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Another Beach Hunt
Posted by: grantham
Date: October 04, 2017 06:21AM
This time I ventured away from the volleyball courts and hunted more in the dry sand and near the parking lots. I am starting to think this place is regularly hunted, as most of what I am finding feels like fresh drops.
Nothing fancy this time unfortunately, the frog earring is another confirmation that I am in the right place for jewelry. The big clump of red rust in the middle is possible a buckle or clasp, currently soaking in white vinegar. The tiny yellow screwdriver, magnifier and toothbrush are mine.

The last image is of a nickel that represents some ups and downs. When I was home, kinda feeling meh after the hunt, I saw the date 1942. And my first assumption was that it was my first silver find. I felt proud and justified....but then I did my research and discovered that this nickel was a 1942 with no mint mark. Thus no silver content, having been made before the switch to silver in Oct 1942. Oh well, I just tell myself that I am hot on the trail and my first silver and hopefully gold will reveal themselves soon.

Lastly, I just received my first permission and I am pretty darn excited, as to be expected. This property is old and on a corner lot. I am anticipating some trash at the corner but hopefully some good digs too!

HH guys!

Re: Another Beach Hunt
Posted by: dfmike
Date: October 04, 2017 07:16PM
Most of my finds on beaches were nearer to the water. The dry sand where people just chill and get tanned did not provide many goodies for me. Mostly clad there but very little jewelry worth mentioning. The 2 gold rings that I found and the few silver ones were all within approx 10 yards of the shoreline. Unfortunately that is where the sand is usually packed with water. Dig all those pull tab and nickel range signals. Eventually something golden will appear.

Active detectors: Fisher F19 LTD, Nokta Fors CoRe, Makro pointer and way too many coils.
Previous detectors: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705, Fisher F5

Re: Another Beach Hunt
Posted by: bigtim1973
Date: October 04, 2017 07:42PM
Hey i did not know there would be any 1942 nickles without silver in them. Thanks for the info. Keep on trucking. It took me several years to find my first silver dime. Plenty of wheats is what I always found but no silver. So you have to be patient. It will come!!

Happy Hunting

Fisher F 75 SE Tesoro Compadre Teknetics Omega 8000

Re: Another Beach Hunt
Posted by: larbear
Date: October 05, 2017 10:16PM
That is a big letdown when you find a '42 nickel and it isn't one of the silver ones. Hopefully, all your war nickels from now on will be the silver variety.

Re: Another Beach Hunt
Posted by: grantham
Date: October 07, 2017 06:11AM
Hey thanks everyone. The first permission was a lot of fun. No silver/gold, but still a lot of fun. I will post about that soon.
Going out today to new to me, old park. Wife is gonna take a hike....tee hee.

Re: Another Beach Hunt
Posted by: tometusns
Date: October 07, 2017 12:52PM
Good luck!!

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