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Old 11-17-2015, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Tyberoz View post
Never heard "cartwheel" for a silver dollar
You no doubt are already aware, but we have (bronze) Cartwheel pennies
here in the UK.
They are those attributed to King George III. I've only ever found one, and
even then it was badly corroded.

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Old 11-17-2015, 05:19 AM
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Originally Posted by ~Alan~ View post
You no doubt are already aware, but we have (bronze) Cartwheel pennies
here in the UK.
They are those attributed to King George III. I've only ever found one, and
even then it was badly corroded.
Did not know that, but thanks for the info!
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:31 PM
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Th'er = treasure hunter
One of the first term I learned.

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Anarchyologist.... a utopian society of individuals who enjoy complete freedom without government control and possess limitless powers to declare vast tracts of worthless land as "archeology sensitive areas" without any laudable reason.
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Default Metal Detecting Lingo Glossary

What's it called when u bang your forehead against low branches repeatedly because ur wearing a cap to keep sun outta your eyes?
Apart from "fool".
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Just found this old thread today. The terms I've long wanted to know the meaning of don't pertain to detecting itself but are used by forum members, such as: occasion 14, thumbs right etc. I think I figured out that tongue=tongue in cheek(sarcasm),headband=someone done something foolish, roll=eye roll as in "Oh man what a dope!"
Anyway the first 2 and a couple more have stymied me for months.Help please.

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Old 09-27-2016, 10:26 PM
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Here's an even bigger list:

http://antiquesdetectors.com/2016/02...tecting-terms/
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I just read through this whole thread. Amazing how many people have come and gone and this forum keeps going.

One term I use often besides Zincoln is House. That is for a copper memorial cent that is not a Zincoln.

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This might just be a FMDF term, but what is a "Felix"?

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This might just be a FMDF term, but what is a "Felix"?
A zincoln found by one of our very own water hunters. Felix the cat.

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I just tried to click on the site NectorDector had post 18 months hoping for answers. Got message saying this sight doesn't seem to exist. Never knew someone had responded since my last comment.

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here one I've heard a lot.
"land mine"

as in ...."Lots of people walk their dogs at this park. Don't step on any land mines"...
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Ok—new guy, read all 13 pages.

Found coin roll hunting, didn’t know that was a thing. That just leaves CoinStar. When you talk about CoinStar finds, what exactly is that?

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CoinStar finds are coins found in the reject bin of a CoinStar machine. People frequently dump a batch of coins in the machine and don't notice that some of them were rejected. Silver coins, wheat pennies, and other goodies are often found. https://www.coinstar.com/GetCash
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Ah! Thank you for that reply. I had no idea.

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VDI? Haven't I been seeing an acronym like that?
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This newbie thanks you all for your help. Sometime I read posts and wonder !!! does that mean. You've been helpful.
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Metal Detecting Lingo Glossary for Newbies

This is a list of some of the metal detecting lingo adopted by detectorists as they pursue their hobby, this list is not complete, but I have gathered the most commonly used words identifying them as I understand them. Feel free to post more or correct some because I know I may have missed some.

HH - happy hunting
MDing - metal detecting
TH'ing - treasure hunting
tector - metal detector

clad - any US coin that is "sandwiched" with alloys of different metals.
merc - mercury dime
rosie - silver roosevelt dime
wheatie - wheat back cent
injun - indian head cent
IH - indian head cent
Walker - Walking Liberty Half Dollar
cartwheel - silver dollar
mint mark - a special mark placed on coins to let you know where or who made it.

coinshooters - detectorist who look mainly for coins
beach hunters - detectorists who mainly hunt beaches
relic hunters - detectorists who hunt mainly woods

probe - A tool to pinpoint the target while still in ground
the machine - your detector
digger - the tool used to dig your targets
topsoil - first 4 inches of ground

hipmount - mounting the control box of your detector with a belt on your waist
display - the target identification on your detector
ground balance - adjusting the detector to the mineralization in the soil
disc - ability of your detector to reject unwanted metal
tweak it - adjusting the detector
whispers - low, barely audible tones
beep beep - the sound certain detectors make.

dig it - just dig it up
find - something you found
finds - the good stuff you found
multi-targs - an area with a lot of targets
keepers - the targets that you keep whether good or bad
cache - a large amount of coins or jewelry buried together in a container
nice haul - a comment on your great finds
thingy - something you find and don't know what it is
sand stuff - normal trash you find in the sand
globola - a black corroded glob
black gunk - in the water where the sand don't move
snippers and snappers - small items you find

hunting - grabbing your detector and going!
newbie - someone new at the hobby
loner - a detectorist that doesn't belong to a club
seeded hunt - a hunt where the the finds have been scattered or planted

dry sand - The sand people lay there blankets and lawn chairs
wet sand - The high tide line to the low tide line, at low tide
blanket line - first 10 ft in the dry sand, from the high tide line
gridding the beach - detecting using a pattern as you walk along, most common is "straight" or "circular"
hot rock - a black volcanic rock, meteorite, or a rock that gives a off a metallic signal
erosion - a part of the beach that will strip right down to bedrock.
black sand - iron particles that are so small they look like sand

coil - the round thing at the end of your detector
WOT coil - a 15 inch coil made by Coil Tech, for Minelab detectors
hard wired - a modification or quick fix to your detector
swingin' coil time - the amount of time you spent detecting
pulseor PI - a waterproof detector that locates all metal targets
VLF - auto discriminates against iron
Target ID - a meter or display that shows you what your target might be.
Tone ID - different sounds identifying different target's sounds

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wwhikersfriend says... your forgot a few Carol buddy...

o !!!!=briar vine in face
omg!=SNAKE
Holey S**T=accidentally set your volume switch wide open
and OH NO=someone walking up to you real fast with a mean look on there face!

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Leslie(Nova Scotia) adds... From the land of the Bluenose...have to add a few that we use in Atlantic Canada and other parts of the country
Vicky.....any coin with the bust of Queen Victoria on it usually from the years 1858 to around 1900
swish...water dig
go for a dig....going metal detecting
fish scale...a small silver nickel made up to 1921
Tim's....the major coffe/donut chain in Canada
bouy....a close friend
twoonie...our two dollar coin
loonie...our one dollar coin
Bluenoser.....a Nova Scotian
Herring Choker....New Brunswicker
Spud....A Prince Edward Islander
Newfie...a newfoundlander

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Couple of more from Hoser

POed---finding out you just spent the last hour MDing in a
patch of poison Oak(happened to me)

Mung---That nasty seaweed that tangles in your coil while
water detecting

Royality---Sharing your finds with the property owner.

Spaz----what your MD does just before the batteries run out

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Harley-Dog asks: What are Repeatable Signals?

I'm still fairly new to MDing and in several of the online articles that I have read recently I have come across the phrase "repeatable signal". Can someone clearly define what that means? I have been making the following assumption and am wondering if I am correct: when I get a tone or signal from BOTH directions when sweeping my coil, that is a repeatable signal. When I only get a tone or signal from one direction only, that is NOT a repeatable signal. Am I correct?

Also, what is the most likely interpretation of what it means to get a signal in both directions as opposed to when you only get a signal in one direction?

BILLV replies: Your assumtion is correct. Getting a solid signal in both directions usually means that the machine has a good lock on the target and the target is not being discriminated against. My experience is with a DFX and when this happens to me it usually means deep iron that the machine is having a hard time determining what it is. I have also had this happen when a coin is on edge in the ground but I usually can get a repeatable signal if I change my direction. Hope this helps.
You need to include High Toning...another way of saying Cherry Picking
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