Post By ctbob
Jun 19, 2012, 09:45 AM
New beach, old watch, and the usual.
I spent a couple of hours on a new beach today mostly in the rocks below the slope. I got my usual clad and bunch of sinkers, and an old watch. The odd part to me was that I found four old coins,(1965 to 1984) basically in one hole. I'd pull one out and go back for another. The total area dug was only about 1 foot by 2 foot. they looked like they were there for awhile, and I did find another nickle close by, before the tide pushed me off the spot. I'll be back.
Just like most of my hunts, I got alot of sinkers. Maybe if I spent less time digging the high tones on my cz21, I'd finally get my first gold ring. When I get enough I'll probably sell them to a scrap dealer. Does anyone know if I should be separating the ones with the brass eyes from the plain lead ones? Thanks in advance, and good luck out there.
Jun 19, 2012 09:45 AM
Jun 19, 2012, 12:02 PM
Nice post, Ct Bob. Those sinkers add up fast; I have a bucketful that has to be brought to scrap metal in Thomaston.
Go back to those rocky areas...good luck on your next hunt.
Jun 19, 2012, 01:02 PM
You might be better off selling them as used sinkers to fisherman then in scrap. Post on craiglist and im sure you could have a 5 gal bucket full sold in a weekend, and get 10 x the money you would get from a scrapper.
(edit : if they no longer have an eyelet... scrap them, lol)
Jun 19, 2012, 02:19 PM
seperate lead from brass and steel .
brass is worth mutch more . i also save aluminum as it is wort .40 a pound here in N.B.
Jun 20, 2012, 03:25 AM
thanks everyone. SneadsferryMD, the last time I checked craigs list, there were a couple of guys in ct. selling sinkers for 2 dollars a lb. Even though that's more than double scrap value, not sure I want to put up with possible aggravation of multiple sales and there complications.
Jun 20, 2012, 07:34 AM
One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
Jun 20, 2012, 07:45 AM
They sell new for 3 bucks for a 5 oz here! Maybe just save them up until its time for a garage sale.
Jun 20, 2012, 11:22 AM
Our walmart has them for 4.50 a lb, and cabela's catalog has them at 11.99 for 2 lbs plus shipping. I hate selling them to a scrap yard for under a dollar a lb. I live in a condo which rules out a garage sale, and I know the guy who gives the local tackle shop sinkers, so I don't have many choices.
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