This is the prime of metal detecting season and I do not see many posts....especially the last week or two.... What's up? Vacations, graduations, holidays??? Cheers, RickO
111° here this afternoon........My season is winter...
PS: yes it is dead here and I just hope they are all out digging and getting ready to post those spectacular or not so spectacular finds!
Any time is a good time. Need to break away from my wife's honey do's. ;-)
On Saturday I was back at an old farm in Hopewell NJ. My friend dug a nice WW1 1st infantry Co. D collar insignia while I was digging a hole to China on a chirpy signal from 8" down. Plucked this 1919 SLQ out. Shiny as the day it was lost. Just a dip in acetone and here it is. I don't mind the heat although I'm in a cow pasture and the bugs are a challenge. Peace Roy
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Huh? This coin has been scrubbed and ruined. Is this a joke, Roy?
Well... it is a silver quarter... so good find Roy... Cheers, RickO
@AUandAG I would never do that.
Nope, no scrubby, came out of the ground shiny and tarnished. Compressed in light brown river silt soil. About 12" away I dug a 1935 Mercury dime at 6" so if both coins were part of a coin spill then the SLQ circulated for 15 years before a dirt nap. Peace Roy
I just retired so I now have some time to use my metal detector. Any suggestions on the best places to go hunting? FYI, I am in GA and not near the beach.
Research local civil war skirmish sites, anywhere you have permission, around old foundations, military encampment sites, circus tent and festival-fair grounds. Have fun. Peace Roy
@Parpope....Welcome aboard....Look for old sites - your local library can be a treasure trove of information - maps etc., carnival sites, fairgrounds, civil war sites (not those designated off limits), sports fields and others...Good luck and let us know how it goes... Cheers, RickO
Been so dry here in upstate NY that the ground is rock hard. Went out Tuesday night and got lots of good signals in a pasture near an old homestead but couldn't break the ground even with an entrenching shovel- think I even got planter faciatitist or whatever its called in my wrist! Did find a few pennies and a nice xf 1925 merc dime the week before near the base of a tree in a neighbors yard. Have some sites that look promising lined up for later in fall with a friend.
Another interesting source for old ground is reading turn of the century fire insurance maps. These were drawn up to identify all wood structures and fire risk.
My latest trip was out meteorite hunting in the Desert before the heat really soared. No meteorites, just meteor wrongs for the rock garden :-)
@metalmeister ....What type of signal does a meteorite give on your MD? Cheers, RickO
@Ricko. Well, I don't really know yet. I did a eye ball find of a meteorite at the Meteor Crater in AZ. When I put it under the coil it gives a iron signal. Anyway, It's the trill of the hunt for me. I am searching CA deserts.