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Dime Grand Slam#3
Posted by: Chris(SoCenWI)
Date: July 30, 2018 12:49PM
Hello All,

I just took a trip down memory lane by searching through my sixteen years of posts on Findmall. Definitely getting old. I thought this was Grand Slam#2 but I was wrong, did one in 2004 and again in 2008. Then I had to cross reference with my scribbled records to try find out where I was detecting back then.

Anyhow...

There is some road construction going on in a nearby town. I was going to go into work yesterday but drove through this town and saw forms were being set up for a side walk concrete pour. Screw work, it would probably be last opportunity to detect this site.



As usual for a construction site it was a complete iron fest. And there was foundry slag under some of the old sidewalk tear outs. I think I may have to buy and try a NOX or Deus for sites like this (Opinions anyone?). But I was able to rustle up a few good signals with my old Explorer XS.

This is the second 41 Walker from this site. I found the Merc first, then the two barbers, and then got the 1890 seated. First seated coin in a few years. I knew I had to keep detecting to get a Grand Slam.

Back in 2004 I couldn't find a Roosie to save my ass. Missed several Grand Slams because of this.



So later on when I got a nice silver signal and dug a Roosie I was initially disappointed, but quickly remembered it was exactly what I needed.

And again, seeing how much dirt was removed from the site; there must be hundreds if not thousands of coins leaving the site in dump trucks. And I was almost tempted to dismantle some of the forms, pretty much can't detect within a foot either side when they use metal ones. But, I guess it is proper to leave some targets for some future MD'er when they redo the sidewalks 50 years from now.

HH to all

Chris(SoCenWI)


Re: Dime Grand Slam#3
Posted by: Ted S
Date: July 30, 2018 03:04PM
Well done Chris! That is how I found those Indians a while back! Do you know where they hauled the dirt?

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Posted by: Chris(SoCenWI)
Date: July 30, 2018 05:33PM
Ted,

I followed trucks before. Usually everything gets piled 10 feet deep so you only can detect the surface of the piles, then the weeds start to grow.

I sometimes look at pictures of city center roads before they were paved; bet there was tons of coins hidden in the dirt. Often wonder if that dirt was hauled somewhere or just paved over? If hauled sure would be nice to find out where.

Chris

Re: Congratulations! Gotta love construction sites!N/T
Posted by: BigTony
Date: July 31, 2018 07:48AM

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Re: No
Posted by: Ted S
Date: July 31, 2018 02:29PM
I know the feeling! After I had my 3rd neurosurgery I knew of an old ball diamond that got dug up. They hauled the dirt a short distance but huge piles! There will always be another spot to hunt!

Re: Dime Grand Slam#3
Posted by: Ohio Dirt Fisher
Date: August 02, 2018 07:36PM
Well if you're going to find them, that's definitely the way to do it! BIG CONGRATS! on Grand Slam #3!

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Re: Dime Grand Slam#3
Posted by: JeffInMass
Date: August 04, 2018 07:56AM
Congrats on some seriously sweet saves!

-- Jeff --


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Re: Dime Grand Slam#3
Posted by: MikeO
Date: August 26, 2018 11:19PM
Follow those dump trucks. :)
Nice hunt Chris



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.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,1795264,1795264#msg-1795264

Favorite coin from 2013 season an 1835 Capped Bust Dime.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,1962866,1962866

Favorite coin of 2014 so far an 1849 Large Cent.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,2034861,2034861#msg-2034861

Favorite Silver of 2014 an 1854 Seated Half Dime.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,2106714

A hunt that will likely never be repeated. Silver Three Center and Seated.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,2115392,2115392#msg-2115392

Oldest and largest for 2015 so far 1807 KG
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,2167872,2167872#msg-2167872


Re: Dime Grand Slam#3
Posted by: Rich (Utah)
Date: September 10, 2018 10:15AM
Nice job. Thanks for the post.

Rich

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