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Day #13.. 100° & unpleasant --- Day #14.. Silver!smiling bouncing smiley --- Day #15.. Sicksad smiley.

July 16, 2019 04:34PM avatar
Saturday the 13th I hoped for clouds and a breeze, but we hit 100° and I had some family things to attend to.

Day #14 I took the White's XLT w/6½" Concentric to a site early, but not early enough as there was no shade and it heated up in a hurry. But late in the day it clouded up quickly with some high winds and a lot of flashing and rumbling as we had a nice summer thunderstorm hurry in. That made it cool down quickly with the very thick clouds it was quite comfortable.

I found a place where they had moved some dirt a couple of decades ago and the first target-hit, in about 8 to 10 coil sweeps, I toe-scuffed out at about 2" and was pleased to see a shining silver coin in the clump.smiling bouncing smiley First coin was silver and I was naturally hoping to enjoy more targets like that .... but it didn't happen. I worked the dirt that had been brought in and kind of leveled over about a 10' X 20' area. It was late in the evening and I only had about an hour before dark and I tried to cover that area as best I could

Old ring-pull tabs and not one modern pry-tab, which was a good sign, and very few other trash items as I recovered another 11 coins. No more silver, just 1 Nickel and 10 pennies for a total of 12 coins that evening. The oldest was a 1942 Wheat-back Cent, and when I got the hard, caked-on dirt removed my Dime was only a '61 Roosevelt ... but, at least it was 'silver.' The newest coins were 3 Pennies from 1970, so that made all the coins 49 years old or older. At least the potential was there for more silver, but the unhunted areas, about 3 times the size of the bare dirt I hunted, was densely covered with thick, tall weeds. I'll check it this fall when it should be more exposed.

Day #15 I had an appointment at the Boise VA Hospital that I had to cancel as I was a little under the weather from a crashing blood sugar episode, and being sick kept me home until late that evening. I took the XLT back to the spot I got the silver Dime from and tried to work into a portion of the weedy area, but we had another short high-wind storm with more lightening and thunder, and that time about a 15 minute shower to make me head to the vehicle. Not too productive as I only recovered 5 coins, and that was after I moved off a ways into some open grassy park area adjacent to the dirt dump. It was only 3 Pennies and 2 Dimes, but all modern fro '65 to '82.

At least I got out some of the time, but really am anxious for summer to end and a long and pleasant fall to arrive and hang around ... maybe until spring.eye rolling smiley


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Just a Day #2 update.

Monte 424 July 02, 2019 08:36PM

Last 5 days, with #29 doing 'quick hits' for pocket drops.

Monte 268 July 31, 2019 03:12PM

Last 5 Day - 'quick hits' for pocket drops.

UtahRich 248 August 01, 2019 06:23PM

Thanks for the comments, Rich.

Monte 293 August 02, 2019 04:23PM

New Opportunities -

UtahRich 256 August 02, 2019 06:58PM

New worksite and search site locations.

Monte 245 August 03, 2019 03:00AM

Re: New Opportunities -

jmaryt 247 August 02, 2019 11:00PM


UtahRich 259 August 05, 2019 09:46PM

Re: Opportunities

jmaryt 257 August 06, 2019 09:29AM


UtahRich 261 August 09, 2019 12:00AM

Days #18 thru #26 .. Too hot, too busy, or just unlucky.sad smiley

Monte 316 July 27, 2019 08:12AM

Very Hot and Dry here as well. N/T

UtahRich 291 July 29, 2019 08:13PM

Re: Days #18 thru #26 .. Too hot, too busy, or just unlucky.sad smiley

desertsmith 300 July 28, 2019 08:14AM

Day #16.. Worked some dirt & #17.. Medical & Instruction.

Monte 289 July 17, 2019 10:13PM

Day #13.. 100° & unpleasant --- Day #14.. Silver!smiling bouncing smiley --- Day #15.. Sicksad smiley.

Monte 304 July 16, 2019 04:34PM

Day #10, #11 and yesterday #12.

Monte 299 July 13, 2019 10:43AM

Day #6, #7, #8 and today's Results ..

Monte 286 July 09, 2019 07:41PM

Win / Win - cool smiley

UtahRich 268 July 09, 2019 09:00PM

Re: Win / Win - cool smiley

OregonGregg 250 July 10, 2019 06:27AM

Re: Win / Win - cool smiley

NWCindy 281 July 11, 2019 02:13PM

Try it, You'll Like it. cool smiley N/T

UtahRich 253 July 10, 2019 09:54PM

Day #4 & #5 Results.

Monte 296 July 08, 2019 07:49AM

Day #3 Results.

Monte 315 July 04, 2019 10:35AM

Re: Day #3 Results.

Kraemer 276 July 08, 2019 03:23PM

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