So, lets just lead with a pic of today’s 4 spot.
So, today was my first real hunt since last entry. I did have one other hunt in the meantime; spied an awesome site, went there, and could not get permission to get on the land. Its a 50 silver site at least, IMHO (and with hard permission, maybe more, tho obviously, many are sneaking on). Too bad. Backup site on the day was a 74 silver site that I worked pretty well a couple of years ago (my 3rd best, and a very special site), but the zones I still had to clean up weren’t giving it up. I should have cleaned them up at the time, but I wasn’t as organized in those days, and was much more clueless. Its amazing how your approach to site management evolves. I’m sure the competition has gotten those shinys that I should have gotten in the meantime. Kudos to them. My bad..
Maybe I should talk about today’s hunt. Not much to say, Site of the 9/22 and 9/29 entries, and my first time there was a year or two before that (I totally misjudged and misplayed this site, but all’s well that ends well). Just closing out 2 small zones, and I got 4 more silvers. 2 hours hunting time. Unbelievable. Dug 11 coins total; 4 silvers, 3 wheates, and 4 clads. Definitely helps those ratios, doesn’t it? So, I’ve detected this site 4 times — 4 silvers, 5 silvers, 2 silvers, 4 silvers. Are you kidding me? And its now closed. Too bad. 15 silver site, and my 17th best. Best run rate/density site I’ve ever done at any site, tho. Usually when a site gets to 14, it gets to 21, and from there it flies to honeyhole level. Too bad this site is so small and is done. Usually small sites are cleaned out by the time I get there; fortunately not this one. Well, now its cleaned out. I’d give it up, but you never know when a better machine will come along to allow me to reopen my closed sites.
So, lets write some more. I haven’t been able to detect lately due to volunteering my time to a local search and rescue team. Detecting is rarely involved (tho I did go on one task looking for bullets for the team, and I did learn about the team via a detecting project), but it is something I want to volunteer for. Its more important to me to find lost people than lost silver, (tho the latter is always on my mind). SAR takes alot of time, especially in the early stages, when you are clueless and are trying to learn. Translation: more SAR volunteering, less detecting (and therefore, less detecting blogging). See the problem with taking on sponsors? They are gonna want a certain post run rate, certain follow run rate, and all that other BS, and if I don’t post for a month, half the followers drift away; and I’m not interested in that experience.
Finally, had some heavy rain recently. May allow me to test my theory at the cache site from entries of a month ago, to see if rain helps find the silver there. We’ll see.
And, here is today’s silver all shinied up. Have to do this for the script that does the gallery –