Sunday, December 14, 2008

Dry few Months

Boy, these past few months have been dry for good finds, I guess the theme should be "picking clad."

At least I can afford the batteries !!!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Been a while

A couple of items I have picked over the past couple of weeks.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Been a while since I have been out

Nothing to exciting, got out and about for a couple of hours today. Finds included a 1962-D Roosevelt and a 1940 something wheatie.

Donaters are back at the lake as I am finding fresh change laying on top of the ground !!!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Imitation Jewelry

Thought we had a good one here, even though it is marked "Italy 14k" it was only gold plated at best.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Pocket Dumps

Couple of Pocket dumps today

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Who needs a metal detector

Amazing what one can find on top of the ground if they just take the time.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

I found a prayer today

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference."

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Uneventful Day

Got out to swing the xt70 for a while this weekend, nothing exciting, just some clad for batteries. Enjoy the photos...........

Total clad: 8 pennies, 2 nickels, 9 dimes, 2 quarters $1.58

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Treasure Hunting Website

Not sure if I have mentioned this site in the past, but it is definitely worth reading, some well written articles / ideas for us enthusiast !!!

Treasure Hunting - A Metal Detector Enthusiast's Guide.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

XT70 and a silver quarter

Got out with the XT70 today, the more I use this machine the more impressed I become, the target separation is extremely good.

The quarter, a 1946-D, was found between to pull tabs, the bent penny, a wheat penny, was found next to an iron target.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

xterra70 and a gold ring ?

Out for 4 hours today, playing with the xterra70 I got from Chuck at Treasure Hut.

I am still on a huge learning curve. Today I was concentrating on solid repeatable signals and pinpointing.

Pull tabs were hitting a solid 18 on TID, however, this ring also hit a solid 18, the main difference between the two is the pull tabs had a bouncing TID in the pinpoint mode, the ring was varying very little.

The ring is unmarked and feels a bit light, so my guess is gold plated.

Saturday, January 26, 2008


Out with the xterra70 I purchased from Chuck at Treasure Hut.

No exciting finds, a few coins and lots of trash, still on a learning curve here, but at least the park is a cleaner place today.

So here are some photos of me and the dogs.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Minelab Xterra 70 from Chuck at Treasure Hut

(click on the photos for a closer view of what was included by Chuck)

Sent my daughter to the Post Office for me and look what she found !!!

My xterra70 from Treasure Hut !!!!

But wait,

that is not all,

look closely at the photos as there were other finds in the box,

an Extended Service Plan from Minelab, I now have a 4 year factory warranty !!!

but wait,

that is not all,

a cool pen, a cover for the control panel, an Extended Service medal for my key chain ...........

but wait,

that is not all,

on top of the stock coil was a 6" SNIPER COIL !!! a 6" (and I really want to swear here) SNIPER COIL !!!

Chuck, you really didn't have to do this for me, you really shouldn't have done this...............

Thank you my friend, Thank you !!!!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

925 SIlver with the Ace250

Out and about at the lake park today. Truck thermometer was reading a steady 79.

Pretty uneventful day, I almost did not dig the ring as it was a broken signal, almost like I had found another aluminum screw top.