Hello all, Our June 29 meeting of the yoopercoinshooters metal detecting club was held in Escanaba Ludington park on Saturday at 3 pm. We had a fair turnout and welcomed our newest member Gary Daniels. Gary runs a Minelab etrac and is a longtime, knowledgeable detectorist. He’s originally from the Copper country. Welcome to our group Gary.
We didn’t have too much old or new business and after covering that we had the 50/50 drawing. Ray Philips wife Bonnie was the lucky winner.
I did take a pic of the group and will include in this writing. Gary Daniels brought a nice looking piece of silver he found while looking for float copper up north of here.
Jason Bernard brought 3 Mercury dimes he got in the same plug. I can’t say where he found them though.
Today, Bill Castle, Lynn Richards and myself went to the Thunder Lake area and detected a now closed store owned by Patty and Dick. We found several coins including wheat pennies from 1909 to 1957.
We also went to the Indian Lake area near Manistique and found several wheat cents and we each pulled out a Mercury dime. Mine and Bill Castles were 1920 and Lynn Richards was from the 1940’s. I also found a dog license and called the Dogs owner in Manistique. I’m sending him his dog license out in the morning mail. He had to put “Timber” down about 15 years back and was very grateful when I phoned him and said I’d mail him the tag.
I want to thank Dan Trenary for the doughnuts he brought to the meeting Saturday and another thanks to all that made the meeting.
I did have a meeting with the Gladstone city council and we may be making progress in getting detecting back in Gladstone’s parks, etc……..Keep your fingers crossed.
OK, that’s it for this one. Cover your holes….please and happy hunting.