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    Greetings From the "Other" Coast

    Just joined your group. I'm consumed with envy at the great stuff you Easterners find. I wish I could join your hunts (but I'd wait until the thaw, thank you)!

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    Global Moderator Ill Digger's Avatar
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    Hey Gail!!!
    Long time no talk to lol! It was a blast hunting with you in England! It was one for the books!
    I see your already signed up for April. I'm seriously considering that lol! I'm fully addicted already!
    Welcome to the forum from the cornfields of Illinois!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ill Digger View Post
    WisTim??? Don't you mean Lil' Digger? LOL! Oh, and welcome to the forum Gail! We are a fun group of folks who like detecting and seeing pics of what you've found. Got any pics of the stuff you found in the UK?
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    Welcome from South San Francisco CalGAil . Not too many of us Californians here .There's two I know personally who hunt rings around me
    but haven't posted here in years and Plateman ( who I've never met ) who posts a lot of great jewelry and lots of coinage . Once in a while
    (not very often) I'll find something I'll post but nothing like most of these folks . It's a great forum and I too envy the great finds that the East Coast and Midwestern folks post .

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    Global Moderator aloldstuff's Avatar
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    Hi Gail, welcome from western MA. Glad you found. How long you been detecting and what's your detector of choice. Looking forward to seeing your finds.
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    Global Moderator OxShoeDrew's Avatar
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    Welcome!! I hope you enjoy the group!!

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    I've been detecting since 1999. Started with a White's, then Minelabs (Explorer, E-Trac, CTX [too heavy for me]) and finally a Deus. Around here I mostly hunt the parks. I used to hunt schools, but they are fenced now and locked as tight as a prison. I love hunting in the UK, as I did with Ill Digger, but the weather was such that I stayed in the house most of the time and watched Brit TV (it's as bad as ours) . You sound like a fun group and I'm glad tim told me about you.

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    Welcome CalGAil from the mitten state, Michigan. I've always thought it would be nice to hunt in California since I would think you would find more silver with San Francisco mint marks. Those are usually worth more. Also California has gold! When you can, show us some of your finds. feed the dream!
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    Welcome and enjoy the group. I have only been here a short time and this is a great group of people - I'm from Michigan as well.
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    Global Moderator Ill Digger's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyDigger View Post
    WisTim??? Don't you mean Lil' Digger? LOL!
    Dint mind him Gail. He thinks he's funny.

    It's funny Dave I even got called that while I was in the U.K..
    Hmm? Maybe it's a sign. Maybe I should just change my forum name.

    Some days you get the corn, some days you get the cob
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    Hello Gail and welcome to American Detectorist , a trip to merry ol ' England sounds like a great experience . Your flight from California must of been a long one I bet !

    Glad you join us here Gail .

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    Global Moderator Fire Fighter 43's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum Gail. It was great meeting and detecting with you in England. Thanks for looking out for me and keeping me company when I wasn’t feeling too good. Too bad the weather wasn’t nicer for you, I was really hoping you could have gotten out more.
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