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  • Metal Detecting - DigginAmerica™

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    Sometimes in metal detecting, we don't always have access to great sites untouched by the modern progress of bulldozers .
    Over the years, new developments and bulldozers have raked historical sites clean of their top soil which contain most of our great finds .
    Some of us also live in areas which don't have many untouched sites to hunt ... some people have few historical sites over all .
    Most of us at least have a few potential sites we've discovered, but they have been hunted hard and most times are filled with trash, old and new, which mask good target signals ... So at times, when traveling to better sites isn't possible, and we still want to hunt .. I just keep going back to those sites that are local, and I know bulldozers haven't hit that ground because of some of the old coins and relics I've found there in the past .
    I know the history of the property, and I know that people (families) lived on these sites somewhere in the 1700's and 1800's ...
    So when I'm lookin for a quick hunt after work, or on my days off when traveling isn't an option, I keep goin back to these known sites, regardless how hard they've been hit, or how much trash has been thrown over that ground through out the years .
    Because these sites are local, I can hit them for a good couple of hour hunt as often as I like .
    I go real slow with the Coil, and dig all kinds of target signals ... clean, mixed, or otherwise .... Don't expect to find much, but when I do, it gives me great satisfaction to know that I've recovered yet another great Coin or Relic hidden for so many years .
    The Barber Quarter in this video is a great example of that ... in this case, it wasn't the trash that masked the signal ... the signal was loud and clear ... it was the large area of woods which surrounded the 1800's home site that hid that Barber Quarter, since the day it fell to the ground .
    I'm sure many people have hunted this home site, and surrounding woods ... but I think only a few have hunted this ground as much as I have .
    I would love to hit virgin ground with lots of finds, but sometimes you've got to hunt places like these because it's all you can get to for now ....
    So if you're one of them guys or girls who has a little patience, and you don't need to find 40 Silvers in one hunt ... slowing it down, and taking your time well spent on sites like these can be extremely interesting at times .
    You learn more about the people who once lived there, and begin to see the land and it's daily usage characteristics as they did .
    You can get very deep into a hunt if you want to ... and if you're lucky, the land and Artifacts, will tell you the story of it's past .

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