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The Treasure Hunter's Gazette

Established 1992

Issue 151 August & September 2010

Treasure Hunters treasure enjoy the History they find. Treasures are buried inches beneath our feet. It hides under fence posts, & behind bricks, nestled among the weeds of abandoned churches, schools, dormant Civil War training grounds and in the sand at the beach. The Treasure Hunter's Gazette comes with the understanding, information presented is from many sources, for which there can be no warranty or responsibility as to accuracy, copyright, originally, or completeness. Our jokes are the best & adult recommended)

17th Best O' North East (BONE) treasure hunter's weekend

BONE 17 was a success & thanks David Gaillardetz, Minelab USA, Jason Sevene, Jason Houle, Dennis & Sabrina DeWeerdt, Lance Comfort, David Walker, Chris Stoughton, Jeannie Wrisley, Ken Stoddard, Bill & Barbara Barker, Jane Capone, Tom Daigle, Brian Thomas, Relic Hunter Bob Krupicka, Martin Miffek, Michael White, Teri Otto & Outdoor Outfitters, John Quist, Nutmeg TH'ers, Neal & Uncle Paul, Garrett Electronics, Lewis Burke, & everyone else who helped.


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New Hampshire Research Notes

Minelab's 705

There are many choices, in many price ranges, for today's detectorist. The Minelab 705 may fit a niche for a lot of detectorists; those that are new to the hobby, as well as those that are looking for an upgrade from an entry level or older technology machine. We are faced with many complicated decisions when we purchase a metal detector. The high end detectors, such as the White's v3 and Minelab's E-Trac, are superb machines and well worth the price tags in both features and performance. Your budget aside, in order to use these machines to their fullest potential, one has to religiously devote the effort to understand and utilize their great features. Minelab's E-Trac has an excellent 200+ page book by Andy Sabisch devoted to its optimal operation ­ not everyone wants to work that hard learning their machine. Although you can "kill it" with these detectors, the learning curve and complicated operations may be frustrating to many users. On the other hand, buying an entry-level detector with few features and poor quality also may be a poor decision for the new or experienced hobbyist. If I had the cash, I would love an E-Trac with a Sunray probe, alas... Minelab's 705 may be an excellent compromise in this wide spectrum of price, performance and features. The 705 offers the flexibility of a coin/treasure mode and as well as a prospecting and all metal modes. Given the fact that we are located in New England, I won't elaborate at all on the prospecting mode here. Although technically, (out of the box), the 705 is a single frequency machine, with optional coils it can be a three frequency machine. The 705 is equipped with a standard 9" concentric coil and can be upgraded to Minelab's 10-11" Double-D coils that are available in three frequencies, depending on your needs. As you may know, concentric coils shoot and receive their signals in an inverted cone and coverage width decreases with the depth ­ a Double-D coil is a great option as it shoots a swath as wide as the coil to its maximum depth. Both factory coils operate similarly as far as signal interpretation and general operations. It is said that a concentric coil pinpoints better than a Double-D. I don't believe that to be true; the great pinpointing ability of a Double-D can be demonstrated by George, Dave, or any competent user. Given the wide swath of the Double-D, that option is the way to go. The user interface and controls on the 705are simple and intuitive. The LCD screen, though far less informative than the E-Trac, provides a completely adequate idea of what you are picking up in the ground. These pieces of information come to you during your coin and relic search, in both coin and all metal modes, explained below. Sound The 705 emits 4 detection tones depending on the metal - A 130Hz tone for most ferrous metals, a 450Hz tone for the gold and aluminum ranges, a 700Hz tone for more conductive brass and copper, and the highest 950Hz tone for silver up to hot rocks. These four tones allow you to visually scan your surroundings instead of staring at a screen. Being able to survey your surroundings while detecting with tones, allows you to possibly see or interpret terrain signals like a swale in the ground that might have the filled in cellar (honey) hole. It can also help prevent the proverbial stick in the eye.

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One metal detector with three completely separate operating modes. Just toggle switch between

gold prospecting, coin/jewelry or relic. The MXTTM TrackerTM becomes a specialized metal detector for that type of treasure.

Star and Wight

By Pat Centofante

In 1865 a British merchantman named "K Edward" was wrecked at the point called "Miss Underhill's Chair" on Star Island. It was carrying a goodly amount of gold and silver, some of which is still being found today after storms. Scotsman Sandy Gordon was ship's carpenter aboard the merchantman "Porpoise" when her captain, John Herring, made the fatal mistake of taking his eighteen year old daughter Martha along on a trip. It didn't take the young man long to get himself caught alone with the girl in her father's cabin, whereupon Herring sentenced Gordon to seventy lashes and thirty days in irons. A few nights after his release, Gordon led the crew to mutiny. Captain Herring received seventy strokes on the back and a quick trip to "Davey Jones' locker." The mutineers turned pirate, and under Gordon's command seized several valuable prizes but soon turned against the new captain as well. Sandy and Martha were set adrift near the Scottish coast where they managed to make landfall & find an abandoned farmhouse to live in. Incredible as it may seem, the far-ranging Edward Teach, a/k/a Blackbeard, came ashore on that very coast in search of water and invited Gordon to join his crew. Soon after that the pirates sighted and seized a rich East Indiaman bound for London. Gordon so distinguished himself in the battle that Blackbeard awarded him command of the prize. Gordon re-named his prize "The Flying Scot," and set off with Teach for a highly successful raid on the Spanish Main. Afterwards Gordon returned to Scotland and fetched Martha to America. On the return trip "The Flying Scot" captured a rich Spanish galleon from which they took more than a million dollars' worth of treasure. The pirates then proceeded to the Isle of Shoals. At Star Island Gordon reportedly divided the treasure and sent his men ashore three at a time to cache their loot. Gordon then moved to Wight Island where he reportedly built a small cottage and buried is share. The pirates lounged about the isles for several weeks before a lookout spotted a sail on the horizon. Gordon assembled his crew and put to sea, only to run dead into a British man-o-war out pirate hunting. During the ensuing battle, with defeat and capture eminent, Gordon fired his own powder magazine, sending himself and his crew to the bottom, along with a good many British seamen. In 1867 a fisherman dug up 100 pounds of gold bullion on Wight Island. This is just a mere fraction of the amount reported cached by Gordon and his pirates.

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Whites MXT Pro Features

Updated, matte black finish. The tough-asnails baked on powder-coat finish - Now with a rich matte look! 3 complete separate programs. with separate target responses, display information, and audio frequencies. Coin/Jewelry Mode: Coins and rings in - pull tabs out! The display offers VDI -95 to +94, Target Blocks coin/jewelry/trash target labels, automatic battery check, low battery alert, overload alert, and depth reading. Also available is knob adjust discrimination, gain threshold, plus an alternate trigger mode "pull tab notched out"...Impressive Depth! Relic Mode: Specifically ID's buttons, buckles and bullets! The display offers VDI -95 to +94, target blocks, target labels, automatic battery check, low battery alert, overload alert and depth reading. Also available knob adjust discrimination, gain and dual threshold. Three alternate trigger modes allows for your personal preferences. Unique audio response similar to mixed-mode audio, a favorite of professional relic hunters.

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---Raffle Annual ---Raffle fund raiser

1st prize Gold Bullion coin Chuck Swanson, Silverdale, WA 2nd prize 2 Mexican gold coins George Miner, Montague, MA


Burke of Rutland, VT, was present at Awards banquet, when his name was drawn. The Mark Sutcliffe Memorial Hunt detector prize was donated by Minelab & a Minelab X-Terra 505. And It was won by someone who really wanted one, Tommy Daigle, of Madbury, NH

Many past to #9 & present BONE events, booths, contests, Chinese Auction fund raiser & winners pictures are presently at the Streeter site . Note! it is our plan to move all sometime in the future moved to

Help! BONE 18 in 2011

Volunteers needed for April22-24 events, Hobby show, Seminars, Workshops, booths, St Jude Fund raisers & auction, the contests, awards & help needed for manning Society & Streeter booths with top o the line merchandise, metal detectors & more . We need to sign up other clubs for booths or use space provided for retail or display, & we will again need help with our Sunday, Mark Sutcliffe National Hunt. To help, contact George Streeter 603/876-4443

BONE 17 raised $1,230 for St Jude Children's Streeters & Research Treasure Hospital

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Professional Treasure Hunters Historical Society, Treasure Hunter's Gazette, North East Metal Detecting Forum & Streeter Websites

Help needed for both web sites & will trade for merchandise or $$$. Visit our sites & see what is available and meet fellow Streeter customers, members & worthy treasure hunters and prospectors. Post pictures of finds, trade tips, & share worthy information. You do not have to use your name & you use a handle & no one knows who you really are and the experience you have. it's a trust thing.

Minelab's E Tract or White's V3i White's

The V3i with cordless head phones is $1799 & V3r $1499 w/o cordless phones is selling faster then the Minelab E Trac with great headphones for $1,495. at Streeters, Rte 101, Marlborough, NH . Streeter says the V3i is easier to learn however the E-Trac is a killer on early copper coins.

