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Author Topic: Where to practice in Lower Mainland??!?!?!?  (Read 706 times)

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Where to practice in Lower Mainland??!?!?!?
« on: October 25, 2019, 01:23:48 PM »
Anyone have suggestions for me to take my Daughter to practice with the metal detector?  We are in Langley,  so a good park or ????

Any suggestions welcome

(PS: Its MCBAINS detector on long term loan! Lol)


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Re: Where to practice in Lower Mainland??!?!?!?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2019, 12:02:53 AM »
I used to look for football fields, usually beside school yards. I went on weekends after a rain, as the ground was softer. I found an $ 800 ring there.

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Re: Where to practice in Lower Mainland??!?!?!?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2019, 09:55:01 PM »
Finding an $800 ring = probably more profitable than most hobbyist placer mining  :P
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Re: Where to practice in Lower Mainland??!?!?!?
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2019, 07:54:44 PM »
Hey Chad go to where ever any public events happen,The rodeo grounds may have already been worked.Never  know.Luck Mcbain.
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Re: Where to practice in Lower Mainland??!?!?!?
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2019, 12:30:07 AM »
Back in the early 1900s up until today there were traveling circuses and County fairs periodically in public (or private)  areas.  Those fields where folks spent time every year might prove productive.  Checking with the historical society or newspaper archives will sometimes turn up "The Circus is Coming to Town" notices.

Don't forget an old dirt airfield outside of towns where barnstormers took the locals up to ride in the biplanes long ago. 

Old bus or stage coach stops, abandoned schools and any other areas where folks gathered (like horse races) are good. 

Oh yes, abandoned school yards can be a bonanza, too.

Old Swimming holes as well. 

Old abandoned farms often have finds made along walkways and under shade trees as well as lawns and gardens where coins were lost.

Old saloons and "cat houses" were scenes of heavy drinking and they frequently are good sites. 

Ghost towns where the saloons are crumbled down had rough floors with sawdust on them and coins dropped were easily lost.

Boxing matches and public outings from time to time were often well attended.

AND, if you happen to find an old, abandoned town with wooden sidewalks - WOOHOO!

There is another area where distraught folks were less than cautious over a spilled coin or two.  The areas alongside the road at entrances to cemeteries.  Stay out of the cemeteries themselves but rather search the sides of the roads where wagons or old cars might have parked. 

Best of luck!   {-applause-}

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Re: Where to practice in Lower Mainland??!?!?!?
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2019, 08:20:02 PM »
Hey chad forgot to mention I notice all the carnival guys are using metal detectors these days.So carnivals are out.Some of the locals do well at base ball fields.Just saying.Not trtying to be a smart Ass here but check out any fast food joint that has a parking lot running down hill toward a drain pipe.Money like gold runs down hill. Mark.
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Re: Where to practice in Lower Mainland??!?!?!?
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2019, 01:25:02 PM »
haha... thanks guys.

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Re: Where to practice in Lower Mainland??!?!?!?
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2019, 08:15:13 PM »
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