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The best WTHO outing ever......................

June 06, 2020 04:53PM avatar
Had a great time down in the Wells, NV. area. Met some new people as well as seeing some familiar faces. As always it was a great time, the weather was nice this time around ( a little hot at times). Was a bummer Monte had to leave a few days early and miss out on some of the action sad smiley

When it was all said and done I made ( for me) a couple of bucket listers. I have always wanted to find a token from Nevada that says Nevada on it and as you know, I have been chasing that elusive 12 1/2 cent token forever. Guess if your gonna do it, might as well kill two birds with one stone as they say. ( I did contact Zincoln and apologized for the rant when he sniped that 12 1/2 cent token 2-3 weeks ago in Rippville smiling smiley In fact, I managed to get 2 tokens on this trip and they are my two favorite finds for the outing, with the 12 1/2 right at the top of the list.

I spent a day in Tobar and was the only find I made that day. The detector Gods must have felt sorry for poor ol' OregonGregg after the anguish of watching Monte snag that really nice Jordan Valley 12 1/2 token and just recently watching Zincoln get the Moore Hotel 12 1/2 token. Was kinda funny. I want to say I mounted an expedition to go after a 12 1/2 token but didn't work that way.

I parked, put the water out for the dogs, grabbed my machine, and ground balanced it. Walked over to a nasty spot with trash, cans, etc. Then Ray( Silverhound) walked over and we chatted for several minutes. Ray started to walk away, I put the coil on the ground and made it approx a couple of feet, got a nice high tone, and out comes this dirt-encrusted nickel size object. Well shows how dumb ol' OregonGregg is, a token just did not enter my mind. Finding a token in Tobar is pretty tough......so I'm thinking why the heck is this nickel coming in with a high tone????

Silverhound was only 20 feet away, he came back and I handed him the new found object. He started peeling back the dirt and he exposed a 12 1/2. Boy was I pretty happy. At that point it could say anything, the important thing was it had "12 1/2" on it. Well, it only got better. Silverhound started peeling off some of the crust from the other side. At first he thought it was a Utah token and he worked on it some more. He then looked up at me grinning and said I see "vada" on it, which could only mean it had " Nevada" spelled on it. Boy at that point I was on cloud 9. I like to try and clean a token while still letting it look old, but that encrusted calcium stuff is darn near impossible to get off. There was only one thing I could do and that was to give it a good bath in the special toilet bowl cleaner. I was very pleased with how it cleaned up, except now it looks very new.

My 2nd favorite find of the trip was a Maverick Token I found in Cobre. Monte consulted his friend in Utah that is a token collector and he said that it originated from Wells, NV. It is " Bong Tong" with a large "5" on the back side. Kinda a strange but neat token.

Also to come out of Cobre was a 1917 Merc, a 1916 Barber dime, 1904 V nickel, and two wheat pennies 1936 & 55.

In Toano, I got a pretty rough shape Shield Nickel ( no date) and a rough, very worn thin 1845 seated dime and a nice Eagle button.

Also all the usual ghost town doodads.

This trip I only used one machine and one coil, the Fors CoRe with the 4.7" x 5.2" (oor) coil.

It was a great trip and was fun to meet up with everyone again.

A big thanks to Andrew for the really neat T-shirts he made up for the 12th WTHO outing.

Pics 1 & 2 are the 12 1/2 before cleaning.
Pics 3 & 4 after cleaning the token.
Pics 5 & 6 Bong Tong token
Pic 7 Shield Nickel
Pic 8 Merc Dime
pic 9 Barber dime
pic 10 Seated dime

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The 12th WTHO ... 'Welcome' and Participant Reporting.

Monte 114 June 02, 2020 12:56PM

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Remfire 90 June 09, 2020 09:55PM

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Remfire 47 June 25, 2020 10:00PM

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Goondock 29 June 30, 2020 10:28AM

The 12th WTHO

UtahRich 25 June 27, 2020 07:05PM

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Remfire 23 June 27, 2020 09:36PM

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NWCindy 24 June 26, 2020 12:55PM

Congrats! .. I always enjoy finding the unique bits of History. N/T

Monte 18 June 26, 2020 02:40AM

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Kickindirt 42 June 11, 2020 03:32PM

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Goondock 40 June 10, 2020 09:02PM

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UtahRich 48 June 10, 2020 03:15PM

Rodger, thank you for the report and the photos.

Monte 46 June 10, 2020 12:32PM

You are all set for dinner:-)

zincoln 50 June 10, 2020 10:05AM

Congrats!! Cool finds! N/T

NWCindy 38 June 10, 2020 08:21AM

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OregonGregg 47 June 10, 2020 07:39AM

Last count ... 19 people participated in the 12th WTHO.

Monte 54 June 09, 2020 03:15PM

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Baseguy 59 June 09, 2020 09:17AM

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Dan'o 45 June 10, 2020 04:43PM

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Baseguy 39 June 11, 2020 12:19PM

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NWCindy 46 June 10, 2020 02:22PM

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Remfire 45 June 09, 2020 09:59PM

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Baseguy 36 June 11, 2020 12:22PM

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Goondock 48 June 09, 2020 04:58PM

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Baseguy 37 June 11, 2020 12:23PM

Brian, here's an official 'Welcome' to the AHRPS Forums!smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float.

Monte 45 June 09, 2020 10:19AM

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Baseguy 43 June 09, 2020 10:46AM

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OregonGregg 39 June 09, 2020 02:42PM

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Baseguy 39 June 09, 2020 03:32PM

My finds....including an old dirty "washer" Attachments

Goondock 117 June 08, 2020 01:04PM

Nice job!! N/T

NWCindy 38 June 10, 2020 08:20AM

My finds....including an old dirty "washer"

UtahRich 41 June 09, 2020 05:32PM

Darby, thanks for making the Outing.

