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Saturday, November 23, 2013

White Out

Got out for about 1 1/2 hours before the snow came down...It was a white out! My Friend K picked me up at noon and we headed for the big hill where we have been finding Silver. We both managed a Merc (mine 1939), and I also dug a cool .925 Jaguar Ring with what may be Emeralds for the eyes. I also dug a 1957 Nickel and 3 wheaties (1917, 19, and 37). Clad total for today was $1.47...May be the end of the easy digs for us here in CNY.

Happy Hunting and Stay Warm...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Yearly Totals as of November 23, 2013

I am over 1000 coins, but under the $100 mark...

2013 Totals as of November 20:

Dollars:    = 2
Halves:     = 2
Quarters:  = 187
Dimes:     = 294
Nickels:    = 132
Pennies:   = 399

Totals: 1016 coins for $89.74 -1xSLQ, 2xWashQuarter, 1xBarbDime, 11xMerc., 5xRosie, 5xBuf, 1xWar Nickel, 5xIH, 89x Wheat Cent, 2xGoldRings, 3xOther Gold, 6xSilverRings, 2x other Silver, 11xJunkRings, 1xGuited Flat Button Early 1800s


GoGoGopher / DiggerODirt

Sunday, November 17, 2013

A Target Rich Environment

Went to another Syracuse area park Saturday with a bit of history. Quite a few Silvers have been found here, but not so much today. Mostly clad, but I did get a few goodies. Also on Friday my friend K and I hit an old mill site out West of me. It was there that I found the Flat button back-marked "Rich Orange Standard Guilt" I believe this is a common Early 1800s Civillian button.
Saturdays finds produced most of the clad (about 95% of it). I also found a Tex-A-Toy 10 cent play coin from 1954, a 1920 (I think) Buffalo Nickel, a 1937 Buffalo Nickel, a 1942 War (35% Silver) Nickel, and 1925, 30, 38, 39, 40 and 42 Wheat Cents. Found $7.25 in clad...Look at all them Quarters!

Happy Hunting and Stay Warm...

Friday, November 15, 2013

My oldest Silver coin to date found Thursday Afternoon

Went to a park we have been hitting for the last year and a half. This is one of the oldest if not "the" oldest park in the city of Syracuse. First good target of the day was a 1944D Mercury Dime. Next was my oldest silver coin to date, a 1886 Canadian Dime. Finally, just before dark I found the 1936 Mercury Dime and the 1946 Wheat Cent.  I am still stoked.
The silver always comes out dark in this park...Must be the heavy fertilizers used.

Happy Hunting and Dress Warm!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Yearly totals to date

2013 Totals as of November 13:

Dollars: = 2
Halves: = 2
Quarters: = 159
Dimes: = 270
Nickels: = 125
Pennies: = 365

Totals: 923 coins for $79.65 - 2xWashQuarter, 5xRosie, 7xMerc, 1xBarbDime, 2xBuf, 5xIH, 2xGoldRings,6xSilverRings, 11xJunkRings


Monday, October 14, 2013

Coin Totals

Coin totals for the year as of October 14, 2013:

Dollars -    2
Halves -    2
Quarters - 133
Dimes -     235
Nickels -  113
Pennies -  319

804 coins for $68.59

1xWashQuarter, 5xRosie, 6xMerc, 1xBarbDime,
1xBuf, 5xIH, 2xGoldRings, 1xGoldChains, 4xSilverRings, 11xJunkRings


Monday, July 22, 2013

New Friends and New Places

A New friend from Canastota came into town to do a little 'tectin' with me Sunday Morning. We were out bright and early at 7am, and the humidity was the lowest it has been in 2 weeks. That all changed by about 9am, but it was still tolerable. Hit a new to me school yard first, and my first signal was the 1946 Rosie. It was to be the only Silver for the day. Lots of 40s-60s coins, so surprised we did not find more silver. Oldest clads were '67 and '68 Quarters, and '41, '64, and '68 Nickels. A ton of 60s pennies.

