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    Feb 2015
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    Finally found the lost dock! 7 Silvers in one hour!

    This month I began the search for the location of a long lost dock that existed up until the mid 1930's. I had read about this place several times and only had a few clues to go by. It was a popular place during the first quarter of the 1900's and oral history spoke fondly of it. Kids jumping off the dock and swimming all summer long. I had about a quarter mile stretch of possibilities and managed to narrow it down to an area about the length of a football field, thanks to personal communication with some old timers. The area is tricky because it is now only accessible during negative tides, so I've only had two previous failed attempts to try and find it.

    Today's low tide corresponded with lunchtime, so I decided to give it another shot. I hiked down to the area, this time overshooting my previous attempts by about 50 yards. I got a nice sharp high tone with the Equinox and was thinking no way it is a silver. I was wrong:

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    And then it started happening. I kept hitting silvers.

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    Most were at or just below the surface. Here's a 1927 SLQ surface find:

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    And then I found confirmation of the dock. I forgot to take a photo, but I found the stubs of the supports, which are now level with the ground and almost impossible to see unless you step on them. I FOUND THE DOCK! By this time the tide was coming in and I had an appointment to get to. 7 silvers, one hour. They are ugly, but I don't care:

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    Now imagine my excitement to go back and dig all non ferrous there. There has to be many more coins and all the other goodies people dropped during those times... HH!
    Last edited by Echoplex; May 14, 2018 at 08:38 PM.

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    TerryrSoloman.com

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    Wow, congratulations on the research and Great finds!
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    papa

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    Nice detective work! Congrats.
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    Mar 2016
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    That is going to be a fun place to clean up. Coingrats and hope to see more success from that area.
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    bolle

    Sep 2014
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    Ugly or not, i'm betting they come back to life. You have an exciting location that should keep ya busy for a long time. Great work and can't wait to see what comes out next!!!!! Congrats!!!!
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    We might not be able to take it with us; but at least we can enjoy it after finding it!!!

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    Feb 2012
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    you're going to find gold in some form there IMO

  7. #7
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    Title? old fart

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    ugly is good! very good! congrats
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    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    Been there...Dug that

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    Northern Illinois
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    Now THAT'S the way to research!!! Way to go! 🙌
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    Kris

    Jul 2009
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    Awesome work. Ugly or not I'll take em any day.. lol
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  10. #10
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    Mar 2008
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    You are going to be rolling in old gold! Congratulations on reaping the benefit of your research and persistence.
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    there's no such thing as ugly silver... congrats on finding your spot
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    Echoplex, I'm an expert on ugly. Those coins are bee you tah full. Now for the gold and diamonds. Good luck.
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    Apr 2007
    Upstate New York
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    Nice finds. I hope you find 500 more just like those and maybe some gold while you are at it! Keep us posted.
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  14. #14
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    Mar 2014
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    Omg...I wouldn't be able to sleep! Like the others have said - yes there's much more silver and most likely some gold still hiding from your coil...those silvers, rough-yes..will clean up nicely. Congrats on your discovery of that long lost dock..Ddf
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  15. #15
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    Sep 2005
    Seattle, WA
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    Holy crap EP, amazing! Well done. I've yet to get a saltwater silver. Hoping to get some this summer. Best of luck in your return trips, hope you get a lot more!
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