πŸ₯‡ BANNER A GREAT DAY WITH MY SON AND A LITTLE GOLD!!!!

basque-man

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Well, we have had months and months of rain out our way and most places are wet and muddy! :BangHead:

Today, we had a beautiful day with 60 degree weather. The doggies have been inside as have we so it was time to get out and do some swinging. We hit one of our favorite sites just to get out. Started out just walking the old ghost town when the son said he wanted to try digging out some of the old Depot area of the tracks. The depot was built next to the old NCO rail line in 1891.

Not wanting to dig, I walked around while he dug and dug and dug. Feeling bad I decided to walk next to him and see how he was doing. He had found an old metal box buried in the middle of where the old platform sat around the depot. He found a coin in the dirt and so I thought I had better dig out some of the wall areas as well.

With our dogs helping dig and after moving some good size rocks that had been part of the foundation; I get a repeatable signal. Dig out a little more and there she was. I run off yelling like a little school girl as my son picks up the gold disk and calls me every name in the book. Turned out to a nice looking (except for the rust and crust) 1886-S $5 gold piece. (After hitting this place for over ten years, there's always something left:laughing7:)

After having a couple of beers and sitting in the dirt. I help the son dig out and scan his piles of dirt for him. He dug out an old 5 cent trade token in good shape. Not feeling to bad for him since he did find a 1915-S Barber Half the other day here lying on the ground in the old barn in the same area.

Anyway......finally out and about again so this was a nice start to the year!!!!


amedee d1.jpg digging in the old depot area

amedeed2.jpg my helpers!

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Congratualtions on the GOLD coin find!:occasion14: Detecting with your son...priceless!

I vote Banner!
 

Tom_in_CA

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Great story. Great pix. Great find. Thanx for sharing ! Congratz.
 

Wildcat1750

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Congratulations on the BANNER gold coin from the Ghost Town! :notworthy:
 

Carolina Tom

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I have not seen you in a little while. Glad to see that you are back.

Holy moly... a GOLD COIN.

Congrats on finding the holy grail of MDing!
 

eyemustdigtreasure

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Fantastic coin! Super Finds!
Yep, you never really clean up all the goodies - there's always tomorrow, with the "left-overs"...!
 
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basque-man

basque-man

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I have not seen you in a little while. Glad to see that you are back.

Holy moly... a GOLD COIN.

Congrats on finding the holy grail of MDing!

Ya......We have been off the radar with all the weather issues up our way. Flooding three different times this last winter and snow really hampered our outings!!! Thank you again!
 

dsdigger

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Congrats on the Great Gold! Makes for a nice trip and your son had the right area, he just needed you to "zero in" on the gold. Bet this leads to more trips there for more searchs for others like this. Banner for sure.
 

Magooru

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Incredible finds!!!!!!!! Congrats.
 

Loco-Digger

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Sweet score Basque-man. :headbang: Welcome to the Banner club. :occasion14: You don't post as often as you used to, but when you do, wow, simply wow. Congrats on the gold piece and a well deserved banner may friend.
 

ScubaDetector

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Congrats on a BANNER. I voted but I never tell till after a person gets it so they don't get disappointed if it never materializes. Glad you snagged one
 

SOSDIVING

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Lady Liberty with flowing hair in the 4th picture, never seen that hairstyle!!!!!!!!! WOW, what a great artifact from our great country, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! to you and your son.
 
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ecmo

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Congrats on the school girl happy dance, knee wobbling find. I cast my banner vote also.

Don
 
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basque-man

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Sweet score Basque-man. :headbang: Welcome to the Banner club. :occasion14: You don't post as often as you used to, but when you do, wow, simply wow. Congrats on the gold piece and a well deserved banner may friend.

Thank you so much sir. We have had terrible weather all winter and work has "SUCKED" the last few months for a lack of a better term. Things the past few weeks have loosened up and the weather has been wonderful! The best part is with all the rain we had over the past four months has really "moved" a lot of dirt, so were hoping to make some more finds!!! Thanks again Loco!
 

Lanny in AB

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Well, we have had months and months of rain out our way and most places are wet and muddy! :BangHead:

Today, we had a beautiful day with 60 degree weather. The doggies have been inside as have we so it was time to get out and do some swinging. We hit one of our favorite sites just to get out. Started out just walking the old ghost town when the son said he wanted to try digging out some of the old Depot area of the tracks. The depot was built next to the old NCO rail line in 1891.

Not wanting to dig, I walked around while he dug and dug and dug. Feeling bad I decided to walk next to him and see how he was doing. He had found an old metal box buried in the middle of where the old platform sat around the depot. He found a coin in the dirt and so I thought I had better dig out some of the wall areas as well.

With our dogs helping dig and after moving some good size rocks that had been part of the foundation; I get a repeatable signal. Dig out a little more and there she was. I run off yelling like a little school girl as my son picks up the gold disk and calls me every name in the book. Turned out to a nice looking (except for the rust and crust) 1886-S $5 gold piece. (After hitting this place for over ten years, there's always something left:laughing7:)

After having a couple of beers and sitting in the dirt. I help the son dig out and scan his piles of dirt for him. He dug out an old 5 cent trade token in good shape. Not feeling to bad for him since he did find a 1915-S Barber Half the other day here lying on the ground in the old barn in the same area.

Anyway......finally out and about again so this was a nice start to the year!!!!


digging in the old depot area

my helpers!

Sweet story and nice finds! Way to get 'er done!!

All the best,

Lanny
 
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That is a beautiful find, and a great story. The hunt site looks wonderful too, and dogs are the best damn companions anybody could want.

You are a champion of the hobby!
 
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basque-man

basque-man

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That is a beautiful find, and a great story. The hunt site looks wonderful too, and dogs are the best damn companions anybody could want.

You are a champion of the hobby!

Thank you so much......I'm just stoked my son is now addicted to the hobby as well. Sad thing is he is off to college this fall:sadsmiley:

At least he is only 80 miles away and has strict instructions to find new places for us to metal detect in Nevada!:laughing7:

Out doggies love to go and we take them as much as we can. Its nice to have some decent weather for a chance.
 

mooncusser

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great find , i have some of those but i did not dig em up . congratulations
 

saftgeek

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Bucket list coin, no doubt!
 

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