By Old Line Paul
Yesterday, I went to a park in an older community 20-minutes north of where I live. I found 2 quarters, 6 dimes, 2 pennies and a Hot Wheels. For me, this is a respectable haul.
On my way home, I spotted a grocery store and stopped to pick up a few items. When I returned to my car, I saw this lying on the asphalt a few inches from my front wheel:
It’s marked.925, is 20” long, and weighs a smidge under 25 grams.
My question is, does the International Brotherhood of Metal Detectorists’ Code of Conduct allow me to claim bragging rights for this as a legitimate “find”? After all, I hadn’t yet returned home, and wouldn’t have been in that particular parking lot on that day and time if not for going detecting. But my detector was in the trunk. Part of me wants credit for travel time, like any plumber or electrician. But part of me feels like this is cheating!
(BTW, inspired by all the Good Samaritans on this forum, I left a “Did You Lose Something?” note on the grocery store bulletin board instead of just pocketing it.)
Was out today to a local park and came across a strong 32-38 signal on the Equinox. I raised the coil and it still was loud. I thought it was going to be deep junk, but there were a couple 32s that showed consistently on the screen. I was not aware that 1967 was still 40% silver.
Equinox, 15" coil, Park 1, 23 sensitivity, 4 Recovery speed, All metal
Tonight while metal detecting at a local sports complex I found this. This find is no doubt one of my best ever. Now I just need to track down the owner. This pendant came from a small town. I hope this increases my odds finding it's owner. Hopefully I can make someone's Christmas just that much more special this year. I was able to clean it up pretty good. From the depth I dug it, I'm guessing it has been lost for at least 5 years.
By UT Dave
Found my first Barber yesterday! And a Model T key, too! An old, long abandoned ranch site in the middle of nowhere. No standing buildings or anything, just rubble and outlines. Found both very close to what I think was the house. Both less than an inch deep, on the hard rocky desert.
Darn shame that winter snow is probably going to hit soon and lock me out of going back until next year!