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Old 07-01-2020, 12:39 PM
KOB KOB is online now
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Bayou & Dew have excellent advice. Don't rule out those "exclusive" homes. If they are old , could have had some turnover. These times are different. But if you are hunting trashy beaches and aren't finding anything , something is wrong. Could be detector setup.

Since day 1 , I always make it a point to NEVER leave a beach without finding something of value. Even 1 penny. It's a great morale booster and I can say I've NEVER been skunked ! Around the beginning of the year , I went about 2.5 months without finding any gold. It was depressing. I would go to the beach knowing within 30 seconds of looking up and down the beach it was going to be bad. But I knew I would get fresh air and exercise. Plus - you never know ! Those 2.5 months were 2-3 times a week , but then I started getting lucky and have been killing it of late. I have 3 or 4 beaches that are close that I can checkout quickly. But typically hunt 2 a day. Learn the machine and keep at it.
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Old 07-01-2020, 03:32 PM
1lunglo 1lunglo is offline
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How far down in south jersey?
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Old 07-01-2020, 03:49 PM
BigScoopman BigScoopman is offline
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Yup Slow Down and really grid the area, years back I use to find at least 5 gold a day, and like Beechnut says they have other interest like tattoos and phones, and stainless steel , and other stuff, now we have a lot more detecting and it makes it harder, when the tides were right and the wind I was down their almost every day, now I havn't been in three years, got bad knees and a-fib , and some other stuff too so it kind of slowed me way down, but I still have my Excalibur 1000, wish you a lot of luck and just slow down and if you can run your machine in all metal mode and switch over to disc.
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Old 07-02-2020, 12:22 PM
Longshot Longshot is offline
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I appreciate all of the suggestions and ideas from everyone. Been out there about 20 hours in the last four days but didn't come up with much. I'll keep at it with the new suggestions and hopefully find the gold soon. Thanks guys.

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Old 07-02-2020, 11:38 PM
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It depends on the area too. Where I hunt it is coins, coins, coins and occasional silver. Never gold.

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