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Steve L. said, I love reading your posts and check for new ones daily. I am new to detecting as of June 2015 but was lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time early December... I wanted to share my finds with you, six lead balls a full small nail and part of a larger one. Thanks for all your help and I look forward to more finds in the future.
|Finds and photo by Stever L.|
There were reports of many musket balls, shot and other lead items being found.
This might seem like a small thing but it can make a big difference. Adjust the length of your detector stem very carefully. A lot of new detectorists have the stem too short and as a result their coil is too high off the ground. An inch or two can make a big difference. Someone emailed me about this not too long ago.
Also, if your stem is too you very well might tend to lean forward as you try to keep your coil close to the ground. When you do that you'll get tired much more quickly.
Make the necessary adjustments so that you can maintain good posture and keep the coil as close to the ground as possible.
More frequent adjustments might be necessary when you are working uneven ground or working on a slope.
Take a minute to check your stem length. You might be surprised how much of a difference it might make.
Here is an excerpt from a story about the salvage of the CSS Georgia, a confederate gunship.
Here is the link for the rest of the article.