First time out since mid-July

ANTIQUARIAN

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Apr 24, 2010
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It's been a long hot dry summer here in Southern Ontario, most weekends when it was +30c I chose to do chores around the house. :thumbsup:This week it rained and the temperatures have finally cooled down, so Sunday and Monday I headed to an old homesite in the south end of my town. There were homes located in this area as early as 1830, they were close to the shore of Lake Ontario where my town was first settled. These homes were removed in the 1950s to make room for a public.

Nothing too interesting as far as the finds go. I did find an 1864 Indian Head Penny, a 'Tombac' one-piece flat-button, a couple of pennies from the 1940s, a Volkswagen Van body and an iron horse buckle. Now I'm just waiting for the crops to come off the fields on a couple of my older permissions, looking forward to getting back out there this fall.

Hope everyone had a great long weekend,
Dave

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Digger RJ

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Aug 24, 2017
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SW Missouri/Oklahoma
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Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800;
XP Deus 2
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All Treasure Hunting
It's been a long hot dry summer here in Southern Ontario, most weekends when it was +30c I chose to do chores around the house. :thumbsup:This week it rained and the temperatures have finally cooled down, so Sunday and Monday I headed to an old homesite in the south end of my town. There were homes located in this area as early as 1830, they were close to the shore of Lake Ontario where my town was first settled. These homes were removed in the 1950s to make room for a public.

Nothing too interesting as far as the finds go. I did find an 1864 Indian Head Penny, a 'Tombac' one-piece flat-button, a couple of pennies from the 1940s, a Volkswagen Van body and an iron horse buckle. Now I'm just waiting for the crops to come off the fields on a couple of my older permissions, looking forward to getting back out there this fall.

Hope everyone had a great long weekend,
Dave

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Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

billb

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Sep 23, 2010
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Upstate NY
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It's been a long hot dry summer here in Southern Ontario, most weekends when it was +30c I chose to do chores around the house. :thumbsup:This week it rained and the temperatures have finally cooled down, so Sunday and Monday I headed to an old homesite in the south end of my town. There were homes located in this area as early as 1830, they were close to the shore of Lake Ontario where my town was first settled. These homes were removed in the 1950s to make room for a public.

Nothing too interesting as far as the finds go. I did find an 1864 Indian Head Penny, a 'Tombac' one-piece flat-button, a couple of pennies from the 1940s, a Volkswagen Van body and an iron horse buckle. Now I'm just waiting for the crops to come off the fields on a couple of my older permissions, looking forward to getting back out there this fall.

Hope everyone had a great long weekend,
Dave

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Very Nice Congratulations on your recoveries
 

ArfieBoy

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3,782
N.E. Oregon
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Compass X-70, Compass X-80, Compass X-90, Compass Judge 2, Garrett AT Pro
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All Treasure Hunting
Looks like you had a fun day and a few interesting finds! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing.
 

DigToChina

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Sep 9, 2016
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GTA East, Ontario
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Glad you were able to get out! I didn’t do any digging over the summer either. Knew the ground would be too hard. This weekend is about baseball. The weekend will include some digging though.
 

CRUSADER

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Sounds like a similar weather situation to us.
Glad you can get back out again, good luck.
 
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ANTIQUARIAN

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Very Nice Congratulations on your recoveries
Thanks Bill, hope you're doing well,
Dave

Looks like you had a fun day and a few interesting finds! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Arfie. It was hot and dry, but it was great to be out again. :thumbsup:

Well done !
Thank you Sir. :wave:

Glad you were able to get out! I didn’t do any digging over the summer either. Knew the ground would be too hard. This weekend is about baseball. The weekend will include some digging though.
Thanks Dallas, happy to hear you and your detector are going to be spending some 'quality time' together this weekend. :laughing7: Best of luck to you in finding a Vickie LC this weekend!

Sounds like a similar weather situation to us.
Glad you can get back out again, good luck.
Thanks for your post Cru, hope things have cooled down for you in the UK.
My condolences to you and your Dad on the recent loss of your Queen, she will be deeply missed here in Canada as well. :sadsmiley: She made 22 visits to Canada over the years.
 

