A week earlier I'd been out sniping an area, there were all kinds of small cracks in the bedrock, way too many to work. The water was only a foot or two deep in this area. That's when it hit me, I will take the detector in and detect the area, mark each target I locate, then go back and snip them.
I was up early in the morning, I couldn't wait to go. The prospects of combining two of my favorite activities, metal detecting and sniping, had me wanting to get an early start. It was only about an hour's drive, but the hike in was a tough one. I decided to take the camera along.
It wasn't very long after began the hike, that I realized I may have a problem. I am unable to walk by a crevice without metal detecting it. About halfway in, I located a fairly nice crevice. The metal detector indicated there was too small targets. So I had to stop and work the crevice. I ended up finding a small nail, a piece of lead, and some nice gold. By the time I finished working the crevice, the sun was already on the river. I had to leave the detector off, if I was ever gonna make it up to where I wanted to work.
Buy the time I got into my a wet suit and got up to the area I wanted to work it was already hot. I began detecting the crevices and marking them. I was picking up quite a few small targets. Most of the targets were small pieces of lead, and bits of iron. But every now and then I would pick up a piece of gold.
I was amazed on how fast the day went by. By the time I got packed up and started to hike out it was getting pretty late. I had to move along fairly fast to get to the truck before dark. Hiking at that pace, darn near killed the old guy.
When it was all said and done, it was a really fun day! I got to spend the day metal detecting and sniping. Best of all I went home with about three penny weights of gold!