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The Curse of the Spider Pearl By Wendy Farley

Note! Dances with Cows (THG #123) also What a glorious summer day! Sunny, warm and bugless. I have the day off from work and head to the beach to detect. This is the life ! My goal is Onset Beach. On my way I make a pit stop in Wareham for a bowl of Kale Soup. Yum! My dining companions turn quickly from strangers to new friends as we sip the delicious, spicy, Portuguese soup. Among my new friends is a retired Merchant Marine. He shares fascinating stories from adventures in the Honduras, Antarctica and the Himalayas. I could stay there all day listening, but there are treasures to be found! Full of soup and friendship, I head for Onset Beach. Near the ocean the temperature is much colder and Onset Beach is deserted. A few brave souls hazard the frosty sea breeze. I swing the XLT and enter gum wrapper hell. Luckily beach hunting takes less effort than my usual woods digs. My scoop has a long handle so I do not even have to bend over to recover my treasure or gum wrapper. There are a few strong signals, which are not at the depth indicated on my display. Even knowing that they are probably cans, I dig them anyway Just for a change from the gum wrapper recovery mission I seem to be on). Not even clad coins??? Strange. ...Must be a regularly hunted beach. I head to the edge of where the beach and some trees meet and dig a 1913 Wheatie. Not amazing, but a start. Since I was born on the 13th, it must be a good sign. More gum wrappers and yes, what I have been waiting for , soda can flip tops. Heavy sigh. I am impatient, hungry and tired. Walking back to my car I meet a gentleman who asks if I found anything. He says he used to detect on this beach all the time but due to health problems, he is no longer metal detecting. He told me how he devised an extension for his detector so he could detect in waist deep water, and he shared stories of his coin and gold finds. I am impressed. He told me of many other detectorists who hunt this beach. Well, that explains the lack of treasure! Once again I find myself enjoying a great chat. Yet the day is coming to an end and I need to start hunting again. I wish him a fast recovery and successful future hunts. As I head home, I notice that across from the restaurant where I enjoyed the Kale Soup is someone metal detecting. I stopped the car, and asked him if he found anything. He found some silver coins. I watch as he digs an old rusted heart-shaped lock from the dirt. Excitement. We both think about the chest of old money and jewelry that the lock had secured. More investigation and digging found nothing. Guess someone just lost a lock. There are bits of pottery, china and miscellaneous trash all over the lot that on once a home stood. One piece of broken china has the face of Jackie Kennedy. Why couldn't the plate be whole? My newest detectorist friend calls it a day. He has permission from the owner, and says I can detect there, too. You don't have to tell me twice. Out comes the XLT .By the front door path, I pull from the ground an old, encrusted jack and a marble. To the right of the path I find a very small (1 inch), silver-colored toy gun. It is a very trashy site but fun. I decide to go behind the foundation where it is woodsy.

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Tips from Florida

Some of you may have read these tips before but I can't remember which ones I have passed on over the years so excuse me if I am repeating myself. (Us old folks get that way, you know.) In any case they are just as useful as they were 20 years ago. Find a pair of comfortable soft shoes that don't have metal eyelets. Hot glue a quarter on top of one toe and an iron washer on the toe of the other. In the field if you are not sure your machine is working right or discriminating properly just run the coil over your toes. In a competition hunt time is everything especially a national hunt such as those put on by the FMDAC. Usually most of the coins and tokens are gone in the first 20 to 30 minutes of a one hour hunt! One of the best ways to keep up with the swinging experts is to use a waist basket. Yes, waist not waste. They are available from most dealers or you can make one yourself out of large mesh heavy screening. (known as hardware cloth.) Make a basket about one foot wide and six inches across and one foot deep with a mesh bottom, also. Make some sort of a way to hook it onto your belt. For recovering signals use a beach scoop without a long handle. When the hunt master gives the signal to start swinging for targets go fast. When you get a hit scoop it and, while still swinging your coil for the next hit, dump the sand from your scoop into the basket. Don't stop to see what you have! Just keep swinging and dumping! You can look over your finds later. If you use the traditional method of probing, using a trowel to recover, look at it and put it into your pouch you will be at the tail end of the bunch in the number of recoveries. Of course, the basket method only works on sandy areas and where the rules allow scoops such as the FMDAC hunt this fall in Clearwater, Florida. In other hunts, especially in moist or thick dirt, cut your plug, throw the dirt underneath into your waist bucket, check the hole again and cover it. Again, don't stop to see what you have recovered! I competed in one hunt at Wray's in Indiana several years ago where there was one large field planted with 3000 silver coins. I found quite a few but the winners were those who moved just as fast as they could. After that hunt started it took about twenty minutes before not many searchers were stooping over to dig. Of course there were about 200 detectorists out there! Would you start to go on a long trip without making sure your tank was full? Of course not. The same precaution applies to any detecting expedition, especially hunts. Check your batteries with an inexpensive voltmeter from Radio Shack or Home Depot. If a AA battery reads less than 1.3 volts replace it. If a nine volt battery shows less than 8.5 volts throw it away. Why spoil your day by using weak batteries? Don't trust the meter on the detector or the indicator on the battery that shows it is "good" when you push on the ends. (The rules are a little different for NiCad's but that is a subject by itself.) Now that most of us have computers the best advice of all is to roam the many treasure hunting websites for information and advice. There are so many today that there is not room here to list them all. Your local dealer who specializes in treasure- - - -. hunting equipment is probably the best friend you have when it comes to advice on the dozens of detectors available on the market today. (the clerks in chain stores like Sam's Club that sell detectors don't know nuthin'!) He has been there & back and KNOWS what he is talking about. The reputable dealers like Streeter's will never try to sell you a machine that is high priced just so they can make more money. They will give the best advice you can get anywhere so listen to 'em!

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Bahama Mama

This last weekend I had the first opportunity to fly my Cessna to the Bahamas Islands. What an experience. That great expanse of water between the states and the islands is very intimidating. If the engine had quit on my little airplane in between, me and my passengers would have been shark bait. The FAA makes anyone who is making a flight across the big pond in a small, single engine airplane take a floatation kit. Luckily the friend who went with me happened to have a kit and I didn't have to rent one. They are very expensive to buy and include a life raft and jackets. If you want to rent a kit you can at any coastal airport of call where there is immigration and customs. Our first stop was Fort Pierce, Florida where we had to make out an international flight plan. That of course was necessary so we would not get shot down half the way across the ocean. The U.S. Air Force has these funny ideas about aircraft going to and from the islands without flight plans because of drug trafficking. And, too, you have to stay in contact with the air traffic controllers in what is termed, "flight following." You see, part of the distance between the Bahamas and the Continental United States, is a military operations area that is restricted airspace. You could get run over by a F-15 fighter jet without radar separation. They do funny things out over the water like strafing, bombing, and maneuvers that would twist my little Cessna into a pretzel. The trip across and back was very uneventful of course except when trying to understand the Bahamian air traffic controllers. They had that all too familiar Jamaican slang that takes some getting used to. For instance, when they were telling me, "tree" they were actually saying the number "three." I had to laugh when one of the controllers wanted my attitude. I told him after giving it some thought and "tree-tree" for an assigned runway, my attitude was not so good. After he repeated the words a few more times with his obvious and "real" attitude, I realized he was asking me for my altitude and was assigning me to runway "three-three." The purpose of the trip was to go metal detecting and of course we had the metal detectors aboard. When we went through the Bahamian customs it took some fancy explanations to assure them they were not secret weapons with mini radar antennas. We had only three (tree) days of metal detecting there but did good despite the extra layer of sand the recent hurricane deposited everywhere on the beaches. Most everything we found was an extra foot down. Me and my friend managed to find a couple nice rings and a good assortment of International coins. Had it not been for the extra sand everywhere, though, we probably would have done better. Now, you might be asking, "Why did he title this article `Bahama Mama?'" Well, on the Island of Bahama, the most popular drink is the Bahama Mama. No matter where we went on the island there was someone chasing us down trying to sell us one ­ even on the beach. The vendors are everywhere on the islands and hustle tourists for everything. But, by far the most common commodity to sell tourists is the good ole Bahama Mama. Everywhere you would go on the island you would hear, "Hey, Mon, how bout an ice cold Bahama Mama? Only tree dollars!"

Confessions of a Professional Treasure Hunter

Part: 14

My Captain had the foresight to get his boat out of the water just before the storm hit the Gulf Coast. It was the largest boat of its type that could still be put on a trailer and we used that advantage every chance we could. My journal states, "My day started at 7:00AM with a call from my Captain (by now I am usually staying over at Lexie's house for obvious reasons) telling me to come pick him up because we had to move the boat and get it out of the water." We had to have the "new" engine looked at for its 50 hour checkup. This was the second powerhead on the engine." We would eventually end up using three. The third Johnson one was a charm I guess. After the storm, "Some of the shrimp boats were leaning into their docks as we passed by; the lines were tight and were straining against the rising tide." The "tide" was rising because all of the water from the storm, dropped in the form of rain, was now coming down the rivers including the Carrabelle River. Also, "The home we were living in was damaged. A large portion of the roof shingles came off and allowed some of the water to come in and drip down one wall in my room. The sea wall in the back of this home disintegrated quite a bit. Lexie's home being better built and further from the shoreline stood up well and only lost a few shingles in the storm." Back to treasure hunting. We "mowed the lawn" for weeks at a time after the storm with the side scan sonar equipment in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. We worked as much as we could off the coast of Florida in the summer of 1994. We would spear fish after work and would trade the fish for spear guns and diving equipment. The people that owned the Tiki Bar also owned the dive shop. We once brought May, the owner of the Tiki Bar, 30lbs of grouper in one day and she did not know what to do with all of that fish. May even asked us to clean the fish too. Right. I said to her that, "You should sell grouper sandwiches at the Tiki Bar." Several days later May asked us for more fish because she was selling a ton of grouper sandwiches at the bar! My Captain is driving right now up to New Hampshire to get the side scan sonar equipment repaired. One side of the paper records is not being printed because the machine is not working for some reason. I don't doubt it with all of the movement, pounding on the water and salt air. I am surprised the thing works at all. The underside of that machine is a complicated set of wires and electrical panels. I would not know where to begin to fix this thing. I am now acting captain and am doing Mag (magnetometer) work with "Big Bad Biker Bob", a member of the search crew from another boat. Bob looks like a large version of Captain Nemo and even though he has more experience on the water than I, dutifully saw me as Captain since I was usually working on this boat. I like Bob for a number of reasons including his gentle character. We went to coordinates provided to me by my Captain and I later realized that these were test coordinates from him to see if I really knew what I was doing. I performed my duties fully, as did Bob, and magged the area for any metal anomalies. We found one large anomaly which was the sunken barge that my Captain knew we would find if we were anywhere near the area we were sent to by him. We found the barge just fine; he had taught me well. When my captain returned from New Hampshire with a repaired side scan sonar machine we continued our search of the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. My journal reads, Aug. 6th, 1994, "I found another anchor today." While diving on an unusually large reef for this area of

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Tips On Caring For An Aging Pet

