BCP185 - Calgary - Oakridge
Wow, was that ever a mining mission! I got the the general area and was armed with a couple of trowels, a pick and a metal detector. I started up the metal detector and began the search. Almost immediately, I was being licked by a dog. Why do we need brass caps in a dog park? I also had to maneuver around the little (well, not all of them were so little) present that dogs left behind and which their owners were not kind enough to remove! The detector was picking up all kinds of stuff. I adjusted the sensitivity to reduce the nuisance, but there was still a lot. FINALLY I heard a "ding" that was not like any other. As the ground was frozen solid, I started with the pick. After two or three inches of mining the frozen earth, I gave up and moved on. I searched a few other places, Btu none of them gave up the goods nor had provided just teh right sound with the detector. SO back to my first hole I went. After several minutes, I was down about 5 inches and I heard what sounded like metal on metal -or was that metal on rock? I kept digging and finally could see that it was in fact metal and not just any kind, but it was BRASS! A few more minutes of digging and it was ready for a picture. TFTH!