Monte 41 June 09, 2020 10:40AM

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Utah1971 47 June 09, 2020 08:15AM

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Goondock 37 June 09, 2020 04:26PM

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Remfire 50 June 09, 2020 06:22AM

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Goondock 36 June 09, 2020 04:30PM

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WM6 51 June 08, 2020 05:19PM

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Goondock 45 June 09, 2020 04:52PM

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WM6 41 June 09, 2020 04:59PM

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Kickindirt 47 June 08, 2020 02:43PM

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Goondock 32 June 09, 2020 04:34PM

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diggindeep 46 June 08, 2020 02:33PM

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Goondock 32 June 09, 2020 04:53PM

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OregonGregg 47 June 08, 2020 01:25PM

The 12th WTHO - Nevada is Calling - Attachments

UtahRich 102 June 07, 2020 04:46PM

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NWCindy 38 June 10, 2020 08:26AM

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Goondock 50 June 08, 2020 11:39AM

Thanks for attending, for the good report, and

Monte 54 June 08, 2020 07:03AM

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Utah1971 50 June 08, 2020 06:58AM

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Dan'o 46 June 07, 2020 09:25PM

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zincoln 48 June 07, 2020 09:02PM

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Kickindirt 47 June 07, 2020 06:38PM

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OregonGregg 44 June 07, 2020 05:49PM

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diggindeep 75 June 07, 2020 01:58PM

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NWCindy 39 June 10, 2020 10:30AM

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Dan'o 66 June 08, 2020 03:23PM

Great pics thx! N/T

NWCindy 35 June 10, 2020 08:55AM

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Goondock 40 June 09, 2020 04:56PM

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UtahRich 40 June 09, 2020 08:49AM

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Kickindirt 39 June 09, 2020 05:42AM

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Dan'o 42 June 10, 2020 04:33PM

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OregonGregg 41 June 08, 2020 04:41PM

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Utah1971 47 June 08, 2020 06:59AM

Great buttons. Fantastic Calvary button! N/T

zincoln 78 June 07, 2020 09:07PM

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UtahRich 45 June 07, 2020 07:19PM

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Kickindirt 41 June 07, 2020 06:40PM

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OregonGregg 48 June 07, 2020 04:35PM

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Kickindirt 87 June 07, 2020 10:18AM

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NWCindy 37 June 10, 2020 08:32AM

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Goondock 46 June 08, 2020 11:42AM

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Utah1971 42 June 08, 2020 07:03AM

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zincoln 44 June 07, 2020 09:10PM

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UtahRich 44 June 07, 2020 07:22PM

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OregonGregg 50 June 07, 2020 10:41AM

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Kickindirt 48 June 07, 2020 11:00AM

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GISGUY 90 June 06, 2020 09:50PM

Nice pics!! Good bullet and coin! N/T

NWCindy 33 June 10, 2020 08:37AM

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Goondock 42 June 08, 2020 11:46AM

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Utah1971 41 June 08, 2020 07:09AM

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UtahRich 45 June 07, 2020 07:26PM

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Kickindirt 44 June 07, 2020 08:51AM

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OregonGregg 57 June 07, 2020 06:09AM

The best WTHO outing ever...................... Attachments

OregonGregg 114 June 06, 2020 04:53PM

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NWCindy 36 June 10, 2020 09:00AM

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Goondock 42 June 08, 2020 11:48AM

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OregonGregg 35 June 08, 2020 12:27PM

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Utah1971 45 June 08, 2020 07:06AM

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OregonGregg 39 June 08, 2020 12:28PM

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UtahRich 43 June 07, 2020 07:37PM

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OregonGregg 39 June 08, 2020 12:29PM

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Kickindirt 51 June 07, 2020 08:49AM

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D&P-OR 48 June 07, 2020 09:31AM

Other pics Attachments

OregonGregg 84 June 06, 2020 05:10PM

Excellent pictures Gregg, I enjoyed those. N/T

NWCindy 35 June 10, 2020 09:08AM

Other pics cont. Attachments

OregonGregg 79 June 07, 2020 06:42AM

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Druid 43 June 08, 2020 09:58AM

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OregonGregg 35 June 08, 2020 12:31PM

Re: Other pics cont. Old tyme ballistics

Druid 40 June 09, 2020 09:35AM

Old-time ballistics ... modern-time me. (Off topic to Drew.)

Monte 37 June 09, 2020 10:32AM

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Druid 33 June 10, 2020 09:52AM

Forgot to add pic # 7 Attachments

OregonGregg 58 June 07, 2020 11:05AM

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zincoln 50 June 07, 2020 08:37AM

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OregonGregg 37 June 07, 2020 10:45AM

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Elbert 50 June 07, 2020 08:00AM

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OregonGregg 43 June 07, 2020 10:46AM

Monte's meager finds.

Monte 86 June 06, 2020 12:40AM

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WM6 41 June 10, 2020 05:29PM

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Goondock 38 June 10, 2020 09:13PM

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WM6 32 June 11, 2020 10:15AM

I am working on thinning out just a few more units.

Monte 40 June 10, 2020 06:30PM

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NWCindy 37 June 10, 2020 10:34AM

Initial Outing Report from Monte.

Monte 89 June 05, 2020 08:01AM

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Elbert 54 June 05, 2020 08:21PM

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D&P-OR 55 June 05, 2020 09:28PM

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