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Good Silver Weekend And Small Gold Ring
Posted by: floodplaindetector
Date: December 03, 2017 04:40PM
It was very nice in my area the past few days with temps approaching 50 degrees.
I took an extra day off from work to lengthen the weekend and made some old finds as I heard the sound of winter knocking.
I had an 8 silver day the first day out of my long weekend (unclean finds pictured in my hand).
The small gold ring read at a solid 12-13 nickel signal about 4-5 inches and came out of the hole shiny so I knew it contained cold. It tested >=10K and <= 14K gold.
Another neat find from the first long weekend day was that old fake watch jewelry item. It was about 6 inches deep.
The 1910 barber dime was an exceptionally deep signal (about 10 inches). I was alternating between Auto+3 mode and manual 24 at that location. I believe I was in auto mode/24 sensitivity when I hit the dime.
The Ferrous/Conductivity numbers were pretty jumpy but I got it to repeat and heard the tone come up. I played with the signal from multiple angles and liked what I heard enough to dig.
The last place I hunted for the weekend was yesterday at an area turn of the century school. I worked the front of it as the ground looked to be original. I could tell right away the high tones were hard to come
by and I probably wouldn't get silver at this location but I wanted to get some Indians. I pulled 3 Indian heads. The 1891 was a textbook Indian 12-35 sound at about 8 inches deep.
The 1903 was the deepest at about 10 inches and gave me somewhat of a choppy sound but I thought it could be something good so I chased it.
The old merchant token read like an Indian head penny also and was only about 5 inches but there was rock under it.
NEL Tornado coil was used for all finds. Finds were made at area old city parks and schools with a brief stop at an old fairgrounds.

Coin Finds
Dimes are 1910,1925,1935,1938,1939,1942,1942,1945,1948,1948,1964
Nickels are 1919,1928 (large picture),1940,1941,1941,1941,1942,1946,1946,1948,1959
Indian head pennies are 1891,1903,1906
25 Wheat pennies are back to 1909. I also pulled a 1910 and a few others in the teens.

Non Coin Finds
10-12 K gold ring
Fake watch jewelry item
Hong Kong ring
Timex Watch
"Storm King" lighter
Homemade Aluminum Cross
Good For 5 cents brass merchant token



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/03/2017 04:46PM by floodplaindetector.




Re: Good Silver Weekend And Small Gold Ring
Posted by: wyohunter99
Date: December 03, 2017 05:28PM
Wow! What a weekend!

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Re: Good Silver Weekend And Small Gold Ring
Posted by: pan4au
Date: December 03, 2017 05:36PM
Nice group of finds congrats on the sliver and gold...................



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Re: Good Silver Weekend And Small Gold Ring
Posted by: cz70pro
Date: December 03, 2017 06:24PM
Awesome finds FPD and congrats on adding a bit of gold to that pile of silver!

Greg

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Re: Good Silver Weekend And Small Gold Ring
Posted by: WV62
Date: December 03, 2017 07:18PM
Thanks for sharing, nice bunch of finds.:drool:

Ron in WV



Worked and lived in the Huntington West Virginia area all my life, retired 2010
US Air Force Vietnam Veteran (68-69 & 70-71)
Started getting into metal detecting around 1975

Re: Good Silver Weekend And Small Gold Ring
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: December 03, 2017 10:30PM
That Trac is tearing it UP! There’s another friend of mine who is using one and pulling stuff out of old trash pits and horrible places. Who needs speed when you have FBS??
What a pile of finds...incredibly well done FPD!:smile:

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Re: Good Silver Weekend And Small Gold Ring
Posted by: Sooper Dave
Date: December 04, 2017 08:59PM
You sure know how to get it done FPD! Looks like a lot of work and a lot of fun! Everything is great but I sure love that old token. You got any close pics of that one? Nicely done as always, sure hope you can get some more hunts before the weather turns.

Re: Good Silver Weekend And Small Gold Ring
Posted by: diggervance
Date: December 04, 2017 09:11PM
Hey FPD,

Great finds again.

I will go into withdrawals once old man winter hits and your not posting. lol

DV

Re: Good Silver Weekend And Small Gold Ring
Posted by: sunraysux
Date: December 06, 2017 04:24PM
ummmm.....yes FPD, i would concur that you had a rather nice silver weekend!!
geeeez.....the rest of us would kill to kill it like that!!
as always....well done Dave!!!!!

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Re: Good Silver Weekend And Small Gold Ring
Posted by: hubbler
Date: December 06, 2017 09:48PM
Outstanding silver weekend Dave. Got a note from my buddy in your neck of the woods yesterday saying it was "blizzarding" so maybe it was a good call taking an extra day off ladt weekend. Hope you're able get out an9ther time or two before the end of the year.

HH


Ron

Re: Good Silver Weekend And Small Gold Ring
Posted by: floodplaindetector
Date: December 07, 2017 07:23AM
Thanks Ron and everyone else also for the responses.
You are absolutely right. Saturday it was almost 50 degrees when I was detecting and Monday they closed schools early because of blizzard and I had near white out conditions driving home after work.
I was lucky to get some long weekend hunting in before that hit.

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hubbler
Outstanding silver weekend Dave. Got a note from my buddy in your neck of the woods yesterday saying it was "blizzarding" so maybe it was a good call taking an extra day off ladt weekend. Hope you're able get out an9ther time or two before the end of the year.

HH


Ron


Re: Good Silver Weekend And Small Gold Ring
Posted by: Happa54
Date: December 19, 2017 08:59AM
"Wow" would be an understatement... too impressive.

Such a great mix of finds.

Congrats !!!

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