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  1. #1

    Oct 2006
    Iowa
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    679 Cannonballs found

    My buddy and I like to follow old wagon trails by the base of the Yosemite and Sequoia Mountains. We always end up finding old coins and relics and this trip was the best so far.

    We started walking on one of the wagon trail and after about a mile and a half from where my truck was parked we came across an old shed about 75 yards from the trail. 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. I noticed the inside framework had wood pegs holding it together not nails or bolts, so this would mean that it was probably built in the late 1700s to early 1800s but I'm not an expert on dating carpentry work. I wish I had my camera with me to show you all.

    Anyway, I started using my Explorer SE with the Coiltek coil "Joey" next to the shed and hit the mother load. At first I thought it was gonna be scrap iron the way my detector was screaming, so I had my friend come over with my XLT and it was still sounding like a big piece of junk, but I dug it anyway. I started hitting ball after ball, hundreds and hundreds of them. I was finding them as deep as three feet down. I stayed and dug while my friend took my truck to buy a red wagon. Their was no way that I was going to carry these 1.5 miles to where my truck was. It still took 4 trips. We only took a small portion home with us. I got 679 and my friend only wanted 20 or so. He is not much of a collector. He uses my Whites because he don't have a unit. I will probably go back in the spring to get another batch of them, I hope my back is better by then.

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    I have many units but only use the newest the most.
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  2. #2
    us
    Aug 2006
    Temple, GA
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    Dang! I have yet to find "A" cannonball. I hope your back ain't sore. Good haul!

    rednek
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  3. #3

    May 2005
    Hampton Roads VA
    Minelab Explorer2
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    Wow those look great. Congratulations, I am sure there gonna make a nice and interesting display.
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  4. #4

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County, Pa.
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    awsome Cache. at $100.00 each your Semi Rich !

    Congrats !

    P.S.
    Don't Clean before Selling.
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  5. #5
    us
    Mar 2006
    Massachusetts
    Mxt 6x10 coil Massachusetts
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    holy smokes,, those are AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i want one.....
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    keenest hobby ever

  6. #6
    PBK
    PBK is offline

    May 2005
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    Whoa!

    Now there's a story that ought to be in Western & Eastern Treasures!
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  7. #7
    us
    Aug 2006
    Temple, GA
    AT Pro, Tesoro Cibola
    298
    254 times
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    2 words..........Christmas gifts............................to all your TN buddies!

  8. #8
    **Bring History Back to Life**

    Nov 2005
    Keep on Digging!
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    Wow.......I'll bet that took a while to get to the truck.......Very nice !!!

    Now with Christmas coming , you can start posting them on

    E-bay and beat the Rush..........good luck! WTG

    Do you have any Pictures of the site that would be great!
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    Keep on Digging!

  9. #9
    us
    Feb 2005
    Three Rivers
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    That is a really awesome batch of cannon balls.

    Did you leave any behind. I'm sure there are still more in the area. They look great all cleaned up to.

    HH Jer
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  10. #10

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County, Pa.
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    Quote Originally Posted by PBK
    Whoa!

    Now there's a story that ought to be in Western & Eastern Treasures!
    I agree !

    OH & MERRY CHRISTMAS
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  11. #11
    hu
    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
    Ozarks
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    Holy Cripe .....are those some great looking ...cannon balls ...What a haul....Sell them on Ebay is right!
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    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

  12. #12
    us
    Jan 2005
    Great Falls, Montana
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    Wow, Abe. That's incredible!

    Sell a few at a time....don't flood the market!
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  13. #13

    Oct 2005
    Charleston S.C.
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    ABE, How Many Pack Mules Did You Kill Hauling All Those Out Of The Mountains ? Congrats, That Has To Be The Best Cache Of Projectiles I Have Ever Heard Of. trk5capt...
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  14. #14
    Charter Member
    CANE FIELD BANDITS and IRON BRIGADE MEMBER

    Jun 2006
    Moonlight and Magnolias
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    Oh my God! You know you've struck it rich when you need a wagon to carry your finds back home! LOL. Wonder if there are any old coins around there... Let us know how many more you find! Incredible. This should be in the "best finds" thread.


    Buckleboy
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  15. #15
    The Morbid One

    Sep 2005
    Sterling Heights, Michigan
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    Re: 679 Cannonballs found

    Those are pretty cool...
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