Hey ya'll! My 14 yr. old daughter has been asking me to take her somewhere to find some points. Looking around on the website I found Floyd's Cantell's Dig and Chrisner's Ranch that are both close to home and reasonably priced. Can anyone recommend one over the other? I could also use some pointers on what she might expect at the digs (bathrooms, terrain...) and what techniques might be productive (surface hunting, digging, sifting...) and any tools that might useful (garden trowels, whisk brooms, screwdrivers...). We're both greenhorns on this subject so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Howdy Ric, You are the prime target audience to participate in the annual DIGFEST held in November.
Thats a very long way away if your in the mood now!
I see some of our top people have already responded, I cant improve on their council.
You are certainly not the first to look for guidance between digfests. And it's all documented just as surely as Googling . . . . .
Scroll back down the point chatter topics people have created over the last YEAR.
Takes time but there are very specific, detailed,
answers to what tools are needed, where on a property to start and what was found where. Check the pics of
DIGFEST 07, front pg top right.
Pretty much like state park "primitive area" camping
sites, no porta-potties.
Here's one of my discreet pics of the Lampasas show,
[ actually about 10 miles south of the dealers tables ] Threw a rod, engine destroyed. Sill in
shop for new long block, presently driving a rented
Bobcat [ might as well hope to combine transportation
needs with an excavator ] Sort of a new spin on
commuting to "work"