Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location:
    PA, USA
  • Gear Used:
    F75 DST, G2, MMK, CZ6a, Vista Gold Gain, Equinox 800

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

rod-pa's Achievements

Copper Contributor

Copper Contributor (3/6)



  1. F350, i think you are right to stay with your Nox. use the Deus on sites you already know so you learn it well on known ground. I hate the thought of missing an item or two that maybe the Deus might do better on than the Nox, but if you arent hearing the Deus tones as well as the Nox yet...probably way more you will walk over with the Deus. My opinion. Good luck to you on your search, man.
  2. It was only 3 or 4 inches. Found it in a small area of poor ground with almost no grass. Found it in the same hole as a wheat, a center fire cartridge and a plastic head with top hat. Within 3 three foot diameter also an 1870 Indian and a barber dime. The name of the town is Schwenksville. I get the feeling from the neighbor that the area I am.searching was used for 18th and 18th century industry, and the ground may have been graded when that ended and the house was built. I've been looking for more historical records. I havent dug much stuff very deep...too many targets. Cal, can you elaborate on work tags?
  3. i wish it was that simple. I found a list of all 774 banks inactive in PA since inception..nothing matches. but nice thought.
  4. Dug this earlier this week. My guesses are thinks like locker ID token, safe box token, but cant find anything that looks close yet...any ideas? 1cent for sizing.
  5. lol, no worries! information transfer is always good...and it is a relevant topic, to boot.
  6. yeah...i hate clay, which dominates lots of my area as well. this soil is pretty mineralized, but not like a black peat or anything.
  7. schoolofhardNox, i agree on the green tone. I was just looking back at pictures, and the last really nice green IHC I dug was 1865, too. Must have been a good year for copper content at the Philly mint.
  8. Got a permission yesterday from a friend, so I went right away since the ground is going to freeze shortly. The property has one of the newest houses for about 2 blocks. Most of the others are mid and late 1700s. This place is about 1850. A bunch of wheaties, a cool marble, and a whatsit. Then this thing pops out. Was only maybe 6 inches down, not much deeper than the wheats. Only my second 2 Cent dug, but wowsa! Pretty astounding high grade when it went into the ground, for sure. EMI was pretty bad as it is in town on a corner surrounded with power lines. I could only run sensitivity at 19 or 20, and 2/3 of the time I ran in disc mode to keep from going crazy. Last item of the day was a huge aluminum store token from a place about 10 to 15 miles away from the dig site, just to give me a heart attack, seeing that large silver looking disc. I will get it cleaned up later if possible, but it is pretty crusty, so we will see. When I get it completely cleaned up I will post another picture, but couldn't wait. Happy huntin..
  9. Thanks Tom. I finally found a microscope that works well with my PC. I am still playing around with lighting. RIght now i use a combination of LED and regular bulbs. High luster coins are still problematic...but not the case on this one
  10. Got out to the park again for the morning with Ozzie. There was pretty solid frost in the grass to the point where I had about an inch of "snow" on my coil a couple times. Bunch of coins, mostly modern. Tried to stay near some of the older trees in an area I haven't hunted before, and pulled this nice Barber. Happy Hunting.
  11. nice work, sir. i mowed a spot in the middle of a field with push mower once. I pronounce you addicted as well 🙂
  12. schoolofhardNox, i really don't want to...then I would have to agonize over selling/not selling/selling/not selling/selling/not selling it !
  • Create New...