Found 2 silvers today, as well as a pair of silver blings. 2 hour hunt at a new site for me. Just a small park in a small town. Maybe, at best, a 5 silver site. Prolly will come it at 3. We’ll see.
Found the merc in the first 5 minutes, under a large nail; the nail was on the surface, and the merc was just a half inch down. Q was found on a deep enbankment, as were the 2 blings. Some people go to a park and start in the middle; I go to a park and start in the most awkward sections, usually the sides. It worked today. It often works.
This is my 6th hunt of the year. A mix of old and new sites, including a ruin near my house that produced a merc. No other silvers from those sites, so I’m at 3 for the year.
Its nice to be back. That said, I will prolly only spend about 10-20% of the time hunting as I did in the past. I will also prolly only blog month end summaries, unless I have a fantastic day. I expect to spend about 70% of my hunting time in random fields, cause even tho you never find anything, it is just relaxing (and BTW. my last random field a couple of years ago netted me a very nice bust half, and a pair of seated dimes next to each other, so you don’t always don’t find nothing, but you get the idea; when you don’t find nothing, it can end well ). My goal is to find 15-25 silvers this year.
I still love park and school hunting, and figuring this and that out about these places, and where they were. During my hayday, I found 1227 silvers over a 4 year period at such places. Its just you run out of such places with 45 minutes of where you live. There are only so many. I don’t think I’ve found them all, but I’ve found a good number of them around here; maybe I’ll find some more, we’ll see, but the odds of that seem low.
But, that is not why I took a pause. I took a pause cause I wanted to write a puzzle hunt. So that is what I did, and it is cool. If you figure it out, you even find silver. The problem is, there is no real audience for this sort of thing. But, I did it anyway, cause I wanted to.