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  1. #1

    Mar 2007
    south central ohio
    White's Spectrum XLT
    981
    16 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Tearing Down Our School

    Our county has 5 Elementary Schools that they are tearing down in order to consolidate to 3. One of the 5 schools being torn down in less than a mile from my house. I went to school there, as did my dad and my grandmother. These used to be local high schools before 1966, when they consolidated the county into 1 high school.

    There was a fence along the front end of the yard, and they have taken it down, so I thought I would cruise on over and take a gander. I have thoroughly hunted this site before, as have numerous THers over the last 30 years. With the fence being gone, I can get where most people couldn't get. I went out last night for a little bit, and back this morning...... These coins and items were all fairly deep.... 6-8 inches. None of them gave a clear signal, but I chanced digging, as I do not have to worry about digging up the yard. The depth combined with the fence allowed these items to remain for me to find. I did have to dig over 60 pull tabs....

    I also found 1.23 in clad..... several wheaties, a cheap ring and a marble..... this makes me 10 silver coins in hillbillyville USA not to shabby for this area! The one chain is junk... and the other is gold filled
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  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2007
    Land of the Cheese Steak
    Tesoro Eldorado, White's Spectrum XLT
    643
    2 times

    Re: Tearing Down Our School

    Nice finds, minton!

    Is any of the jewelry silver?
    Just as soon as I belong
        Then it's time I disappear...

  3. #3
    us
    Jul 2005
    N Louisiana
    Ace 250
    2,278
    28 times

    Re: Tearing Down Our School

    Good job! Ain't it great when you don't have to worry about the "beautiful lawn?" Keep at it -- there's bound to be more! -Noodle
    Dear Lord, lest I continue in my complacent ways, help me to remember that someone died for me today. And if there be war, help me to remember to ask and to answer "am I worth dying for?" - Eleanor Roosevelt

  4. #4
    us
    Random chance seems to have operated in our favor

    Oct 2004
    Oklahoma
    6,889
    42 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Tearing Down Our School

    Congrats! 8) Keep going back and also check back after a good rain. Marbles and non-metallics tend to show up right after. I know what you mean, sometimes coins will show up in the pulltab range. It could be that other junk is just enough to mask them, but in digging you'll see the coin. Recheck your holes and run as low a disc. as you can handle.

  5. #5

    Mar 2007
    south central ohio
    White's Spectrum XLT
    981
    16 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Tearing Down Our School

    I do not think anything is silver.... the earring is not hallmarked... it was laying on top of the ground after they tore out the shrubs.... I thought it was a paperclip and looked at it like 10 times before I reached over and picked it up.... The other thing is gold filled..... and the junk chanin might have been plated... but nothing remains.... the junk ring I found has no hallmark in it... and was silver or gold plated I think with no stone...

  6. #6
    us
    Feb 2007
    Land of the Cheese Steak
    Tesoro Eldorado, White's Spectrum XLT
    643
    2 times

    Re: Tearing Down Our School

    Thanks for the reply, Randy.

    Too bad its all costume jewelry, but I'm sure there is more at the school.

    I hope you are able to hunt the site some more before the real demolition starts.

    Good luck.
    Just as soon as I belong
        Then it's time I disappear...

  7. #7
    us
    May 2007
    Trinidad, Colorado
    961
    3 times

    Re: Tearing Down Our School

    I'd say you did A-O-KAY!

    GRB

  8. #8
    us
    What a great hobby this is...

    Apr 2007
    Tulsa, OK
    Fisher F75 SE, Minelab E-Trac
    440
    3 times

    Re: Tearing Down Our School

    Nice finds Minton... Hopefully there are many more in that fence line...

    HH Robert

  9. #9

    Oct 2006
    Zelienople
    White's XLT
    4,349
    823 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Tearing Down Our School

    Way to be alert to a good opportunity! And nice finds.
    A gentleman farmer named Floyd
    With some of his kin was annoyed
    The boys in their youth
    Did not know the truth
    And one of his tools was destroyed

  10. #10

    Mar 2007
    south central ohio
    White's Spectrum XLT
    981
    16 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Tearing Down Our School

    I forgot to add what is the best part to me... the Amish are tearing out fixtures and the like... and one of them told me I could hunt his house on Fri... it was built in 1836.... there are supossedly half dollars there that the owners in the early 1900's lost..... and then the guy that was driving the Amish asked me if I could help him find a buried treasure... evidently when he was a kid he buried a wooden box full of coins in his back yard..... he knows right about where it is, and is going to ask the current owners if we can hunt the yard.... he says that if I can find it... I get half... he claims that there are large cents, half dimes, some silver..... and other coins in the box.... we will see if that part pans out.... but I am definately hunting the amish guy's house on fri.... I will post the results... and will keep hunting the school every chance I get until they run me out

  11. #11
    RUDY2003

    Re: Tearing Down Our School

    Nice finds Randy!
    You know there's more there right?
    Excellent luck on the future diggs and buried treasure...
    Keep us informed....

    Keep safe and keep diggin'...

  12. #12
    us
    Mar 2007
    Long Beach, California
    White's Eagle Spectrum XLT & Bullseye II Probe
    424
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Tearing Down Our School

    Great finds. Keep us posted on the latest developments. We are standing by glued to our monitors.. Hehehe!

    HH from MM
    2007 FIND COUNT
    Sac Dollars = 1
    Quarters = 269
    Silver Wash=1
    SLQ=1
    Dimes = 397
    Silver Rosie=3
    Barber=2
    Nickels = 140
    Stinkin Lincoln = 1198
    Wheat= 42
    IH=1
    Total Coins Found = 2056

    Rings -16

    HH from M˛

 

 

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