(NAPSI)-As people age, their health care needs change. The same is true for their pets. Many Americans already have firsthand knowledge of what it's like to care for an aging pet. According to a recent survey at the Global Pet Expo, over 69 million U.S. households have at least one pet, and about 75 percent of those have an older pet in the house. To help your pet get the care it needs as it gets older, here are some tips to assist you as you work to maintain his or her health: · See the vet--Because pets age faster than people, annual checkups are a good idea for younger pets. Once your dog or cat reaches midlife, around 7 years old, it's a good idea to check with your vet to see if more-frequent visits may be necessary. Regular checkups will allow your vet to establish a baseline for examinations and thus more easily identify changes and illness. · Be a weight watcher--Obesity is the No. 1 problem in the pet population. Exercise, reducing treats and checking with your vet on appropriate portion size should help them shed extra pounds. Some pets may need to switch to a lower-calorie diet as well. · A hidden concern--Along with doing a routine physical exam, encourage your veterinarian to check your pet's blood pressure. High blood pressure in dogs and cats can lead to blindness and strokes and is often a symptom of high thyroid levels in cats. · Exercise--Exercise not only helps keep off extra pounds, it also helps you keep an eye on their mobility to help watch for early signs of arthritis. Dogs should get at least 20 minutes of exercise a day. Use a toy and play with your cats often to keep them moving. Just like with humans, joint supplements like glucosamine and chondroitin ease some pain by helping heal cartilage damage. Cosequin® is the No. 1 veterinary-recommended over-the-counter supplement for both cats and dogs to help keep them moving. · Digestion--Poor digestion is a common problem in aging pets. Adding more fiber to the diet can help them better absorb needed nutrients. Probiotics, such as those available in Proviable-DC, may also help normalize your pet's digestive health during times of stress, travel or with any changes in diet. · Supplement their diet--Much like with humans, your pets may benefit from nutritional supplements designed to address specific needs. Omega-3 fatty acids help support normal heart rhythm, your pet's immune system and kidney function, and help keep their skin and coat looking their best. Dermaquin and Welactin for dogs and cats both provide healthy doses of omega-3 in a convenient administration form. Founded in 1999, Entirely Pets offers nonprescription medications and supplies, providing high-quality, brand-name products at low prices. To learn more, visit

Helping Homeless Dogs

(NAPSI)-A dog's life-in many cases-may be improving, thanks to a sweet singer and an unusual program. The Program Every year, nearly 4 million dogs end up in shelters and breed rescue organizations, which is why Pedigree is launching its sixth annual Adoption Drive. The program focuses on helping dogs in need through a variety of efforts that help generate awareness, food and funding. The Singer The singer is country music star Carrie Underwood. Because of their shared belief that all dogs deserve a loving home and Underwood's outstanding advocacy for adoptable dogs, the Pedigree Brand is sponsoring her "Play On Tour," to highlight dog adoption. "I can't imagine life without my dog Ace," said Underwood. "Showing your support is easy; just become a fan, help a dog." Getting Involved Dog lovers who want to do their part to help can become a fan of Adoption Drive on Facebook at For each new fan, the pet food company will donate a bowl of food to help feed shelter dogs nationwide. While on the Facebook page, dog lovers can also show their support by donating money to help find dogs loving homes, a portion of which will be matched by the brand, up to $500,000. All donations go to The Pedigree Foundation, a nonprofit organization benefiting animal shelters and breed rescues nationwide. Pet Ownership It's important to note that adopting a pet is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Caring for a pet is a big responsibility, but most dog lovers will tell you that adding a dog to your family will bring a great deal of joy and happiness. Learn More To learn more about adoption and find a shelter nearby, visit For more information on Underwood's tour, log on to by William Barker For icy door steps in freezing temperatures: get warm water and put Dawn dishwashing liquid in it. Pour it all over the steps. They won't refreeze. (wish I had known this years ago!) Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away. Crayon marks on walls? This worked wonderfully! A damp rag, dipped in baking soda. Comes off with little effort (elbow grease that is!). Flies or bees bothering you? Spray them with hairspray and they will take a quick dive. Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops (like store receipt BLUE!) rubbing alcohol on paper towel. Whenever I purchase a box of S.O.S. Pads, I immediately take a pair of scissors and cut each pad into halves. After years of having to throw away rusted and unused and smelly pads, I finally decided that this would be much more economical. Now a box of S.O.S pads last me indefinitely! In fact, I have noticed that the scissors get sharpened this way too!

Indians of N.H.

From Mike Hapsis before his death in 1997. The two great Indian tribes east of the Mississippi were the Iroquois and Algonquin families. The Iroquis were a fierce, war-like people made up of a confederacy of five nations: the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and Senecas. Their conquests extended from Quebec to the Carolinas, from the western prairies to the forests of Maine. The Algonquin family extended from Hudson's Bay on the North to the Carolinas on the south; from the Atlantic on the east to the Mississippi on the west. This name Algonquin is a family name. The various divisions and subdivisions have many names. The people of Eastern Canada and of New Hampshire and Maine had the name Wabenaki, or as more commonly used, Albenaki, or Abnaki, which means peasants or people of the east. The Albenaki people were fairly well distributed over a considerable area of country, which is now represented upon the map of New England as lying within the boundary line of Maine & New Hampshire. The land occupied by the tribes did not extend far back from the coast inland except upon the larger rivers. It began around the St John to the eastward, & terminated southward, north of the Merrimack River. Because of similarity of customs & tradition, the Etchimins who occupied eastern Maine & New Nrunswick, and the Micmacs or Souriquois who lived in Nova Scotia, were considered to be one nation with the Abenaki. Their system of government was practically the same, their movements being directed by one man, who was designated as the sachem, who might have been assisted in his functions of ruling his tribe by councilors or subordinated sachems, who were the heads of subdivisions of the great family. The chief ruler of the Abenaki was known as the "Bashaba" who was supposed to be the head of the 8 tribes comprised of the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy's, Wawenocks, Norrigewocks, Anasagunticooks, Sokokis, Penacooks & Malecites. These several tribes had their individual sachems, and as these tribes were divided into families, or clans, these latter were directed in their affairs by a lesser sachem.

the Gulf of Mexico I came across another anchor. "The weather was bad in the early part of the day so we searched for a fishing boat that we heard had sunk nearby. We found a wonderful reef and part of the ship but not the main hull. When I was down I saw two nurse sharks and a ray. Half way through my dive I saw something sticking out of the sand no more than two feet and swam over to investigate. There are few straight lines in nature and it looked possibly man made. When I saw the square hole for the stock I realized it was an anchor. It was about six feet tall and light enough that my Captain and I could haul it onto the boat to return to shore." This anchor was similar to the one I found a few months before but was smaller. This new anchor was about six feet long and was stuck under a rock and lying on its side. It had the same triangular hole at the top for the former wooden cross- arm stock and it was just as rusty. The anchor was also lost in what appeared to be the early 1800's but it was hard to tell. Anchor origins and dates are one of the most difficult things to judge in marine artifacts. They all look similar and few have markings. Anchors could also be used for a long time and by a variety of countries. An anchor may have been traded or salvaged so it's hard to tell the difference between when and where an anchor was made and when it was lost. So far I have found the only two old nautical items on this trip and we had up to five boat/ships and crews during this season of searching. I'm sure it was just my beginner's luck so far.

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Environmental Office, 450 Asa Bloomer State Office Bldg., Rutland, VT 05701. Phone (802) 786-5906 To PROSPECT (other than hand panning) on Green Mountain National Forest Land, a permit is required. Contact: Green Mountain National Forest, 231 N. Main St., Rutland, Vermont 05701. Telephone: 802-747-6700

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2000 - $273.60 2001 - $279.00 2002 - $348.20 2003 - $416.10 2004 - $438.40 2005 - $518.90 2006 - $638.00 2007 - $838.00 2008 - $889.00 2009 - $1,096.90 6/23/10 Gold $1,255.70 Silver $19.10 Platinum $1,569.00

associated with the greenstone belts, or as indicated on the state geological bedrock maps as an ultramafic intrusion. Many of the ultramafic bodies in the state of Vermont are being mined right now for talc or soapstone. Anywhere that you can find that they are minding these minerals is a pretty good place to look for gold. This could be either lode gold or placer gold. Another place where ultramafic rocks are to be found is near asbestos mines, because asbestos is nothing more than metamorphosed serpentine; an ultramafic rock. One of the places that you should not overlook are the sand and gravel bars to be found in the Connecticut River that is the border between Vermont and New Hampshire. Both of these states are known to be gold producers, and there is no reason to suppose they won't be in the future.


Vermont has a rich history of early settlements - the perfect spot for an energetic relic hunter! Here's a few ideas to get you started: Schools and College Campuses Parks / Playgrounds / Picnic Areas Foundations, Wells, and Cellar Holes of Old Churches or Houses Downtown Construction Sites Swimming Holes, Beaches, and Natural Springs Camp Grounds, Boy Scout Camps, WPA Camps, and Mining Camps Sports Facilities Ghost Towns Rodeo Arenas, Riding Stables, and Race Tracks Old Fair and Carnival Locations Old Town Dumpsites LOST TREASURE As in other areas of the US, there are several tales of lost treasure in Vermont concerning caches buried for safety. In many of these stories, people either died or forgot where they buried the stash. Contributing factors include: 1. Federal laws making possession of gold illegal in the early 1900s 2. Distrust of banks during the Great Depression. One does not usually associate Spanish explorers and expeditions with the Green Mountain State, but Tom Penfield (1952) told of two treasures buried by Spaniards, one of gold on the slopes of Ludlow Mountain. One often sought "treasure" is the original wooden mint building used by Reuben Harmon and his associates in the coining of Vermont coppers circa 1785-1786. In the 1960s, when poking around Pawlet in search of clues, I was shown not one but two candidates for the structure, both moved from the original site along a brook. Too bad that Sylvester S. Crosby (Early Coins of America, 1875, p. 90) gives a fairly detailed account of the building's loss when it collapsed in a windstorm in the winter of 18551856. These excerpts are a sampling from American Coin Treasures and Hoards

States in 1977-79. The graves of nobles at the ancient Citadel of Mycenae near Nauplion, Greece, discovered by Heinrich Schliemann in 1876, yielded a great variety of gold figurines, masks, cups, diadems, and jewelry, plus hundreds of decorated beads and buttons. These elegant works of art were created by skilled craftsmen more than 3,500 years ago. Pure (100%) gold is too soft, and it is usually mixed with other metals (gold alloys) to make it stronger and more usable for jewelry.

