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  1. #1
    nickname: Eagle Four-Eyes

    Apr 2012
    South of the Mason-Dixon Line
    Garrett AT-PRO Garrett Groundhog Pro-Pointer Jack Hammer!
    4,558
    4020 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Don't underestimate the power of research.

    I spent most of last night and early today trying to research a decent place to hunt. (Decent = one where I can push back beyond Wheaties. )

    I read, cross referenced maps, and came up with a place to try. This afternoon I went for a test hunt. 4.5 hours of absolutely nothing but junk! The ground was sooooo dry! Talk about a hard hunt!!

    Failure.

    On my way home I saw this tiny vacant lot and figured from the fairly lush patches of grass that at the very least, the ground might not be so hard. My first signal proved me right on that part. The probe sunk like through butter. (or at least it felt like that after the other field. )

    If it's not too late, I'll try to shorten the post by just posting the pictures.
    I spent about 2.5 hours there and since the field was so tiny, I pretty well covered the entire thing.

    I got the following mixed bag of finds: (sorry if they don't come out in order, I am very tired! )

    By the way, the copper I found the other day, I couldn't post a picture of it then so I thought I'd include it here in case anyone wanted to see what I was talking about.

    So, what do you think of my researching skills thus far? LOL

    Thanks for taking a peek.

    Oh yeah, found a few clads and new coins. Plus, another bag of trash.

    HH

    And good night! (snore!)
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    snakeyes and Gunrunner61 like this.
    I have to take my detector out for a walk every now & then. If I don't, it starts leaving little piles of pull tabs all over the house!! HH! Everybody!

  2. #2
    us
    May 2010
    Claremore OK
    White's XLT/ Garrett AT Pro/ Ace 250
    1,810
    150 times
    Nice finds... Love the Gene Autry ring!
    God Bless...

  3. #3
    us
    Jun 2007
    Shenandoah Valley
    Minelab EXP II w/ Sunray X-1 probe, Garrett AT Pro/Propointer
    753
    12 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Holy cow, that stuff is killer!!
    Oldest U.S. Coin: 1787 Connecticut Copper
    Oldest non U.S. Coin: 1777 Spanish half reale
    Best civil war finds: Line A confederate button, NC button, 3 Connecticut buttons,New York officer cuff button, 3 Union officer sword belt plates, US box plate

  4. #4
    us
    Jun 2011
    Oklahoma
    White's XLT
    6,702
    1383 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    whoa, those are some outstanding finds. I really love that Pinkerton button

  5. #5
    NGE
    NGE is offline
    us
    May 2008
    S.E. Michigan
    Etrac, Explorer XS II, Fisher 1266-X
    3,467
    78 times
    metal detecting, fishing, photography
    If the bracelet thingy is under 6 inches long, it may be a "bun" holder as in hair bun. I have one just like it. Little old Italian ladies would clasp these around their hair when they "put it up' into a bun.......NGE
    Exposure to the Son prevents burning

  6. #6
    us
    Its not what detector you own, its what you do with it!

    Apr 2011
    E-Trac, Safari, Cortes, Musketeer, Garrett Pro Pointer
    2,729
    1173 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (3)
    Hey you found my ring! Seriously tho, I found the Gene Autry ring about 10 years ago. Except mine is well worn. Can make out the hat but the rope looks like a blob or a horse shoe. Wonder where the ring came from or what company made the ring? Also love that silver bracelet type thing too, maybe it is the "Bun" holder love it! Oh that really big copper coin (top right picture) might be a very old penny from England. Ive seen pictures of one that had the date on the rim, wonder if yours is one of them? Thanks for sharing and Happy hunts ! CARM

    P.S. Hey forgot to mention your using my old detector too it sounds like. Found much silver with my Garret Ground Hog back in the old days. Even found my first real piece of gold jewelry with one!
    Last edited by CoinandRelicMan; Apr 17, 2012 at 01:50 AM.

  7. #7
    us
    Oct 2011
    S E Virginia
    215
    81 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    WHADIFIND,

    Bet the kid that lost the Gene Autry ring was Sick. He was an Icon in the 40's and 50's. He did alot of Singing Cowboy movies and the "Rudolph The Rednose Reindeer" song.

    I think the silver bracelet is Italian.

    The buttons are cool, I really like the Pinkerton one.

    With those finds I think I would hit that spot a little harder. What state are you in?

    Good Luck!

  8. #8
    us
    real pirate

    May 2011
    NE Ohio
    Garrett Ace 350 and AT Pro
    3,195
    192 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    that Gene Autry ring is really cool.....collectors are looking for them

  9. #9
    nickname: Eagle Four-Eyes

    Apr 2012
    South of the Mason-Dixon Line
    Garrett AT-PRO Garrett Groundhog Pro-Pointer Jack Hammer!
    4,558
    4020 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Some interesting news.

    Ya think I should go back to this tiny strip of a field? I should probably just be happy and move on, right?

    NAAAAAhhhhh!!! Of COURSE!!! I'd go back!!

    Even though my swings were overlapping when I did up one side and down the other. I went there as early as I could. Covered the entire thing no less than 10 times in about 2 hours. Nothing but trash. I filled 2 more bags. I picked up anything I could see on the ground and anything I dug and then checked the spot again. Alas, nothing more.

    But, that wasn't the interesting news. I took about a 2 hour break for lunch. Bought new batteries in case I stayed there as long as I intended. (Did I mention I am stubborn? ) Anyway. when I got back there, there was a brand new sign. "No Trespassing". WTF !?

    So, either someone had seen and didn't want their land cleaned of all it's trash. Or, one of you guys saw me and decided to block me from hunting this site anymore.

    Anyway, I am happy to have what I got and even happier to have put in that hard hunt this morning. At least I don't feel like I've lost anything. I would have been very sad to not have been able to prove to myself that there just wasn't much else to be found there. After all, it WAS a TINY little field among a grown up community. Guess they needed to grow some more concrete there. (shrug)

    HH
    I have to take my detector out for a walk every now & then. If I don't, it starts leaving little piles of pull tabs all over the house!! HH! Everybody!

  10. #10
    us
    It's dangerous to be right when those with a thimbleful of perceived authority are wrong.

    Mar 2012
    Michigan
    White's MXT, DFX, GMT and Fisher F5
    811
    121 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by WHADIFIND View Post
    Ya think I should go back to this tiny strip of a field? I should probably just be happy and move on, right?

    NAAAAAhhhhh!!! Of COURSE!!! I'd go back!!
    Before or after you find out whose property it is?

  11. #11
    nickname: Eagle Four-Eyes

    Apr 2012
    South of the Mason-Dixon Line
    Garrett AT-PRO Garrett Groundhog Pro-Pointer Jack Hammer!
    4,558
    4020 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Actually, after. At least I thought I had anyway. I do NOT hunt anywhere without knowing it's OK to do so. With that in mind, I had asked around before the first hunt. Without going to the tax records to be sure, I was pretty sure it was just property belonging to the city. Sort of like the strip of land between sidewalk and road. Evidently, the info I gleaned wasn't accurate or at least, not enough so.

    I'll finish my research and decide if I want to find someone to ask. But, like I said, the strip was tiny and there are just soooo many other places for me to enjoy a nice stroll through the silver.

    Probably not a good idea to return the two bags of trash, eh?

    HH
    Diggit likes this.
    I have to take my detector out for a walk every now & then. If I don't, it starts leaving little piles of pull tabs all over the house!! HH! Everybody!

 

 

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