HH and stay Safe and Hydrated,

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Long Bike ride and 3 hours Detecting

Packed the e-Trac on my back, along with batteries, radios, pro and 6" coils, kneepads, rags, and other needed items. Put my belt with pouches, pro-pointer, and diggers around my waist. I hopped onto my 21 speed Mountain Bike, and off I went like a crazy person headed for a local County park...The ride there was like 12 miles....I hunted for 3 hours and found 1 1945 Merc, 1936, 44, 50, 57 Wheats, and 1946, 61, 63 and 69 Nickels, then made the trip home which was about another 13 miles (Went all the way around Onondaga Lake)....By the time I got home, my butt was bruised, my legs and back were sore, and I was beat....I am WAY out of shape (unless round counts)...Lots of folks and their pets in the park on Memorial Day.  A Big Thank YOU to all Veterans!

Happy Hunting and Remember the SunScreen,

Yearly Clad totals as of May 28, 2013

Pennies   - 131
Nickels   -   82
Dimes     - 158
Quarters  -  83
Halves     -    0
Dollars    -   2

456 coins for $43.96

Included is Pocket Change (except quarters) the mix is about 90% dug/10% pocket change
Not included in this count are Silver coins, Foreign Coins, or Crusty Zinc Pennies


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Rain Rain Go Away!

This weather is killing me...I wanted to go out Saturday, but it was too wet...Been raining on and off all week...Hope it drys up soon...


Thursday, May 2, 2013

2 Dollars...1 Hole

First day of May,and the first hole I dig registers as a 12/13-45/46, and shallow (2 inches). I dig and see a target that I first thought was a token, then I noticed Lady Liberty and realized I had a Presidential Dollar coin. I rescanned the hole and discovered another in there with the first. First time I have done this...I will did that kind of hole any time.  I also found 2 wheat cents (1935, 45), and a bunch of clad.  It was a beautiful warm sunny day in the park.


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New Purchase

Just picked up the RNB ML-2900 12.5v Batt Pack & 2hr Home Smart Charger from Big Boy Hobbies in Oklahoma. First, I have to give Kudos to Bart for his superb Customer Service. I ordered on Friday, He shipped on Saturday, and I got the order on Monday...I plugged in the charger and hooked up the battery...Just as advertised, the battery was fully charged in about 1 hour and 52 minutes. Now I will have to time my hunts to see how long it takes to go dead...I am expecting the advertised 40 hours. We shall see...I know I will have to charge this about 5 times before I see the full strength from the battery.
I am looking forward to many hunts before I need to charge the battery...I am used to having to recharge after every hunt.

Happy Hunting,

Monday, April 22, 2013

On your Mark...

 Get Set...Go Detecting!  Sunday April 21...I got a strange 12-31 signal that stayed put and was a solid repeatable signal...thought I might have an Injun, but out pops a copro-bronze 5 Deutche Mark coin from 1983 Minted in Frankfurt, Germany. Back when I was in the service in 1986-1990, that would have been worth about $12.00...I also found 1938, 46, 51, and 56D Wheat Cents...and 1964, 65 Nickels. Not a bad hunt for 2 hours...My elbow has been bugging me when detecting for the past month or so...Might be getting arthritis...Hope it gets better, because I can not do ANYTHING with my left arm...I need this right arm to swing and dig. If it keeps getting sore, I may have to give up the detecting, or start using my shovel and a swingy thingy.

Happy Hunting,

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sunday hunt 4/14/13

Been sore and stiff the last couple days...I guess I have to face it...I am getting Old...Arrrrrghhhhhh!!!
Did not find much, and been to sore to even clean off the stuff I did find. Finally got it cleaned up a bit. Found 5 wheats (1917, 19, 20, 27 and 44). A possible .925 tiny spoon (no stamp), and a pocketful of clad. I DID find "CAR" in the hole though...(dang DIGGERS)...A 1961 Jaguar E-type coupe.