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Excerpt from "Vermont Rockhounding" by Ethel Schuele. "You're probably familiar with the famous California Gold Rush, but how many know that one occurred in Vermont? Plymouth (VT) farmers discovered placer gold in Broad Brook and for a time gave up their farming to pan for gold. Canny Yankees that they were, they soon calculated that they weren't really earning more money than they had from farming, and the Vermont Gold Rush was over. Gold can still be panned from Broad Brook today. In fact, many other Vermont streams offer the energetic collector a chance to find some placer gold as a return for a hard day's work. The locations include: Rock River in Newfane and Dover; Williams River in Ludlow; Ottauquechee River in Bridgewater; White River in Stockbridge and Rochester; Third Branch of the White River in Braintree; Mad River in Warren, Waitsfield and Moretown; Shady Rill Brook in Wrightsville; Minister Brook in Worcester; Little River in Stowe and Waterbury; Gold Brook in Stowe; Lamoille River in Johnson; Gihon River in Eden; and the Missisquoi River in Lowell and Troy". To formally identify a mineral that you believe is gold, the material will need to be tested or assayed. A jeweler in your area may have the expertise to do this or may be able to give you the name of someone they have dealt with. The Vermont Geological Survey can provide names of testing laboratories. Characteristics of the mineral gold include: Recreational mineral prospectors: (A) shall not operate suction dredges in any watercourse; (B) may operate sluice boxes in any watercourse, provided: (i) a request for approval to conduct mineral prospecting shall be filed with and approved by the secretary; and (ii) mineral prospecting shall not be conducted on private land without landowner permission, or on state land without permission from the secretary. If you have questions, please contact the District Environmental Office (see below). For season dates (currently June 1- October 1) and permits, contact the Regional Engineer at the appropriate Vermont District Environmental Office (see below). For approvals of the operation of mineral prospecting equipment issued under 10 V.S.A. chapter 41:(A) annual approval for a resident: $ 30.00 (B) annual approval for a nonresident: $100.00. Permit applications will be reviewed pursuant to the jurisdiction of 10 V.S.A., Chapter 41, Subchapter 2, Stream Alteration, or Section 1272 of 10 V.S.A., Chapter 47, Subchapter 1, Water Pollution Control. Questions regarding projects subject to this jurisdiction should be addressed to the regional engineer at the appropriate District Environmental Office. Northern District : Barry Cahoon, District Environmental Office, 184 Portland St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. Phone (802) 748-8787 Southern District: Fred Nicholson, District

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To the knowledgeable there is plenty of gold to be found in the state of Vermont. As a young man Calvin Coolidge who later became the President of the United States was a gold prospector in the town where he was born, Plymouth Vermont. There have been many mining claims staked in Plymouth along the Pinney Hollow Brook, and other brooks that are found in this town Gold has been reported in many places in the state of especially on the east side of the Green Mountains. Just about any river or stream the drains the eastern half of Vermont is known to carry gold. This is placer gold That is found in the gravel of the streams where it is close to bedrock. It doesn't appear as sparkles on the stone, instead it is followed in the bottoms of the streams because it is heavier than anything else. Several years ago one lucky prospector was able to find a concentration of gold in one of the streams that yielded over $2800 worth of gold for about an hours worth of work. No matter how you look at it this is a good hour's pay. In the past century there have been many gold mines that actually sold stock in the mining venture. More often than not these were some kind of scheme to liberate money from the suckers, but it still remains that gold is being found to this day in Vermont. To our knowledge there has never been found lode gold in Vermont, however there are plenty of indications that it might exist. Because of the ground cover it is extremely difficult to do any prospecting in the eastern United States. In Vermont we have greenstone associated with granite intrusions that usually are indicators of gold deposits. If any lode gold is ever found in Vermont it will have to be done using geochemical or geophysical methods because with the glacial cover and the vegetation it is going to be extremely difficult to find this stuff. In order to find gold this way you are actually going to have to look for some of the minerals that are associated with gold. The most likely minerals that you could find are copper ores. If you're going to use geophysical methods the most likely to produce results is ground resistively done with a high impedance galvanometer; because the most common mineral that gold is associated with is quartz. Quartz displays in the field a higher resistance to the flow of electricity then most other minerals, therefore it is conceivable to use the ground resistively technique. One of the most likely places to look would be

Field Test for Gold

GOLD is malleable and soft like lead. Put your suspected GOLD in piece of cloth and on a flat rock, press it with a knife blade or tap it with your rock pick. GOLD WILL FLATTEN AND STAY TOGETHER. If it crumbles, its Pyrite, Mica, quartz or something else.

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The Curse of the Spider Pearl

By Wendy Farley Bending on one knee to dig, my eye catches a small, pearly white, round object amongst the leaves. It was between the size of a large pea and a marble. Sometimes rings are found without their stones but how often are diamonds or pearls found without their rings? I hold the pearl between my fingers. So smooth. Finally REAL treasure or is it an imitation? There is no hole to string it so it must be from a ring. I hold the pearl close to my eye to admire it in the dim, twilight. I give the pearl a gentle squeeze. It explodes into a bunch of wiggling legs!!! The pearl-colored spider case with all of its occupants sails straight up into the air. Definitely an imitation!


480 grains = 1 ounce 24 grains = 1 pennyweight 20 pennyweights = 1 ounce 15.4324 grains = 1 gram There are 12 ounces to the pound. A well-worn copper cent weighs roughly 43 grains. A very worn silver dime weighs 35 grains. A grain of gold is ROUGHLY the size of a mustard seed.


Gold was among the first metals to be mined because it commonly occurs in its native form, that is, not combined with other elements, because it is beautiful and imperishable, and because exquisite objects can be made from it. Artisans of ancient civilizations used gold lavishly in decorating tombs and temples, and gold objects made more than 5,000 years ago have been found in Egypt. Particularly noteworthy are the gold items discovered by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon in 1922 in the tomb of Tutankhamun. This young pharaoh ruled Egypt in the 14th century B.C. An exhibit of some of these items, called "Treasures of Tutankhamun," attracted more than 6 million visitors in six cities during a tour of the United

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is called Rooi Catootje and is listed on I highly recommend this villa and Hellen can be reached by email at [email protected] . Tell them that the Streeter party sent you. Each morning Charlie woke us up around 6 AM and prepared breakfast and hot coffee. He really rattled those pots and pans, so there was little chance of sleeping in! Usually we were in the water detecting for gold before 9 AM. Sometime around 1 PM we would stop for lunch, then hit another beach and detect until 5 PM or so before heading back to our villa. We all stuck together as a group and got along very well. There was some squabbling every now and then, but plenty of laughter too. It can be difficult at times to get 7 guys to agree on anything! Especially since as men we are all somewhat experts and hardly ever wrong, right? Yet we sure were smart about our detectors of choice used to find gold. We exclusively used Minelab Excaliburs. Excaliburs are almost like gold magnets and simply find the most gold in the sea for us, in the shortest amount of time. If there were a better water detector for doing this we would use it. Nothing can touch an Excalibur for consistently finding gold in the sea, nothing! Anyone hoping to join George on one of his treasure hunting vacations will have to buy a detector from him. That's understandable as George makes his living selling detectors and not operating metal detecting tours. Sharing expenses as a group makes these vacations rather affordable. Besides, George will give you the best deals on treasure hunting equipment, along with good advice worth thousands of dollars! Visit Streeter Electronics online ( or email George at [email protected] to get you Excalibur! Also ask about subscribing to George's treasure hunting rag, Treasure Hunter's Gazette. Every treasure hunter worth their salt should subscribe. It's a wonderful and very interesting treasure read! I like Curacao. They have a wonderful butterfly farm there and if you are into pink flamingos, they've got em too! Even when sober! Along with small lizards, colorful birds and large iguanas! Why I bet they even have snakes there too! Along with many, many beaches to explore with interesting names such as Seaquarium, Caracasbaai, Barbara, Hook's Hut, Kontiki, Mambo, Cas Abao, Jeremi and more, including my favorite Caribbean beach of all time, Playa Kenapa! I just love that beach! Furthermore the local people seem very friendly. Stop and ask for directions and often they offer to get in the car to show you the way. Even when they are busy! Plus unlike elsewhere in the Caribbean most of the drivers in Curacao are very courteous! They drive sane, do not tailgate, no matter how slow you are driving, and will actually stop to let you merge into traffic or make a turn! I'm very impressed and heard little horn honking! Oh, they have a few casinos too in Curacao. On one night we went to such an establishment and I won $110 in short order! Not much of a gambler, I took my winnings and went home! Then there was the day Roman arranged for a small power boat to take us to Barbara beach by water, because that was the only was to access this privately owned stretch of sand. As with most places in the Caribbean, the waters are fair game to all. So if you can approach even a private beach by water, you can detect that beach, so long as you stay in the water! We had a good time there and the boat ride was enjoyable and refreshing. So what about the gold? Well, we found some 40 pieces. Not as much as usual, but some gold is better than none! Mr. Gold master found the most, 11 pieces. What did we expect with a name like that? That name alone gives him an advantage from the start! Martin and I each found 7 pieces and everyone else found gold too! We would have liked to have scooped more, but that was not in the cards on this trip. Little did we know that a recent tropical storm had hit the island, pulling

