Metal Detecting a Schoolyard

Metal detecting a new middle school (on older grounds) produced this nice gold ring from a depth of only 4". The VDI reading was a solid 23. It has a hallmark inside but does not have a carat rating. Will take it to the jewelers to verify gold content. Turns out to be Russian 9K. Using the Gold Calculator on the Spot Metal Prices page gold is at $1589.70. The ring weighs 2.0 grams which would put the value at $38.34 scrap value.

Looks like a religious motif. Mother Mary holding the baby Jesus? There are pearls on each side of center. Also found a solid copper bracelet, some junk jewelry, one wheat penny dated 1957, 3 clad quarters, 6 clad dimes, 10 nickels, and 7 pennies.

Gold trumps silver and it is always a good day when you hit gold!

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Civil War Relic Hunting Part 12

Recent relic hunting trip to Remington, Virginia produced another 44 civil war bullets, buttons, button backs, canister shot, large cent, and a few brass knapsack pieces.

Read all about at Civil War Relic Hunting Part 12.

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Metal Detecting Churchyard

Metal detecting around an old church built in 1899 produced a couple of winners. The first coin found was the 1935 Mercury dime. A few minutes later the 1892 Barber dime made it's appearance. The 1937-S quarter was the last coin found for the day.

Two green Indian head cents, 1895 and 1902 along with a 1925 Lincoln were also found. The Barber is "one thin dime"!

The new stuff found was 3 clad quarters, 8 clad dimes, 2 nickels, and 11 memorial cents.

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Civil War Relic Hunting Part 11

My last Civil War relic hunting trip for 2011 resulted in 59 bullets, two pieces of brass, and a rifled musket gun tool. I hunted for two days...about 7 hours a day. Temperatures were in the mid 40's and lows in the 20's which made for some "frosty" mornings.

Also found four .44 Colt pistol bullets with the tops twisted around with what looks like pliers.

Read the story Civil War Relic Hunting Part 11.

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Metal Detecting a Schoolyard

I metal detected the same school as below, but the finds are few and far apart. Managed to pull up a 1901 V nickel in bad shape, a 1944-P silver war nickel, and two wheat's, 1919 and 1920. Also found a Brownie girl scout pin and an old cufflink.

Modern coinage found was 9 clad quarters, 6 clad dimes, 11 nickels, and 12 pennies.

I also found a 4 pound chunk of lead. Click here for a view.

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Metal Detecting a Schoolyard

Metal detecting the same school as below produced a few more finds. The silver war nickels were stuck together for a single find. The St. Christopher medal is gold plated and made by Monet. The blue earring is marked .925. The button on the lower right appears to be from the 1700's. The wheat's are 1910 and 19??.

Also found 11 clad quarters, 17 clad dimes, 5 nickels, and 16 new pennies.

One of the wheat's was found using the Mixed Mode...first time I ever used it. Takes some getting used to but it does work good and goes deep. The 1910 wheat was one I had missed on previous hunts but was found with the Mixed Mode.

This makes a total of 8 war nickels found at this location.

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Metal Detecting a Schoolyard

Metal detecting the same school again as Another Two Ring Day. I found the Mercury dime within 10 minutes of hunting and about 25' from the 1946 Roosevelt below. The silver quarter popped up in the softball field right next to the school.

When I dug up one of the nickels there was a pull-tab ring in the same hole with it. The V3i sniffed it right out.

Totals for the day are 7 clad quarters, 4 clad dimes, 2 nickels, 5 memorial pennies, 3 Canadian dimes, wheat penny, key, and a Cub Scout neckerchief slide.

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Metal Detecting a Soccer Field

#1 Mom must have been a #1 Soccer Fan. I was searching a soccer field this morning looking for gold and was not disappointed. The pendant hit a solid 10vdi at 3 inches deep. I recovered part of the chain. It is 14K and weighs (with chain) 2.4 grams. It is made of yellow, white, and rose gold.

At $1787/ounce it is worth $80.00.

In order to find gold, you must dig junk. At the 10vdi range I was finding bits of foil & soda cans, small lead pieces, ace bandage holders, and parts of pull-tabs.

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Another Two Ring Day

Another Two Ring Day (click here to read the whole story).

Hunting the same school as below netted some more silver. All total I found 11 clad quarters, 10 clad dimes, 3 nickels, 6 new pennies, 1 silver dime, 1 silver nickel, three wheat's and two silver rings.

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Hi-Yo Silver, Away!

Metal detecting the same school as below produced these coins and Lone Ranger pin (1938) from the same area. The White's Deep Silver program is definitely paying off. The pin was 6" deep and I cannot believe that it is not bent as it is very thin.

The 1951 Roosevelt dime was 7.5" deep and the two war nickels were 5" - 6" deep. The war nic's were only a foot apart. The wheat is a 1942. The clad finds included 3 quarters, 1 dime and 6 nickels.

Also recovered a cheap ring.

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Metal Detecting a Schoolyard

Metal detecting the school with a program from Find's Treasure Forum that was written by username Magic. It does go deep and I found the Mercury dime and three wheat's in the exact same place I found the dog pin.

I figured there were deeper coins so I switched to White's Deep Silver program. Within two minutes I locked onto a solid 66 VDI at 7.5". It was the Roosevelt dime. Following my same path I found the two war nickels and three more wheat's.

The Cinderella watch was found with 3 clad dimes stacked on the back of it. The round ball is a .54 caliber. For the new stuff I found 10 clad quarters, 6 clad dimes, 1 nickel, and 6 pennies.

It is always a good day when you find silver!

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