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Braved the Saturday Drizzle,

But did not find much of anything...The Silver is hiding from me, but it cannot hide for too long. Oldest coins...1961 Memorial, 1964 Nickel, 1966 Quarter.
After watching a video on someone air testing gold items with the e-Trac, I think I am gonna order another AT-Pro to go with the e-Trac...Unless it is a ring or a flat gold item, it is not gonna be found with the e-Trac (ear rings, chains, crosses).


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

It all makes Perfect Cents

Started the day off with a Friend in a park that proved to be devoid of anything but junk...Moved on to a second park, but most of the targets were pennies. Now we did dig a bunch of 1930s-1940s Wheat Cents, and a bunch of Copper Cents. Quarters and Dimes were far and in-between...I did manage 4 nickels in the 100x30 Yard section we hunted. My conclusion is that someone(s) been here before and cherry picked just the higher conductors (dimes, quarters, halves, dollars, Silver). My friend did manage 1 1950 Washington Quarter. This was the only Silver for the day. I found what I believe to be a 10K gold dipped/plated religious medallion with chain. This had me going for a few minutes until I saw the plating wore off the back and saw the silver metal underneath. I managed the medallion/chain, 1946, 52Dx2, 55, and 58 Wheats. Oldest clads were 1953 Nickel, 1965 and 67 Dimes, as well as 1961, 62, 64, 65, and 68 Cents.


Sunday, April 7, 2013

I'm in a Silver slump

No silver today. Oldest coin was a 1939 nickel from the woods. Found a cool ball with tinsel and light inside. strobes multi-color when bounced. I picked up the batteries in the light I think. it was just under the leaves. $1.25 in clad for the day. Oldest coins were 1939 Nickel, 1965 Dime and 1967 Quarter.
I have found more nickels with the e-Trac than any other machine...12-12 is usually a sure nickel.


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Nothing Special Today

 My friends were either sick or busy, so I went to my local field to hunt for about two and a half hours. got $3.92 in clad, 1947 and 1953 Wheats, and a coach zipper pull (I think). If I get over $1.00 an hour I am happy.


Happy Hunting,

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Saturday Hunt nets Silver and the Fuzz

We were hunting a Private school yard that has history back to the 1850s. My one friend found a Silver Washington quarter and then a 1909 Barber Quarter as digs 1 and 2 (lucky dog)...I managed 2 Silver rings, a 1930 Wheatie, and a little clad before some woman approaches us claiming to be one of the school's administrators and telling us we must leave. Well, not seeing her children in her mini-van, I copped an attitude with her, asking her for her name and ID (which she would not produce). Next thing I know the town fuzz is there and we had to pack it up.  We talked to a gentleman who proved he was an employee of the school, and we gave him the description of the woman. He claims he knows no one matching that description in administration. Seeing as it cost parents about $15k a year to send their kids to this school, I can see the woman's beef about us being there, but we did get permission from this gentleman earlier. I am going to email him later and see what he can do to get us permission or not from the head administrator...We shall see.  We moved on to another school about a 1/4 mile up the road. Nothing but clad and the button here...Oldest clad coin was a 1954 nickel and a 1965 Quarter (I hate them)...

Happy Hunting,

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Is it Spring yet???

This Saturday is looking promising so far, as long as it is not a mud pit outside...We shall see...

Happy Hunting,

Monday, March 11, 2013

Got out Saturday and Sunday

Went to a wooded area that used to be an old Indian Canoe Portage with a friend...Was not finding much but a 1918 Wheat cent. A new hunter friend joined us, but he left rather quickly. We ended up leaving and going to a school yard I had found Silver in last year. I did not find Silver, but managed a 1892 Indian Head, the 1918 Wheat, and another 1955D wheat. I nicked the Injun..luckily it was not that one worth $1,200 bucks (1887 I think)...Olest clad coins were a 1964 Nickel,, and 61, 64 and 65 Copper Cents. Also found a cool cell phone looking pocket watch and a copper disc I have not yet IDed...


