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Old 05-21-2008, 09:40 AM   #1
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Something you just don't see every day!

As some of you all know, I've been using Metal Detectors for years. To find the best "old stuff", in an urban area, you have to go to where "Urban Renewal" is taking place, where condemmed building are being razed. Here in Tulsa, that also means the lot gets scraped, removing the surface junk, and bringing the older, deeper, more desirable targets closer to the surface.

This also exposes some items that are highly collectable, but aren't made of metal, so you have to learn to "eyeball" them. I've trained my eyes to look for certain things, like marbles (color contract, reflective patterns, etc.), glass bottles, and even coins just laying on the surface.

As a result, I usually go around, looking at the ground where ever I'm at. Sometimes my eyes pick out a pattern that interests me.

This morning was no exception. I was outside, walking to the driveway to wait for the schoolbus. On the way there, there are lots of clover patches. My eyes picked up on a pattern that just wasn't quite right. I immediately stopped, and back up a couple steps. I started looking for what it was that triggered my curiosity.

Here is what triggered it:



This is only the second one I've ever found. The first was a couple years ago up in Michigan.

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Old 05-21-2008, 09:55 AM   #2
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Cool, from now on you will be known as Eagle Eyes Allen.
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:07 AM   #3
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EEA - I have learned that where there is one there are usually more. I used to find patches of 4-leaf clovers (as in 5 - 10 per patch) in my yard where I used to live.

It's funny how our eyes can pick up on "not quite right".
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Old 05-21-2008, 11:02 AM   #4
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elfie, why are you staring at me?


very cool, allen. ya know, you're in for some good luck.

one is for sunshine, the other for rain, the third is for the roses that grow in the lane.

the fourth is allen's wife telling him to stop screwing around and get out there with the metal detector, already!

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elfie, why are you staring at me?
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:24 PM   #6
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Oh I get it... "Not quite right."

*Groan*

Beautiful photo, by the way! Thanks for sharing. Now share some of that luck, please!
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:31 PM   #7
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I have looked for them before and have never found one. Where do you live? Maybe I need to come and touch you for good luck!
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:35 PM   #8
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i told you you were gonna get lucky, allen.
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:36 PM   #9
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Hush BT..... gonna get the guy in trouble! HA!
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Old 05-21-2008, 02:23 PM   #10
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Cool hobby! What would you say is your most satisfying find?
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