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I really wish I had.

October 27, 2019 01:48AM avatar
Id rather be finding Barbers like your last one Eric. Monte cleaned out PDX of the oldies:-)
I was living, at the time, just outside of Portland proper when I built my first Metal / Mineral Locator and got started in this great sport in March of '65, and have spent the majority of my life living in Oregon. Mostly in and near Portland, and I'll guarantee I have devoted an ample amount of time trying to thin out some of the good stuff. I was very successful, but I sure couldn't have 'cleaned it out' of the oldies. Just a really big area with a lot of old-coin potential.thumbs up

A very decent and impressive amount was removed by me and many, many others who really worked the public areas hard through the '70s, '80s and most of the '90s before the hobby started to dwindle. Even today there are a handful of dedicated detectorists who put in regular time trying to find all the left-overs they can around there, but it's sure not like the numbers that swarmed that entire metro area long ago.

Now, the amounts to be found are less but the number of folks challenging your efforts are much, much less by comparison. And I plucked my share of good silver and gold jewelry from pathways, around refreshments stands and bleacher or seating areas around little league fields, or recreational baseball, softball, soccer or football sports areas. Some, few by comparison, from the grassy areas at parks and schools. But the majority of decent jewelry and plenty of coins and other neat small stuff I found by hard-hunting the tot-lot / playground sites.

Those are still the places I miss the most since I packed-up and took my advice to "Head East, old man, Head East." I really enjoy the friendlier people, the more frequent bluer skies, far less cloudy and rainy to prolonged rainy days, and the over crowded hustle-and-bustle and dense, big-city traffic. I love the beauty and openness that surrounds me and the old ghost towns and other places that are reasonably close, but ..... I do miss the abundance of parks and schools and so many tot-lots and playgrounds. Of course most don't see the use today they once did, but I had narrowed down some favorites that did get frequent use and very good pocket-losses.

I'm sure you'll find a few more chunks of gold, and silver, jewelry before the end of the year, if the weather holds out.

Best of continued success.


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I really wish I had.

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