Free Metal Detecting Tips
Pothole digs for coins and rings in the wet zone
Author: Internet Tip
( If you dredge for gold, this is like sniping or crevacing for nuggets on bedrock) Again, when conditions are right, you can dig out deeper pockets on the hardpan or bedrock when the sand layer is thin or washed off from a large cut. Some of our rocky coves have had one side stripped of all sand from a south swell surge, combined with high tides, leaving a single layer of rocks and boulders on the bedrock from the low tide zone up to the bottom of the cliff face of the cove. This distance can cover some 150 ft. or more. At low tide, you follow the rocky ravines and trench lines moving up onto the beach and working your way up to the cliff. Rock clumps and clusters usually form on top of a pocket in the crevice or ravine making a natural trap for coins and rings that settled out from the former sand layers above. One cove had 8 ft. of sand removed down to the rock layer. On the following weekend, we pulled 27 rings, including a diamond wedding set from various rocky pockets. Some of the pockets yielded 200 to 300 coins each and were only 2 ft. long and about 12" deep. I use a small 2 ft. pry bar to dislodge the wedged in rocks. Then I quickly shovel or scoop out and sift the contents with a small wood framed screen and pick out the coins. I metal detect the bottom of the pocket last to locate coins hidden in cracks on edge and any possible rings still lurking on the bottom. On this weekend I also recovered over 100 silver coins from these same pockets. Within a week, over 2 ft. of sand had returned, covering most of this site.
| Four Steps to Gold Prospecting
Author: Gloria Reibin
You've heard it before. Attitude is everything. Well, guess
what? That's true. To be successful in Network Marketing,
you have to take the correct attitude or posture and it
starts with prospecting.
The dictionary defines "to prospect" as to explore, to
search or to examine for something.
When you talk to a potential business builder, do you
explore, search or examine or do you try to convince the
person by telling them how good your business is and how
much better it is than anyone else's?
You've heard about prospecting for "gold" and the famous
California "Gold Rush." When prospecting for gold, the first
thing you need to remember is to find a place where you can
expect to find gold. You won't prospect in the stream in
your back yard unless your backyard lies in the middle of
Once you find the potential stream, you need to gather your
tools. As a gold prospector, you would plunge your sifter
into the stream and gather up a lot of muck, which you hope
also contains gold.
You'll sift through it until you find some shiny gold stuff,
which might be gold, then again might not.
You separate out the real gold from the fools gold. You've
now got one or two or three or however many nuggets of real
Keep repeating the process until you're rich.
The same procedure goes for finding those golden people.
The number 1 step to prospecting gold in Network Marketing
Find the gold fields. Your prospects imply gold to you. You
want the golden women and men to join your business. That
means, people who are serious about business opportunities.
You Can Advertise.
Unless you have a huge budget, you're not going to advertise
in general magazines, newspapers or ezines. You'll want to
go with the Business Opportunity streams.
You Can Buy Leads.
They vary in price and in quality. You can pay big bucks,
like $5.00 a lead for pre-qualified individuals who have
actually been called and talked with on the phone. You can
also pay .50/lead for older leads that may or may not be
You Can Get Free Leads.
You can put up a website and drive traffic to it and/or
start an ezine. As people respond to you, they are free
leads. The marketing company I work with Free Leads For Life
teaches people how to do just that.
The number 2 step in successful prospecting gold in Network
Marketing requires you to dig deep into your potential
stream and begin to:
Prospecting is about them, not about you. Ask them about
themselves. First of all . . .
Are they seriously looking for a business opportunity?
Do they have time to talk now?
What kind of work do they currently do?
Are they achieving success at their chosen work? Do they
like it? Are they working full time? Part Time?
What prompted them to answer your ad?
What do they want out of a home based business?
Are they planning to do the business part time while they
continue with their career or are they looking for a
Are they serious? Or just curious?
What kind of income are they looking to gain?
Are they looking for a business just for themselves? Or do
they plan to go into partnership with another? A Spouse?
Once you've asked the questions, you must listen to the
answers as part of the the sifting for gold process.
Don't waste your time with people who are not serious. You
should get a "Yes" or "No" answer to the first question. If
they say yes to looking for a business opportunity continue
with the questions.
If no, just say "Thank you, have a great day. Goodbye." If
Maybe. . . don't be afraid to let them go. Maybes aren't
serious. you might test it further by telling them that you
are only looking for serious people who are committed to
making a good income and if they don't know whether or not
they are serious, then they are probably not what you're
You want to find out right away if they have the time to
talk. If not, you'll want to make an appointment, stressing
that they should call you if something comes up that would
prevent them from keeping the appointment. Be considerate of
yourself and your time. Make them considerate too.
What they are doing now can tell you a lot about their
potential in your business. A person who currently holds a
responsible position is more likely to take responsibility
in his or her own business. Look for leadership. At the same
time, you don't want to pre-judge. Many a gold nugget has
been found encased in dirt.
You don't want to spend 30 or 40 minutes on the phone with
someone only to have them say at the end that they have to
talk it over with their spouse. Get that information first
so that you can arrange an appointment to speak to both at
the same time.
Your time is precious, don't let anyone waste it.
Then finally, you need to separate the real gold from the
Prospecting means collecting decisions, then sorting those
with potential to succeed and those without.
You don't want to receive yeses at any cost. You only
want a yes from the person who can become a leader and a
You'll soon find yourself rejecting the nos before they have
a chance to reject you because you'll recognize those people
that will require you to put extra time into them after
they've joined, only to find them falling away in the end
Once you become adept with the 4 step system, you'll begin
to attract the golden people you seek. They will recognize
you as a leader and want to follow you and learn to become
Remember, it's easy as 1-2-3-4. -- Find, Ask, Listen, Sort.
About the Author
Gloria Reibin is the owner of Advantage E-Com
She works with Free Leads for Life Marketing Group, which
offers free Internet Marketing and Network Marketing