My friend Emmit came down to Durant today. He just got his new E-Trac and even though he was sick he was ready to go..
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.
With rain and short days, I’m just not getting alot of hunting done. Luckily the last few days have been dry and I did find some goodies. First day saw me in Durant and I did find a few wheats and a 1928 mercury dime.
Freak on a Lesche and I gained permission to an old Homeplace in Durant. It was a three story that was built around the turn of the century.. We found several nice relics, a few buffaloes, an Indian Head penny, 1 merc(freaks), a handfull of older wheats. The find of the day was this Indian Territory token.
This video was made several months ago and I am trying to catch up on some old posts.
Story is I finally persuaded a friend of mine to breaking down and purchasing an E-Trac and well He hasn’t looked back since. This video is us checking a good spot that really produced for me. He had all of about 10 hrs total time on the E-Trac when this was shot and well the vid speaks for itself
Well I am pretty excited. I have been hunting a long time and I can honestly say I haven’t found a Barber dime in this fine of a condition, even in the cache’s I have found. I can see details that I didn’t realize was even on the dime.. Of course the “Liberty” is very legible, and there is a B above the 1 in the date.
A friend of mine and I were scouting out a place for little get together we were having last weekend. We weren’t hunting the whole spot, just the sidewalk and parking area. We did this to see if it was going to be a worthwhile hunt. Working down the sidewalk I found the first silver. It was a poor conditioned Barber dime. Think well where there is one there could possibly be more so we moved onto the parking area. The grass had long since grown back over the gravel. Thinking any thing found here wouldn’t be recognizable. So I almost didn’t dig the hot 12-45 signal that was at 2 to 3 inches… Man was I glad that I did. I really don’t pay that much attention to it cause of the rocks in the plug I dug. But when I got home I was floored. I was afraid to. Even wash it off when I saw how good the Liberty showed up. So I just ran water over it and wow….
Thanks for looking
Emmit and I went to the place where I found the Walker yesterday on Silver Road. Emmit made a heck of a find. Don’t want to disclose it and steal his thunder but wow!
We had been there about thirty minutes when the first good target showed up for me. It came in at 10-35 to an 11-38????
I’m thinking wheatie or copper penny. But…..
I checked it out of the hole and hit 12-47 solid. Haven’t figured that one out.
Went further down the sidewalk and found a 1953 jefferson nickel. The signal jumped around 18-13, 04-12, and 19-10. That screamed nickel.. Notice how the second number in the signal stays close to 12.
Then right next to a new electric pole I got a 10-30 number not sure so I dug and at 3 inches this military button showed up. The back has “Superior Quality” printed on it.
We weren’t finding much there so we moved to a different road(still thinking of a name to call it)
Found a bunch of clad, including several nickels. But the find of the day came next. At 3 inches I got a solid 10-34 signal. Well I have to say this is one of the nicer ones I have ever found.
I did find two more wheats a 46D and 58D. I also found a neat key. Can’t remember finding one with this much writing on it or with a location.
All in all. SR and this new road is producing good targets!
Well went out Sunday back to SR. Found a lot of clad. I found 9 quarters, several dimes, 13 nickels including a silver war nickel,
I also found 4 wheaties, the oldest two were 1915 and 1920 and a very corroded IH.
I found a few pieces of other stuff, and this 5ct Okla Tax token.
This is the 4th time this week I have been out and no silver. I’m sure hoping this isn’t the end of the road….
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