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Sunday Goodies!
Posted by: floodplaindetector
Date: December 18, 2017 07:39PM
I saw mild weather coming this weekend so I researched a large city park I had never been to and got up Sunday morning well before dawn and headed a couple hours or so south.
Online snow maps helped me determine what areas were free of snow and I planned my outing and research based on that.
I thought this park had a good chance of still holding some good finds because of its age and size. To my delight there was no snow and the ground was completely soft.
After detecting for a few minutes at this park I could tell it had been hit pretty hard because of lack of high tones but it had good size and I had the Etrac with the Tornado coil so I kept at it.
Within an hour I pulled a couple buffalos and a few wheat pennies and a mercury dime and the old kids ring so I knew there were good targets left.
By 4 pm when it was time to head home I had a good pile of keepers as the park kept giving.
The merchant token and a few other coins came from a couple other parks along the way.
A surprise find was that real old good luck padlock (Pat June 24th 1879). That rang like a real loud silver quarter or half @ 8 inches deep.
4 of the 5 buffalo nickels gave me textbook nickel readings at about 6 inches. The 1919 was deeper and was iffier put passed the nickel range so I knew it could be something good.
A very fun winter hunt to say the least.

Coin Finds

Silver dimes are 1935,1937,1940,1942,1943,1944,1953
Nickels are 1919,1935,1936,1936,1937,1941,1942,1942,1944 (silver war nickel)
Indian head penny is 1888
16 Wheat pennies are back to 1912


Non Coin Finds

1940s-50s Hartford Junior Fire Marshall ring
Good for 5 cents Merchant token from small town (approximately 400 population)
Good luck padlock (pat 1879)
Old Carlisle Brewing Company pin
Plated Religious pendant
Small gold plated band pin (I had found a couple of these in past years)
Old music button
Gold plated pendant (cursive design)
A few bullets and misc items



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/18/2017 07:40PM by floodplaindetector.




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Re: Sunday Goodies!
Posted by: Tired Rooster
Date: December 18, 2017 08:53PM
Great bunch of finds and old coins! That old park gave up some real goodies for you!
Really good hunt you had there....:clapping:

Re: Sunday Goodies!
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: December 18, 2017 10:16PM
What machine are you using FPD? It is just ROCKIN’ stuff out of the ground! Whatever it is,keep it! Excellent research and making it pay in spades!

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Re: Sunday Goodies!
Posted by: Sooper Dave
Date: December 19, 2017 12:25AM
Man FPD you make it look easy! But I know that’s a lot of work and a ton of experience to hunt a park these days and come out with so many great keepers! That Indian is a beauty and that lock is too cool! Way to go once again on flat out killing it!

Re: Sunday Goodies!
Posted by: diggervance
Date: December 19, 2017 05:45AM
Hey FPD,
I love when a plan comes together and pays off.
Another great hunt.
As always looking forward to your next bunch of great finds thanks for the post.
D.V.

Re: Sunday Goodies!
Posted by: cz70pro
Date: December 19, 2017 10:56AM
Excellent finds FPD. Love that Good Luck lock but really like that early Carlisle pin. Looks to be early 1900's. Very cool. Of course, the pile of silver ain't too shabby either. LOL

Re: Sunday Goodies!
Posted by: floodplaindetector
Date: December 19, 2017 07:00PM
Thanks TR!
it was a nice bonus to get a hunt like that in December around here.

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Tired Rooster
Great bunch of finds and old coins! That old park gave up some real goodies for you!
Really good hunt you had there....:clapping:


Re: Sunday Goodies!
Posted by: floodplaindetector
Date: December 19, 2017 07:05PM
Thanks IDXMonster! Sounds like you have a good pile of finds this year.
I have been using the Etrac since it came out in 2008. Explorer XS and SE from 2003-2008. Briefly mixed in XP Deus,CTX and Makro Racer a few years ago but haven't touched anything but the Etrac the last couple years. Yes, doing extra research even within a pounded park to get the advantage of what section to concentrate on helps increase the odds.

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IDXMonster
What machine are you using FPD? It is just ROCKIN’ stuff out of the ground! Whatever it is,keep it! Excellent research and making it pay in spades!


