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Old 05-16-2012, 11:38 AM
 
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What have you found with yours? Are they worth buying?

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Old 05-16-2012, 02:31 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Yes.
Crap I've lost in the yard like springs for a swing that fell into an ivy patch.

Living near the beach a lot of people have them. They'll find watches, change, jewelry, stuff like that. I always say i'm going to go mess with it but never have. My father-in-law gave it to me when he got tired of it.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I had one, but I was too cheap to get a decent one.

What I'd like to do someday is to get something that detects radioactivity. My mother picked up a rock one time and kept it in her purse for years. One day, a teacher who was also a geologist, one day brought a Geiger counter. He walked up and down the aisles just showing how it was done. He came to her purse and the man said, "That's uranium!"
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:00 PM
 
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I have one that was a leftover from a client promotion. The unit price was about 42 bucks.

I used it today in fact. My house was re-roofed yesterday and I was worried about nails being hard to see in my gravel driveway, thereby puncturing tires. So I got that thing out and swept my driveway. Found four of the suckers.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:30 AM
 
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I used it today in fact. My house was re-roofed yesterday and I was worried about nails being hard to see in my gravel driveway, thereby puncturing tires. So I got that thing out and swept my driveway. Found four of the suckers.
I guess those things can have a variety of uses besides finding lost treasures.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:32 AM
 
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Living near the beach a lot of people have them. They'll find watches, change, jewelry, stuff like that.
I was actually thinking of getting one so that I could possibly find things like you mentioned to sell on ebay.
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:41 AM
 
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Checkout what they found.




Metal detecting at an old home site was a great day - YouTube
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:31 AM
 
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Used to be big into it a few years ago. Takes alot of time, reward can be slow but makes up for it in the long run. I went out a few weeks ago and found about 75¢ in coins and a bunch of trash. Nice finds are the silver coins but they are rare. If nothing else its good exercise.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:13 PM
 
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Do any of you have the kind with the "discriminating circut"? This allows the detector to tell if it has detected a valuable metal over a nonvaluable metal.
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Hmmm. Maybe that's why my cheep detector wasn't discriminating between drink tabs and so forth and more interesting stuff.
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