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Topic: The year in review

New Post by trashhunter on Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:23 am

Hello everyone

I truly hope that I do not bore you with my post. The cold weather has finally closed in, so for the interior of BC at least we are pretty much done for the season. I have been blessed in many ways. I have found many great finds which I will always cherish, but more importantly, I have met mew friends and colleagues that share a common interest. I would like to take this moment, for all those that take the time to read this post, that I would like to show my appreciation to Hawtdog for all his help to get me started in this great hobby and for continuing to be a friend and a mentor as I continue on my metal detecting journey. To Staree, thank you for your patience and for joining me on many hunts....we had great fun.

I have had 10 months of experience. I wish that my mother were still alive to have seen how productive detecting is today. Our family purchased our first detector in the early 70's, and with little support basically we did not pursue the hobby further. Now, movies.....television shows and of course all your own stories are adding to the mystique about what we do.

Nothing is ever uncovered until it is found, nothing is ever found until it is lost. There are a great many treasures yet to find and a greater number of stories to unfold. I love what we do and I really enjoy each and every story that all your finds tell.

As for me, my year in review is personally very rewarding.

1. 1807 Spanish 8 Maravedis
2. 1864 Napoleon 10 Centimes
3. 1886 Canada 10 cent
4. 1905 Canada 5 cent
5. 1919 Canada 10 cent
6. 1965 quarter
7. Numerous dimes dating back to 1942
8. 1903 V nickel (US)
9. First Class Silver Plate Napkin Ring, White Star Line (operated the Titanic)
10. Late period USMC left Collar Insignia
11. 14K diamond wedding ring returned to owner
12. 20 silver rings
13. 8 gold rings (plus one returned)
14. almost $1,600 cash (coins) in the bank.

Of course just plain dumb luck has played a big role in my finds for 2016, but I can not discount many hours of determined effort to learn my machines and most of all I would like to thank my friends, Hawtdog and Starree as they made the journey fun and I look forward to the adventures to come.

Thank you. Merry Christmas and I wish each and every one of you all a prosperous 2017.


Topic: Potential New Site

New Post by deep beeper on Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:48 pm

Keep your eyes open for old marbles while poking around bud. Good luck.

Topic: Have you ever walked away from a target?

New Post by deep beeper on Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:46 pm

Chris, I could not imagine ever hunting without a pinpointer. Especially in a public area. :wowsers:

Understood. But myself and the guy that I was with focused primarily on one room school houses and fields for mounted police or fur trade relics, for several years. Actually I still prefer fields by a wide margin. But ya do what ya can, were ya is.
:smile: I was kind of forced to adapt to a P.P.

Topic: tried a new spot

New Post by deep beeper on Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:37 pm

Some neat finds there bud. And a 14 wheat is nothing to sniff at. Good for you. :tu:

Topic: War of 1812. 3rd West India Regiment officers button.

New Post by deep beeper on Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:35 pm

Very cool and sweet find. Uniform buttons can show up in the most unlikely of places it seems. I once found a Brit. India etc. real deal uniform button with a tiger on it, by the river in Prince Albert Saskatchewan. May as well have been Mars.

Topic: War of 1812. 3rd West India Regiment officers button.

New Post by 2ndoldman on Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:15 pm

The bad thing is the poor condition of that button Anton :sad:
The good thing is that where there is one there just may be another :thinking:
And it may be in great condition. :smile:

Topic: 1800's US and UK silver! Some very cool relics!

New Post by ojm bc on Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:12 pm

Nice finds indeed :tu: