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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Back to the Big Hill

Back to the Big Hill with my friend Tony today...I think our first targets came simultaneously, I called him on my cell and told him I found a 1927 Buffalo Nickel, and he told me he just found a 1943 war nickel. I thought that was kinda found 3 Silver dimes...1926 and 1927 Mercs in the same hole, and then a 1910 King George Canadian Dime. I also found 3 wheats and a Buffalo nickel...Tony found just the war nickel, some clad, and a gold plated pendant.
Some folks ask me how much trash I dig in a hunt...Well the last pic tells the story...It's all PB&


Monday, May 19, 2014

The Home team brings home Gold...14K Gold!

Met up with BanditIcey (Eva) and her Husband Brian from Rochester/Buffalo area of NY and we hit some of our local spots around Syracuse. First spot we hit was on a River and used to have a horse track and carnival back in the mid 1800s till the Depression era. Well, it may have been old, but it had been filled multiple times and no goodies for us. We moved to a park across the river and tried again...Still no joy, so we broke for lunch and then headed back to the city to hunt our "Home Away From Home" on the big hill...The first target I got read 13-12, 15-13, 13-18....It was 6 inches deep...I debated to dig or not to dig, but it was over 4", so I must dig...I am sure glad I did. I saw the sweet glint of Gold in the bottom of the whole and pulled out the nice 14K Wedding band....I was stoked for the rest of the afternoon. I think the car parts are a valve stem cap and a old starter pedal (floor starter you stepped on)...What they were doing on a steep hill is beyond my comprehension. The only coins found were clad for us all...I am sorry I could not get them Silver, but I think e all enjoyed a nice sunny day out in the parks....

Happy Hunting,

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Saturday Hunt...Rosevelt went on a Buffalo Hunt!

Went out with Kevin to our "home away from home".  We failed to bless our coils with the "Holy Morgan", and payed the price.  We hunted for hours, only finding clad.  I did find 2 Buffalo nickles (1926 and 1937).  It was not until the sun started to set that we both found our silvers.  Kevin found a Mercury Dime, and I found a 1951 Rosevelt.  The coins from this park come out looking nice, as the ground is loose, and little fertilizer is used on the grass.  All in all, a damp, but enjoyable day.


Friday, April 25, 2014

Thursday hunt nets 2 more Silvers!

Went on a short road trip to a new area for me and Kevin. Hit a wooded section near a creak where an old foundation was found. I came up with the only good target here after about 2 hours of wandering the woods and crossing the creek. I got a 1945 Mercury Dime. We decided to head back to town and hit a park we have hunted to death. I hit the ball field while Kevin hit the old building near it. Kevin pulled up a 6 inch Memorial, then a 2 inch Silver Washington Quarter...Go figure. I pulled a 1927 Mercury Dime, 4 Wheats, and a little clad from the ball field. The 1965 quarter shown here was under a root of the biggest tree near a creak in a park on our road trip. I was sure it was going to be silver after all the work it took to dig it out. I was very disappointed.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Tuesday and Thursday Hunts

First hunt did not produce much.  I did get the ugliest looking silver dime of my life though.  Looks like someone threw it in a fire.
4 wheats were the only other good things from this day.
The second day was CLADapolooza!!!  Over 5 bucks in clad!  Also found my first "V" nickel...a 1912 in good shape.
The ring was fake, and the bracelet was also plated fake.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Wednesday and Thursday hunts...Knock another off my list!

Wednesday we went to a local park on the south side of town that we did not think would produce anything spectacular. We started off in the woods, and found absolutely nothing but trash. I got tired of snagging my coil on small twigs and scrub, so I went back down the hill to the flats near the creek...First hit I got was a slamming 11-47 at 8 inches. I noticed that someone else had dug in this same spot, but not quite deep enough. I heard tell of a new hunter with a cheap detector and NO pin-pointer...Lucky me! He left behind a 1908 Barber Quarter with an old bus token pasted to the back of it...Maybe someone had to walk home...I also pulled a 1945 Washington Quarter in the same area. On Thursday I killed the Wheaties, but only found 1 more Silver, a 1916 Merc. Too bad it was not minted in Denver...$$$...25 Wheaties in 2 days is not bad either...
My buddy had a big coil on his CTX and found about many more silvers than I did.


Saturday, April 5, 2014

First hunt of the year scores Big GOLD!!!

My Buddy Kevin came back from his work in Alaska and we hit a local park on Wednesday where we have had some luck with the silvers last year. Dug a bunch of nickels, then hit a 9-39 signal that bounced around a lot, but the display said it was 5-6", so I decided to dig just for grins...Well, when I saw gold in the hole, I was grinning alright...From Ear to Ear. It was a 16 gram 10 KARAT solid High School class ring from 1970. 44 years old and it looks like it was dropped yesterday...Gotta love real gold!. I am on the hunt to find the owner...All I know is that he attended High School in NJ and went to Syracuse University. High School is hunting down a current address and phone number. I also found over $3 in clad with the oldest coins being 1945D wheatie and a 1951 nickel.
Funny thing is I did not notice the machine ws in Muti "Ferrous" mode until after I found most of this...I knew something was wrong with the tones, but it did not register in my brain right
Perhaps I should hunt in this mode more often???

Happy Hunting,