Post by James/Texas on Mar 20, 2015 9:11:49 GMT -5
so, for about two hours, I did just that. Dear sweet wifey joined in and we hit a local park that gets pounded. Fortunately, it gets plenty of use and the curtain climbers are always re-seeding the park with clad. Yesterday I was able to get into an area that I have never detected. It is a small area that has the bleachers for four baseball fields and the concession stand. The fields are in the 4 leaf clover design with the bleachers backing up to each other. The area is rather small but grass covered. I didn't hunt the baseball fields, just the area behind the bleachers. It was built just three short years ago but the clad was there.
I did. I went to an elementary school that has a park on one side, all fenced in. The park is actually just part of the school playground and is closed during school hours on weekdays and open after school and on the weekends. Kids play on it during school hours and kids play on it the rest of the time. So, the park gets a lot of traffic but there aren't a lot of junk in the park yet as the park has been built in the last few years and it is not the kind of park where people go for cooking out and family picnics. It is more of a baseball/soccer practice field. This makes it easy to find nickels as the pull tabs aren't as plentiful here as they are in the regular parks. At least not yet. Spent 2 2/1 hours and enjoyed the digging!
Post by James/Texas on Jan 30, 2015 18:41:36 GMT -5
So a couple of friends and I detected three parks in Brownsville. It is nice to detect parks that aren't totally vacuumed out like the ones near me are. Brownsville is 65 miles East of Edinburg, where I live and we do not normally go that far to detect. Had a great day with two good friends and held up fairly well for four hours of swinging. The three objects on the bottom right are a small button, A cap for an air stem and a rivet of some kind, all just junk.
Post by James/Texas on Jan 27, 2015 20:38:35 GMT -5
So after the honeydoos, off I went. I spent about 45 minutes at a local rodeo arena. I have hunted this place and hunted this place. Over the years it has given me at least 7 silvers and a few other goodies but now, targets are slowing down. Maybe there is just one more silver there and I have been told that years ago a woman lost a gold ring so I am not giving up yet. I still find the horse tack and other junk but always manage a bit of clad. Here are my finds for the short outing today:
Post by James/Texas on Jan 24, 2015 17:01:51 GMT -5
Our club detected a small park in San Benito and then moved to another baseball complex/park in the same city. The first park didn't yield much but the second one paid off nicely. I decided today to not even try to dig the nickel signals as there were just too many pull tabs and my main detector, the F75 has been sent to Fisher for the upgrade and I was hunting with my backup detector. I just didn't want to waste time digging junk as there were enough other good targets to be dug.
Post by James/Texas on Oct 12, 2014 9:41:43 GMT -5
Hello out there in detecting land! Thanks for the site, Les. Yep, I have checked this site many times but never joined till now. Been detecting since 1971. My first detector was a 'Whites Coinmaster IV'. Have had many detectors since but now have my trusty F75 and just picked up an Omega 8000. I live in Deep South Texas. I am not as young and spry as I once was so now days I am relegated mostly to schools, parks and old homesites hunting. Telic hunting in 100° heat in tick and snake infested fields is mostly out. Still love the hobby. I am current President of our local metal detecting club. Retired and free to detect at will!