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    Quote Originally Posted by digbird View Post
    Thanks Yellowsnow. Interesting stories.

    Nice metal detecting finds.

    2nd. Story: Does anyone from the USA know how the laws work when you find a treasure? Do you have to notify someone or some department when it is on land? If the bars were marked, they would be more valuable than just the weight of gold. Strange why the FBI would say it was gov. gold!

    In England you have to notify the local Corners office, and they in-turn notify the British Museum and then they evaluate to find, be-it a small or large hoard. Even if you find a single gold coin in your own garden. Then establish fair value and pay the finder or landholder or both. If they don't classify it as a rare find then you may get the item back.

    Up here in Canada I believe it is finders keepers.
    you welcome, i love treasure find stories as well.
    i have tough time finding pre-33 gold eagle from my lcs already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowsnow View Post
    A metal detectorist is suing the FBI, claiming he alerted them to 7 tons of Civil War-era gold and they took it away in a secret overnight dig
    BYMICHAEL RUBINKAM AND THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    February 18, 2023 at 10:28 AM MST

    https://fortune.com/2023/02/18/fbi-c...s-detectorist/

    don't tell the gov'ts that u found a buncha gold
    It never ceases to amaze me that people just don't ever learn to keep their yaps shut! The government- especially the one from this country is always searching for ways to stick their hands in our pockets, and when they can take it ALL, they will!

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    Yesterday I ordered a Garrett AT Max metal detector as well as the Garrett AT Pinpointer. Both of them are waterproof. I know it's not the most expensive machine out there ($760 and then $129 for the p.p.), but neither is it the cheapest, and it seems to be decently rated. It may not be the very best out there, but it'll be miles better than the cheap Radio Shack version of one I had when I was a kid. I'm clearly a newbie when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of using it, but I'm a fast and eager learner and I'm hoping it can pay huge dividends with a good amount of luck and finding the right places to search. It should be delivered in about 2-3 days. Wish me luck!

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    I'm wishing you a lot of luck Bronkster. Learning curve seems steep at first then teaches you patience, and to slow down a bit. At least that is what I found. Good luck and enjoy the outdoors...and treasures. Did you let the FBI know yet?...haha
    ...be your own Health Care System... grow your own and eat well

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    Quote Originally Posted by digbird View Post
    I'm wishing you a lot of luck Bronkster. Learning curve seems steep at first then teaches you patience, and to slow down a bit. At least that is what I found. Good luck and enjoy the outdoors...and treasures. Did you let the FBI know yet?...haha
    Ha Ha Ha! Thanks, Dig. Sure, I can certainly understand that- gotta learn it the right way- take your time and do it right. I love the outdoors, so my first shoebox sized nugget I'll send to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveTheBenjis View Post
    There use to be a long metal detecting thread years ago, I am not sure, I think it was in the silver message room but it had a lot of great info on machines and some great stories, maybe someone can dig it up and attach it here.

    EDIT :: I think this was it https://gold-forum.kitco.com/showthr...etal+detecting
    Thought I would pop Love The Benjis link as it contains some great info.
    ...be your own Health Care System... grow your own and eat well

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    Thanks Dig, I rarely post, but lurk everyday.
    "Don't take advice online from a stranger, then again I am not a stranger, you can ask anyone that knows me"- Me

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveTheBenjis View Post
    Thanks Dig, I rarely post, but lurk everyday.
    You are more than welcome. I tried to locate this older thread-link before starting this one, so you deserve the credit for finding it. I find it hard to locate certain items with the search info we have to type in.

    You post good stuff when you do post.
    ...be your own Health Care System... grow your own and eat well

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    I've got a Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505 Metal Detector P505 my son gave me. I can barely turn it on with my level of expertise. And all I use it for is finding rebar property stakes.

    Be nice if it could locate my well head 4 ft down.
    What's the Frequency, Kenneth?

    432Hz

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    Quote Originally Posted by redraspberry View Post
    I've got a Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505 Metal Detector P505 my son gave me. I can barely turn it on with my level of expertise. And all I use it for is finding rebar property stakes.

    Be nice if it could locate my well head 4 ft down.
    That's a hard one Red. I would try and witch it with 2 copper rods. Trace the waterline if there is water still in it, and when one can no longer witch the waterline, you'd probably be on top of the well head. I use 16" inch copper rods, bent 90 degrees 4" inches from one end for the handle and 12"inches held so they are parallel to the ground.

    One has to cross the waterline at a 90 degree angle, the copper rods will point together (in my case), or in some peoples cases, do the opposite and spread wide.
    ...be your own Health Care System... grow your own and eat well

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