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Sweet Silver and Coins Found Near Old Nebraska Home

Sweet Silver and Coins Found Near Old Nebraska Home

David G. from Nebraska recently shared a story about a great day he had metal detecting around an old house.  David writes:

"Today I had one of my best Dirt Fishing days so far. Using my Equinox 800 purchased from my favorite dealer High Plains Prospectors I hit the Jackpot! This house sets on about one Acre of land, so there’s lots of ground to cover. I’ve hunted the yard on 3 different days now, probably about 12 hours of actual hunt time altogether. Up until today the only high value coins I’ve found was the 1926 D Standing Liberty Quarter I found yesterday and a 1944 D Wheat penny.

Today, I hit the Bonanza, in one 10 ft by 10 ft area I found 1899 Barber Half Dollar (the first one I’ve ever found), another Standing Liberty Quarter (1917), a Barber Dime (1905), a Buffalo Nickel (1918), and another Wheat Penny (1917 D).

I was having a ball after I found the first coin, the Barber Dime, I started scanning around close and got another signal that turned out to be the Baber Half Dollar, then another Standing Liberty Quarter, and then the Buffalo Nickel. I can’t get over finding the Half Dollar, what a find. Thanks High Plains Prospectors for hooking me up with the equipment I needed for a fantastic hobby!"

- David G.

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Top Three Factors For Successful Metal Detecting

Top Three Factors For Successful Metal Detecting

For those who are new to the sport of metal detecting, there are a lot of unknowns.  Some people are super skeptical about the hobby.  They don't think there are really treasures to be found underground.  They may detect for a short period, not find anything and get discouraged.  Take it from someone who has sold THOUSANDS of metal detectors and talks to thousands of detectorists across the country, there is buried treasure out there to be found.  It happens every day.

If you are a seasoned metal detectorist, you already know what I am about to say.  If you are new at the sport, listen closely as I am about to share with you three pieces of advice that will make you a successful metal detectorist.  In my opinion, they are the three most important factors in finding treasure...other than going out frequently.

Initially you may be thinking that I am going to tell you that you have to gear up with the best, most expensive gear available.  But, the amount you spend on a metal detector or other gear is not the most important factor at all.  In fact, I don't believe it is in the top five.  Below are the most important things to know about successful metal detecting....

Fun Activities to Do As You Go RVing Across The Country

Fun Activities to Do As You Go RVing Across The Country

The idea to get out and explore the country on four wheels has seen a recent boom.  With record sales of RV campers in the last few years, there seems to be no slowing anytime soon.  There are plenty of lists to be found of things to do when you are trapped by weather or traveling down the road. There are tons of road game ideas, but what are some fun activities to do once you reach one of your many locations?  Luckily we have three activities that are fun, active, exciting, and can be done just about anywhere you go....
How Deep Will a Metal Detector Go?

How Deep Will a Metal Detector Go?

This is, if not the most asked, one of the most frequent questions we get about metal detectors.  It is not as easy of a question to answer as one might think.  There are a lot of variables at play.  Of course there are metal detectors that are made specifically for finding deep targets.  Some can detect several meters under ground.  Some, lesser detectors, are manufactured to only detect shallow objects.  The detector's frequency and sensitivity are two factors.  But there are many other things to consider.

For those of you who only read the first couple paragraphs of an article, I can give you a  canned answer: 

A typical hand held metal detector can effectively detect an object...