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First Relic Hunt of 2019

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I went with a friend of mine to a permission location in the middle of suburbia at a early 1900’s dairy farm surrounded by cookie cutter houses. We did a two day hunt and one the first day, my friend found 2 pieces of a silver coin purse and I found 2 wheat cents. The first wheat cent is a 1929-S and the second one we can’t get a date due to the condition of the coin, but we think it might be 1929 or 1939.

One the second day my friend wanted to find more of the silver coin purse which she did and continued where she left off at from the day before. I continued around the trees next to the foundation of the second house to see if I could find more coins. Moving away from the trees into the iron infested, dug up hole everywhere field. I moved a large metal bumper (probably from the 60’s) and got a really nice tone. I was using my sniper coil the day before and switched over to my 15” flying saucer when I got this nice signal. There is so much iron trash such as nuts, bolts, nails of all shapes and sizes and not including car & truck parts scattered throughout the property it was driving me bonkers.

Then I dug out the plug and out came a lid that looked like a ceramic mason jar style lid. I flipped it over and saw some weird looking mechanism caked in dirt and it clicked right away. I found a old pocket watch and from my sources it is to believe that it’s the great depression era style “dollar pocket watch”. Jumping up and down with joy and I ran over to my friend to share her my find. I think she was having some jealously feelings after finding this watch.

About 10 feet away as we were getting ready to wrap up the day I got another nice tone. I switched back over to my sniper coil with the large concentration of iron. I’ve already scoured that area where I found the pocket watch to see if there were  anymore parts or pieces and nodda. As I was pulling away the dirt I saw a glimpse of something brownish and reached in and pulled it out. While grasping the item I got excited and knew in an instant what I found. I started running over to my friend to show her my second cool find of the day and sure it was awesome to get some relics under my belt for the beginning of the 2019. The second item is what we believe to be a blues style harmonica reed from around the Great Depression as with the pocket watch. 

I cant wait to get back out to that property in the near future  to hunt for more relics. This property has some issues and there has been problems in the past of other metal detectorists going out onto the property without permission digging up targets and leaving them next to their unfilled holes.


The other problems which we did not in counter was the possibility of running into some homeless people as where the best and oldest tree sits on the property is the sits a homeless camp. The homeless camp is so filthy with human waste, spoiled food, plastic food containers, clothing, beer & liquor bottles spread out all over and not to mention a headstone near the tree and a the remains exposed. Don’t worry it wasn’t human but some pet dog. The headstone was a plain rock with writing on it in permanent marker. It’s just sad to see other people having no respect of other people’s property and living like slobs without a care in the world. 

Other than that it was a fun hunt and like I said I can’t wait to get back out their soon.


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