Posts tagged ‘metal detecting’

 

Learning to Hunt for Gold on the Deus

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So, I decided it was time to start learning how to find gold on the Deus.  I know there are lots of strategies for this.  However, I wanted to concentrate today’s hunt on using zero discrimination with full tones.  I wanted to see if I could glean as much information hunting the mid range, as […]

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Found the Old School in the Woods

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So I found an older map that has shown a few areas of promise that I didn’t know about.  Again, it’s all about the research.  One of the areas had “Sch” on it.  I presumed that “Sch” stood for school and research played that out.  The placement was odd, as it is a wooded area […]

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1840 Half Dime

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Well, today’s hunt was awesome.  I only scored one older coin, but boy, was it a good one!  I went back to a public park that I have hit in the past.  The only other silver I have gotten out of there is a 1920’s mercury dime.  On the old aerials, I saw a farmhouse […]

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Working With The Seasons When Metal Detecting

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Extremes in metal detecting are very difficult.  This oppressive heat wave has been horrendous.  It’s not just the heat that is the issue, but the digging conditions.  In every season, there are things to work around.  The key is having strategies for them.  I metal detect year round.  Some days are impossible, but I have […]

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Metal Detecting Site Recon Finds Paper Money

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So today I decided to head out to three older schools.  Most of these were turn of the century.  It turned out to be an interesting day.

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Another Metal Detecting Recon Yields Another Wheatie

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Okay, so I continue to research and pick at sites.  I found another interesting site today that is also on public land.

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Recon Site Yields Encrusted Wheat Penny

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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.

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Sometimes, Metal Detecting Leads Don’t Pan Out

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If you have been following this site at all, you know that I asked an acquaintance of mine to hunt two properties he owned.  Well, I got to hunt those properties this past weekend.  The results were not what I wanted.

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The Downsides To Finding Something Awesomer

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We get into this hobby because we like adventure, history, and treasure.  Now, that treasure can be purely historic treasure or it can be something with amazing monetary value.  All of us dream of finding something amazing, but there are downsides.

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Letting People Know That You Love Metal Detecting

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It always amazes me how many people are shy about this hobby.  I am not shy at all.  Well, I can be shy in groups, but I’m not shy about letting people know that I love this hobby.  This is why you shouldn’t be either.

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