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  • 2ndoldman
    started a topic Indian summer is almost over here.

    Indian summer is almost over here.

    It has been a fantastic run of unbelievable weather over the past week and a bit here in Victoria.
    The daily temperatures have been hovering between 15 and 22 degrees Celsius which is 60 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Click image for larger version

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    During the 7 days of this post I have been averaging around 4 and a half hours of swing time every day.
    Not every day has seen a keeper (Monday and Wednesday were bupkus days) but that makes those days with keepers all that much sweeter.
    This will give you an idea of the types of sites that I hit during the 7 days.
    Monday was the firing line and there were nothing but old shell casings to be found.
    And Sunday was the training range were almost all of the finds were empty training rounds. Click image for larger version

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ID:	270181 Tuesday was the best day.
    It started out with a surprise and continued onto the best hole of the week.
    The surprise was a fall coloured maple leaf pin that I thought was brass because it was totally brown when it came out.
    You will have to forgive me here.
    Due to having waited far to long to make this post my pictures are just going to showcase the highlights of the week. Click image for larger version

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ID:	270182 Not 5 minutes after pulling that pin there was a sweet high tone at 6 inches.
    Well the target was buried between two roots, and it took over 5 minutes to extract.
    I mistakenly thought that there was only one target in the hole and continued to wiggle my small digger between the roots until the pinpointer no longer registered the target.
    This is what I first noticed. Click image for larger version

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ID:	270183 I had laid the pinpointer down to take this picture and when I picked it up it went off as it passed over the discard pile of dirt.
    Well it turned out to be 3 dimes all nestled together between those roots. Click image for larger version

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ID:	270185 Thursday saw the second coin spill.
    This one was not as spectacular as it was only a 46 Canadian dime and a 61 Rosie.
    There was one peculiar find though.
    I have found many different religious pendants before but never one that could be confused with pocket change. Click image for larger version

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ID:	270186 Friday had its ups and downs.
    The downs were a thimble that turned out to be aluminum and not silver
    And this WWI collar badge.
    Tacoed is one way to describe its condition. Click image for larger version

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  • 2ndoldman
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    Thanks for the compliment.

  • Tam
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    Bruce , just an amazing collection . Like I said I had a cousin that collected but there is nothing as special , rewarding as personal finds ... just wonderful .

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  • 2ndoldman
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    Awesome

  • Jethro355
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    Maybe a couple. 😜

    I have rapelled off off this one and some more nearby, way back before the government became so protective of me.
    its a sold 200" to the ground...

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  • CMD
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    I'm not sure why so bad here, but simply the worst ever by my estimation. That huge wind storm that knocked out power for a week(but we lucked out this time, yay!) did not help. 81 mph gusts here, and lots of trees down, and it takes all the leaves too. But just no color other then brown this year....

  • 2ndoldman
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    Originally posted by Jethro355 View Post
    I'm going to piggyback on your thread and not start a new one...fall colors in the ozarks are usually spectacular. This year they are hit and miss, the lack of rain in some areas late in he summer really muted the colors, but it's still beautiful.
    You can piggyback on my threads any time Jason.
    I have just got to ask though. How many times have you dangled your legs over the edge. Click image for larger version

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  • Jethro355
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    I'm going to piggyback on your thread and not start a new one...fall colors in the ozarks are usually spectacular. This year they are hit and miss, the lack of rain in some areas late in he summer really muted the colors, but it's still beautiful.
    This is Hawksbill crag, or Whitaker point.  Probably one of the most photographed places in Arkansas.  This is an extremely rare picture of it...with no one standing on it.  My wife and I hiked it yesterday evening st dusk, we were the last people there.  We actually waited until after sunset to leave, and walked the grueling hike out in the dark.  :-). Man...it was worth it.

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  • 2ndoldman
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    Originally posted by Tam View Post
    I think you need to buy a coin collection book . I have had them since I was a kid
    Tamara, this is how I currently display my coin finds. Click image for larger version

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  • Tam
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    I think you need to buy a coin collection book . I have had them since I was a kid

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  • Tam
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    Man Bruce what haul ! Love all the coins . I cannot believe those colors you found so beautiful . Can’t wait to get to
    Georgia for some fall colors .
    Wonderful walkabout 😁

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  • 2ndoldman
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    I am sorry to hear about the loss of your family home Jason. I hope that no one was hurt in the fire.

  • Jethro355
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    I wish, Bruce.

    I had undreds, maybe thousands of silver coins in my parent’s house when it burned. Almost all of them melted into a giant lump.
    My Mom was a postmaster in a small rural town, and when people would spend silver coins, she would buy them out of her drawer and bring them home to me.
    some of the only ones that weren’t melted were in a small safe I had left there. There were 150 silver dollars that my Grandfather gave her when she told him she was pregnant with me, it was to be used to buy me a crib, 😊

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  • 2ndoldman
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    You wouldn't have a spare jar of coins sitting around by any chance???????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????

  • Jethro355
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    You just need to find a jar full of them, and you’ll be set.

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