So, I had a really crappy hunt this past weekend. Even though it sucks, these kinds of hunts can actually be beneficial.
There is a spot where I recently got 3 silvers. I found it using some good old research. I hadn’t, however, gone into the woods. These woods are dense and filled with honeysuckle. I knew it would be a bear to get in there, but I decided to rough it.
Now, I wish I would had video because there were some great telltale signs in those woods. I moved quickly from a cleared area into the thick and I quickly got a nice tone in the lower 80s. I thought to myself, “That’s a wheat penny.” It’s nice to get in the habit of guessing your finds. Anyway, I moved on and got a very sweet, high tone. It was bouncing around 86ish. I guessed a silver Rosie. I dug the plug and out comes a very crusted mercury dime. I couldn’t see the date because of the crust. I cleaned it up later – 1944 no mint mark.
Man, it was super hard moving through those woods. I was constantly snapping honeysuckle, getting caught on twigs, etc. I had to bend over for most of it as the canopy was really low. In other words – I had to really work for the finds. I managed to pick up five wheat pennies along the way. You know when you’re hitting those, silver is somewhere around. Well, typically.
As I moved through the woods, I found some foundations and old stacked stone. That’s always good to see. I found the old farm fenceline and on the far side, I found the largest amount of coal I have ever seen. It was amazing. I also spotted some pottery on the top of the ground. I hit that area hard, but to no avail. By this time I was drenched beyond belief and headed out to dry off. All in all, a fun hunt.
coal, foundations, mercury dime, wheat penny, wheaties, woods