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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:27 PM

Update on my treasure hunting, HOLY SHIT!

There is a "Greek Fest" down near Lake Michigan here in Sheboygan going on, this morning I went there with my metal detector.

Found 3 $20 bills, and lots of coins!

Ran the coins through one of those coin counting gadgets in a supermarket.

Total today:

$122!!!

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Reply Update on my treasure hunting, HOLY SHIT! (Original post)
Archae Jun 2019 OP
Blue Owl Jun 2019 #1
shanny Jun 2019 #2
Wounded Bear Jun 2019 #3
blm Jun 2019 #11
The Figment Jun 2019 #19
blm Jun 2019 #21
Kali Jun 2019 #4
procon Jun 2019 #9
Archae Jun 2019 #22
True Dough Jun 2019 #5
mr_lebowski Jun 2019 #6
Dan Jun 2019 #7
Demovictory9 Jun 2019 #16
reACTIONary Jun 2019 #34
safeinOhio Jun 2019 #14
Demovictory9 Jun 2019 #17
GemDigger Jun 2019 #32
ProudLib72 Jun 2019 #8
yaesu Jun 2019 #10
TlalocW Jun 2019 #12
DFW Jun 2019 #18
TlalocW Jun 2019 #23
DFW Jun 2019 #24
SWBTATTReg Jun 2019 #27
DFW Jun 2019 #30
33taw Jun 2019 #13
kooth Jun 2019 #15
Totally Tunsie Jun 2019 #20
Nitram Jun 2019 #25
Freethinker65 Jun 2019 #26
2naSalit Jun 2019 #31
unblock Jun 2019 #28
Codeine Jun 2019 #33
Croney Jun 2019 #29

Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:28 PM

1. Well done!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:32 PM

2. Hmmm. Were they serving ouzo?

 

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Response to shanny (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:34 PM

3. Ouzo will definitely help you "miss" your pockets...

Been there, done that.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:52 PM

11. Hahaha

Reminds me of 80s when some musician friends would ‘scrounge’ after concerts. They always pocketed the most money and best drugs after Pink Floyd concerts.

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Response to blm (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 05:29 PM

19. Grateful Dead shows for the "Ground Score" Win!

I have found some of the most amazing things at and after a Dead show...everything from all sorts of intoxicants,large amounts of cash and some of the best camping gear money could buy.

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Response to The Figment (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 05:37 PM

21. 👍🏼

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:37 PM

4. it detects paper bills?

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Response to Kali (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:05 PM

9. That's what I wanna know too. nt

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Response to Kali (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:17 PM

22. No, those I spotted with the Mark 1 Eyeball.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:38 PM

5. That's great to hear!

Because I lost three $20 bills in Sheboygan a couple of days ago. I'll give you my email address and you can e-transfer that money back to its rightful owner. Your good deed of the day!


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Response to True Dough (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:44 PM

6. C'mon, man ... who HASN'T lost $60 in Sheboygan in the past week!?! (nt)

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Response to True Dough (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:48 PM

7. Well I can prove its' mine

Did the $20 bills have Andrew Jackson on one side? If so, then they’re mine...

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Response to Dan (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 05:13 PM

16. lol

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Response to Dan (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 08:45 PM

34. l'm hopping for Tubmans - nt

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Response to True Dough (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 04:17 PM

14. The first rule of treasure hunting.

Tell no one what you’ve found.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 05:17 PM

17. this guy scubas where people whitewater raft. he films everything for youtube. he returns phones

he turns in the guns



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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 02:59 PM

32. The other half of the first rule is

where you found it.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:02 PM

8. Metal detector is paid for!

Keep the updates coming. You're convincing me it's a wise investment.

Actually, which metal detector did you spring for?

