I Got Lucky Today

tabman

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Jul 5, 2011
2,306
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Germantown, Tennessee
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Presently: CTX 3030, Tesoro Modded Cibola, F75LTD-2, XP Deus, Tesoro Mojave, MXT Pro, Tesoro Eldorado, Whites MXT All Pro, Minelab Equinox, Fisher CZ5 & CZ3D
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
This morning on my way to a site that I've previously detected I spotted a mid-fifties house that was on a nice big corner lot that was being renovated. I hit the brakes and turned around, parked my vehicle and commenced detecting the grassy area between the curb and sidewalk.

Right off I unearthed a deep Rosie dime. Shortly after that a construction worker showed up and right after that another man showed up and started giving instructions to the worker. I figured I was safe since I was detecting in a public right-a-way.

After the man got through instructing the worker he jumped in his truck and drove around the corner and pulled up next to me. He asked if I was having any luck and I told him that I've only found one good coin, a Rosie dime. He said I just want to let you know that you're welcome to detect this yard and any of the houses that you see around town with my sign in the yard.

This permission was given to me even before I told him that I was a retired builder and land developer. To top it all off he worked as a construction supervisor for a builder that we both admired greatly before he got into the renovation/rental business. We traded some good stories and he gave me his business card before driving off.

Anyhow, I ended up finding a Rosie, a Mercury dime, a Washington quarter and 3 Wheat pennies at that site before leaving for another site that I've previously detected. It has a small front yard and the plan was to hit it super hard with the my Exquinox 600 and then go back over it with my modded Cibolo with the 8-inch concentric search coil attached to see what else I could find.

That plan didn't work because my wireless headphone battery was out of power and wouldn't link up, so I hit the yard with my Cibola. It's been a while since I've used it, but it didn't take me long before I was popping coins left and right. There weren't any wheat pennies so I knew it was a dude site, but I sure was having some fun. I popped 8 nickels, the most that I've found in a long time. Tesoro detectors love nickels and can find them even if they're in a bed of nails.

tabman


 

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CoinFetcher

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Apr 29, 2012
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Love to treasure hunt
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What a fun hunt! Nice going on the permissions!
 

kingskid1611

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Ssshhh don't tell to many people.....But let me give you a big SHOUT on a great job...
 

Ogre1190

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Mar 31, 2015
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Northern Illinois
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MineLab E-Trac, MineLab Safari, MineLab Explorer XS,
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Sunray X-1 for the ML's, Garrett PP for the White's and a Backhoe
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Metal Detecting
Nice work! 🙌 The permissions are a huge bonus! I just fell into a similar situation...had my eye on an edge-of-town farm for years. It auctioned recently, due to the passing of the original owner. Saw a dumpster and pickup there recently, and stopped to Introduce myself. New owner said he has about forty rental properties in the area and said to stop by his office for a list of them and to enjoy myself. 😁
 

BLK HOLE

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Great score tab man and those who live right get permissions handed to them!:icon_thumleft:
 
Oct 5, 2014
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35,383
Massachusetts
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Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II; Simplex; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
Nice silver coin finds! :occasion14:
 

Coil-2-Soil

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Mar 21, 2017
433
815
East Coast
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3030 and Equinox 800
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Metal Detecting
Great job tabman! On the coins and all the new permissions! HH
 

DirtDigginDan

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Buffalo,MN
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Garrett Propointer 2
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Fabulous bunch of finds, I`m jealous, my ground is frozen solid, its 7 degrees here now.:BangHead:
 
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tabman

tabman

Bronze Member
Jul 5, 2011
2,306
7,240
Germantown, Tennessee
🥇 Banner finds
2
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
1
Detector(s) used
Presently: CTX 3030, Tesoro Modded Cibola, F75LTD-2, XP Deus, Tesoro Mojave, MXT Pro, Tesoro Eldorado, Whites MXT All Pro, Minelab Equinox, Fisher CZ5 & CZ3D
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
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Thanks, Everyone! I'm holed up today with doing things that need to get done. Hopefully, the rain will hold off for a few more days, because I'm really wanting to take my Tesoro and go back over the site that I had previously detected super hard with the Equinox 600. It should be interesting and telling.

tabman
 

Ammoman

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Oct 12, 2015
2,204
5,317
NC
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XP Deus, Nokta Impact, Tesoro Compadre..
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
With great permissions comes great rewords!

I want to be the first to say congratulations on the finds you have not yet found! I have no doubts, some really cool and possibly historical stuff is about to land in your lap! Be sure and keep us informed. :occasion14:
 

eyemustdigtreasure

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Mar 2, 2013
3,297
5,104
California
Detector(s) used
Fisher Gold Bug Pro
Tesoro Cibola
Nokta Pointer; Phillips SHS5200 phones
Nokta Macro SIMPLEX
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
My un-modified Cibola does great, so I assume you pulled EVERY little goodie out of that place, sure looks like you did...! :icon_thumright:
 

nomad 11

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nomads land
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any tector i can get my hands on
after thought ? last time i got lucky was when apollo 14 landed on the moon.
 

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