08 26 2023 Club Hunt Dan Lynch Finds

08 26 2023 Club Hunt Dan Lynch Finds

Hey, Hey, Hey.   I received an email from Dan Lynch telling me also that he attended the August club hunt at the Kingsland Slab.   Dan recovered 3 pull tabs and 6 bottle caps.  No, this is not a dud because Dan left the river bed cleaner than it was before he got there just like all of the other members who were there.  Dan tells me he got a chance to try out his new sand scoop but, unfortunately, he had to quit when the ears that hold the control box to the shaft of his Garrett AT MAX broke leaving his control box flopping around.  Dan found out that this seems to be a common problem because there are a number of aftermarket brackets that help support the ears to prevent breakage.   While Garrett is currently fixing his shaft under warranty, the guy Dan talked to said there are no current plans to redesign the shaft.  For anyone who has a Garrett AT series detector, you can find the support brackets at Outlaw Metal Detectors, Serious Detecting, and on Ebay.  Good to know, Dan.  Thank you.

Gary Bunyard, President

08 26 2023 Club Hunt Robert Kamenzind Finds

08 26 2023 Club Hunt Robert Kamenzind Finds

Hi Folks.  I was not able to attend the club hunt at the Kingsland Slab on August 26th.  I just received a text from Robert Kamenzind who did attend.  Robert included a photo of his finds.  Robert recovered 2 quarters, sunglasses, bottle caps, a battery, a couple of nails, a pull tab and foil.  If any other members were there on the 26th I hope that they will either post their finds or send me a photo of their finds for me to post the photo for them.  Not the greatest of hunts but I still say good job, Robert.

Club Hunt Reminder

Club Hunt Reminder

Hey Folks.  Just a reminder that our August Club Hunt is this coming Saturday, August 26th, at the Kingsland Slab.  The "official" start time is 8:00 a.m. but if you choose to come early to beat the heat feel free to do so.  This will be an interesting hunt as the Llano River is not flowing at all.  There are just small pockets of water here and there with the rest of the riverbed bone dry.   Jewelry and coins lost by swimmers while the river was up would now be accessible to hunters that concentrate on land rather than water.  You just have to go over the cracks and crevices to find where the goodies are hidden.  There is a lot of sandy area as well.  Hope to see you there.

Gary Bunyard, President

July 2023 Club Hunt Video

July 2023 Club Hunt Video

Join us on an exciting journey as the Highland Lakes Metal Detecting Club embarks on an outing at the historic Burnet Texas Rodeo Grounds! With metal detectors in hand and a passion for uncovering hidden treasures, our club members explore this iconic site, rich in history and filled with potential finds.

In this video, you'll see firsthand the camaraderie, technique, and thrill of metal detecting. From uncovering old coins and relics to possibly stumbling upon a piece of Texas history, every find is a connection to the past that keeps us searching for more.

🔍 What We Used:
- XP Deus 2, Nokta Legend, Garret AT Pro and Others.
- The ground was really hard, so we had to use shovels to dig our plugs.

📍 Location:
Burnet Texas Rodeo Grounds - a place with a story to tell, where rodeos have been held for generations. The grounds have seen countless events, each leaving behind artifacts waiting to be rediscovered.

👥 About Us:
The Highland Lakes Metal Detecting Club is a community of enthusiasts who share a love for metal detecting and the pursuit of historical treasures. We regularly host outings, workshops, and social gatherings, welcoming members of all skill levels. Our club meets on the first Saturday of each month at 10am at the Kingsland Library in Kingsland, Texas.

📅 Upcoming Events:
Stay tuned for more outings, and if you're in the area, consider joining us! Visit our website at https://highlandlakesmetaldetecting.com/ or contact us at info@highlandlakesmetaldetecting.com.

If you enjoyed this adventure, please LIKE, SHARE, and SUBSCRIBE for more metal detecting excursions with the Highland Lakes Metal Detecting Club on the Prospectors Cache YouTube channel. Your support helps us continue our quest to unearth history, one find at a time!

Our Finds
July 2023 Club Hunt post

July 2023 Club Hunt post

Hello folks.  Well, we had a good time at the Burnet rodeo grounds even though no one really recovered all that much.  With so much area I really did not get a firm count of attendance, but I think we had seven or eight show up.  Deb Ashworth took a number of photos of finds so hopefully she or Tom will post them soon.  The biggest problem we had was that the ground was like concrete.  In the arena itself there was a two-inch layer of soft soil covering a super dry and ultra hard packed ground.  For myself, I recovered 3 quarters, 2 dimes, 3 pennies, a broken tooth from the attachment they use to break up the ground to get ready for an event, some sort of large clamp, a double ended clip, two nuts, and various metal scrap.