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Cold Weather Hunt = Silver
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: February 12, 2018 02:16PM
Howdy--

Well, it's been COLD for West Texas but finally we had a "warm" day in the mid 30's where neither Kenneth or I had other commitments. What to do? That's an easy one: bundle up and get out and swing the V's!

Kenneth and I have been detecting his town and my town for the last 20 years and it's gotten to the point where if we dig a few wheat cents we view it as an accomplishment. We drove up and down streets in the older neighborhoods and finally found a vacant lot that we had not hunted. Between us we only dug 13 memorial cents, a couple clad dimes and some scrap copper. We decided to move on and hopefully find another site that would be more productive. Our next stop was at a recently cleared vacant lot that was adjacent to a site where 15 years ago I dug a Sterling Silver Dupont Trapshooters Trophy watch fob. There, we dug clad quarters, dimes and memorials and of course, some more scrap copper. We finished our hunt by detecting the strip of grass between a parking lot and the local Republican headquarters. We both dug memorials and clad there but my first signal was a solid 88-89 VDI at 4" . I was hoping for a nice silver half but expecting a brass fitting. I was pleasantly surprised to dig this Sterling Silver buckle! It's back mark is "O.N.C. Sterling" and "Handwrought". The monogram - R. E. L may stand for Robert E. Lee, the name of a local high school. Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel




Re: Cold Weather Hunt = Silver
Posted by: shafer44
Date: February 12, 2018 05:36PM
Great finds George!! I am glad you got out on a day with a high of maybe 38. I stayed inside yesterday.



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Re: Cold Weather Hunt = Silver
Posted by: texjim
Date: February 12, 2018 06:47PM
Awesome job on the finds. I think every town in Texas has a R.E.L high school.

Re: Cold Weather Hunt = Silver
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: February 16, 2018 03:08PM
Thanks Jimmy. I don't know if there is a Robert E. Lee school in every Texas town but there is one in the town where I dug the buckle. It weighs 38.7 grams by the way. Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: Cold Weather Hunt = Silver
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: February 16, 2018 03:12PM
Thanks shafer44! It's going to be in the 70's this weekend . Maybe you can get out and swing the coil! Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

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