Metal Detecters

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by melbo, Dec 31, 2005.


  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Anyone here do this?

    I live in a pretty History Rich area and was thinking about trying some older home sites and other areas around me.
     
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  2. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I've bought alot of Civil War stuff from guys that get permission to go on private property and look for stuff. It's illegal at the NP's or CW sites but there'd be tons of stuff in TN.
     
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  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    That's what I'm thinking too Valk. TN has had a lot of traffic through her.

    I was once visited by an old guy who came to my door one Christmas morning. Told me his great grandfather used to live right here, 20 feet from my house. Said that in the past, there were seven other homes here as well. No sign of them now.

    I've heard rumors that my land was a hunting lodge at some point as well. The waterfall in the back yard was a draw for a lot of locals too. I'm betting that some of those old hunters/poker players fropped some stuff omaybe buried some stuff around here.
     
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  4. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Yep, finding old stuff would be neat! The big one is when you find a camp and the area that the army used as their garbage dump - lots of bottles and ink wells and stuff.
     
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  5. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Could always go to Compton and reclaim some lost gold teef. [woot]
     
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  6. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member

    I've got some reading material ordered on them......gonna study up a little before I spring for the Garett 2500......but yeah, I'd like to get into it as a hobby.

    Property I bought was occupied ( not owned....occupied ) by an old moonshiner whose cabin sat about where my front gate is now. He was dead and gone before I knew of this place, but the local tales about him include he didn't believe in banks...kept in money in cash, mostly silver dollars. I keep thinking he MUST have had a hidey stash or two around here and would sure like to spend some time looking. He had stills at one time all over this mountain.....ATF must have had a regular route up here to chop them up....I've found numerous locations with old rusted out 55gal drums with axe chop marks in them....as well as his fireboxes, etc, to indicate a still location.
     
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  7. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Cool. Thats along the same lines as my thoughts. The family that lived here for years used to cart Produce by Horse to Knoxville to sell. I doubt that many Hill Folk in the late 1800s, early 1900s trusted the bank... Hell we still don't!
     
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  8. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    Melbo,
    I have and use a Whites Metal Detector. I works great. I've manged to find some old stuff at my wifes aunt's land in Huntingdon, TN. Other than that, I just use it at campgrounds and get loose change.
    I haven't found anything real "special" yet, but I might some day :D

    Ryan
     
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  9. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    [ROFL] :lol:
     
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  10. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Find a golden eagle some place and should pay for the detector. lol
     
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  11. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    You Know your getting old when Riding Mowers, Metal detectors are what you shop for and eye ball,
    Then News over music on radio or TV starts in ..............man I just described me :eek:
     
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  12. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Sadly................me too. Years ago I would have laughed if you told me I would listen to talk radio.
     
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  13. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    Metal Detectors? WTF

    Maybe you should sit in a rocking chair on your porch, have drinks, talk about the good old days, fart like you don't know you are farting (blame on dog), and listen to music from the 70s......wait, you do that already

    34 and way over the hill melbo.....only 31ish years until medicaid kicks in grandpa!
     
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  14. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    :eek:
     
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  15. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

    ARISE NECROTHREAD!!!

    Just picked up a Whites' Prizm 4 metal detector...
    Let the ghost town hunting fun begin.
     
  16. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I used to dabble with one Garrett G.T.350, Work's ok for finding coin's and property marker's,
    I did make the mistake of loaning it to a neighbor to find his wedding ring and for some reason he and his pad-naa thought they had to reprogram it....

    Moral and lesson learned, Don't loan it out,Tell your dingleberry neighbor's that the battery's are dead...None will offer to pony up 8AA battery's....
     
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  17. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

     
  18. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

    Oh hai...i wonder what will happen if i go ahead and "like" every post in this thread...
    ARISE NECROTHREAD...ARISE!!!111one1!
     
  19. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Oh my gawd, my earlier post from 2006 could be construed as racist.

    ...

    Oh well.
     
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  20. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

    Whites is the American manufacturer...that's not racist is it?
     
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