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Thread: First Hunt of 2018! A Twenty Minute Frozen Tundra Scouting Hunt During Lunch.

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  1. #1
    Can You Dig It?

    Aug 2017
    Milwaukee WI
    - Garett ACE 250 - Garett AT Pinpointer
    884 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    First Hunt of 2018! A Twenty Minute Frozen Tundra Scouting Hunt During Lunch.

    Hello fellow TNETers! Happy New Year to all.
    It feels like its been forever since I got to swing the coil. Been below freezing for weeks now.
    Cabin fever is something Im NOT a fan of LOL. Thanks to all the warm weather hunters for keeping me sane!

    Ive been doing a lot a research the last few weeks trying to find places to hunt this up and coming season.
    Found what I believe is going to be my home base to start the year.
    There were two houses right next to each other and a barn of sorts that I found areal photos of from 1954.
    They have been gone since before 1971 AND are in park land now. Pretty pumped about that.

    It was 45 degrees today and I just had to dig. I scrambled home, made a quick lunch grabbed my gear and headed out.
    Yes the ground is solid as a rock. I managed to dig only 2 holes in the very short amount of time I had.
    Yes only 2 holes but all holes matter!

    You can see the barn in the center of the pic and the two driveways of houses south of the barn.
    There is a perfect foot print of where the center house used to be. Too close to the river for a full basement.

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    Walked up where the driveway for the barn was. Here are the Big trees where the front gate should have been.
    There were two old fence posts that have been dug up with concrete bases attached.

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    In the areal you can see a fence that went all the way around the barn property.
    Here it is all rolled up! Sure glad to see that. Dont have to worry about finding huge sections of fence now

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    I get close to where the barn was and had a good signal. It was a tough dig but I got it out!
    Sweet a button to start the year!
    Wrong! On later inspection it was just a bottle cap. Oh well...

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    After that dig I head strait to where the front door, walkway and driveway should have been at the house in the middle.
    Now there are tall power lines exactly where the driveway used to be. Fortunately there was NO EMI!

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    Here is where I found the foot print to the house and yeah super solid dime signal!
    Im chipping through the frozen ground as carefully as I could...

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    Not a dime but I feel the age represents when the house would have been built. 1939 Wheat Penny right in front of where this house was sitting. I almost felt at home in the middle of the woods. Needless to say that made my day and gave me high hopes for some silver very close by. There were two more coin signals around it but I was out of time.

    Tomorrow is going to be 50 degrees so Im packing a lunch and hope to dig twice as many holes LOL.

    Thanks for stopping by everyone.
    Good luck to all in 2018
    Happy Hunting


  2. #2
    Rust never rests

    Mar 2009
    Sunman Indiana
    3057 times
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    You got out in very cold weather and scored an older wheat penny. I'm sorry but I will still prefer the warm house.
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  3. #3
    Mar 2014
    south central ohio
    At Pro At Max
    3708 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Hey Mil, glad you got out and got to detect a little bit, that's 2 more holes than I've dug in a while! Congrats on your new site, it looks very promising, hope to see you posting silver soon...Ddf
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  4. #4
    Charter Member

    Jun 2017
    28917 times
    Great read. I felt like I was there. Congratulations on the wheat. I hope you find something sweet tomorrow!
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    I admit my level of weirdness is above the national average, but I am comfortable with that.

  5. #5
    Charter Member
    Oct 2017
    Currently Ringgold, Georgia, Formerly Vaudreuil, Quebec
    Equinox 800, Garrett ATPro, ProPointer AT, Retriever II
    2282 times
    Documenting / Mapping Properties with Civil War History
    Looks like some great hunting there. Best of Luck!!
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  6. #6
    Oct 2010
    Teknetics T2SE
    3517 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    That's a good looking wheat! Amazing to come out of the ground that clean. My son found a 1939 a couple of days ago and after 3 peroxide soaks, it's still pretty crusty. Kind soil there. Can't wait to see what else your new spot produces!
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  7. #7
    Aug 2017
    Racine, Wi
    EQ600; Makro MK
    135 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I'm very jealous and awesome find for the first hunt of 2018!!!! I thought the ground would still be hard as a rock today. I am hoping with the rain and higher temps it might be a little less tomorrow. You have inspired me and I may go out tomorrow!
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  8. #8
    Charter Member

    Jul 2015
    Port Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    E-trac, Excalibur, XP Deus, & CTX 3030.
    20187 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Where there is Wheat,,,
    Congrats on getting out.
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  9. #9
    Feb 2009
    Deus, Minelab 3030, E-Trac,
    16312 times
    Relic Hunting
    Well done on the wheat and your passion for getting out in the frozen tundra.
    My 20 minutes in the frozen Tundra is for other reasons, getting things ready for the next dumping of snow.
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  10. #10
    Congrats on your Wheat.
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