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My Two Cents Worth

by John Tewell
(Columbus, Ohio)

Mothman Captured at Point Pleasant

Mothman Captured at Point Pleasant

As finds go, this is not a huge deal, but it was a nice one for me. My name is John Tewell, from Columbus, Ohio. I have been a fan of Frank's show and his writings for some time now. I have been detecting for several years. I have a Whites XLT, a Tesoro Vaquero, and a Whites underwater detector. I like coin, artifact & jewelry hunting. I like to hunt in isolated areas, or small old towns. Because of the isolation, I take a very large German Shepherd with me. Twice he has come to my defence. Once when a Russian bum jumped out of the woods at me, and another time behind a 1930's dance hall when some gang bangers showed up and then changed their mind about bothering me. I would encourage anyone to hunt with a friend, a good dog, or otherwise be prepared. We use expensive equipment and with headphones on, we may be an inviting target.
I found a little park in a small town near my. I was told by local kids that the park had been hunted for years, and that there were some local people who hunted the park a lot. I was disappointed to hear this,but I was already there. I decided to work the far end of the park where the trees looked like they had been there for a while. I found 2 Indian Head pennies and was pretty happy. A while later I got a hit about 20 feet away. I dug a good size hole and found nothing. At this point I might have just left off digging, but it irritated me, so I kept digging. Then 8" down I saw what looked like a child's toy coin. It had a greenish patina and at first I thought it was plastic. I picked it up and it was a very nice 2 cent piece, dated 1867. Then I found a ring. The point is, don't buy the old story that a place is hunted out. Just think out of the box, try to read the landscape
and you will find good stuff. JT

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Jan 23, 2011
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Always try to bring a freind
by: Stephen Rouse

Wise Advice J.T. Here in Detroit I always use the budy system when coin shooting, In some areas we call up a couple extra freinds namely Mr. Smith and Mr. Wesson with permission to invite such reliable freinds of course. Tell Me how did you know that the bum was Russian or was that Rushing?

Feb 12, 2010
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JT, Thanks again
by: Frank Pandozzi

Hey JT, thanks again for your "find."

Frank

Jan 21, 2010
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Live in columbus also
by: oldhermit34

Great story. Good idea about dog. Never know. Don't hunt much because, no one to go with and just getting well from knee surgey.

Feb 14, 2008
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Great finds JT
by: Debi

Good to see & hear from you again! I really miss the forum!

HH
Debi

Feb 14, 2008
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Great finds JT
by: Debi

Good to see & hear from you again! I really miss the forum!

HH
Debi

Feb 14, 2008
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JT? Great story!
by: Frank

Hey JT, Thanks for the story. And you are right on!

Your detect'en pal
Frank

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