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August 6, 2020 - Bryn Mawr Bus Stop
August 7, 2020 - Fort Richmond Collegiate
August 13, 2020 - Bangor at Orange St. Snow Dump
August 22, 2020 - Ryerson School Field
Well I just couldn't hold back any longer. Just had to get out there and do some metal detecting. Yes Ken, a true Metal "Detectorist". And yes, for the rest, that is a word. The proper term infact. I went out for two hours on a nice sunny Thursday morning before it got too hot out. The pay is poor... .85c, mostly pennies... but the finds are the fun of it all. Notice that someone drilled a hole in some poor Nickel ??? The earliest is a 1969 penny. The newest is 2009. The quarter is a 2008. But what rough shape. All of the coins have varying degrees of rust or corrosion. Pinocchio didn't fare any better and he is made of brass. Of interest is the Military bar. Blue and yellow. Does anyone know what it was issued for? I thought it might be a Captain's rank. It's similar to the Customs one that we received after 25 years as peace officers but no, I did not loose mine at what was my regular bus stop. The medal and chain is more of a toy than precious metal. Aluminum with a steel chain. Glass of course does not register on the detector but I do pick it up for general safety. Someone lost what looks like their cocaine vile. Foil is frustrating. A small piece, 2 inches in the ground and it registers like a dime. But the fun of the hunt remains. Overall, quite a haul for the area around a bus stop. I might try our local school yard tommorow. Looks like yet another warm summer day. Might as well take it all in before things freeze up and I have to hang up my detector for the winter. I hope this brings a smile or two to your day.
Money money money... sort of... Well today I went to the Fort Richmond Collegate on Killarney. They have a sports track and large green space. High school students in theory would carry more cash like Loonies and Twoonies and better bling than the elementary school kids next door. So .27c later... this is definitely not a get rich quick scheme that's for sure. And about high school kids and better cash... wow, I've never owned so many pennies alk at once. Oh Yes, and one dime ! Found my first key today. And for those of you who wonder as to what happens to a drink can after the lawn mower ran it over well wonder no more. I think the key got mowed too. Note to self: bring gloves and a shovel instead of a gardening trowel. I am now nursing two blisters. One in each palm. Grassy areas are hard to dig in. Other items of interest are a 2001 year one found in at a depth of about 2 to 3 inches. And a lead fishing line weigh.??? So, back to the coins. The jem is a 1947 US penny. (Denver) Google tells me it's worth about $4.00. The other pennies are all 1980's and 90's. The dime is 1986. Also thanks for the leads on places to go metal detecting. One suggestion that I want to follow up on is where the city dumps it's snow. Yes, a snow dump. Could be interesting. Thanks for that idea David.
Snow Dump Thank you David for the idea of Metal Detecting in a snow dump area. Wow... different. I'm discovering that every location that I go detecting in has it's own individual characteristics. This location was no different... unique. A tough place to work though as there is metal everywhere. With this machine, I can eliminate hits on iron but even then.... There are thousands of crushed or shredded drink cans. Everywhere. Pop cans tend to register on the detector at the same frequency as pennies and aluminum. Well I did manage to find 3 pennies but.... the salt and grind from the city streets has corroded them beyond any readable date. So let's see now.... Snow dump, city streets, automobiles... yup. Found car parts, even parts of a Manitoba license plate, lead pieces used to balance tires, the top piece of a spark plug and assorted aluminum car bits. Also found a heavy chunk of cast iron pipe, a mangled road sign and a nice piece of pottery. This snow dump is found at the corner of Bangor and Orange in Winnipeg's Weston area. I'd never heard of either of these streets before. It's an interesting location and I must say, dangerously close to a Tim Horton' s. Yes I got drawn in. And Bonus.... no sign saying "No Trespassing" or "Do Not Enter". Great!!! I'm in. The area is quiet and feels secluded. There is hard packed sand and gravel everywhere, it's a few feet deep and more the further in one gets into the lot. The detector goes off everywhere and one won't find anything old here. So mixed ratings on city snow dumps. Well worth the try out but personally, I prefer a farm homestead. Where to go metal detecting next ???? Always looking for new ideas... anyone? Stay tuned.
