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Abandoned House Yields Silver...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: August 10, 2017 12:29AM
Howdy--

It cooled off to the mid 90's and we have had a few days of rain. My hunting buddy Kenneth and I decided to partake in our quest to rescue silver from the bowels of Mother Earth. We drove around the older part of town and found an abandoned house - it had broken windows and the "lawn" was overgrown with weeds but there were a few clear spots. We decided to give it a try. We were not the first detectorists to swing a coil on this site. We both spotted old unfilled holes that were in key locations - likely path from the driveway to the front door and near a large tree. The previous detectorist must have used a lot of discrimination and was cherry picking the targets in the quarter - half range. We dug mostly memorials and a few clad dimes. Kenneth dug the oldest coin of the day, a 1916-D wheat cent. I pulled out 3 wheat cents - all in the 1950's. I was the lucky one to dig 3 silver dimes - a 1954-D, a 1920 merc, and a 1964-D. The non-coin keepers are two pendants, one appears to be gold plated , made in Germany with the infant Jesus in the center design and a Chicago Bears watch fob. Strange to find THAT here in the heart of Dallas Cowboy country hahah. Well, my wife's Father was from Chicago so she likes that find. I was using the 6x10 DD coil and Kenneth was using the 4x6 DD coil on our V's. Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
blind Squirrel




Re: Abandoned House Yields Silver...
Posted by: Mkus
Date: August 10, 2017 06:07AM
Nice I love "abandoned" houses!

Re: Abandoned House Yields Silver...
Posted by: pplinker
Date: August 10, 2017 07:36AM
Great day there! 1920 merc, beautiful! Love the infant Jesus pendant. Hopefully go back when the weeds die down and find some more.



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Re: Abandoned House Yields Silver...
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: August 10, 2017 08:40AM
Nice variety--be careful in Old Dallas.

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Re: Abandoned House Yields Silver...
Posted by: bootyhoundpa
Date: August 10, 2017 05:43PM
Nice hunt....

Re: Abandoned House Yields Silver...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: August 11, 2017 05:49PM
Thanks Mkus! Those old abandoned houses are my bread & butter. Best of luck to you and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: Abandoned House Yields Silver...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: August 11, 2017 05:54PM
Thanks pplinker! The Infant Jesus was my favorite find of the day too. When it cools down a LITTLE bit more ( maybe down to the 70's or 80's) I probably will take my weed wacker there and clear off the weeds to give it another try. Best of luck to you and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: Abandoned House Yields Silver...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: August 11, 2017 05:59PM
Thanks doc holiday232. ALL of Texas is Dallas Cowboy Country!! Best of luck to you and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: Abandoned House Yields Silver...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: August 11, 2017 06:01PM
Thanks bootyhoundpa. It was a LOT of fun! Best of luck to you and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: Abandoned House Yields Silver...
Posted by: shafer44
Date: September 16, 2017 09:56PM
Good going!!



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Re: Abandoned House Yields Silver...
Posted by: kschae4
Date: September 18, 2017 05:56AM
Nice saves, there. Multiple silver makes for a great day,



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