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  1. #1
    Jul 2003
    Fishers 1235X-8" CZ-20/21-8" F-70-11"DD GC1023
    62 times

    Congrats on your first year MD'ing!

    This shout out to all you newbies who are down with the diggins'.

    Now testify!

    Tell us how you have done over the course of this first year in your new addiction! We know some of you have done awesome but refresh and regale us with the highlights and your outlook on your future hunts.

    Wildly unreal speculation for the coming year is a must! With so many "firsts" under your belts to date, tell us what's to come and what you need to top this year's digs!

  2. #2

    Mar 2008
    Chicago IL
    Minelab_Excal_II Minelab_Explorer_SE_Pro w/ SunRay pinpointer & Garrett_Ace250
    90 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Congrats on your first year MD'ing!

    This was my first year, and needless to say I'm hooked!!! Hell, I bought a 2nd detector in my first 5 months - LOL. I'm glad that I made the jump and bought my first detector!!!! Also I want to thank all of the great people that I meet along the way (too many to name them all). I would of never meet anyone if it wasn't for Bomber's and Murphy's BBQ's!!! I have hunted mostly at the BS camp, but I have hunted city parks, the beach, schools and tot lots and even took a road trip up to WI this year. Here is my total for the year, the clad is off by a few bucks (I didn't log my clad from my last few hunts).

    My finds Starting 3/8/08:
    24 dollar bills
    252 quarters
    238 dimes
    92 nickels
    714 pennies
    Coin Face Value = $122.54

    Notable Finds:
    18k ring 9.9g
    14k ring 1.8g
    14k earring 0.2g
    12k GP ring
    925 22" necklace 33.9g
    925 pendant 10.0g
    925 ring 3.1g
    925 thimble 2.0g
    18 Boy Scout Bollos/Neckerchiefs
    1911 Boy Scout Pin
    1911 Boy Scout Button X 3
    1928 Illinois Chauffeur License/ Badge
    Oldest Penny - 1894 Indian Head
    Oldest Nickel - 1893 V-Nickel
    Oldest Dime - 1920 Mercury
    Oldest Quarter - 1908o Barber

    Indian Head's: 7
    Wheat Cents: 84
    V-Nickels: 2
    Buffalo Nickels: 11
    War Nickels: 7
    Mercury Dimes: 14
    Silver Roosie Dimes: 4
    Barber Quarters: 1
    Standing Liberty Quarters: 1
    Silver Wash. Quarters: 2

    29 silver coins for my first year!!!! I also found 3 marbles and 2 old embossed bottles.

    Thanks everybody for letting me tag along with you and for teaching me some great tips and tricks for huntin!!!
    I can't wait till next year!!!!!

    Next year I hope to find a Barber dime!!!! LOL
    Come check out my MD'ing videos:

  3. #3
    Jul 2003
    Fishers 1235X-8" CZ-20/21-8" F-70-11"DD GC1023
    62 times

    Re: Congrats on your first year MD'ing!

    Yep. can't see how you'd top a first year like that but I'm betting you do.

  4. #4
    Apr 2008
    Moronica, northwest of Chicago.
    E-trac & Bounty Hunter Land Star
    23 times

    Re: Congrats on your first year MD'ing!

    1 walking Liberty half
    1 Barber quarter
    1 SLQ
    1 silver Washington quarter
    1 Barber Dime
    8 Mercs (gorgeous )
    6 silver Rosies
    1 V-nickel
    7 buffalo nickels
    2 Indian head pennies
    Over 50 wheats, including a 1909 VDB

    A sterling necklace
    Five sterling rings

    I lost track of my clad, but it more than paid for a new coil for my SE.

    A Cracker Jack token, Lead soldier, a match safe, several Scouting slides, some cool old bottles, old dog license tags, harmonica reeds, Tootsie cars and other old toys, and a lot more interesting stuff, and Bomber's barbeque pulled pork!.

    That's the stuff I can put my hands on. The best stuff I found can only be experienced. I can say that everyone I have met who is in this hobby has been great. I have met a lot of helpful people, both in person and on line. I have made some great friends here, and it I had to throw all my detectors away today and never hunt again, finding those friends would have made the whole deal worthwhile. Through the people I hunt with regularly, those I have the opportunity to hunt with only occasionally, and those I've never met but feel that I have hunted with by reading their posts, I've developed an appreciation for the historical value of a lot of things that before I would never have given a second thought. I've also learned a lot about hunting techniques, the different types of coins out there, and how to treat them once I find them.

    Next year I'd like to find more Barbers, a silver dollar of any kind, a gold ring and some more Indians. I hope to get to hunt with some more members who are pro's with the SE and learn my machine a little more. Mastering the deep iffys would be nice!

    So to all you out there, both in Illinois and beyond, thanks for the great welcome and intro to MD'ing in 2008! Like Kermit, next spring can't come fast enough for me!
    God bless our veterans! Thank you for your sacrifices!

  5. #5
    Jul 2003
    Fishers 1235X-8" CZ-20/21-8" F-70-11"DD GC1023
    62 times

    Re: Congrats on your first year MD'ing!

    Well done Neil! Now about next year, there's no fewer than a lot of caches in your hunting area. You may start looking now!



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