Monthly Archives: May 2016

Two Barbers and Two Mercs

The title makes it sound like I’m killing the silver coins, but not exactly.  I went over two weeks without finding a silver coin.  That’s how it goes a lot of the time.  You spend your time finding a place with silver and then you pound it.  Then you change up your technique and pound it again.  You hit the place so many times you worry your mail may start being delivered there.  Then your out searching for a new place to hit.  It sounds easy until you think about the city your hunting has several metal detecting clubs who have been hitting it for 20+ years.  I’m constantly surprised by how much silver is still out there, but its getting pretty thin.  Soon someone is going to develop a new technology and even more silver will be found.  This morning I found two mercs and a wheat that was less than 5″ deep.  They were hiding under a old style pull tab and a piece of iron off to the side.  I was running manual 24 and using a very tight discrimination pattern.(That change of technique I was writing about)  All I got was a brief hit of 10-45 and 18-45.  I could ony pick up those numbers one in 10 other trash numbers in my swings.  I noticed a strong low tone there to so I dug it.  Then I started getting 12-45, 12-47, 12-46 and a few other numbers.  I pulled the first Merc and there was still an occasional silver number.  So I dug the iron and then I found the other Merc and wheat.  I wonder how many times I’ve passed silver thinking it was just falsing?  I hope your finds are plentiful. Good luck!

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