I was just too nice to be indoors-digging the frozen tundra.

pepperj

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Feb 3, 2009
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Yesterday was epic for weather temps. By 11am it was in the high 50s and by the time I arrived at the permission was a beautiful 65F.
Stopped at the first permission and I did a test to see if I could dig, frozen solid.
So off I went to a more southern permission, a corn field, and the shovel went in with a heavy stomp.
Must of been the only spot in that field as every recovery was a many stomp, both feet, chopping affair.
2 hrs of doing selective digging resulted in 2 recoveries
A Un Sol Half Penny, and a cool looking lead lid.

Off to site 2 for a hike, and to visit an old permission. 1/4 mile walk, then across the little stream to be greeted by an uncut hay field.
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The shovel went in no problem, 15 ft away it was 4" of solid frozen dirt.
It was easier to dig in the field than the corn field, but still a hard go.
Some places would be hard, some nearly impossible , and some I'd jump on the pedal only to have the shovel plunge in 11" and nearly gut myself on the handle.
The first recovery was a small cent, so covered with clay I just tossed in the pouch.
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15 minutes later I got this little drawer pull
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Then another 15 up comes this great (slightly bent) buckle.:hello2:
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Couple of minutes later a ? not sure what it might be recovery.

Next one lifted the spirits up as it has been sometime since I recovered a military button. Seeing the 3 cannons and the crown I smiled and voiced an OHYA. :headbang:
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5 minutes later was a Half Penny Bank Token
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Followed by a what is it recovery 10 min. later. :dontknow:
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The hour was a few uneventful recoveries, iron, selective target recoveries, leaving many iffy ones as it was just too hard to beat a iffy out.

I got another Bank token out and kind of amazing I missed gouging it actually.
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The last target was a mother military button, 10 minutes of on the knees chopping, getting up slamming hte shell into the frozen sod and finally recovering a smushed military button.
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4:30 I had enough-hard digging, tall grass, so it was time to get home to do the evening chores.
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There seems to be a connection issue happening for uploading-will get it sorted later when things straighten up.
 

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scruggs

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Jun 12, 2008
7,400
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Northern Alabama
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Whites
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I think your hunt was worth all the work, effort and time you put into it! You can see every letter on the head band of the IH, it's a beauty! The artillery button and token are also very nice recoveries! What a beautiful day you had and the nice pictures topped it off!
 

robertk

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May 16, 2023
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Missouri
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White's Spectra v3i
Garrett Ultra GTA 1000
Whites Coinmaster
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What a great bunch of finds -- worth all the work! That Indian Head penny is in fantastic shape, and that button is just pretty cool!
 

neodetectorist

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Jan 4, 2016
1,023
4,118
NE Ohio
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Primary Interest:
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Yesterday was epic for weather temps. By 11am it was in the high 50s and by the time I arrived at the permission was a beautiful 65F.
Stopped at the first permission and I did a test to see if I could dig, frozen solid.
So off I went to a more southern permission, a corn field, and the shovel went in with a heavy stomp.
Must of been the only spot in that field as every recovery was a many stomp, both feet, chopping affair.
2 hrs of doing selective digging resulted in 2 recoveries
A Un Sol Half Penny, and a cool looking lead lid.

Off to site 2 for a hike, and to visit an old permission. 1/4 mile walk, then across the little stream to be greeted by an uncut hay field. View attachment 2134125
View attachment 2134126
The shovel went in no problem, 15 ft away it was 4" of solid frozen dirt.
It was easier to dig in the field than the corn field, but still a hard go.
Some places would be hard, some nearly impossible , and some I'd jump on the pedal only to have the shovel plunge in 11" and nearly gut myself on the handle.
The first recovery was a small cent, so covered with clay I just tossed in the pouch. View attachment 2134127 View attachment 2134128 View attachment 2134129

15 minutes later I got this little drawer pull
View attachment 2134130

Then another 15 up comes this great (slightly bent) buckle.:hello2: View attachment 2134131

Couple of minutes later a ? not sure what it might be recovery.

Next one lifted the spirits up as it has been sometime since I recovered a military button. Seeing the 3 cannons and the crown I smiled and voiced an OHYA. :headbang: View attachment 2134132 View attachment 2134124 View attachment 2134140 View attachment 2134141

5 minutes later was a Half Penny Bank Token View attachment 2134133 View attachment 2134138 View attachment 2134139

Followed by a what is it recovery 10 min. later. :dontknow: View attachment 2134134

The hour was a few uneventful recoveries, iron, selective target recoveries, leaving many iffy ones as it was just too hard to beat a iffy out.

I got another Bank token out and kind of amazing I missed gouging it actually. View attachment 2134135

The last target was a mother military button, 10 minutes of on the knees chopping, getting up slamming hte shell into the frozen sod and finally recovering a smushed military button. View attachment 2134136
4:30 I had enough-hard digging, tall grass, so it was time to get home to do the evening chores. View attachment 2134137

There seems to be a connection issue happening for uploading-will get it sorted later when things straighten up.
Very good day
 

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pepperj

pepperj

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Feb 3, 2009
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Deus, Deus 2, Minelab 3030, E-Trac,
Primary Interest:
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This folded piece of lead had me thinking they were trying to copy this lead badge.
Found on the same permission just over on another site.
The size, shape is close.
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Johnny Bottles

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Yesterday was epic for weather temps. By 11am it was in the high 50s and by the time I arrived at the permission was a beautiful 65F.
Stopped at the first permission and I did a test to see if I could dig, frozen solid.
So off I went to a more southern permission, a corn field, and the shovel went in with a heavy stomp.
Must of been the only spot in that field as every recovery was a many stomp, both feet, chopping affair.
2 hrs of doing selective digging resulted in 2 recoveries
A Un Sol Half Penny, and a cool looking lead lid.

Off to site 2 for a hike, and to visit an old permission. 1/4 mile walk, then across the little stream to be greeted by an uncut hay field. View attachment 2134125
View attachment 2134126
The shovel went in no problem, 15 ft away it was 4" of solid frozen dirt.
It was easier to dig in the field than the corn field, but still a hard go.
Some places would be hard, some nearly impossible , and some I'd jump on the pedal only to have the shovel plunge in 11" and nearly gut myself on the handle.
The first recovery was a small cent, so covered with clay I just tossed in the pouch. View attachment 2134127 View attachment 2134128 View attachment 2134129

15 minutes later I got this little drawer pull
View attachment 2134130

Then another 15 up comes this great (slightly bent) buckle.:hello2: View attachment 2134131

Couple of minutes later a ? not sure what it might be recovery.

Next one lifted the spirits up as it has been sometime since I recovered a military button. Seeing the 3 cannons and the crown I smiled and voiced an OHYA. :headbang: View attachment 2134132 View attachment 2134124 View attachment 2134140 View attachment 2134141

5 minutes later was a Half Penny Bank Token View attachment 2134133 View attachment 2134138 View attachment 2134139

Followed by a what is it recovery 10 min. later. :dontknow: View attachment 2134134

The hour was a few uneventful recoveries, iron, selective target recoveries, leaving many iffy ones as it was just too hard to beat a iffy out.

I got another Bank token out and kind of amazing I missed gouging it actually. View attachment 2134135

The last target was a mother military button, 10 minutes of on the knees chopping, getting up slamming hte shell into the frozen sod and finally recovering a smushed military button. View attachment 2134136
4:30 I had enough-hard digging, tall grass, so it was time to get home to do the evening chores. View attachment 2134137

There seems to be a connection issue happening for uploading-will get it sorted later when things straighten up.
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