Monday, December 31, 2007

Large Cent and the Ace250

Even a pig finds a truffle every now and then.

She was on her edge, pinpointing was a pain, then I nicked her on the backside digging the plug.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Picking Clad

Out for a bit this morning picking clad, the flag is a pin, copper coated with something shiny. The flag rang up in the same range as a penny.

Total take today: 9 pennies, 1 dime, 3 quarters, flag pin

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Pinpointing tone with the Ace250

Something I have noticed lately with my Ace250, when pinpointing, the tone either drops off slowly or very abruptly when moving off the center of the target.

When the tone drops off abruptly, begin by looking right on top of the surface or just under the grass instead of digging a plug.

I have picked dozens of coins at the lake like that this year, scratch the surface and pick up the clad, saves on the digging time.

Aluminum screw tops also seem to produce this effect.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Record Temps with the Ace250

Hit a ball park late Friday and my lake park Saturday morning, record highs, just a beautiful day.

The ballpark is new so all I expected was clad, the lake park however is driving me nuts. This area should be producing silver, all of my research shows this to be a poplar spot in the 40's and 50's. Photographs showing cars parked, people gathering, but I am not finding silver.

One thing I am finding is my Ace250 is very limited in this soil, 3" is the maximum depth for any coins, and the coins at that depth are all modern clad.

Friday, December 07, 2007

New Link

I added a new link today called "By Invitation Only"

When you get a chance, check this site out !!! What you can expect to find are nicely done "hand made" custom invitations and cards.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Sunday at the lake with an Ace250

They finally opened my favorite lake park. Got out for a couple of hours, nothing exciting.

The glasses and the earing were "I spy's" while wandering the shore.

The "HB" pendant was gold plated and appears to be bronze or brass underneath. It rang up on the Ace250 as a penny.