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    What a difference a couple of days can make.
    This was the view out my back door last Wednesday afternoon.
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    Later that very evening the snow turned to rain and by Friday the snow had all but disappeared.
    This is what my yard looked like yesterday.
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    Lets get back to Friday though.
    I was pushing to be out and probably should have waited another day.
    The wind was blowing right off of the ocean at 35 miles per hour and the rain was going sideways at times.
    When you are addicted any fix will do though.
    So there I was soaked to the bone and loving it.
    The finds were nothing spectacular but they were better than a kick in the pants.
    First up was a battered and broken dog tag.
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    Then a silver earring.
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    And a set of keys.
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    Saturday dawned bright and sunny and after the morning chores I hit the road.
    My first keeper of the day was my oldest.
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    Bruce
    In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

  • #2
    A bit later I got a two fer.
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    The dime is 1911 and the nickel is 1920.
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    I also found a second set of keys.
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    Near the end of the day a fellow walked up to me and asks if my detector finds keys.
    UM YUP.
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    When I asked if there was a particular key he was looking for he help up a set and said they are the same as these.
    He was happier than a pig in a puddle when I tossed these to him.
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    Now I need to find a home for the green man set. http://www.dw.com/en/east-german-cro...sin/a-17014424
    My last two finds of the day were a surface finds.
    The first was a brand new air mattress pump.
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    The last one had obviously been dug up by someone.
    But they left it laying there right near the parking lot.
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    Bruce
    In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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    • #3
      Sunday was a bit of a late start for me.
      And when I pull up and get set to hunt the first thing that I see is Jamie.
      He had been there early in the day and already had three silvers in the pouch
      A 1902 little nickel and 2 sailboat dimes but decided to join me as I traipsed over the hill.
      Before he left for the day I had only found this.
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      As he was leaving he asked if I thought that I could beat his 1902 for age.
      My reply was that I hoped to.
      Not long after he left this popped out.
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      A bit later Marty showed up.
      Sadly there was nothing good for either of us other than some clad.
      This brings us up to Monday.
      And by now I have done a pile of digging for the last 3 days.
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      This is an overview of the hole 4 days kit and kaboodle keepers and oddities.
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      As you can see gas was covered.
      The greenie on top of the pile is a 1931.
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      The Star Wars watch works.
      The Walkman may work if I can get it charged.
      There is one odd round ball there.
      It is not actually round,,,, more cylindrical with flat ends.
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      Bruce
      In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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      • #4
        The junk pendant is there simply due to the unique reversed E that is etched into it.
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        The gold ring is the beginning of the sad find.
        There is one find that I made on Sunday that you don't see.
        I had found a seated dime prior to Jamie showing up on Monday.
        And that was the only real keeper to be had by either of us until I chased an odd penny signal.
        It was showing deeper than 4 inches so I cut a decent plug.
        Stuck the pinpointer in the hole and although my plug was 5 inches deep the target was another 3 inches down.
        When this popped out of the ground I knew that it was not what I was hearing.
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        The actual target I heard turned out to be a Stinking Lincoln on it's edge only 2 inches down.
        But I will take this as a gift for digging a penny signal.
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        OK time for the sad ending to my story.
        When I put that ring in my pouch I could feel that dime sitting there.
        A half hour or so later a fellow walks up to me carrying a toy detector.
        This is the very one he was carrying.
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        He explained that a lady friend of his had lost her gold bracelet and he was taking it over to here place so that she could try to find it.
        He then asked if my detector could find gold so I showed him the ring.
        A half hour later I met back up with Jamie and showed him the ring also.
        When I finally get home and start my clean up I realize that the dime was missing.
        I spent the better part of five hours today searching for it to no avail.
        That dime fits inside of the ring with room to spare and pulling it out seems to have been a costly mistake.
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        This dime made a long and arduous journey.
        From New Orleans to the California gold fields. and finally up to Victoria with the miners heading to Alaska and the BC interior when it was finally lost.
        Only to be lost again withing 3 hours of being found.
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        Bruce
        In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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        • #5
          Sorry to hear that Bruce. In my days of coin collecting, any 1800 era coin that you could read the date and mint mark was classified as VG and your's is probably a higher category. Not to beat you up any further, but hows about going back to the area where you first showed it and retrace your steps with the detector. I know, I know - you probably already tried that. Sorry. Anyway, as usual you have a super post. Thanks for the interesting walkabout. ...Chuck
          NE Central Tenn - Any day on this side of the grass is a good day. -Chuck-

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          • 2ndoldman
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            I will definitely be back there again looking for it Chuck. It will eventually show up, I just hope that it is me that finds it and not someone else.

        • #6
          Those are some awesome finds, I would never leave a wrench laying after digging it up. You can go behind these loggers down here and eventually find a whole tool set.

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          • 2ndoldman
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            When the company is paying for the tools they don't give a hoot what happens to them.
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