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Old 09-10-2008, 11:46 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:05 PM
 
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wCat, if your referring to th Canyon Lake Gorge you are right. It is a wonderful place to go for a nice hike and to see some really cool formations and fossils. I went on a tour with the Gem and Mineral club that I belong to. I took some pics along the way and posted them on our website. I highly recommend taking the tour. If you would like a little preview here is a link to the page on our website where the photos reside. They're on the bottom of the page. Some of them take a few seconds to fully load.

Southwest Gem and Mineral Society-Photo Album
Bob...yes....topic came back up today. Thanks for correcting me on the name.

I found this link: sort of limited....but a great picture of the gorge.

Home - Canyon Lake Gorge

Just a side note...nothing can be removed from the gorge site...it's highly protected! Which is a good thing!


****Bob....I meant to say...thanks for the PHOTOS! WOW! those fossils are amazing.....and spring waters...I can't wait to get out there someday in the near future!
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:48 PM
 
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I am looking for someone to help my son find his new wedding ring in his backyard. He was laying grass and noticed it gone Please call 559-3092 ask for sam, someone who has a metal detector
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:19 PM
 
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You have a great detector in the ACE 250. I wish I would've bought that one as my first one but went with a bounty hunter QDII instead. It works great and eventually I stepped up to a Whites Prism V which has been incredibly accurate.. Now, if I can only find more places to go!!!!! Best of luck to you...Since this is a relatively new post since you got your detector, how have you fared thus far??????
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Smalltown, USA
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I never used mine and ended up selling it to a friend. I wish I would have kept it, the lake is down about 30' right now, I bet there are all kinds of treasures.

Anybody else find anything interesting??
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:26 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The last time I used mine was at the beach back in October. I dug up penny after penny and pull tab after pull tab. The funny thing was as my wife and I were walking along I was watching and listening to my detector and I heard my wife say "I found a ring". Sure enough a silver ring laying on top of the sand. I have the detector.....she finds the ring. Go figure.
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Old 11-13-2009, 08:27 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Hi, great forum. I have been detecting off and on for about 20 years. I owna Garrett 1250 GTX.

Does anyone know of good places in or near San Antonio to hunt for relics?

I would also like to find a buddy to detect with every once in a while.
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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If anyone is interested in finding old, odd shaped bullets, I've got a place for you. But it's a park, so I guess you need a permit. Of course, you don't really need a metal detector to find them, as they are all over the place. The really cool ones often do require some digging. When I was a kid, we'd head out there after a rain and find some really interesting ones. The site is at Ladybird Johnson Park, off Nacogdoches. You head to the very back of the park and then drive as far right as you can. Just off the road used to be a bunker built into the ground where they'd set up targets. Last time I was out there they'd filled it in. The word back then was that it was used by the military for target practice.

You may be able to still find the concrete pillars running across the ground which ran across the top of the bunker. All the bullets ended up in the hill behind it. The first thing you notice is all the .22 bullets along the hill. There are also what resembles the old bullets used in the civil war. They're very large with rings along the bottom, like you see here:

Metal Detecting for Civil War Relics Part 2 (http://www.hdwt.net/civil-war-relic-hunting-2.html - broken link)

You'll also find a lot of copper clad bullets. But if you're lucky, there are some which are large, silver and do not rust. I've not a clue what they are made of. If they weren't packed away I'd post an image. I'd love to know what time they date from.

The bunker was a large concrete ditch. It had three concrete pillars which ran across it. There was also a room, where presumably whoever was setting the targets could escape to. It ran parallel to the hillside.
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:06 PM
 
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Another safety measure because of today's hostile environment is to go hunting with at least one more person (or more). Not only will the crooks relieve you of whatever you found, they'll also take your equipment. Beware. (The ones I like are the ones that come to a gunfight with knives-yes some of them are that stupid)...http://vadrouilles.moto.free.fr/smil...riorsmiley.gif
Hi, I have a carry license and I bought a fanny pack with a gun slot. It can be scary out there can't it.
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:44 PM
 
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Any updates on metal detecting in parks? Last I heard, it was suspended. ? Interested in starting this as a new hobby - thanks.
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