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June 7, 2021 - One more Go at Saint Malo
June 7, 2021 One more Go at Saint Malo And today’s presentation is brought to you by the Number 9 and the Big Blue Hand. Yup… one more day at the same old beach, Saint Malo. And one more silver find, albeit a small piece but silver is silver. Right? In one of the close up pictures you will see a silver colored clasp for a chain. If you look real close or blow up the picture you will see the numbers 925. It is a standard rating system that signifies 92.5% purity. Treasure it is! I did also find .71c in coins including a 1965 nickel in relatively nice condition. Since we are on the subject of numbers… Notice the one pull tab tailpiece with the inscription numbers 49R ??? I have no idea what it means but that’s a first for me. Any ideas, anyone? Now’s a good time to wade in, I mean after all we are at the beach right? Also cool is the religious pendant. This is the second such pendant that came off of this beach. When the light shines on it just right, there is a distinct gold or brass coloring or plating that shows up. I will bring it in to my jeweler friend and see what the plating is. I had a very difficult time with this piece. It really did not want to be found. I had it in my hand along with a bunch of sand and I must have dropped it 3 or 4 times. It just slipped through. I had to use and reuse the Garrett Pro Pointer over and over to finally pick it out. Because it initially looked like a better item, I secured it in a safe place so as to not lose it. I thought one of my pant pockets. Of course, do you think I could find it again when I got home? I spent another 20 minutes looking through every pocket and cranny until it revealed itself in my detecting tools case. Phew ! Another neat find was the 2003 nickel. It had purposefully been sealed in the center of a plastic pop bottle and buried about 6” in the sand. Someone left themselves a memento of having been at the beach perhaps with the idea of digging it up again at a later date or leaving it for someone else, like me, to find. I do believe that by adding in the area that I detected on this beach last year, I have covered the entirety of Saint Malo’s main beach. Now remains the overflow beach on the east side. That will be for another day. Roger
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June 18, 2021 - Winnipeg Beach and the magnetic gold ring
June 18, 2021 Winnipeg Beach and the magnetic gold ring Here’s a newsflash for you!!! Gold is NOT Magnetic! Not at all ! Man I was so close to finding my first piece of gold. Maybe there’s something wrong with this magnet... Nope, that’s not it either. It’s just a nice gold colored shiny ring made of base metal. Drat! But what fun and excitement that was. The sitting Cat brooch is copper and is old. A nice find indeed. I will definitely get this item refurbished. Winnipeg Beach is lovely and a gem of a place. Beautiful beach, nice clean sand, a new wide walkway that goes on and on, and lots of space for everyone. And I had no difficulty in finding all sorts of treasures. The highlight of course is the gold colored ring and the cat brooch. I was pleased to find so few pull tabs: 5 only. I found a total of $2.95 in coins which included a US nickel dated 1997p. Of interest were the .22 short bullet casings and a bullet as well. The bullet I had to fish out of the water. My detector located it at the shore line, just where the waves come crashing in. Yup… got my feet wet. I took several attempts using my big shovel to dig and pull wet sand to a dry spot. Of course the hole I made at the water line filled in right away and I’d lose sight of the exact spot detected. So between dancing between the waves and repeated attempts at digging, I finally pulled the source of the detector’s beeps and voila… a lead bullet. Cool eh! Ok now where’s that extra pair of socks? The iron block was another surprise find and at quite a depth. It’s a big chunk of iron. The block weighs ¾ of a pound and measures 2 ½ “x 1 ¾ “x ½ “thick. I was approx. 15” deep. Good thing I’d brought the big shovel with me. There was another hit, probably a 2 foot long big piece of big iron that registered with the detector but even with a deep hole, the Pinpointer didn’t even beep. I suspect this item is both quite large and quite deep. I left it for another day or for some other detectorist to exhume. Other fun items found were a pink false finger nail, a pink pebble that really looks like a jelly bean, a child’s toy horse and a pair of sunglasses. The two dark rocks are hot rocks. They might be clinkers from a coal fire. Whatever they are, the detector reacts. The thin wiry steel pieces are ties for rebar. They were strewn about during the construction of the beach walkway and they became a problem for me while detecting close to this walkway. Too many of them but they signal with a low number so I skipped over them. I don’t like skipping over signals but after a while you can tell what is wire or a pull tab or a piece of foil. Last is the broken copper piece. It has the end letters of two words on it and I suspect it might possibly have been part of a dog tag or perhaps some sort of fish identification tag used by lake fisherman. Letters are: SPL and below that: PEG. More from Winnipeg Beach next week. See you there. Roger
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June 24, 2021 - Winnipeg Beach, the Newfoundland Penny and the Invisible Man
June 24, 2021 Winnipeg Beach, the Newfoundland Penny and the Invisible Man Winnipeg Beach just keeps getting better and better. A 1942 Newfoundland Penny, a 1927 Canadian Nickel, a 1940 Canadian penny and another piece of costume jewelry. It’s big and almost an inch across. 7/8 to be precise. Quite the day I’d say. Oh… and a visit from the Invisible Man too. It’s all true. So I notice that there’s a routine or ritual that plays out at the beach front every day that I’ve been there. First the early morning joggers and walkers, then a bit later the dog walkers and their dogs, then comes the beach goers with kids in tow. By then it’s noonish one o’clock and time for me to leave. People are most certainly very relaxed and talkative. Every other person asks what I’m finding or if I’ve had any luck. Then along came this pair of dark shades… sunglasses. Just floating there, hanging around. Not a word, not a sound, just floating sunglasses. Hey, I’ve seen the movie and I knew in an instant that I’d just had an encounter with the Invisible Man. Strange eh! Maybe I’ve been out in the sun for too long but here they are. The Proof! And that my friends is another beach story to tell your kids. Other finds of interest was another .22 short casing and another casing that has been spread open. The small copper circle also looks to me like the end of a .22 casing complete with strike mark. I’m quite curious about the copper triangle piece. It’s very small but cleanly cut. What would that have been a part of? Extended time and weather and erosion completely sanded any sharps or shiny of two glass pieces. And there’s the hinge looking piece of iron. It’s so corroded and encrusted with sand and rust that even the larger pebble is stuck fast. Over time nature transforms everything back to basics. The big metal spike is about 23 inches long. It was about a foot deep. And that ragly shaggy thing, well that’s anyone’s guess as to what that was but it had the making of a small yard fence, you know, the foot tall ones that interlock... Looks like: small fence meets the sand bag canvas. Now that my friend has all the hallmarks of a Hollywood thriller. Till the next time. Raawwww Hwwaaaaaah Hwwaaaaaah!!! Roger
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