Winter Treasure Hunting in Petersburg Township, NY, page 14
Extremely Difficult Recovery of Metal Detected Targets on Frozen Ground
First, I went to check on Tim, see his progress, and give him my moral support if it was necessary. Obviously Tim was in the middle of the "Still Digging..." part of his sweat breaking project. (I could not even imagine what our friend Primo would say if he was here...)
Trying to Get To Target Through Ice
At some point, I was going to offer Tim my "Relic Hunter Model 38" shovel by 'Lesche' since it was heavier than his "Sampson T Handle" shovel made by 'Lesche' as well, but then I remembered that my shovel did not perform well in Montgomery county anyway. Later during this hunt, Tim's shovel proved to be much more effective than mine because it had narrow blade with a pointed tip whereas my shovel's blade was comparatively wider and had a flat tip.
Breaking Ice Hard Soil
Seeing Tim making strenuous efforts to get to the target, I was sure that the good signal he stumbled upon was worth every minute of labor, and Tim would not give up. In fact, he was breaking the icy ground so vigorously that he was steaming hot.
I went to another side of the opening and started scanning the ground, made a few steps, and received a clear coin signal of high-pitched tone that remained that way in all seep directions! The cursor on a display did not move from one position indicating a large coin! "Wow!" I was just about to... At this instance, Tim excitingly called me over: "Sergei, come quickly! I got something cool!" I wanted to shout back "me too!" but ran to Tim instead.
In Tim's hand, I saw something of an unusual shape glimpsing silver through dirt. "What is it?!"