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The South Jersey Digger www.sjmdc.org November 2010 The November meeting of the SJMDC will be held Thursday, November 11th at 7:30 P.M. in the Haddon Heights Municipal Building located at 625 Station Ave. President’s Report First, I would like to thank Marc Spivey for taking over the meeting for me last month, as I had to travel to Erie, PA for business. Thanks for doing a great job. Secondly, I understand that the nominations for officers for the 2011 year have been finalized and voted upon. The officers for 2011 will be: Larry Fogleman President Donna Winzinger Vice-President Rich Faunce Co-Treasurer Bob Finch Co-Treasurer Janis Stuart Secretary I want to especially welcome Donna as Vice President. Thank you for offering your time and talents in the running of this great club. Also, a big Thank You to Marc Spivey for his leadership and hard work as Vice President the last two years. You made my job a lot easier. And to all the members of the club, for your continued support in us, your club officers, we also say thank you. Next month (December) is our Christmas Party. There will be a list on the back table to sign up to bring food. The club, as always, will provide cold cuts, rolls, coffee and soda. We’ll be doing the gift exchange again, so those who want to participate can bring a gift. Label it for a man or woman, or either. If you need any information about what food to bring please contact Elaine Faunce. It’s also time to renew our membership in the club, and pay our dues. A copy of the membership application is included in the Digger each month, and paying dues ahead of time is very much appreciated. There will be a drawing at the December meeting for a silver round from all the names of members who have renewed early. See you at the meeting! Larry Fogleman 0 Editor’s Note We would like to thank Sir Speedy for printing our Code of Ethics newsletter over the past few years. We encourage 1. Before searching public sites, always check laws, anyone looking for printing, copying, graphic design, ordinances, and regulations that may govern your business cards, etc., to consider Sir Speedy as their search. source. They are located at 39 South Broad Street in 2. Never trespass. Always get permission when searching Woodbury, NJ. You can call them at (856) 251-0220, private property. or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Articles 3. Never leave open holes. Leave search area exactly as it and submissions: email@example.com (NEW) was before you detected it. Dealers 4. Report the discovery of any item with an historical value DeMarco Detector Sales to the local historian or museum. If you discover any • Gold Star Metal detector dealer and club live ammunition or lethal object, do not touch it. Mark member Joseph DeMarco sells the full line of the spot and notify authorities at once. Minelab, Tesoro, Fisher, Bounty Hunter, and 5. Be polite and informative to those who inquire about Troy Custom metal detectors, as well as your sport or hobby. You are the ambassador of a various metal detecting accessories. He’s pastime that we want to protect and we will be judged located in Millville, NJ. You can call him at by how you act and respond. 856-825-6009, Fax him at 856-825- Treasurer’s Report: by Bob and Rich 6009, or visit his website at DeMarcoDetectorSales.com. E-mail him The beginning balance for Oct. was $ 2,898.71 at firstname.lastname@example.org Receipts totaled $ 681.00 Columbus Train Station Hobby Shop Expenses totaled $ 965.55 • Pat Barcello of Columbus Train Station Hobby The ending balance for Oct. is $ 2,614.16 Shop is the club’s local White’s Metal Detector __________________________________________ dealer. His address is Columbus Mart Store #310, Columbus, NJ 08022 609-518-1800 SJMDC Flea Market Tesoro “Golden Sabre” model with instruction book. Asking $75. For more information call: 2010 Club Officers and Valued Helpers Ed Loveland at (856) 848-6145 President: Larry Fogleman 856-261-9811 Vice President: Marc Spivey 856-228-9301 Fisher Coinstrike with instruction book. $350 For Secretary: Janis Stuart 856-546-5239 more information: Bob Finch at 856-546-6504. Treasurer: R. Faunce/B. Finch 856-665-6228 Membership: Dan Knight 856-719-0423 Digger Editor: Janis Stuart 856-546-5239 Librarian: Ted Von Euw email@example.com Congratulations to our new Officers for the year 50/50’s: Bud Houck …………….. beginning January 2011. Refreshments: Rich Faunce …………….. Refreshments: Harold Stuart …………….. Raffles: Nadine Sammartino …………….. President Larry Fogleman Raffles: Elaine Faunce