I love this hobby more and more every day, and the main reason why, you never know what story you will discover tonight. So I have learned a few phrases used while metal detecting. One is a “pocket spill” and up to this point I have never came close to finding a pocket spill. At the top left you can see everything I found under the tree in picture #2, Is this truly a pocket spill or something else? Backing up a few hours, I’m tired after working a long stressful day for nothing much more than a headache, I get home around 3:00pm sit in the chair and think should I get my butt up and go have some fun for a little while. After thinking about where to go and riding around looking for a spot to hunt, I zero in on a spot I have been wanting to hunt for a while but have always hesitated for one reason or another. When arriving I parked in a shaded spot and hit the first tree that was closest to me. And bang my metal detector goes off like a 3 ring circus! I’m kind of thinking this detector has lost its mind tonight but nevertheless I drop to one knee and clear a little spot out right up against the tree and sure enough I hit a penny. With pin pointer in hand I start to scan the surface clearing sticks and leafs from around the tree and before I know it I have made the entire circle around the tree you see above. That one penny lead me to so many of his friends, for thirty minutes I was finding coin after coin and a few beer caps here and there. They were all about 1″ below the surface or right under the surface. Well, its thirty minutes later I stand up and look at my collection while picking two tics from my legs and thinking is this a pocket find or something else? Looking at the evidence and keep in mind this find is located right against a busy highway & a bunch stores with everything one needs for a Friday night let my hair down kind of night. After adding up all the facts like a wondering mind will do, I came to the conclusion that I more than likely hit the home of someone down or their luck and this is their resting area or where they put their butt after a long day of stress. So while I guess you could term this a pocket spill, I will not and like a true dirt fishermen, I will use the tag and release program. All items bagged and nailed to the tree. My pocket spill will come but for now I will call this my largest find ever.
Can’t wait for my next hunt!!