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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.

out exploring with my metal detectors
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► The 14th WTHO wrapped up. ... Participants, please report below!

Monte 289 June 19, 2022 09:06AM

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

Sodbuster 151 June 25, 2022 03:16PM

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

xpmoguy 83 June 25, 2022 04:29PM

14th WTHO wrapup. -- preliminary report

GB_Amateur 114 June 24, 2022 09:32AM

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

GB_Amateur 153 July 11, 2022 12:49PM

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

kac 69 July 12, 2022 07:24PM

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

Utmike 118 July 11, 2022 08:56PM

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

GB_Amateur 143 July 12, 2022 09:17AM

Soon? How soon?

Monte 77 July 12, 2022 12:20PM

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

Monte 81 July 11, 2022 03:59PM

Thanks goes to you, Monte

GB_Amateur 117 July 12, 2022 09:13AM

Nice story / report, and you're welcome.

Monte 61 July 12, 2022 12:15PM

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

OregonGregg 144 July 11, 2022 01:06PM

Advice pays off

GB_Amateur 154 July 12, 2022 09:01AM

Patience -- Slow and Methodical -- 12¢

Monte 75 July 12, 2022 12:35PM

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

OregonGregg 169 June 24, 2022 06:37PM

thumbs up N/T

GB_Amateur 62 June 24, 2022 10:20PM

One of your finds

Utmike 96 June 24, 2022 12:33PM

A bit more info on the token Attachments

GB_Amateur 83 July 16, 2022 10:50AM

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

Monte 125 July 16, 2022 11:47AM

Thank you, Mike

GB_Amateur 133 June 24, 2022 06:13PM

Looking forward to your photos and follow-up!

Monte 53 June 24, 2022 10:15AM

Outing Report: Awesome time and great meeting everyone Attachments

DeadRingerMatt 263 June 21, 2022 12:03PM

DRM, glad you could make it!

Monte 78 June 21, 2022 09:14PM

Re: Awesome time and great meeting everyone

Utmike 68 June 21, 2022 06:00PM

Re: Awesome time and great meeting everyone

OregonGregg 78 June 21, 2022 03:02PM

Outing Report from Xpmoguy Attachments

xpmoguy 198 June 20, 2022 10:07PM

Re: Outing Report from Xpmoguy

xpmoguy 110 June 25, 2022 04:38PM

outrageous "rescue!" sincere congrats! N/T

jmaryt 121 June 23, 2022 08:09PM

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

Sodbuster 81 June 21, 2022 01:46PM

Very nice, congratulations! N/T

exploregon 102 June 21, 2022 12:56PM

exploregon, you still have good detectors ...

Monte 96 June 21, 2022 09:25PM

Nice Find

diggindeep 91 June 21, 2022 09:41AM

A very good report with photos anyone will envy!

Monte 138 June 21, 2022 04:53AM

Holy Toledo!

UtahRich 153 June 21, 2022 12:00AM

Re: Xpmoguy's Report

OregonGregg 148 June 20, 2022 10:25PM

Amazing & well deserved smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float

Utmike 150 June 20, 2022 10:18PM

Outing Report: 0 for 2 Attachments

Utmike 137 June 20, 2022 01:48PM

Re: Outing Report: 0 for 2

kac 57 July 12, 2022 07:27PM

Only if you consider older-date coins.

Monte 125 June 21, 2022 03:03AM

Re: 0 for 2

OregonGregg 159 June 20, 2022 02:01PM

Thanks OregonGregg and...

Utmike 151 June 20, 2022 02:07PM

Outing Report: Was another fun outing in Wells Attachments

OregonGregg 224 June 20, 2022 08:14AM

Re: Was another fun outing in Wells

diggindeep 121 June 21, 2022 09:44AM

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

Monte 58 June 21, 2022 09:00PM

'Thank You' for an interesting report and photos.

Monte 63 June 21, 2022 02:46AM

Give the Dime & trime a bath Attachments

OregonGregg 179 June 20, 2022 01:00PM

Re: Was another fun outing in Wells

Kickindirt 137 June 20, 2022 12:20PM

Re: Was another fun outing in Wells

OregonGregg 139 June 20, 2022 12:24PM

Misc Pics from trip Attachments

OregonGregg 142 June 20, 2022 08:27AM

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