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Old 09-28-2012, 07:45 PM
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After a rainy day Wednesday where I took a day off, I "thought" I was good to go Thursday until the better half informed me that she took Thursday off so we could go to the Bloomsburg Fair... That took up a whole day, and about all I saw while it was light out was "potential" spots to detect.
After finishing up things that HAD to be done this morning and afternoon, I was going by an old church in another town and saw a guy mowing the grass and instinctively pulled into the parking lot. At first he looked annoyed but when I told him I was trying to seek permission to metal detect the property (it is a sister church to mine) he quickly said go wherever you want, I don't care if you hit the cemetary as long as you aren't digging too deep After a few questions I found out that the building was erected in 1860, there is a sizable amount of grounds to hunt, I was psyched!
So on the way back to the house I decided I just had to swing a few lines at the same ballfield I have been working. I wasn't even being too strict about my gridding and got a signal in an area I had already thought was finished. 82 at inches deep on the XLT and out popped a 1940 Merc, streak keeps going to 17! I also found 6 wheats and .99 in clad while I was there. Only about an hour and the black flies were chewing me up. As soon as I filled the hole from the Merc I was out of there. I think I can carve out a few hours tomorrow to start hitting that church.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:52 PM
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awesome! way to keep the streak goin!

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Old 09-28-2012, 07:54 PM
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awesome! way to keep the streak goin!
You watch, I will get to this 1860 church and get skunked!
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:21 PM
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1860 church just reaks of potential. No way you get skunked. Good luck!

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Old 09-28-2012, 10:27 PM
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1860 church just reaks of potential. No way you get skunked. Good luck!
I hope your right, but I am ok with the streak getting ended, this is so much more than I ever imagined I could do, I am just having a blast, and even after 11 months at it, I STILL get that thrill when I find silver in the hole.
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:20 PM
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Way to score on the silver! Good luck at the church tomorrow. Looking forward to hearing of your adventure. Sounds like a fantastic site.

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Very nice merc!!

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I hope your right, but I am ok with the streak getting ended, this is so much more than I ever imagined I could do, I am just having a blast, and even after 11 months at it, I STILL get that thrill when I find silver in the hole.
I agree. Can't get used to seeing the silver. Each time it is like Christmas!

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Great hunt!

Best of luck at the church!

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Well, it is 3:30 and I am still doing layout on the paper and any chance of getting to that church today are slowly slipping away. Tomorrow morning won't work either, so at this point, I am thinking I maybe can go tomorrow afternoon. Part of what sucks about being self employed I guess. Oh well, those grounds have laid untouched for 152 years, another day won't hurt......anything but ME!! Arrrghhh. I hate when work interferes with detecting.
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Did you see any horse racing at the fair? I used to race there. That fair grounds is old.

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LOVE them Mercs... CONGRATS

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Just Love a Mercury in the dirt??? Yes, nice find. I got a couple too. Yesterday and today. Regards> Mykie

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Work has the gift of ruining many aspects of life! A necessary evil. Good luck when you get out!

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