« Back to Finds Posted April 1st, 2010 by Wayne

  • 162227.jpg
  • 1622272.jpg
  • 1622273.jpg
  • 1622274.jpg
Item Found: Silver

Location: Massachusetts

Metal Detector Used: Beach Series (800-0302)


April 1st, 2010
  Dear White's,

I've been metal detecting off and on since 1981. I've made some interesting finds with my first machine, which was a 1db and found an 1884 Morgan at a local church hall, and I still have it for my back up detector.

But since then I've purchased two more machines, on is the Trooper and the other was a Surfmaster, all White's machines. I love them and still use them. One of the best places I've gone to is a lake that has been drained because of a break in the dam. It has uncovered about 75-100' of shoreline.

I spent one whole summer concentrating in two areas, one was an old beach area, and the other was a boat launch area. The beach area turned up a walking Liberty half, a silver flight/pilot ring, several Indian head pennies, a few mercs and buffalo nickels.

After feeling as though I cleaned everything out of there, I went over to the boat launch. There I found a Seated Liberty half, a barber half, and a Franklin half, with various other coins and small items. The interesting part was when I detected between the two spots.

I started finding mini balls, cannon shot with a chain linking the two balls, a civil war bayonet, and a couple of uniform buttons. Even though I feel as though I found everything, I'm sure I haven't. I've let a friend with a DFX know where we'll be heading when the weather gets better for detecting. I'm sure he'll be able to pull a few more good things out until I get my next machine.

Wayne (MA)
« Back to Finds

More Stories

May 1st, 2015
My very first White's detector was given to me by my father in the 70's. I have been through many detectors since then but always seem to find my way…
May 1st, 2015
I've been looking for the elusive 1916D key date mercury dime for some time now. I got close a couple of times, with two 1916 Barber dimes and a 1917d…
May 1st, 2015
Have been hunting a now closed military base for a few years and the finds keep coming. I was hunting in a barracks area with my DFX and found this…
May 1st, 2015
I Finally got out for the first time after a long New England winter. I decided to try an old farm field I've hunted many times before. This field has…
1 matching finds