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  1. #1
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    Don't Drag Your Feet!

    May 2008
    Montgomery, IL
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    Hour Hunt This Morning

    Got over to my local old park on the bright this morning to scan some construction dirt. They were tearing up the ground to put in some new features for the park, and had just flattened out all of the piles of dirt that we excavated for the concrete slabs. I heard about this after my Dad hit the place, and he was even late to hit it... so it had been over already. When asking permission for myself the worker replied, "sure, but it's been hit hard already."

    First swing I got a wheatie at 1" (1944). Then within' a few feet I had another wheatie (1936). Things slowed a bit, as I tried to scan some dirt piles that were left unflattened, but doubling back I found another wheatie (1929) along the way and then scanned up near a smaller concrete pad and got a nice surface dime hit. I brushed away some of the loose topsoil and to my surprise revealed a 1939-d Merc! Well that was easy! I wish they were all right on top like that ... I bet the first guy through really got some goodies.

    I like nice short hunts in the morning... I'll have to start doing that more often because it's hardly tiring, and it wakes me up pretty effectively.

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    Construction sites do have their downsides though... bobcats and gravel are a little unforgiving with coins.

  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2008
    Moronica, northwest of Chicago.
    E-trac & Bounty Hunter Land Star
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    Re: Hour Hunt This Morning

    Great finds, Brett!!!

    Torn up old park? Sounds like a dream spot to me - too bad you didn't get there first!
    God bless our veterans! Thank you for your sacrifices!

  3. #3
    Charter Member

    Feb 2007
    Arlington Heights, IL
    Whites V3 and XLT
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    Re: Hour Hunt This Morning

    She's still a sweet looking lady Brett Not bad for an hour's work

  4. #4
    us
    May 2008
    Illinois
    DFX -10x12 SEF, 300mm, 10"DD, 6x10DD, Sunray DX-1
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    Re: Hour Hunt This Morning

    Wow, that was some easy digging! I was only there for about 10 mins waiting for our new hunting buddy to show up. We then hit it over to the area of new permission. But I did score 3 quick wheats there , '16, '41, 44.
    Nice Merc!

  5. #5
    us
    Apr 2009
    Chicago, Il
    Minelab Etrac & Minelab Excal II
    915

    Re: Hour Hunt This Morning

    Great morning hunt, Brett!

    And more surface silver for the group? Is this a sign of things to come? Let's hope so.....

  6. #6
    us
    Apr 2006
    DES PLAINES IL
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    Re: Hour Hunt This Morning

    Some times those quick short hunts produce goodies.....Thats why I love doing them too....

    Nice silver.....

    67 for me....

    GOTTA LOVE THIS HOBBY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Happy Hunting from Des Plaines IL ( D P Bob )

  7. #7
    it
    Nov 2007
    Chicago
    White's Matrix M6 w/ Sun-Ray DX-1, 950 coil and 6x10 DD, Minelab Excalibur II, Garrett Ace 250, Garmin Etrex GPS
    1,789

    Re: Hour Hunt This Morning

    Hey Brett,

    Sorry I beat you to the park! But at least I left you a scarred merc! You should have seen the AU seateds and Barbers popping up at one inch!

    LOL, jk...nice job on the silver and wheats, looks like the typical results of an all-day hunt for me.

    Joe
    "Go deep or go home" - LAdigger

  8. #8
    us
    Oct 2007
    Southern Illinois
    e-track- Explorer SE explorer 2 -
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    Re: Hour Hunt This Morning

    WTG ,congrats on the merc !!!!!

  9. #9
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    OUTLAW 007

    May 2009
    ILLINIOS
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    Re: Hour Hunt This Morning

    GREAT FINDS , BRETT!

 

 

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