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IdahoPeg last won the day on January 12

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    GPZ 7000, Gold Monster 1000, Thompson Dry Washer, Equinox 600

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  1. I was out there too...a bit too soon after high tide, almost got pulled out to sea lol! Congrats on the lead with imprint, that’s cool. I only found one old nail and a bunch of change. I’m thinking I should’ve gone out with a headlamp the night before, with all the competition now!
  2. What a cool adventure with some excellent gold and an exciting coin find! Thanks for sharing...loved the pictures, especially the one with the shovel for scale lol!
  3. What an awesome new patch to find! Gives us all some hope while we endure the many skunked days/weeks looking for new areas!
  4. Nice job! Hopefully you’ll get a nice ring there too!
  5. Wow! What an incredibly awesome find! And a great few days of detecting too! Congratulations!
  6. What a fun adventure....thanks for taking us along! Nice gold sluicing and the Chinese coin is a really cool find! I can’t believe I haven’t found one yet....definitely on my detecting bucket list. Congrats on a great trip!
  7. Actually they were all black with the hard coating inside, couldn’t see any markings...but several hours of rubbing on wet aluminum foil safely took it off and showed the awesomeness! I felt like the kid in Karate Kid...”wax on, wax off”....HOURS of rubbing them on foil lol! Surprised I’m not sore! 😄
  8. Apparently they dredge sand from Canaveral Shoals to barges 5 miles off the Cape, then truck it to different areas. I would assume it’s been surveyed etc to make sure no wrecks there lol. In some prior years they used crappy inland sand but people complained. This year’s project along my particular treasure hunting beach sites will make it especially bad for detecting...they are super building up the dunes along with the beach as I type this. It’ll take a huge storm to open it up...I’m so happy and grateful I found my little Spanish treasures before they dumped on them!
  9. It was basically a one day event at one of the several beaches I checked that day...nice big cut! But the morons are AGAIN renourishing the whole area now, so we’ll need a huge Nor’easter to come by to open things up again. What a waste of money.
  10. What awesome hunt! You guys know what you’re doing, that’s for sure! Congratulations!
  11. Hey Guys! Remember this thing that I found on Florida’s Treasure Coast a couple weeks ago and posted about? I was so disappointed there were no visible markings to link it to the1715 Spanish Fleet that sunk during a hurricane. Well, I decided to carefully try to separate the silver sandwich with a paring knife, and was successful with minimal damage. The inside surfaces were dark and thick with corrosion but I kept working on them(rubbing on wet aluminum foil did the best...very time consuming. I don’t have an electrolysis setup yet). So glad I did it! I’ve definitely found my 1st Pieces of Eight finally (1/2 Reales likely)! Minted in Mexico between 1700-1715 during Philip V’s reign in Spain, if my research is correct. They may be little, but I’m tickled pink with them! 🙂
  12. The pictures of those poor kangaroos and koalas is so heartbreaking...makes me cry. Has there been any international response, ie like us/others sending firefighters, equipment etc to help? How about one of our big carriers heading that way with help rather than mucking up the situation in the Middle East! Nuff said on that. Just want us to help somehow....so sad.
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