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Last 3 Hunts: Copper, Silver
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: July 11, 2018 01:53PM
Howdy--

I haven't hunted as much as I'd like to lately - it's been HOT. When I say hot, I mean 109 in the shade and there is no shade! Well, we had a bit of rain a week ago and that took some of the edge off of the heat - it got down to the low 100's and high 90's so I had to get out and swing a coil. In this heat I have to drink a lot of water and I take frequent breaks to avoid dehydration and sunstroke.

While traveling to visit a Hospice patient, I noticed a recent house tare down and made a mental note of the location. The first cooler day after the rain I went there and dug a few wheat cents, memorials and clad. The best find there was 50 pounds of scrap copper. I have already cleaned it and cut it into 1 foot pieces in preparation for recycling. The proceeds from recycling helps to support my addiction to detecting hahahha.

My friend, Kenneth, told me about a couple of abandoned houses that he had detected and found silver. My first free day I headed over to his town to check out his sights. After the rain the ground was soft and easy digging. I put my 9" spider coil on my V3i to hunt some of the more overgrown areas and get a little more depth and it payed off at both sites. Aside from wheat cents, memorials and clad, I dug 4 mercs, a silver Roosevelt and 2 rings. One of the rings is Sterling and 10K Gold Filled. The other ring had me fooled for a while - got a 10-12 VDI and thought that it was either white gold or platinum but after researching it, I discovered that it is stainless steel hahha. It sure was fun hunting and that's what it's all about! Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel




Re: Last 3 Hunts: Copper, Silver
Posted by: Mkus
Date: July 11, 2018 04:01PM
Nice finds I figured that’s why a lot of regular posters have not been out to dang hot !
I just change go real early or nighttime...
I have to go it’s like a drug!

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Re: Last 3 Hunts: Copper, Silver
Posted by: bootyhoundpa
Date: July 11, 2018 04:57PM
Very productive hunt. ...

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Re: Last 3 Hunts: Copper, Silver
Posted by: Foreverteachable
Date: July 11, 2018 05:22PM
Lotta silver there! Nice digs!

Re: Last 3 Hunts: Copper, Silver
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: July 20, 2018 03:58PM
Thanks, Mkus. It has been HOT the last few days here in West Texas. When it gets down to the 90's, I view it as a cool spell hahahah. Best of luck to you and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: Last 3 Hunts: Copper, Silver
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: July 20, 2018 03:59PM
Thanks bootyhoundpa! Best of luck to you and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: Last 3 Hunts: Copper, Silver
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: July 20, 2018 04:02PM
Thanks Foreverteachable! I love digging that silver. Even a "Blind Squirrel" gets an acorn every now and then hahahah. Best of luck to you and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: Last 3 Hunts: Copper, Silver
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: July 20, 2018 04:05PM
Howdy--

After cleaning the copper and brass scrap I visited the scrap yard and recycled the scrap in the above picture. I also included aluminum cans that I picked up. My efforts were rewarded with $97.95. Every little bit helps! Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel




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