firstname.lastname@example.org Vice President Donna Winzinger Monthly Contest: Cliff Stefens …………….. Treasurer R. Faunce/ B. Finch Digger Mailer: Marc Spivey 856-228-9301 Secretary Janis Stuart Special Assistant: Dennis Helmer 856-858-1125 Web Master: Dave Milsted 856-546-0089 A great big thank you to Marc Spivey for his two years serving as Vice President and as Hunt Master. Don Hartman is updating/publishing an article about where Please give Donna all your support and make NJ Coopers have been found and asks the membership to suggestions for programs. If any of you have a special contact him at Slospokes2@comcast.net with details talent and would like to give a talk please see Donna. on any NJ Coopers they have found, regardless of state or locality (that is if they haven't already). Deep Search MDC hunt in Belmar was attended by 20 members of the SJMDC. About 140 hunters from around the eastern region attended. Marc Spivey won a silver round, and Bob Petrilli won the small treasure chest which contained $ 50 in dollar coins. Cliff’s Notes Attendance at last nights (October) meeting was a little light only 40 people. Where did everyone go? Did that Nor'easter move in early? Did Christmas shopping begin in October this year? Did everyone stay home because they knew that Lynn Mount, our vice president in charge of baking delicious cakes and wonderful pastries, would not be there? Lynn was probably exhausted from her marathon week of baking goodies for our auction and we thank her for that. Rest up and hurry back Lynn, we all missed you. I was disappointed that no other displays of Eight Reales showed up in October, but I also realized that every person I knew that found at least one or two Reales was also not at the meeting. Were they having a special meeting on their own favorite beaches? With that mini Nor'easter that was plotted to go Nor'western, they might have had a one or two tide opportunity to dig treasure again. I just hope someone else will bring their treasure coins in to show us. You don't have to bring them all, just a few of them. We did have some very substantial displays last night. Tom Brunker had a large display of coins and items from two club hunts, South Jersey and Belmar, plus many hours on the beach. He had four Dollar coins including a 1880-0 Morgan, three silver Halves, 1898 and 1909 Quarters, 11 silver Dimes, an 1856 Seated Half Dime, 1866 and 1870 Shield Nickels, 1851 and 1853 Three Cent silver Trimes, 1864 and 1873 Two Cent pieces, seven Indians, and a Flying Eagle Cent. His total coin count was 593 coins, face value $55.87. His other good finds were a 10k gold bracelet, a 10k diamond ring, a 14k wedding band, a 10k gold ring, three silver rings, and a silver earring. He had four watches (one still running), and 12 other pieces of costume jewelry. He also had five toy cars, seven fish lures, buttons, ammo, zipper pulls, and a pile of sinkers. John Dyer had lots of old coins and artifacts. He had a 1723 Woods Hibernia Copper, a 1777 Two Reale, a Large cent, 42 Wheaties, and seven silver coins. He also had three rings, a pin back button, large coat buttons, a shoe buckle, small buckle, and a display of 38-three ringer Minnie balls. Mark Mays was excited over a new hunting area, a Colonial Era with cellar holes. He displayed 13 silver coins, eight Indian Cents, a 1737 George Copper, a Large Cent, an 1857 Flying Eagle, and a 1667 Spanish COB!! He also had 10 buckles, a bell, two watches, old buttons, two pocket watches, keys, spoons, old marbles, and clay pipe stems. Dan Knight displayed lots of beach finds. He had two rings, silver coins, and over 100 Wheaties. He also had toy cars, keys, spoons, sunglasses, and a pile of sinkers. Vallrey Mastowski had five rings, two chains, a Blackberry phone, 10 pieces of costume jewelry, and lots of coins. Ron Parks had a beach display of fishing tackle, lures and sinkers, and beach coins. Bob Petrilli is still hunting the woods, bringing out a few coins at a time. He displayed 24 hunt coins, and 25 "one at a timers" natural finds. He had four Seated coins, an 1853 Dime, and 1857, 1858, and 1876-S Seated Quarters, and a 1917 (V-2) Standing Liberty Quarter. He had 110 Wheaties, five Dollar coins, five toy cars, nine keys, two buckles, sunglasses, and a pile of clad coins. Barbara Rulon needed six display boxes this month. She found her best ring ever, a 14k white gold with 84 diamonds. She dug it out and said "No Way" and threw it in with her coins. Later on, she had second thoughts, brought it out, and did a victory dance. She had two other gold rings, two chains, plus a