Wednesday, August 8, 2012

8/8/12 Report - Alvaro Mexia, Club News & Resources

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22K Ring Beach Find.
I've been talking about determining the melt value of finds.  I mentioned that you will find some 22K items, often from India or Oriental countries.   Here is one such example.  It is not marked but tests at 22K and looks Oriental.

Alvaro Mexia is probably the first European to map the Indian River Lagoon.  He did that in 1605 when he was sent on a mission to improve relations with the Native Americans.

You can learn more about that at the following web site.

The Indian River Journal is one excellent resource that you might not know about.   As an example, here is one issue.  It talks about a variety of historic topics from German WWII prison camps in Florida to Alvaro Mexia and historic old houses etc.

News from the St. Lucie Metal Detecting Club.

Meet Bernie this Saturday at Bathtub Beach 2 hours before low tide if you want to join him for a hunt.

The monthly club hunt will be Saturday August 25th will be at Stuart Beach south to St Lucia Beach.

The next club meeting is scheduled for September 15th @ 6:00 pm at the house of Bernie Cafaro.

Take your beverage. Food will be ordered from Roma Pizza. Don't forget to take your finds for show and tell.

Bernie is also planning a Fall to the Peace River.  Water levels on the Peace River typically fall around October.

Thanks for the update Bernie.

Treasure Coast Beach Detecting Forecast and Conditions.

The wind is from the South this morning.  The seas are about one foot and not predicted to be much more than that for the rest of the week. 

Conditions remain poor.  I'll remind you though, that there is always some place to hunt and something to be found.  When sand is building in one location, it is leaving another.  Remember that, and go where the sand has moved from.

Also watch around obstructions to the natural flow of sand, such as rocks.   Those areas can erode when nothing else does. 

Ernesto is now over the Yucatan.  The remains of Florence are still well east of the windward isles and not expected to form any more real soon.   There is, however, one area farther to the East that might form into a cyclone in the near future.  It bears watching.

Happy hunting,