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  1. #16
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    CS IS NEXT

    Nov 2005
    MARYLAND
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    That is crazy...freakin' unreal,Only 677 more than I could say I found....Awesome dig,couldn't imagine comin' across something like that....Unbelievable find's guy's.....That wouldn't be a Coke in the gold pan if I was in your shoe's....Can't wait to read the "magazine article"......Again Congrat's....

  2. #17

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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    That surely has to be a record. Who can say they found 679 cannonballs with a straight face and mean it ? This has to be a record haul, one for the books for sure ! Congrats on that awesome find and I am sure a congrats is in order for one of the best finds of 2006 !!
    Happy Tesoro user - Mid Missouri

  3. #18
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    Aug 2006
    missouri
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    truly amazing congratulations on the cannon balls..i have yet to find one so i can only imagine how it felt to dig SO many
    A bad day of MDing is better than a good day at work

  4. #19

    Feb 2004
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    Well olde Abe you sure have a lot of balls.

    I debated if I should post this BUT......
    If these were found in Virginia no question but these were found
    in the west. Is it a possibility that these are ball mill balls which were
    used for grinding ore? Perhaps a weight and size investigation and a
    reply by folks who are more knowledgeable on grape shot would be in order?


    Great find
    George
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  5. #20
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    Dec 2004
    Florida
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    Wow! You sure got balls...CANNONballs that is!!! I'm still trying to re-attach my jawbone...that is ONE fantastic cache you stumbled across!

    I tend to agree with everyone else, keep about a hundred and sell the rest...maybe even give a few for Christmas presents (right Jeff)

    GREAT FIND!

  6. #21
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    Dec 2004
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    that was my gut on that
    Quote Originally Posted by bakergeol
    Well olde Abe you sure have a lot of balls.

    I debated if I should post this BUT......
    If these were found in Virginia no question but these were found
    in the west. Is it a possibility that these are ball mill balls which were
    used for grinding ore? Perhaps a weight and size investigation and a
    reply by folks who are more knowledgeable on grape shot would be in order?


    Great find
    George
    All animals are equal, but some are more equal then others. -George Orwell

  7. #22

    Oct 2006
    Iowa
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    Hi Guy,
    Thanks for all the great comments.
    Does anyone know how I could get these authenticated? There are no markings on them. I was doing some searches on the web to try and find some cannon balls that the Spanish would have used to compare them to, but I'm having no luck. Any help would be great. I will post the weight and measurements for the three different sizes that I have.
    Abe

    Update......
    A couple of these were sent to an expert and I was told that these are 18th century Spanish cannon balls which were probably made for a cannon on a ship.
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  8. #23

    Oct 2005
    eldridge, missouri
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    Now that is too good.......!!! and exactly 679 more than I have ever found. i believe I would have to go with the general consensus on this and say that they would make great Christmas gifts for your TN buddies......great find, can't wait until i have to go buy a little red wagon" to haul my finds home in. HH....Abe.........gregd573

  9. #24
    us
    CS IS NEXT

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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    Now you got me thinkin' on this one.....We'll wait!!

  10. #25

    Jun 2006
    Minnesota
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    Great finds!!
    I'm constantly amazed at the
    Tnet finds.
    Hope their authentic!!
    good luck & HH
    Garrett GTI 2500 , BH Discovery 3300,Automax pinpointer

  11. #26

    Mar 2005
    Minelab Explorer SE/Garrett GTI 2500/ Ace 250
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    you must be in relic heaven! this should be an article in W&ET. awesome post! congrats!
    GTI 2500/ACE 250

  12. #27
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    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County ; Turn right or left off I-81
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Abe

    At first it appeared to be just an old shed, but after looking at it better it looked like an old Spanish Ammo Stop or storage shed. It had three windows with iron rails across them and below the windows were rifle slits / openings.

    My Uneducated Guess From this Comment tells Me Cannonballs.

    You need to Find out from what Period.

    Get us some Pictures.

    JEFF

  13. #28
    us
    Sep 2006
    SW Missouri
    Whites DFX,Whites 6000 Di PRO SL
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    WOW! What an awesome find.Congrats and I hope you will post some pics from where you found them.
    Tomorrow is the most important thing in life.Comes into us at midnight very clean.It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands.It hopes we've learnt something from yesterday.

  14. #29
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    W W, this is truly amazing. Congratulations!! My name is on the Christmas list too.

    RR





  15. #30

    Dec 2004
    Explorer XS, Tesoro Silver, T2
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    Awesome finds....

 

 
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