pile of costume jewelry, a box of fish lures, tackle, and 19 sinkers, a box of copper scrap, a box of sunglasses, and a large box of coins, including nine silver coins, and 10 lbs of clad. Dave Tangit had a small display, including three hoop bracelets, keys, coins, lures and sinkers. Henry Winzinger had lots of coins, 332, face value $35.00, with two Dollar coins, and 61 Wheaties. He also had three rings, two chains, an Ann Kline ladies watch (still working), toy cars, buckles, and keys. Donna Winzinger had an 1885 British Large Cent, 41 Wheaties, an 1885 British HalfPenny, and a 1780s era Connecticut Copper. She also had two pair sunglasses, four costume jewelry, a horseshoe, dog tags, and 207 coins, face value $19.41. Just a reminder: If you can't attend a meeting, you may send your display in with a friend. You'll still be in the contest, and if you win prizes, we'll save them for you. Same deal if you have to leave the meeting early. Let your friend pick up your prize or just get it at the next meeting. I think we could do this for 50-50 drawings and 3 for 1 drawings also. Just initial your tickets and have a friend watch for you. This is not carved in stone yet, but we will work it out. November is a one month contest, so save everything you have found for the November contest. Good Hunting. See you at the meeting. Cliff Stefens Florida company keep up with all of the sites on the salvaged the site off the central 1715 fleet," Fisher said July 12. east coast of Florida for the past acquires 1715 fleet "There are definitely a couple of decade. Loaded with gold bars, salvage rights from big piles of treasure still out there coins, diamonds, emeralds and heirs of salvor Fisher from the Plate Fleet and it was a pearls, the 11 vessels constituting The heirs of treasure hunter Mel painstaking decision to sell the the fleet left Cuba and sank July Fisher have sold, for an sites that got us started in this 31, 1715, during a hurricane about undisclosed sum, their salvage business, but we have a plan for 40 miles north of modern-day rights to the 1715 Treasure Fleet the future which has us moving West Palm Beach. to Queen Jewels LLC, an entity into deeper water projects and we Six of the 11 vessels have been based in Sebastian, Fla., had to choose where to put our located, but treasure with an and headed by Cincinnati real resources. estimated value of nearly $900 estate developer William Brisben. "I think this is going to be great million remains to be located and Fisher is best known for the for all involved. Queen Jewels LLC salvaged. The fleet included a discovery and salvage of the is made. Up of some respected dowry for Queen Elisabeth, the Nuestra Senora de Atocha, a and experienced historic bride of King Philip V. Spanish galleon that sank off the shipwreck salvage individuals who Silver, gold and other treasures coast of Key West, Fla., in 1622 we know will do the sites justice from mines in Spain's American during a hurricane. and bring up the rest of the colonies were often shipped to Mel Fisher's heirs sold their treasure that is out there, and Mel Spain via multivessel fleets rather salvage rights to the 1715 fleet to Fisher's has still retained a small than on single vessels sailing concentrate on other endeavors, interest in any future finds on the alone. The fleet of ships provided said Sean Fisher, vice president of sites. greater security for the treasure Mel Fisher's Treasures. "It gives us the opportunity to go than a single vessel could provide Sean Fisher said the deal is out and find some other new and if attacked by pirates seeking the complete pending federal court exciting shipwrecks." riches. approval. Initial salvage of the 1715 "The reason for the sale is that treasure sites under Queen Jewels Mel Fisher's is taking an LLC has been subcontracted to aggressive approach to a number Gold Hound LLC, another of new projects and simply can't Sebastian-based firm that has Surfdigger's Beach Report November is here and the beaches (as you might expect), are selectively yielding there bounty to the few that venture out and look for and or make the opportunities for themselves. In the late summer to early fall, we had 2-3 storms roll through that took a lot of the summer sand away. This stripped the beaches of a lot of that fluffy summer sand and pulled all those dry sand losses down into the surf zone. One of the main complaints heard by a lot of folks was that although they were digging coins, the jewelry was eluding them. There is an easy explanation for that....most of the finds below the tide line consisted of mostly