So, I have been in full research mode, trying to get some new spots. Honestly, I really enjoy this part. Sometimes the recon can be a little brutal. I mean, you can hit spot after spot and not find a lot. But man, once you find just a few spots, it’s go time.
So, I was surprised to find a nice, public spot that had really good age. And it looks like not much has changed over the years. That shocked me as I thought this spot was very recent. As always, it pays to research.
Anyway, I headed out at lunch for a super short hunt. I actually thought ahead this time and brought a different shirt and sandals. Even then, it was brutally hot in the shade. So, I decided to hunt some shaded areas on the edges of property. About 10 minutes into the hunt, I got a nice penny signal that was pretty deep. I dug down and found a really crusty wheat penny. I couldn’t read the date, but could later when I washed most of it off. Looks like a 1951. Now that gets me excited about the silver potential in that spot. Again, I was shocked.
It’s another lesson that you should not discount areas because of preconceived notions. What I mean is that you should research them. Sometimes you can find spots that once housed something really old. The great fun of that is that most people haven’t a clue. And you can walk in there and pull out some amazing treasures. I do this consistently. There is nothing so sweet as pulling silver and gold out of the ground in spots where people just walk over.
metal detecting, recon, research, wheat penny, wheatie