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  1. #1
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    Apr 2009
    North Mississippi
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    Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    Just to let you know that you don't have to go very far to find the good stuff, at least that is what my wife is saying now.

    My son, who will be 3 in July, wanted to go tecting this Sunday, so I thought that we would mess around in the yard for a little while.

    There used to be a home place between my house and the road. I say "used to be" because when we built our place we cut the hill down around 5' and scattered the dirt over 3 acres.

    Like I said my 2 yr old and I were working our way across the yard, a place we have hunted many times. Nothing notable mostly nails and other odd iron signals. I dig a plug and let him pick through it until he pulls out the find. Boy does he get excited for whatever he comes up with. Well this time we were crossing our gravel drive way and I get a 74 VDI on the MXT. Here I go hacking through the gravel. My drive is what we call “reclaimed concrete” it is mixture of what is dropped or leftover at the concrete plant from a concrete batch before the water is added. It has a lot of gravel, sand and cement. Needless to say it is quite hard. So here I go still hacking with my Fiskar garden knife trying to loosen it up enough for little man to come and dig up some “monies”. I cannot pinpoint it well, but the MXT keeps showing as a penny. Now time for the big guns, I go after the spade or “sharp shooter” whatever you want to call it. I start to ream out a pretty good hole, gravel is flying everywhere. I am going to find that penny before it is over with, there might not be anything left but little man is getting that penny. I get the hole pretty good size now, hit is again with the MXT and get an overload, What the heck An over for a penny, maybe a piece of copper pipe from the house during construction.

    Getting discourage from the hacking and not finding that stinking penny or piece of pipe I stick the Fiskar in one more time and hit something metallic. I kind of poke it a time or two trying to find the edge so I can pry it out. And up pops this beauty. Boy was I surprised.
    I put a small scratch on the back and nicked the edge when I pried it out of the drive but other than that it is in good condition.

    It is amazing that I did not destroy in after moving all the dirt with a tractor and box blade and an old Cat D6 dozer, shaping my driveway twice adding gravel and other material both times. I have lived in this house for 5 years and never thought that my CS buckle was literally under my feet each time I walked to the mail box or drove to work.

    Happy Hunting
    Wettpaint
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  2. #2
    us
    Dec 2007
    South Central PA
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    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    oh sh$t! your right not what I was expecting.. thought for sure you found old large cent!!!
    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

  3. #3
    us
    May 2007
    Western Colorado
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    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    Beautiful, Congrats.
    "Everybody dies"
    "But not everybody lives."

  4. #4
    us
    Mar 2007
    Northwest Missouri
    ACE 250
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    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    Never know what you're gonna find or where you're gonna find it. Great find, congrats

    HH Charlie


  5. #5
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    us
    Jan 2006
    SE Louisiana
    Garrett AT Pro & Ace 250
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    1350 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    W W!! Betca still doing the happy dance CONGRATS!

    RR





  6. #6
    us
    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
    delta 4000 / ace 250 - used BH and many others too
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    725 times
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    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    surprize

  7. #7
    us
    Oct 2009
    Northern VA
    Whites Blue Gray & Tesoro Cibola
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    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    that just goes to show you never know what going to pop out of the ground. congrats. You did give it to your son, right??

  8. #8
    Charter Member
    us
    Formerly Mach 1 Pilot

    Jul 2008
    Bedford County, PA
    Minelab, Fisher, Teknetics and more!
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    Whoa! What a find and a great story to go with it!!!!

    Congrats!

  9. #9
    us
    May 2010
    Long Island NY
    Whites M6, Garrett ProPointer
    425
    1 times

    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    Chances of one of those in my driveway are slim and none, and slim left town! Lol, NY! Great find.....Wooo Hoooo!
    Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see. J. Lennon

  10. #10
    us
    Feb 2009
    schuylkill county pa.
    whites xlt,vx3
    1,507
    111 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    So who was more excited you or the kid?LOL Awesome job... Tex

  11. #11
    us
    May 2009
    Yuma Az
    Tesoro Eldorado , Fisher Gold Bug 2 , Whites MXT , Keen Dry Washer
    4,074
    37 times
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    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    wow if thats what you get for a penny out there what do you get for a dollar lol ......awsome find congrats that thing is in beautiful shape .



    HH Tank
    Building my wealth one pull tab at a time Tank69 ™

  12. #12
    us
    Apr 2009
    Horse Cave, Ky
    Whites Matrix M6 Fisher F2
    1,451
    169 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    That is unbelievable! Nice story to share!
    Finds as of August, 4th 2014

    PENNIES- 30
    (Copper- 14)
    (Zink- 16)

    NICKELS- 1
    Buffalo- 1

    DIMES-6
    Silver Rosies-

    QUARTERS-
    Silver Quarters-

  13. #13

    Feb 2007
    Bradenton, Fl
    ACE 250, Minelab Excal II, ETrac
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    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    wow, congrats!
    Debby

  14. #14
    Charter Member
    us
    shhh...the person who posted above me just farted but wont see this since you scrolled down.

    Dec 2009
    St. Charles County, Missouri
    Tesoro Vaquero, Bounty Hunter Land Star
    1,465
    3 times

    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    Daaaaaaaang!!!
    When detectors are outlawed, only outlaws will have detectors

  15. #15
    us
    Nov 2009
    Indiana
    ACE 250, Tesoro Cibola, Garrett Pro-Pointer, Whites CoinMaster
    157

    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    U lucky dog........wow i was thinking soemthing else.... cool find

    someday ill get one of those. im getting close my avatar was my first civil war relic find, almost craped my pants one i found that

    always

    HH

    PTM

 

 
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