coins that are normally lost up in the dry sand. The gold and silver jewelry that is normally lost by swimmers in the water was covered up by all that "summer sand" that washed down with the storms. Well, it has been a number of weeks now without a notable storm even onshore wind events (ie. cold fronts) have been few and far between. The saving grace has been the fall tides and currents that have managed to cut troughs and holes into the shallow surf below the low tide line. The smart hunters have been donning the chest waders and wetsuits and getting out in the surf on the many days that we have had "offshore" winds that have flattened out the crashing waves. I have seen some really nice gold rings dug in the last few weeks....not a lot mind you....but a few for those that have been willing to get out there and look for the low spots. That brings me to a subject that gets me to thinking every time I see the crowds of hunters on the beach after a good Nor’easter has blown through. It kinda reminds me of what it must have been like after gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in California in the 1840's and the hoards of people that rushed out there with every half cocked dream of striking it rich that they could muster, and the broken men and women that returned back East a few months to a year after they arrived with their dreams dashed, because it just wasn't everything that it was cracked up to be. I see it so often after a Nor’easter with a lot of "also ran" beach hunters that dust off the old detector and sand scoop and rush down to the famous beach lined with gold and old silver coins. Too many times it seems that these folks seem to gravitate to the so called "Mecca" of beach hunting "Atlantic City". Yes, "The Boardwalk Empire" that incredible depository of lost riches on the beaches that all detector bums dream about uncovering. The reality of it is that although yes, there are times when AC will produce and quite handsomely for some. Unfortunately the hotspots are few on a consistent basis, and I notice that the legion of detectorists that invade the resort post storm most times go home with just a few coins and a pouch full of metal trash. Ya see folks....AC was replenished by the Army Corp of Engineers a few years ago and that sand has stayed right where it is on most beaches there, covering up the concentration of silver coins and gold and silver jewelry that that a lot of us enjoyed digging just a few years ago (pre replenishment). I know that when a big Nor’easter hits, to stay out of AC right afterwards and let the "skimmers" have at it. Me? I hunt the lesser known older (not recently replenished beaches) that hold more summers accumulation of treasure within reasonable reach of my Sovereign GT's search coil. November is here and the beaches (as you might expect), are selectively yielding their bounty to the few that venture out and look for and or make the opportunities for themselves. In the late summer to early fall, we had 2-3 storms roll through that took a lot of the summer sand away. This stripped the beaches of a lot of that fluffy summer sand and pulled all those dry sand losses down into the surf zone. One of the main complaints heard by a lot of folks was that although they were digging coins, the jewelry was eluding them. There is an easy explanation for that....most of the finds below the tide line consisted of mostly coins that are normally lost up in the dry sand. The gold and silver jewelry that is normally lost by swimmers in the water was covered up by all that "summer sand" that washed down with the storms. Well, it has been a number of weeks now without a notable storm even onshore wind events (ie. cold fronts) have been few and far between. The saving grace has been the fall tides and currents that have managed to cut troughs and holes into the shallow surf below the low tide line. The smart hunters have been donning the chest waders and wetsuits and getting out in the surf on the many days that we have had "offshore" winds that have flattened out the crashing waves. I have seen some really nice gold rings dug in the last few weeks....not a lot mind you....but a few for those that have been willing to get out there and look for the low spots. That brings me to a subject that gets me to thinking every time I see the crowds of hunters on the beach after a good Nor’easter has blown through. It kind of reminds me of what it must have been like after gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in California in the 1840's and the hoards of people that rushed out there with every