Sunday’s hunt

27 Feb

Sunday morning, I met up with Steveouke from the Friendly Metal Detecting Forum. We decided to hunt a very promising site; an old abandoned middle school. From the architecture, I figured the building to be from the 30’s or 40’s.  The sun was shining and the sky was vast and blue. My machine of choice for the hunt was the Garrett AT Pro.

Hunting with the AT Pro is always a lot of fun. Lighter than my V3i and simpler to use. It was like reconnecting with an old friend and remembering why you became friends in the first place. I must say though, I missed the multiple analysis screens of the V3i…

I really only hunted a very small area of the whole playground. I failed to find silver but I know silver is in there. I found seven wheat cents all from the 40’s and 50’s and a bunch of zinc cents.

Meanwhile, a couple of forum members hunted the old trashy park and found some cool coins, jewelry, and of course, silver dimes. Sigh! The more I talk smack about the Etrac, the more these guys prove me wrong! LOL!

Last, if you look carefully at the last picture, you will see a harmonica reed in the trash pile. I didn’t think these were really harmonica reeds since I find them often. Steveouke however, schooled me on the nuances of a harmonica reed and now I am a believer. I wonder why harmonica reeds are so common in old sites.

picture of abandoned school

Old Middle School

Seven wheat cents

Seven wheat cents tell me silver is in there

coins and metal trash

No silver but not because I didn't try!

Thank you for looking!

2 Responses to “Sunday’s hunt”

  1. Ozarks February 29, 2012 at 5:30 am #

    Great read…

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    • yaquigrande February 29, 2012 at 3:15 pm #


      I did check out the new website and I am very excited! I joined right away of course.

      Great job with it and thanks for taking the time to do it.

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