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Scooping Curacao

By Chris Valerio

It was the last and seventh day of our treasure hunting vacation and we were detecting the last beach for shiny gold jewelry in the sea. As our last dance, this party was just about over. Most of the guys had already made their grand exits from the sea and were waiting at the car, eager to start packing for home. It's always tough to turn your detector off for the final time on such Caribbean treasure hunting expeditions. But I still had a few more

feet of sand to detect. Just ahead of me lie a wide set of old concrete steps leading into and out of the sea, the same steps I had used earlier to enter the waters of Jan Thiel Beach. This is a resort beach very popular with European tourists and I envisioned the luxury of such stairs leading into the water, similar to what the citizens of Rome or Atlantis might have been accustomed to. As I made my way in towards shore, the water became too shallow for me to remain submerged with mask and snorkel. Standing up knee deep water, I approach to the steps still swinging my detector coil from left to right, in hopes of finding just one more piece of gold. Suddenly at the base of the first step I got a loud hit that sounded like gold! Sinking my scoop into just inches of water and sand, I expected a quick and uneventful target recovery. Much to my surprise my scoop bottomed out on something hard, solid rock. No matter what angle of approach tried, I simply could not scoop this target. I was beat and in quitting mode, and started to believe this last target was now sounding more like an aluminum pull tab, with each pass of the coil. Forget about it, echoed through my mind, it's just another piece of junk. Like the many other pieces scooped before. Another voice whispered "gold"! That's all it took! Belly flopping back into the shallows I eagerly started fanning the sand away with my hand and quickly exposed a dark bedrock. Much to my delight and lying in a tight crevice was a fat pinky size gold ring glittering in the Caribbean sun! I savored the moment, then quickly snatched the booty. "Yes" raced through my mind! This ring of gold had some black on it, so had been lost in the sea a long time. It looks old with no markings inside. The setting somewhat like a crown and the jewel that once sat there was missing. It seemed like this ring might have been in the sea for some 50 years or more? That's nearly older than dirt! Wow, what a mystery and I knew right then that I would never scrap this piece. I can just envision a deep green emerald, red ruby or blue sapphire stone nestled back in this King setting. A real treasure and the only piece I had not scooped in Curacao. It was hand fanned, a very exciting way to uncover treasure! Curacao is a small Caribbean island under Dutch influence situated near Aruba and Venezuela, South America, and within the Netherlands Antilles, a Constitutional monarchy. Part of the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao), Curacao is the largest and most populated. More than 140,000 call Curacao home. The Capital and largest city is Willemstad and languages spoken there are Dutch, indigenous Papiamento, some English and naturally Spanish. For such a small island that can get rather confusing, but is the result of Curacao's very colorful past. And Curacao is a colorful land! You can read all about Curacao online at Wikipedia. All 13 pages! In a nutshell Curacao is a wonderful place to detect for lost gold in the sea. The climate is

more arid and the blue seas beautiful. Just my kind of island! Oh, Curacao is the home of the famous liqueur, Blue Curacao. However, I was not there alone this past May 11 thru 18th, 2010. Accompanying me were 6 other eager Gold Bugs. Our fearless leader George Streeter of Streeter Electronics, Don Foster, Roman Hajek, and Martin Miffek all from New Hampshire, Mr. Gold Master of New York, Charlie Anderson of Florida and of course yours truly from way out West in Washington State. That makes for a sizeable group of 7 treasure hunters. The only new guy to me of the bunch was Martin. While as treasure hunters we are all brothers, Martin is obscurely related to Roman and considered his real brother. Fine by me. This was Martin's first Caribbean treasure hunting vacation, clearly however, Martin knew what he was doing with his detector. Being the new guy, I tended to study Martin the most. He seemed to capture my attention, curiosity and imagination like few before. Picture a stocky younger man about 5- 10 tall with a long dark and full head of hair combed back. Martin is originally from Czechoslovakia and speaks very good English with a slight European style accent. Intimidating at first, Martin would be a natural for a Nordic Viking movie. I can just see him raiding the Sultans Harem like in a Viking film I saw many years ago as a boy! A man of few words and definitely Politically incorrect, I like Martin, a lot! He is funny and often made me laugh with his antics and words. Laughter is good and I need more of that medicine in my life. Good stuff! Because I grew up in Germany for several years I could relate to Martin very well. Why I even started responding to Martin with some German words and accent, not sure if he even noticed? Martin is a good friend of George and as usual, any friend of George is a friend of mine! Martin is a good man to have on your side and when we parted ways at the airport, I realized just how much I would miss my newfound friend. Martin's last words to me as we shook hands were, "What, that's it?". George put this trip together and this was my second trip to Curacao for gold in some 5 years time. We rented a 12 passenger Toyota Hi Ace van from Avis and I was the official driver. Roman rode shotgun as navigator and did an excellent job pointing us in the right direction. Thanks to Roman we got around! We also rented a gated and spacious villa with swimming pool from Hellen and Edward Chirino. Each man had his own bed and our rooms were air-conditioned. The kitchen and dining areas were huge and Charlie and Roman did the cooking for us hungry treasure hunters. Charlie makes great pancakes and Roman a mean spaghetti sauce with meatballs. By the way, Mr. Gold master cooks up quite a tasty cheese omelet. I even studied his nonburning technique just like when watching a cooking show back home! Our villa also had a big screen TV, internet access (but we forgot to ask for the computer), stereo, 2 large electric fans, landline telephone, a cell phone which we used along with a calling card to phone home several times, a long, long outside wet bar, covered parking, laundry room, areas and hoses to rinse off our gear with fresh water and a big outdoor gathering table. This villa easily accommodates 7. Just down the road is a full size supermarket where we did our food shopping along with 2 restaurants. One an Italian joint is where we celebrated Georges 40th birthday- really! The food, company and atmosphere were wonderful and we had an exciting night polishing off an entire bottle of Baileys Irish Cream after dinner! Although George did have the lions share! Which reminds me, what happens in Curacao, stays in Curacao! So I guess I had better change the subject! Our villa setting was near perfect and centrally located on the island. The villa owners are very nice and accommodating too. Edward even met us at the airport so we could follow him to the villa and not get lost. The villa

most of the sand along with the lost gold out to sea! Gold is where you find it and we spent many man-hours looking. We found some gold and had a very good time doing so! Even as a rich man I would still detect for gold in the sea. But just looking for gold with good friends makes one wealthy! Yes, seeing glittering gold in your scoop on a Caribbean beach is thrilling, as is the monetary value of such finds. But the experience and detecting buddies are the real treasures along with fond memories to last a lifetime! When in the rocker, I'll be able to think back on those fine days! Every time I go with George on one of his vacations I'm reminded just how much I enjoy treasure hunting. My problem is I just have way too many hobbies and interests and am spread too thin. There is only so much free time and I have some choices to make. I enjoy big game hunting in exotic places, fishing and camping. I also have a small espresso business to grow. There are finances also related to all of these. The best thing about treasure hunting is one can do it anytime. There is no season on treasure. Just grab your detector and go! In the end I believe treasure hunting will win out with me. I might even like to hunt for treasure full time someday, just like Mr. Gold master does! It's the history, research, looking for, gold fever, anticipation and the finding that makes this hobby great! Throw in some Caribbean sunshine and one truly is in Paradise! To all, may the gold be with you, Chris. [email protected]

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his beer, he throws his glass in the air, pulls out his pistol, and shoots the glass to pieces. He says, 'In Mexico , our glasses are so cheap we don't need to drink with the same one twice.' The Arab, obviously impressed by this, drinks non-alcohol beer (cuz he's a Muslim!), throws it into the air, pulls out his AK-47, and shoots the glass to pieces. He says, 'In the Arab World, we have so much sand to make glasses that we don't need to drink with the same one twice either.' The Arizona girl, cool as a cucumber, picks up her beer, downs it in one gulp, throws the glass into the air, whips out her 45, and shoots the Mexican and the Arab. Catching her glass, setting it on the bar, and calling for a refill, she says, 'In Arizona , we have so many illegal aliens that we don't have to drink with the same ones twice.' Two campers are walking through the woods when a huge brown bear suddenly appears in the clearing about 50 feet in front of them. The bear sees the campers and begins to head toward them. The first guys drops his backpack, digs out a pair of sneakers, and frantically begins to put them on. The second guys says, "What are you doing? Sneakers won't help you outrun that bear." "I don't need to outrun the bear," the first guy says. "I just need to outrun you." Two Irish guys are fishing. The first guy reels in his line and sees that he's snagged an old bottle. As he's taking it off the hook, a genie pops out and promises to grant him one wish. "Turn the lake into beer," he says. The genie goes "Poof!" and the lake turns into beer. He says to the other guy, "So what do you think?" The other guy says, "You jerk. Now we've got to piss in the boat." An old woman is upset at her husband's funeral. "You have him in a brown suit and I wanted him in a blue suit" The mortician says "We'll take care of it, ma'am" and yells back, "Ed, switch the heads on two and four!" In football you wear a helmet; in baseball you wear a cap. Football is concerned with downs; baseball is concerned with ups. In football you receive a penalty; in baseball you make an error. In football the specialist comes in to kick; in baseball the specialist comes in to relieve somebody. (George Carlin) An old couple is sitting in church one morning, listening to a sermon, when the wife whispers, "I just let out a silent fart. What should I do?" Her husband whispers back, "Well, for starters, you can put a new battery in your hearing aid." There's a double decker bus driving down the street full of passengers, blonde and brunette. On the lower level of the bus, the brunettes are having a good time, talking, laughing, and singing along to the music playing. On the upper part of the bus, the blondes are seated... they're in a panic. They're screaming, terrified, and holding onto each other as the bus moves along the street. Finally, a brunette gets up and walks to the top of the bus to ask what's wrong, and one of the blonde's replies, "what's wrong?!? well, you'd be screaming too if you didn't have a driver!!!" An old lady was speeding down the highway while she was knitting. A cop sees this and speeds up alongside her vehicle. "Pullover!" the cop says "No!" the woman replied, "They're mittens!" Two priests were determined to make this a real vacation by not wearing anything that would identify them as clergy. As soon as the plane landed, they headed for a store and bought some really outrageous shorts, shirts, >sandals, sun glasses, etc. The next morning, they went to the beach, dressed in their "tourist" garb. They were sitting on beach chairs, enjoying a drink, the sunshine and the scenery when a "drop dead gorgeous" topless blonde in a thong bikini came walking straight towards them. They couldn't help but stare. As the blonde passed them, she smiled and said, "Good morning, Father, good morning, Father," nodding and addressing each of them. They were both stunned. How in the world did she know they were priests? So the next day, they

