Hit this abandoned house tonite with Jim, if you was from my area you should recognize it. It is on a very busy corner. Been wanting to detect here for a long time and tonite seen a guy mowing stopped and got permission. Got several wheats, a 10k gold filled ring, 1937 merc, 1950 quarter, 1937 GB large penny. Pretty decent after work hunt.
Redeemed myself tonite after a whole weekend without silver.
BadJim and I Knocked on a door, and asked permission the guy said his son detected it two months ago but we were free to try it. Gotta love a challenge!
I got ten wheats... two Indians, 1892 and 1905...a 1958 silver Rosie, a sterling ring and a blazing 1926 SLQ, first one this season for me, cut the plug, flipped it over and it was right on top of the dirt staring back at me!
I'm guessing his son didn't have an etrac....lol
Friday nite Stringfrenzy and I stopped and knocked at a house that I have wanted to hunt for 5 yrs. The owner was very nice and told me all his kids have detected the yard, and several other people have stopped as well and he allowed them to detect as well, But he said if I wanted to try I was allowed to detect, he told me the house was built in 1861. I was hoping all the people there had missed something. Well after 2.5 hours of detecting and virtually no signals, I realized they did a pretty good job! I managed 4 lone cents, two wheats and two indians, 1901 and 1891, so at least I wasn't skunked!
Saturday went door knocking with Starky and it was pretty rough day, got a lot of clad, several wheats, a crotal bell, and once again two indians, 1892, and 1901 again....still a fun day with a great friend.
Well this was a pretty good weekend, and I was ready for a good one! I have hunted everyday this week and had nothing to show for it except for a pile of wheats, clad and one indian from the old fairgrounds I have been hunting.
Saturday I picked up Stringfrenzy (Josh) and off we went to a farm he had permission for, he had hunted there before but said he did not get much. I got the brass stirrup along the sidewalk about 10" deep and thought that was a good start, well from there we both went almost 2 hours till another keeper. I walked to the far end of the property and found 2 flat buttons then nothing again till I was about to give up and started swinging my way back over to Josh and I got a sweet 12-47 at 7" deep. I am not sure how I missed this the first time thru here, but sure glad I got it before I left, out popped my first large cent of the yr, 1837. On the other side of the yard withing 5 minutes Josh pulled a 1853 LC.
Then we went up to a house in town he had hunted a bit before and I got a couple wheats, then got the sterling ring, it is marked 10K gold filled sterling....pretty neat, inside is gold outside silver, Also got a 1917 merc there as well. The owner had a baby raccoon that was absolutely adorable and I asked if I could hold him for a pic, well he ran right up and sit on my hat and made for a great photo...lol
Sunday I met up with Starky (Erich) and we went knocking doors, did a few curb strips, from the curbs I got a 5 cent trade token, tons of clad, couple wheats. And the last stop was an old house, yard was tiny, the owner said it had been detected before but we were welcome to try our luck, first dig was a 1935 wheat, nothing special, clad quarters were literally everywhere, dug over $5 in clad, I dug a signal in the front and when I opened the plug, there lay the nice shooter marble, that was a bonus, underneath it was a shotgun shell, good thing I dig all those signals! Last dig there was the hefty sterling bracelet. It is just shy of 1/2 oz of sterling, not bad way to end the weekend
After work last nite, Jim and I went looking for some oldies, we spotted an old house with a long front yard and big backyard with several outbuildings, looked perfect so we stopped, knocked and got permission
here are some pics from the property, rarely do I take pictures of where I hunt but this backyard just looked so scenic and historic looking, I had to share these pictures, in the one you can see Jim in action....lol
Sunday Jim and I hit a field that was totally loaded with modern trash, can slaw, and whole cans everywhere, enough of that! We went to a field I hit 4 yrs ago with my xterra 70 and I think it gave up about a dozen indians before. With the etrac I managed to snag 4 indians 1873, 1879, 1881, and 1906, and a gen service CW button. From there we hit a small farm house that I hit before as well, got a few misc relics, old gas light valve, fancy makeup case, and a broach. Two of the indians turned out nice and two were crusty so I had to get aggressive with them to see details and get a date.
last nite we hit an old ball field I have been working, lots of fill dirt here, clad is all 7+ inches, so the old stuff is all 9-10+ inches. You have to run manual to even reach the oldies. I got a quiet lil high tone but it was reading 01-31....01-50, 22-41, every pass was a different number and the depth meter was pegged to the bottom. I was at 29 manual sensitivity. At 10+ inches out popped the 1927 merc dime. Shows you that those crazy numbers can indeed be deep coins!
This is all the keepers from last 3 days of hunting. I think this is from about 4 yards where Badjim and I did some door knocking. I got a nice assortment of goodies, Finally got a barber dime, haven't dug one since my FIRST hunt of the year, was starting to think there was none left in my area....lol
The 1893 Un Centavo was a neat find, I enjoy finding unusual stuff like that. Not sure what the 1932 foreign coin is, maybe from France? When I first dug it I saw a flash of gold and well you know what I though....lol
Got the 3 religious charms all in one hole, that was an interesting spill.
This morning I hit a yard and this place must have been hammered previously it was a corner lot and it 2.5 hours hunt time I found 3 clad coins, 2 wheats, the silver rosie, and the buffalo. Normally corner lots are high traffic areas and are loaded. Also got the sterling pin, which was my favorite dig for today.
overall it was a great last three days with a nice assortment of oldies and silver!