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Re: White's Eagle2 sl 90 still nails coins with the best of 'em! 1922 PITTSBURG RAILWAY CO.TOKEN
Posted by: HaloEffect426
Date: May 25, 2017 10:51PM
Slingshot,
You brought up a very good question. And i mis spelled the town on my original post! Yikes
Thank you for pointing this out!
HH



Detecting since 1974 !
Detectors owned = D-Tex, Tiny Tex (BFO) Whites 1db. 6db. 6000Di. Teknetics 8500b. Mini Red Baron
(Bounty Hunter) Whites Eagle two sl '90. Spectrum.
Garrett AT Pro.

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Re: White's Eagle2 sl 90 still nails coins with the best of 'em! 1922 PITTSBURG RAILWAY CO.TOKEN
Posted by: slingshot
Date: May 26, 2017 10:19PM
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HaloEffect426
Slingshot,
Funny you mention that.....It never even crossed my mind with the spelling of the town!
I made an assumption that it was from Pennsylvania...i really don't know.
I did see quite a few of the same tokens for sale on the FLEA bay though. LoL!

It was kinda cool finding it in my yard...since I live in western Indiana though...
HH
Had to ask. Pittsburg, Texas is credited (by some) to have the first known flight (Ezekiel Warship)---even though aloft for only 10 seconds. Technically, it would never have worked as an airplane- but you know how locals feel! It is also the home of Pilgrim's Pride chicken, and world famous Pittsburg Hot Links. We also tied the all time high schools football record for shutouts in a single season. The only reason we didn't break it was a miscue where a 4th down punt ended in a safety when the center flew the ball over the punter's head. Heartbreaking.

Re: White's Eagle2 sl 90 still nails coins with the best of 'em! 1922 PITTSBURG RAILWAY CO.TOKEN
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: May 27, 2017 11:31PM
HaloEffect426,

The Oil company's provided housing for their hands. Many of the oil fields were "in the middle of nowhere" here in west Texas. It made sense for the oil company's to build towns close to work sites.

HaloEffect426, you BET I was stoked when I dug that Morgan! I learned a lot about detecting at that site. I had only been detecting for about 4 years and I was learning on the fly - no computer web sites dedicated to our hobby.Prior to that oil-camp, I would ignore signals that gave 87-92 VDI's - they seemed to always be cans, large pieces of brass or copper. Who wants to dig that junk? I thought.Well, I found one area at that camp where I eyeballed several mercs, Buffalo nickles, silver quarters and Lincolns.When I went back to the truck to rest and have a cold drink, I remembered that I had a signal that VDI'd at 88-89 which I of course ignored. I went right back to that 88-89 and dug a 1943-D Walking Liberty Half. Now, I relish large signals or high VDI's. If it's not a coin or other good target but a large piece of brass or copper that's good too - I recycle it! I usually dig and recycle about $1,000 per year in copper, brass and lead. Now I'm hunting mostly vacant urban lots or vacant abandoned houses. I almost always dig silver and sometimes some gold jewelery. best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

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Re: White's Eagle2 sl 90 still nails coins with the best of 'em! 1922 PITTSBURG RAILWAY CO.TOKEN
Posted by: HaloEffect426
Date: May 30, 2017 09:14PM
Ooooooooooohhh yeah........dig, dig, dig those. Higher number signals.......

I think it was around 1995. Ish.. When i had a really, really deep 89 signal. ( i think #89 anyways)
(Well, it sounded pretty darn deep ) but solid....signal

Man i took my time....and yeah ...i dug my share of those wierd brass rings and odd big old copper junk.
BUT...... Knowing I was in one of my best ever parks that produced tooooo many
Mid 1800's coins to even begin to tell ya....

Got to the ten inch mark and determined NOT TO GIVE UP on this signal.....as it was locking in.....right on that half dollar number
And had a relatively small.....coin pinpoint....sounded beautiful

There. It. Was. All I saw at the bottom of the hole was. A silver rim
AND. The letters......."..alf. Doll"" the rest was still covered up.....Wow!!

Heart pumper......out came a gorgeous. 1911. "S" Barber half dollar !
In prolly above very good shape....... First and only barber half ive found to date
10 inches deep...measured......

So ......yeah.....DIG......them signals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :yikes:
HH



Detecting since 1974 !
Detectors owned = D-Tex, Tiny Tex (BFO) Whites 1db. 6db. 6000Di. Teknetics 8500b. Mini Red Baron
(Bounty Hunter) Whites Eagle two sl '90. Spectrum.
Garrett AT Pro.