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Come check out my Other Blog

I have started a new blog to showcase my Musical Tastes and Finds...
This is Not Your Everyday Music...

Feel free to join and comment on the videos.

Thank you,

Saturday, March 2, 2013

It's that time of the year again

Time for my girlfriend to shave her head in the name of curing Childhood Cancers...
Please go to the St. Baldricks site and make a donation and help her to reach her goal of $300 raised.
She is currently at $145 and the event is Sunday at 5pm at Kitty Hoynes in Armoury Square...
When you reach the site search for Dale Rumsey and donate, even if it is just $5. Every bit helps the kids.

Thank you so much,

Thursday, February 28, 2013

It is getting warmer

But I am still not going out until it dries up a bit...Not worth the mess to clean up when I get back home...I will hold out a bit longer.

Happy Hunting,

Friday, February 22, 2013

Will it ever end???

The snow that is...Will we ever see the green green grass again???  Every time I think we might catch a break, Mother nature smacks me upside the head again!

Stay Warm,

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Record High Temps for this date

Met a new friend and fellow hunter for a few hours hunt in a field I know has plenty of clad and the occasional ring or Silver coin...No rings and no silver today, ground was like concrete...Luckily I had my Sampson shovel with me, otherwise it would have been a really short hunt trying to dig with the LESCHE only...I am amazed at the 6" EQ2 and the depth it can achieve. I was running at 25 Auto Sensitivity, and got a 6" dime and 2 8" quarters...really nice to hunt a trashy field with little nulling...The stock coil would have been nulling constantly.
Weather was a record 64 degrees today...Just HAD to get out.

Happy Hunting,

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Clad totals for 2013 already...

2013 Clad Totals as of January 31:

Dollars:     =  0
Halves:      =  0
Quarters:   = 25
Dimes:      =  74
Nickels:     = 31
Pennies:    =  36

Totals:   166 coins for $15.56

Not a bad start for the year!!!

Happy Hunting,

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Saturday at the Onondaga Historical Society Research Room

Well, I tried to get the whole gang together for some research, but only 3 showed up...We had a great time looking at old pictures of sites, reading old news articles, and looking at maps...The place has so much to offer...I might get a yearly membership so as not to pay the $7.00 fee each time I go. I do not think I could get bored at this place...if you are a true history buff, this place is AWESOME!
We were there from noon till about 2pm, then we went for a short hunt before dark. One of the guys we had with us is new to hunting, but he has a pretty nice machine in the Teknetics Omega 8000...A little different than what I am used to, but a very capable detector.  I gave him a few tips, then set him off using my LESCHE and my backup Teknetics Pinpointer.  He was doing fairly good at cutting plugs and filling his holes.  We did not find much, and I should have realized how frustrating it can be for a new hunter being in a trash riddled park...Next time we go out, I will take him to a cleaner hunting ground.

Stay Warm and Happy Hunting,

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

On this Episode of BUFFY the BLING Slayer...

Temps were a bit nippley, and the ground is still muddy, but I just had to get out and test out the NEL Tornado coil on the E-Trac...I LOVE this coil...It hunts Deeeep, and the pinpointing is much easier than I expected with a larger coil...Well, my first target was the 1930 BUFFY (if them idiots on Diggers can make up words...So can After that, she just slayed the bling with a 10K plated Mothers Ring (It has 2 girls names engraved in it...One on either side of the hearts) with Birthstones, and a .925 ring (small). The golden band is pretty bent out of shape, but I am sure a jeweler can fix it. I would like to get this one back to it's owner if I can figure out which Mother in the area has children with the right names and birth months. I would say it has been lost for at least 5 years, as it was 5 inches deep. The 10K rang up as 12-42, and I thought I was gonna dig a Wheat or a dime...I was shocked...The .925 was only at 3 inches, but it too is bent out of shape. I need a Ring Mandrel and the knowledge to use I also dug the 2 wheats fairly near each other at about 6 inches. The oldest clad coin was 1963 Nickel.