This past week, with the weather turning milder, and the detecting fever growing stronger, my Detectorista pal Stacey and I hit a few sites. For our efforts, despite the visions of treasure dancing in our heads, we managed a few silver coins, some old buttons, vintage children’s toys, and the jingle of clad in our pouches.
Although Stacey is new to detecting, she has a few machines previously purchased for the kids to use on the beach when staying at the Cape in the Summer time. So, on the way home from our last hunt, she stopped to see a friend who was interested in detecting, to loan him a machine so he could try it out before buying one.
Her friends house dates from the early 1900’s. Most of the property has had the top soil hauled away and new soil brought in, however, there was one small area of undisturbed wetlands where they concentrated their efforts.
The area wasn’t producing much except for a bunch of beer cans, but then Stacey said she got a “very loud signal”, and assumed it was another beer can, but since she is learning her machine, a White’s XLT, her motto is to dig everything. It’s a good thing too, because at about 6” down, what she thought would be another beer can turned out to be a most spectacular Sterling silver cup—How awesome is that?!!
I can’t say it’s beginners luck with Stacey, because to see her in the field, it’s obvious the girls got skills, and a natural talent for the hobby. I think her E-Trac fund will be fulfilled by Summer. Congratulations to you Stacey—You’re a true Detecting Diva!
Look how this cup cleaned up!