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Drained lake finds
Posted by: Larry (IL)
Date: September 10, 2018 12:52PM
They are draining our lake for a fish kill this week so I had to take advantage of the old swimming hole from the 50's to mid 60's. Far from being the first to hunt the beach still yielded some nice finds with the 3030. All of the silver was 12 to 16 inches deep and that was probably why it was missed by others. If I heard a weak repeating beep with no ID, I dug and found the silver. 13 wheats were also hidden deep in the sand.

I tried the foil and hot water with baking soda and salt to clean up the water damaged silver and was surprised how well they turned out. They still needed a little finger rubbing with the baking soda to finish them off but real pleased with the outcome. The war nickels I tried cleaning with the silver didn't turn out as nice but they are clean :lol: A couple dollars in clad not in the pictures.





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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/10/2018 12:53PM by Larry (IL).


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Re: Drained lake finds
Posted by: Elton
Date: September 10, 2018 03:10PM
Wow Larry ….. That is awesome !!



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Re: Drained lake finds
Posted by: mrwilburino
Date: September 10, 2018 04:32PM
Very nice! Were you using the 17" coil?



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Re: Drained lake finds
Posted by: Larry (IL)
Date: September 10, 2018 05:29PM
No, just the stock coil is all I use. I don't think I would even want to dig any deeper. :rofl:



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Re: Drained lake finds
Posted by: PryorCreekJoe
Date: September 10, 2018 06:00PM
Nice digs! The 17 will turn those whispers into good signals and you can reasonable expect up to 2 inches more in depth. I am just saying since they already have it drained...

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Re: Drained lake finds
Posted by: chappy(IN)
Date: October 08, 2018 12:39AM
Hey Larry, I was going to ask you If you ever hunted the old swimming hole. I used to swim there back in the 70's. Looks like a good haul, I bet that mud was awful.

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Re: Drained lake finds
Posted by: Larry (IL)
Date: October 10, 2018 11:18AM
Hi Brian, yep this is the second time I got to hunt the old beach but this time it was drained a lot more and I got further out. They drained it partially a few years ago for upgrading and I did pretty well that year too, even got a gold ring :happy: I stayed out of the mud but it did look pretty gooey.

Nice hearing from you Brian and Nancy says Hi. BTW, our Christmas cactus is starting to bloom again :thumbup:



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