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  1. #1
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    what hath god wrought

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    Update sixth and seventh hunt...Early fifties carnival ground 23 silver so far

    This is the result of two trips, seven hours of detecting, in the best spot I have found since the mid 90's. I always knew about this carnival ground that was around for a few years in the early fifties. I tried the field a few times and only found a few wheats, nothing more. The grounds are in a large overgrown field 2 minutes walk from my house! I finally got some good info on the exact location of the grounds. Using M6, I headed off with renewed hope. Settings multi-tone, zero scrim, max sense. Dig anything deep and non-ferrous. First coin found was a quarter after 10 seconds after turning on the machine. Deepest find was a merc at 8" of soil (measured) plus 2" or 3" of grass. Total finds for the last two trips are shown including 43 wheats. The roots and sod are so thick, I modified my Predator Mod#31 Raptor (8" blade) by cutting off the factory handle and welding on a 7/8" stainless tube at a better angle of attack, under the blade. Added tough Hunt-Wilde grip. A good sharpening and it slides thru the tough stuff like butter. I found one dime and a few wheats dated in the twenties. The hot-spot is about one acre and its tough to swing thru all the brush and grass, so this spot should cough up a few more. Best of luck to all, gleaner1..
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  2. #2

    Mar 2007
    Salinas, CA
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    Re: Early fifties carnival ground

    nice play-by-play. Good pix. Good research. congratz on the silver
    Metal detecting is my one worldy vice!

  3. #3
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    what hath god wrought

    Feb 2009
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    685 times
    tectin crap

    Re: Early fifties carnival ground

    Thanks Tom, I'll post more pics if I can conjure up some more silver. Gotta be a Franklin or Walker in there somewhere.


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  4. #4
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    Looking for that ONE find.

    Nov 2005
    South Central Kansas
    Etrac
    5,587
    73 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Early fifties carnival ground

    Hey that is great. Congrats on some nice finds there. Keep hitting that spot. More there I bet.

    Burdie

  5. #5
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    Nov 2004
    NC
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Early fifties carnival ground

    Always good to see Silver Quarters come out...
    If you got that many, there will be other big surprises I am sure.
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  6. #6
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    Oct 2007
    Northern, OH
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    91 times
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    Re: Early fifties carnival ground

    looks like you got a great hot spots there. Keep on hitting it and work it different ways and you are sure to find a lot more....Matt
    CRH 2014 find
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  7. #7
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    us
    May 2006
    Corrodedlargecentville
    Tesoro
    1,682
    73 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Early fifties carnival ground

    That is great haul of silver, by today's standards. You have a great spot there. I bet you'll find some other goodies there too. Congratulations on finding a good spot within walking distance!

    HH
    Rusted

  8. #8
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    what hath god wrought

    Feb 2009
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    tectin crap

    Re: Early fifties carnival ground

    I'll go back but its gettin' unusually cold around here, mid-20's tonight here in upstate NY. I like to night hunt, I get into a zone of concentration easier, no temptation of better looking grounds to distract the hunt.

    When it warms up a bit I'll give it a another good go. I have been working the whole area quickly, but now I will slow down. The grass clumps, brush and roots make for a killer workout and my back is punishing me. The M6 I'm using has the stock 10" which is hard to work thru the brush but it has proven its ability to detect the deep ones. Acid-rain corroded cents at 7"+ of soil and inches of air (grass) give a high pitch. I can detect the small difference in response between deep silver and deep corroded wheat cents. After I'm done with the M6 I'll bring in my trusty old garret with the 7" coil to poke around better, not to mention its a devastating thing on coins down to at least 6" in clean areas. My goal is another 10 silver out of this place before the ground freezes. Regards, gleaner1
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  9. #9
    us
    Feb 2007
    East Central Florida WP
    Whites XLT / M6
    2,535
    10 times

    Re: Early fifties carnival ground

    Looks like you found a great hunting spot. Good luck and Congrats.

    That is one odd looking digging tool.


    Ray S
    Ray S ECenFL
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  10. #10
    us
    what hath god wrought

    Feb 2009
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    685 times
    tectin crap

    Re: Early fifties carnival ground

    Ray, I wouldn't use this tool on Mrs. Jones' lawn, that's for sure! It's my relic digger, modified for better action, the factory handle just did not feel right. It can easily cut and pop a nice conical plug 8" deep with four quick cuts. Check out Predators web site.
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  11. #11
    us
    Nov 2008
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    Re: Early fifties carnival ground

    That. Is a great day!

  12. #12
    us
    Apr 2009
    Othello, Wa.
    Whites Surf Pro PI, Whites M6
    108

    Re: Early fifties carnival ground

    Quote Originally Posted by gleaner1
    This is the result of two trips, seven hours of detecting, in the best spot I have found since the mid 90's. I always knew about this carnival ground that was around for a few years in the early fifties. I tried the field a few times and only found a few wheats, nothing more. The grounds are in a large overgrown field 2 minutes walk from my house! I finally got some good info on the exact location of the grounds. Using M6, I headed off with renewed hope. Settings multi-tone, zero scrim, max sense. Dig anything deep and non-ferrous. First coin found was a quarter after 10 seconds after turning on the machine. Deepest find was a merc at 8" of soil (measured) plus 2" or 3" of grass. Total finds for the last two trips are shown including 43 wheats. The roots and sod are so thick, I modified my Predator Mod#31 Raptor (8" blade) by cutting off the factory handle and welding on a 7/8" stainless tube at a better angle of attack, under the blade. Added tough Hunt-Wilde grip. A good sharpening and it slides thru the tough stuff like butter. I found one dime and a few wheats dated in the twenties. The hot-spot is about one acre and its tough to swing thru all the brush and grass, so this spot should cough up a few more. Best of luck to all, gleaner1..
    Here a month or so ago, I had a chance to hunt a city park in the town where I was born and grew up. I was born there 56 years ago.
    Found a gold ring within 10 minutes. There were always carnivals there during the Down River Days celebration every July. They also had Hydroplane races. The park has changed a great deal over the years. The grounds were very trashy. I was using an M6 with the stock 950 coil. I have since started using the Eclipse 5.3 DD shooter. Will be going back with it this spring to go over that park with greater care. I will also take my surf pro PI to hunt the swimming area there too.

  13. #13
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    Jun 2009
    THE EAST COAST
    E-TRAC,EXCAL-II
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    Re: Early fifties carnival ground

    wow great looking winged liberties.

  14. #14
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    what hath god wrought

    Feb 2009
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    Re: Early fifties carnival ground

    goldeagle, a couple are AU. The 51 quarter is crisp too. I'm going back soon.
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  15. #15
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    what hath god wrought

    Feb 2009
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    tectin crap

    Re: Early fifties carnival ground...UPDATE....THIRD HUNT

    I spent 2.5 cold hours in the carnival ground tonight. The temp is in the mid 20's here. Too cold to detect, but I could not resist and I found 2 more silver, another war nickel, a buff, and 13 more wheats. The merc is 1927 S, worn pitifully. Total finds for 10 hours at this site: 4 silver wash quarters, 2 silver roos dimes, 6 merc dimes, 2 war nickels, 56 wheats, a broken 14K ring, a buff nick and a 50's nick.
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