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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Trying new Settings on the e-Trac

I opened quickmask and moved the cursor to the right until I saw 6, and then up until I saw 32. This gave me a mostly open screen, only eliminating iron and foil trash. it works well in spots where there is not a lot of junk, but you know there may be coins among iron, bottle caps, or screw-caps. The park I was at is one of these parks. I encountered spots where there was a LOT of ear candy, but mostly the hunt was quiet. I have the machine set up so that it will scream on anything above a penny (really high pitched). It stops you in your tracks, and that is exactly what I want. Here was the days haul...1 Merc dime (1935), 3 wheats (1916, 42D, 53D) and $3.62 in change. a warm enjoyable day. First time I could wear shorts this year.

Happy Hunting,

P.S. Already got poison oak...Also the ticks are nasty up here this year...stay safe.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

First Hunt of 2016

I finally got the time and the weather to get out and give it a go.  I was confined to my local spots as I did not have a partner today or a ride. I chose a small field near a school I have hammered over the past 8 years. This place still gives up the goods and surprises the heck out of me. The silver must be nearly gone, but I managed to get a 1942 Merc today. The silver ring with the heart is Pandora (marked 925 ALE 60) and sold new for about $100. Seriously ladies... You are OVER paying. This ring was an eyeball find from February as I got off my bus returning to school. The other ring is also .925 and has seen better days. It was found on the same hunt as the clad on the left side of the scan. The clad on the right side of the scan was also eyeballed along the curb strip on my way home from the hunt. Must have came out of someones pocket while they fumbled for the car keys.


Monday, March 21, 2016

About time to get back in the "swing" of things again...

It has either been too cold or too wet to get out. That or I have had school work to do...I hope to get out next weekend if I can. probably will not find much, as I am restricted to local hunting. We will give it a shot though if able...


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Dec 5th Finds

Back to a spot we have pounded out over the years, but every now and then, we get a keeper.
Boy what weather we have had, but it is supposed to end by this weekend...

The last image is copper and a woman's hair clip I think.


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Good deeds and Silver

Well, a little after noon on Tuesday, we were in Cicero, NY to try to recover a lost white gold wedding band with some rocks on it. it took about 20 minutes of searching, but the ring was recovered. I found it near the cobblestone walkway in the ladie's back yard. The large spike nails that held the heavy black edge liner down made if hard to search near the walkway, but luckily the ring landed between the spikes. I should have gotten more pics, but oh well...My good deed had been done...

The rest of the day was spent back home in a park we have pounded over the last 3 years, just to see what might pop up... Had the SENS turned up to 27 and let it rip...I was not disappointed...


Monday, October 26, 2015

Civil War relics in New York???

well I finally did it.  I found a Civil War Relic in an Upstate NY Park...
I was completely shocked when I pulled this beauty from the ground.  It is in excellent shape with almost full guilt still on it.
B2260...Federal infantry button, eagle with "I", "SCHUYLER H & G / N YORK." dm, two part convex hat or sleeve size, (16mm)
Button depicts eagle facing right with "I" in the shield, generally for infantry officers. Backmark: "SCHUYLER H & G / N YORK." dm inner ring of dots partly obscured by shank well. Scovill produced ca 1860, for small buttons only, (Schuyler.230.Small). Two part convex button, hat or sleeve size.
These go for about $15 on eBay in this condition.
Next popped out a 1899 barber Quarter in not too bad condition... A little worn, but a keeper.

The funny thing is I dug plenty of pennies today, but NONE was a Wheatie...Hmmm.


Sunday, October 11, 2015

3 Hunts at the end of September

Was almost 3 months with no hunting this summer/fall. It was either too humid/hot, or too dry to hunt. I did manage to get out for 3 hunts once my buddy Kevin got back in town. Hit wooded areas around the city and managed to find these goodies...

From top left... A Menter Clothing token from the late 1800s to early 1900s. A Lindon Johnson Presidential token (Lindon Johnson circa 1965). A Joyland Arcade token (worth about $5). A 1850 (Upper) Canadian Half-Penny token (worth about $3). A 1941 Washington Quarter. A 193? Buffalo Nickel. 6 Wheats.