Sunday, April 13, 2014

Unbelievable Day

First and foremost, I'd like to thank my friends, family, and those who follow the blog and my facebook posts for all of your help and support.  Without you guys, I wouldn't get permission for half of the sites that I get to detect.  In essence, I wouldn't be able to find what I find without all of your help.  I've found what I've found due in part to the good people in my life.  I mean that sincerely.

Today I got permission from a friend to hunt his mom's house, built in 1905.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Metal Detecting Lesson at an Old Farmhouse: Small Silver, Old Copper, New Generation

Today I had the opportunity to detect at an old farmhouse, thanks to my good friend, Mary Shafer.

She actually obtained permission for the site, and when she asked for permission, the homeowners asked her if she could teach their son how to use his machine, a White's M6.  Mary (the good friend that she is) told them that she isn't familiar with the M6 machine, but she knows someone who is...

So that's how I got the invitation to detect at the farmhouse.  My job was to teach their son how to use his machine.

Of course I accepted the invitation!  I'm always excited about an opportunity to teach the ins & outs of the hobby to a new generation.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Civil War Button

I had a last-minute job this morning, so I didn't make any plans to go detecting.  On my way home, I passed by a house that my friend owns and rents out.  Luckily, he was outside. We spent just a few minutes talking before I got the okay to come back. So I ran home, got my gear, and headed right back out.

The house was built in 1901 and I knew the yard had been previously detected pretty hard.  I didn't want to get my hopes up, I just wanted to get out and do some detecting.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Missed One Yesterday

I wanted to get back to yesterday's site to give it another shot.  So I headed out this morning, even though it was about 20 degrees colder today and the ground had frozen overnight.

I took both MXTs with me.  I wanted to run the 300 just to be sure I didn't miss anything yesterday.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

New Site - Old Grounds

I recently got permission for a new site and today was the perfect day to get out there.  The house was probably built in the 1930's or 1940's, but I knew the grounds were much older.

I've done my research and I know the area pretty well.  This property borders a mid-late 1800's park/recreation area.  I had a good feeling that there could be some old stuff there, if the ground hasn't been manipulated.