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Old 09-12-2017, 01:08 AM
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Default Epic six Barber day!!

Had time Sunday so drove back into the mountains to the logging camp I found the Barber quarter on Friday. Thought it may be worth the hard hike again.

Hike in detected parts of old road/trail. Stopped digging after 6th ox and 3rd horse shoe. Could have dug these all day long. Fun old relics. Was pulling old cartridge cases. 15 by end of the day. Old 45-60, colt 45, US 30, and other late 1800's to early 1900's. Even a couple old 2 ring bullets. Mostly like colt 45 type bullets.

At the logging camp scouted around. Found a printing plate. No idea why it was up there. Some period rivets and cartridge cases. Already went over area where I found quarter friday. Decided to try again. Hit it from different angles. Get a chirp high tone. Our pops a 1899 Barber dime. My first 1800's from AZ and only my second in the US. I then methodically went over this 20 foot area. Moved rocks so my coil would be level. Under one rock was a nail. Remove the nail. Then signal. At 1" was my second evern barber quarter. My persistance paid off. I spent next hour or two moving rocks and iron from the surfave in this one little area. I proceed to get another barber quarter and 3 barber dimes. 3 of the 6 from 1800's. The 1904 S dime is a key date too

Pretty much my best silver day ever. And all Barber. Just an insane day. With all the iron, most coins less than 2". Next time I am bringing a magent to remove iron. Then scrape hillside down an inch and scan for more targets. I think I could mine a few more coins from there. Odd all dimes and quarters. I have never found an indian head. Thought maybe an IHP would be hiding. Will gladly take silver any day. Maybe there is a gold coin hiding on the hill. I'm hoping to go back Sunday.
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:51 AM
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That is NUTS! Maybe that's where they gambled or a makeshift saloon was? There'd have to be a reason for the coin density in that small of an area...WHY would be interesting to know but you may never know. Hunt the living shitt out of that place! A gold coin would be a hell of a chaser after that Barber 6 pack!

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Old 09-12-2017, 05:47 AM
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:55 AM
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Wow, that's a great day! Congrats on your pile of barbers!

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Old 09-12-2017, 07:01 AM
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Oh the Drooling Metal Detecting Humanity!! Oh yeah..gotta be a high chance for a gold coin! Congratulations Josh! Sounds like a peaceful place to hike into as well....


Regarding magnets...they make a stick with a flat hockey puck sized magnet on the end of it that construction guys use...it would sort of double as a walking cane, rock mover, iron picker upper...since its a long hike, and magnets are heavy, maybe this kind of thing may have multiple uses? Then leave it up there for the next time you go?

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Old 09-12-2017, 07:32 AM
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WOW! Killer day! I'd be camped up there and have my mail forwarded

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Old 09-12-2017, 08:15 AM
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Wow...you earned every piece of silver you found and more! A big silver congrats!!

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Old 09-12-2017, 08:24 AM
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Great finds - they're in good shape, too. I've noticed some silver coin finds from AZ are discolored, but not these.

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Old 09-12-2017, 08:33 AM
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wow, just wow
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Amazing hunt! Congrats on the key date and other Barbers!


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Old 09-12-2017, 09:26 AM
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Great hunt and a great lesson to the rest of us to take your time when working a site with good potential.

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Old 09-12-2017, 09:40 AM
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Awesome to the max!

Wow!

Is this in the mountains?

Man that's a great hunt there, congrats!

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Old 09-12-2017, 09:50 AM
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Amazing. I got two in two days and thought that was great. Congrats.
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Go back to that spot right now!!!!

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Old 09-12-2017, 10:25 AM
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Amazing hunt man, that's more barbers than most of us see in a year!

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Old 09-12-2017, 10:42 AM
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Your diligence paid off. Great hunt and congrats on all of the Barbers!

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Old 09-12-2017, 11:15 AM
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Seeeoooo sweet.
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:19 AM
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Wow 6 barber days don't ever happen, congrats. Makes me think there has to be a seated there.

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Old 09-12-2017, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by GroundSweeper View post
Awesome to the max!
s this in the mountains? , congrats!
Yup, up in the pine trees. Around 2 mile hike in, but right down the mountain. Fun hike back out. With all the extra weight of finds too. Hopefully next trip I'm hiking out of the canyon with more great finds.
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:42 PM
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Your hard work paid off, congrats!!

In California logging camps have been good sites for finding gold coins.
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