Back in the 70’s and 80’s it used to be relatively easy to find a lot of silver. That’s because it also used to be relatively easy to find someplace to swing your coil. Things have changed….
If you’ve been reading my recent postings you know of my renewed attempt to find somewhere new and exciting to detect. I have to tell you, it’s not going all that well. I’m not done but I’m not excited either. Each trip to the library, each ride in the bug, frustrates.
I’ve devoted my time between two libraries. Both are relatively close, cover a realistic radius and have decent resources. One research librarian has taken a liking to me and “claims” she’s still asking the seniors that come in for ideas. The problem I’m encountering is that what was once old has now been altered and is now man-made modern. Forget the archaeological BS that detectorists are stealing the past, it’s not there to even look at or find.
There’s been no shortage of leads when it came to my reading, the problem came when I attempted to follow them up. In almost every case the area I was looking for was no longer available. Thanks to progress, population and greed what used to be is no longer and yes I understand all this is to be expected but that doesn’t make it any more palatable.
The one lead that so far hasn’t fizzled can’t really be verified until later in the year, if even then. I “think” I’ve found an old and very popular swimming/picnicking area but it’s dried up and extremely overgrown. A five-minute visit resulted in being dive bombed by an army of mosquitos.
In the meantime move over John Winter…I’m also an “ex-detectorist”…..