Unbelievable Hunt!!!

Dan(NM)

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I never dreamed I would find a spot like I did today, turned out to be my best silver coin day ever!!

I've been on a 6 day hunt starting last Wed and ending Tuesday morning when I head home. I've been hitting a couple parks in the town I'm staying in and a couple of surrounding towns as well. I managed to get into some producing spots and have done pretty well with multiple silver days everyday.

Today, my plan was to drove over to a town about 60 miles from here and hit a pretty big park that's been around awhile. I got up early, grabbed some breakfast and hit the road. About 20 miles in, I figure out I forgot my phone, so, I head back to the motel. I decided to stay here and look for a new spot so I googled the town and saw a couple of parks and schools that I decided to go check out. Well, none were in older neighborhoods, so I headed to a park that had produced last year.

As I'm driving over there, I see an old high school that's been renovated and drive around back and see a big open area with old backstops in each corner. I decided what the heck, might as well stop and swing awhile, maybe I'll get lucky and find a wheat or 2 πŸ™‚ I started out in front of one of the backstops and get a copper hit. The shovel slid easily into the ground and I pulled out a memorial. I move straight out towards the pitchers mound and get another penny signal. I go to dig a plug and the ground was hard as a rock, nothing but compacted rock and gravel. I take my pinpointer and scan the ground, thankfully I got a hit. I began to chisel my way thru the rocks and pop out a wheat, oh yes, it's on now.

The next target was another wheat, again, within range of the pinpointer, out pops another wheat. Now I'm getting excited, within 5 minutes I have 2 wheats, that's good sign. The next 2 hits were funky signals and turned out to be mercs, both shallow and picked up by the pinpointer. Every swing of the coil sounded like a machine gun, 6-7 iron targets per swing. I'm in the middle of an iron infested spot, with compacted ground.

I hunted for the next 30 minutes and ended up with 3 merc and 6 wheats, no clad, I'm only 45 minutes into this hunt and it's only 8:15 am, gonna be a long day lol. This old playground area is about 1 square block, so, I head off toward the other backstop and within 50 I get a hit. The ground is as soft as butter and out comes a clad dime. I hunted about 30-45 minutes at the other backstop and dug nothing but deep clad.

I realized real quick that the spot I was in must have been avoided because of the rock hard ground and all the iron so I headed back. I decided to start grid off the area and see how far this hot spot goes. Turns out it's roughly a 60-70 foot area in front of the backstop. The soil outside of this spot is completely different and relatively trash free. I guess they dug out the original soil and missed this area, I have no idea.

I hunted all day, started at 7:30 and called it quits at 5:45 when I quit digging keepers. I never thought I would stumble on a place like this just out of pure dumb luck. I'm glad I decided to stay in town.

I ended up beating my single day silver coin finds of 13. Sorry for any grammar or punctuation errors, I'm celebrating with a couple of cold ones:)
 

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Lenrac2

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Wow! We dream of finding a spot like that! Congrats!!
 
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Dan(NM)

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Wow! We dream of finding a spot like that! Congrats!!

I'm sure the neighbors thought I was a mad man laughing and cussing all day!!
 

HuntH2002

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Wish that can happen to me nearly all the fields near me are dry wastelands:tongue3:

Congrats:occasion14:
 
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pepperj

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Don't see these silver recovery hunts very often these days. Congrats
 

Trezurehunter

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Now that's a great day with a detector ! Nice job.
 
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Congrats! Sometimes β€œdumb luck” is the best luck.
 

oldmxrat

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Wow, that's a fantastic day you had, congrats and thank for sharing!
 

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Great post! Thanks for taking me along and congratulations on all the keepers. You know....there's more there. Good spot to be able to back and hit again. Check the fringes, etc...
NICE!
 

ArfieBoy

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Congratulations on a great hunt and beautiful finds. It's been a long time since I had a hunt that might have started to rival that one! Great story, too!
 

JeffInMass

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A day like that and I'd be celebrating too!! Simply an incredible amount of silver- I truthfully have had years when I didn't reach double figures in silver- you did it in one day- Congrats!!
 
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Dan(NM)

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Thanks everyone for taking time to look at the post and your kind words.
 

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Love it congrats glad for you thats what its all about
 

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