Treasure Finds and Stories
Is It Minelabed Out?
I had invited a friend from Indiana Roger, to come sometime and hunt with my regular hunting partner Doug and me. We went to the old park and Doug and his son Malachi joined us. We started out a bit slow then Roger hit a spot where he picked up three Wheaties with 1910 being the oldest. Doug made it and quickly got us going with a 1945 P war nickel, Roger then struck silver with a 1936 Merc. Doug doubled up on silver with a 1946 Rosey.
I was feeling a bit left out when I got a sort of jumpy 12-43 12-44 signal that when I turned 90 degrees gave me a 12-38. But the tone was high and it was at 5 inches so I dug it and found a 1942 D Merc as my reward. It was on edge. Doug and Roger were getting Wheaties and I got a penny type signal reading 6 inches and found I was digging in fill dirt to find at the bottom of the hole a nice 1917 Wheatie, just a foot or so over I repeated digging in the fill and this time it was a 1946 Wheatie.
Circling around a big old tree stump I got a weird signal ranging from 12-38 to 12-44 and very jumpy but the tone sounded so nice I dug it and found a rusted bottle cap, a piece of foil, a piece of silvery looking metal that said made in Hong Kong and a silver disk in the bottom of the hole and I could see on the back One Dime. I called the others over and we were thinking could this be my first seated coin? Well being a realist I said it’s probably a Barber and that was verified but it was a sweet 1912 Barber Dime. My last good find was a Wheatie, 1914. no D of course. So we finished the day with a lot of Wheat's and 5 silvers and a very good time together. Doug and I use E-TRACs and Roger an Explorer SE, I had been told by many others that the "Old Park" has been hunted out, but we have proved it different. We have found at least 16 silver coins, 1 Indian Head and over 75 early Wheaties.
No park is hunted out until it's "Minelabed Out"!