Pulltabs pulled

3 Dec

After painting the living room (a very nice Teal color) to go with our new sofa and love seat, there was still some sunlight time left so I grabbed Maurice, my XP Deus metal detector, and headed out to Riverside park.

The Fall sun was out and the temps hovered in the 60’s. There were lots of families taking advantage of this unusual weather. The first signal I deemed digable was a nickel signal. At about 6 inches, I found a 1957 Jefferson nickel. That was the only coin of the hunt. Riverside has been hit hard through the years and it’s  not easy to find coins, let alone old coins.

At Riverside park, however, I enjoy a rather perverse sport (perverse to metal detecting fans anyway); I hunt for beaver-tail pulltabs. 99% of these beauties were dropped from 1962 to 1975.  I revel on the thought that once I remove a beaver tail pulltab, there will be no other one to take its place. And, of course, I am sometimes surprised to find something other than a pulltab. Last night for example, I found an old bottle opener, too toasted to be of any interest.

So I dug close to 30 pulltabs before I needed to get back home. You all can thank me for my service at any time. 🙂

Thank you for looking!


3 Responses to “Pulltabs pulled”

  1. davidsprings December 3, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    Wow, I’m not sure I could handle digging that many plugs, good job. Do you remember what the VDI was on that nickle?

    • yaquigrande December 4, 2012 at 8:30 am #

      you get used to digging tabs eventually. It gives me hope whenever I discover spots with lots of beaver tail tabs. It means that there could be many goodies masked by the tabs.
      I changed the frequency of the Deus Fast program to 12KHz and that’s my primary program. In that frequency, nickels will come from 52 to sometimes 56. This particular nickel came in at 56. It is unusual for a regular nickel to come in that high at this frequency, What I expect on a 56 reading at this frequency is a war nickel (75% silver/25% nickel). How are you liking the Deus so far?

      • davidsprings December 4, 2012 at 10:22 am #

        I love it. I ran into a new hobbyist at Aley Park yesterday. I introduced myself and told him about some of the folks here in town. He was running a Tesoro, and I couldn’t resist grabbing the Deus from the SUV to show to him. He was really impressed about the wireless aspect, and said that he’s only been out MDing twice, but already hates the wired headphones. While I don’t leave my Deus in my vehicle overnight, I’ve taken to grabbing it the first time I go out during the day, and keep it with me until I’m home for the night. I never did that with my e-trac.

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