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Three Ringer Circus and other things

10 Mar

This past Saturday, Maurice and I were invited to hunt an awesome site out in Western Kansas (Thank you Keith!). The scenery was Dances With Wolves beautiful and the history of the area is fascinating; a history which includes (it is claimed) Custer himself.

It was a great hunt on a beautiful day with some great company. I always believed that I would never find a three ringer bullet unless I went East, to the hallowed fields of the Civil War. But I was wrong. I found my first three ringer bullet at this site. I will post a picture of it later. Although slightly flattened, the bullet is complete. I found two other three ringers but they were heavily damaged, I would guess when they made contact with a person or an American Bison (known around these parts as Buffalo). I also found a pouchful of cartridges, most of them as old as the history of the place. All in all it was a fantastic trip, one which I hope to make again.

Today at lunch, I went to Riverside park to begin one of many experiments regarding masking. I posit that there are many coins that are being masked by deep iron. So I’ve decided to spend 30 minutes every hunt digging deep iron signals. Today, I dug 9 iron signals. Only the second iron signal revealed an hitherto masked coin. I am excited because although the ratio of iron to non-iron targets in this experiment was 9:1, I am betting that all coins being masked by deep iron are very old coins. This coin was a dateless Buff but I think I can make a very faint 16 at the end of the date, which could conceivably make this Buff a 1916 coin. I will keep you posted.

Thank you for stopping by!

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2 Responses to “Three Ringer Circus and other things”

  1. Dick Stout March 10, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

    The scenery was Dances With Wolves, it was a beautiful day, and the company was great. That’s it in a nutshell isn’t it? Everything else is incidental and icing on the cake.

    Also if that Buffalo date looks a little off kilter, it’s probably not worth keeping. I will give you $5 for it.

    • pulltabMiner March 11, 2015 at 9:44 am #

      LOL! You are absolutely right Dick. There are few better ways to spend a day. The Buff turned out to be quite ordinary, no matter how hard I looked for the double stamp.

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