Friendly Metal Detecting Forums

Friendly Metal Detecting Forums (https://metaldetectingforum.com/index.php)
-   Beach and Water Hunting (https://metaldetectingforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=14)
-   -   20 hour ďfeeding frenzyĒ (https://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=253657)

18kRonin 11-06-2017 06:48 AM

20 hour ďfeeding frenzyĒ
 



Had a storm go through and strip off most of the light sand and light trash leaving a mixture of gravel and big stones covering heaps of iron but not much in the way of keepers. Then a month or so later went and had a look the day after another storm had been through and found it had replenished a good sized section with heaps and heaps of round crusty things.

https://s19.postimg.org/i0ejvkbcv/11...F3_CD180_C.png

https://s19.postimg.org/nokumgv4v/49...EB6_FF5708.png

https://s19.postimg.org/rky6ig8en/69...03_FE16_AE.png

https://s19.postimg.org/6o1ydrfin/8_...87936_C150.png

https://s19.postimg.org/rky6ifl9b/A8...90_A518_BF.png

https://s19.postimg.org/5yj61euen/CF...24_ABC1_BB.png

After a run of 6 trashy skunks where I was lucky to get 10 coins a hunt, I was feeling REAL hungry :lol:

Shallow coins EVERYWHERE, never had it so good, hardly any non ferrous trash the only downside was where the coins were :lol: most were mixed in with hard packed wet sand, stones and iron. Nearly twisted my ankle a couple of times while trying to kick the scoop in.

When I hit a real dense patch of coins and started to grid, thought it wouldnít last for long but NO took me 20 hours of feverish digging over 4 hunts in the space of a week to get to the end of it.

The first hunt was as close to the surf as I could go without getting swamped by triple deckers. Only had 4 hours before work so dug like crazy without a break thinking that it might be the one and only chance Iíd get.

10mins before I had to go did some cherrypicking in an area at the top of what remained of the slope. Was painful hitting coins and not digging them but no time, gave in to a couple of good sounding mid tone coins then hit this sweet mid tone and Yellow!!! to top of a fantastic hunt.

3 silvers, a 2g 18K and 229 coins.

https://s19.postimg.org/hhffm810z/03...DB026_B767.png

https://s19.postimg.org/islt8pn03/2_..._A4_B754_B.png

https://s19.postimg.org/mz22a2kar/A0...96_D494_C6.png

Two days later hit it again before work. Got there super early so I could get 6 hours in. Found the surf was slowly filling in the wet area I had hunted last time so had to move a bit higher up the slope and still heaps of coins in amongst the nulls. Went home with even more crusty coins and silver than the hunt before.

Total for the day
8 pieces of silver including my first silver spoon (found in with the trash while taking the pics) and 416 coins.

https://s19.postimg.org/d78kvuqpf/FD...AE5_A20334.png

https://s19.postimg.org/7j2a53jtv/95...3_D07_D423.png

The next day woke up before the alarm went off and headed back
giving me 6 hours of hunting time before work. Tried to keep a steady pace but that went out the window :lol: when I hit a white gold 14K ring with a heap of silver :lol:

Then just after the 4 hour mark the clad started to thin out so went for a walk digging the odd target as I went looking for another good patch. Was only wearing light dive boots so not a good idea walking a long distance over stones :no: At 5 and a half hours in had to call it quits and rest my battered feet :D

Total for the hunt
11 silvers, a 2.8g 14K and 397 coins.

https://s19.postimg.org/sspwfti37/1_...233_DC8_E0.png

https://s19.postimg.org/3zgcfa9eb/83...3_E2_EEBA0.png

Had two days off due to yet another storm going through :shock: found most of the area Iíd been hunting was closing up fast with heaps more sand and stones filling in the wet area and pull tabs starting to move back in again.
The last storm had taken more sand off the top of the higher section of beach I had been griding so hit that again from another angle scoring even more coins amongst the now partially exposed iron. The Excal wasnít picking up coins until Iíd kicked the sand and small iron around a bit. So spent most of the hunt digging and kicking sand and iron around.
Finished that section and went looking for another patch but found hardly any keepers (my feet werenít that enthusiastic even with better footwear on :lol:) so called it a day.

