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Some Favorite Finds From Past Years -

March 05, 2019 08:30PM avatar
I know many of you are still waiting for the ground to thaw. Got thinking about some of my favorite outings and finds over the years.

Here's one - There are some older Ski Slopes in my area that have been a source of larger silver coins - like silver dollars and halves. It had been at least a few years since I had last been up there, but I decided to grab the detector and have a go at an area we frequented many years before on club hunts. It had been a good producer turning up not only large denomination silver coins, but gold rings as well.

The ski slopes can be challenging to hunt as you need to hit the window between the time the ground starts showing through the snow and the time when the undergrowth takes over. And not unexpectedly, the ski slopes are on SLOPES, sometimes STEEP SLOPES. And there are lots of bushes, shrubs, and plant growth to make getting the coil close to the ground a challenge.

I was counting on this. I timed my window right and searched an edge where workers had been clearing old fallen trees. I was swinging an older Etrac I had at the time. After reading a comment by another Etrac user, I had made a very slight adjustment to my discrimination window to make sure I was able to detect silver dollars. After the adjustment, I was. Well, it was a good thing I did as I turned up a Ski Slope pocket spill including a Morgan Dollar, Walking Half, Mercury Dime, 3 Wheat Cents and a couple Utah State Sales Tax Tokens. It was a good day.

Now, I'm hoping that some of you take a few minutes and reminisce over a favorite hunt or two, and maybe share a couple pics if you have them.

Looking forward to your stories and the warmer weather.


Rich (Utah)

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Rich (Utah) 149 March 05, 2019 08:30PM

Epic spill rich. Wish i'd started 10 years earlier. N/T

zincoln 61 March 07, 2019 09:56PM

Cartwheels -

Rich (Utah) 69 March 07, 2019 10:04PM

Zincoln's short list Attachments

zincoln 69 March 07, 2019 09:41PM

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OregonGregg 84 March 08, 2019 04:27PM

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NWCindy 56 March 08, 2019 05:44PM

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NWCindy 55 March 07, 2019 10:02PM

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Remfire 66 March 07, 2019 07:59PM

I was envious of that Barber half, and still am. Unique! N/T

zincoln 51 March 07, 2019 09:42PM

Re: I was envious of that Barber half, and still am. Unique!

Remfire 47 March 07, 2019 10:54PM

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OregonGregg 55 March 07, 2019 08:19PM

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NWCindy 61 March 07, 2019 08:16PM

Great story and pics. Rich! N/T

Timbertodd 44 March 07, 2019 12:02PM

Nice Finds

OregonGregg 61 March 06, 2019 06:45PM

Cool stories love the finds. N/T

NWCindy 59 March 06, 2019 06:37PM

Looks like its turning into.... Attachments

OregonGregg 93 March 06, 2019 06:29PM

Re: I would have gasped also.NICE!! N/T

Timbertodd 49 March 07, 2019 12:01PM

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WM6 73 March 07, 2019 07:07AM

194th Day ... and learning.

Monte 54 March 07, 2019 03:00PM

Thanks for the memories MXT/M6

OregonGregg 75 March 07, 2019 08:01AM

Another Great Story.

Rich (Utah) 55 March 06, 2019 06:42PM

Those memories stay with you don't they? Good job. N/T

NWCindy 57 March 06, 2019 06:39PM

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Kickindirt 82 March 05, 2019 09:10PM



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