22 Feb

After a long while of not detecting (due to a myriad of reasons), I was beginning to feel like maybe I had reached that point in the hobby where I didn’t care for it anymore. Incredible, I know, given the amount of time I’ve dedicated to the hobby already. My head was not in the game anymore. I went out at lunch once and couldn’t concentrate. After that time, I spent my lunch hour running errands and such.

This Saturday morning however, I awoke early and no one else did. Even the dogs were asleep. I didn’t want to sit around the house so I grabbed Maurice and headed to my deep silver park.

As usual, the park was quiet. I really like this park. It has a lot of character in my opinion. I decided to try something new with the Deus and so I hit the areas that have produced the most silver and which, I believed, were now empty of all good targets. Right away I began to pull targets I missed before. The first few things I dug up were pull tabs and bottle caps. I was surprised by these because I have tried very hard to remove all trash from these areas and I thought I had finally cleaned them up. After the trash, I began to get good targets. A 1990 Canadian penny; hmmmm… a few memorials; really??!! A couple of wheats; oh my! and finally, a 1940 Mercury dime!!! Whaaaat!!! Seriously, I have gone over these areas at least 100 times; really!



Seeing that silver disk embedded in the clay brought me back to life. I am back in the fray.

Here’s to many more like it!


2 Responses to “Revival”

  1. lawdog1 February 23, 2014 at 6:59 am #

    You didn’t mention you found a gun!

  2. John M February 24, 2014 at 5:17 am #

    I just discovered your website so I am really glad that you decided not to give it up 🙂

    I couldn’t imagine ever letting go of treasure hunting, I think it is in my blood. Quite often I find that when people are thinking of calling it quits they end up finding something extraordinary that keeps them in the game.

    Anyway, keep up the good work and I will have to check back soon to see all the other interesting things you end up finding.


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