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ShovelinDave

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Jul 11, 2009
617
843
80-81, Indiana
Detector(s) used
Bandido 2 - umax, Garrett Ace 400, Garrett AT Pro, Garrett AT Pinpointer
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Howdy Folks, I got permission from a farmer about detecting some of his fields last Christmas Eve. I went to one of the fields a couple weeks ago to locate where the house used to be. I located the spot and a lot of iron is an understatement. I scratched around a bit and dug some trash but had to leave. I made my way back Friday for a couple hours. For some reason, I didn't have a good feeling about this place. Maybe I knew there was a lot of iron in the ground. A lot of trash to be dug. I don't know, I just wasn't motivated about the site. I got started and in the fourth hole, I dug an IHC. Couldn't get a date off it so I moved on. The sixth hole I pulled another IHC and I knew it was a fatty. These coins were four or five feet apart. My ninth hole I pulled a shield nickel. That's two coins from the 1860's in minutes. Talk about going from one end of the mood spectrum to the other. I made a couple more passes across the area digging trash. I then get a nice solid 82 six inches down. I'm thinking maybe a seated dime. That would be nice. When I got it out of the hole and saw that it was big, round and green. I knew exactly what it was. My first Large Cent and I couldn't be more excited. I've been on the hunt for one for almost a year now. This one is wiped smooth but I can make out the One Cent on the reverse. I kept going for another hour or so finding a couple more IHC's. No silver to be had on this hunt but still happy with the finds. Since I'm finding sites of the time period. I'm thinking the half dime will be in my crosshairs to find. As usual, I've kept you long enough. Best of luck on your hunts. SD
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Phishfindr

Bronze Member
Apr 7, 2017
1,158
1,570
NEW ENGLAND
Detector(s) used
Garrett AT Pro, Minelab Equinox 600, Garrett Pro Pointer AT Z-Lynk, Lesche digging tools, Pack Mule finds bag by Freeloader.
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Great hunt! :thumbsup:
 

Ogre1190

Bronze Member
Mar 31, 2015
2,063
2,405
Northern Illinois
Detector(s) used
MineLab E-Trac, MineLab Safari, MineLab Explorer XS,
White's 5000 D, White's 6DB, White's 5000 D GEB
Sunray X-1 for the ML's, Garrett PP for the White's and a Backhoe
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Nicely done! 🙌 Abandoned/old farmhouse sites used to give me fits...But I've learned to love them. Maybe even more after my Equinox shows up. 😂
 
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ShovelinDave

ShovelinDave

Hero Member
Jul 11, 2009
617
843
80-81, Indiana
Detector(s) used
Bandido 2 - umax, Garrett Ace 400, Garrett AT Pro, Garrett AT Pinpointer
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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wingmaster

Bronze Member
Aug 10, 2009
2,345
931
Detector(s) used
White's MXT all pro, MXT300 D2, 950, 4X6 DD, detech ultimate 13" DD coils
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Congrats on the great finds there, I need to get out soon here. HH
 

Ogre1190

Bronze Member
Mar 31, 2015
2,063
2,405
Northern Illinois
Detector(s) used
MineLab E-Trac, MineLab Safari, MineLab Explorer XS,
White's 5000 D, White's 6DB, White's 5000 D GEB
Sunray X-1 for the ML's, Garrett PP for the White's and a Backhoe
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Thanks Molewacker

Thanks Phishfindr

Thanks Ogre1190. I believe in my last post I talked to you about finding an LC someday. I think I could get to love them too. Do you dig everything or cherry pick the good tones?
I dig most everything. You never know...! 😁
 

can_slaw

Hero Member
Nov 10, 2017
656
654
Wisconsin
Detector(s) used
ACE 400, ACE 300, TESORO COMPADRE
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Beauty of a hunt! Still hunting my first LC....
 
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ShovelinDave

ShovelinDave

Hero Member
Jul 11, 2009
617
843
80-81, Indiana
Detector(s) used
Bandido 2 - umax, Garrett Ace 400, Garrett AT Pro, Garrett AT Pinpointer
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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Thanks Tiredman
Congrats on the great finds there, I need to get out soon here. HH
Thanks wingmaster... I get out when I can but this spring weather is crazy. GL when you do get out.
Nice Digs!!!
Thanks lairmo
Good job Dave:icon_thumright:
Thanks chappy
Beauty of a hunt! Still hunting my first LC....
Thanks can_slaw...I'm sure you will find one...best of luck to you.
 

sssnake31

Full Member
Dec 27, 2004
128
18
Northwest Indiana
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Shows you can't always trust your instincts. Glad you stuck it out and it worked out for you. Good finds. Where in IN are you?
 
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ShovelinDave

ShovelinDave

Hero Member
Jul 11, 2009
617
843
80-81, Indiana
Detector(s) used
Bandido 2 - umax, Garrett Ace 400, Garrett AT Pro, Garrett AT Pinpointer
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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Shows you can't always trust your instincts. Glad you stuck it out and it worked out for you. Good finds. Where in IN are you?
Thanks sssnake31, I'm in Vigo County.
 

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