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Weekend Oldies! 28 Oct 2013 22:28 #985

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Jr and I met with with Mike and Mark for a weekend of hunting at the old virgin fairground #2 site. We didn't get as many hours in as Mike and Mark but I still managed to find these goodies.

Saturday I found the toast 64 Indian after wandering around the old fairground field for several hours. I should have stayed in the old hot spot because that is where most everything was.

Sunday we stayed mainly in the old hot spot for a couple of hours and I managed to find the three cent piece first. It was a good solid hit but only was at 3 on the conductive side on the eTrac.

Next was the shield nickel that was on top of the ground and last came the nice half dime. It was a good sounding signal that Jr and Mark confirmed but once I dug the initial hole I lost the discriminated signal. I could still pinpoint something. Mark took over digging it with his shovel and after he carved out a very large hole he pinpointed it in the wall of the hole. It was sitting almost vertical at a depth of 6 inches!

This place still holds a lot of coins we think but it takes digging every blip to find most of them. I didn't get a full count of all of the coins we pulled out but I think it went something like this:

Large Cents - 2
Flying Eagle Cent - 1
Fatty Indians - 2
Bronze Indians - 12
Two Cents - 3
Silver Three Cents - 3
Nickel Three Cents - 2
Bust Half Dimes - 1
Seated Half Dimes - 2
Shield Nickels - 7

These were excellent totals for a spot I thought was just about hunted out! Now I want to go back and re-hunt every spot I thought was hunted out a couple more times!

Mark found the most coins with his CTX 3030. Mike and had had our eTracs and Jr was using his old explorer. All of the detectors we used are made by Minelab.



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Weekend Oldies! 28 Oct 2013 22:31 #986

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Ok, now I am jealous. Nice finds!!
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Weekend Oldies! 28 Oct 2013 22:34 #987

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It was fun! We will hit it again soon.....
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Weekend Oldies! 28 Oct 2013 22:40 #988

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Here is the shield nickel that was on top of the ground. It was a blasting signal and when I kicked the bean chaff away I saw this......


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Weekend Oldies! 28 Oct 2013 22:46 #989

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Here's another extremely RARE find that was made by Mark on Saturday. He found a piece of a three cent piece..then a few feet away he found another one. They matched but it was still missing one piece! So he backs up and starts to hunt the area again really slow and get s really faint hit. He digs it up and it is the THIRD missing piece of the three cent silver! Simply amazing to find all three pieces to this very tiny coin. It's the first time I have ever seen a complete three cent piece found from three different pieces. I guess you could call it a THREE PIECE THREE CENT PIECE :woohoo:

In addition to this Mark found a NICE 1835 BUST half dime...the third bust half dime to come out of this field.


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Weekend Oldies! 29 Oct 2013 20:12 #994

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Great finds again. ;)
That old Fairground is a treasure trove of oldies.

The 3 cent rung up as a conductive 3 but what was the ferrous number? How deep?
Never found one and probably never will! :(
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Weekend Oldies! 29 Oct 2013 22:28 #995

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Great finds again. ;)
That old Fairground is a treasure trove of oldies.

The 3 cent rung up as a conductive 3 but what was the ferrous number? How deep?
Never found one and probably never will! :(

It was 11, 12, 13. I found one in the 70s then my next one was in 2007 or so. Once I figured out where they hit they started coming out of the fields quite often.
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Weekend Oldies! 31 Oct 2013 08:17 #996

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WOW WOW WOW :ohmy:
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