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Old 03-27-2008, 01:55 PM
 
Location: NWsider
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Im glad this thread went up. Im about to buy a metal detector and would have posted a thread like this soon. Im going to buy the high end Whites metal detector ($1,100) for myself, and the ($300) for my daughter. Should I spend more on hers? Are the ($300) Whites detectors any good?

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There's a complete petrified clam shell, what appears to be a petrified worm segment, an ancient man-made hatchet head and spear tip, and a broken dinosaur tooth. All of it was found NW side of San Antonio up to the hill country around Medina lake, and I have more too. This area really is rich in fossils, but most people overlook that for some reason.
Wow, I throw aways rock way better looking than those. I often find what I would like to think are arrowheads or hatchetheads and throw them away because they dont look "Arrowheadish" enough for me. That worm looks like an old rusted screw and that tooth looks like a deformed pecan. The rest look like "Any rock U.S.A.", but I know nothing and Im glad I saw those pics. I need to stop looking at the detector websites and the Whites testomonial page, thats the reason I throw half this stuff away because it doesnt look as good as theres. Indians are people too there very well could have been some half-assed Indians out there crafting half-assed arrowheads, Im missing out. I did find a rock about the size of a grapefruit with a perfectly smooth hole through it about the size of a sharpie. Could this be something? I wanted to throw it away, but my daughter kept it. Ill post a pic of it. My question is how is a hole like that made through a rock that thick. Could water have done this?
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Smalltown, USA
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Im glad this thread went up. Im about to buy a metal detector and would have posted a thread like this soon. Im going to buy the high end Whites metal detector ($1,100) for myself, and the ($300) for my daughter. Should I spend more on hers? Are the ($300) Whites detectors any good?
What kind of research have you done on the metal detectors? I started out with the $250 one just to see if this is something I want to pursue. Have you owned one before?
Sorry for all the questions. Just curious since I just purchased one myself.

Check out the prices at Metal Detector Super Store - Kellyco Metal Detectors they had some bonus freebies with every order and free shipping.
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:36 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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According to the metal detecting forum, the Ace 250 is a great place to start. That seems to be the model that is recommended most for those just starting out. I'm thinking about ordering one myself.

Speaking of rock collecting, I have so many rosk that I had to build a special bin to keep them all in outside. I was supposed to go rock hunting down in Eagle Pass this weekend but I have too many other things going on. There is a rock quarry down there that will let us go though the piles of rock that they don't want. They mostly want gravel. We take the grapefruit sized rock.

Wow, I just checked out the KellyCo site. Thats a pretty good deal. Free shipping too?
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Smalltown, USA
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Wow, I just checked out the KellyCo site. Thats a pretty good deal. Free shipping too?
yeah, not bad. The total charged was $212.44. Did you see all the freebies you get with it? I just couldn't pass it up. Now I have to hide it from my husband
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:23 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I just registered at the metal detecting forum. I guess that seals it. Next I'll be buying a detector. My birthday is one month from today. I guess I'll have to buy myself one. Just what I need, another hobby. No clubs though I will not join a metal detecting club. The first thing that would happen is I would be so busy with club stuff that I would not have time to go metal detecting.
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:46 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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According to the metal detecting forum, the Ace 250 is a great place to start. That seems to be the model that is recommended most for those just starting out. I'm thinking about ordering one myself.
If you check the link on one of my earlier posts about Garrett detectors they have a spring special for the Ace 250 with a lot of accessories. I'm biased. I have an old Garrett's detector and they seem to be the best made. The owner of the company is a "treasure hunting fanatic" and has some of his stuff on display at the Garland headquarters. A good place to visit to really get the bug. AND if you have an older Garretts (like me)they will accept trade-ins on newer models......

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Old 03-27-2008, 08:41 PM
 
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I just got mine in December and enjoy using it. For those that are interested, we should set something up, thoughts?


Also, to keep this thread relative to SA. Close by here is an old treasure story of the lost gold mine near Llano. Never been found...happy hunting.
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:42 PM
 
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Pinpointers are a plus, so I'm told. I don't have one but I hear they work great for pin pointing your treasure.
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:12 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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I just checked KellyCo. It appears the price break they get from the manufacturers are passed on to the consumers. I wonder why the White's detectors are not priced ??? Hm-m-m-m. Never mind buying directly from Garrett (but do go see his museum of artifacts).

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Old 03-27-2008, 10:30 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Just bought one from Kellyco.
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