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Thread: A VERY DEEP NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK. MY DEEPEST EVER!

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    Bryce-IL

    Aug 2007
    Wherever Silver's Hidin'
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    A VERY DEEP NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK. MY DEEPEST EVER!

    I was very excited when Big Digger (Brad) told me the corn had been harvested and we could now get to our favorite field for the first time since last year.

    However he also told me the stalks had not been worked...were close together...and almost knee high.

    This was okay with me because even though the finds rarely pop out anymore here...IF they do...they're either barber or seated.

    Last season I hunted here for the first time thanks to Brad getting permission for us.

    Before my first hunt at the field I ran into a few fellers' who said they had been hunting this "new to me" site for many years and that the finds had dried up for them.

    They also told me what kind of Detectors they ALL were using...and they were not the brand I use...and were also not the model I use...so I was very confident that Brad, Dave, and I could squeeze out a few more keepers.

    No offense to anyone...sincerely...you all know me better than that. I have about every brand of detector myself that there is to swing and love them all...but for deep silver...I have my personal favorite for that task.

    To sum up last years 5 different hunts at this "hunted out" field for me.....16 Injuns'...7 Barber dimes...4 seated dimes...1 Seated Half Dime...1 Barber Quarter...and a gold ring.

    Hunt #6 last year gave up ZERO coins for the 3 of us but there was also a lot of area that we could not get to because of the bean stubble...row positioning...big clods...etc.

    I was hopefully optomistic about possibly squeaking out another keeper or two this season.

    When I got there I realized how tough it was actually going to be to swing a coil between the narrow rows and close, high stalk stubble as this first pic of Herky shows.






    However the ground between the rows was absolutely smashed flat from the combine doing it's work...and this also raised the stalk roots up and out of the way somewhat... so a small coil could be effectively worked between the stalks and rows.

    It would be very tedious work with a small coil...but it was the only way I could hunt the field.

    I also have complete confidence at hitting extreme depths with my "old skool" 6" Excelerator coil and could work it inbetween the stalk stubble as well as between the rows.

    After 3 full hours of silence and bending down only once to dig a nickel sounding hit...I finally got a very deep, high warble from the SE while I was working the 6" coil around and inbetween each and every corn stalk on each side of the row I was walking. It was repeating from every angle...and the depth meter was pegged at the bottom.

    I dug down...then dug some more before running the probe.

    I was now down right at 7" and the probe was telling me the target was a few inches deeper still.

    I even let my best buddy Hercules listen to it.






    I carefully started scraping away dirt until I caught the glimpse of the surface of a dark black disc...and I will honestly say it was laying almost perfectly flat.

    I then stuck my Lesche Digger in the hole and touched the surface of the disc so I could measure the depth of it.

    The ring I have marked around the handle of my Lesche digger at the 10" mark was exactly aligned with the flat surface of the ground where I dug my hole.

    I can honestly say this is my first ever 10" deep coin dug while using the 6" Excelerator coil...so I'm pretty stoked.









    I've dug a lot of 9" deep coins over the years with this coil...but up until this point had never dug a true 10" deep one.














    A little while later I rescued a dark brown Injun' from 8"...and if you look closely at the top of the dark clod...you'll see it sticking out.









    What was strange about the Injun' is that it's the first one from here that has come out of the ground this color. The last 16 all came out corroded and nasty...and in fact I didn't even bother trying to clean them as a date was not even feasable on any of them. I could barely tell they were even Injuns' unless I examined most of them closely and noticed a feather on the front or the wreath on back.

