Archive for May, 2012

 

Quick Hunt Produces a 1939 Mercury Dime

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Well, I continue to do well on the silver this year.  Again, I plotted out a quick hunt – having done the research.  I had 3 sites to check at this location.  The first one had been mutilated.  The other two haven’t.

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Gridding Out Silver Mine

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Well, today I returned for a super short hunt to the place I got 3 silvers at last week.  I gridded it out as best as I could.  This path has tons of honeysuckle stumps and twigs everywhere.  It keeps snagging the detector coil or throwing off crazy signals when you hit them.  But, I […]

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Multi Site Hunt Yields Silver

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After doing some research, I pitched three locations to a friend of mine.  So, we headed out very early this morning – to try to avoid the searing heat.  Unfortunately, I had neglected to check ownership of the first location.  It was an old school in a remote location, but it is now under private […]

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Silver Walking Liberty Half and Silver Ring

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Here is another pretty good detecting story.  It’s filled with murder and intrigue.  Okay, not so much. There is a small community park in these parts.  Well, I had been putting off hunting it because the land had changed.  Back in the day, it had a very old house on it and was farmland.  You […]

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Research Equal 3 Silvers

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You will hear me harp on the virtues of good research.  Honestly, if you know how to do it, it can produce great results quickly.  I had a little time that I could burn and I needed a spot that was close.  So, I did some research and found a spot on public land that […]

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Is American Diggers Hurting Metal Detecting?

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Spike TV recently released a new series called American Diggers.  The show features competitive relic and treasure hunting with typical reality TV flare.  Ric Savage heads up American Savage, an artifact recovery company that hunts private lands for possible valuables.  It has been interesting to hear the banter on various metal detecting forums. Most folks […]

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Never Ask Permission From Family Members Where There Is Bad Blood

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Yes, that is a long title.  But this should serve as an example to others.  I had a very bizarre experience yesterday.  I am in the habit of asking land owners for permission to metal detect their property.  Well, I had asked the relative of someone in my family and had a great experience.  His […]

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Metal Detecting 1900 House Results

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Okay, so I gave you the initial scoop that I called an older gentleman about a property.  It was built in 1900 and I was anxious to get over there today.  So, let me walk you through my hunt and show the results. I drove up to the house.  It sits on a prominent road […]

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Gaining Permission to Metal Detect 1900 House

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Well, just got off the phone with a gentleman who owns a 1900 home in a very historic part of a small town.  Asking permission is always a little nerve wrecking.  I am not a super outgoing person in that way, so it’s tough.  But, I got up the nerve and asked and he said […]

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Why Metal Detecting?

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Metal detecting is an amazing hobby.  It combines exercise, history, geology, wildlife, anthropology, numismatics, etc.  Most people don’t understand the richness of this hobby.  I remember when I was very young and hearing about metal detecting.  I was fascinated how you could find stuff in the ground.  It was like a sort of magic.  Although […]

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