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    Elite Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    Buffalo Beach

    Earlier this year I "figured" out a beach site and started to find old coins. I have been back 3 or 4 times and have pulled more old coins but still no jewelry of any type. Below is a pic from my last hunt there and it was a very fun / weird hunt.

    First thing I noticed was another detectorist there in the water. He kept to the deep sandy areas and I went to the rocky / clay bottom area with all the targets. I finally found some jewelry! a small silver chain and an old "G Man" ring that is pretty beat up. It apparently is circa 1930's and is from a radio program about Detectives. The fun and weird part I experienced was that I found 7 buffalo nickels! If I am digging nickels then gold should be there but it has eluded me so far... I am not giving up on it though. Even if I never find a gold ring it is a fun place to detect. I also found a 1951 Canadian silver dime and 9 Wheaties and a small pile of clad.

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    I think I will refer to this place as Buffalo Beach. I have found 12 buffs there so far along with a couple V niks and 8 silver coins.

    Thanks for looking. Jared
    Last edited by Bucknut; 09-15-2022 at 12:50 PM.
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    That must be a record! ...and dateable too! I'd venture to guess that's my yearly total of buffs. Congrats!
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    Elite Member Digger_O'Dell's Avatar
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    Very nice Jared! Sites like that are hard to come by any more, but they are out there. The area may have some gold, but I look at the historic wealth of the area and of those likely to have been swimming there. If it was likely kids, farmers, etc then gold will be rare on non-existent. If in an upper class gentrified area then you have a good chance to get lots of gold like Tom did in his river of dreams.

    Good luck, and hope you get some yellow in the scoop!
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    2024: Silver 1, Gold 0
    Best finds: 28 silver dime spill, 1800s Dutch customs seal.
    Oldest/best coins: Late 1700's Chinese Cash Coin, 1837 Upper Canada large cent, 1877 Seated Dime
    Oldest Relic find: 1800 Sailors Luck token
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    Nice! I don't think I have found a dozen bison in the last dozen years.
    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
    Purdiest coin: 1832 Capped Bust quarter
    Coolest find: USA button with blue threads still on shank

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