After getting a bit of a taste for it yesterday, I was determined to find some more silvers today. My best bet was going to be a low and slow hunt somewhere that I knew had produced before to try and find those small silver whispers that get left behind. I decided that it was going to be a trip to the place I call the bottomless pit because as it’s name suggests there seems to be an endless supply of coins. A few people I know think that the coin fairies go there every time after Ive been there to scatter coins around, now that is just silly as we all know that there are no such thing as fairies, don’t we? Even though I have never come away without coins from this spot, it gets harder to go back there because I keep thinking that surely this time I have got everything. Today’s hunt there was no exception because I had only been there about 15 minutes and I had already found a couple of small silvers, it was all go from here as the coins kept coming. It wasn’t long and my tally was up to five silvers but it was starting to feel like it was going to be all small iffy targets for these were mostly threepence.
I ended up with 6 sixpence and 6 threepence for the day and that brings my total of silvers so far to 601, well I guess its onward and upward from here to find number 700 is hiding. The latest update on the pit I have found some more information in regards to why it may have so many coins, I think it used to be part of, or very close to one of the biggest pastoralist’s that settled in Adelaide. There is a very stately mansion which used to be the main homestead not far from the pit and is now part of one of Adelaide’s most prestigious schools so maybe at some time it was still part of the school or where sports events were held. The amazing tally so far is 2642 coins from this area and there are still more targets there because as I was leaving today after reaching my 600 milestone I found another silver on the way back to my car.
Amongst my finds today was a very interesting old badge that says Health & Strength League with a picture of a man holding a sword, and as far as I can make out this club was formed in the early 1900’s and it was a flow on from the first Health & Strength magazine.
Possibly it is still something to do with the National Amatuer Bodybuilding Association (NABBA) because there are a few NABBA web pages that quote the Health & Strength League motto. 1906: The Health & Strength League was formed on a wintry evening in December by a group of enthusiasts who wished to pursue all aspects of physical culture. The league title was taken from a fitness magazine of the same name – first published in 1894.
As you can see from the pictures I had a great hunt and it was awesome and quite fitting to find my 600th at the bottomless pit. I am wondering when the coins will run out as I think that will be a sad day for me. Never mind I am sure there are plenty more places out there to be found, it is just a matter of research and keeping the coil to the soil, happy hunting.