By Webmaster | June 28, 2012
From the club secretary, Jim Bryson:
We had a light cast of members for our June meeting, but some good finds were non the less entered in our FINDS OF THE MONTH portion of the club meeting.
3rd place went to Jim Bryson with a 1914 Barber dime he found while up in Minnesota.
2nd place went to Sid Witherington for his recovery of a neat Flying Eagle button.
1st place went to Gerald Laney with a hefty 14k gold band.
Prizes will be given out for these winners at the July meeting as Pat Astor was playing hooky.
Sid gave a nice talk on some of his relic hunting experiences as well as showing a couple of relic hunting video’s. It was neat to see some old history dug. Thanks, Sid.
As I write this, digging here in the mid south has become down right tough, if not, near impossible. Some nice jewelry finds can still be made if one is willing to beat the heat by doing some shallow coin/jewelry “popping” with a screw driver. Water and beach hunters, of course, stand a good chance for making some nice finds. A good sturdy shovel still works on certain relic spots, so I suspect we will still see some nice saves at our July 19th meeting.
Just a reminder that it would be prudent for our hobby to refrain from digging holes in places where other people would see brown dead grass plugs, such as city parks, and the like.