Monday, April 20, 2015

4/20/15 Report - One Great Method For Locating Good New Hunting Spots And Some Things To Look For.

Written by the TreasureGuide for the exclusive use of

View Of One Of My Best U. S. Silver Coin Areas Of the Past.
There are exciting ways to search for good new spots to hunt these days.  You might be able to discover some by searching through sites like Google Maps.  That will give you a view of places you might never see just driving down the road.

I chose a few spots that were among my favorites in the past to show as examples.  I think that will give you the idea.

The first  (shown above) shows one of my favorite silver coin hunting locations from the past.  This site was abandoned and overgrown when I hunted it.  There was a busy swimming beach there back in the days of segregation.  It was one of those "Colored Beaches."

The remains of the old wood groins is the first thing you might notice.  There were also abandoned buildings and an old parking lot behind the beach.

When I hunted there, which I did whenever the water eroded the dunes, I parked before going through he park entrance and walked down and around an old fence at the water's edge and up the beach to the groins.

Evidently people used to lounge on the dunes that were the covered with bushes when I visited the site.  Whenever the dunes eroded, silver coins in very nice condition would wash out.

Like many run-down abandoned areas, it used to draw its share of unsavory characters who would break into your car if they had a chance.

In more recent years the park has been revitalized. 

Gold Hunting Spot.
Here is another spot just around the corner from the one above.  You could either drive directly to this one or take a good walk from the first spot.  This spot didn't yield silver coins, but it was a good gold spot.  Even though it wasn't a well-known busy beach at the time, there were some bathers and wind surfers that visited the area.

The inside corner of the rock jetty shown above had a dip that yielded five gold rings the first time I ever visited that spot.  The sand and seaweed line in shallow water yielded a class ring.

People tend to stay more on the sand.  That makes narrow strips bordered by sea weed more productive.

Same Spot From Another View.
The arrow points to the same spot shown above.  I'm just showing how you can use tools such as Google Earth to check out potential hunting sites.

Recently I mentioned a carpet of silver that was found after Hurricane Andrew.  It was on the coral outcrop shown below.  The coral outcrop back then was normally covered by sand.  Hurricane Andrew removed the sand a left a bunch of coins and silver items.

The funny thing is, at that time I had never seen ANYONE there, but evidently some time in the past it was visited by more people.  I can understand why.  It is an interesting feature.

In recent years that constructed a path and a observation platform near that area.  You can see the rectangular platform in the picture if you look close.

Coral Outcropping

Around the bend from there is another place (See below) where silver coins were found as well as old bottles after Hurricane Andrew.

Another Silver Coin Spot Not Far From Coral Outcropping.
You can see the coral outcropping in this shot.  Near the road at the North end of the island you can see another silver coin spot.  It is right beside the where the road enters the island from the north.

I'm told that this spot is hard to get to now.  I was told that there is a fence there now that makes it difficult to get to from the road.

The laws might have also changed.  I don't know if you can detect there or not now.  The laws changed while I was down there.  At first you were not allowed to detect there and then you were.  I don't know if it has changed again or not.

My intent is not to show you particular spots to detect.  What I am showing today is that by browsing online sites such as Google Earth, you can get a good look at places and maybe find some nice new spots to try.  You can even use Street View to see how many people are at a beach and where they sit and swim.

Look for signs of old or abandoned structures or unique natural structures that might have drawn people in the past.  Always look for structures, man-made or natural, that can trap items.  Also where erosion might often occur.


You couldn't ask for better water conditions for water hunting.  Only a one foot surf and a good negative tide!  You can get out there and not get jostled around.  The only trouble is the sandy conditions.  Expect a couple more days of that on the Treasure Coast.

Happy hunting,