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Old 06-09-2019, 05:21 PM
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Got out for a little while today. First stop was the old sledding hill where I found the ring (second silver this year). Went to the local high school. This has a large sports complex that is always fenced and gated. Today the gate was open . There were some grounds keepers working in the area so I stopped to talk with them. We chatted about lawn care etc. Then I mentioned I would like to detect the area, they said fine and good luck. I don't think The area under the grand stand had ever been detected. Only had time for one trip up and back. Over $11 in clad (skipping pennies as I was short on time). As I was leaving the grounds keepers said anytime they are there I am welcome to detect. Sometimes it pays to be friendly .
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:36 PM
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Nice coin and ring finds. Congrats.

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Old 06-18-2019, 09:31 PM
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That looks like a gold mine for clad and earrings. How many pennies did you skip?

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Old 06-18-2019, 09:32 PM
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Nice work!

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Old 06-19-2019, 12:52 AM
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Great hunt!
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:44 AM
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lol I'm sure there is so many coins under there it sounds like trash. Nice score on the permission.
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Old 06-21-2019, 07:03 AM
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Around my area I have yet to find dirt under high school grandstands, always concrete, that looks like a great spot and I hope you're able to get back in there and clean it out, Big Congrats on the sterling and nice clad haul!

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Good hunting site, it does pay to be nice!

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Old 06-22-2019, 01:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Granddaddy Roy View post
Got out for a little while today. First stop was the old sledding hill where I found the ring (second silver this year). Went to the local high school. This has a large sports complex that is always fenced and gated. Today the gate was open . There were some grounds keepers working in the area so I stopped to talk with them. We chatted about lawn care etc. Then I mentioned I would like to detect the area, they said fine and good luck. I don't think The area under the grand stand had ever been detected. Only had time for one trip up and back. Over $11 in clad (skipping pennies as I was short on time). As I was leaving the grounds keepers said anytime they are there I am welcome to detect. Sometimes it pays to be friendly .
Nice RING!!! Wonderful! I'm sure there's more!

Check the field, too... if it's that good under the stadium, you might be sitting on a gold mine along the edges.

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