[x] Welcome at THunting.com!

A fun place to talk about Metal Detecting, Treasure Hunting & Prospecting. Here you can share finds and experience with thousands of members from all over the world

Join us and Register Now - Its FREE & EASY

THunting.com
Treasure Hunting & Metal Detecting Community
   
Advanced Search
*
Welcome, Guest! Please login or register HERE - It is FREE and easy.
Only registered users can post and view images on our message boards.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with email, password and session length
Or Login Using Social Network Account
2
News:
Pages: 1    Go Down
Print
Share this topic on FacebookShare this topic on Del.icio.usShare this topic on DiggShare this topic on RedditShare this topic on Twitter
Tags:
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Offline raspberry1111Topic starter
Foil
*

Join Date: Mar, 2013
Thank you0

Activity
0%

Canada
Posts: 1
Referrals: 0

5.00 Gold
View Inventory

Awards

coinmaster gt
« on: March 09, 2013, 11:25:43 am »
Go Up Go Down

Anybody have any tips on detecting ghost towns? the one im going to is about a 3 hour drive, and right near a well used mountain biking path. I'm gonna hit it up early in the morning,and stay to the outskirts of the town site i think. Does anybody ever find gold nuggets just by fluking out? Cheesy

Linkback:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.thunting.com/smf/index.php/topic,46329.msg253112.html#msg253112




Logged
Offline BitburgAggie_7377
Klugheit und Verstandnis
Platin Member
*

Define Treasure
Klugheit und Verstandnis
Join Date: Jul, 2009
Thank you117

Activity
77%

United States
Posts: 9235
Referrals: 0

26045.00 Gold
View Inventory

Awards

Fisher Impulse , Tesoro Lobo SuperTraq, Tesoro Vaquero, Tesoro Compadre, Garrett AT Max, Whites Sierra Super Trac
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013, 11:42:29 am »
Go Up Go Down

Be prepared for lots of surface trash in the form of pieces of rotten sheet metal, tin cans, lots of nails, etc, etc.  But don't let the junk discourage you.   It hides the good stuff.   Also keep in mind that some of your best finds may be the ones you locate with your eyes (you might get lucky and find a really good unbroken bottle).   As for gold nuggets, hey, if people can carry it in their pocket, they can loose it carelessly.

Linkback:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.thunting.com/smf/index.php/topic,46329.msg253113.html#msg253113




Logged
Offline GoldDigger1950
The Old Man and the Soil
Global Moderator
Platin Member
*****

Just call me GD.
The Old Man and the Soil
Join Date: Jun, 2009
Thank you226

Activity
0%
Male
United States
Posts: 11219
Referrals: 12

47848.00 Gold
View Inventory

Awards

Garrett Groundhog ADS, Garrett Sea Hunter, Bounty Hunter Tracker IV, Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505,Minelab Eldorado Mk II, Tesoro Compadre, Tesoro Tiger Shark & A Few Home Brew Detectors
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2013, 02:41:58 pm »
Go Up Go Down

Don't ever knock the junk, BA. A pal of mine used to do ghost towns and always threw the scrap metal in the back of the pickup. Paid for his gas that way every time. A galvanized pail full of nails can weight in at 30 pounds of iron and a full bed of sheet metal adds another couple of hundred pounds. With today's prices on copper, lead and brass - there should never be a trip that goes negative in anything but time.

Linkback:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.thunting.com/smf/index.php/topic,46329.msg253120.html#msg253120




Logged

It's all about that moment when metal that hasn't seen the light of day for generations frees itself from the soil and presents itself to me.
Let's Talk Treasure!

Offline BitburgAggie_7377
Klugheit und Verstandnis
Platin Member
*

Define Treasure
Klugheit und Verstandnis
Join Date: Jul, 2009
Thank you117

Activity
77%

United States
Posts: 9235
Referrals: 0

26045.00 Gold
View Inventory

Awards

Fisher Impulse , Tesoro Lobo SuperTraq, Tesoro Vaquero, Tesoro Compadre, Garrett AT Max, Whites Sierra Super Trac
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2013, 02:52:26 pm »
Go Up Go Down

Me, knock junk?.....never.  Lord knows I find enough.   One of the ways my club raises funds for our annual competitive hunt is through recycling scrap of all kinds.   Besides, if you're finding junk you at least know you're in the right area  Smiley

BA

Linkback:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.thunting.com/smf/index.php/topic,46329.msg253121.html#msg253121




Logged
Offline GoldDigger1950
The Old Man and the Soil
Global Moderator
Platin Member
*****

Just call me GD.
The Old Man and the Soil
Join Date: Jun, 2009
Thank you226

Activity
0%
Male
United States
Posts: 11219
Referrals: 12

47848.00 Gold
View Inventory

Awards

Garrett Groundhog ADS, Garrett Sea Hunter, Bounty Hunter Tracker IV, Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505,Minelab Eldorado Mk II, Tesoro Compadre, Tesoro Tiger Shark & A Few Home Brew Detectors
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2013, 03:22:31 pm »
Go Up Go Down

The only difference between picking up the junk in a park and picking it up at a ghost town is the size of your finds container.

Know what I mean?

Linkback:

You are not allowed to view links.
Please Register or Login

http://www.thunting.com/smf/index.php/topic,46329.msg253123.html#msg253123




Logged

It's all about that moment when metal that hasn't seen the light of day for generations frees itself from the soil and presents itself to me.
Let's Talk Treasure!

Print
Pages: 1    Go Up
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2005, Simple Machines | Sitemap
Copyright THunting.com