Haul for the 4.5 hour hunt 6 silvers and 212 coins.

https://s19.postimg.org/9lhyyifwz/B8...1862_A34_B.png

https://s19.postimg.org/qh0bortj7/DF...4_BB723_F2.png

Total from the 4 hunt 20 hour coin digging frenzy: an 18K, a 14K, 29 pieces of silver and 1,254 coins.
The coins weighing in at 5.6 kg / 12 lb 5.5 oz.

Could be a couple of silver coins in with the clad just havenít had time to tumble them.

By far the best Iíve ever had it on the clad at any beach and the best Iíve had it at this beach for finding silver and gold in such a short time.
One week Iíll NEVER EVER forget :lol:

Thanks for viewing
HH&GL
18

:tropical:

https://s19.postimg.org/qcmakh6lv/99...4_C6_BC4_D.png

https://s19.postimg.org/9c3ebt903/01..._B1801_D54.png

https://s19.postimg.org/6i08ycz43/29...427_CECDA3.png

https://s19.postimg.org/pjqoonhur/2_...E0_AEF76_B.png

https://s19.postimg.org/86ge9t1z7/D1...7891588_C2.png

https://s19.postimg.org/4zluq7ceb/C8...20173_EEA8.png

https://s19.postimg.org/4q7a3g0bn/5_...A5_F423_A4.jpg

A cool find. First one Iíve found from WW2. Was made in 1944 at the Twin Cities Ordnance plant in Minneapolis. Most likely dropped from a fighter or bomber.

Good site for 50 cal head stamp info
http://www.nebraskaaircrash.com/50caliber.html

https://s19.postimg.org/wmm5kwig3/EC...12_C5_D876.png

https://s19.postimg.org/lzscfhxg3/42...21_BD38417.png

https://s19.postimg.org/wzdjr3g5f/DF...7759_F28_F.png

https://s19.postimg.org/fyunieveb/81...20_C1_C2_A.png

DiggerMD 11-06-2017 06:54 AM

Great post nice rings and coin collection.

Mud-puppy 11-06-2017 06:57 AM

Sweet Merciful Benjamin Button!!!! What a great detailed write up and well set up pics! Outstanding hunt and finds! You put a lot of effort into this hunt and also on setting up this post! Thank you! Beautiful!

X-Terra70 11-06-2017 07:08 AM

That is one heck of a week! Thanks for sharing! :)

Slimpickuns 11-06-2017 07:49 AM

:shock: Crazy haul man! Superb pics! Big time congrats! :cheers:

Dirty Love 11-06-2017 08:05 AM

WoW!!!........... Just WoW!!! Great Pics, write up, and hunt.
Thanks for taking the time to do such an informative post and congrats on the coin & ring finds. WTG
DL

TriadHunter 11-06-2017 09:17 AM

What a great post. Fantastic account and excellent photos!

OBN 11-06-2017 10:11 AM

You Brother are Totally Insane!! That's more targets then I've dug all year!! Congrads on all of the treasure!! Amazing!!

fasteddy 11-06-2017 10:22 AM

WOW... What can you say but... WOW

DaviDs 11-06-2017 10:29 AM

That T&Co Atlas ring is a nice score too! Man, congrats on all that stuff, you definatley found a great area!

metaladdict 11-06-2017 10:42 AM

I like that gold ring with two diamonds on the ends, unusual.
Sheeeeesh thats a ton of trash you cleaned off the beach:shock: also a boatload of silver and coins!

cellrdwellr 11-06-2017 11:29 AM

Wow what a great post, with even better finds. Thanks for sharing!

Foragist 11-06-2017 11:29 AM

Yoku yattane!
 
Now this is a great tale! You have fought a legendary battle, and slayed scores of formidable opponents. Your rewards have been well earned. Your inspirations will live on!

Caribbeanson 11-06-2017 11:38 AM

Wow, :shock: awesome job. :yes: Couldn't imagine just picking up that many targets, let alone having to detect, scoop, sift out the goodies and repeat. Helluva job, great timing and a great post :grin:

Jacob7z 11-06-2017 06:49 PM

Awesome! Love seeing these high quality posts. Keep 'em coming!

