Todays and all of 2006
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  1. #1
    Nov 2006
    Beautiful Burnett county, WI
    Ace 150
    66 times
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    Todays and all of 2006

    Well, I’ve had my detector a little over a month now.
    I’d guess I’ve been out about a dozen times.
    Thought I’d show my finds for 2006

    I’ve been just going over to our little park/beach area in our sub and been finding lots and lots of coins…in fact so much so that I can hardly walk 2 feet without hitting a coin. The first day is when I found the half-dollar. But, since then mostly modern pennies, they’re everywhere because it’s the play area for all the kids in the sub. But, there are dimes galore, lots of modern quarters, then yesterday I finally found the mercury dime.

    I started reading about where I live (not from here so I had no idea) and I found out that the county I live in is the oldest county in MI, and that the township in the county I live in is the original one, it’s the oldest. Then, I read that where I live was a vacation spot or like a resort area for the “elite” and that they had cabins here (most the houses here are renovated old home/cabins) because it’s the only lake in my township.

    Then I found out that at the clubhouse (which was probably built in the 20’s or 30’s)
    they used to have bingo nights, poker nights, sales and all kinds of events.
    Everyone parked in the grassy area or walked there (which is where I’ve been detecting)

    I’m going to ask one of the old timers here more questions about this immediate area and that park (when I say park I am talking about a very small area, like probably no more than an acre.) It’s only an 88 home sub….but, goes back I guess to 1816.

    After I found the half-dollar I thought sure I’d find many more old silver.
    What I’m wondering is, could my garrett not be detecting deep enough?
    I found the dollar about 6” to 8” down, same as the wheats and the dime, they were all pretty deep. The modern coins where all different depths, some laying right on top.

    I’ve been cherry picking. That is, I’ve only been looking for coins, I have it set so I “know” when I have a coin. But, I get all kinds of crazy readings there. It’ll ring coin, then I wont get another signal passing over it again like 10 times. Would that indicate that maybe it’s too deep to get a clear reading?

    Well, what you see in the pics, 3/4 of it came from the park. Except the large cent, 6 quarters and the brass casings, they were from my other spot where I “thought” I find more.

    Naturally if it’s nice out tomorrow, you know where I’ll be

    Oh yeah, I as going to ask if anyone can id this bulet?
    And, that's the 1919S wheatie I found. I did have to clean it.
    I love them, the way they come out of the ground though.
    Unlike the modern ones now...blaahhh

    I fear the dime got a little scratchy looking from being in my pocket, even though
    I kept it away from the other coins, my pocket had dirt in it.
    I'll remember to take along soemthing to put coins in the next time.

    I just freaked when I found this!

    Sorry this post was so long, but it's the last of the years.

    Next year I promise to make it even longer! LOL

  2. #2

    Re: Todays and all of 2006

    Alchemy you've done extremely well for a one-month detectorist. Congratulations for the variety and quality of your finds. Sorry, I don't know anything about the Ace 250, but depth may not be a problem. Whenever I get an unusual signal from my Tesoro, I dig the thing up. You may want to dig some of those mysterious signals so that you get an idea of what lies below.

    I salute you for doing the research. Those old cabins and poker nights sound promising!!! I realize it's winter in MI so not much gardening going on right now, but come springtime you might want to try this. When driving through town, if you notice someone tearing up their flowerbeds or re-sodding their lawns, stop and ask if you can detect their soil while it's in disarray. Many people will say "YES" because it's already torn apart. And gardening often puts people in a serene mood anyway. LOL

    Happy hunting and Happy New Year to you, Alchemy.

  3. #3

    Nov 2006
    Central Illinois
    Whites Eagle II SL 90
    9 times

    Re: Todays and all of 2006

    Nice haul Alchemy! Looks like you have a bright future in metal detecting. Keep on posting your stuff. Happy Hunting Coinman66

  4. #4
    Feb 2005
    Bavaria Germany
    Minelab XT70, Fisher 1280, Garrett Ace 250 and MH5
    172 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Todays and all of 2006

    Very nice finds, congrats on the silver! You are doing well for just a month. You might back off on the discrimination, will help get a little more depth and you might be missing gold/silver rings. HH, Mike

  5. #5

    Apr 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    1 times

    Re: Todays and all of 2006

    Great Haul Alchemy! I'm sure you've heard it before but try digging everything at least for a little while. It's amazing some of the funky stuff that comes up. This is also my first year detecting with the ace 250. I prefer to use the all metal mode and listen to the different tones. Good luck in 2007!
    Ontario, Canada - Ace 250 & Tigershark

  6. #6
    Sep 2005
    Whites DFX & Beach Hunter ID
    409 times
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    Re: Todays and all of 2006

    Good job, nice assortment of bullets for a sub


  7. #7

    Jan 2005
    kansas city/ osceola missouri
    garret deepseeker , ace 250, DMC11ba
    3 times

    Re: Todays and all of 2006

    Thats a great haul for one month,especially dec. Just think what spring will bring

  8. #8

    May 2005
    Holden Beach,North Carolina
    3 times

    Re: Todays and all of 2006

    You doing good girl wtg.
    Kill them all let god sort them out

  9. #9
    eccentric man child

    Dec 2006
    Michigan, U.S.A.

    Re: Todays and all of 2006

    I just started this hobby a few days ago and I hope and pray that I have you kind of luck! those are some great finds you have there!

  10. #10
    Feb 2005
    West Michigan
    A stick with a box at one end and a round thing on the other.
    579 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Todays and all of 2006

    Nice finds/total~


  11. #11
    Oct 2006
    Bronx, NY
    Explorer XS/II & Garrett ACE 250
    3 times

    Re: Todays and all of 2006

    That is a great haul........nice variety there also.
    The ground is a bank, open up an account with your metal detector.


  12. #12
    Dec 2008
    11 times

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