John Dooley uses his new metal detector Sunday afternoon to search the front lawn of Walton Elementary School in Auburn. He was about to find what remained of an old pencil that had decayed, except the metal band holding the eraser. “I’d say it’s 99 out of 100 times you find junk like this, but when I find an old silver coin or some jewelry, that’s what I’m after,” he said, replacing a divot he had dug. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

John Dooley uses his new metal detector Sunday afternoon to search the front lawn of Walton Elementary School in Auburn. He was about to find what remained of an old pencil that had decayed, except the metal band holding the eraser. “I’d say it’s 99 out of 100 times you find junk like this, but when I find an old silver coin or some jewelry, that’s what I’m after,” he said, replacing a divot he had dug. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Buy this Photo


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