Day 473

Treasure hunting in Pelham Bay Park

April 16th, 2013

John is one of about 250 relic hunters issued metal detector permits by the Parks Department each year. (Here's a terrific article about metal detecting in city parks.) In addition to this ring, he found several other items today, including a 1944 Mercury dime and an 1898 Indian Head penny. He was very enthusiastic about answering my questions and encouraged me to take up the hobby, telling me it's a great way to meet girls!


  1. Rob says:

    Thanks for the article link, awesome read.

  2. Gigi says:

    Nice words .. “To hold that history in my hand is a beautiful thing.”

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