I have been a number of places this weekend and enjoyed every minute of being out in the fresh air. Of course there a few down sides to metal detecting, one being the 5 ticks I fould on various parts of my body. I need a tick picker! Take a look at my weekend and see what you think.
ATpro users, I have a big question. I’ve got at the coins codes down, I’m falling short when it comes to locating the jewelery mother earth hold for all of us. Any help will be greatly appreciated……..
See what happens when you leave trash in the park. A guy like me comes along and picks up the trash only to find their donation/tax to the earth. Chances are they would have seen their money had they looked down and picked their trash up. I take that deal any day of the week.
I recently obtained approval from a construction contractor to hunt his properties (projects), which I believe is a really good connection for anyone that loves to metal detect. The second I pulled into the driveway I knew this was going to be a good search. The trees are very old and the timestamp on construction dates into the early 50’s. First hit was under a tree (which is the first place I always check) and yes it was a stinking Lincoln penny but the afternoon got better with each dig. Take a look above, I spent about an hour or two on this one and I will be returning a couple of times before construction is finished. To be continued!!
When Dream Weaver comes back to work I will be racking up the hunts!
I’m using the ATpro and love it for the most part, but tonight I tried the beach and didn’t experience the same kind of success as I do on land. So is this crawl, walk & then run? Any tips that you find helpful would be greatly appreciated.
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!!
Prior to 1980 Pennies were made up of copper, around 80% or so, after 1980 the U.S. Mint changed the penny’s content to 97.5% zinc & 2.5% copper. This may explain why I find so may coined chewed up by the earth. I hope this isn’t pointing toward what our country is really worth.
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.