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Suzy's Jokes

An old prospector shuffled into the town of El Indio, Texas, leading an old, tired mule. The old man headed straight for the only saloon in town, to clear his parched throat. He walked up to the saloon and tied his old mule to the hitch rail. As he stood there, brushing some of the dust from his face and clothes, a young gunslinger stepped out of the saloon with a gun in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other. The young gunslinger looked at the old man and laughed, saying, "Hey, old man, have you ever danced?" The old man looked up at the gunslinger and said, "No, I never did dance ... never really wanted to." A crowd had gathered as the gunslinger grinned and said, "Well, you old fool, you're gonna' dance now," and started shooting at the old man's feet. The old prospector, not wanting to get a toe blown off, started hopping around like a flea on a hot skillet. Everybody was laughing, fit to be tied. When his last bullet had been fired, the young gunslinger, still laughing, holstered his gun and turned around to go back into the saloon. The old man turned to his pack mule, pulled out a double-barreled shotgun, and cocked both hammers. The loud clicks carried clearly through the desert air. The crowd stopped laughing, immediately. The young gunslinger heard the sounds, too, and he turned around very slowly. The silence was almost deafening. The crowd watched as the young gunman stared at the old timer and the large gaping holes of those twin barrels. The barrels of the shotgun never wavered in the old man's hands, as he quietly said, "Son, have you ever kissed a mule's ass long and slow like you really mean it?" The gunslinger swallowed hard and said, "No, sir ... but ... I've always wanted to." Three lady friends always meet for lunch on Thursdays. One Thursday Anne says, "There's this thing, when I go down on my John, his balls are always cold." Funny you should say that", says Mary. "my Franks balls are always cold too". "EEAUUWWWGHHHHHH" says Nancy, "that's disgusting. How can you both do that?" So her friends tell Nancy that the BJ is the best way to keep her man from straying. The following Thursday Anne and Mary are in the restaurant waiting for their friend to arrive. In walks Nancy with a huge black eye. What happened to you"? Ask her two friends "Mike hit me". Came the reply" Why?" ask the girls. "I don't know", says Nancy, "I was giving him the B J like you told me to, and all I said was, your balls aren't cold like Frank's and John's. Four lawyers in a law firm lived and died for their Saturday morning round of golf. It was their favorite moment of the week. Then one of the lawyers was transferred to an office in another city. It wasn't quite The same without him. A new lady lawyer joined their firm. One day she overheard the remaining three talking about their golf round at the coffee table Curious, she spoke up. "You know, I used to play on my golf team in college, and I was pretty good. Would you mind if I joined you next week?" The three lawyers looked at each other. They were hesitant. Not one of them wanted to say 'yes', but she had them on the spot. Finally one man said it would be okay, but they would be starting pretty early, at 6:30 am. He figured the early tee-off time would discourage her immediately. The woman said this wouldn't be a problem, but asked if it was ok as she could possibly be up to 15 minutes late. They rolled their eyes but said this would be okay. She smiled and said, "Good, then I'll be there at 6:30 or possibly 6:45." She showed up right at 6:30 and wound up beating all three of them with an eye-opening 2-under par round. She was a fun and pleasant person the

entire round. The guys were impressed! Back in the clubhouse, they congratulated her and happily invited her back the next week. She smiled and said, "Sure, I'll be here at 6.30 or 6:45." The next week, she again showed up at 6:30 Saturday morning. Only this time, she played left-handed. The three lawyers were incredulous as she still managed to beat them with an even par round despite playing with her off-hand. By now, the guys were totally amazed, but wondered if she was just trying to make them look bad by beating them lefthanded. They couldn't figure her out. In the third week, they all had their game faces on. But this week, she was 15 minutes late! This had the guys irritable because each was determined to play the best round of golf of his life to beat her. As they waited for her, they figured Her late arrival was some petty gamesmanship on her part. Finally she showed up. This week, the lady lawyer played righthanded which was a good thing since she narrowly beat all three of them. However, she was so gracious and so complimentary of their strong play; it was hard to keep a grudge against her. Back in the clubhouse, she had all three guys shaking their heads at her ability. They had a couple of beers after their round which helped the conversation loosen up. Finally one of the men could contain his curiosity no longer. He asked her point blank, "How do you decide if you're going to golf right-handed or left-handed?" The lady blushed and grinned. She said, 'When my Dad taught me to play golf, I learned I was ambidextrous. I have always had fun playing from alternating sides. Switching back and forth. Then when I met my husband in college and got married, I discovered he always sleeps in the nude. From then on, I developed a silly habit. Before I leave in the morning for golf practice, I would pull the covers off him. If his you-know- what' Was pointing to the right, I golfed right-handed, and if it was pointing to the left, I golfed left-handed." All the guys on the team thought this was hysterical. Astonished at this bizarre information, the wittiest one of the guys shot back," But what if it pointed straight up in the air?" She said, "Then I'm fifteen minutes late!" A Jack Daniels Fish Story I went fishing this morning but after a short time I ran out of worms. Then I saw a cottonmouth with a frog in his mouth. Frogs are good bass bait. Knowing the snake couldn't bite me with the frog in his mouth I grabbed him right behind the head, took the frog, and put it in my bait bucket. Now the dilemma was how to release the snake without getting bit. So, I grabbed my bottle of Jack Daniels and poured a little whiskey in its mouth. His eyes rolled back, he went limp. I released him into the lake without incident and carried on fishing using the frog. A little later, I felt a nudge on my foot. There was that same snake with two frogs in his mouth. Life is good in the South. Four friends spend weeks planning the perfect backwoods camping and fishing trip. Two days before the group is to leave Frank's wife puts her foot down and tells him he isn't going. Frank's friends are very upset that he can't go, but what can they do. Two days later the three get to the camping site only to find Frank sitting there with a tent set up, firewood gathered, and fish cooking on the fire. "Damn man, how long you been here and how did you talk your wife into letting you go?" "Well, I've been here since yesterday. Yesterday evening I was sitting in my chair and my wife came up behind me and put her hands over my eyes and said 'guess who'?" I pulled her hands off and she was wearing a brand new see through nightie. She took my hand and took me to our bedroom. The room had two dozen candles and rose pedals all over. On the bed, she had handcuffs and ropes! She told me to tie and cuff her to the bed and I did. And then she said "do what ever you want." Here I am..... A Mexican, an Arab, and an Arizona girl are in the same bar. When the Mexican finishes

went back to the store and bought even more outrageous outfits. These were so loud you could hear them before you even saw them. Once again the two priests (incognito) settled on the beach, in their chairs, to enjoy the sunshine. After a while, the same gorgeous topless blonde, wearing a string, taking her sweet time, came walking toward them. Again she nodded at each of them, said "Good morning, Father," and started to walk away. One of the priests couldn't stand it any longer and said, "Just a minute young lady." "Yes?" she replied. "We are priests, and proud of it, but I have to know, how in the world did you know we are priests - dressed as we are?" She replied, "Father, it's me...Sister Mary Francis." The Hardest Part of Learning to Ride a Bike Q. Do you know what is the hardest part of learning to ride a bike? A. The pavement. A Tough Climb on a Tandem Jack and Jill have just climbed Le Alp de Huez, one of the steepest peaks in the Alps on their tandem. "Phew, that was a tough climb" said Jack, leaning over, breathing hard. "That climb was so hard, and we were going so slow, I thought we were never going to make it." "Yeah, good thing I kept the brakes on," said Jill, "or we'd have slid all the way back down!" A young teenaged girl was a prostitute and, for obvious reasons, kept it a secret from her grandma. One day, the police raided a brothel and arrested a group of prostitutes, including the young girl. The prostitutes were instructed to line up in a straight line on the sidewalk. Well, who should be walking in the neighborhood, but little old Grandma. The young girl was frantic. Sure enough, Grandma noticed her young granddaughter and asked curiously, "What are you lining up for, dear?" Not willing to let grandma in on her little secret, the young girl told her that some people were passing out free oranges and that she was lining up for some. "Mmm, sounds lovely," said Grandma. "I think I'll have some myself," she continued as she made her way to the back of the line. A police officer made his way down the line, questioning all of the prostitutes. When he got to Grandma, at the end of the line, he was bewildered. "But you're so old... how do you do it?" Grandma replied, "Oh, it's quite easy, sonny... I just remove my dentures and suck 'em dry!" A man asked his wife, "What would you most like for your birthday?" She said, "I'd love to be ten again." On the morning of her birthday, he got her up bright and early and they went to a theme park. He put her on every ride in the park - the Death Slide, The Screaming Loop, the Wall of Fear. She had a go on every ride there was. She staggered out of the theme park five hours later, her head reeling and her stomach turning. Then off to a movie theater, popcorn, cola and sweets. At last she staggered home with her husband and collapsed into bed. Her husband leaned over and asked, "Well, dear, what was it like being ten again?" One eye opened and she groaned, "Actually, honey, I meant dress size!"

Preserving our Hobby

We detectorist should all set good examples, by never hunting anyone's land without permission... By leaving an area cleaner than it was before you got there... Be as neat as possible when digging... Always fill your holes, record history of Historical & valuable finds, (you will get older & forgetful) and annually to promote our hobby donate some finds to a Historical Society in area of find.

