My name Is Mitchell Clore and this is an opinion/belief of mine on artifact hunting. The #1 factor in becoming a successful artifacts hunter is PATIENCE! How many time have you ran out of it, switched locations? Did you leave anything behind perhaps? The fact is that any little spot you didn't look there may be one there waiting to be picked up. There are more than one in my case that way, and more too come I'm certain. Fine by me, ill take em ;) The reason for this is maybe bad technique, or lack of faith in the spot. Truth is you HAVE to think there's one to be found always, there have been a couple of instances where I may have even willed one out of the ground....lol. Honestly though you have to be optimistic and really patient to make it as a successful artifact hunter. So what I'm saying is if you don't think you're not going to find jack.......you probably won't!