Yup.... just had to get out there again and get a fix... at metal detecting of course. Wentoutonfoottothebusstopjustaroundthecorner.Here'salookatwhatIdug up in about 45 minutes.1 nickel. ( 2015)1 US penny and 5 Canadian pennies, the oldest being 1963.Therewasalsoabutton/pinbutthewritingisalmostimpossibletoread.Tooold.It's madeofmetalwithagoodsolidbroochstylepinontheback.Thescripthasthe sameflairastheCocaColasignbutit'snotCoke...in2lines,partofitlookslike "Wes"???Dayslater,usingahighpowermagnifierIfigureditout.Thebuttonsays: Good VibesI'mstartingtothinkthatdrinkcanpulltabsmustjustpollutetheplanet.Ifindthese everywhere. Also found parts of a broken Vape. We enter the modern age.All this is a lead up to this coming Saturday.MybrotherMichaelandIaregoingtotheSte.Elizabetharea.Abandonedhomes and an old town site. Hope the weather permits.
Hello all... another successful day of metal detecting. Just shy of 6 hours’ worth: 8:00 to 14:00.Met up with my brother Michel in Ste. Elizabeth, now a ghost town east of Morris, Mb. This was an entirely different experience at metal detecting in many regards. Theabandonedhouseshownwasourfirststop.Ourfirstsolidhitwiththedetector was about 3 feet away from the front porch off what would have been a sidewalk. But....supertallgrasseverywhere.Welookdownandwhatdowesee....shovel marks in the ground. Yes, someone had been there before us.The2"x2"ironpiecewasfirmlyanchoredin.It'sstillthere.Wefounddigmarksand holesallovertown.Searchinganddiggingintallgrasswasanotherchallenge altogether. Not easy. Wemovedontotheshoulderareaoftheroadwaythroughtownandtoareaswhere the grass was short. Again, more older dig holes.For all that, we did find one coin, a coin. A 1976 dime. Woo hoo... We're rich.Ofinterestwasanumberedband.Eitherforabirdorasmallmammal.Ifanyone wants to do research, the numbers are: M A F 52636. Thesmallclockspringmightcomeinhandytoo.Theremusthavebeenacargarage at one spot, we picked up automotive parts and wires.Notshownisthepileofshreddedaluminumcansthatthelocallawnmowerranover. But hey... no pull tabs. Not a one!Thebigbubblylookingpieceofcopperoraluminumwasfoundnexttoatree.Itlooks likeslagbutit'salmosttoobigandsmooth.Lastwastheashtraywiththeleafdesign on its rim. Too bad it's broken.At the end of our day, midafternoon, we were sort of asked or told to leave. Itwasn'taghost,helookedprettyreal.Iguesshedidn'tlikepeoplemakingholes around town.Myfirstandlastmisadventurefornothavinggottenalandowner’spermission. Lesson learnt. But who do you ask in a ghost town?Quite the day.... quite the adventure.Lots of fun.