Yankee Territory Coinshooters

Hello and welcome friend and fellow detectorist. Yankee Territory Coinshooters is a club formed to enjoy, preserve and protect the hobby of metal detecting. Since January of 1976 our members have been enjoying monthly meetings and other various Club sponsored activities.

Along with the meetings, members also enjoy a monthly newsletter filled with stories, facts and articles of interest as well as access to a private Facebook group to stay in touch with each other in-between meetings.

Rocky Neck Beach Fun Hunt

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A fair turnout for the Rocky Neck Beach Fun Hunt on Sunday. We had 13 members with a few late comers.

The temperature was around 80 degrees when the hunt began at 6pm.

As in the past, the beach was still crowded, but soon started to thin out. Unfortunately, as with our Hammo Hunt, the finds were far and few. Ken G. struck a hot spot when he dug the High coin count with 53, yes 53 coins, a coin spill of 35 coins helped with the total. 2 silver rings were found. We had two scratch winners of $4 each.

A couple members mentioned that if the black flies were quarters we would be rich, they were horrible. For next years hunt at Rocky Neck strong bug spray is advised. Still, everyone said they had a great time and a few members went to Flanders Fish Market after the hunt.

A special thanks to Steve G. for the great tasting cold watermelon again, Thanks Steve!!

Granite State Treasure Hunters Club Ocotoberfest

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GSTH Ocotoberfest – October 15, 2017 at Webster Park in Epsom, NH Over $6500 in Prizes

Tesoro Mojave – Door Prize

70 Tokens Planted + $2000 IN Silver and Clad

5 Token Driven Detectors Awarded

6 Detectors Awarded by Drawing

Treasure Chest – DEUS Detector

Full Lunch Provided

More details and applications on our website gsthc.org

Lance Kozikowski Rivets YTC Members

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Lance Kozikowski a civil war re-enactment soldier and speaker riveted the YTC crowd at their August meeting.

I was lucky enough to be present for the meeting and the man was exceptional. He stayed in character of a civil war soldier and explained the average day/week/month of a soldier in those times. From the clothing and it’s meaning to the day to day and what war was like during those times.

Below are some pictures (slideshow) I took from the event. Click the article title to see the slide show in greater detail or click the image itself to enlarge.

It’s Lyme Time!

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Facts

  • Lyme disease is transmitted by the bite of a deer tick (pinhead-sized and smaller).
  • An embedded (infected) tick will transmit the bacteria within 24-48 hours.
  • Crawling ticks will not transmit the disease.
  • Lyme disease is treatable…the earlier the better.
  • Symptoms (may occur from 3-32 days after bite).
  • Fatigue – Muscle/joint pain.
  • Headache -“Bull’s – eye” or atypical rash.
  • Chills/fever – Swollen lymph nodes.

Prevention

  • Tick habitat – Grass, bushes, woods
  • Clothing – Hat, long-sleeved shirt, long pants tucked into socks, light-colored, so a tick can more easily be spotted. Inspect before going inside.
  • Repellant – Spray only on clothing.
  • Removal – Use clean, fine-pointed tweezers – grasp tick as close to skin as possible, and tug gently; wash site with soap and water, and apply antiseptic.
  • If bitten-note date on calendar, consult physician if symptoms occur.

Lyme Disease Information Hotline: 1-800-876-LYME

Information from Chester Cty. (N.J.) Health Dept. as published in The Eastern Seven News (July, ’99), newsletter of the Mid-Atlantic East Coast Chapter of FMDAC
[Please note: there are now additional diseases that ticks can transmit, none pleasant. Save the tick, which can be analyzed for these diseases.]

Submitted by: Dave G.

YTC Announcments

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1. The March 8th meeting topic is “Best Lifetime Find”. Please bring in displays or special individual items that mean something to you.

2. This is also election month. We are still hoping for someone to come forward for President, Vice President, and ‘Treasurer-in-Training’. This will be Katie’s last year as treasurer.

3. Polar Bear hunt – Minelab came through with some nice prizes…including a GoFind 40 detector!  This tops off a nice list of prizes. Hunt fee is only $10 – see the February Probe for abundant details of the day.

4. The club is still in need of donations for the hunt…especially for the Treasure Chest! Please bring it/them to the March meeting, to myself.

Dave G.

 

This Months Meeting

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This is our usual topic for this meeting.

Best Finds of the Previous Year (2016). Please bring in a display of one or more items you detected up simple or otherwise. Showing us some finds from 2016 that you are proud of or that tickled your fancy in some way. Give us a few words related to your display…feel free to tell us exactly where you found them (I promise not to take notes).

For your support of this meeting, each participant will be awarded a silver dime.

Thanks.