In this series, we have selected 100 metal detecting finds that were extremely difficult to detect and recover, and provide details on the circumstances and techniques that contributed to their successful recovery.
KEEPER: Not the greatest find in the world, but it brings a fond memory to my mind every time I see it. This was a nice very elderly and very ill lady I looked in on every time I hunted the church across the street from her. I’d take her garbage cans up or out, and tidy up her yard, and yes I’d swing for a few minutes every once in a while and usually pulled out a little something something.
SITE: 1950s era house built on top of an 1890-1910 era house site
SITE EVALUATION: 6 of 10 Couple rings, couple of silvers, lots of old auto parts debris though.
PERMISSION: Lady that went to church with me
Detecting can be More than Detecting: Making good relationships with some of the property owners can be exponentially more fulfilling than any finds you might save and recover. I’m a better person for meeting this woman. Try to stack some fallen limbs or bring the garbage can up from the street or look out for the property owner while they are gracious enough to have you there. You won’t ever regret it.
Right Up Against the House: This house was sitting on the footprint of a much older, quaint home that had been in the same site since the late 1800s. This find was mere inches off a brick retaining wall coming off of the carport lining the driveway.
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