Friday, May 7, 2010

Another short hunt

Went to another local park in the city. It's an older park so I was hoping to find some old coins instead of the usual tot lot area - which I did hit later - but my goal was old coins. Well I didn't find any and not much in the lot either - only finding 48 cents and pull tabs galore. At least I got out.

                                                          Coin count 2010                                             
                                                                   Q -133
                                                                   D -121
                                                                   N -64
                                                              1 - nickel - 1947    
                                                                    P - 240
                                                              1 - Indian head - 1864
                                                              5 - wheats  - 1938,46,49,53-d(2)
                                                              2 - Dol
                                                                   582 coins
                                                                   $52.95 total
                                                              6 - silver rings

Digging the Object Tip of the week

Once you have pin-pointed the target, clear the surface material and check the hole again for the signal. If there is no signal,
then the target is amongst the surface material. In this case, search the area until you have located the target.
If, however, the signal is still there, remove a few inches of soil from the surface of the ground. If the target in not visible, sweep
the coil over the hole again. The signal should become louder. If it does continue your digging.
Take care of how you dig. A swift blow to an object with a pick could deface a valuable coin or split a piece of gold in two.
If the object is not clearly visible you might need to scan the soil which has been dug up, so be sure to pile the soil carefully
whilst digging. There are two methods of scanning this soil:
Spread the soil out, then sweep the coil over it to locate the target. (Be sure that there is no object buried in the ground below
the soil).
Lay the coil on its side near the hole. Pick up a handful of soil from the pile and pass it across the coil. If there is no signal then
place the soil in a second pile away from the first and grab another handful of soil. Continue this process until you receive a
signal; the target is now in you hand. Sift through the soil until the object is located.
Once the target has been recovered it is a good idea to run the detector over the hole again to make sure that there are no other targets to be found.
Once a target has been found, there is a high chance that more targets are close by, so it is advisable to search the surrounding
area extremely carefully.
Some like to use pinpointers. there are many on the market.

Remember, always refill any holes dug.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Short morning hunt

Went to a tot lot and park in the city that I've hunted before. Found some clad and my first day tag. It was starting to get warm ( and I'm complaining?) but I also have to get to work soon - so another day of hunting.

                                                          Coin count 2010                                             
                                                                   Q -132
                                                                   D -120
                                                                   N -62
                                                              1 - nickel - 1947    
                                                                    P - 237
                                                              1 - Indian head - 1864
                                                              5 - wheats  - 1938,46,49,53-d(2)
                                                              2 - Dol
                                                                   575 coins
                                                                   $52.47 total
                                                              6 - silver rings

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

So far this year

So far I'm off to a good start this year. Last year I started detecting in August so I'm way ahead in the game. I have passed my dime and nickel total and am gaining on my quarter total. I'm still 2 wheat pennies short from last year but I did manage a 1800's coin. Still no silver as of yet but I hope that changes along with a century day and finding some gold. It is only May so I have a long way to go. I do plan on making some trips so I hope that helps with finding silver and older coins. Time will tell.  Happy hunting.  JB

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Good day today

Well I had a real good day today finding over 70 coins - $7 + and 2 wheat pennies 38 and 53d. I also found two rings which brings my total to 9 so far this year. That puts me over the 50 dollar total for the year. The wife will like that since she took my last years findings and got her hair done.

                                                      Coin count 2010                                             
                                                              Q -127
                                                              D -117
                                                              N -62                                                                                                                          1 - nickel - 1947    
                                                              P - 234
                                                          1 - Indian head - 1864
                                                          5 - wheats  - 1938,46, 49,53-d(2)
                                                          2 - Dol
                                                               564 coins
                                                               $50.84 total
                                                              6 - silver rings