Metal Detecting – A Combined Effort

What do you do when you have multiple metal detectors that you can use? Well, do what I do… Use them!

That’s what I did this past weekend. I packed the AT Pro, Fisher F5 and Eurotek Pro in the car and off I went. This weekend was a first for me because it was the first time that I have detected three days in a row. I detected a couple of parks and an old school yard where the actual school building is long gone.

One of the parks that I detected was in a neighboring town. What is a park today was once a farm. Some images I have show that old farmhouse and other images show what the park looks like today without the house since it has since been torn down.

Old Farm House - Gone Forever

Old Farm House – Gone Forever

This is what the house once looked like. I thought for sure that I would be able to find some silver coins and was very excited to detect there. I concentrated around the porch area and in between where the trees were. Those beautiful trees are now nothing more than stumps, but they provided me with a marker to know where to concentrate my efforts. My first target was a coin, a penny so I got excited thinking that this was going to be a great hunt.

1951 Wheatie found at Farmhouse

1951 Wheatie found at Farmhouse

Unfortunately, all I found there was a couple wheat pennies and the usual farm trash. There was also pieces of aluminum windows and lead slag all over the place which complicated my efforts of finding silver coins. I was surprised that I didn’t find at least one dime, but then again I believe that the area was backfilled with dirt in an effort to level the ground for a new park bench that now sits where this house was.

Toy Plane Propeller

Toy Plane Propeller

I did find this toy airplane propeller which made me wonder how many imaginary wars it had seen in it’s day. It also told me that at one time a little boy lived in that house. Items like this make me wonder who the people were that lived there and what life was like back then. Not a great find, but interesting nonetheless.

The next couple of days I detected a field that once had a school in it. That school was gone by the 1970’s so I was excited to see if I could find some old silver there. When I first started detecting around what would have been the side of the building I started finding clad coins from the 1970’s. That would be the theme for most of the day until I decided to detect along the side of an old fence.

I started finding wheat pennies under the trees and I believe that is probably where the teacher sat while watching the children play. The Pennies over there were from the 1940’s – 1960’s and since they were the oldest and best finds of the day, I was happy to find them.

1944 Wheat Penny from Old School

1944 Wheat Penny from Old School

I usually don’t blog about finding wheat pennies and clad, but that is what I found so that is what I have to write about. I would be lying if I told you that I wasn’t disappointed in not finding anything worth posting, but it is what it is.

Weekend Finds

Weekend Finds

I got to get out and enjoy my hobby of metal detecting and the weather was beautiful during most of the time I was out there. I definitely dug my share of trash this weekend, and emptied my finds pouch several times a day which meant that there was no shortage of targets to recover.

I had fun, and at the end of the day that is all that matters…

About Ozarks

I enjoy Metal Detecting in The Ozark Mountains and surrounding areas where I primarily detect for relics and coins. I have tested and used over 20+ metal detectors as a dealer and Company Sponsored 'Pro Staff' Product Tester. Previously Senior Editor of Detecting365 Metal Detecting Magazine for 7 years. I have authored over 200+ articles published on multiple metal detecting websites and magazines. I have real world experience testing metal detectors in the field and enjoy teaching others how to become better metal detectorists. Questions? Shoot me a contact email! Check out my Recommended Metal Detecting Supplies here:
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4 Responses to Metal Detecting – A Combined Effort

  1. Josh Turpin says:

    Well at least the years were right on some of them. Probably backfilled I would guess.

  2. Glen says:

    I always take at least 2 of my detectors with me whenever I head out. Often I will stick to just my AT Pro, but every once in a while I will use one of the others. It really depends on what I am expecting to find.

    As for not finding anything to get excited over – welcome to the club. I have plenty of those days :p

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