Re: Sunday Goodies!
Posted by: floodplaindetector
Date: December 19, 2017 07:09PM
Thanks for the response SD! Your Civil War finds are absolutely stellar.
Yes, experience, recognizing patterns and tendencies and stubbornness pays off :)

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Sooper Dave
Man FPD you make it look easy! But I know that’s a lot of work and a ton of experience to hunt a park these days and come out with so many great keepers! That Indian is a beauty and that lock is too cool! Way to go once again on flat out killing it!


Re: Sunday Goodies!
Posted by: floodplaindetector
Date: December 19, 2017 07:14PM
You said it DV!. Was a fun hunt.
Will be heading in your direction. My wife talked me into us driving to see my Vikings play her Packers at Lambeau field this weekend.
I told her she could have picked warmer weather so I could have brought the Etrac..

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diggervance
Hey FPD,
I love when a plan comes together and pays off.
Another great hunt.
As always looking forward to your next bunch of great finds thanks for the post.
D.V.


Re: Sunday Goodies!
Posted by: floodplaindetector
Date: December 19, 2017 07:17PM
Thanks cz70pro,
yes, I was pleased to see that 1879 pat date on the lock.
The Carlisle pin was 8 inches deep and read just like an Indian head so I know it has a lot of age.
The pin on the back is completely intact.
A person never knows what will come out of the ground next.

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cz70pro
Excellent finds FPD. Love that Good Luck lock but really like that early Carlisle pin. Looks to be early 1900's. Very cool. Of course, the pile of silver ain't too shabby either. LOL


Re: Sunday Goodies!
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: December 19, 2017 08:50PM
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floodplaindetector
You said it DV!. Was a fun hunt.
Will be heading in your direction. My wife talked me into us driving to see my Vikings play her Packers at Lambeau field this weekend.
I told her she could have picked warmer weather so I could have brought the Etrac..

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diggervance
Hey FPD,
I love when a plan comes together and pays off.
Another great hunt.
As always looking forward to your next bunch of great finds thanks for the post.
D.V.

Well knowing you’re using the eTrac isn’t very surprising then...just par for the course!:smile: Lets see...Flood Plain...you have the Vikings,she has the Packers...would you be along the Mississippi somewhere? I’m in southern WI between Madison and Monroe...

Sunday Goodies!
Posted by: Rich (Utah)
Date: December 19, 2017 08:51PM
Dave,

Kudos on your routine, it is really working for you. I would have to say that you have things down to a science for yourself. I enjoy having a look most every week to see what you've been up to.


Rich -



:minelab: Etrac - primary yard and park machine
Makro Racer 2 - primary old west sites, high iron trash,
:minelab: Sovereign GT - cruising old parks
:minelab: Equinox 800 - tbd
:tesoro: Bandido - backup old west sites, high iron trash.


enjoying the vistas and horizons of the Old West.

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Re: Sunday Goodies!
Posted by: E-TRAC-OHIO
Date: December 20, 2017 06:20AM
Now that's a great bunch of finds - well done !



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1724 - K.G. Half Penny * 1736 - K.G. Half Penny * 1783 - Half Real
1817 - Large Cent * 1829 - Capped Bust Dime * 1837 - Capped Bust Half Dime * 1852 - Three Cent * 1857 - Flying Eagle Cent * 1865 - Two Cent * 1877 - Seated Quarter

Re: Sunday Goodies!
Posted by: floodplaindetector
Date: December 20, 2017 07:06AM
IDXMonster,
I am from the Fargo, ND area close to the Red River.
Closest I have gotten to your location I think is Spring Green, Wisconsin when we saw the House On The Rock
a few years ago.

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floodplaindetector
You said it DV!. Was a fun hunt.
Will be heading in your direction. My wife talked me into us driving to see my Vikings play her Packers at Lambeau field this weekend.
I told her she could have picked warmer weather so I could have brought the Etrac..

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diggervance
Hey FPD,
I love when a plan comes together and pays off.
Another great hunt.
As always looking forward to your next bunch of great finds thanks for the post.
D.V.

Well knowing you’re using the eTrac isn’t very surprising then...just par for the course!:smile: Lets see...Flood Plain...you have the Vikings,she has the Packers...would you be along the Mississippi somewhere? I’m in southern WI between Madison and Monroe...


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