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National Metal Detecting Day
Posted by: Larry (IL)
Date: May 22, 2017 06:21PM
was a blast and the weather even cooperated in spite of the forecast. We went to the big Minelab sponsored hunt in Galesburg and saw a lot of old friends. I think everyone had a good time, the ones I talked to anyway. I heard there was over $27,000 in prizes and coins to hand out or find to some lucky winners and almost 200 participants.We wasn't on the lucky winner list but got our share of the planted coins, getting our entry fee back plus some.

Here is my take for the day and the dirty clad is from some hunting we did this morning. Silver finds from the planted hunt were two quarters and 7 dimes.

A BIG thanks to the I&I club which our Steve C and Pam C. are members and helped put the hunt on. Thanks Steve and Pam.

Bells and whistles are nice, but nothing will substitute for the basic understanding of the hobby.

:minelab: CTX 3030

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/22/2017 06:28PM by Larry (IL).

Re: National Metal Detecting Day
Posted by: Nancy-IL
Date: May 22, 2017 06:54PM
What a day!!!:twodetecting: Seeing old acquaintances and then 2 very special people working there. Hi Steve & Pam! :wave: No tokens were found (no postcards either) but it was sure nice pulling those Ike Dollars out of the cracks of the dirt. There's something mystical about those big coins. :wiggle: While hunting in the seeded hunt, I had intentions of swinging my coil under a particular picnic table but as I headed that way, some guy beat me to it. Something told me that I should go ahead and swing my coil under it. Sure enough, I got a half dollar. Yahoo!!! Here's my take for the National Metal Detecting Day that the Illinois & Iowa Club helped and put on also. I can say that the hunts were a blast even with having an asthma attack at the end of the last seeded hunt. Thank you Paulette for getting my inhaler.

Then Larry and I did a little detecting on our own today before we came home. My dime is a 1940 S Merc. and I have a few wheat cents along with a military collar pin and a couple of gaming tokens.

Oh, I can't forget that one pull tab ring. :angry: What a great weekend!!!

Nancy - Central Illinois
Am I getting rich? No, just having fun!

with an arsenal of coils.

*Peoria Area Treasure Hunters: Member since 2000.
President 2013, 2014
Secretary 2010, 2011, 2012.
Vice President 9 years.

The General: 02/04/2008 - 03/05/2016. R.I.P. Big Boy and we'll see you at Rainbow Bridge

Re: National Metal Detecting Day
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Date: May 23, 2017 12:07AM
Good time. Steve, Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Re: National Metal Detecting Day
Posted by: flinthunter
Date: May 23, 2017 11:40AM
Star and I had a great time at the seeded hunt in Galesburg. The Illinois & Iowa Treasure Hunters Club did an outstanding job hosting the event. We didn't win any prizes but one of our own club members won three times in the raffle.

At our next meeting I think everyone should rub his head for good luck, or maybe a good yank on his beard might be more fun. Just kidding Bill:rofl:

Star and I went to Lake Storey last Thursday and found a few Wheat Cents and a nice gold ring and someone from the I & I Club found an 1830 Large Cent this weekend, so it seems the park still has some goodies to give up.

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