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Finds from a 1779 house
Posted by: JeffInMass
Date: September 10, 2017 08:17AM
My buddy and I were given permission to hunt a 1779 house on the south shore- lots of EMI and mineralization made it very difficult- had to turn the sensitivity WAY down. First decent signal turned out to be my first shield nickel in quite a while- appeared to be 1866 or 8, until the dirt dried, flaked off and took the date with it! Next was an 1889 Indian, very worn and not worth a pic.

Got a real nice signal near a tree, but it was almost totally covered by thick roots, so after leaving much skin behind I finally nabbed an older wheat penny at 6"- very depressing . Just a few feet away, however; karma rewarded the previous effort with 2 silvers, just a foot apart, and only a few inches down- 1931 Merc & 1936 Washington. Also nabbed a pretty cool button on the back side of the house.

All in all, not a bad day..

HH All!

-- Jeff --

Re: Finds from a 1779 house
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: September 10, 2017 08:30AM
VERY nice. Great digs!

What I wouldn't give for a chance to hunt some in New England. I have relatives in western Connecticut, too...but haven't been up there since I was a kid.

NICE finds!


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Re: Finds from a 1779 house
Posted by:
Date: September 10, 2017 09:02AM
Great digs, keep up the great work!

Re: Finds from a 1779 house
Date: September 11, 2017 05:13PM
Nice finds

Re: Finds from a 1779 house
Posted by: MikeO
Date: September 11, 2017 06:34PM
Nice finds Jeff.
Keep hitting it theres got to be some real old keepers there. :)

Detecting since 1979
Findmall member since 2000
Became a dedicated Minelab user in 2000 with a XS

Favorite find ever a 1834 Half Dime (15 years ago)
Oldest coin ever found a 1734 Real (11 years ago)

One of my favotites from 2012 season an 1857 Flying Eagle Cent.,1795264,1795264#msg-1795264

Favorite coin from 2013 season an 1835 Capped Bust Dime.,1962866,1962866

Favorite coin of 2014 so far an 1849 Large Cent.,2034861,2034861#msg-2034861

Favorite Silver of 2014 an 1854 Seated Half Dime.,2106714

A hunt that will likely never be repeated. Silver Three Center and Seated.,2115392,2115392#msg-2115392

Oldest and largest for 2015 so far 1807 KG,2167872,2167872#msg-2167872

Re: Finds from a 1779 house
Posted by: DougF
Date: September 12, 2017 08:52AM
Great stuff there - Good luck if you go back there, should be more old stuff.

SE Pro since Aug. 2009, located in Maryland.

Excellent finds, JeffInMass!N/T
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: September 14, 2017 11:28AM

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Re: Finds from a 1779 house
Posted by: McDave
Date: October 01, 2017 10:47AM
Sounds like the older stuff is deeper. Nice finds anyways !

Northern Minnesota
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Re: Finds from a 1779 house
Posted by: Tony (Michigan)
Date: October 01, 2017 02:37PM
Why so much EMI?
Nice finds!

Jeff still has his mojo congrats!!!N/T
Posted by: Charles (Upstate NY)
Date: October 01, 2017 03:36PM

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