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Last Two Hunts...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: February 14, 2016 06:31PM
Howdy--

I went back to that lot where I dug the 3 silver quarters in the same hole. The owner told me that it was soon to be a parking lot. They had scraped the lot in preparation! Sounds good to me - any change in surface ground conditions presents new opportunities to make good finds. My best finds on this hunt were a 1932 Texas Chauffeur's License, two silver dimes and six wheat cents. It's something the way the mineralization combined with fertilizer have corroded these two dimes. It took some aggressive cleaning to even identify the types of dimes that they are. The merc is a 1944-D and the Roosevelt is a 1956-D.

On my second hunt a few of my friends and I took a 180 mile round trip relic hunt to an old Texas trail that in the past had produced military relics from 1820 to 1874 plus a few coins from that period. After hunting that site for well over twenty years, the finds are few and far between. BUT we never get it all!

One of my buddies, who has been detecting and swinging his V3i for less than three years was VERY excited: he dug his first eagle button! It's an Albert's 77 Av, which is a 15 mm 1-piece pewter Infantry button. That got my competitive juices flowing so I changed my strategy and took off my 13" ultimate coil and put the 6X10 coil on my V3i. The 6x10 allowed me to detect closer to the mesquite and it payed off with this eagle button with the backmark of "Scovills & Co" indicating a manufacture date of 1840-1850. Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel




Re: Last Two Hunts...
Posted by: PostalTwo
Date: February 14, 2016 10:53PM
Nice hunting. Wtg :)

Re: Last Two Hunts...
Posted by: texjim
Date: February 16, 2016 04:02PM
Looks like a fun day hunting with your buddies. Good job.

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Re: Last Two Hunts...
Posted by: Sataro
Date: February 17, 2016 08:49PM
Congrats on some great finds! Good thinking on changing that strategy up & changing coils out. Looks like it paid off.



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Re: Last Two Hunts...
Posted by: Texan
Date: February 18, 2016 12:56AM
Id say," THAT BLIND SQUIRREL DID FIND AN ACORN OR TWO."

Re: Last Two Hunts...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: February 18, 2016 11:12AM
Thanks Postal Two! Best of luck to you and...

Happy Hunting!
BlindSquirrel

Re: Last Two Hunts...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: February 18, 2016 11:14AM
Thanks Jimmy! We always have fun when we are swinging the coil. There is just never enough time! Best of luck and ...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: Last Two Hunts...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: February 18, 2016 11:24AM
Thanks Sataro! The mesquite was dry - no green. So I didn't have to worry too much about stepping on a rattle snake. I was able to get right into it and swing the 6x10 in areas that had never seen a coil. I figured that I had a better chance of digging a goody there than in the open ground searching with the 13" hoping to find something DEEP. Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: Last Two Hunts...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: February 18, 2016 11:29AM
Howdy Texan--

Years ago, detecting with a good friend who had just made a good find, I congratulated him and his response was: "Even a blind squirrel gets an acorn every now and then." I thought that was funny and would be a good handle. hahahah. Thanks, Best of luck to you and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: Last Two Hunts...
Posted by: guy.sparks
Date: February 18, 2016 07:52PM
Pretty cool finds! If you don't mind me asking, what part of the Texas trail are you hunting?

Re: Last Two Hunts...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: February 19, 2016 12:25AM
Thanks, Guy Sparks. The trail is the "Lower or Military Road", blazed by Smith & Whiting from San Antonio to El Paso in 1849 to accommodate those taking a southern route to the gold fields of California. Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

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Re: Last Two Hunts...
Posted by: Ytcoinshooter
Date: February 20, 2016 01:48PM
Real nice going, taking good advantage of the situation. Any Chauffeur license / badge has eluded me all these years - congrats on that in particular.
HH - Bruce

Re: Last Two Hunts...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: February 22, 2016 02:03PM
Thanks Bruce. That's the fourth Chauffeur Badge that I have dug in over 30 years of detecting. They ARE few and far between. Every one has been dug at an old home site / vacant lot. Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: Last Two Hunts...
Posted by: shafer44
Date: March 04, 2016 08:26PM
Good finds again, George!! Chauffeur me somewhere to find some of that stuff!!

Re: Last Two Hunts...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: March 07, 2016 12:34PM
Thanks Shafer44! Actually, I believe that I have chauffeured you to several good sites. It's YOUR job to dig the goodies hahah! Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

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