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36-38, silver dollars 38-42, and quarters and big copper's 40-42. All these numbers reflect depend on ground mineralization, haloing, position (sideways or flat), and nearby trash. Depth Meter The 705 has a simple scale on the right side of the LCD that shows up to 6 arrows, each arrow signifying 2 inches. False and Silly Signals No detector is perfect. Due to its mass, a large hunk of iron that is at 2 feet may signal at the higher (metal quality) readings and show 2 inches under the surface. Different alloys, old style cans, and many relics can give a false or multiple signals. As an example, if you hit a 42 at 2 inches and the signal goes to -6, 24, 46, etc., it could mean that there is a hunk-o-junk that is very large. Old beer cans have a combination of aluminum and steel and can make you think you have hit the mother lode. Hot rocks, especially those from modern quarries, can be filled with various ores that give zany signals. Usually if you come at the signal from 90 degrees from where you first obtained a signal the true colors of the hunk-o-junk come through. Keep in mind that multiple signals may be that a nice coin is mixed with a field of junk. Digging or not is up to you. I like to use the all metal mode (no discrimination) with a moderate sensitivity (1618) and use the screen readings and tones from the detector. When in coin mode or with any discrimination, the 705 nulls out iron and whatever else you choose to discriminate. If you are detecting a trashy area (cellar hole) that has lots of nails, your threshold/ discrimination setting may null out the better finds. Using the readings and tones, you can see and hear those high quality signals and then turn on the discrimination if needed. Having the 705 set in all metal has the effect of "connecting" me with what is under the ground. The 705 has a lot of other features. It has a respectable pinpointing mode, a pinpoint sizing mode, it is highly customizable to your needs and individual scenarios. It is not a v3 or an ETrac but in my opinion it is a great value. Like any other detector, much of the success is dependent on the user and not the machine. Happy Hunting" John [email protected]

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Be a Cellar Dweller by John Quist

One of the reasons that I started in the detecting hobby in the early 80's was the prevalence of searchable places, primarily cellar holes in Cheshire County, where my parents had land since the late 50's. When I bought my first detector, a White's 4 DB from George, I was in the woods in an hour. Somewhat successful with relics and a few buttons, I returned from my yearly vacation to my home in Corning, NY and continued on a mostly coin searching focus. In 2006 I returned to live in the area to take care of my elderly parents. I looked forward to restarting my hobby and subsequently purchased a Minelab from George last year. New Hampshire, and most of New England, is plastered with cellar holes. If I spent every day of the rest of my life looking in just the cellar holes in my town of Stoddard, I could never cover 5% of them. When beginning your cellar hole search plan, the first step to take is research. Lots and lots of research. Visit your local Historical Society and library to start gathering information. In regards to my town, there are two historical books and five maps drawn before 1900. The maps, however valuable, all seem to contradict each other. In one map an old school is on the inside of a corner, another on the outside, and another has it 500 yards south. Your best ally in order to find a good searchable spot truly lies between your ears, not on the map. Many of the old mapmakers and historians relied on hearsay, not actual documented facts ­ it can be safely said that much of the information on the old maps is based on verbal lore - "the Borden place, which burnt down in 1840, was 2 rods past Whistler's Rock on Eaton's Road." ­ And so it gets placed on the map. Also many of the potential hot spots could not be on the map. If they are, these old dwellings could be marked with an X or not at all. Although it takes much more time and effort, a scouting mission without detector is in a good bet. When that machine is on, you are looking at your feet, not at the big picture. A scouting mission is an investment in future opportunities. Scouting: These people were not lazy; no one who farmed and logged in Colonial New England could be called lazy; however they mostly took the easy way out. Look for evidence near the road that you are on. The early settlers didn't have a need for a view or long driveway; they needed an easy way to move feed, animals, and wood, to commerce. For the early farmer, access to the road, stream, pasture, or barn, needed to be short and sweet ­ keep your scouting mission close by. Search the terrain and seek the flat spots. The cellar hole or foundation is going to be on a high flat spot. When peering off into the woods look for that flat area or mound within 100 yards of the road. Head to it or just above it and open your mind! If there is no cellar hole there, look for rocks in the corners where foundation logs may have been laid on. 2 weeks ago I was out scouting a formerly heavily populated road, now abandoned. Many, many cellar holes dot the landscape; many of those cellar holes have been visited by my detecting brethren. A full 100 yards from the nearest mapped and documented cellar hole, I noticed an interesting flat spot and the slightest evidence of a path. In walking in from the road, I could see no evidence of a building or cellar. When walking back to the road, I tripped over something. I looked down and saw a carved keystone and it all came into view ­ examining each corner of the flat area under the leaves and forest duffle, was the corner stones of an old building that didn't exist on any map. I may not find anything worth while there but rest assured that I wouldn't have found this spot with my Minelab in my hand. It is now on my GPS for sure. If successful, scan out from the area and imagine yourself in the mind of the settler ­

how they lived and worked. Ordinarily, you will begin to picture the layout of the property that has a commonality with many other old properties in your searches. The main house is usually situated in a high spot close to the road or entrance to the property. Close by the house is the main family water well. If you look at the main foundation there will be large stones or slabs that appear carved ­ generally, those are the entrances to the dwelling ­ one often to the front facing the road, and the other on the side. The side entrance often heads to the well and in the direction towards the barn and main work areas ­ look about 30 yards from that entrance and you may see another foundation that would be the barn. That foundation, depending on the family finances, may be a full above-ground foundation or just a few rocks that held some logs for the barn's side walls. Near that barn, may be the evidence of a corral for the family animals. Somewhere close to the sources of "fertilizer" would have been the family garden. Downhill from the house and well would have been the family privy or outhouse. If there is a stream or body of clean water nearby, that could have been the family bathing and clothes washing area ­ you would expect that this area would be above the privy. The Artifact Search: Put yourself in the mindset of the residence of the property and how they lived and worked. Although the cellar hole itself is tempting, with dreams of coin and jewelry caches, it is generally a collapsed or burnt building. The main cellar and immediate few feet around the perimeter are often littered with nails and their halos ­ an almost solid ferrous mess. Worth examining though are the front and/or side entrances, and the paths from these entrances to the road, wells, privy, and barn/work areas. The rock walls surrounding the property offer the temptation of caches and riches. Perhaps yes, but your searches should focus on areas where people worked and transacted business. Importantly, when you move a stone in a rock wall or old foundation, then you become susceptible to the gray areas in the historical artifact laws. In my opinion, its best to leave them be. Are there random large rocks and around the house and work areas? They could be resting and visiting areas. The entrances to the properties, close to the house and barn, hold promise for a place where monetary transactions might have been made. Always remember, if there are rocks on the ground underfoot where these entrances are, or there are rocks overturned with less moss than the others, the area is more than likely a logging egress that was made by loggers well after the historical period that people resided. Check in the road. Often, peddlers, neighbors, and traders would stop by in the road and business was transacted right in the road either in front of the main house or in front of the barns and work areas. Families often were entering wagons and mounting horses in the road itself. I have been more successful finding coins in the surrounding roads than I have near the dwellings and barns. Cellar holes and abandoned properties are an aspect of the hobby that is both more difficult and rewarding. The good ones take time to get to and are often overgrown and hard to search. Yet they are fun to research and can potentially yield interesting and valuable find. Look at them from a different perspective and happy hunting. John Quist [email protected]

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Treasure Hunters

Code of Ethics

1) Do not trespass. Ask permission before venturing on to any private land. 2) Respect the Country Code. Do not leave gates open when crossing fields, and do not damage crops or frighten animals. 3) Do not leave a mess. It is perfectly simple to extract a coin or other small objects buried a few inches under the ground without digging a great hole. Use a sharpened trowel to cut a neat flap do not remove the plug of earth entirely from the ground, extract the object; replace the soil and grass carefully & make spot difficult to finding the spot again. 4) Help to keep the USA tidy - and help yourself. Bottle tops, silver paper and tin cans are the last things you should throw away. You could well be digging them up again next year. Do yourself and the community a favor by taking the rusty iron and junk you find to the nearest litterbin. 5) If you discover live ammunition or any lethal object such as an unexploded bomb or mine, do not touch it. Mark the site carefully and report the find to the police and landowner. 6) Report extremely important historical areas to a Historical Society. 7) Familiarize yourself with the law relating to archaeological sites. Remember it is illegal for anyone to use a metal detector on a scheduled ancient monument unless permission has been obtained from the Secretary of State for the Environment. Also acquaint yourself with the practice of Treasure Trove. 8) Remember that when you are out with your metal detector, you are an ambassador for the hobby. Do nothing that may give it a bad name. 9) Never miss an opportunity to show and explain your detector to anyone who asks about it. Be friendly, you could pick up some useful clues to another site. If you meet another detector user, introduce yourself. You both may learn much about the hobby from each other. 10. When you display your finds, include some history of find.

Star and Wight By Pat Centofante

A similar story is told about a pirate captain named Scott. In all probability this represents nothing more than a confusion of the pirate ship, i.e. "The Flying Scot"· with the name of the pirate. Other pirate treasures in the Isles of Shoals are attributed to Joe Bradish, Edward Lowe, and Black Sam Bellamy. Bellamy's ship, "The Whydah," was located in 1984 by treasure hunter Barry Clifford. Jewels, cutlasses, cannon, and about 18,000 gold coins were salvaged, but the original treasure that Bellamy and his partner Paul Williams found aboard the "Whydah" is thought to be buried somewhere on the New England coast. When Bellamy and Williams first came aboard the "Whydah" after she had been captured by the "Maryanne" and the Sultana, they found a chest containing twenty thousand pounds' worth of gold coins in the captain's cabin. According to author Lewis A. Taft, Williams suggested "we need not tell the crew of finding this chest only the captain knows." "Aye! We must remedy that," Black Sam Bellamy supposedly replied, then drew his sword and killed the man on the spot. "Now we shall keep it for ourselves--share and share alike."' After re-locking the chest and hiding it under the captain's bunk, Bellamy reportedly joked "Would you not agree we have made great advancement in this world of fools?" The treasure was later hidden somewhere on the New England coast, and since Bellamy was known to have frequented Cedar Island, it is thought it could very well be there.


YTHC meeting, 7:00pm 1st Friday of month, month info David Gaillardetz 603-762-3739 Mystery Metal Detector Hunts & you are invited, provided you make a reservation with Streeter 603/876-4443 and you a Professional Treasure Hunters Historical Society member, Gazette Newspaper subscriber, Streeter metal detector customers and or a reputable members of any North East metal detecting forums & clubs. Bring your own everything. July 25 1:pm Walpole, NH. We meet Rodney, Rte 12., Walpole, NH Plaza @ Hot Dog wagon Aug. 29, noon, St Jude Fund Hospital workers & supporters planted hunt followed by a meal at Campy's. Meet at Keene YMCA day camp, Bent Ct., Keene, NH. Hunt & dinner at Campy's is $20. & BYOB. Send advance reservation to George Streeter 1-603- 8764443 or email [email protected] Sep.26, 1:pm meet at Streeter to car pool to the nearby hunting site. Bring your own everything.