FelixtheCat 11-06-2017 08:39 PM

:dingding: That's for all the gold! :wow: That's for all the coinage!!! AMAZING amount! What's the total in dollars? 6 figures? ;) BTW I am VERY proud of you for achieving your very 1st FELIX penny! :dingding: You get the dinger for that as well! :lol:

zeemang 11-06-2017 10:09 PM

AMAZING your stamina first of all, WTG on getting back out there day after day. Aside from the shiny metals you must have KILLED it on spendable clad! Ideas on your take?

18kRonin 11-07-2017 05:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DiggerMD (Post 2849965)
Great post nice rings and coin collection.

Thanks Digger :yes:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mud-puppy (Post 2849969)
Sweet Merciful Benjamin Button!!!! What a great detailed write up and well set up pics! Outstanding hunt and finds! You put a lot of effort into this hunt and also on setting up this post! Thank you! Beautiful!

Thanks much appreciated brother :yes: Had some spare time while I was recovering :coolinoff: :D might be the last epic haul I am lucky enough to come across and be in top physical condition (for my age that is :lol:) to get a good ran at it so thought Iíd put a bit more time into the post. :yes:


Quote:

Originally Posted by X-Terra70 (Post 2849974)
That is one heck of a week! Thanks for sharing! :)

Thanks mate :yes:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slimpickuns (Post 2849987)
:shock: Crazy haul man! Superb pics! Big time congrats! :cheers:

Thanks Slim, looks like we had similar hunts brother Iím just a bit short on the gold :yes:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dirty Love (Post 2849999)
WoW!!!........... Just WoW!!! Great Pics, write up, and hunt.
Thanks for taking the time to do such an informative post and congrats on the coin & ring finds. WTG
DL

Thanks DL, would have liked to have seen posts on all the hauls the guys made when detecting first started in the States :wow:

Quote:

Originally Posted by TriadHunter (Post 2850024)
What a great post. Fantastic account and excellent photos!

Thanks TriadHunter :yes:

Quote:

Originally Posted by OBN (Post 2850037)
You Brother are Totally Insane!! That's more targets then I've dug all year!! Congrads on all of the treasure!! Amazing!!

Thanks OBN :yes:
Me knows that brother :laughing: keep telling myself to slow down and listen to what my early 1960ís body is telling me but got no will power when keepers show up :laughing:

Quote:

Originally Posted by fasteddy (Post 2850040)
WOW... What can you say but... WOW

Thanks Fasteddy :yes:

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaviDs (Post 2850046)
That T&Co Atlas ring is a nice score too! Man, congrats on all that stuff, you definatley found a great area!

Thanks brother, itís one of the first beaches I hunted when I started over 8 years ago. Have spent hundreds if not thousands of hours on it, 90% of the time itís a trashy iron skunk hunt with a hand full of coins and a silver if Iím lucky :yes: but given the right conditions it really packs a punch. This is only the second time itís happened. The first time I spent 10 hours straight getting just over 400 coins and some good silver hunting in the stormy wash :shock:
Usually a storm will drive coins onto its slope then just as fast drag them back into the deep and bury them beyond detector reach again.
This time there was a big bar of a mixture of sand, gravel and large stones built up with a deep trench cut into the slope behind it blocking any coins from escaping. Man what a turkey shoot :lol:

Quote:

Originally Posted by metaladdict (Post 2850055)
I like that gold ring with two diamonds on the ends, unusual.
Sheeeeesh thats a ton of trash you cleaned off the beach:shock: also a boatload of silver and coins!

Thanks Metaladdict that ring gave me a shock :lol: I told myself it would be a good idea to go cherry picking at the top of the slope just because I was too beat to do anything else :lol: and damn me yellow :shock: :lol:
You should have see the bags of trash Iíve removed from this beach over the years. It would shock me too :laughing:

fsa46 11-07-2017 06:35 AM

You really do understand the meaning ":workforgold:" and deserve any treasure you find.:tiphat:

spenglure 11-07-2017 09:13 AM

Awesome post, pics and story. I like that you post pics of all the trash targets to put everything into perspective. Nice job.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:40 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.