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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Design on a Dime?

My across-the-street neighbor’s backyard runs into a branch of Cooper Creek here in Southern NJ. Because of the site’s potential for great finds, I’ve hunted it several times to treasure extinction and I thought the finds were over. But, as is often the case with metal detecting, sometimes a “find” is something you unearthed previously … Continue reading »

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My First Token

“Now, here’s a little story I gotta tell,”1 about Father’s Day (my first as a father) 2012. James and I started the day off early, really early, in Bradley Beach. I was excited to use my brand new Fisher CZ-21 as it’s a top performer in wet sand and submerged in salt water. High tide, … Continue reading »

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First Dig with My Fisher CZ-21

At long last, and after a great deal of research, I finally got my Fisher CZ-21 metal detector. I wanted something capable of handing the beaches’ wet sand and shallow waters and perform competently on dry land. While this machine is also great for deep dives (up to 250 feet) I doubt I’ll ever venture … Continue reading »

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Memorial Day Beach Hunt 2012

The last place most people want to drive to on Memorial Day in New Jersey is to the Jersey Shore. Yes, you want to BE at the shore, but you don’t want to drive there. Not on this day, or on any summer holiday, or any Friday night or Saturday morning. Nor do you want … Continue reading »

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