half cocked dream of striking it rich that they could muster, and the broken men and women that returned back East a few months to a year after they arrived with their dreams dashed, because it just wasn't everything that it was cracked up to be. I see it so often after a Nor’easter with a lot of "also ran" beach hunters that dust off the old detector and sand scoop and rush down to the famous beach lined with gold and old silver coins. Too many times it seems that these folks seem to gravitate to the so called "Mecca" of beach hunting "Atlantic City". Yes, "The Boardwalk Empire" that incredible depository of lost riches on the beaches that all detector bums dream about uncovering. The reality of it is that although yes, there are times when AC will produce and quite handsomely for some. Unfortunately the hotspots are few on a consistent basis, and I notice that the legion of detectorists that invade the resort post storm most times go home with just a few coins and a pouch full of metal trash. Ya see folks....AC was replenished by the Army Corp of Engineers a few years ago and that sand has stayed right where it is on most beaches there, covering up the concentration of silver coins and gold and silver jewelry that that a lot of us enjoyed digging just a few years ago (pre replenishment). I know that when big Nor’easter hits, to stay out of AC right afterwards and let the "skimmers" have at it. Me? I hunt the lesser known older (not recently replenished beaches) that hold more summers accumulation of treasure within reasonable reach of my sovereign GT's searchcoil. Do I get to AC?....well that depends.....if I do, I wait for about a week after the storm and hunt the residual depressions and ripple troughs that cut targets out of the deep sand in front of where the sand is accreting back onto the beach. So when that Nor’easter blows our way next. Play it smart. Take a step back and look at the big picture and don't blindly rush down to the same old beaches that you imagine will produce. Take the time....do your prep work and hit those beaches that (in reality) actually will produce!! Stay in touch with the South Jersey Beach and Surf hunting community all month long....become a member of my Facebook group....it's free and it's a great group of folks from all over the state, the US. and a few of our folks are even from around the world....We have quite a few SJMDC members that belong already....hope to see you there....Just click the link and sign up.... http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=54483518009 Well there ya have it....what's stopping you from digging some beach treasure this month? Get out there and dig some Gold already!! Brian Mayer email@example.com Secretary’s Corner Secretary's Report by Janis Stuart 1. Our President Larry Fogelman was unable to attend our meeting because he was in Erie, PA on business. Vice President Marc Spivey did a great job of filling in. It was a very rainy night and attendance was low. 2. Surfdigger, Brian Mayer, had made some DVD’s when the Nor’easter’s came through in November of last year and Dan Knight presented the program. It was very informative and spoke about a spiral pattern that he used when hunting and also about scallops (low dark areas) on the beach and scattered shells as a way of targeting areas that you want to hunt. 3. A member from years back donated quite a few Treasure Magazines and Dan Knight put them out for $.25 a piece. The ones that were not sold at the meeting he will put up for sale on e-bay and give the proceeds to the Club. Thanks Dan! Joe DeMarco also donated a lot of Treasure Magazines that someone gave him and those will also be sold on e-bay. You can check them out on DanKnightfam. 4. Barb Rulon gave a talk about fake Tiffany jewelry. She had bought a bracelet at a yard sale for $.25 that said Tiffany & Co. It had double hearts on it and was showing signs of wear so she took it to a Tiffany store in the mall and they said it was a knock-off. The store told her that they never use double hearts and that the claw clasp is usually bigger than the bracelet she had. She offered to have everyone look at the bracelet to see what a knock-off looked like. She also had a real Tiffany bracelet to compare it to. There is an article in Western & Eastern Treasures by Amy Maruso that talks about knock-offs that you can read in the November issue. 