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Washington comes to the dig

May 16, 2020 09:16AM avatar
With parks closed and not replenished, ghost towns an hour away, I have been hunting places the Army used during the Oregon Maneuver in 1943. A club member gave me some hints of places I had not known about before and I have had some good luck in the last few weeks. Not ghost town vintage but still silver.

Last week I was hunting with the Deus in the custom program I have mentioned before I call Digger. Sorting through bottle caps I have found to be tough but often rewarding because it means the soldiers were gathered together in a small area as soft drinks were distributed. I got a good signal and looked under the coil to see the edge of a 1943 Mercury dime partially out of the dirt. As you can see from the tarnish on the coin, part was exposed to the elements.

Yesterday in a different area I wandered into another area with indications of occupation. Surface finds were charcoal from warming fires, ration cans, bottle caps, and paper clips (always a good sign.) This day I was using the stock program #3 called Deus Fast but changed to the x-y screen and raised the iron volume to 2 to help classify bottle cap targets. One pass there was an iron signal that had a slight squeak that only repeated one direction. Digging revealed a paper clip just under the surface. Pinpointer indicated there was still a target to find, and about 3” down a bottle cap popped out. Another pinpointer pass still indicating a target, and I suspected another bottle cap but about 5” deep was a 1942 quarter! Deus surprises me again.

The military areas have been fruitful, even though these sites have been hunted repeatedly. So far this year 8 wheats, a 1939 nickel, 4 Mercs, and a Washington quarter.
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Remfire 244 May 16, 2020 09:16AM

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NWCindy 120 May 17, 2020 05:50PM

Well Done

zincoln 126 May 17, 2020 07:07AM

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Remfire 117 May 17, 2020 09:58AM

You're having a great year so far.thumbs up ... Keep it up. N/T

Monte 105 May 17, 2020 01:00AM

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Remfire 112 May 16, 2020 01:16PM

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DirtDigger 121 May 16, 2020 11:02AM

Washington comes to the dig

UtahRich 114 May 16, 2020 05:10PM

A reminder, Rich, as we (you) continue to age.grinning smiley

Monte 121 May 17, 2020 12:59AM

. . . as we continue to age. eye popping smiley

UtahRich 114 May 17, 2020 11:10AM

Digger program

Remfire 121 May 16, 2020 01:07PM

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DirtDigger 117 May 16, 2020 01:55PM

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Remfire 113 May 16, 2020 04:04PM

Once again, another rewarding adventure.thumbs up .. Congratulations! N/T

Monte 109 May 16, 2020 10:09AM

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