    So all in all a wonderful, peaceful hunt that I won't forget...as I found my first 10" deep coin with a small coil...a seated dime with my 6" Excelerator.
    Last edited by silverfreak; Oct 01, 2012 at 04:25 PM.
    Here's the story of my BEST FIND EVERhttp://www.treasurenet.com/forums/be...find-ever.html

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    us
    Oct 2010
    The Garden State
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    Nice job brother!! Try cleaning up that dime with the aluminum foil trick. SMS me if you don't know what I'm talking about.
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    Jun 2007
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    Nice. And the dog looks like he was having a grand time too.
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    us
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    excellent job!
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    Formerly Mach 1 Pilot

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    Great job Bryce!
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    Wow, congrats and what a great story, Bryce. How sweet to pull out such a deep coin. I've hunted that knee deep corn stubble and it is definitely a challenge. Glad you were rewarded for your persistence.

    HH
    p.s. Love Hercules and the headphones.
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    Nice coins Bryce!

    I have to say you are one of the most accomplished dectorist's I have seen here on the forums.

    Congrats and hats off!
    CoilFisher=I fish with a coil.

    http://detectingrights.com/ Join today!

    Use a Lesche and a pinpointer and CUT the plug!
    Don't use shovels and trowels in parks to dig holes.*Preserve the hobby.*

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    Jul 2012
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    Great work pulling out those keepers! Way to go!
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    us
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    You have to go deep very well done.
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    man bryce! i miss how well you do a post. nice finds and even better story. willy
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    us
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    Nice score !
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    ive always read your posts since ive been on TN-i really enjoy your posts and finds but but mostly the story and lesson behind it. i pretty much learned about finding deep coins from your posts a few years back. always enjoyed your ST Louis park hunts. congrats and HH!
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    Bryce-IL

    Aug 2007
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik in NJ View Post
    Nice job brother!! Try cleaning up that dime with the aluminum foil trick. SMS me if you don't know what I'm talking about.
    Thanks bro...much appreciated.



    Quote Originally Posted by SusanMN View Post
    Nice. And the dog looks like he was having a grand time too.
    Thanks Susan...and yes...Herky always has a great time.



    Quote Originally Posted by jewelerguy View Post
    excellent job!
    Thanks friend




    Quote Originally Posted by Mach 1 Pilot View Post
    Great job Bryce!
    Thanks friend. Nice to hear from you again.




    Quote Originally Posted by Michiganne View Post
    Wow, congrats and what a great story, Bryce. How sweet to pull out such a deep coin. I've hunted that knee deep corn stubble and it is definitely a challenge. Glad you were rewarded for your persistence.

    HH
    p.s. Love Hercules and the headphones.
    Thanks Anne. Yeah...the cornstalks were rough on this old cat.
    Herky says Thanks for the appreciating his "listening capabilities" caught on film. Take care Anne.




    Quote Originally Posted by CoilFisher View Post
    Nice coins Bryce!

    I have to say you are one of the most accomplished dectorist's I have seen here on the forums.

    Congrats and hats off!
    Thanks for the kind words my friend. It's all about fun for me.




    Quote Originally Posted by Sooper Dave View Post
    Great work pulling out those keepers! Way to go!
    Thanks Dave. Much appreciated




    Quote Originally Posted by got2dig View Post
    You have to go deep very well done.
    Thanks




    Quote Originally Posted by dfx willy View Post
    man bryce! i miss how well you do a post. nice finds and even better story. willy
    Thanks Willy. Much appreciated...and nice to hear from you.



    Quote Originally Posted by Ifoundit69 View Post
    Nice score !
    Thanks friend.




    Quote Originally Posted by lumpsums View Post
    ive always read your posts since ive been on TN-i really enjoy your posts and finds but but mostly the story and lesson behind it. i pretty much learned about finding deep coins from your posts a few years back. always enjoyed your ST Louis park hunts. congrats and HH!
    Thanks for letting me know, friend. That means a lot to me. Good luck on your next hunt.


    Here's the story of my BEST FIND EVERhttp://www.treasurenet.com/forums/be...find-ever.html

  14. #14
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    Rick

    May 2012
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    Nice job ! I'm going to start huntin corn fields ! lol
    I can find everything but my car keys and the tv remote !

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    us
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    Great story and congrats on that deep one!

 

 
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