Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Don't Miss The NY/NJ Mineral, Fossil & Gem Show

This 3-day event is the largest show of its kind east of the Mississippi River. Items for sale include dinosaurs, mineral specimens, common and rare gems, common and achingly rare fossils, petrified wood, artisan jewelry, meteorites, sharks teeth, opals, sapphires, silver, gold, beads, science gifts, unique interior decor, and so much, much more. Prices are $1 to $1 million. Exhibits include a dimmed room full of "black light" UV minerals, Herkimer diamonds, local mineral rarities, "The History of Radioactivity", a 50-panel display from the American Museum of Natural History, and… dinosaurs! Hands-on kid activities include metal detection, gem sluicing, a fossil dig, and freebies from local mineral & fossil clubs. Plus, meet the friendly stars from the TV show 'Prospectors'. Family friendly, free parking, and the modest admission fee is good for all three days. Adults $15 / Kids $10 (includes free gem, mineral or fossil). Friday Noon to 9 pm, Sat & Sunday10am to 6pm. This is a NJ "Top Five" event – don't miss it.

The show is held annually in the 150,000 sq. foot NJ Convention & Exposition Center (a.k.a. "NJ Expo Center") located in Raritan Center.

The address for your GPS is 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison, NJ. Located 1.5 miles off I-287 / Route 440 and there's easy access via the NJ Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, and Routes 1 and 9. We're 15 minutes south of Newark International Airport and 5 miles west of the New York City borough of Staten Island.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Find of the Month - January 2017

A really nice watch found by Glen Gunther while detecting in Myrtle Beach.

We will post monthly winners as well as the "Find of the Year"

Monday, January 30, 2017

Nor' Easter That Hit NJ Recently Eroded Beaches covered this important story. Follow the link below and see the video and pictures.
A blustery nor'easter that churned up the coast recently carved huge chunks of beach from Jersey Shore towns throughout the coast, leaving some spots with 10 to 20 foot cliffs at beach access points.
The state Department of Environmental Protection sent out a team to assess the erosion. The DEP found that of the 95 spots checked, 78 sustained minor erosion.
The heaviest damage was found on Long Beach Island and in parts of the northern Ocean County peninsula, where a federal beach replenishment project is scheduled to start this spring.
The video includes views of North Wildwood, Avalon, Harvey Cedars, the Loveladies section of Long Beach Township, Ortley Beach, Mantoloking, and Bay Head.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

More Than A Garden Shovel

Called the "ROOT ASSASSIN' comes in two sizes. The 32 inch for $34.99 and the 48 inch for $49.99. Compare them to similar shovels sold by Predator Tools!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A Glass Penny??


IN an attempt to find a possible alternative to copper during World War II the U.S. experimented will all-glass pennies.

Recently the only known surviving intact all-glass penny sold for an astounding $70,500 in a public auction held in Fort Lauderdale FL.

A war between a phone bidder and a floor bidder pushed the cent's selling price to more than double its $30,000 USD expected value. The rare penny finally was won by an American collector bidding on the phone.
"This one-of-a-kind cent is a part of U.S. history," said Mark Borckardt, Senior Numismatist at Heritage Auctions. "Collectors love to own unusual specimens, and although glass failed as a substitute for U.S. coinage, this piece represents a unique artifact of the ingenuity and determination of U.S. Mint officials and private industry."
Made of tempered, yellow-amber transparent glass by the Blue Ridge Glass Company of Kingsport, Tennessee, the example offered in the auction is the only surviving example of two known to exist. The other example is broken in half.
After considering various alternatives, such as plastic and even rubber, the U.S. Mint eventually struck cents made of zinc-coated steel in 1943. By the time the glass cent tests were completed in December 1942, it was too late for the U.S. Mint to consider it as a viable replacement for the penny.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Woman Glues $150 In Pennies To Her Ugly Floor To Create A Great Design

According to her posts, she withdrew $150 in pennies from the bank, and began to sort them into shiny and tarnished piles to create a color-contrasting pattern on the floor.
She also used plain old Elmer’s glue to lay the pennies, grout, and epoxy for the project.

She started by measuring out the space, and laying a grid to work on.
Then, she started laying pennies by working from the center of the grid outward in a diamond pattern.

The contrasting pennies were put to work in the main pattern that takes up most of the floor, alternating diamonds of shiny pennies and tarnished pennies.

Friday, December 16, 2016

2017 Deep Search Meeting Schedules

Mark Your Calendars

2017 Meeting Schedule

Monday 1/23/17 (4th Monday)
Monday 2/27/17 (4th Monday)
Monday 3/20/17
Monday 4/17/17
Monday 5/15/17
Monday 6/19/17
Monday 7/17/17
Monday 8/21/17
Monday 9/18/17
Monday 10/16/17
Monday 11/20/17
Monday 12/18/17

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Some Member Finds From November 2016

Just a sampling of member finds from our November meeting. The 'coupons' are for a prize drawing.

Toy Gun