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Abbreviations / slang
« on: August 07, 2019, 05:34:30 PM »
As a complete Newby it would be quite useful to have a little help getting to know the terms used in detecting, slang words and what they mean, etc!

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Re: Abbreviations / slang
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2019, 06:27:16 PM »
As a complete Newby it would be quite useful to have a little help getting to know the terms used in detecting, slang words and what they mean, etc!
Like what?  :D
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Re: Abbreviations / slang
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2019, 07:29:45 PM »
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Re: Abbreviations / slang
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2019, 08:06:53 PM »

  One handy thing to know, when you find a silver hammered coin, known in slang as a hammy, when you are sending a signal to your detecting partner who may be the other end of the field, you give a shaking of your fist down on your hand to show a hammered coin being made. It is then followed by a special dance, that I cannot tell you how to do it. It is bred into you, and when your first coin comes out the ground , don't worry you will know what to do.
 Good Luck, and don't worry a few outings and you will soon pick it all up.

 Bill

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Re: Abbreviations / slang
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2019, 08:36:33 AM »

  One handy thing to know, when you find a silver hammered coin, known in slang as a hammy, when you are sending a signal to your detecting partner who may be the other end of the field, you give a shaking of your fist down on your hand to show a hammered coin being made. It is then followed by a special dance, that I cannot tell you how to do it. It is bred into you, and when your first coin comes out the ground , don't worry you will know what to do.
 Good Luck, and don't worry a few outings and you will soon pick it all up.

 Bill

That's perfect! Thanks Bill

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Re: Abbreviations / slang
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2019, 08:38:40 AM »
This might help mate

https://www.johnwinter.net/jw/2018/05/a-metal-detecting-glossary/

Very useful, and exactly what I was looking for! Thanks John

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Re: Abbreviations / slang
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2019, 11:08:20 AM »
This might help mate

https://www.johnwinter.net/jw/2018/05/a-metal-detecting-glossary/

That is actually a pretty interesting and comprehensive glossary.

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Re: Abbreviations / slang
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2019, 07:47:50 PM »
Thank you for the positive posts re my glossary.
Here's my latest blog post . . .

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https://www.johnwinter.net/jw/2019/08/just-received-a-brazilian-to-coin-a-phrase/



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Re: Abbreviations / slang
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2019, 10:31:02 PM »
Hot rocks
Hot rocks are rocks that are mineralised differently to their surrounding ground. For example a highly mineralised rock buried in mildly mineralised ground would be considered to be a hot rock. However, a highly mineralised rock in an equally highly mineralised ground would not be considered to be a hot rocks.
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