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parallax 01-14-2012 10:33 PM

Hello folks - Long Island NY here!
Hello all,

New to this forum but have been skulking around the past few weeks ever since my mother in law got herself a Whites Coinmaster for Christmas and my boyhood love with metal detecting has been re-kindled. Lucky for me she wants someone to help her dig!

Anyway, a couple of weeks later, a bunch of clad, some old stake posts, tent pegs and lord knows how many pull tabs later and its safe to say I'm hooked. Can't wait to dig my first wheat penny or Barber! Am currently pondering which detector I'm going to opt for and also researching my locale which was a hive of activity during the Revolutionary War. Currently I'm torn between the Fisher F5 and an AT PRO...

Anyhow hello, nice to be here and look forward to getting to know you all a little better. I've loads to learn and I think I'm in the right place!


Newby 01-14-2012 10:48 PM

Welcome aboard Dan! If you are in an area with a lot of history like that and you want a machine that is good for relic hunting, but still want one that can coin shoot really good! I'd go for the AT Pro! Not that the F5 is a bad machine! I have 3 fisher machines right now, they make awesome MD's I just think you would be better off with the AT! Hope this helps, there are a lot of good people on here and they are all very helpful! Good luck & HH

bruinvikes 01-14-2012 11:02 PM

Welcome from Ohio, can't wait to see pics of your finds!

parallax 01-15-2012 08:23 AM

Thanks guys! Hopefully some picworthy finds will go up soon, dependent on the nice man in brown delivering my new detector and the temp rising enough that polar bears won't bother me on the beach!

Terry Soloman 01-15-2012 08:51 AM

Welcome from White Plains, New York!
Good luck to you! Long Island is a metal detecting dream, from farm fields to white sandy beaches! There are a lot of Long Islanders on the forum, as well as a few Westchester County folk like me here. Big Gold to you! :cool:

Patton 01-15-2012 09:24 AM

Hi ya Dan!
Welcome to the best forum on the planet!
Kansas says hello.:yes:

pine3874 01-15-2012 09:55 AM

Welcome Dan from Georgia and HH!!!

biliff1 01-15-2012 10:19 AM

Welcome from CT!
Welcome, Dan! I'm from across the sound in CT. If you ever feel like making the swim, let me know and we can do some MDing here. I know I would love to check out L.I. too!

MoBob 01-15-2012 10:23 AM

Welcome from Mo . , and hope you find some great stuff !

Captain Silver 01-15-2012 10:58 AM

Welcome to the forum, and another hello from across the sound in CT!

joe4077 01-15-2012 01:30 PM

Hello Dan, welcome to the forum. I'm from the Nassau Co. area. Where are you based? Sooner or later we'll end up meeting some place. I get around when and wherever I can. Good luck hunting.

parallax 01-15-2012 04:05 PM

Thanks again for the warm welcome folks! Glad to meet you all.

Hi Joe - I'm in Huntington, a tad East of you in Suffolk. I'm sure we will run into each other sooner or later! If so, I'm buying the beers.

To the CT lads - hello to you! I'm only 7 miles across the sound from Stamford and take my boat over there a fair bit in the summertime. Would love to MD in CT sometime in the coming year!


LI Tom 01-15-2012 09:56 PM

Hi Dan,I'm pretty close to you in East Northport.Welcome and good luck in the coming year.Perhaps we can get a hunt going sometime.

parallax 01-16-2012 09:50 AM

Hi Tom - thanks and yeah absolutely, I'd be up for a hunt. Doing a bit of research right now into areas I want to hunt around here once the warmer weather starts returning and aim to send out some permission request letters sometime soon. If I get some positive responses and if you're interested then I'll give you a shout and we can hit the dirt! Ditto for Joe in Nassau or any other member (local or otherwise) that would like to join in.

I'm figuring early spring for these more targeted hunts since work will be nuts up until about April or so. In the meantime I'll be most likely hitting the town beaches (of which there are 8) as soon as I get that AT Pro I've got my eye on since I want to be proficient before I start relic shooting.


LI Tom 01-16-2012 08:34 PM

Sure thing.Let me know.

relicfarmer 01-16-2012 08:41 PM

hello from kinda new here to and so far this has been a great forum.very informative

parallax 01-17-2012 09:54 PM

Hello there NC!

danieldrake 06-09-2012 02:25 AM

Im in Huntington Long Island I am new to MD
Hey all,

I always like metal detecting and was introduced into it again by a friend in OHIO. I am getting my ctx 3030 soon and would like to go to the beaches and try to find some things. I would like to go with some people who know what they are doing. I am free thur fri sunday's every week so I got free time. email me at if anyone is interested in mding with me.


Mkhabel 06-09-2012 10:47 AM

I'm pretty close to you too, I'm also from east Northport.

JWalker3 06-09-2012 12:22 PM

Welcome Dan, from the western side of NY State (Jamestown, NY)

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