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Flat weeds
« on: August 22, 2013, 16:34 »
More of an observation than a tip . I've noticed that almost nine times out of ten there is a flat weed growing over a coin when I am fortunate enough to dig one . This is more pronounced with pre decimals but holds true for most others as well . There are usually no flat weeds over aluminium bits so I ignore odd signals under plain grass [ to my peril maybe ]. I now use this rule of thumb to determine if I'm going to bother with an 'iffy' signal or not . I suppose the weeds must be benefitting from mineral transfer to the soil , a good telltale in any case .
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Re: Flat weeds
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2013, 17:23 »
I have also noted that there are a lot of coins under flat weeds....but then again there are also a lot under normal grass as well .....just to help you out like ;D
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Re: Flat weeds
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2013, 21:30 »
interesting. but what is flat weed?
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Re: Flat weeds
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2013, 08:46 »
I've got alot of flat weeds growing at my place.

If you'd like to come and pull 'em out for me you can keep whatever you find underneath them!
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Re: Flat weeds
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2013, 15:39 »
interesting. but what is flat weed?
A general term for anything with flat leaves rather than fine grass strands , Capeweed , Dandelions that type of thing , seems that any odd signal under them is almost always a coin of sorts .
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Re: Flat weeds
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2013, 08:07 »
Haven't noticed it with weeds, but I have noticed ants like to make a nest around a coin.
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Re: Flat weeds
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2013, 07:38 »
Ive noticed it too sometimes,  I thought that if you drop a coin and it rolls under a flat weed its harder to spot than on the grass,...  Im just guessing though.
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Re: Flat weeds
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2013, 15:05 »
Haven't noticed it with weeds, but I have noticed ants like to make a nest around a coin.

I have noticed ants around coins and rusted metal objects as well. But what is more interesting are the wood grubs that I dig up near many of my targets. My pet lizards at home just love em!  ;D
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Re: Flat weeds
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2014, 20:40 »
More of an observation than a tip . I've noticed that almost nine times out of ten there is a flat weed growing over a coin when I am fortunate enough to dig one . This is more pronounced with pre decimals but holds true for most others as well . There are usually no flat weeds over aluminium bits so I ignore odd signals under plain grass [ to my peril maybe ]. I now use this rule of thumb to determine if I'm going to bother with an 'iffy' signal or not . I suppose the weeds must be benefitting from mineral transfer to the soil , a good telltale in any case .
Wouldn't it stand to reason that if you only dug signals under flat weeds, that's where you'd find the most coins? ???  :P
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Re: Flat weeds
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2014, 22:32 »
I hunted a park for some years & pulled out many 1000s of coins mostly pennys & BB's + heaps of brass & copper scrap / relics - when I first started hunting there it had lots of " flat weeds " & bare patches & like you I found these areas had the highest concentration of coins, after I'd flogged the park to death I noted the bare areas & flat weeds seemed to be taken over by nice grass again ;D .
now it's a car park :'( .
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Re: Flat weeds
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2014, 18:59 »
I hate posts like this because I'm going to spend all my time from now on taking notice of the herbage beneath my coil. As if all the noises and VDI numbers weren't confusing enough.
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Re: Flat weeds
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2014, 20:02 »
Look on the bright side. If anyone gets nosey and wants to know what you're doing, you can safely say "weeding".
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Re: Flat weeds
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2014, 21:10 »
More of an observation than a tip . I've noticed that almost nine times out of ten there is a flat weed growing over a coin when I am fortunate enough to dig one . This is more pronounced with pre decimals but holds true for most others as well . There are usually no flat weeds over aluminium bits so I ignore odd signals under plain grass [ to my peril maybe ]. I now use this rule of thumb to determine if I'm going to bother with an 'iffy' signal or not . I suppose the weeds must be benefitting from mineral transfer to the soil , a good telltale in any case .
 
               Dang,  did  that today for  a $1.  I thought  it was falsing  before on  some  types of  weeds :P
      better  start  weeding  as well now. ::)
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Re: Flat weeds
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2014, 21:18 »
Hi ,try some round -up weed killer might turn the coppers into gold  ::)  t,p
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Re: Flat weeds
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2015, 21:26 »
If I attach a flat weed to the bottom of my coil, will all my iffy signals be coins?

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