5. A man from Runnemede was at the meeting and told about his daughter losing her engagement ring. Several people gave him their names and offered to look for it for her. Apparently she had a fight with her fiancé and threw the ring into the yard. We have not heard if he recovered it as yet. 6. Everyone was reminded that if your dues are turned in November or December before the cut off date of April you will be entered for a drawing of a silver round to be awarded at the Christmas Party. 7. Everyone had a great time at the Atsion Hunt. The Hunt Committee was thanked for all their hard work. 8. Marc Spivey had wrist bands to be sold for $1 a piece for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Club voted to match the amount that was bought by members to make the donation $22. 9. Johnny Dwyer told about some of his finds at the Old Dominion Relic Hunt. He had 1 confederate bullet, an 1820’s button, a 1777 Two Reale, a colonial shoe buckle and a 1723 Woods Hibernia Copper. Mark Mays told about an old Revolutionary War site where he found a 1667 Spanish COB under an old tree, and 4 seated coins. He was told the site was hunted out – never believe it! 10. Barb Rulon was awarded her $75 second place prize for the six month contest since she and Ron were leaving for Florida in a few days. 12. Dan Knight has the instructions for an Ice Cream Maker bought at the Auction at our October meeting. Whoever bought it should see Dan. 13. Our one month contest winners were Mark Mays, Bob Petrilli (two prizes), Tom Brunker, Dan Knight and Barb Rulon (two prizes). 14. The Nominations are finalized and our officers for the year 2011 have been installed. Let us give a big thank you to Marc Spivey for his two years service as our Vice President. And let us welcome Donna Winzinger as Vice President and welcome back Larry Fogelman as President and Rich Faunce and Bob Finch as joint Treasurer. I will continue as Secretary. I would like to thank Diane Toogood for helping with the reporting of the minutes. It was a huge help. That’s all for now – hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and happy hunting! Meeting Pictures Barb Rulon’s 14 k Gold and Diamond Ring Debbie’s M.’s England Finds Barb Rulon’s Finds Mark Mays’ Colonial Era Finds Bob Petrilli’s Finds Johnny Dwyer’s Finds More Pictures Johnny Dwyer’s CW Hunt Vallrey Mastowski’s Finds Belmar Hunt Mark Mays’ Finds Tom Brunker’s Gold Our Gang at the Belmar Hunt S J M D C 7/12/2010 W O R D P U Z Z L E # 4 8 b y E d L o v e l a n d I D O Y T Y T R E B I L O X F E ALLOY HALFPENNY REVERSE H E R R O R F W C H Z I N O U F BEERCAN HIBERNIA REWARD H S S A R G F Z N O L Y R E G Y CLAY HIPMOUNT ROOTS L I A R W R O Q E B T E E M I D COINAGE LIBERTY SHALLOW P E P R M E O L P V N K V I O B COLONIAL LOCATE SURFACE L H G M T G R Z O E I M E D S V DATE MINT TRASH A E A C O G P A W R M D R O U W DEEP OBVERSE TWOPENCE N O O L B U O D T S E E S L O T DIME ORNAMENT C N U A F L N S H E L Q E L D O DIPSY PLANCHET H R R Y N P E T P A T U L A C W DOLLAR PLUGGER E U A I N R E B I H F A E R U D DOUBLOON PROOF T T T N E M A N R O H R C E A D EAGLE PULLTAB A E G A N I O C N S A T I O L R ERROR QUARTER D R B A T L L U P Y L E A G L E FUGIO REAL F S T O O R M E C A F R U S O A GRASS RESTRIKE D N A C R E E B A F D I P S Y L HALF RETURN South Jersey Metal Detecting Club 2011 Membership Application Last Name________________________First Name_______________________MI____ Address_________________________________________________________________ City_____________________________ State___________Zip_____________________ Date of Birth_____/_____/_____ E-mail Address__________________________ Home Phone_(_____)________________ Work Phone_(____)_____________________ Fax Number_(_____)_________________Occupation____________________________ Your Main Detector__________________Back-up Detector_______________________ Family Members Names Relationship Date of Birth ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ If you need more space, use the back of the form. 2011 Dues Regular Member .............................. $15.00 __________ Family Plan .............................….… $25.00 __________ (Regular Plus Unlimited family Members) Junior Member ....……………….… $10.00 __________ (17 & under) Senior Member .........................….... $ 8.00 __________ (65+ After 1st year as Regular Member) Optional National “Federation” FMDAC Membership Dues $ 5.00 per person (**Must be a member of the SJMDC first, and you will need this membership to attend their National Hunt) Number of FMDAC Memberships ________ X $5.00 ___________ Total Amount Enclosed $________________________ ________ In an effort to keep costs down we do not plan on automatically re-issuing club Membership Cards to existing members. 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