Good news folks , by the end of the week I should be able to post videos to my blog. Cant wait to capture my hunts on video and give everyone a closer look into metal detecting.
Other good new today, I spoke with a contractor and was able to obtain rights to hunt all his projects. Headed out Saturday to hunt a home that was built in the 1950’s
Please read through my blog and help with identifying some found items that I don’t have a clue as what they are and what they are used for? Looking forward to your comments!!
Thanks for your help!!
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!!
This is not my entire collection for May 2014, I would call it 75% of May’s finds. I started metal detecting this year (March) and love every door this hobby has opened for me. The relaxation, exercise & mystery that every hunt brings excites me. I’m 49yo and just getting started in this hobby, why did I waste so much time? I have collected coins my entire life and history is a love of mine. All the ingredients for metal detecting were right in front of my face early in life, if only I listened to the signs. So to answer my own question, I don’t know. One thing for sure, I will not waste another day of my life, all my free time will go to metal detecting, and not golf like a lot of my older friends are into (Big $$$ Hobby).
So follow me through my journey in this hobby as I have so many great thoughts in mind as to where I can take this hobby.
Had a good relaxing hunt today. Found a flattened penny today in a park in AA County, along with a discharged 12gauge shotgun shell. Some of the stuff I find is scary and when I take into account where I found it becomes real scary.
Spent a couple hours in the ballpark today. I’m really getting use to this Safari metal detector, quarters, dimes & pennies are fairly easy reads now. Its the nickel that I need to work on. Time will only sharpen my skillset.
Check back this Saturday. I’m hunting an old miltary base that was abanden in the 60’s. I’m very excited after I was givien some information by an old timer.
First Silver Find…..
Nothing like turning some dirt over and hitting paydirt. Mec dime..
Not a good weekend so far as finds go but there is tomorrow and everyday this week. Off work and have a lot of ground to cover. Check back every night this week, I refuse to get shut out.
Ok, I need some help here. I have been MDing for months and recovered every coin but a nickel. I’ve used two types of detectors so it has to be me. What do nickels ring in at with the ATpro & Minelab Safari?