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Yesterday's Hunt - Silver!
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: August 21, 2017 01:34PM
Howdy--

First, Kenneth and I went to the "Old House Tare Down" site to attempt to regain permission to hunt there. When we arrived at the site we saw the effects of the recent rains that we had - waist high weeds! Forget about it - we will try again either in the winter when the weeds die or if the lot is mowed. Somewhat discouraged we drove around searching for a vacant house or vacant lot. That proved to be fruitless because of a recent hail storm that caused extensive damage - many occupied homes have their windows boarded up making it difficult to identify the sought after abandoned homes. We ended up going to an old tried and true location, the site of a recent post "Back to That House Site - A. Weinman Coins!" . I decided to employ a different strategy because in the past , I had dug a few deep coins using my 6x10 DD coil. I reasoned that I might find something deeper by using the 9" Spider Coil. I was correct. Although this site had been hunted hard and the finds were few, I did dig 3 deep clad dimes and 2 Wheat Cents. My last signal at that site was a 1943 Merc at over 7 inches. The 9" Spider Coil is a very good coil. It gets excellent depth and the pinpointing is spot on. Well, we needed to move on. Although the temperature did not reach triple digits, it was close - 97. We needed to cool off in the air conditioned truck! We went to another site where we had previously both dug silver. I dug a medal that has etched on one side "Stan" and on the other side "Edna" . Then I dug a memorial cent and saw the tip of an old bottle. I gently pried out a 6.5 ounce 10-2-4 Dr. Pepper bottle made in Artesia New Mexico 1946. The day was far from over. I then eyeballed 3 nice old marbles and got a solid 84-86 reading on my V3i and dug the 1943-D Washington quarter. As usual Kenneth dug the OLDEST coin - a nice 1937 Wheat Cent. We were about to call it a day when a car pulled up and the driver asked me if I could find a ring that he lost. We were beat after hunting for over 7 hours in the heat but we followed him to his house and searched his yard for about an hour and a half with no luck. The man was so appreciative of my effort he put a $100 bill in my hand. I assured him that I would come back later this week and cover the rest of his yard. If that ring is in his yard, I'm certain that I'll put it in his hand! Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel




Re: Yesterday's Hunt - Silver!
Posted by: Mkus
Date: August 21, 2017 01:58PM
Nice finds I hunted yesterday slow then I popped another ring...

Re: Yesterday's Hunt - Silver!
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: August 21, 2017 02:04PM
Thanks Mkus. You have some good ground to detect that's for sure! Was your ring silver? Gold? Best of luck and ...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

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Re: Yesterday's Hunt - Silver!
Posted by: bootyhoundpa
Date: August 21, 2017 05:48PM
$100 for 90min work is some great wages...congrats..

Re: Yesterday's Hunt - Silver!
Posted by: Mkus
Date: August 21, 2017 07:37PM
A small silver ring house was built in 1820 going back for sure buddy got a half dollar no silver coins .

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Nice finds and nice story, blind squirrel!N/T
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: August 22, 2017 07:34AM

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Re: Yesterday's Hunt - Silver!
Posted by: JamesBondaka
Date: August 23, 2017 03:00AM
Dat squirrel aint so blind!:thumbup:



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Re: Yesterday's Hunt - Silver!
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: August 26, 2017 11:47AM
Thanks bootyhoundpa. Agreed. That C note helped to keep my diesel tank full. I'll be going back to give it another try tomorrow. Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: Nice finds and nice story, blind squirrel!
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: August 26, 2017 11:49AM
Thank you Tony N (Michigan). Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
blind Squirrel

Re: Yesterday's Hunt - Silver!
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: August 26, 2017 11:55AM
JamesBondaka, I have to squint to see my finds. :lmfao: Thanks and best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: Yesterday's Hunt - Silver!
Posted by: dirt doctor
Date: August 26, 2017 06:59PM
Nice going and good luck on finding that ring . I got a hunch you will .

Re: Yesterday's Hunt - Silver!
Posted by: 407floyd
Date: August 27, 2017 09:10PM
If its a man's ring, gold or silver, you should bee able to find it if he actually lost it in his yard. Hopefully he didn't hit it with a lawnmower and throw it into someone else's yard.

Re: Yesterday's Hunt - Silver!
Posted by: Mkus
Date: August 29, 2017 05:36AM
Any silver is a great day! found a silver 41 quarter in my finds pouch yesterday I thought was a clad I had put in in with the clad!

Re: Yesterday's Hunt - Silver!
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: August 30, 2017 11:01AM
Thanks dirt doctor. Kenneth and I gave it another try yesterday. We hunted for the ring for another hour and no luck. There is only one other place in his yard where it could be and that's under his trampoline. I'll save that spot for the next time. If it's not there, I'm guessing that he didn't loose it in his yard or it was collected in his lawn mower bag and disposed of. I'm giving it my BEST shot. That's all I can do. Best of luck and ...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: Yesterday's Hunt - Silver!
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: August 30, 2017 11:14AM
My thoughts exactly 407floyd. Another possibility is that it was collected in his lawn mower bag and disposed of. He has a trampoline in his yard and it could be under that. He purchased the trampoline after he lost his ring. We crisscrossed the entire yard, except for beneath the trampoline using both the 4x6 and the 6x10 coils on our V's. I guess I'll have to crawl under that thing next time. Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

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