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  1. #1
    Candidate Member
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    May 2021
    SE Michigan

    2 month checkpoint.

    2 months ago, I'd never swung a detector. By reading the forums, reading 2 Equinox books and detecting every chance I get, I've been on a steep learning curve! I'm feeling proficient and very comfortable with all the settings and their impact.

    I've been hunting the local parks and schools and am digging MUCH LESS trash now than I was 2 months ago. I'm using Park1+Field1, 50 tones and am pretty confident when I decide to dig a target, but bent nails and square nails are still my nemesis.

    Totals after 2 months of detecting:
    11 Wheats
    2 silver dimes (Merc & Rosie)
    2 silver rings and some other assorted jewelry/trinkets
    3 old Canadian pennies
    $20.69 clad
    and a bunch of junk (pull tabs, aluminum can slaw and nails).

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    Congrats, you're doing very well and learning quickly! Most guys quit after 2 months because they become frustrated by a lack of finds. Congrats again and I look forward to seeing your first "once-in-a-lifetime" find! Happy digging, Dave.
    Oldest Coin: 100-60 BC Gallic bronze coin (Sequani Tribe)
    Oldest Silver Coin: 1156 hammered Pfennig from (now) Bavaria
    Oldest U.S. coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coins EVER: 1625 4 Sols from Kingdom of Chateau Renaud, France
    1662 15 Kreuzers, Leopold I, Austria
    Best Relics: Bronze Age Arrowheads & Spearhead, 2c Roman silver ring, complete medieval knight's spur (x6)
    YouTube Channel: Full Metal Digger

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    I STILL am frightened by 50 tones. You're doing VERY well! Keep it up!
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    Elite Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    Jun 2015
    SE Michigan
    Just a matter of time before a gold ring shows up or an old silver coin. Keep digging those low and mid tones if you want to find gold.
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 900 & Manticore
    Favorite finds I have made:
    1,000+ silver coins
    103pcs of 1700's Trade Era Silver
    Copper Culture Indian Artifacts
    125+ War of 1812 Era buttons and relics
    My wife
    (probably should have started with that one)

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    Elite Member Digger Don's Avatar
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    Nov 2013
    Northern Illinois
    You're off to a great start. Keep it up!!
    Oldest Coin: 1699 William III Halfpenny

    Silver 5
    Indian 3, Buff 1, V Nik 1, Rosie 2, Barber Dime, SLQ 1, barber qtr 1,

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  6. #6
    Senior Member
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    Dec 2015
    SE Wisconsin
    Nice job. Addicting isn't it.
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Waterproof Pinpointer, CTX3030 with 6,11,17" coils.

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