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  1. #1

    Jun 2007
    Minnesota
    Tiger Shark, Xterra 705
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    Lakeshore sludge finds

    Now that water hunting season is over, I've been hunting the shorelines of several lakes with my Tiger Shark . The water levels are way down due to a dry summer and I've been hoping to find an old coin or two. Shoreline hunting is pretty nasty. Its rocky, thick black goop that you have to smoosh around in to find your target and its absolutely loaded with pulltabs and foil. I dig with a trowel and use it to toss everything, good finds and trash into a baggie, for cleaning and sorting out later. That keeps me from touching the filthy stuff.

    Two good finds, though. The first is a 1893 Indian Head penny. Its been soaking in Olive oil since last week but its still pretty crusty. The second, found today, is a tiny 1910 Canadian silver nickle. Its really small and thin, less than the size of a dime so it was a devil to find in the muck. But I couldn't resist, when I finally saw it was a tiny coin, I broke down and actually picked it up with my fingers. Couldn't see what it was but knew it was something old, and good. This one went in my pocket, muck and all.

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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of itĒ

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  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2005
    West Michigan
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    Re: Lakeshore sludge finds

    Cool finds

    HH

  3. #3

    Jul 2004
    The Great White North
    White's XLT Spectrum Tesoro Tiger Shark
    551

    Re: Lakeshore sludge finds

    Nice finds !!! HH...Panz

  4. #4
    ca
    Sep 2007
    Prince Edward Island
    Bounty Hunter 'somethingorother'.
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    Re: Lakeshore sludge finds

    Nice finds! I like the 1910 Canadian nickel.

  5. #5
    us
    Sep 2005
    Indiana
    Whites DFX & Beach Hunter ID
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    Re: Lakeshore sludge finds

    Ya, I know that kinda hunt...my oldest finds came from an area like that 1857 LC & some war of 1812 musket balls

    <-----plus the anchor

    HH
    -GC

  6. #6
    us
    Aug 2007
    NJ
    EXCAL 2, SOV. GT
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    Re: Lakeshore sludge finds

    Nice Nice coins.. big congrats to ya..
    Live your life in such a way, that when your feet hit the floor&nbsp; in the morning, satan shudders and says, OH CHIT, SHE'S AWAKE.

  7. #7
    us
    Feb 2008
    LAS VEGAS
    BOUNTY HUNTER TRACKER IV
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    Re: Lakeshore sludge finds

    Its always fun to go slop diggin!!! Way to make it worth it..congrats

  8. #8
    us
    Sep 2007
    wakeman, ohio
    J.W.FISHERS pulse 8x
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    Shipwrecks

    Re: Lakeshore sludge finds

    I had to put my shorty wetsuit on today here in lake erie but we got a good month or two before our water season ends. very nice finds silver is always nice no matter whose stamp is on it.

    keep up the good work.
    them that dive will be the lucky ones !!

  9. #9
    us
    Aug 2008
    Southeast Iowa
    Equinox 800, E-Trac
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    Re: Lakeshore sludge finds

    Nice find! Love those little "Fishscales"!
    HH! Dale

  10. #10
    us
    Sep 2007
    N. San Diego County
    Ace 250
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    Re: Lakeshore sludge finds

    Nice finds. Maybe if they clean up good you could repost some pictures

 

 

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