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:16 PM

10. when I first started metal detecting back in the 70's we would hit old BSA camps

, with passes from the council, during the off months. We would find enough coins & medals in one day to fill a shoe box, most over 40 years old. Donated a bunch of the rarer items found to the council museum.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:59 PM

12. In college

In the mornings before my classes, I would walk off campus to the nearest convenience store to get a newspaper, and I would always have my eyes on the ground because I passed a lot of frats and sororities, and I figured when THESE "Greeks" got sloshed, they would lose money, and I often found some good treasure. Often fives but every now and then a twenty, and for a college student, that's good money.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 05:22 PM

18. I know a college student who found $25 an hour

My daughter found some German lawyer in Washington DC when she was an undergrad, and he hired her at $25 an hour to translate documents, either from German to English or English to German (she is bi-lingual). He ended up using her between 10 and 20 hours a week, and offered her a permanent job when she graduated. She passed, and had to pay taxes on what she earned, but had some serious pocket money when she graduated, and didn't even use a metal detector!

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Response to DFW (Reply #18)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 12:38 AM

23. That would have been a sweet gig

But I never had time for a really steady job in college. However, along with "Greek" money, I did use sleight-of-hand to make money (bets) against the bigger assholes in my dorm... especially when they came back from the bars a little schnockered.

Oh, and playing chess every now and then.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #23)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 01:23 AM

24. My hat goes off to anyone who can do that playing chess

In college, one of my two roomies and I used to play chess (not for money) and it nearly got me killed once (not by him). Long story. They had (with the best of intentions) invited me to a party where people of my pigmentation were apparently not welcome.

My wife, who is German, and I took great pains to purposely raise our daughters bilingually. It turned out to help one of them slightly when looking for a job, and with the other one, it turned out to be her key to some serious (now mid to high six-figures yearly) earnings. She got her first taste of how valuable a commodity it can be when combined with a decent degree. She graduated magna from what is considered to be a "second tier" law school in the States. She is plenty smart, but her English wasn't quite good enough to understand every word on the LSATs, and that is apparently the only thing law schools look at in the USA. The "top" ones told her to fuck off. After three years of law school, she knew every word in the law dictionary. She graduated at the end of the Cheneybush recession, and there was no work to be had in her field (international law) in DC, NYC or Boston, so she went to a job fair in Frankfurt to try her luck. She liked the Frankfurt arm of a British law firm, but they said they were only looking for someone with specific qualifications. They needed someone who was fluent in English and German, had EU working papers but a US bar exam. She said, "here I am." They started her at €85,000 and she never looked back. Head hunted at 29 by a New York firm for THEIR Frankfurt office, and became their youngest partner ever at age 31.

All that--inspired by a chance meeting with a German lawyer in Washington who was willing to pay $25 an hour for a skill that wasn't easy to come by. That was one sweet gig indeed.

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Response to DFW (Reply #24)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 01:18 PM

27. Sweet indeed and smart kids to boot!! nt

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #27)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 01:57 PM

30. Yeah, they both got a healthy does of someone's genes

Genes that weren't mine!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 04:08 PM

13. Do you do Summerfest?

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 04:45 PM

15. Way to go!

Awesome! This random (to me) good news made me happy!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 05:37 PM

20. A great place to look is at the concession stands at beaches and festivals.

People leave the counter with their hands full, and it's too much of a pain to chase after loose change. As a kid, it was a great way to make some money along with returning bottles for refund. It sure beat my allowance!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 01:09 PM

25. Metal detectors that detect $20 bills! Where can I get one of those?

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 01:14 PM

26. Wait for the snow to melt after the plows have piled high mounds in grocery store parking lots

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #26)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 02:49 PM

31. And especially around the bars...

I found a $50 bill one Sunday morning right outside a bar, all wadded up in a snowbank. Even more once the snow melted.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 01:25 PM

28. mrs. unblock and i enjoyed "the detectorists"

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4082744/


some of the humor is very dry, british humor, but we like that stuff.

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Response to unblock (Reply #28)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 05:05 PM

33. I'll watch anything with McKenzie Crook.

And Toby Jones is a favorite as well.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 01:34 PM

29. When my grandson was little, we used to go searching for a diamond ring.

That was always our goal, to find a diamond ring. One day we found a dime and a plastic toy ring. I told him we did it! We found a dime n' ring! He loved it.

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