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« on: July 07, 2011, 05:30:14 pm »
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I know Utah has a rich history of old mining towns.  From the reading I have done though it seems that they have been well worked over buy relic hunters.

Is anyone having any luck relic hunting?

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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2011, 03:55:38 pm »
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     I doubt if Utah is any more hunted out than Arizona and New Mexico.
     I can speak from experience for those two states.   A lot of the towns are so "trashy" that there are still some good relics coming out of them, but most of them won't be large (unless their really deep) and you have to be willing to deal with the trash to find them.   A lot of detectorists are lazy.  They'll get into an area with a lot of metal siding or old nails and either assume their was nothing under the piece of junk they picked up or get frustrated and move to a cleaner area (that's also more likely to be worked hard and heavy).   Given the true size of some of these towns and given the way most people hunt, there are a lot of spots in the average town-site that either have never had a detector pass over them or haven't had one hit them in a whole lot of years.
      The easy pickings are mostly gone (you do get lucky sometimes---especially if you stumble onto an overlooked dump or an old privy or you're in an area that has had a lot of undergrowth burned out recently), but there are still some nice relics out there.

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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2011, 10:51:41 am »
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There are some great sites to hunt in Utah actually.  I've had some luck in Tooele, Garfield, and Juab counties. 

Pick up a book - "Some Dreams Die" by George A. Thompson when you get a chance, you'll be surprised!

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