Saturday, August 24, 2013

Wheaties, a Button, and a Baby


Yesterday I stopped and knocked on a door of a house that I've had my eye on.  I talked to the homeowner for about fifteen minutes.  We agreed on the terms* and I got the okay to come back today.

So I worked a half-day and then went on over.  My first signal out was a 1950 wheat penny.



An hour later, I had 5 wheat pennies.

Then I dug some type of green stone.

It was in a jewelry setting of some sort, obviously broken off of a piece of jewelry.


A few minutes later, the homeowner came out to check on my progress and I showed her the stone.  She was pretty excited!  I explained that there was a good chance that the setting is gold because of the numbers that came in on my machine.

I also managed to dig two keys and an old fuse.

But, I'd have to say my favorite find of the day was what I believe to be a WWI Great Seal button.  


To top it off, Carissa and the baby came to visit.  Today was the baby's first real detecting experience. 

 She was right there with me when I dug a 1955 wheat penny.

It's hard to tell if she's as excited about detecting as I am (yet) but we sure had a fun time!

 Today's keepers
 

*Terms of permission for today's dig:
  • the homeowner could inspect all finds 
  • she would keep any and all items she wished to keep (she was interested in sentimental items because she grew up in the home)
  • I would mow her lawn next week
 

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