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Weekend Outing - Little Weather

March 15, 2021 04:53PM avatar
Tossed the detector in the truck and headed south this weekend to do a little detecting of both Relic / Old Sites & gold claim-

My friend finally decided to do a detector change and had a brand new Equinox 800 in hand for the maiden voyage. Our drive South to some gold claims was diverted to a back road and a stop at an old house in an old town complete with an old yard. (Old site) We gained permission to hunt the yard so that he could get a couple hours behind the controls before we hit the claim.

We spent a couple hours working our way around the yard, looking for targets to practice with. We made some adjustments here and there to make the transition as easy as possible. Targets were few and far between. Not surprising, the yard had already been well hunted.

The owners came out a while later to chat. He was a detectorist himself from back in the day and had an older White's machine down in the basement he hadn't used in years. As part of the permission to hunt, my friend had agreed to leave all finds with them.

I left a '53 Rosey (1st silver of the year), '16-S, '29-S, '27-S, '25-S Wheaties, 3 CU cents, and a 1962 Canadian Cent. The elderly couple were tickled with the finds and went to add them to their collection.

The two days at the club claim had limited time due to rain storms moving thru the area. We were there to detect for nuggets and further explore the large area. We found bits of lead bullets, but no gold this go round. sad smiley

On the way back home, we stopped again and spend a few hours hunting an adjacent lot - Again, it was obvious it was already hunted. There were very few solid easy targets. Not clad. The targets I did find were between 5" and 10" - 11". The ground was moist, but not soggy. Very compact. Deepest target was a wheatie between 10-11 inches. (measured) Most targets were in the 7-9 range and co-located with rusty nails, which is likely why they were still there. Firsts: I found my first mint-marked V nickel, a 1912-D.

Found by me were a 1914-D Barber Dime, 1912-D V Nickel, 1900 IHC, 1912-D, 1918-D, 1919- ?, 1925, 1928-S, Wheaties, Borden Special Award baby contest medal, Nat'l Radio Institute Radio League Pin. winking smiley

And yes, I did nick the face of the V nickel. Glad it wasn’t the 1912-S or I would be feeling even worse.

My friend found 3 older wheaties and a very deep 1901 Barber dime. He is now an Equinox 800 believer. thumbs up

It was an excellent stop on the way home.

Rich -


Just One More Good Target Before I Go . . . .

800 - Deus

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