Well I put the bones and body to the test yesterday morning and didn’t fare all that bad, I fired up the MXT Pro and visited one of my regular haunts (which shall remain nameless to protect the innocent and my future fun). The weather was exceptional…sunny and temps in the 60’s! A real treat after the recent cold spell.
I started out as always in the “Coin and Jewelry” mode, and found a few clad pennies and dimes. After about 30 minutes I decided to check out the outer edge of the area (the only side with a chain link fence). Not having hunted there before I thought what the hell, why not? I started scanning about a foot away from the fence (five inch coil) and encountered a lot of trash.
Then I got an “iffy” signal….one of those “do I really want to put the ole knees through this” kind of audio response. I scanned North/South, East/West, up & down, in & out and the readout stayed pretty steadily in the 70/80 range with a depth reading of three inches. Anyway I decided to check it out and did the ole “jeezus maneuver” (drop to the ground, say “jeezus this better be good” followed by “jeezus hope I can get up”).
I only had to dig one plug (with no pinpointer either boys and girls…imagine that!) and after flipping it over I saw a Merc. When I picked it up it was not one Merc but three, one on top of the other and seemingly stuck together, however I was able to separate them easily, and wound up with a 1939D in fine condtion, a 1944D in good condition and a 1941 in good condition. Not enough to buy that house in the South of France, but enough to make me smile.
I worked a little more around that fence, but didn’t find anything more. All told my time in the field was one hour, forty five minutes. My take (estimating the silver value) $3.42. That comes out to about $2.28 per hour. I know I shouldn’t look at it that way but daddy needs a new pair of shoes.
MY BLOG….TWO YEARS OLD
In three days this blog will hit a milestone, as in up and running for two years (my website will be 4 years old in March). I want to thank John Winter for encouraging me to start a blog. I was reluctant at first but now understand the need for comments, dialogue and debate….things that were not possible on my website. Thank you John. Thank you all too for reading and sharing your thoughts.
I hope to continue with both the website and blog but time will tell. The ole brain only holds so much and it’s only a matter of time before you all figure out that much of what I say is utter BS.
ARCHAEOLOGY…AN EXACT SCIENCE?
John Howland and I frequently check out Peter Tompa’s excellent blog called Cultural Property Observer. I always find something of interest there and the following is one example. Read it, along with the comments, and then let me know what you think….