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Photo: Hunting for treasure

Grounded hobbyists: Joe Mackey kneels to check the ground while metal detecting with his friend, Mary Qualtiere, on Friday at Audubon Park in Spokane. “You should have been here yesterday,” he said. “I found a Nova Scotia half penny.” Mackey said he got into metal detecting when he was in the military in the 1970s. “I wanted to collect coins but couldn’t afford them, so I went looking,” he said. Mackey and Qualtiere are both members of the Northwest Treasure Hunters Club. For fellow treasure hunters looking to join: The club meets at the Sinto Senior Activity Center every second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. (Tyler Tjomsland)
Grounded hobbyists: Joe Mackey kneels to check the ground while metal detecting with his friend, Mary Qualtiere, on Friday at Audubon Park in Spokane. “You should have been here yesterday,” he said. “I found a Nova Scotia half penny.” Mackey said he got into metal detecting when he was in the military in the 1970s. “I wanted to collect coins but couldn’t afford them, so I went looking,” he said. Mackey and Qualtiere are both members of the Northwest Treasure Hunters Club. For fellow treasure hunters looking to join: The club meets at the Sinto Senior Activity Center every second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. (Tyler Tjomsland)
Grounded hobbyists: Joe Mackey kneels to check the ground while metal detecting with his friend, Mary Qualtiere, on Friday at Audubon Park in Spokane. “You should have been here yesterday,” he said. “I found a Nova Scotia half penny.” Mackey said he got into metal detecting when he was in the military in the 1970s. “I wanted to collect coins but couldn’t afford them, so I went looking,” he said. Mackey and Qualtiere are both members of the Northwest Treasure Hunters Club. For fellow treasure hunters looking to join: The club meets at the Sinto Senior Activity Center every second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
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