Saturday, December 22, 2012


Well it had to come sometime but the snow has finally arrived.  Along with the wind it will be a lousy day and even a more lousy of a day to hunt.  But I will keep an eye out for an opening and hopefully get a chance to metal detect.  This could be the end of the hunts this year. 

Monday, December 17, 2012


I started out by trying a new spot which ended up not too promising.  Then I went to try another location then it started to rain.  So on my way home the rain had stopped and I was by a area I've hit before finding wheat pennies - figured why not.  Glad I did.  I found a wheat and a couple memorials which surprised me because they were a few inches down.  Then I got a high hit  - 88 or .50 cents - another piece of metal, but I had to dig it - then I saw a round silver thing then realized it was a coin.  My first walker half about 5 inches down.  Not sure of the date - it's really worn.  Then I really hit the area hard - I did manage a ring - heavy but no marking inside.  So it turned out to be a good hunt after all. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012


I met T in the morning and we tried the woods where I found the token and IH.  Nothing doing yesterday - just a bunch of swinging and no hits.  T had leave so I tried some different woods - did find some clad .60 cents and junk.  I'm not keeping track of the clad total for the rest of the year - my goal of $300 is well short anyway.  I plan to keep hitting the woods and hopefully find some 1800 silver( I know it's out there, just got to find it) - now that I've got the taste of finding the older coins - I'll stick to the woods until the spring and when it gets too bad to hunt them  it's back to the schools and parks. I plan on some road trips too.