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Dime Grand Slam#3
Posted by: Chris(SoCenWI)
Date: July 30, 2018 12:47PM
Hello All,

I just took a trip down memory lane by searching through my sixteen years of posts on Findmall. Definitely getting old. I thought this was Grand Slam#2 but I was wrong, did one in 2004 and again in 2008. Then I had to cross reference with my scribbled records to try find out where I was detecting back then.


There is some road construction going on in a nearby town. I was going to go into work yesterday but drove through this town and saw forms were being set up for a side walk concrete pour. Screw work, it would probably be last opportunity to detect this site.

As usual for a construction site it was a complete iron fest. And there was foundry slag under some of the old sidewalk tear outs. I think I may have to buy and try a NOX or Deus for sites like this (Opinions anyone?). But I was able to rustle up a few good signals with my old Explorer XS.

This is the second 41 Walker from this site. I found the Merc first, then the two barbers, and then got the 1890 seated. First seated coin in a few years. I knew I had to keep detecting to get a Grand Slam.

Back in 2004 I couldn't find a Roosie to save my ass. Missed several Grand Slams because of this.

So later on when I got a nice silver signal and dug a Roosie I was initially disappointed, but quickly remembered it was exactly what I needed.

And again, seeing how much dirt was removed from the site; there must be hundreds if not thousands of coins leaving the site in dump trucks. And I was almost tempted to dismantle some of the forms, pretty much can't detect within a foot either side when they use metal ones. But, I guess it is proper to leave some targets for some future MD'er when they redo the sidewalks 50 years from now.

HH to all


Re: Dime Grand Slam#3
Posted by: Eliteuser
Date: July 30, 2018 01:11PM
Have you checked to see where they are taking the loads of dirt?

Re: Dime Grand Slam#3
Posted by: Chris(SoCenWI)
Date: July 30, 2018 01:36PM
Not this time.

I have in the past. It was dumped in big mounds and I did detect on top of them. Eventually it got too weedy to go back.

Re: Dime Grand Slam#3
Posted by: Mkus
Date: July 30, 2018 03:51PM
Nice finds love sidewalk tear outs I have a Deus and nox 800 I think you can’t go wrong with either
I like both but for old sites I prefer the Deus but I use the Equinox to but more for the saltwater beaches..

Re: Dime Grand Slam#3
Posted by: billpa
Date: July 30, 2018 04:36PM
That's a great hunt you had there.

Re: Dime Grand Slam#3
Posted by: Foreverteachable
Date: July 31, 2018 10:43AM
Wooooooooohoooooo totally awesome!

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