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Old 09-26-2020, 12:59 AM
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Default Garrett APEX Got Fraternal Twins, Silver Dime And The Ugliest Ring Ever



I hate using the old cliché "I detected in a hunted out spot"......but, I hunted an old area containing woods, parkland and damaged grass where an old school used to be. I have hunted this area with my friends for 25 years, along with others. Anyhow, like many say, a place is never really hunted out.



I hunted in all metal mode, multi-frequency, maximum 8/8 sensitivity and a ground balance of 85-87. Both 1934 (fraternal pennies) coins were dug at about 6-7 inches. Both gave off a signal, a bit broken at times 78-81, a signal anyone should and probably would dig. The dime read 81 and was down about 5 inches. It gave off a nice, pristine clear signal. There were several targets I started to dig that read in the middle 80's, hopefully identifying a silver quarter or a silver ring. Getting excited, I forgot to do my depth test, started digging anyways, and stopped at about 10 inches. I moved my coil over the target, and was sill getting a clear signal at 2 feet. I should of checked first! Maybe a pail of coins, but probably some junk non ferrous material. Being in an open area at a park, I chose to just move forward and leave it in the ground.



I also dug up part of an old toy cap gun. It would have been an excellent find if it was still intact. Roy Rogers and his horse Trigger was a famous TV show I used to watch when I was I young little rat. That ring sure is "ugly" eh! And the headstamp of a fired bullet, with a white thingy sticking out of the end. Not sure what it is or even if it is supposed to be there?

Got nice weather......below is a pic of the flour gold I dug out of the North Saskatchewan River yesterday. Pretty good hull for about 4 1/2 hours. My highbanker is 10" x 36".
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Old 09-26-2020, 06:36 AM
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Excellent hunt, John. Looks like your learning the Apex's nuances now.

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Old 09-26-2020, 06:59 AM
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Nice finds John, you sure got an assortment there! The 5.56 is a training round, would have had a blue or red paintball like tip. The police use them for live ammo training exercises. I find quite a few in one area I like to hunt. Mostly 5.56 and 9mm.
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Old 09-26-2020, 10:31 AM
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Excellent! Love the old cap gun part!nice finds

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What on earth is going on with that ring???!

Looks like a werewolf clown looking to become a pilot
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Old 09-27-2020, 10:12 AM
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Old stompin' grounds with a new machine seemed to produce pretty good for you. The ol' "Skatch" is producing good too. Good report!
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Old 09-27-2020, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Pumptech View post
Nice finds John, you sure got an assortment there! The 5.56 is a training round, would have had a blue or red paintball like tip. The police use them for live ammo training exercises. I find quite a few in one area I like to hunt. Mostly 5.56 and 9mm.
Thanks for the heads -up! After digging ammunition for over 25 years, this was a first. It makes sense too, as there is a military base just north of Edmonton.
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Originally Posted by kajunman View post
Excellent hunt, John. Looks like your learning the Apex's nuances now.
It's actually a great machine. Lots of good targets coming out of the ground.
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Originally Posted by REAL_RAT_FINK View post
What on earth is going on with that ring???!

Looks like a werewolf clown looking to become a pilot
Pretty ugly, eh!
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Originally Posted by Diggerjonny View post
Excellent! Love the old cap gun part!nice finds
They get a nice $$$ value on Ebay.
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Nice hunt! The training round is from Industries Valcartier Inc., Valcartier, Quebec, Canada Dated 2010.

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Congrats on the excellent hunt. Wow on the gold!

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Old 09-28-2020, 03:24 PM
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Thanks! That's about half a grams worth of gold. About 28K.
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Originally Posted by Planedoc View post
Nice hunt! The training round is from Industries Valcartier Inc., Valcartier, Quebec, Canada Dated 2010.
Wow! Now that is really a great response. Thanks.
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