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  1. #1
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    Strip Minning Northern California, one Silver Coin at a time....but never leave a trace...

    Nov 2006
    In the Heart of Wine Country in Northern California
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    More Good Finds From the Median Strip in S.F.!

    Went back today and hunted the median strip in San Francisco and pulled out my 59th and 60th silver coins from this area! Also dug up this strange buffalo nickel that has 4 copper pennies stuck to it! They are probably wheat pennies? Also dug 11 wheaties and about $ 8.00 in clad. Also dug up a neat token too!
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    Hunting San Francisco Bay Area since 1985

  2. #2
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    Feb 2010
    Maryland
    Garrett ATPro w/ProPointer/White's DFX 300/White's DFX/White's Eagle Spectrum/Radio Shack (Bounty Hunter)/
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    Very nice indeed! Cool stack of coins

  3. #3
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    Jun 2007
    Southwest Michigan
    Made in U.S.A.
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    Banner Finds (1)
    Great bunch of finds

  4. #4
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    Aug 2010
    California
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    Cool finds! What a nice productive spot. What is holding the Buffalo and pennies together? With that one penny being warped maybe they partially melted into each other from a fire or something?

    I also really like that (masonic?) pin, and that dogtag-shaped Navy Surplus thing.
    Whosoever would be a man must be a nonconformist

  5. #5
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    Strip Minning Northern California, one Silver Coin at a time....but never leave a trace...

    Nov 2006
    In the Heart of Wine Country in Northern California
    Fisher CZ6, CZ5, Coinstrike, Fisher CZ20, Fisher 1235X Tesoro Conquistador, Whites Surfmaster P.I. , , Garrett Pro Pointer
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    I have no idea why the 5 coins are stuck together. I've been metal detecting for 27 years and I've never dug up anything like this! Perhaps they fussed themselves together after being stacked on top of each other for the last 70 years or so?
    Hunting San Francisco Bay Area since 1985

  6. #6
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    Aug 2010
    California
    Teknetics Delta 4000
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    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Hand Fluke View Post
    I have no idea why the 5 coins are stuck together. I've been metal detecting for 27 years and I've never dug up anything like this! Perhaps they fussed themselves together after being stacked on top of each other for the last 70 years or so?
    Could be! Different soil and other stuff does way different things to coins. The only things I've found that were also fused like that were many coins found in an Altoids tin that had been buried in a sandy tot lot for around 5 years. Apparently it was the rust from the tin leaking onto and inbetween the coins (and maybe reacting with their surface) that caused the fusing.

    Btw, your fused unit is way older than mine, but I hope you also don't break them apart! It's really neat and unusual being fused like that!

    How long have you been hunting that area? Looks pretty big!
    Whosoever would be a man must be a nonconformist

  7. #7
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    Aug 2009
    Sacramento Cailifonia
    V3i DFX MXT Excal II D2 6x10 950 4x6 & dx-1
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    awesome site Cool Hand, those type of virgin grounds are few and far apart these days. just got back From Frisco for a days adventure at the wharf and a bowl of clam chowder. congrats on the 60 silver so far and nice pics of the Bay

  8. #8
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    Nov 2011
    Charles Town, WV
    Fisher F75 with 11" DD coil, Garrett Ace 250 with 9x12 coil, Garrett Pro-Pinpointer
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    It looks like they have been melded together with tar! That's a neat find though.
    "Life's a garden. DIG IT!!!" - - Joe Dirt

  9. #9
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    Jun 2010
    CA
    Minelab Explorer SE Pro, XS, Whites Matrix M6, Minelab Excalibur Seasearch
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    Nice hunt

  10. #10
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    Strip Minning Northern California, one Silver Coin at a time....but never leave a trace...

    Nov 2006
    In the Heart of Wine Country in Northern California
    Fisher CZ6, CZ5, Coinstrike, Fisher CZ20, Fisher 1235X Tesoro Conquistador, Whites Surfmaster P.I. , , Garrett Pro Pointer
    1,178
    488 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by heepiepow View Post
    Could be! Different soil and other stuff does way different things to coins. The only things I've found that were also fused like that were many coins found in an Altoids tin that had been buried in a sandy tot lot for around 5 years. Apparently it was the rust from the tin leaking onto and inbetween the coins (and maybe reacting with their surface) that caused the fusing.

    Btw, your fused unit is way older than mine, but I hope you also don't break them apart! It's really neat and unusual being fused like that!

    How long have you been hunting that area? Looks pretty big!
    I'm going to keep them the way they are and add them to my curio cabinet collection. I started hunting this area back in October 2011, been hitting it off and on since. The amount of trash in this strip has amounted to probably 100 pounds after the last 8 months worth of hunting! Enough copper and brass scrap money to fill a gas tank! Sometimes I invite some of my hunting buddies, but I'm basically the only guy hunting this area! My best silver coin day there was a 9 silver day!
    Hunting San Francisco Bay Area since 1985

  11. #11
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    real pirate

    May 2011
    NE Ohio
    Garrett Ace 350 and AT Pro
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  12. #12
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    King of the rings

    Mar 2009
    San Jose , California
    Whites MXT PRO with Sunray probe, M6 with a Super 12 coil & a Whites Quantum II
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    Sweet find Mike !
    Glen
    Always looking for that next ring !!

  13. #13
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    Metal Detecting isn't a Crime!!!

    May 2009
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    Nice going at the strip. Good on ya for wading thru the trash.
    Like the blue skies over SF... Wished there were more of those!
    Peter

  14. #14
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    Jun 2011
    Oklahoma
    White's XLT
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    cool finds. interesting stack of coins. it would be killing me to keep them together and not know what they are

  15. #15
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    Jan 2011
    Dalton,Ga.
    Whites MXT, E Trac, Garrett Pro Pinpointer
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    Really cool finds I really like the Masonic Item, Is it a buckle?


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    -Samuel Adams-

 

 
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