Thursday, February 20, 2014

Day 2 - February 20, 2014

Today was a much better day to do some detecting. It was somewhere in the mid 60's and we were the only ones on the beach. We had better luck this time around. Dad found a modern bullet and few other odds and ends. I'll edit this later with exactly what he found. I found more things then he did. My first find was a metal basket of some sort. I've been told it's a cup holder on a bike or a boat. I also found a piece of wire, a couple pieces of iron, and a pop top. I'm sure I'm leaving something out but I can edit that in later. All in all it was a great day and we were able to leave with enough time to pick my son up from school.

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Day 1 - February 16, 2014

So this is it. The start of something completely different. A couple weeks ago I made a decision. I bought my first ever metal detector. Picking which detector I would be using was not hard. Dad and I had been watching videos on YouTube, one person in particular being NuggetNoggin's channel. He is pretty young. Maybe around 20 or 21. Until this past week he has been using the Garrett AT Pro. His constant good reviews on it during his hunts really won me over. They say it is for someone more seasoned but it is simple for me.

So today dad and I took our metal detectors out to haven beach in Mathews. Not exactly the best day to try out our detectors for the first time. It was only 30 degrees out but the windchill made it seem like it was way colder. We didn't find much today. I found a penny which was so messed I can't get a date off of it but I can tell for sure that it was made after 1982. The zinc in the penny must not have liked the conditions it was exposed to. I also found a metal cap to something. Dad was empty handed.

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