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Old 01-07-2018, 08:47 AM
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Theres so many subset genres to this Sport...Take a lifetime to Master them all...Basic Detecting skills apply to each, but there are methods and specialty tools required ...Luckily, depending on the site, season and various other circumstances, a properly prepared guy can partake of several during the course of an outing...

Leave the house with the intent on Coinshooting, wind up relic hunting, beach sweeping, or cladding during the course of a and situation dictates...a guy might be on the way to the beach to water hunt gold, and then observe a tear out or old house demolition...You left the house with the intent on being a Waterbaby, and wound up being a Coinshooter!

I considered a "Coinshooter" was a person strictly focused on hunting for Pre-Clad era coins, which rules out totlots, jewelry, water hunting...does'nt even look at these opportunities or sites...its another subset skill with a primary intent...a means of identifying yourself and specific interest..."I'm a Coinshooter" title allows us to pattern the specific style, methods/gear if thats what we want to do....

In this light, the identifying titles of the various forms of Hunting focus, simply allow everyone to easily understand and relate to your intent and the gear you use...A dedicated "Coinshooter" would not be equipped or interested to hunt water, or totters, or do well as a quick broom Claddie...Different gear and methods and interest is all...


Detecting is the study of Mankinds interaction with topography, the untrustworthiness of pockets, and metals desire to return to the Earth from whence it came.

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