Re: White's Eagle2 sl 90 still nails coins with the best of 'em! 1922 PITTSBURG RAILWAY CO.TOKEN
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: June 02, 2017 03:08AM
HaloEffect426,

Congratulations on that 1911-S Barber Half! That's some good detecting and you sure earned that find! I'm STILL looking for my first Barber Half. Sooner or later I'll get one - I hope! hahahah. My best (oldest) half I dug in the first week when the DFX came out. There was a city block in the oldest part of town where there were a few foundations and sidewalks. I had already dug a few Indian Head Cents, V nickles, wheat's and mercs there when I got a nice 87-88 signal at 6". It was about 5 inches from the sidewalk. I did the happy-dance when I saw that beautiful eagle. It turned out to be a heavily worn 1867-S Seated Half. That was my first Seated Coin find. I'm still looking for my first Seated Half Dime and Seated dollar.

HaloEffect426, talking about "big" signals, I can't help but think about big signals in area, not necessarily big VDI's. My hunting buddy, Kenneth, and I had been hunting an old section of town for about 3 years and we were running out of fresh hunting sites. Out of desperation I saw a vacant lot that we must have passed by at least 100 times. It just never looked like it had any potential no trees, no foundations, no sidewalks -just a vacant lot. I said: "what the heck , Kenneth, lets give it a try - it might not be worth a darn but at least it's new dirt!" Well, we got out of the truck and saw a few holes - we weren't the first detectorists there. That didn't dissuade us - nobody gets it all. After a few swings with my V3i I spotted a surface nickel (it was a 1954 or 5) and as I was picking it up Kenneth yelled - "got a merc!" and then "got another merc"! I angled towards where Kenneth was hunting and got a big signal. When I say big signal, I mean in area - about 3 feet in area. I had learned a long time ago that some times those big signals are NOT pipes or large pieces of tin etc. but a coin spill. So I dug. HaloEffec426 , it took me 3 separate hunts to clean out that BIG SIGNAL! When all was said and done I had 0ver 35 silver coins (mercs, Roosevelt's, Washington's, silver Jefferson's Buffalo nickles and over 300 wheat's). Talk about FUN! In retrospect, I could have cleaned it out a lot faster if I had been smart enough to use my pinpointer! Kenneth ended up digging 23 silver coins too, including a beautiful 1937-S Walking Liberty Half. I guess you just never know about a site until you swing the coil and check out those "Big Signals"! Best of luck and ...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

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Re: White's Eagle2 sl 90 still nails coins with the best of 'em! 1922 PITTSBURG RAILWAY CO.TOKEN
Posted by: HaloEffect426
Date: June 14, 2017 11:38PM
Wow....now that's a coin spill...... (Awesome on the seated half, by the way)
The coins must've been really close together then? ..I'm guessing
Funny, i have one of those signals in my side yard,,,, all jokes aside,,,,
It is in the grass strip between the sidewalk and the road....
I keep thinking it probably some old iron lid off the side of the house from an old
Coal shoot. ....and was tempted to dig it up and see. Last week end........
,,,,,........ That's it.....I'm. Grabbing the big shovel. (Since it is MY own yard ....haha!)and going to
Fire up the detector and make sure it IS some junky iron monster and
Not a huge coin spill!!
HH..................that's. A really cool story and an awesome "empty"lot...
Nice going!........previous th'er must've not known what they were doing??
Or maybe just ran outta time??



Detecting since 1974 !
Detectors owned = D-Tex, Tiny Tex (BFO) Whites 1db. 6db. 6000Di. Teknetics 8500b. Mini Red Baron
(Bounty Hunter) Whites Eagle two sl '90. Spectrum.
Garrett AT Pro.

Re: White's Eagle2 sl 90 still nails coins with the best of 'em! 1922 PITTSBURG RAILWAY CO.TOKEN
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: July 01, 2017 12:53PM
Howdy HaloEffect426--

Yes. The coins, for the most part, were very close together. There were a few "stragglers" a few feet from the main concentration of coins. I stayed on my knees for quite a while. I was using the 4x6 coil and when I got ANY signal I just reached my hand into the sandy west Texas soil and would have 4 or 5 coins in my hand. It was pretty much a beep-dig situation; because of the close proximity of the many coins interspersed with rusty bottle caps and rusty nails the VDI's were not consistent. I had VDI's of negative 5 to positive 5 and was rewarded with Buffalo nickles WITH rusty bottle caps and rusty nails. The lesson is that good targets in close proximity to trash can skew the VDI's. Some of my friends laugh at me and say "that Blind Squirrel digs everything!" Oh well, I have fun and sometimes come up with a good find or 2. Oh, by the way, I did post pictures of my finds on the Findmall V3i forum. It was about a year or 2 ago and in three separate posts titled coin spill or back to the coin spill. Maybe I should write a story about it and send it to White's?

Hard to say about the previous hunters at that site. I know that some people only dig those perfect signals that fall into the correct VDI range and are coin sized targets. That's fine - we all have our specific detecting goals and hunting styles. And that's why a site is never hunted out.

Good luck at that big signal in your front yard! I hope that it's a pile of gold! Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

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