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F350Platinum last won the day on February 25

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About F350Platinum

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    RVing, Guitars, Photography, and now metal detecting.
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    Garrett Ace 400, Minelab Equinox 600, Garrett Pro pointer AT, Lesche Sampson, Predator Barracuda,CooB Shark V10 sand scoop

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  1. I'd have named this "Just the Artifacts #5", but again I found some coins (thanks GB 😁) Today was a decent day for March but the wind was unpredictable. At least it got warm enough that I didn't have to wear heavy or electric clothes. I think I found my first "Zincoln", it's the heavily corroded memorial to the right of the unidentifiable penny. Got another handle, again probably a razor. The large disc is gold plated, one side smooth and one has concentric circles. I'm thinking it was on a pocketbook or something. Small knurled ring that at first i thought was an Asian coin, but it
  2. Oops hit save too soon. Yes I have two more old house sites to search when I'm done with this one, I expect the farmers to be out here next week putting down lime, and I gotta get my RV ready for the road. Some things I should also mention are the amount of research I've done, looking up historical maps, scouting, talking to people who grew up here. Chase has pointed me in a great direction with the Equinox, recommending books such as Andy Sabisch's and Clive Clynick, who I think is a member of this forum. I'm one of "those people" who reads the manual before pressing the buttons. I've sp
  3. Yeah, sorry. Probably should rename the whole thing "Noob in a field #1-n" 😀 I'm out here right now hating March for its deceptive weather.
  4. Haha, I'm more inclined to think that because most of this area is un-hunted is the reason but thanks. I do credit my mentors, YouTube, @Chase Goldman, and the Academy 🏆😀
  5. When you think about it (taking a break in the field right now), anytime you find a coin that has a hole in it doesn't speak well of the practice of putting them on a thread, ribbon or chain. But that's what they did! Of course keeping them in your pocket doesn't either 🤔
  6. I appreciate both of your replies! Might as well try to clean it up. Got some Andres' pencils coming, should be delivered today. Any other suggestions? Been using only hand soap and a very light brush to clean stuff so far, and some Wright's cream on the silver.
  7. Thanks! Wish it was in better shape, but I'll take what I can get. They're probably going to start the fields next week, planting corn this year. 😵 Big warm-up coming.
  8. For those of you who have read me whining about trash here, this is a good bit of what I hear on every swing. There are thousands of these "Iron Babies" (think "Sugar Babies") at this site. Any of you old enough to remember that candy 😀
  9. Second day in this site. It never got over 42 today, the wind was around 20-30 mph all day. I went out dressed like I was yesterday and had to go back for a heavy hoodie and heated socks. Got Reynauds in my hands and feet, unbelievable pain if they get too cold. The reason I went right back is because the first coin I found is either an early American penny or a King George, or not... 🤔 It's 1 1/8 inches in diameter and weighs 9.7 grams. No really identifiable lettering, just the bust facing right. Big coin. The only way to "read" it is the good old flashlight trick. Left to right: s
  10. Good lord, man! Hope I have a day like that when I go to the beach. Unlikely because of my experience, but WOW. Great haul! That's a haul right there. 😀
  11. Thanks! Yeah sorry I was brought up on "The King's English". 😀 I'm very lucky to have moved here, I'm smack in the middle of a rural area that is largely un-hunted. I know all the landowners and they have been very gracious. One spot I thought would be a treasure trove, however, turned out to have been heavily hunted by a notorious local. Luckily the rest of the farm was planted, so it couldn't be hunted when the person was there. Yesterday I got another permission to hunt around a late 17s to mid 1800s farmhouse. Last occupancy was in the 60s. Got two more old house sites plus that one
  12. I'm thinking the resident was in the service, and I found the items about where the clothesline was or the "burn barrel" 😀 maybe a shed. Wish I could get a fix on the left button, image search didn't find anything. 😵 The Marine uniform button is kinda rare, wish it was in better shape. Most of the backmark is gone, but It is a Scovill button from Waterbury CT. The other had no discernible backmark, waiting on some Andres' pencils to mess with it. It appears to have been plated silver.
  13. Stainless bolt. Goes through the PVC and the bamboo dowel inside. I walked around Lowe's for quite a while until I found something that fit the pipe perfectly. I did have to sand the PVC a bit to get it to fit. Used a belt sander upside down in a vise. Sealed everything with marine sealant. I've used it a few times with no issues, going to take it to the beach in a few weeks.
  14. Gotta say I stole the idea from some famous "Boys who vacuum" 😀 it's about 5' tall. Reason is that if you're in deep water you not only want leverage, you don't want to have to bend over and get your upper torso wet, or fill your waders. You pick it up and dump it in a floating sieve. 🤗 I watch their videos because most of what they find is relevant to me, they're not too far away. Wanted to use schedule 80 PVC but they didn't have any at the time. Thicker walls. The shovel part is a CooB Shark V10. 2mm stainless.
  15. I built mine with Schedule 40 PVC, it has a solid Bamboo core and a Raptor handle. It floats, and digs heavy river muck like a champ. Weighs about 4 pounds. 😁
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