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Holy Toledo!

June 21, 2022 12:00AM avatar
Simply awesome. Huge congrats!


I tagged along with Rimfire for my first group hunt. Our first day's hunt was the ghost town of Toano. The amount of general trash was more than I was used to detecting in but the glass from that time was very interesting to wander through and dream of finding some of it unbroken. I did manage to find a 1911 barber dime which was a bit disappointing based on the age of the other coins found at the site...but a barber dime is better than nothing.
Day two we hit Shafter and I managed a 1925 buffalo in very poor condition. We spent the afternoon of day 2 back at Toano... no other goodies that day.
Day three...the windy one was a bit different. We started in Deeth where I picked up a 1920 something wheat penny. The second half of the day was along the tracks in an interesting area that Roger had found during earlier visits. Some cool relics were found mostly by Roger.
On Saturday the final one instead of the usual beating the ghost towns like they owed me money I hit my maps and did what I love almost more than detecting...research. I located a couple of interesting prospects along the railroad lines and talked Roger into giving them a try. We could not get into the first one but did manage to locate and hunt site 2. It was a beautiful day with no wind and cool hunting temperatures. The site was very old with enough targets to be fun and figure out what was going on at the site. At about 9:30 I got a signal that I thought was another shotgun base. I cut a plug and turned it over. The glint of gold raised the hair on the back of my neck. I sat down and carefully freed the coin from the soil. Date 1850. Denomination $2 1/2-dollar quarter eagle Type 1 New Orleans mint. Needless to say, my trip was made. The Wells area is not hunted out if you take your time and do some research which goes for any place that has history. Thanks again Monty for putting the event together. It was a lot of fun meeting all the other detectorists. I look forward to the next outing.
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► The 14th WTHO wrapped up. ... Participants, please report below!

Monte 448 June 19, 2022 09:06AM

Re: ► The 14th WTHO : Any use of the Coiltek 5 x 10 coil on the Ghost town sites?

Sodbuster 254 June 25, 2022 03:16PM

Re: ► The 14th WTHO : Any use of the Coiltek 5 x 10 coil on the Ghost town sites?

xpmoguy 170 June 25, 2022 04:29PM

14th WTHO wrapup. -- preliminary report

GB_Amateur 197 June 24, 2022 09:32AM

Re: 14th WTHO wrapup photos, including Colorado Rockies mining ghost town finds Attachments

GB_Amateur 253 July 11, 2022 12:49PM

Re: 14th WTHO wrapup photos, including Colorado Rockies mining ghost town finds

kac 157 July 12, 2022 07:24PM

Re: 14th WTHO wrapup photos, including Colorado Rockies mining ghost town finds

Utmike 252 July 11, 2022 08:56PM

Re: 14th WTHO wrapup photos, including Colorado Rockies mining ghost town finds

GB_Amateur 267 July 12, 2022 09:17AM

Soon? How soon?

Monte 160 July 12, 2022 12:20PM

The post I've been waiting for ... 'Thank You'.

Monte 163 July 11, 2022 03:59PM

Thanks goes to you, Monte

GB_Amateur 228 July 12, 2022 09:13AM

Nice story / report, and you're welcome.

Monte 141 July 12, 2022 12:15PM

Re: 14th WTHO wrapup photos, including Colorado Rockies mining ghost town finds

OregonGregg 260 July 11, 2022 01:06PM

Advice pays off

GB_Amateur 266 July 12, 2022 09:01AM

Patience -- Slow and Methodical -- 12¢

Monte 158 July 12, 2022 12:35PM

Well I'll be.............

OregonGregg 283 June 24, 2022 06:37PM

thumbs up N/T

GB_Amateur 141 June 24, 2022 10:20PM

One of your finds

Utmike 177 June 24, 2022 12:33PM

A bit more info on the token Attachments

GB_Amateur 217 July 16, 2022 10:50AM

'Thank You'! Nice story and update on your token. thumbs up

Monte 235 July 16, 2022 11:47AM

Thank you, Mike

GB_Amateur 238 June 24, 2022 06:13PM

Looking forward to your photos and follow-up!

Monte 122 June 24, 2022 10:15AM

Outing Report: Awesome time and great meeting everyone Attachments

DeadRingerMatt 444 June 21, 2022 12:03PM

DRM, glad you could make it!

Monte 168 June 21, 2022 09:14PM

Re: Awesome time and great meeting everyone

Utmike 151 June 21, 2022 06:00PM

Re: Awesome time and great meeting everyone

OregonGregg 161 June 21, 2022 03:02PM

Outing Report from Xpmoguy Attachments

xpmoguy 299 June 20, 2022 10:07PM

Re: Outing Report from Xpmoguy

xpmoguy 225 June 25, 2022 04:38PM

outrageous "rescue!" sincere congrats! N/T

jmaryt 231 June 23, 2022 08:09PM

Awesome recovery! Thanks for sharing your photos. N/T

Sodbuster 167 June 21, 2022 01:46PM

Very nice, congratulations! N/T

exploregon 188 June 21, 2022 12:56PM

exploregon, you still have good detectors ...

Monte 182 June 21, 2022 09:25PM

Nice Find

diggindeep 174 June 21, 2022 09:41AM

A very good report with photos anyone will envy!

Monte 224 June 21, 2022 04:53AM

Holy Toledo!

UtahRich 264 June 21, 2022 12:00AM

Re: Xpmoguy's Report

OregonGregg 260 June 20, 2022 10:25PM

Amazing & well deserved smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float

Utmike 281 June 20, 2022 10:18PM

Outing Report: 0 for 2 Attachments

Utmike 223 June 20, 2022 01:48PM

Re: Outing Report: 0 for 2

kac 137 July 12, 2022 07:27PM

Only if you consider older-date coins.

Monte 229 June 21, 2022 03:03AM

Re: 0 for 2

OregonGregg 306 June 20, 2022 02:01PM

Thanks OregonGregg and...

Utmike 294 June 20, 2022 02:07PM

Outing Report: Was another fun outing in Wells Attachments

OregonGregg 353 June 20, 2022 08:14AM

Re: Was another fun outing in Wells

diggindeep 238 June 21, 2022 09:44AM

Andrew, there is always next time.thumbs up N/T

Monte 139 June 21, 2022 09:00PM

'Thank You' for an interesting report and photos.

Monte 146 June 21, 2022 02:46AM

Give the Dime & trime a bath Attachments

OregonGregg 362 June 20, 2022 01:00PM

Re: Was another fun outing in Wells

Kickindirt 284 June 20, 2022 12:20PM

Re: Was another fun outing in Wells

OregonGregg 248 June 20, 2022 12:24PM

Misc Pics from trip Attachments

OregonGregg 227 June 20, 2022 08:27AM

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