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Returning a Family Heirloom – Silver Memories Of A Long-Past Aunt

During a recent metal detecting hunt at an 1810s location, I was scanning a hillside that had very few signals at all.  Suddenly, my headphones exploded with a solid 11-47 on the E-trac.  It was so shallow, 2″, that I was sure I’d found another modern, Clad Quarter.  I almost walked by!   But I

Big Silver, Tiny Silver On Beautiful Autumn Metal Detecting Hunt

It was going to be a perfect weather day for detecting – highs in the 50s, no rain.  I gave a call to a great property owner in Bourbon County, KY with whom I’d discussed detecting his 1810 family homestead and he welcomed me to come detecting.  I’d been there before in the Summer and

One of My Searches Featured in Lexington Herald Leader Newspaper

My friend and journalist Tom Eblen spent time to understand the hobby, arrange a new place and travel with me to document the search.  I think he did a great job and am proud to share this article with you all. If you’re new to my blog, welcome!   If you have property you’d like

Silver Coins at Beautiful Old Kentucky Farms – E-Trac Live Digs with Audio

Silver, silver everywhere – live digs coinshooting silver on private property.  E-trac lessons for two-tone ferrous at beautiful places.   HD viewing mode recommended, I removed the fisheye effect, there’s lots of detail in the video. Detector sounds on 90% of the live digs.   Many more live digs coming now that my GoPro is

Big Silver from an Old School

This coin is a 1943 Walking Liberty Half I found at an old school.  I was about to pack it in for the day because there were so many clad coins.  Glad I stayed around for a bit longer.  It gave a loud 15-48 on the E-trac.  Nearly blew my ears off.