Amost there…

I went out yesterday and the ground was frozen as hard as concrete.  Today the temperature was into the 50’s and the snow was disappearing quickly.  I headed out to a local park right after work where old maps indicated four houses stood prior to 1937.   It’s amazing how quickly a person looses that “edge” when taking an extended break from something.  After a little bit I settled down, found a level of sensitivity I could work with and got to it.  The area I expected to be my best chance to find something old was an area of strong EMI.  I stuck with it a while and decided I will try again another time.  Another area of promise was covered in modern trash.  My yellow fella was singing the song of modern trash of foil, pull tabs etc.  In some areas I received the hopeful sign of small iron targets, a sign of old nails etc.  I do my best in those areas.  Shallow modern trash blinds my detector to anything that might be deeper.  Regardless of of settings, speed or pattern, my detector will hit too strong on those targets blinding me to other things including shallow modern coins.   This is the curse of using a large coil which I prefer.  In short, I found a clad quarter, dime and two memorial pennies in an hour.  The partially frozen ground made my TID jumpy at best and screwed with my depth readings.  I skipped a bunch of shallow pennies that wasn’t worth digging frozen ground for.  Yep, I know I could have missed a ring and other good finds, but they aren’t going anywhere.  Well it’s supposed to warmer tomorrow and who knows what I’ll find!

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