My last two blogs have centered around the same detecting spot. So far it has produced 9 silvers over the first two hunts there.
Before going back to that spot, I decided to metal detect at a fairgrounds where I have had decent luck on jewelry finds over the years. It seems like I always find jewelry in that field, and Saturday was no different.
First, I found this earring. It is obviously costume jewelry, but I was happy to find another piece of jewelry there.
It’s a neat earring and came in at a mid tone on the AT PRO metal detector. I think I have literally found at least one jewelry item in that field every time I have hunted it over the past few years!
Later I got another interesting tone in my headphones and decided to dig it. Where I was detecting, you have to dig all the mid tones as they are likely jewelry finds, at least that’s what history there has proven to this point.
At first I thought that this was a metal ball stud earring. I could tell that it has some small writing on the shaft, and initially thought that it said .925. I was happy thinking that I had also found some silver in that field. Later at home with a magnifying glass I could read it better and it says 14KT. After some internet research, I learned that this is actually a 14KT white gold and Pearl stud earring. NICE!
Since those were basically the only finds I was finding there, I decided to go back to the “silver spot” a third time. 🙂
A friend had told me that given the ages of the silver coins, and the date range that this particular spot was popular during, that I should go back and look for a few rings.
Obviously he meant gold rings, and that was my main goal, at first. I spent about an hour detecting before I got a decent signal that I thought was a silver coin, possibly a silver quarter. Up to that point I had been diggin penny tones and tab tones, and they all turned out to be just that. But, this tone was different, and as I stated I thought it might be a silver quarter since I had found one on my first hunt there that was just a few feet away from where I got this tone.
After diggin down about 5 inches I saw silver, and got excited as I thought I had another silver coin. When I picked up the dirt clod it was in I could tell immediately that it wasn’t a silver coin, but a silver RING! I grabbed my video camera and shot a short video of the find before putting it into my pouch. That ring find got me fired up, and over the next few hours I dug just about every signal I got.
Basically, I ended up with a few wheat pennies, tabs, beaver tails, and the usual junk finds but it was a very fun hunt anyway.
It was a great hunt at two locations and at the end of the day with all things considered I was pleased with my finds.
Next hunt will be at a historic location that has potential to produce some great finds… time will tell.
Good luck on your next hunt!