I have been looking at this particular home for several months now, finally got the ok and the time to actually hunt the property. According the research I had done, along with info from the landowner, this is the oldest documented home in Durant that is fortunately still standing.
Sam and Stan came down to do a little detecting Saturday… Again what I thought would be a sure thing, ended up being a bust.. The old school was a neat place to check out..
Took the E-Trac out today to try and find a little silver and shoot a vid with the new camera… I hit several old houses that I had never hunted before.. Fill had had his way with two of the yards and I only found modern clad and junk… I moved around on one yard to where the landscaper hadn’t gotten to it.
Went back to S.R. today to try and find a few old pieces. I have one homeplace that really hadn’t had anything good show up. I had worked a little of the yard but had left quite a bit to finish. Got there with about 45 min to an hour to spare. Pickings were slim, first target was a old brass water hose end. The next target read 10-28. At 5 inches was this old hair pin. It says
Tip-Top Products Co.
Found a couple of nickels and two memorials. Then I started next to the driveway. First I found a necklace charm with the initials B M on it. Unfortunately it wasn’t gold. After going only about a foot I got a 10-35??? signal on the E-Trac which is a copper penny signal, it was at 4 in. The target sounded larger than a penny so I am thinking junk or the rest of the necklace or bracelet. I almost lost it when I seen a large silver rim in the dirt clod. When I washed off the dirt and saw the liberty, I had to sit down and take a breath. A 1941D Walking Liberty Half!!! The only reason I can explain the lower number was the driveway had rebar and it might have been drawing the signal down. Out of the ground the half reads 11-46 solid! Silver Road is still producing…and sites are never completely worked out. The land owner was there and she was just as excited as I was. It cool to let owners see what’s coming out of their yards.
Not much in the way of a lot of targets but that one made it all worth it. GfH (going back I’ve gotten my second wind)…
Went back to Silver Road yesterday few a few hours. This time I hit a new yard. It had a lot of clad, and a few goodies. The first of the goodies came as a silver rosy. It hit a 17-45 on only 1 side. Sounded too good and repeatable not to dig.
I moved on down the sidewalk and got a 12-43 signal. It was at 7 inches. The front read Bull Durham. The back of it reads guaranteed 14K plated.
All in all I had a productive day. Found six wheaties, the oldest was a 1914. I found several nickels and other change. Thanks for looking. GfH