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The wife and I got out for a little detecting today..... Pretty bleak. She found a dime and a quarter, both clad and I got skunked.

So I console myself in that I did my good deed for the day in helping to clean up the little park we detected.....:rolleyes:

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Was the ST Chris gold?

I found one a couple years ago that was 14k and weighed 7.5 dwt.


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I like to think of my trash cleaning efforts perhaps a bit unusually. I tend to treat the park as a living, breathing organism that I'll talk to as I clean. As I do this there is hope the karma kicks in and the park coughs up some gold jewelry. Even at the end of a session, having been skunked, I'll take one last look back and think, "I've left you better than I found you with no reward. Remember me next time."

I don't know if it helps, but I feel better about the time spent.


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Deft Tones,

I sing to the park.   I go around singing "silver and gold, silver and gold, somewhere around here is silver and gold, silver and gold, silver and gold, common park, give me your silver and gold"


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I'm going to try that one sung as a chantey in a pirates accent. That ought to keep the wierdos away!


"Look at the crazy man, Mommy"! :biggrin:

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You could also go around mumbling about "My Precious" in your best golum impression.....:biggrin:

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