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RE: How to make money using a metal detector
(07-28-2016 02:58 AM)Schlep Wrote:  I will give you guys an example of one of my best days I have ever had metal detecting.

I like to do most of my research in the winter months and take detailed notes. Then in early spring head out to start searching.

One evening while following General Howe's movements through Northeastern PA. I was pouring over my maps with a magnified glass. It was very easy following his line of march. I was looking for any kind of land mark, roads, rivers, creeks. Anything I could find as a landmark to matchup with my modern maps. After a couple hours I found it. Two small streams located about a half mile apart from each other. Directly in his line of march. Jackpot.....

I knew from experience that all I had to do was put boots on the ground. Locate those two small streams. Find a flat area on high ground. And, I was almost certain an encampment would be located. How right I was.

Made plans to investigate that weekend. Set my alarm clock for 4am. All my gear ready to go. My goal was to be in the area at first light.

It took me about 3 1/2 hours to finally locate the streams. They were located deep in the woods. I spent a total of 8 hours on my first day there. Then also hit the area on three more occasions. I found so many British regimental buttons that I could stand there and tell you exactly were each regiment camped. Buttons of the 18th, 43rd, 5th, and 47th regiments of foote. Probably found about 125 musket balls and 27 British and Spanish coins. Till this day I have no idea why British solders were carrying spanish coins?? Strange..

Spanish pieces of 8 were considered universal tender in those days. Heck you could pay your taxes with them up until the civil war. Considering that the coins were made with real metal, gold is gold is gold. The british probably paid soldiers salaries with a mix of spanish minted coins and english coins.

How much gold and silver did you find? Most of it copper?

This thread and the vagrant thread seem strangely linked to me for some reason!
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