Gare

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Looks like you did a lot of digging. NICE GOING !!!
 

lenmac65

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Hey Dave. I can’t imagine Indian Head pennies are too common where you are. Most people probably hope for a key date from the 1870s, but I really like Civil War era dates like yours. Congrats on all the finds. Nice to see a post from you. Good luck out there…. Steve
 
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ANTIQUARIAN

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Looks like you did a lot of digging. NICE GOING !!!
Thanks for your post Gare, hope you're keeping cool in Ohio.
Dave

Glad to see you're able to get out again Dave!
Thanks buddy, I'm looking forward to the fall and some cooler weather though.
It must be stinky hot in Nevada. πŸ˜“

Hey Dave. I can’t imagine Indian Head pennies are too common where you are. Most people probably hope for a key date from the 1870s, but I really like Civil War era dates like yours. Congrats on all the finds. Nice to see a post from you. Good luck out there…. Steve
Hi Steve :wave:
As I'm sure most can appreciate, as I'm getting older and fatter, the heat takes a lot more out of me now that I'm in my late-50s. Last fall, I lost permission to 10 sites farmed by two brothers, due to strangers trespassing on one of their properties. I'm hoping to secure a new permission this fall for three more sites, I'm just working up the courage to talk to the farmer. :laughing7:
Hope you're doing well these days,
Dave
 

DigToChina

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Thanks for your post Gare, hope you're keeping cool in Ohio.
Dave


Thanks buddy, I'm looking forward to the fall and some cooler weather though.
It must be stinky hot in Nevada. πŸ˜“


Hi Steve :wave:
As I'm sure most can appreciate, as I'm getting older and fatter, the heat takes a lot more out of me now that I'm in my late-50s. Last fall, I lost permission to 10 sites farmed by two brothers, due to strangers trespassing on one of their properties. I'm hoping to secure a new permission this fall for three more sites, I'm just working up the courage to talk to the farmer. :laughing7:
Hope you're doing well these days,
Dave
Extremely unfortunate Dave. Too bad because taking it away from you will do nothing to deter trespassing and logically, it would be better for them to have another set of eyes out there πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ. Good luck getting the next permission you seek.
 
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ANTIQUARIAN

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Extremely unfortunate Dave. Too bad because taking it away from you will do nothing to deter trespassing and logically, it would be better for them to have another set of eyes out there πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ. Good luck getting the next permission you seek.

I completely agree with you Dallas. Lets also not forget the hundreds of pounds of scrap iron I removed from these fields so the brothers combines and seeding equipment wouldn't get damaged. This was all because of a half dozen men from Markham who decided to fly their kites in the farmers field without permission. One of the neighbours called the farmer to let him know, so this is obviously what prompted him give me the 'bum's rush'. :icon_scratch:

As of last fall, at least 3 of the 10 sites were still producing at an amazing rate, as you can tell I'm still extremely upset about this happening. These are all sites that are slated for residential development in the next 3 - 5 years too. :sadsmiley:

Here are a few pics of 5 of the sites I lost permission to hunt.
Dave

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lenmac65

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Thanks for your post Gare, hope you're keeping cool in Ohio.
Dave


Thanks buddy, I'm looking forward to the fall and some cooler weather though.
It must be stinky hot in Nevada. πŸ˜“


Hi Steve :wave:
As I'm sure most can appreciate, as I'm getting older and fatter, the heat takes a lot more out of me now that I'm in my late-50s. Last fall, I lost permission to 10 sites farmed by two brothers, due to strangers trespassing on one of their properties. I'm hoping to secure a new permission this fall for three more sites, I'm just working up the courage to talk to the farmer. :laughing7:
Hope you're doing well these days,
Dave
Sorry about the lost permission; they look like beautiful sites. Good luck with the future requests. I have to work up the nerve to door knock again too, as my spots are running out. Glad the summer heat is moving on, as I am of similar age and condition. The shorter days are a bummer though. Good luck out there. Steve
 
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ANTIQUARIAN

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XP Deus, Lesche Piranha 35 Shovel & 'Garrett Carrot'
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Sorry about the lost permission; they look like beautiful sites. Good luck with the future requests. I have to work up the nerve to door knock again too, as my spots are running out. Glad the summer heat is moving on, as I am of similar age and condition. The shorter days are a bummer though. Good luck out there. Steve
Good morning Steve. :wave:

Thanks for your post, if anything this should inspire me to take the opportunity to find new sites.
I tend to get complacent detecting the same sites year after year, so this may actually be a blessing in disguise.

Best of luck to you out there my friend,
Dave
 

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