Ryerson School Field. The Geocache. I must thank my readers for the feedback that you provide. One such tidbit of information was to the world of "Geocaches". I had mentioned to a friend about finding a small metal and magnetic item that screwed apart to reveal a scroll with initials and a few dates. I had guessed that it might have been a graduating class thing like a keepsake or time capsule however one of you came to the rescue with correct information. It is / was a "Geocache". It had gone missing and was taken off the geocache list... check out geocache Winnipeg on line and open up a whole new world of exploring. Thanks for the info.
August 23, 2020 - Reyerson School Field
Ryerson School Field. Ryerson School is just a few blocks away from home and that makes it a great place to detect when I have a couple of hours to spare. It’s close. I can walk over so no need for the van. And it’s a large area that has seen lots and lots of people traffic since it was built in 1972. Today’s hunt yielded .32c and a nice piece of cosmetic Bling! I particularly like the City of Winnipeg lapel pin. Metal detecting: What a great way to spend a few hours and to enjoy the day.
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August 25, 2020 - Millikin at Dalhousie Bus Stop
From Metal Detecting to Magnet Fishing. A few days ago, I came across at 5 inches deep, a metal Ford ID plate. I assume it came off the undercarriage of a vehicle after a crash. I've researched the numbers a bit and did find a reference to an almost identical number but not much else. 1970's? Maybe. I'd have to contact a Ford dealership to know more as to what year and make the vehicle was. The numbers are as follows. Computer buffs.... go to town… D7TE-5E212-E8A EX 8 125 I took the plate to a friend at a garage on Goulet St but they don't have the Ford database needed. However... he put me on to yet another new and growing hobby. Are you ready for this... Magnet Fishing. Yup you guessed it. Like regular fishing, it can be done from shore or from a boat. All you need is a strong natural magnet and a strong rope and probably some strong arms too. People are pulling up all kinds of stuff. Including the odd grenade..... boom!!! There goes the boat. Lol. Again, check it out on line. The advantage of Metal Detecting is that I can find silver, gold, copper and brass and tin. All of which are not magnetic. My risk of drowning by accident is also greatly lower but yes, I can see the fun of it... Magnet Fishing. Check out YouTube posts. Thanks as always all for the back and forth. Good friends, amazing information and the fun of sharing.
August 27, 2020 - Reyerson School Field
Ryerson School Field. Treasure. Aye Mattie’s... Treasure by common lore is defined as gold, silver, precious stones and coins. Preferably all in a wooden chest. Well today some treasure was found. Top of the list is a .5 gr Sterling Silver Ring. Complete with Hallmark. Just a gorgeous little thing. This is the second ring that I have found in the Ryerson School yard. Second on the list of finds is $2.85 in coin. Twoonies help make the total add up fast. Most of the coins came from the bus stop across the street from Ryerson School. The coins again range from 1964 to 2016. Most are from the 1980's and 90's. The worst looking ones are all the newer coins. A 2008 penny actually has a large surface blister and it's the only penny that I have found so far that is magnetic. I'm guessing lots of iron or steel in it and hence the rust blister. Third on the list, if only in interest is the Mundelein SC pin. It's a soccer club, SC. Mundelein is a city in Illinois between Chicago and Milwaukee. Interesting that this pin should be in Winnipeg on a soccer field.... coincidence: I don't think so! Note in particular the cast iron pieces with the ornate decorations. Nothing is made like that anymore. It was hiding about 2 inches in.
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August 29, 2020 - Reyerson School Field East
Ryerson School Field East. Here I am again, at Ryerson School. The school yard covers a large area both to the East and to the West. Metal detecting is usually most successful when applied to where a lot of people have congregated or walked around. There is an open space in the fence at the far eastern end that gives onto the school yard. It’s where school kids and adults walk through to get to school. That’s where I focused my attention. A couple of hours yielded small treasure again. My first ever Dog Tag dated 2009. Also found an Assiniboine Zoo souvenir token. I think it’s one of those that you make from a penny. The machine has a large crank that you turn and it flattens and presses an image onto a penny and becomes the shape that you see. That was all and well until they stopped making pennies out of copper and started using copper clad steel instead. A nice find none the less. And then there’s this “hand gun” looking piece of electronics? Any idea anyone as to just what that was? Oh… and if you feel real ambitious… can you guess the numbers to the combination lock? That is anyone’s guess. Good luck. See you at the Ryerson School Field.
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