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  1. #1
    us
    Apr 2008
    Moronica, northwest of Chicago.
    E-trac & Bounty Hunter Land Star
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    Finally a good hunt! My second highest silver total for one day!

    I've got a lot of crap going on lately, and haven't been getting out much. When I have been out, I'm really not doing very well with finds, and often get discouraged and cut it short.

    Today was different though. I received permission from a homeowner to hunt a private yard. This house didn't really look that spectacular as far as potential targets go, however at the end of the day I knew that it had been passed by during the great detecting binge of the 70's.

    First off, I had to dig several memorial cents to get a feel for the likely depth of older targets. For a the longest time I couldn't find a wheatie! After about an hour, I got first silver, a Rosey. Within a few minutes and a few feet, I picked up the ring. It looked good, but after cleaning, it looks like chrome plated copper.

    I found another Rosey a while later and then the wheats started coming up. Before long I got a signal that I wasn't sure about. Seems all the coins were ringing up on the low side as far as conductive numbers go. I wasn't sure if this target was a dime or a quarter. I cut a relatively small but thick plug and the target was still in the hole. I stuck the digger in and cut another clod out. This time the target was not in the hole, but in the dirt on the digger. I touched the dirt and saw a bit of a silver rim. When I moved the top of the dirt, I was shocked by the sight of a big silver - a '52D old balding Ben! Since I forgot my camera, I had to use my phone to take these poor quality pics.

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    As the day wore on, I managed two more Roseys and two Mercs, with 21 wheats and a '47 Canadian penny coming up in-between. The religious pendant looks like cheap metal. One of the Rosey's was really dinged when I found it.

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    It was hard to leave this place, but at the end of the day, I'm fairly certain that I got all of the best targets. At seven silvers in one hunt, this turned out to be my second all time high for silvers. The funny thing about this place is the near total absence of clad dimes. I found only one on this property all day. It seems like the coin dropping youngsters grew up and moved away decades ago.

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    Sorry about the long post & all the pics - it's been a while since I've had a great hunt so I'm out of practice as far as restraint goes. Thanks for looking at my post & HH!
    God bless our veterans! Thank you for your sacrifices!

  2. #2

    Mar 2006
    Deep East Texas near Toledo Bend
    ETRAC BABY
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    Re: Finally a good hunt! My second highest silver total for one day!

    Great hunt!!!! Congrats. TMAN...

  3. #3
    us
    Jul 2003
    Elgin
    Fishers 1235X-8" CZ-20/21-8" F-70-11"DD GC1023
    6,578
    55 times

    Re: Finally a good hunt! My second highest silver total for one day!

    Yeah Baby!
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  4. #4
    us
    I Get No Respect ... I tell ya' ...

    Apr 2010
    Teknetics® Delta 4000
    250
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Finally a good hunt! My second highest silver total for one day!

    SuperSplendorifficExpialidocious ....

    Neil this day you are the Jedi Master ...

    Nothin but Love ~ Al
    I hear this place is restricted, Wang, so don't tell 'em you're Jewish, okay? ~ Al Czervik ... from the film Caddyshack
    Blessed are the Self-Righteous ~ Well at least they think so ...

  5. #5
    us
    Let's go diggin!!!

    Dec 2009
    G P, Illinois
    DFX
    2,180
    389 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Finally a good hunt! My second highest silver total for one day!

    Great hunt for sure Neil!! You must feel good now after that silver dig.

  6. #6
    pl
    Mar 2008
    Deep Silver Seeker 3000
    1,939
    10 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)

    Re: Finally a good hunt! My second highest silver total for one day!

    Way to go Neil! Bigtime congrats.
    2012Counts:
    Barber 1/2= ;WLH 1/2= ;FRH= ; SeQ=; SLQ=1 SWQ=5; Barber Q= ; Seated D.= ; Barber Dime=4 ; Merc's=9; Roosies=6; War Nickels=1; Foreign Silver=1
    Silver=27 Gold=4

  7. #7
    us
    May 2008
    Illinois
    DFX -10x12 SEF, 300mm, 10"DD, 6x10DD, Sunray DX-1
    1,543
    31 times

    Re: Finally a good hunt! My second highest silver total for one day!

    Now go back and get all the nickels and gold, you..you...cherry-picker you...

    That must have been a blast digging all those great signals.,, 21 wheats? Is that a record for you?

    Congrats on the Ben, Neil!!

  8. #8

    May 2008
    Chicago
    Fisher 1266 X Fisher F75
    1,606
    2 times

    Re: Finally a good hunt! My second highest silver total for one day!

    Nice haul of silver and those wheats are in great shape too.
    Mike

  9. #9
    us
    Oct 2008
    Old Irving Park Chicago, IL
    XLT, Excalibur ll, E-trac, Explorer 2 xpdeus, minelab 3030
    194

    Re: Finally a good hunt! My second highest silver total for one day!

    Looks like you had a great day yesterday. Congrads

  10. #10
    it
    Jan 2010
    756
    93 times

    Re: Finally a good hunt! My second highest silver total for one day!

    Awesome!! Congrats on a great day!! That Franklin half is sweeeet!!!

  11. #11

    Jun 2008
    Chicago
    Etrac
    1,518
    30 times

    Re: Finally a good hunt! My second highest silver total for one day!

    Now that is a nice pile of silver! Congratulations on a super duper hunt!

  12. #12
    p2c
    p2c is offline

    Apr 2009
    Matteson, IL
    Minelab Etrac and Grey Ghost NDT; Garrett Pointer Pro
    1,356
    5 times

    Re: Finally a good hunt! My second highest silver total for one day!

    Neil,
    Awesome job! No need to apologize for the long post, you deserve it bud. Glad you had a great day

  13. #13
    us
    OUTLAW 007

    May 2009
    ILLINIOS
    TESORO LOBO SUPERTRAQ , TESORO GOLDEN UMAX AND MINELAB EXCALIBUR
    1,348
    20 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Finally a good hunt! My second highest silver total for one day!

    CONGRATS ON A GREAT HUNT!

  14. #14
    MR Senior L4S

    Re: Finally a good hunt! My second highest silver total for one day!

    GREAT day , no coments !

 

 

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