The Minelab 705 by John Quist

Numerical and Meter The other two modes work simultaneously with the sounds and provide a visual interpretation of the target. The screen numbers corresponding with the meter. Generally speaking, I have found the following readings with various metals. Ferrous from -8 to 2, nickels at 12, most gold (and pulltabs) at 18, brass and many similar alloys at 26-28, small common cents from 30-32, dimes

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bring to a boil. Reduce to slow simmer for 20 minutes. Add cream, mix well and bring to boil. Reduce to slow simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and let stand 10 minutes. Remove bay leaf and blend soup till smooth. Carefully pass soup through fine strainer. Return soup to clean sauce pot over low heat. Add chocolate slowly, stirring until fully incorporated. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. Cover and keep warm until ready to serve. Ingredients:

Classic Chocolate Cream Pie

For a new take on an old classic, try this version of the popular chocolate crème pie. It's rich and smooth with a luscious chocolate flavor that's not too sweet and not too dark. In fact, it has a grown-up taste your audience will love! Ingredients: · 9-inch baked pastry shell or crumb crust, cooled · 2-1/2 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate, broken into pieces · 3 cups milk, divided · 1-1/3 cups sugar · 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour · 3 tablespoons cornstarch · 1/2 teaspoon salt · 3 egg yolks · 2 tablespoons butter or margarine · 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract · Sweetened whipped cream (optional) Directions: Prepare pastry shell; cool. Combine chocolate and 2 cups milk in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, just until mixture boils, then remove from heat. Stir together sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt in medium bowl. Blend remaining 1 cup milk into egg yolks. Stir into sugar mixture. Gradually add to chocolate mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with wire whisk, until mixture boils; boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Pour into prepared pastry shell; press plastic wrap directly onto surface. Cool; refrigerate until well chilled. Top with whipped cream, if desired. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Savory Chocolate BBQ Sauce

Rib lovers beware ­ this barbeque sauce made with premium dark chocolate is not for the faint of heart! Dark, intense, flavorful, with a bite at the end, this sauce is destined to become a family favorite! · 1 tablespoon butter, soft · 4 each garlic cloves, minced · ½ each Spanish onion, small dice · 2 each Roma tomatoes, stem removed, small dice · 1 ½ oz. dark brown sugar · 4 teaspoons ancho chili powder · 4 oz. apple cider vinegar · 8 oz. barbeque sauce · 14 oz. vegetable stock · ¼ teaspoon cumin, ground · ¼ cinnamon, ground · 1/8 teaspoon cloves, ground · 2 oz. SCHARFFEN BERGER 82% dark chocolate · 2 tablespoons cilantro, fresh, chopped · ¾ teaspoon salt · ½ teaspoon pepper, fresh ground Directions: Melt butter in small sauce pan over medium heat. Add garlic and onion, sauté 5 minutes until golden brown. Add tomatoes, stir, and sauté an additional 5 minutes. Add sugar and chili powder, mix well, and cook for 5 minutes. Add vinegar, reduce for 5 minutes, mixture should have a paste consistency. Add sauce, stock, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, salt and pepper. Mix well. Bring to a boil and reduce to a slow simmer for 30 minutes. Add SCHARFFEN BERGER chocolate and cilantro; allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove sauce from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Puree sauce, transfer to a clean container and cool. For best results, refrigerate for 12 hours before using.


· 1 teaspoon vegetable oil · 2 ounces leeks, cut in half length wise and then thinly on bias · 2 ounces goat cheese · 2. In small sauté pan over medium low heat, add oil. When hot, add leeks. Mix well and slowly sweat for 10 minutes. Make sure leeks are just wilted with no brown. Remove from heat and cool. Add crumbled goat cheese to leeks. Carefully mix without breaking up goat cheese. Set aside until ready to serve. Ingredients: Orange Oil · 10 ounces grapeseed oil · 2 orange peels, with white membrane removed · 3. Preheat convection oven to 200 degrees. Combine oil and orange peels in small sauce pot. Place saucepot into oven for three hours. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Strain out orange peels. Set aside until ready to serve. To Serve · 4. In eight hot soup plates or bowls, ladle six-ounce portion of hot chocolate soup. Carefully place 1/2ounce portion of relish in center of each soup. Drizzle 1/4 of orange oil around soup. Serve.

Leek and Goat Cheese Relish

door with a wooden spoon, and let the cake rest in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and cool on a cooling rack for 30 minutes, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours to chill and firm, or preferably overnight. Run a palette knife or icing spatula around the edge of the pan, remove the springform ring and carefully transfer the cake to a serving plate. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving. The cheesecake can be refrigerated up to 3 days or frozen for up to 1 month. Makes 10 servings

Richest & Creamiest Chocolate Mousse

The mousse is delightful garnished with a tiny dollop of sweetened whipped cream. Sweeten the whipped cream more than you usually do because the mousse is not terribly sweet. It is a luscious, dense chocolate mousse that leaves you wanting more. Ingredients: · 1 cup heavy cream · 8 ounces DAGOBA 68% Chocolate (Los Rios, Pacuare or Milagros), chopped* · 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract · Pinch of salt · 1 cup mascarpone cheese or heavy cream Directions: Bring 1/2 cup heavy cream just to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Remove the pan from the heat, add the chocolate, and whisk until smooth. Whisk in the vanilla and salt. Transfer to a medium bowl and let cool completely. With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the remaining 1/2 cup heavy cream and the mascarpone in a medium deep bowl on low speed until smooth. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat just until the beaters begin to leave trails in the cream. Add the chocolate, one-half at a time, and beat on low speed just until well blended. Transfer to 4 stemmed glasses or one large glass or porcelain serving bowl. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 30 minutes, and up to 2 days. Serves 4 *Note: If you don't have the specific chocolate called for, substitute another chocolate with about the same intensity - the higher the percent of cacao solids (labeled as % cacao) in a bar, the more intense the chocolate flavor. Bars labeled simply as bittersweet, semisweet or dark can be used in any recipe calling for chocolate of less than 70% cacao.

Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake

This glorious cheesecake will puff when baking, which is a beautiful sight to behold. However, this also means batter can spill over the rim. Here's a tip to avoid spillage: when you pour the batter into the pan, make sure you mound it slightly in the center.

Chocolate Bread Pudding

This bread pudding requires a little extra prep time, but it's worth it! The combination of intense flavors marinated in butter overnight creates a rich, thick dessert that goes down smooth - one delicious spoonful after another. Try it with warm milk or ice cream.

For the crust

· · 2 1/2 cups chocolate wafer cookie crumbs made from store-bought cookies 8 tablespoons (4 ounces) unsalted butter, melted


· · · · · · · 1 package of cinnamon raisin bread 3 oz. dark raisins 3 oz. light brown sugar 1 oz. bourbon 1 finely zested orange 4 oz. HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips 3 oz. HERSHEY'S EXTRA DARK Pure Dark Chocolate or SCHARFFEN BERGER 62% Dark Semi Sweet Chocolate (chopped) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 ½ cups milk 4 whole eggs ¾ cup heavy cream


In a medium bowl stir together the crumbs and melted butter. Press the crumbs into the bottom and at least halfway up the side of an 8-inch springform pan. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat oven to 375ºF. Bake the crust for 10 minutes, remove from the oven and let cool on a rack. Lower the oven temperature to 350ºF.

Chocolate-Hazelnut Soup with Leek and Goat Cheese Relish and Orange Oil

This soup is a new twist on a centuries-old Italian tradition: chocolate and hazelnuts. It's wonderfully savory and deeply satisfying. Serves 8

Ingredients: Chocolate-Hazelnut Soup

1 ounce vegetable oil 8 ounces onion, peeled and diced 8 ounces leek, white part only, trimmed and sliced thinly on the bias · 20 ounces hazelnuts, roasted · 4 ounces orange juice · 40 ounces vegetable stock · 1 bay leaf · 24 ounces heavy cream · 14 ounces SCHARFFEN BERGER 70% Bittersweet Chocolate, chopped roughly · To taste salt and freshly ground pepper · 1. Heat medium sauce pot over medium heat. Add oil once hot. Add onion and leek; sweat lightly for five minutes. There should be no brown on vegetables. Add roasted hazelnuts, mix well and cook for five minutes. Add orange juice, stock and bay leaf. Slowly · · ·

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For the filling

· · · · · · · 3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar Pinch of salt 2 large eggs 2 cups sour cream 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 10 oz. 70% bittersweet chocolate, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces


YTHC meeting, 7:00pm 1st Friday of month, month info David Gaillardetz 603-762-3739 Mystery Metal Detector Hunts & you are invited, provided you make a reservation with Streeter 603/876-4443 and you a Professional Treasure Hunters Historical Society member, Gazette Newspaper subscriber, Streeter metal detector customers and or a reputable members of any North East metal detecting forums & clubs. Bring your own everything. July 25 1:pm Walpole, NH. We meet Rodney, Rte 12., Walpole, NH Plaza @ Hot Dog wagon Aug. 29, noon, St Jude Fund Hospital workers & supporters planted hunt followed by a meal at Campy's. Meet at Keene YMCA day camp, Bent Ct., Keene, NH. Hunt & dinner at Campy's is $20. & BYOB. Send advance reservation to George Streeter 1-603- 8764443 or email [email protected] Sep. 26, 1:pm meet at Streeter to car pool to the nearby hunting site. Bring your own everything.


Cut the raisin bread slices into 4 sections. Combine the raisin bread, raisins, brown sugar, bourbon, orange zest and chocolate chips. Toss gently to combine and let mixture marinate in buttered baking pan overnight. Bring the milk, vanilla extract and heavy cream to a boil and pour over the chopped dark chocolate, stir. Once chocolate mixture is stirred and smooth, slowly add the eggs to the mixture using a hand whisk. Pour the warm mixture over the bread mixture that has been sitting in the baking pan overnight. Let bread pudding sit for 1 hour at room temperature before baking. Set baking pan inside a larger baking pan in a water bath for 1 hour at 300°F or until pudding has set. Hunters Yankee Treasure Hunters Club month, meetings,, 6:00pm 1st Friday of month info prez David Gaillardetz 603-762-3739


In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese, sugar and salt on medium speed for about 1 minute, or until fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the eggs and beat for two minutes. Add the sour cream and vanilla and mix for an additional 2 minutes, or until the batter is smooth and creamy. Scrape the bowl and paddle as necessary. Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the chocolate. Pour the batter into the crust. Spread it evenly with a small offset spatula, then mound it slightly higher in the center. Bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour, or until lightly browned and set. There may be a few cracks around the edges. Turn off the heat, prop open the oven

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