πŸ† HONORABLE MENTION A Day in an Old Park

Oct 5, 2014
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Hello Everyone,

Yesterday, I worked an old park in town. Now this park has been detected since the 1970’s so good finds are not the norm and silver is a rarity. I decided to work an area that had a thin path in the woods that at one time probably was wider. I detected about 10 feet on either side of the path with Minelab Explorer SE Pro using a small Sun Ray X-5 coil do to the overgrown brush. Many holes yielded the usual junk (can pieces, pop tops and foil), but a few nice coins did find my coil during the hunt: Funny, I have found very few silver Washington Quarters in my years of detecting, so that find (1951) was a pleasant surprise.

The best find of the day was brand new Samsung Smartphone; still charged and unlocked in the grass near where my car was parked. So I sent a message to the last person that texted and asked if they could call the owner of the phone and we could meet for a return. Within two minutes a middle aged woman called (to her phone) and was very excited about the phone recovery. I told her we could meet at a local convenient store in town. We met and she was so happy to get her new phone back. She did offer me $ 50 dollars, but I declined the kind offer.

Thank you for looking.

GL & HH

Doc

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bologna321

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Aug 26, 2017
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Nice finds and good karma, can't beat that. :occasion14:
 

Ogre1190

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Mar 31, 2015
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Great work all around!!! πŸ™Œ
 

GB1

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TomW244

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I'm so glad that there are as many decent people like you involved in this hobby! Congrats on your finds and thank you for the kindness you showed to the woman who lost her phone. That kindness WILL be rewarded in some way...
 

BLK HOLE

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Nice silver and kudos on the return Prof!:icon_thumleft:
 

ShovelinDave

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Sounds like a win-win situation. You get a silver Washington Quarter and the nice lady gets her new phone back. You did good Doc. Congrats to you.
 

Hawks88

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Finding a silver coin really feels good but making someone happy should give you an even better feeling. Congrats on the silver save and return.
 

dts52

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Jun 20, 2015
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Congratulations on your finds and your return. You have some good karma headed your way.
HH
dts
 

A2coins

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Good going Doc like luke Skywalker says Yoda Man
 

Cool Hand Fluke

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I like the fact that you were thinking outside the box. Most hunters would have stayed in that narrow trail. You have to imagine what it might have looked like many years ago. Super intuition! Nice finds!
 

Stringtyer

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Nice find and mighty good Karma. It's always a joy to return found property to its rightful owner.
 

park pirate

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Professor I love the sun ray x 5 coil use it all the time on my SE, it’s killer. Congrats on your finds brother....:occasion14:
 

Ozark Redneck

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Oct 14, 2018
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Congrats nice finds thank you for the good deed you showed to the lady she may pass on to her friends how you helped her and make it easer for us to get permissions
 

WHADIFIND

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Apr 9, 2012
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I've found that karma is pretty much an automatic. I suspect that you found the phone first and at that moment you decided to find the owner. You hadn't even got off the field before you reaped a reward. HE *knows*!

I vote "Honourable Mention"!

Good job!
 

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