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This months meeting April 11th

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A reminder – the ‘topic’ for this coming meeting (Wednesday, April 11) is the Silver Dime Raffle. Bring us your numismatically – acceptable U.S. silver dimes. For each dime you toss in the pot, you will receive a raffle ticket – put your name on it and deposit it in the container provided. After the break, one winning ticket will be drawn…and the winner and the club will split the dimes. It can be a large haul!

  Also remember the scout camp hunt this weekend (and scout’s pancake breakfast) – see the March Probe for details And see the Probe for information on our ongoing gold coin raffle (quarter Eagle coin).

A couple of things…

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So I added a tide chart to the resources tab. If you need something other than what is there, let me know and I’ll add it.

I also added a gallery in the members only section (password protected) with the Christmas 2017 Pictures there for those who care to see it.

We have a members only Polar Bear hunt coming this Sunday. If you need more information (and are a member) send me an email through the contact us page on the web site and I’ll get that for you.

Swap Meet @ Next Meeting

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This is a great chance for you to ‘get rid’ of items you no longer can use, and to acquire some useful goodies. Detecting-related items are welcome, but the swap may include other ‘tasteful’ stuff. ‘Gently used’ is O.K., but please nothing that is broken or dirty. I will be e-mailing you a catalog of items shortly before the November 8 meeting – look for it.

   Items may be bought or traded for. We will try to create a flea-market-type atmosphere. There should be some ‘wandering around’ even among displayers, looking for possible trades. Not used to negotiating/bartering? This can be a fun learning experience in a ‘safe’ environment. Bring some cash with you!  (For purchases and making change.) No credit cards…up to sellers whether they will accept checks. Also bring a carry-bag for your treasures.

What I/we Need From You…

  1. A list of items you plan on bringing (with perhaps a short description, if warranted), for your table.
  2. An asking price for each (unless you indicate ‘for trade only’), and tag your items appropriately.
  3. List of items you are looking for (whether you’re a trader or a buyer).
  4. Bring your name on a ‘place card’ for your table, so members can look for you if an item interests them.
  5. Items for sale must have an asking price affixed to them.

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.

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