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  1. #1

    May 2012

    Iowa detecting

    Live in small town of Runnells and was looking for any new places or ideas of good places to find old coins?

  2. #2

    Jun 2012
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    You and me both, I just North of Des Moines.

  3. #3
    Jan 2010
    Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
    Whites GMT, Goldmaster Vsat, 5900, Bounty Hunter Discovery 3300 and Falcon MD-20.
    105 times
    Prospecting - Gold and Silver
    Do you have any places where a carnival sets up once a year? If there was a place like that from many years ago (or even recent) it would likely have coins from under any ride that moved fast or spun the occupants upside down. There used to a lot of amusement parks in Iowa that have shut down over the years (I had family in Spencer Iowa and we used to visit in the 1960's). Do some research.

    Also look for places (get an old railway map from the 1920's thru 1940's) that were used as watering sites for steam trains - these sites are no longer in operation (as railway stops), but often have interesting finds. This type of railway stop is all over the country. Do some research in your area.
    Whites GMT, Whites GM Vsat, Whites 5900, Gold Mountain King Cobra, Bounty Hunter 3300

  4. #4

    Jun 2012
    4 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Great idea on the carnival!

    I did a few overlays from the 30's today, found 7 spots I doubt anyone has been, I'll post when I get a chance to check them out.



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