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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2010
    Green Bay, WI
    Garrett AT Pro
    141
    110 times
    Metal Detecting

    Old home site

    Was on a ride on Monday, and noticed a home that was old when I was a kid had been removed. And it was not overgrown yet!

    Returned there yesterday, and found that most of the area was covered with fill. After awhile I got a signal that turned out to be a mason jar lid, so I knew it had not been detected yet.

    My first hit in coins mode on my AT turned out to be a coin spill at just 3-4". A 1912 wheat, 1914 wheat, 1891 IH, and 1858 Canadian dime. Hot dog, this is a hot spot!Click image for larger version. 

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    After that it was mostly clads. Some as deep as 6" - go figure. Latest was 1986.

    At about 6 o'clock I started to move back towards the car, but decided to make "one more swing", and moved towards the center of the lot, mostly covered in fill. I got a 60 to 80 mixed signal, and below the fill found black dirt. Out came an old cufflink that used to have an attachment of some sort. Click image for larger version. 

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    My pin pointer indicated more metal so I kept digging. Out came another 1891 IH, with more detail than the first. I believe it has full liberty under the patina. Click image for larger version. 

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    The pinpointer indicated more metal so I tried to work around the many roots, and began to find screws and an old ham bone. Had I found a junk pit? Click image for larger version. 

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    As the pinpointer continued to indicate metal, I dug more and found a small metal strip that I could not move, and as the hole was getting pretty big, I decided to fill it in and clean up. Click image for larger version. 

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    With the two targets, the screws, and trim, I wonder if I had found the remains of an old case of some sort?
    Last edited by deepseeker3; Sep 04, 2019 at 06:27 AM.

  2. #2
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    Randy

    Aug 2017
    SW Missouri/Oklahoma
    Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800
    4,408
    10057 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
    What would life be without challenges, and detecting of course.....

  3. #3
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Fisher F75, Garrett AT Gold, XP Deus, Fisher 1270
    7,258
    7664 times
    Banner Finds (3)
    Congrats on the 1858 Canadian dime. That is the first year for Canadian dimes I believe.
    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 19
    Half Reals = 30
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
    Other Early Silver Coins
    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars
    Civil War Plates
    VA Militia Cross Belt, CS Tongue, CS Wreath, VMM, US Box, Model 1851 Sword, Militia Plate w/Star

  4. #4
    Charter Member
    us
    Patriot

    Apr 2016
    Georgia
    CTX 3030 Nox 800 Stealth 720i ,RTG 6" Lesche GS 36 Predator Raptor TRX pp
    3,196
    5529 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Nice going at the old home site. She's giving up some of her treasures to be seen again. That's some nice saves. Congrats!
    USMC 67-70/ VN 69-70

  5. #5
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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    Equinox 800
    23,363
    29736 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    Cool dime looks very promising get it before there gone forever. Well done

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  6. #6
    Charter Member
    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i & DFX
    25,803
    27438 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Nice job, congrats!

  7. #7
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    secondstar

    Mar 2017
    Massachusetts
    XP Deus, Minelab Equinox
    531
    1642 times
    Metal Detecting
    Good move checking out that spot, and great finds!
    Brendan75, Joe-Dirt and Inspector like this.

  8. #8
    Charter Member
    Bryce-IL

    Aug 2007
    Wherever Silver's Hidin'
    Minelab Explorers and E-Trac
    3,863
    395 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Nice hunt. I love old home sites.
    Brendan75, Joe-Dirt and Inspector like this.
    My field test of the Sunray X-5 coil is published in the May 2010 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My field test of the Sunray X-12 Coil is published in the June 2010 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My field test of the Coiltek 5x7 Coil is published in the July 2012 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My "Deep Coin" Explorer settings, and finds are published in Andy Sabisch's Minelab Explorer & E-Trac Handbook.

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

  9. #9
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    Brian

    Sep 2012
    Murrieta, CA
    Minelab CTX3030 and Minelab Excalibur
    132
    179 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Thank you for the interesting post and photos. All this time, that site had been sitting there "waiting for you." It's one thing to find something in a park or at a beach, but another to develop a whole other site like this. I would imagine that there are a lot of other finds waiting to be discovered. Good Luck!
    Brendan75, Joe-Dirt and Inspector like this.

  10. #10
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    Brendan75

    Aug 2017
    Pretoria
    Equinox 800/ Garrett AT pro/ Minelab X- terra 305/ Garrett Ace 250
    1,086
    2488 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Hi, nice hunt with some nice finds. Congrats
    Joe-Dirt, Inspector and RVRoamer66 like this.

  11. #11
    Charter Member
    us
    Bob

    Jan 2018
    Central Massachusetts
    Minelab Equinox 600, AT max, AT pro, 8 coils, 2 Garrett carrots, 2 trash barrels (full) and some dull shovels.
    2,037
    4451 times
    Coin shooting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Very nice swoop in and detect before anyone else!! Gotta love the queen Vicky dimes, I got my first this summer. Well done sir!!
    Inspector and RVRoamer66 like this.
    “I was a kid once, but I wasn’t very good at it”

  12. #12
    us
    Feb 2010
    Green Bay, WI
    Garrett AT Pro
    141
    110 times
    Metal Detecting
    Thanks teacher. Getting good pics and transferring them to the computer, cropping, etc. takes time, and I often wonder if anyone appreciates that.

  13. #13
    us
    Feb 2010
    Green Bay, WI
    Garrett AT Pro
    141
    110 times
    Metal Detecting
    Having found 1858 silver, I was hopeful of finding my elusive gold coin. Returning to the site, I committed to digging anything over 55 on the AT.

    I ended up with some clads, a stinkin' Lincoln, a pocket watch frame, and this.............


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  14. #14
    us
    Sep 2005
    Puget Sound
    Minelab CTX 3030, Whites DFX
    4,991
    9900 times
    Metal Detecting
    Wow, way to go! And how about an 1858 canandian dime? That is crazy!!
    Inspector likes this.

  15. #15
    us
    Metal Detecting & Hotwheels Collecting

    Sep 2014
    Finger Lakes Region, Upstate NY
    Nox 600, Tesoro Tejon, Tesoro Toltec, 2x Bounty Hunter loaners, Deteknix
    3,075
    5002 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by deepseeker3 View Post
    Thanks teacher. Getting good pics and transferring them to the computer, cropping, etc. takes time, and I often wonder if anyone appreciates that.
    How about the 11 others that commended you on the finds, think about it!!!
    RVRoamer66 likes this.
    Any day of hunting, whether good or bad is better than not hunting at all

 

 

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