Latest storm, rippin' up the beaches.

Discussion in 'Metal Detecting' started by Bobpaul, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    After storms like what are happening now along the east coast, erosion of the beaches consolidates the targets worth finding. The heavier objects settle in the sand down to hard shell pack, then these storms rip away the softer sand. It's much the same way prospectors find gold settled on bed rock in creeks and rivers.

    It doesn't jump up out of the sand. You still have to go find it.. This latest storm is a whopper though, and should do some serious damage to the beaches along the whole east coast.
     
  2. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    There aint a whole lot of beach to rip up down your way Bob.
    Do they ever dredge and pump sand up on those beaches?
     

  3. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    Oh yeah, the whole north end of Holden was redone with dredged sand from the inlet.
     
  4. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    You going out there today to get it first?
     
  5. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    I took a ride down there at low tide, 12:40 today. It was miserable, 30 to 40 knot winds blowing straight in off the ocean with rain. Now the sun came out for a moment. Clouds are zipping by. No chance for today, but it could happen tomorrow.:lol:
     
  6. vini

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    It will be neat to see what got left behind after the sluicing, so to speak
     
  7. vini

    vini New Member

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    Quite the storms ya'all been getting there hope all is well Bob???