Recently I've been hunting a road construction in Enid. The location was in between the present day Garfield County Courthouse and the U.S. Post Office. The street covered up the 2nd Garfield Co. Courthouse that was destroyed by fire in January 29th, 1931.
This weekend, two of my Bigboyshobbies customers came down from Missouri to get a little hands on help with their new Minelab CTX3030's. The first part of the morning we worked on swing speed, griding, and target sizing. I have to say the younger of the two was on fire.
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.
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
Here is the video of me opening of the XP Deus, and a few short hunts where I found several wheats, silver, and a couple of tokens..
First off we have smoked out Durant so we had to move to another town. We hunted 5 homes and gained permission on everyone. That was good, had a little drama..lol but thats a whole other story.