Okay, so I continue to research and pick at sites. I found another interesting site today that is also on public land.
The interesting thing about it is that the area I wanted to look at hasn’t seen a ton of construction or dirt moving. Because of that, I was hopeful of finding some silver.
I moved down a hillside to the place where a structure used to reside. It was near a fairly large tree and I got to work. Moving around the tree, I found numerous pennies, but all modern. Now, I know that this area housed stuff prior to 1930, so I slowed down and listened intently. Lots of surface finds. As I moved around the tree I got a super nice signal that seemed deep.
It was showing a nice silver signal and tone. The problem was that it was very large. Because of experience, I knew this was probably a bigger piece of copper. Sure enough, out comes a section of older copper piping. I found a few of those. And a large fence post top.
Then I moved up the hill and got a nice, deeper penny signal. Pulled it out, but the back was just so crusted and I couldn’t get a date. But I also couldn’t see the typical memorial posts on the back.
Yep, left the site, cleaned the penny to reveal a 1953-D wheat penny. I’ll have to come back to this place.
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