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14th WTHO wrapup. -- preliminary report

June 24, 2022 09:32AM
I'm still on the road (home to Indiana in 2 days) so I'll post pictures and further detail next week.

Thanks to Monte for again organizing this enjoyable week (my second, other being last year). It was great finally getting to meet you and pick your brain. Thank you for autographing my homemade copy of the NBPT. Now it's more valuable than any of my finds. smiling smiley

The best part of the hunt was the camaraderie of all the attendees, comparing detectors, sharing stories, etc. I won't mention names since I don't want to overlook someone, other than OregonGregg who took me under his wing with the advice: small coil, short swing amplitude, and slow sweeps!

In summary (more details next week), I arrived early and spent 2 days in Tobar (junk ring plus the usual buttons, casings, lead bullets) and 3 1/2 days in Toano, the first two of which were skunks, but then the purse opened a sliver to provide the following:

Eagle (military) cuff button -- more research to be done to see if I can narrow down its time period -- found on the far (i.e. Northernmost) railroad utility road which is along the NE fence near utility pole 3 (Gregg's nomenclature);

Sacramento, CA scalloped edge trade token -- 5 cents, brass Sweeny and Worley at 320 K Street -- research so far puts a timescale as the first or second decade of the 20th Century, found in the Chinese camp area in a cinder (aka 'coke') pile between utility poles 2 and 3 (Gregg's nomenclature);

Extremely worn shield nickel -- going to be tough to pull a date -- found maybe 30 ft. N of the hotel foundation;

1880 Indian Head cent -- found about 20 ft. N of the hotel foundation.

My time in Tobar was spent with the Tesoro Vaquero and 6" concentric. I started my Toano time with that combo as well but the rusted sheet metal (aka 'tin') drove me crazy. (It did much better in Tobar as I was able to sweep up the surface iron trash with my magnetic rake.) I tried the Fisher F75 with 4"x6" concentric but even hearing more than one tone and seeing a VDI, it also got completely fooled by the Toano trash. Finally I switched to the Minelab Equinox 800 with 6" DD coil. It still gets fooled frequently, but (thanks to my many hundreds of hours of use) I was able to pick up some subtleties of the sounds (2 tone Field 1 with recovery speed of 4 and Iron bias F2 = 6, very low gain of 13 out of 25).

After leaving NE Nevada I headed to high in the Colorado Rockies and luckily (after 2 days of 'research' to find the location of a long ago disappeared ghost town) snared a (coin) first -- I'll tease you with that for now and report on it next week. cool smiley


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/24/2022 09:36AM by GB_Amateur.
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► The 14th WTHO wrapped up. ... Participants, please report below!

Monte 444 June 19, 2022 09:06AM

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

Sodbuster 251 June 25, 2022 03:16PM

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

xpmoguy 165 June 25, 2022 04:29PM

14th WTHO wrapup. -- preliminary report

GB_Amateur 192 June 24, 2022 09:32AM

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

GB_Amateur 250 July 11, 2022 12:49PM

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

kac 155 July 12, 2022 07:24PM

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

Utmike 243 July 11, 2022 08:56PM

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

GB_Amateur 265 July 12, 2022 09:17AM

Soon? How soon?

Monte 156 July 12, 2022 12:20PM

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

Monte 159 July 11, 2022 03:59PM

Thanks goes to you, Monte

GB_Amateur 222 July 12, 2022 09:13AM

Nice story / report, and you're welcome.

Monte 137 July 12, 2022 12:15PM

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

OregonGregg 257 July 11, 2022 01:06PM

Advice pays off

GB_Amateur 263 July 12, 2022 09:01AM

Patience -- Slow and Methodical -- 12¢

Monte 155 July 12, 2022 12:35PM

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

OregonGregg 278 June 24, 2022 06:37PM

thumbs up N/T

GB_Amateur 137 June 24, 2022 10:20PM

One of your finds

Utmike 173 June 24, 2022 12:33PM

A bit more info on the token Attachments

GB_Amateur 207 July 16, 2022 10:50AM

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

Monte 233 July 16, 2022 11:47AM

Thank you, Mike

GB_Amateur 234 June 24, 2022 06:13PM

Looking forward to your photos and follow-up!

Monte 120 June 24, 2022 10:15AM

Outing Report: Awesome time and great meeting everyone Attachments

DeadRingerMatt 439 June 21, 2022 12:03PM

DRM, glad you could make it!

Monte 163 June 21, 2022 09:14PM

Re: Awesome time and great meeting everyone

Utmike 149 June 21, 2022 06:00PM

Re: Awesome time and great meeting everyone

OregonGregg 158 June 21, 2022 03:02PM

Outing Report from Xpmoguy Attachments

xpmoguy 285 June 20, 2022 10:07PM

Re: Outing Report from Xpmoguy

xpmoguy 222 June 25, 2022 04:38PM

outrageous "rescue!" sincere congrats! N/T

jmaryt 228 June 23, 2022 08:09PM

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

Sodbuster 163 June 21, 2022 01:46PM

Very nice, congratulations! N/T

exploregon 184 June 21, 2022 12:56PM

exploregon, you still have good detectors ...

Monte 179 June 21, 2022 09:25PM

Nice Find

diggindeep 171 June 21, 2022 09:41AM

A very good report with photos anyone will envy!

Monte 218 June 21, 2022 04:53AM

Holy Toledo!

UtahRich 258 June 21, 2022 12:00AM

Re: Xpmoguy's Report

OregonGregg 257 June 20, 2022 10:25PM

Amazing & well deserved smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float

Utmike 274 June 20, 2022 10:18PM

Outing Report: 0 for 2 Attachments

Utmike 221 June 20, 2022 01:48PM

Re: Outing Report: 0 for 2

kac 133 July 12, 2022 07:27PM

Only if you consider older-date coins.

Monte 226 June 21, 2022 03:03AM

Re: 0 for 2

OregonGregg 288 June 20, 2022 02:01PM

Thanks OregonGregg and...

Utmike 287 June 20, 2022 02:07PM

Outing Report: Was another fun outing in Wells Attachments

OregonGregg 343 June 20, 2022 08:14AM

Re: Was another fun outing in Wells

diggindeep 234 June 21, 2022 09:44AM

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

Monte 136 June 21, 2022 09:00PM

'Thank You' for an interesting report and photos.

Monte 140 June 21, 2022 02:46AM

Give the Dime & trime a bath Attachments

OregonGregg 350 June 20, 2022 01:00PM

Re: Was another fun outing in Wells

Kickindirt 278 June 20, 2022 12:20PM

Re: Was another fun outing in Wells

OregonGregg 245 June 20, 2022 12:24PM

Misc Pics from trip Attachments

OregonGregg 225 June 20, 2022 08:27AM

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