My gracious wife fully endorsed these hunts. She knows I get a lot of happiness from the hobby. My plan was to get up early and try to get gold at an old school sports field. So, at first’s light I headed out. Upon arriving, I discovered that the field was gone and they were doing construction for another school building. Bummer.
But I had a backup. I usually have 2 because these things happen. So I headed out to another old sports field. I have been skunked a couple of times in the past at this one. Within the first five minutes, I got a silver. I thought, “that’s a nice way to start.”
I was digging a lot of targets and getting fooled by some of the small can slaw. Dug the typical pull tabs, etc. I found two more silver dimes on one side of the field. I also got an odd jumpy signal bouncing to the 70s. At times it really sounded like a nickel. And I had found some nickels in the field. I dug the plug and was astonished to see what I thought was some teeth. I brushed it off that it was base metal. But when I got home I noticed absolutely no corrosion. And these were deep. It also did not stick to a magnet. So, I’m pretty sure I found some gold teeth, though I need to verify it with testing.
I was crushed after this hunt, so I took a break in the afternoon. I decided to hit an old schoolhouse in the area in the evening. I started behind the schoolhouse and was shocked to pull out my first 2 cent piece, 1865. What a way to cap off an amazing day!
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