty sure this is what drives us all to keep digging. I love each and every crappy target I dig knowing something good is just around the corner.
  10. Nice one!!! I'm sure Mateo is missing that chunk of gold, Take them as they come.
  11. Welcome BH, Glad to have you here. I can tell you 2 things. One - You won't be disappointed and 2 - Your head might explode from information overload.This place is the best archive for gold detecting info on the planet. If you add up all the years some of these folks on our forum have been detecting/prospecting for gold it adds up to 1000's of years of experience. DP is all about shared information and stories that keep you going each and ever year. Best of luck and please post your finds along the way.
  12. They would have a hard time pulling that out of my hand for $500,000. I'm not known as a sharing kinda guy. The UK does have some tough treasure rules though. (still would be a fist fight) Man that's a fantastic looking coin!!!!!! Thanks for posting that Steve
  13. Great finds and report. Pin and fob are very cool. I'm sure their is a bunch more goodies to be found soon, Wish you luck and looking forward to an update.
  14. Great story, persistence always pays off. I always enjoy a good end of day find. I've Only ever found 1 seated 1/2 dime in my area, was an 1857. Love the buttons and pull tabs Ha Ha
  15. Two is about it with the exception of disc. With the umax you can pretty much disc all but the large iron out and still pound copper or silver even most clad. The circuitry of a tesoro will allow you to not hear small bits of iron anywhere near your target. When hunting for silver I run 1/2 way between zinc and max disc, this still allows me to pick up some clad to not make for a boring day. I'm a big fan of low recovery speeds on other machines, swing speed is much more important. As for tones on a Tesoro They are hard to explain you have to run one for a while to start to understand the fades, crackles and rolls.
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