I headed to a area of open area that what I thought was pre 1900. Now the area had been pounded by other hunters in the past. After hunting for about 2 hours a marker was found dating it to the 1930's so I left.
I've been struggling to find a place back home to hunt. Most of the homes and lots that I have hunted in the past are drying up. It has been taking hours just to find one good target..
I haven't taken the XP Deus out in almost a year and I was really wanting a change of pace. It only took me a few minutes of swinging it in my target garden and I was ready to go. A slightly modified Deus Fast with version 2.0 software.
With the rain, my cabin fever was too much. The first day I was hunting between storm banks. These are spots that I have hunted and re-hunted. I had cleaned out almost every high tone and was concentrating on the lower tones...
I learned one thing about this machine is when you are relic hunting and the signal repeats you had better dig it!... I'm really liking this machine for relic hunting and am in the process of getting more property to hunt. Hope you enjoy!
Not expanding your detecting area is like a Chemist with no diseases to cure.. For the last several months I have not hunted that much do to the fact of covering everything in my area. After a while, you get in a rut and you will get rusty.. well at least my shovel did..
If you have been reading some of my older posts you probably saw the dragoon button posts from last year and the year before. I haven't been to that spot since last year as the couple of trips were fruitless..
I was really wanting to get back to hunting with the E-Trac. I was missing the depth that the E-Trac was capable of. I stopped at a home that was built in 1917. I had hunted it before but really didn’t find that much. Today was different.
After day one Day 1 click to read, I had no clue that I was going to have a second day of great finds..
When I got there, I again headed up the sidewalk and found more pre-1920 wheat's. After the sidewalk I headed back up into the yard to start where I had left off the day before.. Immediately, I found a 1914-D wheat cent.. I was pretty sure that it might have been a scarcer find but did not realize it’s value till I got home.
After getting the dirt off of it I looked it up and was shocked at what the value started out at..
I continued up the line I was working and found these two Rabies vaccination tags from 1949.
A few feet further came a rusty “Old Timer” pocket knife. Continuing on I got a 94-95 on the Deus and out came my first silver of the day..
I needed some water to clean it off, so I went next door to fill a bottle up. While I was there I gained permission there.
Moving on I found my first Indian Head Cent of the day.. A 1901. Later in the day I moved over into the second yard I had gain permission, The yard was super trashy but managed a second 1901 Indian Head.
Only moving a few feet back into the original yard I got a high “quarter” sound that was right on the top of the surface and out comes my second silver of the day, but this was a ring. It looks like bones, but it does say .925 and it has a hallmark.
Only moving a few more feet into my grid I got another repeatable tone and dug… The weird thing about this ring is back in November when I found my first Indian Territory token I also found a smashed ring just like this one.. That hunt was in a different yard over 6 blocks away..Very odd coincidence.
After finishing my grid, I moved back into the middle of the yard and started concentrating on questionable signals and immediately dug these two Buffalo’s..
Feeling tired and was getting ready to go home, I told myself, “one more signal”… what a surprise…
I couldn’t believe a 2nd token in 2 days.. I was shocked!
Here are the two together…
Here is a pic of all of the days finds.. I had several more wheats. Needless to say my weekend with the Deus was one heck of a weekend….
It was definitely worth stopping for the permission... Thanks for looking
I had some really good hunts last year while hunting what I called Silver Road and the surrounding streets. After January of this year everything seemed to dry up. I found several good finds but it was hit or miss. All of the large older homes were hunted hard and just weren’t producing any finds. I would go several days without finding anything of interest.
I changed up my strategy and started hunting homes that were newer(nothing newer than 1940) and chose smaller homes with multiple rooms. I payed careful attention to the older curbs and sidewalks. One such home stuck out.. It was built in 1933 and had the original square curbs and sidewalks. I gain permission by asking to hunt the sidewalk right of way(in between the sidewalk and road). It is the city’s easement. I don’t have to ask to hunt it, but it is a courtesy to the landowner, and a foot in the door to hunt the yard..Especially when the landowner sees what you are finding, and how when you dig a plug it doesn’t tear up the ground or the grass.. The addition to split any gold coins found always excites them.
So with permission given, I started the usual and headed up the sidewalk..I started finding pre 1920′s wheat’s immediately. I knew then that this spot had been missed by others..
The first day alone I had a total of 12 wheats.. the oldest was a 1910 and the newest was a 1954. After getting into the yard the older relics seemed to be coming from the NE corner of the yard. Here is pics in order as they came out of the ground minus most of the wheats.
This ring was found earlier that day in a previous yard and was the only notable find before moving to the site in this story.
The rest of these came from this one yard on day one.
The first wheat of the yard was this 1912 D cent. I thought well maybe there will be more.
I moved about a foot and found this.. when I saw the letter, I hoped this would be a sign on what was to come…
Next was this lamp wick adjuster.. although it is smashed it helped give a time frame for the yard.
A few swings later, I recovered two compacts. One still had the mirror intact. The second had the words “ARMAND Cold Creme Rouge”
This novelty token was next. It was much closer to the sidewalk and I don’t think it was related to the house.
An interesting animal control tag. It is from Tishomingo, which is around 25 to 30 miles away. Evidently the animal control wasn’t to strict cause this guy escaped and made it to Durant.. haha..
My next find is something I have yet to ID. The bottom of it appears to be waves or water, with that in mind I think it may be a ship. It isn’t aluminum. It is heavy like copper and has a green corrosion on it. There is no apparent writing or backmark on this button. Where the shank or pin would have been is corroded away, leaving a raised green residue.
This nice Boy Scout button followed.
A cool out of State Tax token from from the Depression Era
Although this was the only silver coin of the day, I was still excited on what else could be found.. I was already happy with the finds, but nothing could prepare me for what was coming…
About this time my friend called me and we talked as I detected. When I found this I immediately went to the landowner to see if his children played football..they did not.
This next find was one of my favorites, I could have went home after this one
Still excited over the soldier, this 1906 Indian Head Cent showed up.
Now we were both kinda of excited and I didn’t go a half a foot and the find of the day came.. I nearly dropped the phone, and camera.. My nickname about came to pass..
This Indian Territory Token is the 2nd one I have found. I did a little research and found that S.W. Stone was a Pharmacist that had settled in Durant around the 1880-1890′s. The first one I found was in November and I ended up selling it to get my wife her own detector. It was extremely rare to say the least..until this day.. now there were two..
After collecting my self and getting an “way to go” from my friend I hung up the phone and headed home.. thinking that was an awesome day.. unaware the 2nd day would be even better… to be continued….