Mundane Monday

Well today at lunch I returned to the empty lot that I recently pulled 5 wheats from. As is becoming the norm I didn’t find any keepers. Tonight I decided to get out in the beautiful weather and hunt. I quickly decided to try and find some new sites. I stopped by one property and the property owner needed to run the idea of me detecting by her husband. After dropping a card off at a couple other properties I decided to hunt a farm field that I’m certain holds my first seated coin. It is a farmfield that held a school house between the early 1880’s and the 1920’s. I have hunted this field a couple times without finding anything. Tonight I hunted a different little section for an hour or so and didn’t find anything. As I was walking back towards the truck I got a decent signal 6″ down. The thing that caught my attention about this signal was the fact that it was consistent after turning 90 degrees to it. As I dug my first plug I noticed a coin impression in the thick clay. I quickly found a coin in the sidewall of the hole. I was hoping for a barber or seated but this coin wasn’t shiny. I could quickly tell it was copper. The wreath on the reverse of the coin told me it was an Indian. It was just dusk enough that I couldn’t see a date on it. I swung a few more minutes and headed home. When I got it home I cleaned it with water just enough to get a date off of it. It turned out to be a 1900. I cannot figure out for the life of me why I’m missing the silver. Lately I have been second guessing the capabilities of the little “beginners detector” my Ace 250. I have been thinking more and more about upgrading. However everytime I think it’s time the Ace finds me something that makes me think to myself. Why upgrade? This indian rang up as a penny with a sweet belltone. I have dug many silvers that would sound the exact same. I will continue to hunt this property because I am convinced there are more goodies there. Hopefully, they have the scientific symbol AG.

WHEAT STATE TREASURE HUNTERS

Just a reminder that we will be meeting Wednesday night the 15th in North Linwood Park at 6:00 PM for our “Step Up Clean Up” initiative. I will have everyone’s T-shirts and I hope to see everyone out there.

Happy Hunting and thanks for reading!

Steve *\_

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The Garrett Ace 250 with DD coil

I decided to go metal detecting yesterday morning at Linwood Park in Wichita. I was there for about 5 minutes before PulltabMiner showed up. We were there about 20 minutes before Redd showed up. Redd hunts this park often with good results. You can see for yourself by searching on Youtube for Reddcent59. This put us in an interesting situation. 3 different detectors from different manufacturers and different price levels. We decided to swing the detectors over targets that Redd suspected to be good. We had some interesting results. Redd swung his Etrac over a target he suspected to be a wheat penny at 6-7 inches. Pulltab swung his V3i over the target and came up with a foil signal. I was next to swing over the target. My Ace 250 with DD coil locked on it as a penny. This proved to me that even my “entry level” detector can see targets at depths of 7 inches. The Ace gave a really solid signal. What this taught me was to trust my machine, don’t be timid to dig deep targets, and dig more iffy signals. I am not saying that the Ace can hang with higher end machines in every instance. On the higher end detectors you get more information to help you decide whether to dig or not. Overall these non scientific tests rekindled my love for the Garrett. It all boils down to knowing your machine and its sounds as well as being methodical in your hunting.

Happy Hunting!

The real Joy!

My oldest son and I took a dog to the vet today. On our way home we decided to stop by a little playground that I have never hunted before. While we were there I decided to try my hand at making a video. We ended up finding 3 pennies and several pieces of trash! Hope you enJOY it as much as I did.

http://youtu.be/2037gclQkVA

Penny Lane is in my head!

This evening I went to the open field where the two story school used to stand. I still cannot figure out exactly where it was but I did figure out where it is. I dug a few targets in a certain area only to find chunks of concrete with wire embedded. After hunting that field for about two hours I found 5 pennies that were all 6 inches deep. Which means I made two and a half  cents per hour while metal detecting. The real treasure was just being out in the nice evening air. considering that the school was demoed in 1965; I know there is silver there…. I’m just struggling to find it… They say persistence pays. I believe!