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Post  Pixulator on Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:50 pm

I have been looking in an old gold area Victoria and by the amount of junk I am finding (100 year old nails) I am thinking it has at least not been gone over my a lot of detectors. The other explanation is they all know I'm in a bad area!
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Post  deutran on Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:56 pm

Hi Pixulator
If the trash is from the old timers its a good sign.Musket balls are a good indicator that the earlier detectors have missed the area as well.Also look for old glass and china.Good luck and welcome to the forum.
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Post  Joshybear05 on Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:59 pm

I enjoy finding a bit of junk. Lets me know the detector is working lol.

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Post  Pixulator on Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:10 pm

Thanks.. Yes my original intention was all about Gold Gold Gold, but I have also become interested in the other old targets I find and it is just as well as I have not hit gold yet. Only two weekends in. If any one is interested I can post some pictures of what I have found. I have found a small ball did not think it was a musket though? It is 10mm diameter.
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Post  deutran on Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:16 pm

Hi Pixulator
If it looks like a sinker without the hole its a musket ball.There are many valuable things to be found amongst the junk,coins,relics etc.I once found a 26g gold fob watch chain.Your chance of a good sized nugget is often better in junky areas now days.
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Post  Pixulator on Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:17 pm

Related, I have found many old filled in shafts.. They may be test hole as they are only a couple of feet wide. In one I found lots of old iron and am considering doffing it out. Just wondering if any one can comment on how diligent the old timers were could they have missed gold in these holes? Most of these holes are market with a branch crossing it and the branch looks newish so am unsure if some good person has put it in place for safety, but then they did not bother digging it. It is very interesting trying to play detective on this topic.
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Post  Pixulator on Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:21 pm

Thanks deutran, I'm not at all put off at digging everything I hear so I guess it is onwards and upwards. Still coming to grips with the detector but I'm going to work this patch till I have found every 2014 tin can I can Smile really excited.
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Post  Pixulator on Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:23 pm

One last thing Smile does a group on this forum exist tha could help me identify the things I am finding?
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Post  Nightjar on Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:27 am

Put your photos up and we'll see what we can do.
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Post  Pixulator on Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:19 pm

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