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Old 06-17-2018, 02:15 PM
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Default The clad dump schoolyard...

To beat the heat, I went out at sunrise for a Dirtchurch dig at a school built in the 1950's that I'd never been to until this morning...and I seriously doubt anyone else has hunted here recently as the place was absolutely polluted with clad. Recovering about 70 targets from just a small area in a couple hours wore me out, I haven't dug so much so quick in like 5 years Detector used was a Explorer XS running a 6x8 SEF... Underneath it all there was several wheats and a couple keepers though... Everything...the 4 wheats and $8.75 in dirty change the ring... Haven't been out digging much at all so here's a sad statistic...it's June and this is my very first piece of sterling this year and the lack of hunting means the silver count is suffering too, the Merc is only #15 Digging clad definitely isn't my thing but I'll be visiting the school again as no doubt there's also a decent amount of silver left in the yard...summer vacation is about to begin so I'm not limited to weekends either That's it for this outing so thanks for the looks and see you after the next...Happy Hunting!

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Old 06-17-2018, 02:43 PM
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Thats a good spot captain, I don't see a Hebrew letter ring often,nice loot!

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Old 06-17-2018, 03:15 PM
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Congrats on a real fine Dirtchurch outing Bruce. Great to see you doing a little dirt fishing and from the sounds of it you have a very fine new site to ravage for some time to come. Finding Sterling this year for me has been tough so I'm glad you got your first for the year with the Ring along with the Merc. Trapper

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Old 06-17-2018, 03:26 PM
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Very cool ring, hebrew symbol chai or symbol for life. And nice merc too! I love digging clad, pennies can become tiresome but sometimes those signals produce other goodies.

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Old 06-17-2018, 03:31 PM
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Captain's lesson .. the early bird gets the worms .
And silver 👍
I would be looking forward to a small nap after.
Great hunting report.

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Old 06-17-2018, 04:26 PM
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Wow, that's quite a haul! Around where I live, I'm leery of detecting on school grounds because of the risk of someone calling the police. And I know the quad is littered with clad because my son, who just graduated, said the quad is full of quarters because no one bothers to pick up dropped change.
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Old 06-17-2018, 04:33 PM
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Wow, that's quite a haul! Around where I live, I'm leery of detecting on school grounds because of the risk of someone calling the police. And I know the quad is littered with clad because my son, who just graduated, said the quad is full of quarters because no one bothers to pick up dropped change.
Would you feel ok about playing catch with your son there...or walking your dog??? Well the police will be called eventually on you. Been there too many times here in my own city. ALL of the officers know me by now. No big deal but shovels might be pushing it.

You ain't doing nothing wrong so don't act or think like it.

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LOVE the finds!

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Old 06-17-2018, 06:49 PM
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Nice hunt You got a couple of silvers in the deal.

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Old 06-17-2018, 07:04 PM
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KT loves those kinds of totlots, especially when yer the first one on them in a LONE time, if ever anyone even hunted it! Royal Congrats on the silver...and lots of good battery and snack money there, too!

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Old 06-17-2018, 08:07 PM
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Nice going on finding a new spot to hunt! I love silver rings, grats on your silvers!
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:22 PM
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You might have to clean that clad out but thereís definitely some silver there. Congrats on the cool ring and merc.

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Old 06-17-2018, 10:44 PM
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Nice work Captain! and I mean WORK, in such high humidity.
That ring is quite the work of art! Nice save on that, and all the rest.
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:25 AM
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Nice finds! Great job!

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Old 06-18-2018, 05:10 AM
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Congrats on a great hunt with all those finds.
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by DirtyRob View post
Would you feel ok about playing catch with your son there...or walking your dog??? Well the police will be called eventually on you. Been there too many times here in my own city. ALL of the officers know me by now. No big deal but shovels might be pushing it.

You ain't doing nothing wrong so don't act or think like it.

Nosy miserable people are always a threat to this hobby.

LOVE the finds!
Those are prophetic words Rob.. so often we do feel like we are doing something wrong... It reminds me of the bumper stickers we used to see in California.. "Skateboarding is NOT a Crime" maybe we need one for Metal Detecting.

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Old 06-18-2018, 10:44 AM
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hey Bruce, a great hunt. Its not easy to find a spot that is not worn out. My xlt no longer operates so I haven't been out in about 7 months but water hunting is still on the list. see you soon
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:18 AM
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Good hunt with a nice clad total and some silver.

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Old 06-18-2018, 03:03 PM
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Congrats on all the finds!

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Old 06-18-2018, 11:09 PM
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Man thatís a cool ring, congrats! Nice spot!

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Old 06-18-2018, 11:17 PM
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I'd be thrilled with a hunt like that! I've only found one silver so far, a 1952 Roosevelt at a school built in the mid-1970s. Congrats! Those are the kind of days that I look forward to!
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