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March 27, 2021
March 27, 2021 Ryerson School Field West Hello and welcome all to a new season of metal detecting with Metalman9. Certainly the year has started off great. A month called March that felt more like May with warm weather, sunshine and a quickly receding snow line. The frost is at about 4 to 5 inches deep in the ground. It’s time to test out the new equipment, the Minelab Equinox 800. Just look at that smile Eh! A short 5 minute walk and I’m here, Ryerson School. And the outing did not disappoint. I worked a path from the entry gate to centerfield and back. Sounds far? How does 2 ½ hours later sound like? It is the magic of metal detecting. Time disappears. Just when I’m thinking… Ok I’m done now. Time to turn in and Bam! Another hit. It’s still too soon for me to truly assess the Equinox 800 but so far so good. It’s like getting into a new car. It takes a while to figure out all of the features. The Equinox 800 is certainly a very sensitive detector. We laughed, we hugged, we cried… Just kidding. It detected some fairly small metal items like the zipper latch at 3 inches with a good repeatable signal. Repeating a signal is key to detecting and retrieval and ultimately discovery. 21 cents found all total. And just like last year, the age of the coins found are mostly 1970’s and 80’s. The oldest coin found was the dime dated 1973. It’s the era when this neighborhood was built. It’s strange to find a house key in two pieces. Not an easy item to break in half. The pull tabs and the Canslaw (shredded pop cans) seem to register a specific signal, a 9, as do the pennies at 23. With time, practice and excess digging, it will become easier to determine what the signal are and what merits being dug up. The shotgun shell base is from a much older shell from when the cartridge was made of cardboard. Also old are the Mason jar ring pieces. My theory is that the school yard was first leveled with “Fill” that came from elsewhere, then soil and sod were added over top. Hence the older finds at 4 and 5 inches deep. So again, welcome all to Metalman9 and lets go detecting… Roger
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March 2, 2021
March 2, 2021 Article for Collectors The following was shared with the members of the Winnipeg Philatelic Society and the Manitoba Coin Club through their respective publications in March, 2021. Website: https://www.metalman9.ca What’s to do was the question. The pandemic was on and what’s to do. How do you combine the fun of the hunt with the love of history, research and social distancing? Metal detecting! That’s how. It’s strangely similar to stamp collecting in many ways and both hobbies dove tail well together. Again: history, the hunt, research and it’s kind of a solitary endeavor. Stamp collecting ties us over late fall, winter and into early spring while metal detecting picks up from there, late spring through summer and into early fall. And a few added bonuses: You get lots of exercise walking and bending and digging and lots and lots of fresh air. Oh, and social distancing from the middle of a farm field is easy. Metal detecting was something that I’d always wanted to do but never really quite found the time for. As do quite a few people from the conversations that I’ve had with friends and family. Almost everyone knows someone or knows a guy… or I saw a guy in the park the other day… So here it is: Meatlman9.ca. It’s how I decided to answer that burning question: What’s to do. It’s what I’ve been doing for the last year. Check out the website. Enjoy the many stories and pictures of a hobby that I’m passionate about. Pass the site on to others that may also enjoy the same ideas and most importantly, stay posted and keep checking in as I have a full slate of new outings and adventures coming up for the spring of 2021. Fellow club member: Roger Fontaine. Membership has its privileges.
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