My First Significant Finds - what got me hooked on MD'ing
(Halifax NS Canada)
I bought a metal detector off Ebay, a Garrett Ace 400. A beginner machine which I still use. I've only started last summer 2020. I never found anything other thant trash, went to four beaches and found nothing. I got discouraged. Then I thought, I must be searching in the wrong places. Decided to search as close as I could get to Historic Sites that are protected. I found a farm near a historic village that tourists can visit. I got permission to work the fields. My first hole resulted in this old 1876 One Cent piece (Canadian)(Im in Canada - NS) Then about two holes later this wonderful 1894 silver five cents worth about $60CAD. Well consequently I'm hooked now. I've been to other parks and I get as close as I legally can without invading protected arears and I dig. I've found plenty of first and second world war shell casings and military buttons. I'm off this week to the Archives to search for old maps. Having fun in retirement but the old body sure creaks that day after digging for 5 hours straight!