Detecting at Virgin Site, page 7

Investigating Every Unusual Find Will Reduce Risk Of Accidental Discarding A Valuable Collectible

While recovering a crucifix, I also unearthed a small pottery fragment with ornate design.

Next find was a pleasant surprise to me - a Russian 1721 1 Kopeck coin minted during the rule of Peter the Great.

As soon as I moved to another patch of low grass, I received a signal of a large and deep iron target. I dug up a deep hole but still could not recover a target. By the time Tahhir came over, I had almost "dug to China." The signal was still in the hole.

Tahhir took his turn in digging. Both of us were excited thinking of a discovery of buried treasure consisted of hundreds of rare silver coins! Well, "the music did not play long..." Tahhir dug up a big iron object - either a fragment of furnace or part of a tractor.

Our Huge Disappointment

We took a short smoking break to calm ourselves down and then resumed our metal detecting. Next few signals produced more coins of the 19th century and Soviet era.


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